The trainings take place at Obenaus Community, in southern Austria, near the border with Slovenia. The Obenaus Community is a repository of hosting practices, using Circle and the Art of Hosting as operating system for its key conversations, from daily check-ins to major community decisions.
Nested at the rim of a peaceful village, the venue invites the visitors to slow down, hear the soul’s whisper, engage in meaningful conversations and be nourished by lovingly prepared local food as well as the greater container of Nature and Mystery that surround the farm.
Arrival and opening session
You’re welcome to arrive & check in either on the start day of the programme or earlier.
We will begin our programme at 17:00 on the first day, and finish at 17:00 hrs on the last day.
You are very welcome to stay a while before or later in Obenaus. Read here about the general Open House in Obenaus programme and philosophy.
Obenaus Ewitsch 2
+43 680 3060900 (Lena)
+43 680 132 7177 (Rainer)
The daily programme will run from 9.00 am till about 18.30 every day. Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee.
Evening time will be self-organised (in an open space manner – anyone is welcome to offer or request a session, activity, fire conversations and more).
What to bring with you
- Open mind, open heart, open will
- Journal/notebook and writing material
- Water bottle
- Music instruments
- Songs, poems that inspire you
- Any other materials/ props you may need if you want to offer a specific evening activity
- Some food to share, perhaps typical of the area you are coming from.
How to get to Obenaus
A satellite Map: check HERE.
Train: Train stations Spielfeld (international trains from or to Zagreb, Ljubljana and Vienna stop here) or Ehrenhausen (local train connection from Graz or Spielfeld). Tell us when you come, we pick you up. Walking also possible (2 km or 3 km distance to Obenaus).
Air plane: Next airports are Graz (direct train connection to Ehrenhausen) or Maribor (bus to Maribor, train to Spielfeld, or we pick you up directly at the airport). Also possible is Zagreb (with a direct bus going to Spielfeld) or Ljubljana (bus to Ljubljana, then train to Spielfeld). Many international connections go via Vienna or Bratislava. Take a train from there via Graz.
Car: From the A9 motorway take the exit Vogau-Strass. Follow through Ehrenhausen. After a few sharp turns in the village turn left uphill to “Berghausen”. At the second left on top of a first hill turn left, there is a plate “Obenaus” and a sign “Naturpark”. Go down into a little valley, take the next left: You are there!
Contact us and register for your stay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board and lodging
The accommodation is not included in the cost of registration.
You can stay on the farm in a tent; you can bring your own or we can borrow you one. In the nearby village there are several accommodation options available from a **** star Hotel with luxury spa to a simple B&B at some of our neighboring farms. Simple dinner will be co-created at Obenaus for/by those staying at the farm. If you stay in one of the nearby facilities, you are welcome to share dinners at Obenaus. Please share then in with some financial contribution, and possibly some help in preparing and/or cleaning up.
Your accommodation options are thus the following:
|Place||Contribution per person per day||Booking contact|
|Obenaus – guest rooms; full board||40 €||email@example.com|
|Obenaus – your own tent; full board (you can borrow some camping gear from Obenaus)||30 €||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hannelore’s Guesthouse (10 min walk), B&B||ca 38 €||phone: +436644295085|
|**** Hotel Loisium||ask for special arrangements||http://www.loisium.com/suedsteiermark/home/|
|many more options||http://www.suedsteirischeweinstrasse.at/index.php?id=451|