Past classes

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Everyone wants to be heard; to have their ideas and feelings genuinely listened to. But so often we neglect this simple everyday practice. Does the following type of conversation sound familiar to you? Person A: ‘It has been such a long time since I had a break, I really feel like going to the beach on the weekend’ Person B: ‘Yeah I love going to the beach, in fact I go to the beach every weekend, I just love the beach. The best beach I have ever been to was in the Maldives, the sand was so white, I loved it…..’ In this workshop we will reflect on the act of listening and learn a few simple techniques to enhance our listening skills. Practicing active listening can enrich all your relationships whether with your partner, kids, friends, colleagues or people on the bus! Being properly heard makes people feel understood and respected and can make for a more harmonious environment for everyone. By demonstrating active listening every time you have a conversation you will likely find that people learn to actively listen to you too!

Bring one of the following:
A post workshop email with at least one story of how actively listening was practiced and what happened
Any spare fruit or vegetables you have growing in your garden or other bio fruit or vegetables
French language exchange over a cup of tea
Joyful participation
Willingness to think with your heart in the workshop

About the teacher, Clare

I am a 30 year old Australian living in Coppet. I lived and worked in Asia for around eight years before moving to Switzerland. I have taught active listening to many teachers as part of values education programs in Islamic schools in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Being an active listener is an ongoing challenge but a very worthy one. I have found it has enriched my personal and professional relationships, prevented misunderstanding and brought more smiles into my life!

Indian cooking for the spicy soul!

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

"Love to eat, love to spice up, love to talk and most importantly cook with fun - then you are at the right place. Two things I can do very well, cook and make people laugh. Let's experiment with some spices other than salt and pepper, let's inspire our taste buds and dive into the divine act of the senses. Indian cuisine is not just about great taste but also great health. Most of the spices used have direct or indirect healing abilities. We plan to make a rice dish with vegetables plus Kadai paneer (bell pepper with indian cottage cheese) and some bread. This evening is about having a ball and sharing a spicy moments in your lives as well as a dinner together :) See you in class!!!"

Bring one of the following:
1 kg of bell peppers (red, green and yellow)
1 kg of onions
1 kg of rice
Bring me the most inspirational book you have read
Contribute one blog post about creativity, inspiration or innovation on: www.thelittlevioletbook.wordpress.com
frozen chapatis from the indian store (at least 10 pieces)
Have coffee with me in April and tell me an interesting story
Tell 10 people that don't know about Trade School Geneva, send them a email or send them a Facebook link (tag me!)

About the teacher, Narmada Ramakrishna

Like many of us, I hold this great desire to make a dent in this world - to do something for the greater good of humanity - be an instrument even for the upliftment of goodness by empowering people and projects doing great things. In search for this goodness, I ended up in the world of social business, impactful capitalism, impact investing etc. Currently, running a social enterprise in Geneva building a ethical luxury brand working with artisans in the developing world I can directly relate to the up and downs of being this field. It can be extremely fulfilling but at the same time very challenging. To show that we are not alone in this journey - I like showcasing films like these and getting together with like-minded people to empower them to pursue goodness in their business, put people in the centre of their strategy and follow subjective intuitions rather than the objective mind while doing business. I am also one of the co-founders of Trade School Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

"We will be playing the famous role playing game called Mafia (http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Mafia). We will look at a variety of strategies used by some players to probe and examine suspects, while others attempt to lie and deceive their way through the game. We will discuss how we can employ the techniques of inquisition and deception in real life situations. Equipped with this additional knowledge, we will play a second game of Mafia and try to implement what we have learnt. Time permitting, we will play a modified version of the game with additional characters and even higher stakes!"

Bring one of the following:
coffee mug with design or message
earphones
help with designing a poster (2 hours)
help with designing a website (2 hours)
help with running an online logo competition (2 hours)
invitation to a home-cooked vegetarian or pescetarian dinner
promise to attend 1 hour of Ultimate Frisbee + 1 hour of Mafia at CERN (in April or May this year)
umbrella

About the teacher, Sameed

I am a physicist by training and currently work at CERN. I have lived in the United States, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Hungary and have interacted extensively with people from nearly fifty different nationalities. Although I do not have any formal education in psychology, I have privately studied the subject in various extra-curricular capacities. I have been playing Mafia for more than three years now and have researched the psychological aspects of the game with my colleagues at university. There are a lot of lessons and hidden gems in this highly interactive game that I would love to share at Trade School Geneva.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, CALL 078 721 94 19
1205 Geneva CH

Successful project management is about managing risks and resources, effective communication and your ability to motivate people. In this class you will learn the basics of Project Management that you can apply to complex projects, but also to small scale ones. You will discover that managing projects can be not just challenging but also fun. I will also present a few simple (and free) project management software tools.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of babysitting
Black chocolate (> 75%)
Class on Zen meditation
Exotic cheese
Surprise

About the teacher, Vincenzo Pallotta

Vincenzo Pallotta holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science. He is a certified Project Manager (PMI-PMP and PRINCE2). He managed several research projects in Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Computational Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction, and Ubiquitous Computing. He worked at EPFL, University of Berkeley and University of Stanford. He served as a lecturer in Computer Science at EPFL,University of Geneva, University of Fribourg and Webster University, and as a professor at University of Business and International Studies in Geneva.

Zumba Fitness

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva CH

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU to find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - but as it's fitness exercise as well, you'll sweat, so a bottle of water recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
A potted herb (mint, basil, etc...)
Café touba
Chai tea or any Yogi Tea
Fresh fruits or freshly pressed fruit juice
Lush perfume stick "Lust" (my favourite! can't have too much of it!)
Piece of colourful African fabric

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives regular zumba classes in Eaux Vives and Servette. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

Introduction au Tango

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva CH

Ce cours est surtout destiné aux débutants. Le cours portera sur les bases, pour les hommes comme pour les femmes (positions, style de marche, quelques figures de base).

Bring one of the following:
des fruits
du café
du thé
du vin
un poème
une rose

About the teacher, Manuel Guzman Quiroa

Je suis guatémaltèque. Très intéressé par les questions de éclaircissement historique et des droits humains.

Writing your Story

5:15p.m. to 6:15p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva CH

Using the form of personal essay, we will explore through writing prompts and chosen pieces the craft of writing one's story. Everyone has a unique voice and journey and sometimes the idea of writing our story is intimidating. This workshop will address why each story is important and hopefully give you a few tools to start writing what you have been longing to say.

Bring one of the following:
a stapler
colored pencils
craft supplies
markers
pencils
stamps
stickers (suitable for school kids - smiley faces, stars, etc)

About the teacher, Uma Mishra

I am currently working on my MFA and exploring different ways to approach personal essays. I have been writing for a while and have a few published pieces of comparative literature.

Fabrication headband

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Un headband, ou bandeau de cheveux, est un accessoire décoratif très facile à fabriquer et très agreable à porter ! Nous en fabriquerons un chacun pendant le cours avec du materiel fourni - ou le votre si vous avez des idées.

Bring one of the following:
cours d'aquarelle
cours de cuisine japonaise
de poterie
feuille de thé
produit bio
quelque chose de manuel
une surprise!

About the teacher, Leila H-L

Je pratique la couture et la creation d'accessoires depuis des annees et le headband est un projet facile avec un beau resultat pour commencer a transmettre ceci !

How to get started learning French?

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

"Just moved to Geneva? Lived in Geneva for a while but realize it's time to learn the local language? Whichever of the two, this class is intended for those of you who realize ""I WANT TO LEARN FRENCH.... but I don't know how to start.....it seems complicated and there is a lot of grammar...and I'm not a ""language-person""...."" Of course, in 2 hours I cannot make you speak French and that is not the objective of the course. The objective of the course is that you will walk out with a PLAN of how to learn French, customized to your needs and wants, and then it will be up to YOU to action it and go ahead. Having lived in various countries and learnt various languages with various methods I think I could be of help and/or offer inspiration to find a study method that might work for YOU! To give you an idea of my class, I outlined it briefly below. The class will be divided into two parts. In the first part we will focus on who you are, what your needs are, what methods are available and how to get started. PART 1 (1-1.5h) * Introduction and explanation (this is the part where I convince you that EVERYONE can learn a language) * Presentation/getting to know each other (depending on you background/culture/mother tongue/job your needs will look different) - This is the part where we decide the areas to cover :) * Various study methods and how to find the way that works best for YOU. PART 2 (30min - 1h) The last part of the class will be dedicated to teach you some basic phrases, local slang that you can show off with and other fun French stuff. This is also the part that I will bust the myth that ""an accent is an accent and will always be and there is nothing we can do to change it"" If you are serious about learning French, but you have never really learnt a foreign language, it doesn't matter if you will want to learn it for business or to be able to order drinks in a bar .... come to class and I hope you will walk out motivated to get started!!!! BRING - something to write on and a pen!

Bring one of the following:
* surprises are always welcome *
a bottle of good wine
Does someone want to fix up my bike (I'm not very handy, it needs some duct-taping and inflation of tires...)
if someone is native German speaker, I would highly appreciate a meeting over a beer where we speak German and you correct me
Plants of herbs (basil VERY welcome!)

About the teacher, charlotte

"I am Swedish born, moved away when I was 18. I lived a year in France where I worked as an au pair and did an advanced french language diploma. Thereafter I traveled central america and learnt Spanish ""on the road""..... and then it went on and was hard to stop. Now I study some Turkish on the side because I am just fascinated by languages! In total, I learnt 9 foreign languages in my life and I LOVE languages (I don't speak 10, never did in the same time, but I manage pretty damn well in 7....) I am always amazed how people say things like ""well, I'm not a language-person"" or ""well, i will ALWAYS have a french (/insert any other language here) accent"" and ""I just don't know how to get started, there is SO much grammar!!!"" I hope to be able to share my experiences and be able to motivate people by showing that there is not just ONE (boring) way of learning a foreign language, and I was hoping there is a demand for something like that because I have met numerous people in Geneva who all tell me the same thing...."

Screen play writing

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Do you have a secret story to tell and you know how it ends, but do not know how to start it? In this overview of the screenplay writing process, you will learn how to outline the idea you have and some methods on how to move your idea forward. Bring an idea or just an open mind and lets have some fun learning how to bring our stories to life using an artistic form of screenplay writing.

Bring one of the following:
help brainstorming ideas for projects...
help repairing bikes
inspiration
participation
teach me something!

About the teacher, Anthony Hughes

I studied theatre, acting, writing and directing at the University of Colorado. I went on to start my own community center in Denver Colorado where we engaged young inner city kids in art projects, including theatre, writing and many other projects. I currently have a consultancy where we help people to achieve what they want to achieve. We are Performance Development Catalysts. When I moved here in 2005 I started an exchange where I taught guitar for free if others would teach me things... but it never took off. I am very happy to see what Trade School Geneva is doing and believe in it!

How To Write Complaint Letters

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

For 3.5 years, I worked for a travel company answering complaint letters. I learned a lot on what results in getting refunds, compensation and discounts off of future products/services, and what results in getting nothing. I would like to teach people this valuable skill, as people have a lot of misconceptions about what works and what does not.

Bring one of the following:
Any surprises :-)
Baked goods - anything people like to make themselves at home (nothing purchased at shops, please!)
Organic Products (fruits, vegetables - anything healthy)

About the teacher, Oliver Dziggel

"- Swiss-American, English mother-tongue living in Geneva since 1992 - Frequent Traveler - University in California for 5 years; studied Marketing and Public Relations - Health enthusiast (I lost 20kg in 3 months from February 2013 to May 2013 - maybe I should teach a class on that too lol!) - Football fan (I play 5x per week, and travel to watch football in England) "

Impress Your Chinese Friends 101

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Pavillion de Mail (beside Unimail), Room PM 15
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
1205 Geneva CH

Have you ever been curious to know more about China than just its delicious food? Are you interested in Chinese culture but only have some small pieces of information or know words like "Ni Hao" or "Xie Xie"? ("Hello" & "Thanks" in Chinese) This class will improve your understanding about classic and modern Chinese culture, including Confucius, popular entertainment, jargon and more. You are welcome to bring any ideas you have about Chinese culture, and I am happy to discuss, exchange and share more with you!.....please neglect the the part "I can bring the following", that was a mistake by the computer system which could not be changed... Meanwhile, please bring any ideas about Chinese culture to the class instead. Thanks :)

Bring one of the following:
Any culture-related classes
Classes related to oral expressions
Cooking classes
French conversations
Job-related classes

About the teacher, Yansi Chen

Yansi Chen is an international Chinese student in US and Geneva. She is very interested in sharing and cultural exchange with others, and has passion for education issues. The idea of this class was inspired by two French speakers, one is her French teacher who is a master of Chinese culture, and the other is a salesman with a tattoo of a Chinese character on his back. The former guy let her know how easy it is for a foreigner to impress a Chinese, and the latter told her there is more that people need to know about Chinese culture.

La Vida es una Actuacion

2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Es una clase basada en teatro experimental, que lleva varias líneas de Teatro oprimido, Teatro imagen, Teatro de calle, Improvisación, y Clown. Un teatro fusión que como objetivo tiene hablar de las problemáticas que vivimos cada uno en nuestros diferentes contextos. El taller esta basado en una linea del sentir empezando con el yo y mi cuerpo, para llegar a mi contexto y me realidad basado en tecnicas del sentir y de teatro imagen. Observaciones: Llevar ropa comoda, dispuestos a jugar, reir, llorar, divertirse ,sentir. Porfavor en el taller se les pide a todos por obligacion que apaguen sus celulares, el afuera no existe en esas 3 horas dispuestos a perderse

Bring one of the following:
aportes o apoyo para el proyecto que coordinamos en Guatemala
clases de francés
clases de inglés
ganas de participar
una sonrisa o un abrazo

About the teacher, Huesos

Vengo de uno de los barrios mas violentos de Guatemala, y fui educado a través de toda la linea de la educación popular, en grupos juveniles. Mis primeros contactos con teatro inician con un grupo de amigos que queríamos cambiar el medioambiente violento en el cual crecimos, e iniciamos hacer teatro sin tener herramientas las del mismo - pero con muchas ganas. Todos mis estudios de Teatro son basados en cursos alternativos de diferentes artistas que han pasado por Guatemala, por ejemplo: Teatro calle, Teatro del Oprimido, Clown, Dirección, Teatro Improvisación, Teatro negro, y Teatro Pobre. Creando con todas las herramientas adquiridas un teatro fusión o experimental todo con una línea política. Entre las personas de quienes he recibido formación están Angelica Lidell (España) , Marco Canale (Argentina), Luis Carlos Pineda(Guatemala), Juan Pablo Flores (Guatemala), Fernando Umaña (El Salvador), Charo Francés (España, Ecuador), y claro las calles de mi barrio, mi mejor maestro.

Thaï Massage

5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Le Thaï Yoga Massage est un art invitant à la présence et à l'amour! On l'appelle aussi la danse sacrée. Vous allez découvrir les principes de base et certaines techniques pour enrichir votre massage. Vous allez voir un style statique et un style dynamique qui vous permettront d'adapter votre massage aux besoins de la personne massée. S'il vous plaît apporter un tapis de yoga à utiliser au cours de la classe. Thaï Yoga Massage is an art inviting one to be present and loving! It's called the sacred dance because of the intense moment of connection and meditation that occurs. We will see a dynamic and a static style, as well as the basic principles and some techniques to enhance your massage skills. Please bring a yoga mat or something else to lay on during the class. Jens loves to share his knowledge about massage and how to touch in an appropriate way, to ease pain and help the other to come back to oneness! Thaï Massage is an art of being present and full of love, it's the sacred dance inviting oneself to heal and to share NOW! Since many years Jens is studying thaï massage and healing arts, now he wants to share it with you

Bring one of the following:
aide à faire de la pub (facebook, distribution de flyers...)
aide à nettoyer mon ordi (MAC)
aide pour faire flyers pour stages
chaussettes chaudes
chocolat noir
feuilles blanches pour imprimer
fruits et légumes bio
ranger/nettoyer appart/balcon
réparation de mes 3 vélos
sauge blanche
sirops bio
tisanes

About the teacher, Sterz Jens Philipp

Jens loves to share his knowledge about massage and how to touch in an appropriate way, to ease pain and help the other to come back to oneness! Thaï Massage is an art of being present and full of love, it's the sacred dance inviting oneself to heal and to share NOW! Since many years Jens is studying thaï massage and healing arts, now he wants to share it with you."

