Walk2Talk Workshop in British Columbia

 Cortes Island in British Columbia (Photo via ourcortes.com)

Cortes Island in British Columbia (Photo via ourcortes.com)

We are all just walking each other home.
— Ram Dass

I’d love to have you join me for my latest act of passion—walking conversations.

In 2018 I’ll be running a workshop called Walk2Talk at The Hollyhock Institute on Cortes Island, British Columbia from August 29th through September 2nd. In an incredibly beautiful place we will look at why we walk, the brain science behind it, different designs for different configurations and finally...lots and lots of walking (some sitting too).

The topic? Exploring our inner dreams via outer movement. You know me. I’m always in it for the big conversation; so with a great group, amazing food, and a gorgeous natural place, this is going to be transformative. Additionally we will have some special one-of-a-kind events, and hopefully a few special guests. I promise fun, different, meaningful and of course…moving.

 
 
 The Lodge at Hollyhock in British Columbia (Photo courtesy Hollyhock)

The Lodge at Hollyhock in British Columbia (Photo courtesy Hollyhock)

 

As our world becomes increasingly connected, the way we communicate has become increasingly disconnected. We are talking more, but listening less. Our communication is interrupted, one-dimensional, rapid-paced, distracted, multi-tasked and… ineffective.

Walk2Talk is intended to promote a simple, yet powerful idea: we talk better when we do it walking. When we talk side-by-side moving, a conversation can reach depths that doesn’t happen when we sit face-to-face. We are a walking species that has become sedentary, with sitting being the primary way we solve problems. It has not been working all that well. We need a different approach.

In this “hands and feet on” workshop, you will learn why it works, how to set up walking conversations for success in both small and larger groups, places it has been used with great impact, and walking conversation as a way to discover your own inner pathway.

The Sufis say, “First there is prayer. Above that, silence. Above that, conversation.” Above that, walking conversation. As Ram Das said, “We are all just walking each other home”.