• Welcome to the Obenaus Community!

    This is a place to be, to grow, to rest, to learn, to love.

    Situated in southern Austria, among rolling green hills and vineyards, Obenaus is an experiment in living in community.
    Our vision is to create a safe and beautiful place where people can connect with nature, explore their passions and possibilities, support their health and wellbeing and be together with friends, family and community....

Working with Systems – Next Stage Constellations Workshop and Training

Open workshops every month.

December workshop:
1-2 December 2018
, Saturday and Sunday 09:30-17:30

In January we do a long workshop: Please choose your dates – combined with a systemic facilitation training.

Welcome to our open systemic constellation workshops in South Styria. Lena Jacobsson and Rainer von Leoprechting are hosts and facilitators in constellation community style and spirit. We deal here with the most diverse participants and topics. We are ready to see different systems in their combinations.

You can come to deepen your hosting in a constellation circle or bring your own complex issues to meet their solutions. The theme of your personal constellation can be topics from the very intimate to the very large systems.

You can take part in this workshop in the most flexible ways.
A half day participation contribution is 25,00 €,
a full day 45,00 €,
two days 80,00 €
four days 150,00 €.
Please count with another 30,00 € for being in the focus of a constellation, and your own issue will be dealt with.

Morning session: 09:30 to 12:45 (ca.)
Afternoon session: 14:30 to 17:30 (ca.)
Snacks included. We take lunch together in Obenaus. You are welcome to bring something along for it, like a dessert, wine, or pre-prepared meal.

If for a payment you would like to do give something else instead of Euro, just tell us your proposal, we are open.

We offer our Constellations once a month.
Give us a call or write us to reserve your place or to agree a private session.
obenaus@obenauscommunity.org or phone: +43 680 3060900 (Lena Jacobsson)

These workshops also qualify for the training in the systemic constellation community. Training participants receive further teachings, personal feedback, and are co-facilitating during the workshop. 

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Art of Hosting with the field – training and retreat

At Obenaus from 10 -15 August 2018.

This is not only a training. It is a conscious space to expand our inner hosting – by un-learning as much as learning, and growing the ‘art part’ of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations That Matter.

More about this and registrations here.

What will we explore:

  • The core Art of Hosting methods (Circle, Powerful questions, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, Café-style dialogues, Harvesting, and more)
  • The energetic, mental, embodied and spiritual realms of hosting
  • The conscious creation of powerful places that can hold deep, transformative dialogues
  • Personal and collective intentions in service of evolution.
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Kundalini yoga workshop: Connecting to yourself

Thursday 2nd to Friday 3rd August 2018

Begin: Thursday 09:30

End: Friday 17:00

Summer is time for relaxation, reflection, and recharge. We listen to our bodies and reconnect to ourselves. Yoga supports us with its postures, mantras, meditations, and breathing. This helps us to be more present and anchored in the here and now. It is easier to deal with every day’s challenges.

In this summer workshop on the community farm we will focus on a real and deep relationship to our physical body on the first day. We will let go of stress and invite peace and relaxation. On the second day we build on that and connect to our potential in order to create a more creative life that we enjoy to the fullest. We will see what concrete next steps come out of that.

Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness and is a conscious way of dealing with your body and mind. Our body and nervous system are under increasing pressure due to technology, workload and lifestyle. Kundalini Yoga teaches us how to deal with that. You will learn how to connect to the energy within you and to use it. You will feel more relaxed and balanced when facing issues in your life.

This workshop addresses beginners and advanced yogis of different styles.




Ilse Pogatschnigg is a KRI Certified Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. She did her training 2014 – 2016 with Sounyai center Brussels and AAA Ajai Alai Awakening in Vienna. Currently she is following her level 2 Kundalini training.

The price for the two days is 150 Euros including snacks, vegetarian food and tea. For questions and registration please write to ilse@pogatschnigg.eu. For your stay at the Obenaus farm please get in touch with Lena: open@obenauscommunity.org.

This workshop is offered with the support of AAA International Kundalini Yoga school.

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The Art of Hosting with Next Stage Organizing

13 till 15 July 2018 in Obenaus – a 3 day Art of Hosting training and inquiry

Inspired by the hosting of the Next-Stage.World Gatherings, we will explore how the Art of Hosting is best in service for the next-stage of organizations that are growing up all over the planet.

Hosting: Lena Jacobsson, Maud Raber, Rainer v. Leoprechting (and you?)*

Content: All participants with questions and insights

Learning: Practice your facilitation towards hosting. Find your own place in the unfolding of the practices. What new organizational structures and process need. 

Early bird until 31 December 2017: The financial Contribution for learning participants is only 575.00 € for the 3-day event. The regular contribution will be 625.00 in 2018!


Your stay in the Open House in Obenaus is not included in the fees.

Working times:
Arrival on Thursday, 12 July. Welcome dinner and evening gathering at 18:00.
Workshops begin at 09:30. Regular workshops end at around 17:30. Voluntary sessions are possible after that hour. We have lunches and dinners together in Obenaus.


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What we will train and practice:

  • The principles of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter
  • Meeting in and holding Circle, world café, pro action café, Open Space
    Many more formats and processes in function of your needs and learning desires
  • Being together in an intentional community – hosted by Obenaus
  • Living in tune with Human Nature and the Earth.

What will we explore:

  • How to be and work together in an organisation, where the whole Self is engaged, the work inspired by an evolutionary purpose and the work organized directly by the people doing it?
  • Who do we need to be to be productive in such an environment?
  • How do we best meet in and around such organizations?
  • What is the best contribution from Art of Hosting into the “operating systems” of next-stage organizations?
  • How does the four-fold practice of the Art of Hosting unfold the development of the practitioners and the practice?
  • What is the next stage of Art of Hosting as a consequence?

Be welcome to join with your own question!!

*We invite stewards in the Art of Hosting or Next Stage Organizing to join the inquiry. In exchange for wisdom the participation is free for stewards. We have a limited number of places.

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Action Learning

30-31 July 2018

Dissolving Problems through Asking Questions

Learn to learn like Socrates. Reflect upon your actions and prepare new actions. In just two days you learn how you set up Action Learning Circles, to lead and and guide them. Acton Learning is probably the most effective and among the fastest methods to deal with wicked or unsolvable issues and problems in small groups. And it’s funny, too.

Rainer von Leoprechting practiced and instructed Action Learning with managers of companies, EU officials in Brussels, scientists and engineers, worked with board members, management teams, project leaders, politicians or young people.
Join  his joyful work with any and every one. Be inspired to create new solutions by asking ever more questions.

Your financial contribution incl. meal, snacks and drinks: 450 EUR for both days. Morning session 09:00 till 12:30, afternoon session 14:00 till 17:00.
If you can’t come to Obenaus this time, you can train and practice online, too!

Registration and questions to:
or phone: +43 680 1327177 (Rainer von Leoprechting)

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Obenaus Community

Ewitsch 2
A-8461 Ehrenhausen

+43 680 3060900 (Lena)
+43 680 132 7177 (Rainer)