Discover the benefits of AyurYoga

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Centre Phosphorus
19-21 rue du Village, 1214 Vernier
Geneva CH

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and, in Ayurveda, yoga practice is part of daily life. AyurYoga®, created by Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Insititute, is a unique blend of classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonise the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles. It serves to bring balance at all levels depending on seasonal changes, stages In life, and finally individual constitution. This holistic approach encourages us to be present and to observe our individual needs at each moment so that we achieve optimum health. During a group class the practice will be adapted to the season and the time of day. To get the most out of the class, please have a light breakfast one hour or more before the class; wear loose comfortable clothing, preferably cotton and light in colour (I’ll explain why during the class); bring a towel to put on the yoga mat supplied; speak to your doctor before registering if you have any specific health issues.

Bring one of the following:
fresh organic ginger
1 bunch of flowers
2 kilos local, seasonal organic fruit
2 kilos local, seasonal organic veg
2 kilos organic basmati rice
2 kilos organic quinoa
3 bunches organic coriander
Organic argan oil
organic goat’s cheese

About the teacher, Janet Gomez

L'ayurvéda, le yoga, la nutrition et l'alimentation jouent un rôle important dans ma vie. Au fil des années j'ai suivi de nombreuses cours, stages et formations et j'ai lu de nombreuses livres et je continue à lire, à étudier, à observer (on apprend toujours!). J'ai du plaisir à partager avec toute personne intéressée, surtout ceux/celles qui vivent une vie trépidante (comme moi!) pour les guider vers du bien-être.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

"How to begin a sourdough starter from scratch, maintain it, and bake with it. Bonus: learn more about the history of sourdough and the biological processes that make it happen. Comment commencer un levain, le maintenir en vie, et faire du pain avec. Bonus: apprendre plus sur l'histoire du levain et ses processus biologique."

Bring one of the following:
a USB key filled with music for me to discover
Also, for anyone good at sewing, I have a few clothing items in need of minor repair (I find sewing daunting).
ground coffee (for an espresso pot)
help with ukulele/guitar
Seeds (for planting appropriate in zone 7-8)
stone ground whole grain flour
surprises

About the teacher, Kate

I enjoy gardening, knitting, and all things bread and pasta.

Meeting (and Manipulating) People

1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Maison de Quartier de Paquis / Théâtre La Traverse
50, rue de Berne - CALL 0798 72 44 40
Geneva CH

This class is about meeting people - for whatever reason or intention - and how to be sociable by applying scientific and proven techniques to improve your interactions and communicative nature. Class Program: - Interaction dynamics and honesty - nonverbal communication (Videos and exercises) - verbal communication (Video and exercises) - Active listening, how to dialogue - Approaching a stranger and starting a conversation Interactive examples, videos and slides throughout the class – estimated duration 1.5 hours No need to take notes, you can bring lunch to have during the class or food to share if you so wish.

Bring one of the following:
anything edible (non-meat products)
bio/organic fruit
bio/organic vegetables
SURPRISE
voucher for service exchange (e.g. 1 hour massage)

About the teacher, Nicola + Veronica

Nicola has been hugging worldwide since 2007, spreading the world from London to Auckland and back - including a 16 hour all-night free hugging session - and is a co-creator of Trade School Geneva. /////// Veronica believes that everybody would be better off if they would hug each other more. She has been a serial free hugger since 2005, including waiting for marathon runners at the finish line, and hugging people from all around the world in London, Paris, Rome, New York, Yerevan and San Francisco.

Simple South African Meals

3:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

If the work "Lekker" still does not mean anything to you then you have not tasted the rainbow nation. Now you can come and test your hand at making a meal that is just "Lekker" Babotie ...as my mom used to make it. I'll be sharing the secrets in this easy to do, workshop. I cook in French too...so if your English is not too good, don't fear when Pierre is near :D Beginners and 3 star chefs welcome. NOTE: Babotie contains meat and milk and is not kosher or halal.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of "Mrs Balls Chutney" (available in coop near the UNHCR in Varembé)
a bottle of your favourite wine
a great story to be told over dinner
an invite to come and taste food from your country made by your own hands (Your mom's or a friend's helping hands will also do)
any homemade meal
anything you feel appropriate
if you can sing or play a guitar or portable instrument...bring us a song

About the teacher, Pierre Hugot

Hmmm...I'm an avid cook. I can teach a lot of other stuff, like english and Astronomy, but Babotie seems like a fun thing to do for this.

Introduction to vinyasa flow yoga

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace Eka
Rue de la Coupe Gordon-Bennett 1 - ground floor corner building
1219 Vernier CH

An introduction to vinyasa flow style yoga for those who are new to yoga; in this class you will learn the basics of breath and moving with the breath. We will build up to some dynamic yoga flow sequences and finish with a restorative relaxation.

Bring one of the following:
a flower you find beautiful
a postcard that caught your eye
a sample of your favourite tea
organic dark chocolate
something from afar

About the teacher, Juliette

I have been a passionate yogi for 9 years and am a registered yoga teacher with yoga alliance (RYT 200hrs) having trained at Samyak Yoga, Kerala India.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Nature is a beautiful thing and we are very lucky to live in a place that gives us the opportunity to experience and learn from it so much. But removed from our comfortable civilization, we are fragile creatures and Nature can be a swift, harsh, and unforgiving teacher. However, with a little knowledge and respect, you can start to see that Nature provides everything you need to survive. Come take a walk on the Wild Side and learn the basics to surviving in the Wilderness. Raise your confidence and reconnect with the natural world around you in this course. We'll cover the basic priorities needed for survival and some introductory techniques for satisfying them.

Bring one of the following:
Anything useful, interesting, or inspirational for metal or wood crafting
Beads, colorful stones, or other interesting things that could be made into jewelry (or old jewelry with interesting or useful pieces such as chains etc.)
Exotic or interesting spices (~20g)
Pieces of Cedar or other aromatic wood suitable for carving (maybe 10cmX10cmx20cm)
Scraps or pieces of leather
Scraps or usable bits of metal (for art projects)

About the teacher, Jesse A Heilman

I am a long time woodsman and have spend the better part of my life exploring the wilderness with my family and friends. A native of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest in the USA, I've taken numerous week-long or longer backpacking trips into the back-country as well as as often taking smaller weekend trips. Under the tutelage of family friend and professional tracker Frank Sherwood I participated in many wilderness survival workshops and classes including, stone age tool making, wild edible cooking classes, wilderness shelter construction, and minimalist fire building. I currently work at CERN as a physicist and as a hobby I like to do small scale metalworking making jewelry and small scale wood carving.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Le cours a pour but d'introduire l'histoire moderne de l'Ukraine, dès son independance en 1991 à nos jours, avec la presentation de ses evenements, dates importantes et enjeux. Le but final est amener les personnes à une meilleure comprehension de ce pays en vu de la recente crise politique qui a secoué le pays et a fait reagir le monde.

Bring one of the following:
un crayon
un stylo
une bouteille d'eau
Une gomme
une surprise

About the teacher, Rostislav KAZIMIR

Je suis de nationalité ukrainienne, j'ai vécu dans ce pays pendant 11 ans et c'est donc un sujet que je tiens à cœur. J'ai étudié l'histoire ukrainienne en cours et je me suis renseigné sur ses déroulements depuis le début de son indépendance (en m'appuyant majoritairement sur la presse locale comme internationale). J'ai beaucoup de connaissances (famille, amis et professeurs) qui m'ont fait part de leurs connaissances sur la matière. Je possède également une littérature de moyenne taille sur le sujet et un apport

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

If you want to free your life with an abundant mindset I can teach you the principles that make it easy for you to overcome common barriers that keep you from meeting the people you want to connect with, getting your creative juices flowing and creating value. We discuss these subjects: - The belief in positive thinking and why positive thinking rarely works. - Overcoming blocks in goal setting: Understanding the backsides of present and future scenarios (including the dip) - Compartmentalization versus Congruence (can, want should and have to) - The meaning of repressed emotionality, a blueprint to uncover the inner child; from emptiness > awareness > agression > forgiveness > liveliness (drama of the gifted child) - Cellular versus holistic perspective - Interdependent versus objective view of reality (Oneness versus Isolation) - Should you love your enemy? - Competition, Duality and Abundance - Giving Value and financial abundance (value > price > cost)

Bring one of the following:
A hug.
Honest feedback on a text or several texts that I wrote (could be afterwards by email).

About the teacher, Karheinz Ulmer

I studied painting, work for an international Organization, write. Abundance is integral part of creativity. I moved to Switzerland because of an abundance experience and during the last months it has come into my focus again, and giving knowledge away is a little exercise in abundance.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” (Cesare Pavese) Does the thought of stepping off a plane on a different continent, with everything you need strapped to your back, make your heart beat a little faster? If so, this class is for you. Office daydreamers and experienced world wanderers welcomed! We will discuss the logistics of executing the backpacking adventure of your dreams, with a focus on Central and South America. Depending on the interests of the group, we will cover topics such as: deciding where to go, when to go, and what to do there (Volunteer? Travel? Work? Study?); what to bring and how to pack for trips ranging from a few weeks to a few years; using local transportation and getting around; where to rest your head and how to fill your belly (tips for vegetarians!); traveling safely, smartly and within your budget; how to spend money wisely (and not be taken advantage of) and how to avoid scams; preparing for and cope with feelings of homesickness, loneliness and culture shock; personal highlights of travels in Central and South America; and how to balance wanderlust with pressures from home.

Bring one of the following:
ant farm
artwork
bike tires and/or tubes (size 26 x 1.95)
coffee date to tell me about backpacking in Africa
houseplants or potted herbs
maps
pizza stone
printed photos or postcards from one of your favourite trips
something you made
surprise

About the teacher, Nicole Bergen

I lived out of a backpack (more or less) for four years while exploring the world, including two wonderful years in Central and South America, spent mostly Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia and Peru. Traveling and being in different environments is how I ground myself and put the world in perspective... though I have never counted the stamps in my passport. Sharing travel stories and photos makes me happy.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - M2130 (second floor)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205
Geneva CH

Le cour commencera par la projection d'un documentaire de Pamela Yates (1h30). Ce documentaire porte sur a période du génocide au Guatemala. Après nous allons discuter de l'importance et des difficultés rencontrées lors de la recherche de justice dans le cadre de après-guerre civile.

Bring one of the following:
Café
Fruits
Pain
Thé
Vin

About the teacher, Manuel Guzman Quiroa

Je suis guatémaltèque. Très intéressé par les questions de éclaircissement historique et des droits humains.

Storytelling in Photography

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva CH

La photographie permet de capturer la réalité, mais pas seulement. Elle permet aussi de raconter des histoires. Durant ce cours, je vous propose d'aborder la mise en scène en photographie, comment créer une image qui ait du sens et qui raconte une histoire en choisissant le décor, le costume, la pose du modèle... Venez apprendre à rêver et à créer en photographie. (Aucune connaissance en photographie n'est pré-requise.)

Bring one of the following:
Accessoires (fleurs, cages à oiseaux, canne à pêche...)
Aide à la recherche d'un lieu d'exposition
Aide à la recherche de collaborations (maquilleurs, coiffeurs, stylistes, modèles, artistes...)
Costumes (robes, chemises de nuit anciennes, perruques...)
Tissus
une surprise

About the teacher, Delphine Millet

"Depuis toute petite, je me fais des films. J’imagine des scènes. Je me mets à la place des personnages. Je raconte des histoires. Grâce à la photographie et à une pincée de magie, elles prennent enfin vie. Je peux créer un monde suspendu entre réalité et fiction dans lequel mes personnages évoluent." Diplômée des beaux-arts d'Epinal, je pratique la photographie mise en scène depuis 3 ans. J'ai développé mon style propre et je me lance dans une carrière professionnelle de photographe. C'est la première fois que j'enseigne, j'ai envie de partager ma passion et de montrer aux autres qu'il n'est pas aussi difficile qu'on le pense de s'exprimer en photographie.

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

"- What is your dream? How to discover it, if you don't know it yet? - How is it possible and why it wasn't possible until now - Why should a dream be SMARTEEE? - The pain, the price and the gain - Attraction Law really works? - The secret resources you have (and maybe you don’t even know)"

Bring one of the following:
art class (drawing, sculpture, design,...)
class of basketball (or other sport/light martial art)
design help for website (SEO)
driving class
equitation class
flyers design help
surprise

About the teacher, MATKO MATANIC

"I am a Business trainer and coach, with 7 years of experience in soft skills. Until recently I lived and worked in Milan, Italy. I hold a Bachelor degree in Communication Science and a Master degree in Corporate Communication. I have paid particular attention to Study of Personal Values and Dreams, Hypnosis and Regressions, Neuro-linguistic programming. As a trainer, my job is to help people to develop their communication and relationship skills with their clients, colleagues, and even themselves. Ex. How to communicate with the clients to sell more, and better. How to write a CV, and prepare for a job interview. Team building, conflict resolution, etc. As a coach, the goal of my work is to guide the transformation of the people I work with - towards the best version of themselves. Ex. To clarify their life goals, to recognize the resources, to solve the problem, to find creative solutions, and to reach their goals. I want to participate in building a World where people can work with passion on a job which they are qualified for, within companies which have recognized the importance of these values and have transformed them in their strong point."

Art of Marketing

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

For everyone who wants to learn more about the Art Of Marketing, whether you are a student, an entrepreneur, working in a NGO, an artist, an athlete, working in a big corporation, a government, a dog or an elephant :P!!! The session will be very hands on and you can also bring your burning questions, if any. Ideally, we will go through some of your specific cases, so it will help you and everyone else to better understand how you can give the right target audience the right messages to reach a broader audience for your products or services. I will present you with some examples and real life cases which will show you, why the Art Of Marketing focuses beyond just a product.

Bring one of the following:
a house by the ocean
a postcard telling me about one thing you learned in this course
chocolate chip cookies
organic vegetable(s)
three smiles

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - M2130 (second floor)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205
Geneva CH

Do you wonder why other people's photos look better than yours? Do you think it's because they have a 'better' camera? Do you believe you need a lot of time and skill to retouch photos? Do you spend a lot of time playing around with various settings in Photoshop without getting the results you want? Would you like to learn some Photoshop secrets that can make anybody's photos look good? Sure having a 'better' camera helps but it's not the camera who takes the photo, it's the photographer. And even the best photographers with the best cameras spend time retouching photos in post production. I can show you a few quick and easy tricks to make your photos look better such as: * creating sparkly eyes * smoothing skin and reducing blemishes such as wrinkles or spots * removing red eye * whitening teeth * cropping to create a better composition * vignetting to frame the picture, and more (number of topics covered depends on timing). Please bring to class a laptop computer (with battery fully charged) with Photoshop CS4, CS5 or CS6 already loaded on it. Either Mac or Windows is fine but I will be working on a Mac. Please also bring 2 digital photos that you like but think could be improved. Each photo should feature 1 person (who is looking at the camera). If you do not have Photoshop you may also attend the class and take notes.

Bring one of the following:
Feedback about my blog articles (comments to be left on my blog)
Home-made baked goods
Ideas, location or model suggestions for future photoshoots
List of websites that you find inspiring
Pictorial postcard or greeting card without any words or people on it
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Small souvenir from the country that you come from (with a note about it)
Write a testimonial about this course (sent to me by email after the class)

About the teacher, Livia C

I have studied Photography for two years in high school and five years in university and have been using Photoshop for 20 years. I have been working for many years as a photographer and graphic designer in Sydney, Australia and now in Geneva. I have taught Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator as well as English (ESL) to students of all ages. I have had my photos exhibited and published in two books in Australia and in "Léman Arctique" in Geneva. For the past two years I have been creating a series of fairytale portraits, taken in and around Geneva (featured soon on my blog). I am inspired by and hope to inspire people who love creativity. I love to meet new people with diverse backgrounds.

