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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier des Eaux-Vives (Call: 076 385 07 26)
Rue de Montchoisy 46 (Reference Elie)
1207 Genève

The "Ontology of Language", also known as the "Ontology of the Human Observer", is the raw material of the Ontological Coaching, a particular kind of coaching which embodies the distinctions of the "Ontology of Language". The main purpose of this workshop is to give participants the basic tools of Ontology of Human Observer so that they can start expanding their conscience and improving their ability to respond to life’s challenges. This workshop is not about giving answers to participants but to show what they could start asking themselves new questions in order to create their own new paradigms and metaphors. This workshop is not about giving answers to participants but to show how they can create their own new paradigms and metaphors.

Bring one of the following:
Bring anything to eat/drink to have an "apero" after the class

About the teacher, Julio Alvarez

About the teacher, Julio Alvarez I am Peruvian. My professional background is Law, Diplomacy and Political Science. In 2010, I got a certification as an Ontological Coach and started my path as a free researcher on personal development through improvement of self-awareness. Open to all religious and spiritual traditions, I like joking and stand-up comedy.

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Indianapolis

FALL LAUNCH PARTY!!

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Calling all Trade-School enthusiasts! Please join us on October 3rd for our Fall Semester Launch Party and get first dibs on attending hot new classes. Celebrate with us at Rabble Coffee and kick-off the upcoming semester! Here are a few great reasons to attend: 1) View the class list before it's posted online 2) Register for classes before they're open to the public 3) Check out our classroom venue 4) Meet our teachers (or become one!) 5) Learn about Trade School (and get involved!) Join us on October 3rd! There is no cost to attend, but we are 100% funded by Pay-What-You-Can donations/ memberships. If you are able to donate, we THANK YOU and ask that you do so as a barter item when you RSVP. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our Fall Semester Launch Event on Tuesday, October 3rd at Rabble Coffee!

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
a yummy dish to share at the party!
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for Trade School

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

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Los Angeles

DIY Succulent Arrangements

5:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
Teacher's Home in La Crescenta (91214)
Address will be emailed to registered students
La Crescenta

Create living art for your home! In this hands-on class learn to make and care for unique succulent arrangements plus get a lesson in growing these versatile and low maintenance plants. Succulent arrangements brighten any space and make excellent gifts for friends and family. Each student will walk away with their very own handmade succulent arrangement plus the knowledge to divide the succulents and create additional arrangements at home. The instructor will provide potting soil and succulents. Please bring a fun container for your arrangement such as a teacup or unusual bowl -- be creative! **ACCESSIBILITY: *Class will be down a driveway which is accessible. Restroom is down two steps.

Bring one of the following:
Bubble bath
Bag of lemons
Candles
Pretty glass bottles (any size)
Your favorite book

About the teacher, Lisa Rose Christie

Lisa is an artist living in the pine trees above Los Angeles.

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Norwich

Introduction to Cold Smoking Food

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

You will be introduced to the successful methods I employ to effectively, efficient and economically cold smoke foodstuffs such as Meats, Fish, cheeses, fresh and dried vegetables, and snack items such as seed mixes and nuts. You will be shown the equipment I use and some of the tips and tricks I learnt along the way. We will discuss the merits and flavours of different woods used in cold smoking and we will prepare some foodstuffs for cold smoking. If you like you may bring some dried sweet peppers or sun dried tomatoes or 50g whole Black Pepper grinders and exchange them with me for the same but previously cold smoked (there is nothing better tasting than cold smoked freshly ground pepper on your dinner!). Please do not bring meats fish or cheeses. This class is happening outside so please dress appropriately.

Bring one of the following:
2 different boxes of single or mixed flavour fruit teas
Dog treats: Bonos, Markies or Shapes only please
Freshly picked vegetables from your garden or allotment
Large bag of peanuts or mixed nuts: Dry roasted, ready salted, honey roast, etc.
Mixed dried fruit

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Basic Knot Tying

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

This is a basic knot tying course for individuals who struggle tying and using basic knots in strings, cords twines and ropes. You will be taught five basic knots and 1 basic whipping (rope end finish) when and how to use them. When learnt these 5 knots and 1 whipping will hold you in good stead around the house, garden and even some craft work. There will be a practice rope available for each attendee to use during this course, so please do not bring one of your own.

Bring one of the following:
1 packet 8 hour burn tea lights
12” Wooden Embroidery Rings
2 X 6” Wooden Embroidery Rings
3 X 40mm Beechwood balls (without holes)
500g-1000g Fresh Ginger Root
A3 Artist’s Pad
Packet Large Muslin Cloth Squares
Reels of Black Waxed Cotton

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

In this class you can learn how to crochet in circles, giving you the ability to create doilies, bases for soft toys, bags and hats.

Bring one of the following:
Balls of yarn
Dark chocolate 70% cocoa
Good brushes for painting
Nice book
Tea leaves

About the teacher, Rosaria Campilongo

Hello, I am Rosaria, I am from Italy and I moved in Norwich for work. I have passion for painting, drawing and crochet. I have already given crochet classes for beginners at Trade School Norwich. I really like to teach people how to create things by themselves.

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Beginner's Rag Rugging

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
00 PIzza/Pasta Flour (can be bought from the Deli opposite St. Andrews Hall)
Empty jam jars with lids
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Mixed Nuts
Produce from your Garden/Allotment
Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbook

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Creative Writing: Verse and Worse

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A two-hour workshop that rhymes, scans, alliterates or does none of the above. Come and play with words and sounds.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish breakfast tea LEAVES (not teabags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Adventures in Cribbage

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Come and learn to play what is perhaps the finest two player card game in the world (4 player game also covered). This is the game that coined the phrases "level pegging", "streets ahead", "left in the lurch" and "one for his nob"! Cribbage, or "Crib", is around 400 years old and can trace part its roots to our fine city as the grandfather of the supposed inventor of the game was Mayor here in the 1500s. Indeed, Suckling House (which now houses Cinema City) was inhabited by, and named after, Sir John Suckling's grandfather. This session should appeal more to those who enjoy games in general and card games specifically. Maths skills help, but as long as you can add up to 31 you'll be fine :) Come and learn a skill for life, in an hour!

