Aware Wolves — Latvia


Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Dates: 24 July—1 August 2022 

Venue: Bajari, okres Ropazu, Latvia

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Hosting organisation: Mindful Journeys

Participating countries: Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Latvia, Spain 

Czech team: Eliška Michalcová, Viktória Olléová, David Krkoška (GL), Šárka Machová, Štěpánka Zelinková

Project report:

Everyone has a wolf inside – the dark part of ourselves – we can’t escape it; it is just about how we treat it that makes the difference. Project Aware Wolves which was happening in Latvia from the 24th of July to the 1st of August was about awareness, exploration of these darker places, and the art of acceptance and transformation which can help us to deal with them.

The venue in Latvian forests was a perfect place for this journey and a group of inspirational people from all over Europe was the perfect company. Meditation, movement, dance, sharing, listening – these were the things that helped us to connect with each other but more importantly with ourselves.

We meditated together every morning, we spent long evenings talking around a bonfire, we swam in a lake and walked alone through the forest, we danced joyfully, we ate delicious food, we told our stories and reflected on our thoughts. Here in the Latvian countryside, we get the chance to slow down and zoom out from the everyday rush of our reality, we get the chance to experience something extraordinary and see what miracles can happen if we are fully aware of what is unfolding inside of us and around us.

We learned a lot from this experience and from each other but not just that. We also had an amazing time full of fun. Aware Wolves was a great opportunity for all of us and it was an extraordinary pleasure to be part of it.

                                                                                                                            David Krkoška

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