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Une bonne partie de l'histoire de la Guerre Froide reste toujours méconnue par le grand public, malgré l'accès libre à la documentation officielle déclassifiée qui traite de certains de ses secrets les plus intrigants et horribles. Il s'agira donc, après une brève introduction et contextualisation, de vous présenter et discuter l'existence du réseau paramilitaire "stay-behind" de l'OTAN et du terrorisme d'Etat dans les années 1970 en Europe occidentale (Italie, Allemagne de l'Ouest, Suisse, Grande-Bretagne, France, Belgique) et de ses liens avec les derniers régimes fascistes (Espagne, Portugal, Grèce) en ces années. Le cours est pensé pour être de type ex-caethedra par ma présomption d'en savoir plus que ceux qui veulent le suivre, mais dans le cas où les participants en soient déjà en connaissance cela pourrait plutôt devenir une discussion plus horizontale sur les enjeux géopolitiques contemporains et les conséquences de l'existence de ces réseaux sur la démocratie effective et la lutte de classe. La langue pour le cours peut être le français, l'anglais ou l'italien, à décider au début du cours.

Bring one of the following:
Un livre rare/censuré/interdit
De la documentation supplémentaire pour le sujet que je traite si vous en savez plus que moi
Rien amener, être intéressé par le sujet et être sympa, ça suffit aussi
Se laisser interviewer si on a participé personnellement dans une commune autogérée comme Marinaleda ou au Chiapas pour mon mémoire de master
Un cours de guitare, m'apprendre à faire le rythme reggae

About the teacher, Riccardo Primavesi

J'ai toujours été très intéressé à la politique et sur la question de la démocratie (et de son application effective). Après être tombé dans des théories de la conspiration quand j'étais plus jeune, j'ai commencé à saisir la différence entre les faits historiques concrets soutenus par sources fiables et les théories incongrues. J'ai achevé un Bachelor en Sciences sociales et Histoire contemporaine à l'Université de Lausanne avec une choix de cours concentré sur le XXème siècle et la Guerre froide, et je suis en train de finir ma maîtrise en Socioéconomie à l'Université de Genève, où je me concentre sur la question de la démocratie délibérative et en général la philosophie politique. Entre autre chose je me suis intéressé aux archives soviétiques déclassifiés dans les dernières 20 années et aussi aux documents déclassifiés de l'OTAN, du SISDE et de la Confédération Suisse, qui sont librement consultables online.

Hip Hop Dance for fun

5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

In this class I will teach a small choreograph hip hop dance that everybody will be able to follow. Doesn't matter if you can dance or not. The important thing is to have fun. Anyone is welcome to dance with us!

Bring one of the following:
a hug
a surprise
homemade food
tea leaves
yoga mat

About the teacher, Elizabeth

I'm a 20 year old girl, I've been dancing since I was five. I've done different kinds of dances at school and participated in different group dance competitions. I'm not a professional but I know the moves. Dancing is my hobby and my way to sweat.

Introduction to coaching

6:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

The workshop addresses three main topics, namely: (1) coaching methods (2) relationship with others and (3) psychic mechanisms at stake behind our results. (1) The coaching methods include all the tools and techniques used in a conversation in order to help someone else to concretize his/her objectives and get closer to his/her dreams. This goes through the awareness that one can overcome his/her obstacles only by persevering and by giving their best. The techniques learnt during the workshop are immediately trained with short practical exercises. (2) The workshop also explains how you can build trustful and empathic relationships with people, a concept called rapport in coaching. Exercises enable you to understand what happens in one's psyche when building rapport. (3) Finally, results are explained through a model, which links our values, beliefs, emotions and behaviors in a logical framework. Everyone who is curious about coaching should come discover this very powerful practice in a dynamic and fun way :)

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
coloured A4 sheets
joyful participation
pens
tea

About the teacher, Alessia

I work as co-director of facilitation coaching and training at euforia (a social enterprise based in Geneva). On top of this I am a coaching trainer for WeCreate (a well known coaching school from Portugal). I am very passionate about training, in particular in coaching and I am looking forward to meet you all!

Création musicale

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva CH

A travers ce cours je souhaite partager ma passion pour la musique et donner un apérçu de différents aspects de la création musicale. Il y a d'abord une partie d'écoute et d'analyse. Cela vous permet de comprendre comment est structuré un morceau de musique et de réaliser que vous pouvez beaucoup apprendre rien qu'en écoutant. J'offre ensuite un apérçu rapide du programme que j'utilise – Ableton Live. La création finale se fait sur ordinateur, mais ce que je veux vous montrer c'est que tout est musique – tout objet ainsi que notre environnement peut être intégré de différentes façons à un projet musical. Pour démontrer ça, je présenterai l'élaboration d'un de mes morceaux ainsi que d'autres exemples. Nous créerons ensemble un petit morceau de musique dans l'espace du cours. Chacun y apportera sa touche.

Bring one of the following:
conseils pour la photo
des sons intéressants (à intégrer à la musique)
du thé
éventuellement de l'aide pour trouver un job à 20% (d'utilité publique, en contact avec les enfants, aides aux personnes en difficulté, projets humanitaires, ...)
une surprise

About the teacher, Ivan Angele

Ivan, 27 ans, étudiant à l'école de la vie. Je passe mon temps à faire ce que j'aime. Que ce soit de la musique, écrire, marcher, rire et faire rire, être avec la famille, les amis, lire, donner des cours et développer mes projets d'ateliers créatifs et de coaching. Ma mission est de partager les bonnes choses que j'apprends et permettre aux jeunes et moins jeunes de réaliser leurs rêves en dévoilant tout leur potentiel humain.

Effeuillage Burlesque

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva CH

N'ayez pas peur de vous mettre à nu! Venez danser, rire et surtout partager de bons moments. L'effeuillage Burlesque, en dehors de son côté sensuel, est également un excellent moyen de prendre confiance en soin, d'apprendre à s’aimer tel que l’on est, d'accepter son corps mais également sa personnalité sans se soucier du dictat de la mode ou des pressions de notre société. Soyez vous-même, sans crainte ni contrainte!

Bring one of the following:
cours de cuisine (je ne sais pas cuisiner)
gâteaux
livres
musiques (vinyls, cds)
plats

About the teacher, Clarisse

J'ai découvert le Burlesque il y a 3 ans en prenant des cours chez Secret Folies avec l'artiste Emma Mylan. Ces cours m'ont appris l'effeuillage rétro mais ils m'ont surtout apporté une plus grande confiance en moi, en ma féminité, en mon corps et également en ma personnalité. Avec d'autres élèves nous avons formés une troupe: Les Copines d'Edmond, proposant des spectacles drôles et sexy, montrant la femme sous toutes ces facettes. Je vois le Burlesque comme un beau moyen d'expression actuel, un peu comme un groupe de rock ou un comique, nous nous moquons et critiquons les codes de beauté ou les sujets d'actualité. N'oublions pas que burlesque vient du mot farce ;) En plus du Burlesque, j'adore danser: je fais du Modern'Jazz et de la Tribal Fusion. Je fais également de l'impro à la Fédération d'improvisation Genevoise. Grâce à ce que j'ai appris, j'aimerai pouvoir apporter aux autres un peu de bonheur et de confiance en eux.

Creative iPhone photography

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Someone said: "just because you have a good camera doesn't mean you're a photographer". In fact the quality of photography is not proportional to the number of pixels that you own, but it's more related to consciousness of your limitations. You can have the best camera in the world, but if you let it do the "seeing" for you, then you’re probably missing out on some amazing shots. So if you're thinking of buying an expensive camera to improve your photographic skills you're probably doing it wrong. The iPhone, on the other hand, is something that you always carry with you and its built-in camera is all you need to start off. Most of us don't like it when our smartphones take decisions by themselves, I will show you a few tricks and apps so you can gain control of your iPhone and unleash your creativity. I will also share some basics of photography to bring your artistic flair in line with good taste. And, of course, don't forget to recharge your iPhone battery before coming to the class!

Bring one of the following:
bottle of wine
homemade food
hugs
photographic films

About the teacher, Davide

I started taking my first pictures almost 8 years ago and I soon came up to street photography, portrait and social reportage. In 2011 I took part to "The family of Flickr" project from FIAF followed by a publication on the magazine "Riflessioni". In 2012 I studied photojournalism with Luigi Gariglio from Contrasto Agency and the same year I won the "1 Euro project" contest sponsored by Luz Photo Agency. My works have been exhibited at FNAC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castello di Rivoli and CIFA.

Replace Banking

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

"This could be either considered a Course, lecture or group 'Brain Storming'. I have been working in the Financial Industry for 20 years and like to explore ideas that will return responsibility to Financiers and Bankers. Or even find alternatives to traditional financial institutions. For example, Co-operatives, Credit Unions, etc. Are we tired of all the Financial crisis, bankers incentives at our cost, bankers exaggerated bonuses, etc? Let’s find ideas and ‘build a snowball and hopefully get it Rolling down a Mountain."

Bring one of the following:
Cakes
Ethnic foods
Home cooked foods
Homemade cookies

About the teacher, Christian Jordan

"Over 20 years’ experience in Accounting, Controlling, Internal Audit, Compliance, & Finance Management. Worked in multi-cultural environment including colleagues and clients of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai, Tunis, Indians, Brazilian, English, French, German, Chinese, Russian, and Pakistani, etc. As such my experience provides me the ability to adapt and communicate effective communication within all organization/external levels."

Ensemble Physical Theatre & Voice

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Stage de ‘EnsembleThéâtre Physique et Voix’ (Ensemble Physical Theatre & Voice) ‘Le corps expressif ’ par la formatrice de théâtre physique et vocal Aliki Dourmazer Le Théâtre Physique et chaque expression théâtrale implique la mise au point absolue du corps et del'esprit en même temps. En outre, la voix de l'interprète partage la même énergie avec le geste et relie les «paysages intérieurs» de l'artiste avec l'environnement externe qu’est l'auditoire. Dans ce stage, nous allons nous concentrer sur le «ici et maintenant» de l'action de l'interprète ainsi que sur l'équilibre entre la communication instinctive parmi les interprètes et les capacités personnelles de chacun. L'atelier se compose d'exercices : • sur la structuration de l'attention, de contrôle et de canalisation de l'énergie (John Britton). • construire et developer un ensemble dans la performance. • d’échauffement de la voix, la découverte de la résonance dans le corps et l’expansion de la voix (Grotowski, Chris Coe). • de corps et d'expérimentations vocales dynamiques (Aliki Dourmazer). • d'improvisations en solo, couple et en groupe. Au cœur de cette approche se trouve le développement de compétences psycho-physiques et vocales dans un groupe de théâtre à travers les principes de la rétroaction positive et le p l a i s i r. Aliki Dourmazer est née en Grèce. Elle est Directrice Associée de l'Ensemble International «DUENDE». Elle est une artiste physique très expérimentée et chanteuse. Elle enseigne sa propre approche d'intégration de formation vocale et de formation physique. Elle est une interprète dans DUENDE, elle enseigne les formations vocales pendant les stages et les résidences de l’Ensemble International. Please come with comfortable clothes, socks or barefoot and with a small bottle of water. There is no need for previous experience, just openness and will to explore. Looking forward to work with you!

Bring one of the following:
Administration help
essential oil/ natural cosmetics
juggling balls
massage
organic products / fruit
Poster - flyer design help
Stage design help
surprise!

About the teacher, Aliki Dourmazer

I come from Thessaloniki, Greece and I am a Physical Theatre and Voice trainer and physical theatre performer since 1999, with University studies in England. I have lately been focusing my personal research on the performative relationship between body and voice. I have been teaching in Greece, England, Switzerland and Italy, in theatre schools, festivals and universities. Also, I am co-organizing and teaching annually in a 2 week Physical Theatre Residency with my director John Britton in Lesvos island, Greece with students/artists that I meet through my teaching journeys. I am Assistant Director and vocal trainer of the International Ensemble DUENDE based in UK, with which we tour around Europe for workshops, residencies and live performances. My latest performance was in 'Fonderie Kugler' (Feb.2014), as part of the Esperimentoquadro theatre Residency 'Linkes'. I performed in physical restraint while singing and improvising sounds of a Greek traditional lamenting song. In this workshop I propose we will work on the basic principles of Ensemble physical theatre , investigating the functions of body and mind relationship, through the notion of positive feedback and through the search of pleasure within the exploratory process. The work is deeply physical and experiential, with small breaks of personal reflections and a positive atmosphere. CV link : https://www.facebook.com/notes/physical-theatre-voice-aliki-dourmazer/cv-aliki-dourmazer/521229274612712

Hip Hop Dance Initiation

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Bonjour à tous Tony PS, danseur Hip Hop de la scène genevoise, depuis maintenant 15 ans, organisateur, maître de cérémonie et président d'une structure associative; Il a réussit par la force du travail et la passion non dissimulée pour la danse, à gagner l'estime et la confiance d'entités publics ou privés avec lesquelles il a étroitement collaboré. Dès à présent, il propose des cours de danse personnalisés à domicile, en extérieur ou en studio. Ces cours sont proposés à toutes personnes désireuses de "bouger" tout en apprenant et ne souhaitant pas forcément fréquenter les diverses écoles mais surtout apprendre à se mouvoir et connaitre les rudiments des diverses danses telle que : - Le Breakdance - Le Freestyle - Le Popping - La House Dance - Recherche du rythme et apprendre à se mouvoir Les cours seront composés de telle façon : - Intrduction historique - Séance d'échauffement - Cours pratique - Improvisation - Séance de stretching Les cours vont de 45 minutes à 02h00, en fonction de votre temps à disposition, de votre endurance et votre intérêt.

Bring one of the following:
Appareil photo Canon pour monter un documentaire
Participation
Recherche d'emploi à mi-temps
Recherche emploi job d'été : professeur de danse ou animation pour jeunes
Un enregistreur pour prises de son avec micro cravate
Une voiture d'occasion à moins de 1000chf

About the teacher, Tony

L'objectif est de faire découvrir les diverses danses rattachés à la culture urbaine en rappelant ces fondements, ses origines et ses spécificités. Il y a aussi une volonté de casser les clichés à cette culture riche de bientôt 40 ans d'histoire. Les mass medias reflètent mal l'ampleur et les vertus réels de ce courant d'ou l'investissement dans l'enseignement et l'organisation d'évènements.

Sociology of knowledge

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

In this class we will go trough the basic concepts of (German) sociology of knowledge. This is to peek into the very processes through which we produce our realities and societies; 1) how we subjectively acquire meanings and 2) how we objectify them making them part of our intersubjective realities. By and far, this is to discuss the ways how we act towards objects based on our meanings that we have on them, how our meanings arise from our experiences and how our experiences are structured by our social and natural environments. There are no brute facts, only interpretations of what is taking place. However, certainly some things do have ontological existence (they are real). This is a class in the crossroads of sociology and philosophy, and consist of lecturing and dialogue.

Bring one of the following:
delicious vegetarian food recipes
herbs
massage
organic produce
tea leaves

About the teacher, Ossi Ollinaho

I am a Finnish post-doctoral researcher at UNIGE. I would characterize myself as an environmentally concerned systems sociologists. At the moment I am preparing a project on agroecology and how to change our food systems.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - S050 (underground)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205 CALL 0795854520
Geneva CH

· Law of Attraction in our daily life – “is this the world we created?”; · Mechanism of how our intentions literally attract manifestation of our reality seamlessly; · Match between the frequency of vibration of what you want, your own vibration and the vibration of the thought-form you are creating; · How can I consciously control the desired outcomes – important practical tips will be offered; · Role of Synchronicity; · Sensory activation exercise will be introduced. IMPORTANT! Please view this film clip before coming to class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b1GKGWJbE8 AND/OR read the book "The Secret."

