visioning II report

visioning II report

Generous and inspired co-creators gathered on Saturday 3rd October. It was an invitation to share ideas about what Viveka Gardens could be/do, and what individuals desired for themselves and could offer. It was a heartening experience and very much in the flow. All this talent and goodwill on offer. Can’t wait to get going.

Here are the notes for the day to scroll down. Maybe something chimes for you, or you can add more. The open co-creation continues. Please, if you have any thoughts and want to get involved use the contact page. There is an open, publicly visible facebook group, Viveka Gardens – yoga farm.

Viveka Gardens could…

  • yoga and meditation
  • host vegan events/tasting days
  • clay ovens/fire pits/chimineas
  • healthy living workshops
  • be a space for daily practise
  • be a retreat space
  • offer cooking and growing/permaculture workshops
  • offer yoga for children
  • offer people the chance to reconnect with nature
  • offer art/transitional art workshops
  • have spiritual/sattvic music
  • ayurveda workshops
  • inspire recycing/eco living/renewable energy
  • natural skincare and clean/green cleaning
  • educate and enlighten
  • hold women’s workshops festivals celebrations
  • lavender tea!
  • edible flowers – lots of flowers!
  • grow flowers for weddings
  • writing workshops
  • willow workshops
  • painting
  • barefoot walks
  • pick your own veg/flowers/fruit
  • guided walks – botany, photography
  • labyrinth for meditation
  • picnic site
  • medicinal plants, a herb garden sensory garden – smells
  • vastu guidance
  • education on food for healing
  • off-grid living methods – solar/wind, compost loos
  • natural bee keeping
  • shrine(s) fire ceremonies – connect to the elements through rituals
  • clay stove, pizza oven
  • volunteers for farming, teaching them yoga etc
  • retreats
  • healing space – special needs therapies
  • education centre- cooking, planting, seeding, growing
  • creative: art dance music
  • school trips – curriculum, corporate team building?!
  • sell food, produce, plants
  • learn about conservation
  • inspire
  • karma yoga
  • personal quiet time – writers/artists, respite
  • vegan focused cooking, nutrition, ethos/philosophy
  • craft workshops

co-creators desire…

  • deeper roots
  • ground
  • relax
  • connect – share with others
  • learn – how to grow
  • think about next part of my life
  • see young people connect with nature
  • escape from London!
  • quiet space for retreat and relaxation
  • place to host retreats and workshops
  • eat wonderful, healthy food
  • get close to nature
  • vegan-healthy space
  • a space to retreat, relax/revive/connect
  • grow, eat lovely food
  • learn about growing
  • more about cooking/vegan healthy
  • learn about ayurveda, eco-buildings
  • somewhere accessible
  • opportunity to live in nature
  • learn more self-sufficiency skills and permaculture
  • to learn about all the things you are doing
  • affordable for those who can’t access higher-end retreats

co-creators offer…

  • karma yoga – week, weekend, longer?:
    • admin
    • organising/coordination
    • creative – helping to build, make and repair
    • artwork
    • altars
    • kitchen
    • arts facilitation, teaching
  • help with business plans
  • weekend/holiday gardening
  • advice: business, marketing
  • admin karma yoga
  • bring a group
  • spread the word
  • maybe money, ideas
  • time
  • organisational skills
  • teaching and workshops: ayurveda, yoga, cooking
  • business advice via my bf!
  • advice on education/school trips
  • time in school holidays
  • help at retreats/karma yoga
  • ideas on recycling/green cleaning
  • take photos
  • connection to film industry if promo material needed
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