Art of Hosting with the field – training and retreat

Written by Rainer von Leoprechting on . Posted in Archive, Frontpage, workshops and seminars

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.

Kundalini yoga workshop: Connecting to yourself

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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.

The Art of Hosting with Next Stage Organizing

Written by Rainer von Leoprechting on . Posted in Archive, Frontpage, Pro Action Learning, Uncategorized, workshops and seminars

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.

Action Learning

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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:
open@obenauscommunity.org
or phone: +43 680 1327177 (Rainer von Leoprechting)

Open House in Obenaus 2018

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A Meaningful Rest for Agents of Change.
The Open House in Obenaus is a space and a place to meet people, exchange knowledge, learn new things, be inspired and playful.
A few dates for summer 2018:
13-15 July 2018: The art of hosting next stage organizing
30-31 July 2018: Action Learning training
4-7 August 2018: Systemic constellation community workshop, training and gathering
11-15 August 2018: The Art of Hosting (with) the field. From hosting the invisible to invisible hosting.
29 Aug – 2 September 2018: Circle. Gathering and practice training with specific applications.

Contact us and register for your stay at obenaus@obenauscommunity.org 

Autumn Clearing and Fasting November 2017

Written by Rainer von Leoprechting on . Posted in Archive, Daily Life in Obenaus, Health and Lifestyle, workshops and seminars

At Obenaus the seasons are strongly felt. The interim time before and after winter is time to recess. Clear out body and mind. What has this year brought about? What stays? Who am I now? What is us now? 
The inner clearing is supported by lightening up from inside. We will fast during 7 days this fall.

Fasting means that we do eat, yet very little. A smoothie in the morning, together with a dose of CORE with a concentrated filling from healing herbal seeds. At lunch a spoonful of honey. At dinner a broth from vegetables and a dose of SOUL, the other nourishing seeds concentrate.

Every morning and evening we practice Circle and share what’s going on with us. What is shifting? What is coming up new and familiar? Inner and outer sights. The picture above is from the Spring Fasting 2017, you can read our journal in the Obenaus group on FB.

This fall we fast from 16-22 November.

You can fast with us! Join the circles online, and for your fast at home we’ll send you the Fasting Kit with some Obenaus Herbal Tea, Styrian honey and seed nutrition in advance. This together with a clear vegetable broth is the our diet for cleansing and detoxing mind, body and soul.

Register by mail with the link below for the full week or any three days of it.

7 day online fasting includes the 14 online calls every fasting morning and evening and the 7-day Fasting Kit, VAT and shipping to Austria: 175,00 €

3 day online fasting includes 6 online calls over three fasting days morning and evening, and the 3-day Fasting Kit, VAT and shipping to Austria: 100.00 €

I want to join the fasting! »

Obenaus Spring Fasting 2018

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At Obenaus the seasons are strongly felt. The interim time before and after winter is time to recess. Clear out body and mind. What has this year brought about? What stays? Who am I now? What is “us” now? 
The inner clearing is supported by lightening up from inside. We will fast again during 7 days this spring.

Fasting means that we do eat, yet very little. A smoothie in the morning, together with a dose of CORE with a concentrated filling from healing herbal seeds. At lunch a spoonful of honey. At dinner a broth from vegetables and a dose of SOUL, the other nourishing seeds concentrate.

Every morning and evening we practice Circle and share what’s going on with us. What is shifting? What is coming up new and familiar? Inner and outer sights. You can read our journal from the Spring Fasting 2017 in the Obenaus group on FB.

This Spring we fast from 25 February until 3 March 2018.

You can fast with us! 

Come here: Write us an email or call and tell us you’re coming. We’ll arrange a guest room here or in the direct neighborhood. Your contribution for staying here (at the farm) and fasting 7 days with us is 350,00 € all included.

Online: Join the circles online, and for your fast at home we’ll send you the Fasting Kit with some Obenaus Herbal Tea and seed nutrition in advance. This together with a clear vegetable broth is our diet for cleansing and detoxing mind, body and soul.

Register by mail with the link below for the full week or any three days of it.