Bring one of the following:
astronomy lessons
blues guitar lessons
inspiring movies
natural orchid flower
Tai Chi lessons

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - S050 (underground)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205 CALL 0795854520
Geneva CH

"C'est un cours qui vous donne des astuces pour créer des présentations attractives et moins ennuyeuse pour votre public. Nous allons aborder les sujets suivants: - le choix des images et de la typographie les transitions/ effets, la lisibilité mais d'autres aspects techniques comme le format de l'écran et la résolution. Pour terminer, je vous fournirai des ressources qui vous aideront à trouver de l'inspiration pour vos présentations PowerPoint, Keynote ou Prezi. Je me réjouis d'ores et déjà de vous accueillir dans mon cours et de partager ma passion avec vous."

Bring one of the following:
Aide à la recherche d'emploi
Aide à la recherche de logement
Cours de dessin / peinture / des fournitures scolaires
une surprise

About the teacher, Sandrine Barussaud

"Je m'appelle Sandrine et je suis originaire du Burkina Faso. Cela fait presque 7 ans que j'habite en Suisse. Médiamaticienne de formation, j'aime partager et échanger avec des personnes de divers horizons. J'ai voulu dispenser ce cours car j'ai l'habitude de donner un coup de main à des personnes de mon entourage et collègues pour élaborer leurs présentations."

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Si vous voulez peindre dans la rue, jouer avec les façades ou encore donner du volume à l'espace public alors nous vous invitons à participer à cet atelier d'art public participatif ! L'objectif de cet atelier est de faire une intervention sur l'espace public afin de créer un lieu utopique temporaire. C'est un cours en 4 sessions qui se terminera par une mise en scène d'une rue ! Après avoir étudié le contexte d'intervention et déterminé ensemble les objectifs, nous allons designer puis construire différents décors que l'on installera dans la rue pour pouvoir faire réagir, interroger ou rêver les habitants du quartier !

Bring one of the following:
Cours de dessin/illustration
Nourriture faite maison pour l'apéro
Pouvoir venir au moins à 3 des 4 sessions
Quelque chose pour l'apéro qu'on partagera ensemble
Un objet pour décorer l'atelier

About the teacher, Matthias Lecoq

Doctorant en sciences politiques et géographie sur les question de l'espace public et de la participation, je mène des projets d'intervention urbaine autour de l'urbanisme et de l'art public. Je travaille dans la région genevoise et aussi en Espagne où j'ai fait mon dernier atelier d'art public lors du festival d'architecture de la FETSAC.

Parc Beaulieu
Beaulieu, 1202 (Call 077 488 54 48)
Genève CH

On imagine souvent que pour improviser de la musique, il faut déjà en jouer depuis plusieurs années. Eh bien, c'est complètement faux ! En tête à tête avec un complet néophyte, il ne me faut généralement pas plus de 10 minutes pour qu'il improvise de la musique. L'enseignement traditionnelle de la musique, à l'instar de l'enseignement des langues, met l'écriture et la lecture, c'est à dire le solfège, beaucoup trop en avant à mon goût. Comme sa langue maternelle, la musique, on peut apprendre à la baragouiner sans avoir la moindre notion de lecture ou l'écriture. Je pense que l'improvisation est une porte d'entrée magnifique pour s'initier à la musique. L'idée derrière ce cours est d'offrir des schémas et outils simples, pour permettre à des duos de s'amuser à improviser ensemble de la musique. Le cours est adressé aux néophytes (pas de base de solfège ni de piano nécessaire) mais évidemment ouvert à des joueurs plus expérimentés qui n'auraient jamais été introduits aux plaisirs de l'improvisation. C'est malheureusement trop fréquent aujourd'hui, jouer du piano = lire des partitions. Et pour finir les élèves sont coincés et n'apprennent jamais à jouer sans partition. Ce cours peut aussi être l'opportunité de sortir de vos habitudes, interprètes de tous âges ! En 2h, vous serez capable de jouer et improviser ensemble, sur deux ou trois styles musicaux différents. En pratiquant un petit peu les exercices par la suite, vous deviendrez rapidement autonomes et pourrez jouer en duo à chaque fois que vous croisez un piano. Ça tombe à pique, vu que c'est la période où on tombe souvent sur des pianos ! En effet, avec le projet "jouez, je suis à vous", 45 pianos sont disposés dans la ville. Le cours a donc lieux à l'extérieur, et vous pourrez donc par la suite vous amuser en extérieur à chaque coin de rue. EN DUO : Venez en couple, avec un ami, ou un duo parent/enfant. Votre niveau n'a pas besoin d'être similaire (un musicien et un non-musicien peuvent tout à fait improviser ensemble). Le cours est prévu sur un modèle parent/enfant, avec comme minimum d'âge 9 ans pour l'enfant. Ce modèle est facilement adaptable pour des duos différents (2 adultes, etc.). Au moment de l'inscription, inscrivez vous donc par DEUX. Une inscription chacun. Si je vois un nombre impaire d'inscription je vais m'inquiéter :) Le premier cours lundi 16 juin à 17h est ouvert pour 3 duos, donc 6 personnes. Je commence par un petit nombre, jusqu'à aujourd'hui je n'ai enseigné la musique qu'en tête à tête et je préfère ne pas trop m'avancer pour un groupe trop nombreux, c'est un peu un cours expérimental (et vous êtes mes cobayes !) Fort d'une première expérience, je pense ouvrir mon deuxième cours (similaire) le mercredi 18 juin à 15h avec 4 duos, donc 8 personnes. Merci donc de prendre votre inscription très au sérieux ! Avec de si petites classes, il serait dommage de perdre d'avoir des désistements... Le lieux du cours : http://streetpianos.com/geneva2014/pianos/parc-beaulieu/ Un piano va être disposé au Parc Beaulieu, étant donné que je dois apporter pas mal de matériel pour donner le cours et que je ne peux pas me permettre de laisser ce matériel sans surveillance, exceptionnellement le rendez-vous n'est pas donné dans l'un des lieux habituels pour la tradeschool mais directement sur place, vers le piano du Parc Beaulieu. LE COURS EST ANNULE EN CAS DE MAUVAIS TEMPS ! En cas de temps incertain, le rendez-vous est maintenu jusqu'à la dernière minute.

Bring one of the following:
Un [adaptateur gros jack mâle mini-jack femelle] (google est encore votre amis)
Un [multi jack splitter 1x mâle, 2x femelle] (google est votre amis)
Un bon pour cours de conduite de 30-35 min avec vous (je passe bientôt mon permis de conduire :)
Un casque de vélo
Un jus de fruit frais pressé faits maison et avec amour
Un livre de moins de 100 pages qui vous a plu
Un métronome mécanique (non-électrique, avec un pendule)
Une bonne blague !
Une bonne recette vegan originale et simple à réaliser
Une chaise de piano (taille modulable)

About the teacher, Nicolas Pidancet

Je suis un jeune indépendant de 24 ans. J'enseigne la musique à mi-temps et organise des événements dans mon autre mi-temps, et joue avec mon groupe pour la troisième mi-temps. Je suis persuadé qu'à travers l'improvisation et la composition musicale, on peut stimuler chez les jeunes (et moins jeunes) la fibre de la créativité. D'où mon approche assez peu orthodoxe: d'enseigner la musique sans solfège. Puis, lorsque les bases de la communication ORALE sont maitrisées, on peut s'atteler à la lecture et l'écriture. La musique peut s'enseigner comme une langue maternelle en somme. Je fais partie aussi de l'organisation de "Jouez, je suis à vous" et c'est un plaisir d'en profiter à mon tour en jouant à l'extérieur une fois les pianos installés ! Je suis fan du concept de la trade school. Les échanges non-monétarisé (couchsurfing, wwoofing, auto-stop, etc.) sont déjà une part prépondérante de ma façon de vivre, et j'aime l'idée de me rapprocher encore plus de cet idéal en diffusant mon approche musicale à travers le troc. Pour me contacter : contact@pidancet-creation.com ou Nicolas Pidancet sur FaceBook ou LinkedIn

SURVIVAL ITALIAN I

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This course is designed to help students perform basic Italian activities (call a taxi, order in a bar etc). Subjects covered include: how to introduce him/herself, how to easily navigate in a city, and culture activities, such as keys to understanding Italian food and wine, entertainment, sight seeing etc.

Bring one of the following:
a book (or a title) from your country
a good wine
a movie (or a title)
a surprise
fruits or vegetables (what you want)

About the teacher, LUCIA DEL MORO

I am an enthusiastic Italian teacher since 1997. Come and see how fun it can be to learn my language.

Zumba Fitness

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - but as it's fitness exercise as well. You'll sweat, so a bottle of water is recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
A potted herb (mint, basil, etc...)
Café touba
Chai tea or any Yogi Tea
Fresh fruits or freshly pressed fruit juice
Lush perfume stick "Lust" (my favourite! can't have too much of it!)
Piece of colourful African fabric

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives regular zumba classes in Eaux Vives and Servette. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This class will be focussed on the concept of becoming aware of our inherent infinite capacity and divine nature as creators. Drawing on a mixture of western logic and rational thought and eastern philosophy and traditions, the class will unite the subjective and objective sciences into a culmination of what is termed "The Metaphysical Method of Information Acquisition." A basic (still under construction) presentation of the idea of this class can be seen at the web site for the non-profit that I am building: http://www.advancementofcivilizationeffort.org/ The goal of this class is to leave attendees with a sense of fulfillment, purpose, and empowerment. This class can be given as a series of lectures and not only one session.

Bring one of the following:
Agni hotra pot
Art to be published for my book "Sutras"
Blender
Camera stand for iPhone
Ceremonial items: candles, charcoal, essential oils, rare resins/incences
Event serving items: paper plates, plastic/forks/spoons, table cloths (paper or cloth)
Herbal tea
Large hot water thermos
Professional grade photography/video taking/editing
Raspberries/blueberries/other berries
Speakers that plug into my computer
Throw rugs/blankets/pillows that are cozy and can be used for ceremonial events/meditation
Typing/editing my books for publishing
Web content and/or social media management for ACE website
Web development

About the teacher, Alix Claire Erie

Already at the age of three, fascinated by Infinity, Alix decided that she would be a physicst when she grew up. As a young girl she spent most of her free time reading science fiction and futuristic utopian literature, and at the age of 11 she designed her first utopia, called "Ecstase". As a young woman she began her undergraduate education in physics and philosophy at the University of New Orleans, and after two years took a pause in 2004, leaving the United States for the first time in her life, beginning a spiritual quest spanning 10 years. In 2005 she walked the 1,200 km Buddhist pilgrimage O-Henrosan, praying at the renowned 88 temples of Shikoku island in Japan. Over the next few years she discovered the subjective sciences (including meditation and tantra), and was excited by the idea of a Grand Unified Theory in which the subjective and objective means of information acquisition could both be utilized to create a complete model of the universe. On her journey, Alix completed five more years of university studies in Physics. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2010, and continued with graduate studies at the same institution. Her graduate research was in theoretical physics and included Kaluza Klein Theory, StringTtheory, Statistical Field Theory, and the AdS/CFT correspondance. As well, she completed two internships, one of which was at the LHC at CERN. Her scientific formation has proven to be a rich addition to her perspective and approach in her teachings of prana, chakras, kundalini, energy channels, and dimensional reality.  Alix is also formally trained in the ancient traditions and science of Raja Yoga (translated as “the royal path of yoga”), which includes traditional Patajali Ashtanga yoga ( translated as “the yoga of 8 stages”), Kundalini yoga, Kriya yoga, Karma yoga Bhakti yoga, Mantra yoga and Dhyana yoga. She received Yoga Teacher Certification in association with the Satyananda tradition and certified under the Indian university system from Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nashik, India in 2006. In 2010 she returned to her beloved ashram in the holy Trimbakeshawar, one of the 12 ancient Jyotirlingams, for the Diploma in Yogic Studies (Advanced Yoga Practices). In 2012-2013, during the last months of her master work in physics, Alix had a series of awakenings, bringing her to the realization of her true calling to be channel for the divine will, providing access to self-realization for all seekers who cross her path. At this time she left the academic sciences to pursue the manifestion of her vision of ACE and performed a complete renunciation of all her belongings. She then traveled for a year visiting and working in several different countries, spiritual communities, and ashrams, and is now temporarily based again in Geneva, Switzerland.

Carouge (au piano devant la salle de fête à Carouge)
http://streetpianos.com/geneva2014/pianos/salle-des-fetes/
Carouge CH

On imagine souvent que pour improviser de la musique, il faut déjà en jouer depuis plusieurs années. Eh bien, c'est complètement faux ! En tête à tête avec un complet néophyte, il ne me faut généralement pas plus de 10 minutes pour qu'il improvise de la musique. L'enseignement traditionnelle de la musique, à l'instar de l'enseignement des langues, met l'écriture et la lecture, c'est à dire le solfège, beaucoup trop en avant à mon goût. Comme sa langue maternelle, la musique, on peut apprendre à la baragouiner sans avoir la moindre notion de lecture ou l'écriture. Je pense que l'improvisation est une porte d'entrée magnifique pour s'initier à la musique. L'idée derrière ce cours est d'offrir des schémas et outils simples, pour permettre à des duos de s'amuser à improviser ensemble de la musique. Le cours est adressé aux néophytes (pas de base de solfège ni de piano nécessaire) mais évidemment ouvert à des joueurs plus expérimentés qui n'auraient jamais été introduits aux plaisirs de l'improvisation. C'est malheureusement trop fréquent aujourd'hui, jouer du piano = lire des partitions. Et pour finir les élèves sont coincés et n'apprennent jamais à jouer sans partition. Ce cours peut aussi être l'opportunité de sortir de vos habitudes, interprètes de tous âges ! En 2h, vous serez capable de jouer et improviser ensemble, sur deux ou trois styles musicaux différents. En pratiquant un petit peu les exercices par la suite, vous deviendrez rapidement autonomes et pourrez jouer en duo à chaque fois que vous croisez un piano. Ça tombe à pique, vu que c'est la période où on tombe souvent sur des pianos ! En effet, avec le projet "jouez, je suis à vous", 45 pianos sont disposés dans la ville. Le cours a donc lieux à l'extérieur, et vous pourrez donc par la suite vous amuser en extérieur à chaque coin de rue. EN DUO : Venez en couple, avec un ami, ou un duo parent/enfant. Votre niveau n'a pas besoin d'être similaire (un musicien et un non-musicien peuvent tout à fait improviser ensemble). Le cours est prévu sur un modèle parent/enfant, avec comme minimum d'âge 9 ans pour l'enfant. Ce modèle est facilement adaptable pour des duos différents (2 adultes, etc.). Au moment de l'inscription, inscrivez vous donc par DEUX. Une inscription chacun. Si je vois un nombre impaire d'inscription je vais m'inquiéter :) Le premier cours lundi 16 juin à 17h est ouvert pour 3 duos, donc 6 personnes. Je commence par un petit nombre, jusqu'à aujourd'hui je n'ai enseigné la musique qu'en tête à tête et je préfère ne pas trop m'avancer pour un groupe trop nombreux, c'est un peu un cours expérimental (et vous êtes mes cobayes !) Fort d'une première expérience, je pense ouvrir mon deuxième cours (similaire) le mercredi 18 juin à 15h avec 4 duos, donc 8 personnes. Merci donc de prendre votre inscription très au sérieux ! Avec de si petites classes, il serait dommage de perdre d'avoir des désistements... Le lieux du cours : http://streetpianos.com/geneva2014/pianos/parc-beaulieu/ Un piano va être disposé au Parc Beaulieu, étant donné que je dois apporter pas mal de matériel pour donner le cours et que je ne peux pas me permettre de laisser ce matériel sans surveillance, exceptionnellement le rendez-vous n'est pas donné dans l'un des lieux habituels pour la tradeschool mais directement sur place, vers le piano du Parc Beaulieu. LE COURS EST ANNULE EN CAS DE MAUVAIS TEMPS ! En cas de temps incertain, le rendez-vous est maintenu jusqu'à la dernière minute.

