An important element in the youth seminar is working with rhythms - whether they be those found in nature, the human bio-rhythms, social rhythms or balancing ones own individual rhythms. We try also to work with these criteria in the themes of the programmes
The daily programme is set up so that in general the spiritual/mental work takes place in the morning courses, then come the main courses, wherein the artistic activity is in the foreground, and then finally the practical activities in the afternoon. This daily rhythm is chosen to support your strengths and concentrative faculties and give you a feeling for the different qualities of the day.
Similar considerations underlay the weekly plan. The seminars' week begins Sunday evening with a preview of the coming content, a prologue, and ends Friday afternoon with a colloquium which reviews the week. The weekends are without courses. As the term is very compact we do not take public or school holidays! You can see the weekly plan below:.....
Each term is around 12 weeks,and begins with greeting the new students. At the end a public closing event is held. The term holidays, and time for the practical trainings comprise 4 to 8 weeks.
Depending on the seasons on the one hand and the individual rhythms of the students on the other, the single terms offer different qualities. For example the themes of the morning courses or the field trips are strongly connected to the seasons. The celebration of the seasonal festivals also serves to increase the awareness of their meaning. The first term is strongly oriented to the community, the second has more to do with inner work, and the third with a joint creative activity – usually leading to an artistic project. An additional fourth term is possible if one wishes to focus particularly on an individual project.