7 day online fasting includes the 7 online calls every fasting day and the 7-day Fasting Kit, VAT and shipping to Austria: 85,00 €

3 day online fasting includes 3 online calls over three fasting days, and the 3-day Fasting Kit, VAT and shipping to Austria: 60.00 €

I want to join the fasting! »

A month at Obenaus, December 2016

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December, the darkest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. Winter solstice. A time to go within, to reflect, to dream. I personally appreciate the simple things that shorter and colder days offer – time to sleep, to rest, time to slow down and not be so active, time to be in relationship with others. We learn from the natural world that this hibernation period is not only normal, it is necessary. And yet December at Obenaus, while slowed down almost into a slumber, was surprisingly full. Here is some of what happened with us during the final month of 2016.

By the beginning of the month, seven composts had come into being or were under construction following the advice of Bernard, a local biodynamic composter, farmer, tree communicator, cosmic connector. The composting followed specific layering of ingredients to hold oxygen, moisture, and a comfortable environment for the millions of microorganisms destined to call the compost home. Yet more on the compost later.

On December 1st, Lena departed for Finland to support the Suomenlinna Art of Hosting training and then continued onwards to Gotland for a few weeks of being with family and friends. With Lena off in Scandinavia, Vihra, Viola, Cath and myself headed off to the Maribor (Slovenia) market to pick up goods for the community. Beyond sourcing veggies from our favourite vendor (and buying out her homemade white wine) as well as buying excellent Slovene mushrooms, sauerkraut, red wine, and many kilos of apples,  we also discovered a magical box and a glorious vest, or as I have come to call it, a wood chopping tuxedo.

A few days later came a surprise visit from none other than the potato master himself, Damon, to share with us his newest invention: the chip (potato) strudel with vegan gravy! We had a feast to say the least, and even kept some leftovers for Rainer to enjoy upon his return from Germany. You know you live in a caring community when you come home to chip strudel.

Before leaving for holidays, Vihra and Viola participated in the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) in Michaelihof where they were offering Obenaus creams, shampoos, teas, and mistletoe. In return they came home happy and with stories of sunny winter weather, beautiful yurts, many animals, lots of community connecting, and Malou making friends.

Of course before master baker Viola was to leave, there was a sourdough bread baking training. Her determined and dedicated apprentices, Cath and Vihra, are now well versed in the art of baking really good bread which we get to enjoy daily. What a gift it is to have so many bakers around! And so with the bread baking under control, Viola (with Malou) and Vihra went in their respective directions for some family time – Viola and Malou north to Germany and Vihra south to Romania and then Bulgaria.

As quickly as the community shrank by three, as is often the case in Obenaus, it grew by three. Two days after saying goodbye to Viola, Vihra and Malou, Lena was back at Obenaus as well as a couple of new friends, Leina and Tom. With the sudden addition to the community came new learning and exploration.  First, Bernard, the biodynamic composter, came to Obenaus with his mate Elizabeth to treat our composts with a very special potion and to share some of his knowledge and wisdom. The composts have since been renamed the cosmic composts. Second, Tom brought with him his gift of hypnotherapy. Both explorations of the subtle energies.

With Malou gone on her first long road trip, the cats quickly turned into tigers as they roamed Obenaus ready to pounce on anything resembling food. It became quite difficult to walk from one point to another without almost stepping on a cat. Yet the sheep actually mellowed out and managed to relax a little, enjoying eating in their stable without the threat of an all-too-happy-to-play shepherd dog.

Then came winter solstice and the beginning of Rauhnächte. For the 21st of December, Gitta, a friend and neighbour of Obenaus, invited the community for a winter solstice bonfire. On the clear, cool, long and dark night we gathered around the warmth of the fire, enjoying mulled wine, snacks, and conversation with friends. Also beginning on the 21st of December and going for 12 nights, Rauhnächte at Obenaus is a time to retreat into ourselves and sense into our dreams of what is to come. Through small personal ceremony and in dream, we are able to connect with the new year that wants to be born.

After the solstice, Christmas came fast and was spent with a lot of time outside. There were many visits to and from Obenaus, including a Christmas tour to greet friends in the local community. Shortly after for the third time in less than two years, a young woman turned 30 at Obenaus. We celebrated Cath’s birthday with a long walk in the nearby forests and a gong puja, a night spent listening to the sound of gongs and healing through intentional vibrations.

New Years Eve, the end of one year and the beginning of anew. From our different places, Obenaus community watched as fireworks and flairs shot up into the dark night sky. Whatever 2017 is to bring, we are excited and looking forward to all that is to come. Hopefully you too will come visit us!

Happy 2017 from the Obenaus Community!