Bring one of the following:
Un [adaptateur gros jack mâle mini-jack femelle] (google est encore votre amis)
Un [multi jack splitter 1x mâle, 2x femelle] (google est votre amis)
Un bon pour cours de conduite de 30-35 min avec vous (je passe bientôt mon permis de conduire :)
Un casque de vélo
Un jus de fruit frais pressé faits maison et avec amour
Un livre de moins de 100 pages qui vous a plu
Un métronome mécanique (non-électrique, avec un pendule)
Une bonne blague !
Une bonne recette vegan originale et simple à réaliser
Une chaise de piano (taille modulable)

About the teacher, Nicolas Pidancet

Je suis un jeune indépendant de 24 ans. J'enseigne la musique à mi-temps et organise des événements dans mon autre mi-temps, et joue avec mon groupe pour la troisième mi-temps. Je suis persuadé qu'à travers l'improvisation et la composition musicale, on peut stimuler chez les jeunes (et moins jeunes) la fibre de la créativité. D'où mon approche assez peu orthodoxe: d'enseigner la musique sans solfège. Puis, lorsque les bases de la communication ORALE sont maitrisées, on peut s'atteler à la lecture et l'écriture. La musique peut s'enseigner comme une langue maternelle en somme. Je fais partie aussi de l'organisation de "Jouez, je suis à vous" et c'est un plaisir d'en profiter à mon tour en jouant à l'extérieur une fois les pianos installés ! Je suis fan du concept de la trade school. Les échanges non-monétarisé (couchsurfing, wwoofing, auto-stop, etc.) sont déjà une part prépondérante de ma façon de vivre, et j'aime l'idée de me rapprocher encore plus de cet idéal en diffusant mon approche musicale à travers le troc. Pour me contacter : contact@pidancet-creation.com ou Nicolas Pidancet sur FaceBook ou LinkedIn

Magazine love

6:15p.m. to 7:45p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

An introduction to magazine appreciation! How are magazines created? From the technical side to some secrets for good storytelling, we will take a look to some great magazine examples around the globe, while trying to understand the present and future of printed publications.

Bring one of the following:
any magazines you like
any piece of design you like
any typical food from your country
hugs
wine

About the teacher, Jesús Vicente

I'm a Spanish editorial designer who worked in magazines in Madrid, London, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. I am now based in Geneva, where I have been working as a designer for a few years.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Please arrive 15 mins (19:45) before class begins. Each of us has something very unique to offer and contribute to this larger collective. However, due to our conditioning, preconceived notions and insecurities we are forced to fit into boxes and become conformists. Along the way of this conformisms we lose sight of ourselves, our potentials and passions - we lose sight of our true home. We end up spending rest of our lives in rented apartments compromising on one or the other factor without spending enough time building that home (a metaphor). In this class, we will through hands-on approach individually or collectively explore where one's passion and potentials may lie. How could we in the long run keep sight of the same and make appropriate "choices" to continually contribute to that larger collective? How do we concretize the next steps? Note: please be open-mindedly confused and come with no prior conclusions to this class.

Bring one of the following:
45 mins of your time (either for brainstorming, coffee, critical feedback)
a funky keychain
a one-pager story/ experience (your) of a moment of inspiration
a small table 80hx55lx50w (can be old and used)
flowery potted plant for outdoors
Home-made cake or cookies
self-made art with a story behind it
white lilies

About the teacher, Narmada Ramakrishna

Like many of us, I hold this great desire to make a dent in this world - to do something for the greater good of humanity - be an instrument even for the upliftment of goodness by empowering people and projects doing great things. In search for this goodness, I ended up in the world of social business, impactful capitalism, impact investing etc. Currently, running a social enterprise in Geneva building a ethical luxury brand working with artisans in the developing world I can directly relate to the up and downs of being this field. It can be extremely fulfilling but at the same time very challenging. To show that we are not alone in this journey - I like showcasing films like these and getting together with like-minded people to empower them to pursue goodness in their business, put people in the centre of their strategy and follow subjective intuitions rather than the objective mind while doing business. I am also one of the co-founders of Trade School Geneva

Une aventure corporelle

7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Missione Cattolica Italiana
Rue de la Mairie 15 (Call 078 636 38 76)
Geneve 1207 CH

Une aventure corporelle… Je suis pratiquement certaine que vous n'aurez jamais participé à un "cours" comme celui que je vous propose! Depuis bientôt dix ans, j'ai perdu la parole et la motricité par la faute d'une forme de sclérose ! Mon idée est de vous emmener en voyage dans nos cinq sens : vous faire découvrir la valeur de la vue, du toucher, de l'ouïe, de l'odorat et de la parole. Avec parfois de petites ou de grandes différences ! Durant deux heures nous allons démontrer tout ce qui, selon moi, fait notre vie ! Partager, s'émouvoir, rire, s'interroger, etc! J'espère que vous serez nombreux ! Isabelle

Bring one of the following:
Aide à la préparation d'un diaporama pour résumer mon cours
Aide à la traduction français-italien
Aide à trouver des idées pour que je puisse donner d'autres cours dans le cadre de TSG
Contribution à mon blog de cuisine
Partagez avec moi des poèmes qui vous touchent le coeur

About the teacher, Ronay

I'm a Turkish (well, in case you haven't guessed that before), living in Geneva since a decade now (time flies!). After many years spent in multi-national companies, I now work for an organisation that rewards people for their sustainable and eco-friendly actions (oh yes, that suits me better). And yes, I do love cooking, I do love mountains that surround us, meeting new people, hearing their stories…

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Mode d’expression dynamique et ludique, l’improvisation a de nombreuses vertus. Cultiver l’imagination, l’art de la répartie, mais aussi l'écoute ! Il est recommandé de venir dans une tenue confortable et souple. Le cours est donné en français, il est donc préférable d'être francophone ou d'avoir un bon niveau de français parlé. L'atelier est en 2 parties (2 soirées) de 2 heures, voici le programme : - Exercices de mise en confiance - Travail sur l’imaginaire et le lâcher-prise - Travail sur l’écoute et la spontanéité - Improvisations individuelles ou collectives

Bring one of the following:
Un bon livre (à donner ou à prêter)
Un hug (mais un vrai)
Un vieux jeux vidéo pour ma collection
Une découverte culinaire (mais Vegan svp)
Une surprise !

About the teacher, David Andrey

Passionné par l'art en général, je pratique le théâtre, l'écriture, la danse et le chant à divers niveaux. Diplômé du conservatoire, j'ai envie de partager mes passions avec autrui. Je suis aussi un grand amateur de jeux et très présent sur la scène de la "gamification", comme dans les jeux grandeur nature dans le cadre urbain, par exemple.

Effeuillage Burlesque

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

N'ayez pas peur de vous mettre à nu! Venez danser, rire et surtout partager de bons moments entre femmes. L'effeuillage Burlesque, en dehors de son côté sensuel, est également un excellent moyen de prendre confiance en soin, d'apprendre à s'aimer tel que l'on est, d'accepter son corps mais également sa personnalité sans se soucier du dictat de la mode ou des pressions de notre société. Soyez vous-même, sans crainte ni contrainte! Pour ce cours: apportez une robe facile à enlever, vos sous-vêtements préférés (pour vous sentir à l'aise), une paire de bas autofixant et des chaussures à talons.

Bring one of the following:
des cours de cuisinie (je suis nulle en cuisine)
des cours de danse (je danse tout le temps)
des gâteaux (je suis très gourmande)
des trucs sexy (grrrrr)
un super boulot (ben ouais, je ne fais pas que me mettre toute nue)

About the teacher, Lady Kitty

J'ai découvert le Burlesque il y a 3 ans en prenant des cours dans une école de Pin-Ups. Ces cours m'ont appris l'effeuillage rétro mais ils m'ont surtout apporté une plus grande confiance en moi, en ma féminité, en mon corps et également en ma personnalité. Avec d'autres élèves, nous avons formés une troupe: Les Copines d'Edmond, proposant des spectacles décalés, drôles et sexy, montrant la femme sous toutes ces facettes. Je vois le Burlesque comme un beau moyen d'expression actuel, un peu comme un groupe de rock ou un comique, nous nous lâchons sur scène, en nous moquant et critiquant les codes de beauté ou les sujets d'actualité. N'oublions pas que Burlesque vient du mot farce. En plus du Burlesque, je suis une passionnée de danse: je fais du Modern'Jazz et de la Tribal Fusion. Je fais également de l'improvisation théâtrale à la Fédération d'Improvisation Genevoise. Grâce à ce que j'ai appris, j'aimerai pouvoir apporter aux autres du bonheur, de la confiance en eux et surtout du fun!

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Summer time is here! And with this season come all sorts of music festivals and parties all around. You might have noticed that latin dances are more and more popular! If you are one of those people who pass by the dancefloor, hear this entertaining music and then just shrug your shoulders because you have 2 left feet and don't know how to dance, then this course should help you get started! In this class, I will show you a few basics for salsa beginners. Salsa being one of the most popular latin dances and according to me one of the most amusing to get started with. We will also get to check out a couple of basic moves in other typical latin party dances (bachata, merengue). Come and join the party with or without a partner!

Bring one of the following:
A bracelet
A home cooked meal (I like spicy)
A painting/poster to decorate my room
Good grounded coffee grains
Something sweet

About the teacher, Giovanna del Drago

I am from Geneva. I finished my studies in Socioeconomics here recently. I am looking for a job. I am looking forwards to enjoying summer in Geneva, because it is quite a lot of fun. I love parties. I can't wait to meet you in my class!

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Mode d’expression dynamique et ludique, l’improvisation a de nombreuses vertus. Cultiver l’imagination, l’art de la répartie, mais aussi l'écoute ! Il est recommandé de venir dans une tenue confortable et souple. Le cours est donné en français, il est donc préférable d'être francophone ou d'avoir un bon niveau de français parlé. L'atelier est en 2 parties (2 soirées) de 2 heures, voici le programme : - Exercices de mise en confiance - Travail sur l’imaginaire et le lâcher-prise - Travail sur l’écoute et la spontanéité - Improvisations individuelles ou collectives

Bring one of the following:
Un bon livre (à donner ou à prêter)
Un hug (mais un vrai)
Un vieux jeux vidéo pour ma collection
Une découverte culinaire (mais Vegan svp)
Une surprise !

About the teacher, David Andrey

Passionné par l'art en général, je pratique le théâtre, l'écriture, la danse et le chant à divers niveaux. Diplômé du conservatoire, j'ai envie de partager mes passions avec autrui. Je suis aussi un grand amateur de jeux et très présent sur la scène de la "gamification", comme dans les jeux grandeur nature dans le cadre urbain, par exemple.

French 101 Part 1

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This introductory, three-part French course will be held over three weeks, and cover some essential language skills to help you get started. Part 1: Before dreaming of speaking French, learn some vital information to help you get around: 1. Learn how to count 2. Learn the alphabet 3. Learn how to ask for the price 4. Learn to make appointments 5. Learn to spell your name over the phone and give your mobile number

Bring one of the following:
6 litres of diet coke or 6 packs of pineapple juice
A massage
Baby sitting for 2 hours for our 4 month old boy
Bag of Diaper no. 4
Car ride back and forth our house in Vernier to do grocery shopping in Carrefour in Ferney Voltaire. It will be me, my wife and our little boy
Chocolate Cake for my wife (she prefers fluffy cake without too much icing)
Groupon voucher for restaurant meals that you may not be able to use to take my lovely wife to dinner or lunch
Teach me how to swim

About the teacher, Ian Koko Murwira

I'm a Francophone, a husband and a father of a cute little boy. I teach French and English in the University. I also give French and English tutorial classes and am a English to French (and vice versa) interpreter.

Zumba Fitness

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - it's fitness exercise as well. You'll sweat, so a bottle of water is recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
1 kg fresh ginger
Andros or Tropicana fruit juice
Café Touba (found in African boutiques)
Fresh fruits
Help with installing a washing machine
Lush perfume stick "Lust" (my favourite!)
Piece of African fabric
Repairing of a sewing machine
Yogi Tea or Kusmi Tea

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives regular zumba classes in Eaux Vives and Servette. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This class is designed to provide you with a handful of tips on how to attract that irresistable aura & charisma of success through the art of effortless action. Inspired by a few thought leaders, I have come up with my very own recipe for this art which I have practiced with immense achievements. Come and be inspired!

Bring one of the following:
No barter items requested

About the teacher, Princessca Pillay

I am a Branding Strategist to a small company that I run here in Geneva known as BuffaloFunk.I have always been interested in unrevelling the secrets to a intrinsically more powerful you.And taking that road of transition from being a Thought Leader to a Zen Leader has resulted in alot of success not necessarily monetary but a totallity in my being, inner and outer. And this science is something I want to share.

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Les figures féminines ont joué un rôle majeur dans l'Histoire des sociétés d'Afrique du Nord (Maghreb, Egypte). Elles sont présentes dans le domaine symbolique (cultes et divinités), mais également au sommet des structures de pouvoir (reines,résistantes, cheffes d'armées, etc). Aujourd'hui, les luttes féministes d'Afrique du Nord constituent un des éléments les plus dynamiques des bouleversements qui ont cours dans la région. Ce cours propose d'effectuer un survol de l'Histoire des femmes d'Afrique du Nord, de proposer une analyse de l'évolution de la représentation du genre féminin au cours du temps et d'offrir des pistes de réflexion sur les enjeux contemporains.

Bring one of the following:
un cours de dessin ou de photographie
un livre
un tissu africain ou asiatique (wax, batik, etc)
une recette de cuisine
votre enthousiasme et votre participation active à la discussion

About the teacher, Inès El-Shikh

Nord-Africaine et féministe, j'ai publié plusieurs articles sur les questions politiques et identitaires au Maghreb et donné quelques conférences sur le sujet.

Initiation à la salsa Cubaine

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

"Salsa" ce mot est connu dans le monde entier, il évoque la vie, les couleurs et le rythme. La salsa de part sa simplicité est la danse de couple la plus accessible à tous ! Venez nombreux la découvrir. Voici le déroulement de l'atelier : - Travail sur le rythme, pas de base - Danse à 2, mouvement de base - Apprentissage d'une figure simple

Bring one of the following:
Un bon livre (à donner ou à prêter)
Un hug (mais un vrai)
Un vieux jeux vidéo pour ma collection
Une découverte culinaire (mais Vegan svp)
Une surprise !

About the teacher, David Andrey

Passionné par l'art en général, je pratique le théâtre, l'écriture, la danse et le chant à divers niveaux. Diplômé du conservatoire, j'ai envie de partager mes passions avec autrui. Je suis aussi un grand amateur de jeux et très présent sur la scène de la "gamification", comme dans les jeux grandeur nature dans le cadre urbain, par exemple.

Head: Face Massage - Part 1

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Face Massage is ideal for relaxation, helps releasing tensions. It revitalises the skin of the person receiving the massage. This course is intended to students who do not have any knowledges in massages. Each student will be able to practice twice and should then be able to practice at home with friends and family. This course will be part 1, as I am planning to organise the scalp massage as part 2 in July. Please bring a yoga mat, a small pillow or cushion, a blanket, a bottle of water, a small glass bowl, a pen and paper. The class can be given in English & French. // Le massage du visage est idéal pour la relaxation, car il procure une grande détente et le relâchement de nombreuses tensions. Grâce à lui, vous pourrez redonner vitalité et embellir le teint de la personne massée. Le cours est à l'attention des personnes qui n'ont pas de connaissances particulières en massage. Chaque étudiant aura la possibilité de pratiquer 2 fois et devrait pouvoir à nouveau pratiquer à la maison avec la famille et les amis pour un moment de relaxation. Ce cours est une première partie, et la suite sera organisée le 22 juillet avec le massage du cuir chevelu. Veuillez emmener un tapis de yoga, une petite couverture, un petit oreiller ou un coussin, une bouteille d'eau, un petit bol ou récipient en verre, un stylo et du papier. Le cours peut être donné en anglais comme en français.

