Transition Training – 19-20th September 2009

Transition Training is now Open For Bookings, 19th-20th September 2009.


This training will take place in Elstead, between Farnham and Godalming, about 5 miles from either town. It will be held in a 15th century barn — atmospheric, and warmed by a wood stove and with modern facilities.

What happens?

TransitionTeacherDoris1From the Transition Towns Wiki:

“This two day workshop is both a practical and informative introduction to Transition and a powerful personal journey to greater personal resilience. It weaves together practice and theory, information and experiential, our inner Transition with our outer Transition, and personal and community Transition. The feedback from participants indicates that this two day journey holds for many key insights, understanding, and awarenesses to help them to contribute to the most important journey of our times; the journey to a peaceful and resilient world.”

From one of our members who has already attended the training:

“Transition Training is a great way to spend a weekend. You get to spend time with great people — and the facilitators are excellent too! The first day focuses on the ‘external’ aspects: peak oil, what direction we need to move in, ways to organise a Transition Initiative, and so on. And the second day looks more you get to spend time on the ‘inner journey’ stuff — why am I here, what’s important to me, how do I manage myself… When I took the course I had already been working in Transition for several months, but I learnt a lot and came away with increased energy and enthusiasm.”

training 2Who can come?

The course is open to anyone who can get to Elstead.

You don’t have to be a hard core transitioner, nor a member of any Transition group. You may be really interested in the journey or you may be very keen to follow rigorous Transition methodology.

How do I get there?

training 1Details will be sent out when you sign up but Elstead is 5 miles from Godalming and 4 miles from Farnham in South West Surrey.

There are good train services to both towns, but if you are not local then it is better to travel to Godalming which is on the London-Portsmouth line, about 45 minutes out of Waterloo.

On Monday-Saturdays only there is a bus service that starts at Aldershot, Farnham, then Elstead, Godalming & Guildford. On the Sunday we’re sure someone will give you a lift. Cycling is easy – the less hilly route is from Milford Station.

How much does it cost?

The Transition Network charges us £100 per person so that is what are asking from each individual.

Anything else?

blackberriesYes, there is a big orchard and lots of nice blackberry spots so you can pick fruit during the breaks.

For more information and the agenda of this two day workshop visit the Transition Towns Training page.

How do I book a place?

To book, email Eloise Grey (contact[at]eloisegrey [dot] com) or call 01252 705169. She’s away 5-22 June and will get back to you when she gets back.


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