Bring one of the following:
A Backgammon Set
A Board Game
A Cribbage Board
A USB stick full of reggae/dub/funk
Interesting Playing Cards

About the teacher, Siv Sears

I'm a teacher who recently returned to the UK after many years abroad. I have a passion for cribbage and received a gold medal in the cribbage pairs event at the 2016 Mind Sports Olympiad in London. I've taught many people to play, including most recently a cohort of 11 and 12 year-olds at the school I currently work at.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills...and just in time for Christmas.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Christmas wrapping paper
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Jumper for medium-sized male (second-hand fine)
Mixed nuts

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A two-hour workshop to get you started, to try something new, to work on your writing project or just to refresh your skills.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish Breakfast tea leaves (not tea bags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Felting a Festive Decoration

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

This session is a great way to introduce yourself to the art of wet felt-making whilst creating something festive. You'll work with natural woollen fibres such as Merino and Corriedale wool, plus creative man-made fibres such as sparkly Angelina. Choose your own design - perhaps a robin, Christmas tree or snowflake - which captures the festive spirit. The session is suitable for all levels of experience, including total beginners.

Bring one of the following:
A commitment to teach your own Trade School class
Herbal tea (not green tea)
Natural fabric remnants (wool, linen, silk etc)
Organic chocolate
Potted herbs
Sewing threads, needles, pins, textile bits & bobs

About the teacher, Genevieve Rudd

I'm an artist living by the coast. I lead community participatory arts groups and I love to support people to be creative.

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Quito

Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús
García Moreno y Sucre
Quito

Este taller constituye una aproximación crítica al contexto urbano de Quito desde el Diseño Industrial, entendido como mediador de prácticas cotidianas. La representación y la producción de posibles artefactos de autoría propia que buscan la reflexión acerca de los valores, las costumbres y las manifestaciones culturales de Latinoamérica, emergen del ejercicio de ciudadanía resultante del encuentro entre la apropiación del territorio por parte de quienes lo habitan y las acciones modeladas desde el campo del diseño. Este taller parte de la Teoría de la Deriva entendida como una técnica de paso ininterrumpido a través de diferentes espacios del Centro Histórico de Quito, para finalizar en la producción de artefactos de autoría propia que hablen acerca de una #CiudadDespierta. Fecha: Miércoles 16 de noviembre (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm / 15:00 horas – 18:00 horas) Lugar: Centro Histórico de Quito Punto de encuentro: Frente a la Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús (García Moreno y Sucre, Quito 170401, Ecuador)

Bring one of the following:
1 Clase de una técnica artesanal ecuatoriana.
1 Explicación guiada a un lugar representativo/turístico de Quito.
1 Libro característico de la cultura ecuatoriana.
1 Pañuelo o chal artesanal ecuatoriano.
1 Plato típico ecuatoriano.
1 Receta de un plato típico ecuatoriano.
2 Horas de trabajo manual en un huerto urbano/rural.

About the teacher, Angélica María García Chacón

Soy diseñadora e investigadora, de Colombia. Mis intereses son los procesos de creación, el diseño con enfoque en contexto y la innovación a través de la investigación. Creo en el poder que tiene la transmisión de lo que sabemos y el aprendizaje colectivo.

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Escuela de Yoga Inbound
Mallorca N24-329 y Coruña, La Floresta
Quito

Migrante, trabajador golondrina, expat: Nunca en la historia de la humanidad hubo tanta movilidad humana como en estos años. Los nómades del siglo XXI viven como las aves migratorias, moviéndose constantemente. ¿Pero cuál es su casa, dónde su hogar? ¿Qué es lo que nos da certidumbre en tiempos de incertidumbre? Lo que llevamos a todos lados es nuestro cuerpo. No importa donde hemos nacido ni qué situación nos toca a vivir. El cuerpo es nuestra primera casa y si lo habitamos bien podemos lidiar de forma más fácil con los retos de nuestros tiempos. Porque aunque podamos perder a compañer@, trabajo, casa o todo juntos: nuestro cuerpo sigue en pie. El taller que ofrezco tienen que ver con respirar y habitarnos. Como herramienta uso las artes marciales, en primera instancia el Chi Kung y el Tai Chi. Son artes milenarias nacidas en Asia que nos ayudan a mantener serena respiración, cuerpo y mente. Vamos a trabajar solos y también en parejas. La idea es poder sentir nuestra energía y la de la otra persona - sin tocarla. A traer: ropa cómoda y si tienen una pelota Lugar: Escuela de Yoga Inbound, Mallorca N24-329 y Coruña, La Floresta Fecha: sábado 30 de Septiembre 2017 Hora: 9-12h

Bring one of the following:
- asistencia en la reparación de la bici
- una clase de chino mandarín (principiante)
- una clase de dibujos
- una cortina para la ducha (sin hongos)
- una introducción para diseñar una página web

About the teacher, Romano

Mi nombre es Romano y la práctica corporal me ayudó a enfrentar situaciones límites: primero fue gracias al Yoga, luego el Chi Kung y el Tai Chi. Soy también practicante del Kung Fu (Wing Chun) y estudiante de la Medicina Tradicional China. Me forme en la escuela Yang Martial Arts América (YMAA) en Mar del Plata (Argentina) y en YMAA California (Estados Unidos).

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