On-going activities at Obenaus during the Open House

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Creative painting with Caroline Brandt (art and dance therapist)

Caroline will spend two weeks in and around the Obenaus barn – go and find her and learn and share your inner creative landscape – paint from your heart without a result in mind, let go of preconceived motives and methods and give your creativity free flow using a brush, your hands, a spate or whatever is suitable in the moment.

This you can of course also do with your kids and/or your partner – you can work in the barn/stable or outside – find your place.

Your contribution: 20 euro material per day and person and a donation to Caroline for holding space and sharing her wisdom about painting freely from the heart. 

Creative workshops for kidskids

Have fun and create with your kids or leave your kids in the creative arts workshop of Karin and Nico (15 km from Obenaus) while you have a day in an Obenaus workshop or on a walk or in the Spa or simply take some time out. Your kids will have fun with other kids, be safe in nature under the guidance of Karin, one of Austria’s leading free learning pedagogue. For more information have a look at their website  www.siakkos.com. Karin, Nico and their 4 kids (11-1) speak English, German, Greek and a little bit of French. The budget for the workshop is around 30 euro with reduction for siblings.

Energy healing sessionsDSC_0331 (Kopie)

De-stress and get an energy boost during your stay at Obenaus. 

Sabine Pool, energetic healer educated in the US, will be around during the second half of August and offer hatha yoga, meditation, divers massage styles and energy work (for more information see her website:  www.meine-heilung.at )

Gardening: Connecting to the landgarden2

An excellent way to ground yourself is to work with the ground. Use your hands to do some gardening work and support the plants in their development. This sometimes means taking out other plants that are in the way and creating space and allowing light to come in. It also means harvesting and preparing different things with what you have collected. It is also about creating beauty for Obenaus and those here on the land. Be welcome to co-create with us!

woodsWorking in the forest and chopping wood


Rainer will take you to our steep forest. We are continuously taking down a few trees every year but more needs to be done to make it a healthy forest. At the moment there are too many trees, there is not enough space, not enough light for each tree to grow. So some need to be taken down, cut into pieces and brought up to the barn. It is heavy work that can be done in a light way. Bring cloths that can be torn and dirty and you will need long trousers in the woods. You do not need to bring your own tools, we have chain saws, axes, etc :-)

 

These are just a few examples of what can happen here, much more is possible.

WEDDING Lena & Rainer 2015

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Dear Friends,

We celebrate our wedding this summer, 13 August, in Obenaus.

Come and join us for a ceremony in nature. The ceremony begins at 16:00 at the gate of Obenaus. For the rest be open to be surprised, if you would like to surprise please contact Felix, our master of ceremony, felix.moser@yahoo.de.

A Walk Around with Clare Mulvany

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A walk around Obenaus with Clare Mulvany – we had 6 days of discovery here on the farm together – what a delight to see a master at work!! Be welcome to see it with your own eyes, smell it, taste it and listen to the sounds of the river, birds and insects, sense the sun and the wind on your skin…

 

Open House in Obenaus, Aug. 2014

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Welcome at the farm!

Obenaus is open for you the whole month of August.

We invite you to be and practice together, learn, develop, exchange, have conversations that matters, play and work together, held by the life at the farm.

Our farm is in the state it is, so we don’t offer luxury or any star. We do offer heart and hosting and good company :-)

Herzlich willkommen im Hof Obenaus!

Wir haben den ganzen Monat August geöffnet

… und laden Sie ein in Gemeinschaft zu sein, sich auszutauschen, zu lernen in Gesprächen um das, was wichtig ist, Entwickeln, Spielen und Arbeiten unterstützt vom Leben auf dem Hof.

Unser Hof bietet keinerlei Luxus oder Sterne…

Youth Camp | Jugendlager

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International
NATURE – YOUTH CAMP,
July 5th. – 20th., 2014

Internationales
NATUR – JUGENDLAGER,
5. – 29. Juli 2014

Welcome to Obenaus farm,
a place for young people to explore, play, become inspired, learn something about who they are,
connect with other young people from diverse backgrounds and most importantly have FUN!


Willkommen auf der Obenaus Farm,
ein Ort für junge Leute zum Forschen, Spielen, sich inspirieren lassen und selbst kennen zu lernen, sich mit anderen jungen Menschen aus unterschiedlichsten Hintergründen auszutauschen und vor allem: SPASS zu haben!

Obenaus Community

Ewitsch 2
A-8461 Ehrenhausen

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