Soulvalley Academy

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The world around us is transforming at an unprecedented pace, is becoming more fluid, virtual and transparant each day. What was considered SciFi yesterday, is a reality tomorrow and outdated the day after. Would you like to discover and experience what is currently needed to thrive in the future?

These extraordinary times invite you to discover what it means to be truly Human. To search even deeper within yourself to find the answers to the questions 'who am I', 'what am I' and 'why am I here'. How do I relate to computer technology, the 'reality' I'm in, what role does consciousness play and what is necessary to (re-)activate my Inner Technology?

Welcome to Soulvalley Academy


'I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin.'

inspiration

Virtual and analogue realities are increasingly intertwining, technology and biology seem to merge, the border between organic and artificial has faded a long time ago. Data is the new oil and artificial intelligence the new electricity.

At the same time immense shifts are taking place within ourselves. We are more connected than ever but on a collective level we haven never felt so alone. We increasingly long for companionship, genuine attention, human connection and meaning. We are looking for answers to deeper questions, about ourselves and the reality we're caught up in. What does it truly mean to be human? Who or what is a human being? What are we really capable of? What is the role of our heart and our consciousness in all of this? How does this relate to the exponential growth and application of advanced computer technologies? Like Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotech, Quantum (super)computers, Robotics, Internet of Things and Biohacking? What are the current developments, what preceded this en what will the future bring us? Are we (still) able to influence this? Insights in quantum science offer a revolutionary perspective.

'This current age requires us to be exponentially human, deeply rooted in ourselves. So technology can lift us up without us loosing ourselves along the way.'

In my own search for depth and meaning computer technology plays a large part. My laptop, tablet, smart tv and smart phone offered me, in my hunger for knowledge, portals to many answers, insights and new perspectives. They've broadened my view and triggered even more so many new questions ;) However, what became clear to me in my search is that not everything can be explained, understood and analyzed. Nor can it be caught in words or shapes. It can only be felt, lived and experienced, through my human abilities. Or simply known by a deep inner knowing. A knowing that was always present within me but from what I got disconnected somewhere along the way. This painful realization came after I had dived in Cyberspace so deeply that I had almost drowned. I became addicted to screens, information and distraction and got disconnected from myself. At that point all that was left was my ability to perceive the world around me through an analytical lens. I had become entangled in the world wide web: in the collective brain, infused with data, theories and information.

The power of computer technology and artificial intelligence is immense. The same applies to that of a human being. When we wish to unlock the synergy within this force field then self knowledge and consciousness are essential.

Today I'm firmly rooted within myself again, I know what is of value to me and I make new choices accordingly. I am more Human. Because of this I can freely move around in Cyberspace, without loosing myself. A challenge for us as human beings which will increase in the near future. It gives me tremendous joy to share my insights, because sharing is multiplying.


Set up

The Academy is setup in several modules with Wellbeing, Consciousness and Being Human as the central thread. Each module contains a fully accommodated weekend, located at the idyllic estate of Ulvenhart. During each weekend, apart from myself, an expert/ guest speaker will facilitate a part of the program. The training consists of knowledge transfer, dialogues, systemic work, working with horses, multimedia and (nature) experiences. Discovering, sharing and experiencing together are central. Each morning we'll start with a guided forest walk (aka Forest Bathing), during the day we'll work deeply on the module theme and in the evening an inspiring movie or documentary is scheduled, with an opportunity to discuss and share afterwards. Furthermore there are plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time with me or other participants, share and/or have time to yourself.

Soulvalley Academy stays true to nature. Each season a training weekend is being offered and the Academy starts twice a year, in February and in October. The first year there we will lay the foundation and raise your awareness/ consciousness. About yourself, the world around you, how you relate to technology and how you can shape your future. 

Elaborating on this in the second year, we'll deepen the connection to yourself and consequently to technology. In order for synergy to occur: the whole is more than the sum of its parts. We'll address and discover your full potential, as a human being in connection to computer technology.


modules

For a short impression of the modules of the first year hover with your mouse over each image. The modules of the second year are under construction. For more detailed information click on each image and a new page will open:

1. Future is Now

1. Future is Now

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Huge shifts are taking place, on the global stage and deep within ourselves. Computer technology is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. Where are we and where will the future take us?
2. Human Nature

2. Human Nature

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What does it mean to be truly human. Learn more about the (undiscovered) qualities and skills we have and which ones are essential to further develop.
3. Slow Nature

3. Slow Nature

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The more technology we use the more nature we need. Learn more about the power of nature, how we relate to her and how we can deepen our connection.
4. Slow Tech

4. Slow Tech

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Our biggest challenge is not that we'll be taken over by robots but that we gradually become one ourselves. Learn more about how to be mindful with computer technology.