Bring one of the following:
2 bottles of organic (bio) orange juice sans pulpe / 2 bouteilles de jus d'orange bio sans pulpe
2 cartons of organic rice drink / 2 briques de lait de riz bio
2 kgs of organic (bio) fruits (i.e. peaches, melon, watermelon, cherries, mango or that style of fruits)
2 kgs of organic (bio) vegetables (i.e. courgettes, French beans, betroots, olives, etc)
A bicycle pump and anything to repair a tyre / une pompe à vélo et de quoi réparer une chambre à air
A bunch of pink Lillies / Un bouquet de lys roses
A caoutchouc plant /une plante à caoutchouc
A large bag of small round ikea style mini candles & organic (bio) cedar incense / un grand sac de mini bougies style ikea et encens de cèdre bio
A nice Amethyste gem stone / une pierre d'améthyste
Kneipp Creme Soap Fig & Argan Oil / Crème douche Kneipp Figue & Argan
Organic (bio) washing up liquid & clothes washing liquid (liquide vaisselle et machine à laver bio)
The last Paolo Coelho's book in French: "Adultère"/ Le dernier livre de Paolo Coelho "Adultère"

About the teacher, Marie

Marie is from south East Asia and practices Thai massages in Ferney, near Geneva Airport. I mainly focus on people's "stress" causing tensions, aches in the mind & body. Coming from the international corporate environment, after working years under regular pressure, tight deadlines and no life, I decided to make a career change and concentrate on wellness so here I am! Follow me!

French 101 Part 2

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This introductory, three-part French course will be held over three weeks, and cover some essential language skills to help you get started. Part 2: Now you have mastered the numbers and alphabet, let us go further. 1. Learn to introduce yourself 2. Learn how to order food and know what you are ordering for drinks, appetizers, main dish and dessert 3. Learn the kitchen utensils in restaurants 4. Learn to ask for the bill

Bring one of the following:
6 litres of diet coke or 6 packs of pineapple juice
A bag of Diaper no. 4
A massage
Baby sitting for 2 hours for our 4 month old boy
Car ride back and forth our house in Vernier to do grocery shopping in Carrefour in Ferney Voltaire. It will be me, my wife and our little boy
Chocolate Cake for my wife (she prefers fluffy cakes without too much icing)
Groupon voucher for restaurant meals that you may not be able to use to take my lovely wife to dinner or lunch
Home cooked meal for two (big portion please)
Teach me how to swim

About the teacher, Ian Koko Murwira

I'm a Francophone, a husband and a father of a cute little boy. I teach French and English in the University. I also give French and English tutorial classes and am a English to French (and vice versa) interpreter.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

With the technology of the 20th century, humans were able to know for the first time what really happens at the depth of the skies and at the depths of the matter. And what we found looks like nothing we imagined before! Join this class to hear about what physics has to say today about reality: The world we live in, made out of swirling tiny building blocks, coming in totally identical groups out of nature's production line. A very solid reality emerging out of constant change and unpredictability - a change unceasing and omnipresent, yet visible only to our experimental devices. Join the first of the two sessions to hear about the triumph of quantum mechanics and the grandeur of elementary particles physics :) ____________________ The class is open to everyone curious about the findings and the status of modern physics. Each session will begin with a wide intro followed by a discussion on the arising questions. ________ What this class is not: It's not a discussion about new age stuff or a comparison of science to supernatural beliefs. Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? [Douglas Adams]

Bring one of the following:
15' of shoulder massage
A copied cd/dvd with music that you like
A pair of earrings
A soft drink to share with the class
A surprise
For swiss citizens: Join me for a cup of coffee and help me solve my questions about swiss culture and politics
Help to find singing lessons
Home-made food (no chocolate plz)

About the teacher, Eleni Petrakou

I am a physicist coming from Greece and currently working at Cern. I look up to renaissance people and renaissance cats.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

So you can have a scarf for the winter! In this class I'll teach you how to cast on (getting the yarn onto your needles), to knit and purl, and to cast off (binding off the finished end of a project). Depending on the nimbleness of the attendees' fingers, we can also cover some other skills, but the above will probably be enough to occupy our time. I'll also go over some of the abbreviations you'll commonly find in knitting patterns, and if we're so inclined we can also talk about sheep and capitalism. ** Important!! ** Please bring your own needles and yarn, and make sure that the needles are the right size for the yarn you have. (Just ask the shop person, s/he can tell you.) Two good places for knitting supplies are Au Dé d'Argent (rue de la Servette 76, next to Cinema Nord Sud) and Tricolaine (Rue Roi-Victor Amé 8, Carouge). *** Avec cette classe vous apprendrez comment monter des mailles (mettre la laine sur les aiguilles), tricoter et tricoter une maille à l'envers, et rabbatre des mailles (finir un projet). Si on est très fort avec tout ça je peux montrer encore des choses, mais je pense que c'est déjà bien. Je vais aussi expliquer des abbreviations qu'on trouve souvent dans les instructions pour un projet, et si l'envie nous prend nous pouvons parler des moutons et du capitalisme. ** Important!! ** SVP apportez vos propres aiguilles et laine, et faites attention que les aiguilles sont de la bonne taille pour la laine. (Demandez au vendeur/se.) Deux bons endroits pour le matos: Au Dé d'Argent (rue de la Servette 76, à côté du Cinema Nord Sud) et Tricolaine (Rue Roi-Victor Amé 8, Carouge).

Bring one of the following:
fruit (local, seasonal, organic)
organic whole grain flour
something homemade
vegetables (local, seasonal, organic)
yarn

About the teacher, Kate

I enjoy gardening, knitting, and all things bread and pasta.

HIIT Fitness and Well-Being

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Summertime has finally arrived in Geneva (I can't tell you how happy this makes me), and with it comes long days on the beach in bikinis and speedos, little dresses, and minimal clothing. Why not look and feel your best and hey, perhaps even make a positive lifestyle change that you can continue long after summer's bliss has passed? Ultimately, that's my goal as your fitness instructor! In my classes we will work on all areas of the body through High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT for short) that alternates short intense periods of cardio exercise with less-intense static exercises. The combination of the two provides for an intense and highly effective workout that will leave you feeling like a rubber band by the end. After the HIIT exercises we will finish with a cool-down session of stretching and light yoga. Classes are aimed at beginners and intermediates. It's important however to remember the little saying, "Abs are made in the kitchen." Without proper diet and nutrition all that work will have been for nothing. At the end of the course I will provide the class with a small nutritional challenge you can do at home, along with some tips for a healthier, better, you! Remember, dieting doesn't provide long-term results. A lifestyle change that focuses on exercise and proper nutrition does, which is what I'm hoping to help you attain! REMEMBER TO BRING: An exercise mat Light hand weights (optional) A jump rope (optional) A bottle of water A towel if you need one and finally....your enthusiasm!!! *Classes will be held primarily in English, but I speak French fluently and can translate if needed.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine (I prefer reds...but not merlot)
Beauty products (face cream, sunblock, conditioner, make up)
Fruits/Veggies or "bio" foods (soy/almond milks, quinoa, oats, etc...but no milk products please!)
Guitar strings (or maybe even a guitar lesson or two?...But I definitely need the strings first)
Sporting equipment (jump rope, frisbee, yoga mat, swimming goggles, swimming cap, volleyball, etc)

About the teacher, Nicole Frazier

I began pursuing my fitness journey in Hawaii over 8 years ago where I was an avid surfer and practiced yoga regularly. After moving to Switzerland 3 years ago (and thus losing my ocean), my focus shifted to other sports such as running, cycling, swimming, and fitness. I have since participated in over 13 races, including the Geneva Half-Marathon and Locarno Triathlon. My weekly fitness schedule consists of running with the UNIGE Advanced Running Group, aerobics and fitness, swimming, cycling, and the occasional hiking, climbing, and slackline (which I recently took up). In 2012, I taught fitness to adolescents at the JTC Camp in Flims-Laax, Switzerland to enormous success, and I have also been known to give rooftop fitness classes to my roommates. I plan to begin my studies in Sport Science at UNIL later this year. As you can see, I love to move and believe in a healthy, active lifestyle! I hope I can share my passion with you and be a positive influence on your fitness journey!

Initiation à la salsa Cubaine

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

"Salsa", ce mot est connu dans le monde entier, il évoque la vie, les couleurs et le rythme. La salsa, de par sa simplicité, est la danse de couple la plus accessible à tous ! Venez nombreux la découvrir. Voici le déroulement de l'atelier : - Travail sur le rythme, pas de base - Danse à 2, mouvement de base - Apprentissage d'un figure simple

Bring one of the following:
Un bon livre (à donner ou à prêter)
Un hug (mais un vrai)
Un vieux jeux vidéo pour ma collection
Une découverte culinaire (mais Vegan svp)
Une surprise !

About the teacher, David Andrey

Passionné par l'art en général, je pratique le théâtre, l'écriture, la danse et le chant à divers niveaux. Diplômé du conservatoire, j'ai envie de partager mes passions avec autrui. Je suis aussi un grand amateur de jeux et très présent sur la scène de la "gamification", comme dans les jeux grandeur nature dans le cadre urbain, par exemple.

Head: Scalp Massage - Part 2

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Following the face massage course held on 15th July 2014, I am proposing the Scalp massage which completes the head massage. We previously covered an introduction to face massage where tensions settle but we do not want to forget the rest of the head! During this short class, you will be able to revise your face massage skills should you wish to attend this class too. Those who would not have attended the face massage class can still learn separately how to massage the scalp :) This promotes relaxation to help release tensions. Please bring a yoga mat, a small pillow or cushion, a blanket, a bottle of water, a pen and paper. // A la suite du cours du massage du visage qui s’est tenu le 15 juillet , je vous propose le massage du cuir chevelu, qui complètera le massage de la tête. La dernière fois, nous avions commencé par le massage du visage où les tensions se logent, mais il n'est pas question de manquer le reste de la tête ! Pendant ce cours, vous aurez la possibilité de réviser le massage du visage (si vous avez participé à ce cours). Ceux qui n’auront pas participé au cours précédent pourront toujours apprendre séparément le massage du cuir chevelu :) Le massage du cuir chevelu aide lui aussi à la détente et au relâchement des tensions. Veuillez emmener un tapis de yoga, un petit oreiller ou coussin, une couverture, une bouteille d’eau, un stylo et du papier.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of organic orange or bergamot massage oil
1 Litre of organic olive Oil
2 bottles of organic orange juice
2 cartons of rice drink
2 kgs of organic (bio) fruits (i.e. peaches, melon, watermelon, cherries, mango or that style of fruits)
2 kgs of organic (bio) vegetables (i.e. courgettes, French beans, betroots, olives, etc)
A bunch of pink lillies
A jar of organic honey
A Medium or Large size green plant, not spiky leaves, preferably round leaves
A pink quartz or amethyst pendulum
An Orchid in pot
Kneipp Creme Soap Fig & Argan Oil / Crème douche Kneipp Figue & Argan

About the teacher, Marie

Marie is from south East Asia and practices Thai massages in Ferney, near Geneva Airport. I mainly focus on people's "stress" causing tensions, aches in the mind & body. Coming from the international corporate environment, after working years under regular pressure, tight deadlines and no life, I decided to make a career change and concentrate on wellness so here I am! Follow me!

French 101 Part 3

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This introductory, three-part French course will be held over three weeks, and cover some essential language skills to help you get started. Part 3: In this class we will learn to navigate the city. 1. Understand directional signs 2. Learn to ask for directions and understand the response 3. Learn to ask for time and give time 4. Learn how to ask for help

Bring one of the following:
6 litres of diet coke or 6 packs of pineapple juice
A bag of Diaper no. 4
A massage
Baby sitting for 2 hours for our 4 month old boy
Car ride back and forth our house in Vernier to do grocery shopping in Carrefour in Ferney Voltaire. It will be me, my wife and our little boy
Chocolate Cake for my wife (she prefers fluffy cakes without too much icing)
Groupon voucher for restaurant meals that you may not be able to use to take my lovely wife to dinner or lunch
Home cooked meal for two (big portion please)
Teach me how to swim

About the teacher, Ian Koko Murwira

I'm a Francophone, a husband and a father of a cute little boy. I teach French and English in the University. I also give French and English tutorial classes and am a English to French (and vice versa) interpreter.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

With the technology of the 20th century, humans were able to know for the first time what really happens at the depth of the skies and at the depths of the matter. And what we found looks like nothing we imagined before! Join this class to hear about what physics has to say today about reality: This world where time does not pass at a constant pace and the distance you have to run gets larger if you're fast. Where stars attract other stars' light, new room is created the whole time, and the shapes in the sky trace fingerprints smaller than atoms. Dizzying - awesome - is there anything more awesome than this? Probably yes, how about we are able to explore this madness! ...Join the second of the two sessions to hear about the epic theory of relativity and the mind-blowing findings of observational cosmology. ____________________ The class is open to everyone curious about the findings and the status of modern physics. Each session will begin with a wide intro followed by a discussion on the arising questions. Note that the second session will refer to some of the things discussed in the first one. ________ What this class is not: It's not a discussion about new age stuff or a comparison of science to supernatural beliefs. Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? [Douglas Adams]

Bring one of the following:
15' of shoulder massage
A copied cd/dvd with music that you like
A pair of earrings
A soft drink to share with the class
A surprise
For swiss citizens: Join me for a cup of coffee and help me solve my questions about swiss culture and politics
Help to find singing lessons
Home-made food (no chocolate plz)

About the teacher, Eleni Petrakou

I am a physicist coming from Greece and currently working at Cern. I look up to renaissance people and renaissance cats.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

If you are curious to open up to the possibilities of discovering your inner self, experience life from the deepest authentic part of you, that you are excited with the idea to co-create with us a conscious, empowering, loving, positive and healthy environment, please join us in an introductory session on “Soul Knowledge” through Self Awareness course. Together we will explore answers to the following questions. • What is Self-Awareness? • Why should I be aware of myself and what are the benefits of being self-aware? • How can I practice Self Awareness? If by reading these few lines you feel excited, interested and your mind is kind of saying what is this session I want to learn more, then please join us this is absolutely for you.

Bring one of the following:
curiosity
heart
humour
one strong belief about life
openness

About the teacher, Deepanjali

Deepanjali SAPKOTA: I grew up with a grandmother who kept telling me and all her disciples that nothing exists except our own self, the most important thing in life is to know/find out who we really are, and the only job we have on this planet is to experience our own self. I thought she was crazy and loved her always. This message became alive when I started asking myself big questions about life. Ever since I have been practicing Atma Gyan (in Nepali Soul Knowledge), a personal choice, a life style more in line with my being, and life suddenly transformed from being a hassle, a burden to a playground, an experiential bliss, empowerment, peace, love, compassion, unity, oneness, conscious and fountain of happiness flows within and quest for search outside stopped. During this journey I remembered the mission of my Life, my soul’s desire to share the insights, experiences, and my life journey by simply speaking about my own understanding of my soul which I believe has the same qualities like all souls in the world. Simone REEVES: Simone is passionate about calling forth the Leader that is in each of us and thus leading and living a life ‘on purpose’. As a Certified Professional Co-Active coach with over 20 years breadth and depth of experience in regional and global HR Leadership roles across various geographies, Simone is experienced in supporting individuals and organisations in achieving productive transformation through facilitating performance and change processes. Collaboration and co-creation in the moment is her favourite flavour of the month and she looks forward to involving you in the experience.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Sevillanas is probably the most seductive and popular flamenco dance in Andalusia (South of Spain). They come in a group of four. The aim of this class is that you learn the first Sevillana. It is usually danced by a man and a woman (but it can also be danced by two people of the same gender). When dancing Sevillanas, the man tries to seduce the woman almost without touching her. The dignified posture as well as the exchange of fiery glances plays an important part. In Andalusia, it is very rare to meet someone who cannot dance Sevillanas, because it is always danced in the Ferias (Andalusian Flamenco festivals). Andalusians are pretty good at carpe diem by socialising in Ferias, dancing Sevillanas, indulging themselves in exquisite tapas and relieving the thirst with typical Andalusian wine. The most well-known Flamenco festival in and outside Spain is “La Feria de Abril” in Seville, but Ferias can be found all over Andalusia on special days of the year. If you think you have seen it all, it is hard to impress you and you are openhearted, I highly recommend you attend to a Feria one day (especially with a local). For the ones with no desire to go to a Feria, they still can learn Sevillanas as a way of having fun, exercising, improving their coordination skills and correcting their posture to a more elegant and passionate one. Recommended: Women: comfortable high-heels, a skirt and black/red/polka dots clothing. Men: dressed in black.

