6th WEEK – PROGRAM
Education, Beyond Cultures and Common Paths
Satyanna Chris Luken
France - USA
Kerubo Ogoti & Janet Patry
Ben Salmi Family
Author of 3 books and Speaker in Conscious Parenting and Evolutionary Education. Founder of “Green Valentines Festivals” in Laguna Beach, California. Expert Coach trained by Alison Armstrong in the field of the great differences between the “Hunter and Gatherer” modes of operation, healing and honoring of the “Sacred Masculine and Feminine” in All their Relationships.
Satyanna is committed to support young people and their parents reconnect to ancestral wisdom with evolving consciousness! Her vision is to inspire groups of 3-10 families around the world to create “I-WE villages” where children can grow together and parents can feel supported, where everyone can develop one’s unique talents and share one’s skills to contribute to the common good, for a harmonious life and a bright future!
Her 25 years as a teacher, 35 years of practicing yoga, 15 years of Mindfulness practice and NVC (Nonviolent Communication), as well as her years spent with indigenous cultures and her travels in more than 20 countries on 4 continents, have inspired her to develop the I-WE (Imagine Wisdom Education) Educational Model.
Her latest creation, the “New Earth Game” includes card games and trainings for parents and teachers, destined to facilitate Self-Realization and the becoming of “Rainbow beings” announced in most Native American tribes prophecies.
We are not born leader or shaman, we become one!
Initiatory stories of I-WE and the New Earth Game
Satyanna will introduce us to her initiatory experiences and the wonderful people, like Dan Millman, she has met during her travels, through her quest for meaning, in more than 20 countries and on 4 continents and the precious teachings of the indigenous cultures (Amerindian, Kogi and the Dagara tradition), up to the creation of the I-WE educational model and the New World Game.
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, a lawyer by training, an educator and a mentor, she joined Right 2 Thrive’s economic empowerment programme in 2014…. and then became involved with the organisation of which she is now the Community Relations Manager and one of its many arms.
Her peers would say that she is not only optimistic, but that her optimism always spreads to others through her exuberant personality and hard working qualities.
With her multiple interests, Right 2 Thrive is an important organisation for Rubo, as she has the opportunity to see the community that raised her grow and flourish to its fullest potential.
She founded Right 2 Thrive in 2009 after spending several weeks volunteering at a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya, where children were not attending school. Upon her return to the United States, she started the charity to pay for the children’s school fees and improve their lives. She later discovered that many of the children were not orphans but had been abandoned by their families due to extreme poverty. To reunite the children with their families and help the families break the cycle of poverty, Janet moved from New York to Nairobi in June 2012.
A Bachelor of Business Administration, certified Body Talk practitioner and Reiki Master, Janet has many years of experience in coaching, team building, quality and performance improvement. She designed and implemented the R2T empowerment programme and now incorporates energy medicine into all her work to release emotional blocks in individuals and organisations to help them align with their purpose and vision.
Right 2 Thrive
Its mission is to reduce poverty through multi-generational empowerment and education.
It offers opportunities to less fortunate people that they may not be able to find on their own. It provides income-generating skills training and business workshops with a one-to-one mentoring component so that all families can have a stable income and support themselves.
Beyond the material aspect, Right 2 Thrive helps families to rise holistically above their situation: in thought, emotion and action.
Strengthening resilience with emotional intelligence and multigenerational education.
The key to happiness for children in this rapidly changing world is having the ability to understand and manage their own emotions and engage in meaningful relationships.
Proud mother of 5, a multiple award winning author, publisher, public speaker, consultant and presenter, she has been recognized and listed as No 2 on the list for Top 50 Most Inspirational Black Women in the UK 2019 & Mother of The Year Award Winner.
Her mission is to help families DREAM BIG TOGETHER and write their stories as they build their family legacy.
At a young age, the Ben Salmi children, aka the Fantastic 5, became authors, publishers, youth advocates, advisors, public speakers and mentors, merely because we wanted to show other young people and families that anything is possible and that they can achieve the same or better!
Lashai, 21, is the eldest child. She is passionate about empowering and inspiring as many people as possible to turn their dreams into reality.
Tray-Sean is a 16 year old who is committed to eradicating poverty by providing financial education to one million young people around the world.
Yasmine is a 13-year-old who is committed to empowering young people, especially girls, to love themselves and embrace their uniqueness.
Paolo, 12, is committed to encouraging as many as one million children to go on adventures, both indoors and outdoors, to activate their natural curiosity.
Amire, 8, became the world’s youngest male author when he began publishing the first in a series of books called Because I’m Smart. His desire is to put a smile on a million people’s faces, starting with you.
A family that works and plays together, stays together
Educational stories of a family serving the world
A family philosophy shared with the world to encourage other families to do the same by providing the next generation with the right tools, resources, opportunities and role models to help them thrive.
His professional life has been centred on five main areas:
- education via his job as a Physical and Sports Education teacher,
- adult education in a university institute (Catholic University of Lille) and now as a freelancer where he works on cross-cutting issues,
- sport, both as an ultra-distance cyclist and as a coach (middle-distance athletics)
- mental preparation;
- and the practice of mindfulness, discovered more than forty years ago and which, over the decades, has become a daily must and gives meaning to all his activities.
The development of mindfulness or full presence now takes pride of place in his educational field and in that of sports practice.
He has trained more than 5,000 teachers in mindfulness practices so that they can use them in their professional context and pass them on to children, adolescents and young people. He also invites athletes to this practice in their training and competitions.
Raymond Barbry considers himself an independent researcher. He is a member of CIRET (Centre International de Recherche en Études Transdisciplinaires).
He practices ultra-distance cycling and long mountain hikes. It is in the context of these practices that he encountered the state of flow.
The way to the state of “flow” in sports practice
Reaching the highest level of control with ease and pleasure… even for a beginner!
The state of flow is the Grail for most sportsmen and women!
However, wanting to reach it too much makes its presence impossible! Such is the paradox in which most athletes find themselves. This state cannot be decreed, it is welcomed. The question then is: can we learn to set up the conditions that will allow “flow” to occur? How can we allow the athlete, and any person, to experience the state of plenitude or state of grace in his or her practice?