Dates '19/'20

Group 1 - '19

  • 1, 2 and 3 February 2019 (Winter, module 1);
  • 12, 13 and 14 April 2019 (Spring, module 2);
  • 2, 3 and 4 August 2019 (Summer, module 3);
  • 11, 12 and 13 October 2019 (Autumn, module 4).

Group 2 - '19/'20

  • 25, 26 and 27 Oktober 2019 (Autumn, module 1);
  • 24, 25 and 26 January 2020 (Winter, module 2);
  • 24, 25 and 26 April 2020 (Spring, module 3);
  • 24, 25 and 26 July 2020 (Summer, module 4).

Location

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Hidden amongst the beautiful woods and meadows in the vicinity of Breda you'll find the idyllic estate of Ulvenhart. This authentic, green outdoor area basks in a deep history and intimacy while offering modern comfort. Through the use of calm earth tones and natural materials such as wood, stone and clay, you can enjoy optimal rest during your stay. It breathes the atmosphere of a small monastery. The perfect place for Soulvalley Academy.

The training takes place in De Jager and De Gelagkamer. De Jager is an inn from the beginning of the sixteenth century. The beautiful beam construction in combination with the original floors and windows testify to pure craftsmanship. De Jager has a central space of 75 m2, two rooms on the ground floor with imposing large fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen. On the first floor there are several bedrooms for 2 or 3 people, each room has a separate bathroom and toilet.

For more information go to www.landgoedulvenhart.nl. There is free parking space on the property of the estate.

Program

Friday

19:00 - 20:00 arrival
20:30 - 21:30 welcome 
>21:30 snuggle in front of the fireplace, enjoy the vital forest air or simple hup in bed early

Saturday

08:00 - 09:00 guided forest walk (aka Forest Bathing) 
09:00 - 10:00 breakfast (organic)
10:00 - 12:30 program part 1 (knowledge transfer)
12:30 - 14:30 lunch (organic) & relax
14:30 - 17:00 program part 2 (experience)
18:00 - 19:30 diner (organice/vegetarian)
20:00 - 22:00 movie night & 
discussion afterwards

Sunday

08:00 - 09:00 guided forest walk (aka Forest Bathing) 
09:00 - 10:00 breakfast (organice)  
10:00 - 12:30  program part 3 (knowledge transfer)
12:30 - 14:30  lunch (organic) & relax
14:30 - 17:00  program part 4 (experience) & closure
17:00 - 18:00  packing & departure

Your investment

The investment for Soulvalley Academy, for its first year, follows soon.

€ 1.495,-

This is excluding 21% VAT for entrepreneurs and including 21% VAT for individuals. It is also possible to pay in 4 installments. Your investment will then be € 1.795,-.

The Academy contains the following elements:

  • eight training days (divided over four weekends), facilitated by myself, including four masterclasses led by an expert;
  • access to the private Facebook group;
  • Soulvalley membership;
  • a signed copy of my (Dutch) book 'Bits, Bytes & Bewustzijn';
  • the Soulvalley app;
  • accommodation, two overnight stays, (organic) food & drinks;
  • several nature experiences.

Early Birds

Discount for early birds! When you sign up and pay in full before August 1st 2018 (group 1) or before February 28th 2019 (group 2), you'll receive an early bird discount. Your investment will be € 1.425,-.

To guarantee a personal setting, a sense of privacy, safety and integrity the size of each group won't exceed 20 students. For the same reason it is not possible to sign up for less than 4 modules, only for a full year. It is possible though to sign up for just the first year. Merely the second year is not possible because the content offered during the the first year is fundamental.

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More info

Interested and wanna learn more? Check whether Soulvalley Academy and you are perfect match? Find out more about its content, the setup etc? Feel free to contact me and I'll be thrilled to tell you more. 

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