Bring one of the following:
A classic surprise
A passionate surprise
A seductive surprise
A traditional surprise
An elegant surprise

About the teacher, Manuela Bernal Reyes

Curious about life, I have lived in five countries before deciding that I would like to stay in Switzerland. Although I am Andalusian (from Cadiz), I studied English Literature and Creative Writing in London, followed by a MA in Translation which was almost useless. After doing some translations here and there, I realised that being in front of a computer was not how I wanted to spend my life, so I went to Barcelona to study again, change my career and become a Spanish teacher. Currently, I work at an international language school here in Geneva. I mainly teach Spanish in companies, and I enjoy what I do very much because there is no one day the same, it gives me the chance to interact with interesting people and it makes me grow every day, both professionally and personally. I also work with kids, especially with a little special one, and it's like a paid hobby because it's something that I do out of pure pleasure.

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

English description further down ... Un cours très pratique sur la méditation. Tout le monde est bienvenu, peu importe le niveau d'expérience. Nous ferons 2 ''sessions'' de méditation durant le temps imparti, pendant lequel je vous parlerai de cette pratique et prendrai bien le temps de répondre à vos questions. Le cours sera donné à la fois en français ET en anglais. Je considère le langage important pour ce cours, mais plus importantes encore sont les sensations que vous ressentirez pendant la méditation. Je m'assurerai que tout le monde comprenne bien tout ce qui est dit. // A practical class on meditation. Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience. We will do 2 ''sessions'' of meditation during the time we have. I'll talk to you a little about this practice. I'll take time to answer you questions. The class will be held in English AND in French at the same time. I consider the language important, but most important are the sensations you will have during the meditation. I'll make sure everyone understands everything that's being said.

Bring one of the following:
donner un peu de votre temps pour une expérience unique
giving some of your time to an amazing experience (really)
hug / câlin
Organic fruits, vegetables / légumes, fruits bio
surprise
your presence / votre présence

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Il y a environ 12 ans j'ai vu le mot "ayurvéda" dans un livre de bien-être. "Ayurvéda" est un mot sanskrit "ayur" veut dire "vie" et "véda", "connaissance". Voilà un un système qui permet à ceux qui l'appliquent d'avoir une meilleure connaissance de la vie afin d'établir un équilibre à l'intérieur et aussi avec notre environnement. La nutrition y joue un rôle très important. Je me nourris tous les jours et, donc, je peux agir à ce niveau pour maintenir cet équilibre. Je vous invite à venir (re)découvrir une approche individuelle et wholistique à la santé à travers mon parcours ayurvédique et de partir avec des astuces pour avoir d'avantage d'énergie. A la fin il y aura du temps pour vos questions. A noter: Le cours peut se faire EN FRANCAIS OU EN ANGLAIS selon les besoins des participants. The class can be IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH depending on participants' needs.

Bring one of the following:
cours de ukelélé
fruits/légumes bio, de saison & de proximité/de jardin
herbes aromatiques par ex. la menthe
le coeur et l'esprit ouvert
un bouquet de fleurs

About the teacher, Janet Gomez

L'ayurvéda, le yoga, la nutrition et l'alimentation jouent un rôle important dans ma vie. Au fil des années j'ai suivi de nombreuses cours, stages et formations et j'ai lu de nombreuses livres et je continue à lire, à étudier, à observer (on apprend toujours!). J'ai du plaisir à partager avec toute personne intéressée, surtout ceux/celles qui vivent une vie trépidante (comme moi!) pour les guider vers du bien-être.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Se reconnecter avec son corps, se recentrer sur soi, être présent dans l'instant, se sentir vivant, en pleine conscience, voilà pour moi l'esprit du yoga, dont le mot sanskrit "yuj" signifie l'union (entre le corps et l'esprit). La détente physique procurée naturellement par les postures apaise automatiquement l'esprit...il s'en suit alors une sensation de paix intérieure. Ce cours est ouvert à tous les niveaux. Merci de venir avec une tenue confortable et votre tapis de yoga (un linge ou une couverture fait aussi l'affaire). NAMASTE! :) Le rendez-vous est donné à l'Espace de Quartier Sècheron, mais le cours aura lieu au parc de la Perle du Lac si le temps le permet. En cas de mauvais temps, le cours se tiendra dans la salle mentionnée. Merci de venir 15 minutes en avance afin que tout le monde soit prêt au démarrage du cours. :)

Bring one of the following:
le récit (écrit) de l'expérience qui vous la plus transformé
un article ou passage d'un livre qui vous a marqué
un livre que vous avez adoré
une création à vous (artistique, déco., ou culinaire, etc.)
votre feedback sur le cours (le plus sincère!)
votre recette préférée (végétarienne)

About the teacher, Lea Merazzi

Je pratique le yoga depuis plusieurs années et nourrit une passion grandissante pour cet art. J'ai récemment fait une formation de 200h à Bali pour apprendre à enseigner le yoga. Mon souhait était juste d'approfondir mes connaissances par intérêt personnel, mais depuis lors, je cherche à partager et transmettre aux autres tout ce que m'apporte cette magnifique pratique.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Making and canning jam is not a mystical process and you don't need fancy equipment, just a pan to cook the jam, a pot big enough to hold a few jars, and something to lift the jars out of their water bath. Assuming you have these, you can make jam. In this class we'll make a jam (recipe depends on what I find at the market) and go through how to can it using the boiling water method. And everyone will get to take some home for their toast. *** La préparation de la confiture n'a jamais été le fruit d'un quelconque procédé mystique, et aucun équipement spécifique n'y est vraiment nécessaire. Une grande poele pour cuire la confiture, une marmite assez grosse pour contenir plusieurs pots, et un ustensile permettant de sortir les pots de leur bain bouillant. Si vous avez tout ça à portée de main, alors vous savez faire de la confiture. Dans cette classe, nous ferons de la confiture (la recette dépendra du marché du jour) et, surtout, nous apprendrons comment la conserver. Et, bien sûr, à la fin de cours, tout le monde pourra repartir avec le fruit de son labeur afin d'en profiter plus tard. :)

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of wine
fruit (local, seasonal, organic)
organic whole grain flour
something homemade
vegetables (local, seasonal, organic)

About the teacher, Kate

I enjoy gardening, knitting, and all things bread and pasta.

Knitting Part 2 / Tricot II

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This class is a continuation of Knitting for Beginners (16 July) but new people are more than welcome to jump in! In the first class we went through casting on, knitting and purling, and did a quick demonstration of casting off. In part 2 we will continue working on these skills, and I will propose a few possible first projects as well as some simple stitch patterns. For those who are feeling confident I can show you some more advanced skills. ** important! please bring your own needles and yarn (make sure they go together - ask at the shop if you're not sure) ******************** Cette classe est la continuation de la classe Tricot Débutant (16 juillet) mais des nouvels étudiants sont les bienvenus ! Dans la première classe on a appris comment mettre les mailles sur les aiguiles, de tricoter les mailles à l'endroit et à l'envers, et brièvement comment rabattre les mailles. Pour la deuxième classe on va continuer à pratiquer ses compétences, et je vais proposer quelques projets et points faciles pour ceux qui s'y intéressent. Pour ceux qui se sentent confiants je peux vous montrez des choses plus avancé. ** important ! svp apportez vos propres aiguilles et fil (faites attention que les deux vont ensemble - ça vous pouvez demander au magasin si vous n'êtes pas sûrs)

Bring one of the following:
a plant (of any sort, surprise me)
local organic produce
organic flour
something homemade
yarn

About the teacher, Kate

I enjoy gardening, knitting, and all things bread and pasta.

Effeuillage Burlesque

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

N'ayez pas peur de vous mettre à nu! Venez danser, rire et surtout partager de bons moments entre femmes. L'effeuillage Burlesque, en dehors de son côté sensuel, est également un excellent moyen de prendre confiance en soin, d'apprendre à s'aimer tel que l'on est, d'accepter son corps mais également sa personnalité sans se soucier du dictat de la mode ou des pressions de notre société. Soyez vous-même, sans crainte ni contrainte! Pour ce cours: apportez une robe facile à enlever, vos sous-vêtements préférés (pour vous sentir à l'aise), une paire de bas autofixant et des chaussures à talons.

Bring one of the following:
Des bébés gâteaux (mini tartes, muffins, cup cakes)
Du chocolaaaat
Un objet rigolo
Un vêtement "trop quelque chose" que vous n'osez pas mettre (trop sexy, trop coloré, trop cour...)
Votre chanson "sexy" préférée

About the teacher, Lady Kitty

J'ai découvert le Burlesque il y a 3 ans en prenant des cours dans une école de Pin-Ups. Ces cours m'ont appris l'effeuillage rétro mais ils m'ont surtout apporté une plus grande confiance en moi, en ma féminité, en mon corps et également en ma personnalité. Avec d'autres élèves, nous avons formés une troupe: Les Copines d'Edmond, proposant des spectacles décalés, drôles et sexy, montrant la femme sous toutes ces facettes. Je vois le Burlesque comme un beau moyen d'expression actuel, un peu comme un groupe de rock ou un comique, nous nous lâchons sur scène, en nous moquant et critiquant les codes de beauté ou les sujets d'actualité. N'oublions pas que Burlesque vient du mot farce. En plus du Burlesque, je suis une passionnée de danse: je fais du Modern'Jazz et de la Tribal Fusion. Je fais également de l'improvisation théâtrale à la Fédération d'Improvisation Genevoise. Grâce à ce que j'ai appris, j'aimerai pouvoir apporter aux autres du bonheur, de la confiance en eux et surtout du fun!

Cours de Bachata

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Bachata est une danse de la République Dominicaine dans les Caraïbes. Vous souhaitez découvrir cette danse passionnante? Ce cours s’adresse à toutes les personnes qui souhaitent apprendre les bases de la Bachata et quelques passes simples.

Bring one of the following:
CD vierge
Cours d'anglais
Des feuilles de thé
Une boisson
Une surprise

About the teacher, Karine

Bercée par la musique et la danse depuis ma plus tendre enfance, j'ai notamment pratiqué le rock et les danses de salon. En 2004, j'ai découvert cette nouvelle danse, la bachata. Après des années d'apprentissage, pendant lesquelles j'ai suivi plusieurs stages de perfectionnement, effectué des chorégraphies de démonstration et participée à des concours de danse, j'ai eu l'opportunité d'enseigner à des adultes et à des enfants et ainsi transmettre ce que j'avais appris. Passionnée par l'enseignement, je saurai vous transmettre ma bonne humeur, mon style et mon dynamisme. Pour moi la danse est avant tout " un art, un plaisir et un partage.

Street Dance Fusion (Beginner's)

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

This class will combine the styles of street dance, hip hop and jazz dance for a fun routine that will get you moving, sweating and bouncing off the walls. Dress comfortably and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work.

Bring one of the following:
Coconut water
Dark chocolate (70% or above)
Enthusiasm
Herbal tea
Your best dance moves

About the teacher, Ronalee

I am a passionate dancer and my teaching style is based on fun, movement and I encourage personal styles.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Would you like to live a greener lifestyle but are not sure where to start? Are you confused about which items can be recycled in Geneva? Do you need help deciphering all the different fair trade and organic labels in the supermarket? In this course we will discuss a number of small, painless changes you can make in your daily life. By adopting these simple habits you will make a real difference in your impact on the earth.

Bring one of the following:
An email describing at least two changes you have made in your life as a result of this class
One hour of conversation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mandarin or Russian
Organic dark chocolate
Organic fruit or vegetables
Small clothing repairs (e.g. sewing on a button or patching a hole)

About the teacher, Wendy Werneth

I am originally from the United States but have lived and worked in many different countries. Currently I work as a translator in an international organization, and I recently obtained a master's degree in human rights. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and creating a better world one step at a time. I am offering this class because I want to help others be the change they want to see in the world. I also love travelling, reading and learning languages, and some of my more recent interests include yoga, meditation and vegan cooking.

Non Directive Coaching - a Teaser

7:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

This short class will introduce you to the concept of non directive coaching – an extremely powerful way to help others find their own path in making important decisions about their lives. Coaching is an enabler - we'll show you how you can help others find the answers they themselves know already! Using open questions and active listening, coaching helps people work through options when faced with making difficult choices or changing habits. This technique is widely used globally by leaders to help their coaches (employees) be at their best. The class will provide you an overview of the process as well as some basic tips on how to approach non-directive coaching conversations. As a participant, we ask you to think about one problem/situation/habit that you'd like to be coached on. We will be looking for volunteers and if you are willing - we may call upon you for a live demonstration!

Bring one of the following:
A problem/situation/habit you'd like to be coached on
Bring me your will to do things differently than you have before
Did I mention - the promise to actively listen?
Stories - any story where coaching has helped you or some one you know
The solemn pledge that you will actively listen to your coachee

About the teacher, Shaje Ganny

Ale and Shaje both live in Geneva and work for one of the big multi nationals. They share a passion for public speaking and lifelong learning; concepts which they apply in their work and private life. With respect to nondirective coaching, Shaje is a certified corporate trainer and regularly conducts coaching classes at work. Ale is an experienced coach and will bring real life experience and understanding to the session.

The Art of Marketing

5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Everyone who is interested in Marketing is welcome to join, no matter whether it's the first time you've heard about the topic or you are the Chief Marketing Officer of the biggest corporation in the world (and everything in between). We will briefly talk about the basics of marketing, some deeper insights and tips, and some common pitfalls. The session is designed to allow constant interaction, so also bring your burning questions if you have any.

Bring one of the following:
A house by the ocean
A surprise
Any kind of chocolate
Organic vegetables or fruits
Something expected

About the teacher, Ben Schmid

Ben has worked in Global Brand Management for over 8 years in one of the biggest and most successful Marketing-led companies such as Procter & Gamble. He now leads a Strategy and Marketing consulting called ekabhava and is in the process of creating a worldwide network of like-minded people.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Are you sending out 100s of CVs and not getting any responses? Then this class is for you! This class will cover basic CV writing tips. We will talk about what a quality CV looks like and share ideas about formatting, content, length amongst other things. We'll also talk about common mistakes people make and how you can best avoid them. In the competitive world, your CV needs to stand out and get your message across as concisely as possible. We'll show you how. (English speaking only)

Bring one of the following:
Any tips you have picked up from your past for the rest of the group
Have an open mind
Positive attitude
Your current CV
Your story, your experiences with sending out CVs

About the teacher, Sandra Theis and Shaje Ganny

Sandra is currently working at a large multinational in Switzerland, and has work experience in the US and UK. She has coached peers and colleagues on CV writing skills since her university years, where she was involved in a global student organization specializing in job placement. Shaje also works for a large multinational in Switzerland and has 15 years of people management experience. He currently sees many CVs from candidates applying to his company and is a qualified interviewer.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Following the great response (in July) and demand for the Face Massage Introduction Course, I am pleased to offer a second Edition. Face Massage is ideal for relaxation, helps releasing tensions. It revitalises the skin of the person receiving the massage. This course is intended to complete beginners without knowledge in massages. Each student will be able to practice and should then be able to practice again from home with friends and family. Please BRING a yoga mat, a small pillow or cushion, a tiny small glass bowl, a pen and paper to write down your notes. The class can be given in English & French. Former students are welcome to join the class again to revise / practice again. Le massage du visage, est idéal pour la relaxation, car il procure une grande détente et le relâchement de nombreuses tensions. Vous pourrez redonner vitalité et beau teint à la personne massée. Le cours est à l'attention des personnes qui n'ont pas de connaissances particulières en massage. Chaque étudiant aura la possibilité de pratiquer et devrait pouvoir à nouveau pratiquer à la maison avec la famille et les amis pour un moment de relaxation. Veuillez EMMENER un tapis de yoga, un petit oreiller ou un coussin, un petit bol ou récipient en verre, un stylo et du papier afin de prendre des notes. Le cours peut être donné en anglais comme en français. Les participants du cours précédents peuvent se joindre à nouveau pour réviser et pratiquer une nouvelle fois.

Bring one of the following:
1 x 100 ml Citrus Agrume Kneip Massage Oil (Migros) / 1 x bouteille de 100 ml d'huile de massage Citrus Agrumes Kneipp (Migros)
1 x 100 ml Ylang Ylang Kneipp Massage Oil (Migros) / 1 x bouteille de 100 ml d'huile de massage Ylang Ylang Kneipp (Migros)
1 x 50 ml Kneipp Baume Visage (Gesichtsbalsam) Aloe Vera (Migros) / 1 x 50 ml de Baume Visage Kneipp (Gesichtsbalsam) Aloe Vera (Migros)
2 x 200 ml bottles of Kneipp Crème douche Fig & Argan (Migros) / 2 bouteilles x 200 ml de crème douche Kneipp Figue & Argan (Migros)
2 x 200 ml of Kneipp Douche Baume Aloe Vera (Migros) / 2 bouteilles de Douche Baume Aloe Vera Kneipp (Migros)

About the teacher, Marie

Marie is from south East Asia and practices Thai massages in Ferney, near Geneva Airport. I mainly focus on people's "stress" causing tensions, aches in the mind & body. Coming from the international corporate environment, after working years under regular pressure, tight deadlines and no life, I decided to make a career change and concentrate on wellness so here I am! Follow me!

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a form of therapy for relieving the symptoms of PTSD and chronic stress by focusing on body sensations. It was developed by Dr Peter Levine (a former stress consultant for NASA) who questioned why animals in the wild rarely become traumatised despite routine threats to their lives, whereas humans are readily traumatised. Since both possess nearly identical brain and body based survival mechanisms, he focused on what was interfering with the human threat recovery process and then developed tools for restoring people's innate capacity to rebound following overwhelming experiences. Although this class will cover the basics of SE, it will do so from a personal as opposed to a professional perspective. In May 2012, on the day my husband and I were meant to be starting our new life together in Switzerland, I was injured in a gas explosion when the pavement I was walking on in central London blew-up and I was engulfed in a fireball. Yet surprisingly, although it has been a painful and, at points, harrowing experience, I now look back on the explosion as one of the best opportunities of my life. Both literally and metaphorically it rocked my already unstable footing and burnt off the layers of my protective skin and through the help of SE, as well as many wonderful people, I have emerged with a renewed energy and enthusiasm for life.

Bring one of the following:
A half hour chat over coffee to help improve my (very basic) French
A recommendation of an inspiring or otherwise interesting book
A recommendation of an unusual but beautiful place to visit in Switzerland
A toy (ideally soft and cuddly) for my one year old golden retriever
An inspiring or otherwise interesting book
To proof read and give any feed-back on the opening chapters (or more) of my latest novel, The World Inside Me

About the teacher, Cara Perrett

When I was fifteen my school-friend was murdered in an unprovoked sectarian attack. As a result of this, as well as the painful realisation that I too had grown-up with low-grade sectarian prejudices, I founded a charity in Scotland called Nil by Mouth: www.nilbymouth.org. Having worked with the charity for a number of years, I then moved to London to pursue a legal career, first training as a criminal barrister and then working as a legal adviser for the Home Office, a department of the UK Government. I began writing fiction a few years ago and am currently working on my second book, an autobiographical novel told from the perspective of my dog Yogi.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Discover how to make an easy, quick, balanced vegetarian meal that you, your family & friends can all enjoy. A tasting session will follow the cooking class. This class includes a short introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition, how to cook with spices and how to make a simple sweet chutney. N.B.The class will be held in English /French depending on the participants' needs. A NOTER: Le cours se déroulera en français/anglais selon les besoins des participants.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of brandy
a ukelele class
fresh organic ginger
fresh organic herbs e.g. coriander
fresh, local, seasonal, organic vegetables/fruit
help painting doors in my appartment
open heart & mind

About the teacher, Janet Gomez

Ayurveda, yoga, nutrition & food are important parts of my life. Over the years I've attended many a class & course and read a number of books, and continue to read, study, observe (eternal student!). I enjoy sharing with anyone interested, esp. those who lead a busy life (like me), this path to well-being. L'ayurvéda, le yoga, la nutrition et l'alimentation jouent un rôle important dans ma vie. Au fil des années j'ai suivi de nombreuses cours, stages et formations et j'ai lu de nombreuses livres et je continue à lire, à étudier, à observer (on apprend toujours!). J'ai du plaisir à partager avec toute personne intéressée, surtout ceux/celles qui vivent une vie trépidante (comme moi!) pour les guider vers du bien-être.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

I am a Spanish girl and I would love to teach you something about Spanish food, like the typical Spanish omelette. We will taste something else, like Horchata, and do a Spanish omelette, an "empanada" and "pan tumaca". Maybe something else...it depends on the time. These are meat free, so if you are vegetarian, you are welcome, but we will use products from animals (like eggs). Je suis une femme espagnole et j'aimerais vous apprendre des choses sur la cuisine espagnole. On goutera des mets inhabituels, comme par exemple l'Horchata. On fera une omelette espagnole, une "empanada" et du "pain tumaca". Ce sont des produits ne contenant pas de viande, donc les végétariens sont bienvenus. Par contre, on utilisera des produits d'origine animal (des oeufs).

Bring one of the following:
A scrapbook/ un petit carnet pour écrire
A surprise/ une surprise
An original recipe that you love above all/une recette originale que tu adores
Des choses à cuisiner dans le cours: patates, oignons, pâte feuilletée, poivrons, sauce tomate, tomates, huile d'olive, pain
Things to cook in the class: potatoes, oignons, puff pastry, pepers, olive oil, tomato sauce, some tomatos, bread

About the teacher, Beatriz Fernandez

In a Trade School lauch party someone proposed me to do this course. Great idea!! Here I am. Dans une fête de lancement de la Trade School quelqu'un m'a proposé de faire ce cours...Super idée!! Donc me voici!!

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

After a successful first session we are excited to continue this journey into “Soul Knowledge” through Self Awareness by offering series of topics. Next one is on Let's talk about "Emotions": • What am I feeling? • What options do I have? • What do I really want? If you are curious to open up to the possibilities of discovering your inner self, experience life from the deepest authentic part of you, that you are excited with the idea to co-create with us a conscious, empowering, loving, positive and healthy environment, please join us in an introductory session on “Soul Knowledge” through Self Awareness course. If by reading these few lines you feel excited, interested and your mind is kind of saying what is this session I want to learn more, then please join us-- this is absolutely for you.

Bring one of the following:
a real life example you want to work on
one favourite and one least favourite "Emotion"
one strong belief about life
openness to learning
sense of humour

About the teacher, Deepanjali

Deepanjali SAPKOTA: I grew up with a grandmother who kept telling me and all her disciples that nothing exists except our own self, the most important thing in life is to know/find out who we really are, and the only job we have on this planet is to experience our own self. I thought she was crazy and loved her always. This message became alive when I started asking myself big questions about life. Ever since I have been practicing Atma Gyan (in Nepali Soul Knowledge), a personal choice, a life style more in line with my being, and life suddenly transformed from being a hassle, a burden to a playground, an experiential bliss, empowerment, peace, love, compassion, unity, oneness, conscious and fountain of happiness flows within and quest for search outside stopped. During this journey I remembered the mission of my Life, my soul’s desire to share the insights, experiences, and my life journey by simply speaking about my own understanding of my soul which I believe has the same qualities like all souls in the world. Simone REEVES: Simone is passionate about calling forth the Leader that is in each of us and thus leading and living a life ‘on purpose’. As a Certified Professional Co-Active coach with over 20 years breadth and depth of experience in regional and global HR Leadership roles across various geographies, Simone is experienced in supporting individuals and organisations in achieving productive transformation through facilitating performance and change processes. Collaboration and co-creation in the moment is her favourite flavour of the month and she looks forward to involving you in the experience.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Following the successful face massage course Edition II held on 26 August 2014, and great demand, I am offering a second Edition to the Scalp massage which completes the head massage. We previously covered an introduction to face massage where tensions settle but we do not want to forget the rest of the head! During this short class, you will be able to revise your face massage skills should you wish to attend this class too. Those who would not have attended the face massage class can still learn separately how to massage the scalp :). This promotes relaxation to help release tensions. This is an Introduction Course, NOT a therapeutic class therefore students will only go through relaxation lines. PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT, A SMALL PILLOW OR CUSHION, a blanket if you needed, a bottle of water, a pen and paper. For any queries, please contact me on zenmoi01@gmail.com A la suite du cours du massage du visage qui s’est tenu le 26 août , ainsi qu'à une grande demande, je vous propose le massage du cuir chevelu, qui complètera le massage de la tête. La dernière fois, nous avions commencé par le massage du visage où les tensions se logent, mais il n'est pas question de manquer le reste de la tête ! Pendant ce cours, vous aurez la possibilité de réviser le massage du visage (si vous avez participé à ce cours). Ceux qui n’auront pas participé au cours précédent pourront toujours apprendre séparément le massage du cuir chevelu :). Le massage du cuir chevelu aide lui aussi à la détente et au relâchement des tensions. Ceci est un cours d’INITIATION et NON un cours thérapeutique, les participants auront simplement à suivre les lignes de Relaxation. VEUILLEZ EMMENER UN TAPIS DE YOGA, UN COUSSIN, une couverture, une bouteille d’eau, un stylo et du papier. Pour toute question, contactez-moi par mail à zenmoi01@gmail.com

Bring one of the following:
1 x bottle of Organic Orange, or Bergamote or Citrus massage Oil / 1 x bouteille d'huile de massage BIO à l'orange, ou citrus ou bergamote
1 x kilo of Bergamote
1 x kilo of Cassumunar Ginger
1 x kilo of fresh Lemongrass
1 x Pierre d'ALUN BIO
3 x litres of Organic Rice drink / 3 x litres de boisson au riz BIO

About the teacher, Marie

Marie is from south East Asia and practices Thai massages in Ferney, near Geneva Airport. I mainly focus on people's "stress" causing tensions, aches in the mind & body. Coming from the international corporate environment, after working years under regular pressure, tight deadlines and no life, I decided to make a career change and concentrate on wellness so here I am! Follow me!

CERN (please read the course description for exact directions and instructions!)
Route de Meyrin 385
Meyrin CH

We will be playing the famous role playing game called Mafia (http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Mafia). We will look at a variety of strategies used by some players to probe and examine suspects, while others attempt to lie and deceive their way through the game. We will discuss how we can employ the techniques of inquisition and deception in real life situations. Equipped with this additional knowledge, we will play a second game of Mafia and try to implement what we have learnt. Time permitting, we will play a modified version of the game with additional characters and even higher stakes! Feedback from previous students: "We had a lot of fun playing mafia, and it was very interesting to play and to think at the same time about the different behaviours of the players. I would love to do it again." "It was great to discover a new game with you. You did great, I felt you knew how to make the whole thing work very well." "What a great introduction the the Geneva Trade School! The course was fun and engaging and a great way to meet new people in the city." *****DIRECTIONS TO CERN AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING THE BUILDING***** Meeting Point: CERN Reception (building 33) (15 minutes before official start of class) Directions: Take the tram line 18 to CERN (it is the last stop). The CERN Reception is the building to your left (opposite the Globe). Please note that the students will need to be escorted into CERN, so they must be at the reception on time. Room: The class will be held in the IKEA Room in CERN Restaurant #1.

Bring one of the following:
a tour of your workplace with some cookies and hot chocolate
coffee mug with design or message
earphones
invitation to a home-cooked vegetarian or pescetarian dinner
one hour driving class around Meyrin
potted plants, flowers or herbs
something special from your city or country (non-alcoholic, non-meat)
umbrella

About the teacher, Sameed

I am a physicist by training and currently work at CERN. I have lived in the United States, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Hungary and have interacted extensively with people from nearly fifty different nationalities. Although I do not have any formal education in psychology, I have privately studied the subject in various extra-curricular capacities. I have been playing Mafia for more than three years now and have researched the psychological aspects of the game with my colleagues at university. There are a lot of lessons and hidden gems in this highly interactive game that I would love to share at Trade School Geneva.

White Magic & Tantra Workshop

8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Hearing the the familiar ancient myths and legends which describe magical and miracle happenings, we are intrigued by the possibilities... but normally brush them off as being mere bedtime stories. However, the countless occurrences in literature of cultures around the world do not exist by sheer coincidences in artistic imaginative creativity, but rather because of very concrete events. YES, it is REAL: It is not a fairy tale of abracadabra. You can become a magic priest/priestess, sorcerer/sorceress, witch/warlock... and, yes, even one who's actions are deemed Divine Creations, meriting the name "God/Goddess". This class is intended as an introductory survey of ancient magical techniques that adhere to ethics and morals, bringing all desired results : success, ability, protection, charisma, love on all levels and of all types, peace, bliss, health, wealth & prosperity. I will also introduce the way and knowhow of rituals, incantations, symbols, gestures & potions.

Bring one of the following:
Art frames
Camera tripod
Gold paint (acrylic, gouache, oil)
Mortar & pestle
Painting furniture in The Temple
Pillows for meditation
Publicity help: Printing flyers, newsletter writing
Shoe rack
Typing/editing/translating my books/websites
Web design
Yoga mat

About the teacher, Alix Claire Erie

In 2012-2013, during the last months of her master work in theoretical physics, Alix had a series of awakenings, bringing her to the realization of her true calling to be channel for the divine will, providing access to self-realization for all seekers who cross her path. At this time she left the academic sciences to pursue the manifestion of her vision and performed a complete renunciation of all her belongings. She then traveled for a year visiting and working in several different countries, spiritual communities, and ashrams, and is now based again in Geneva, Switzerland.

Basic bicycle repair

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

The class will be a hands on demonstration on how to fix a flat tire and then basic information about bike care and maintenance.

Bring one of the following:
A good beer
A great veggie recipe
A surprise
Tire patches
Vegetarian food

About the teacher, Max Diaz

I spent two years in West Africa where I got around mostly by bicycle and learned the hard way on how to take care of and fix a bike. A few friends of mine who ride regularly asked me to show them some basic bike repair skills so I thought more people might be interested. I'm in no way a pro biker or mechanic but do know enough to always be able to get back on to ride :)

Part I: First start in Spanish

6:15p.m. to 7:45p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

A class dedicated to total beginners with a curiosity for the language. We would have fun understanding some useful cultural facts about the language and its speakers and cover together some basic Spanish. I will teach you how to introduce yourself, order some simple food from a menu, express some basic ideas and more....!!! Ready for the challenge??? Muy bien!! All you need is pen and paper and your fun and enthusiasm. For those wishing to collaborate further, you are welcome to bring something to share with the class (drink, food, anecdotes of your experience with the language, Spanish music, etc, etc). See you all very soon!!

Bring one of the following:
something creative
something funny
something passionate
something traditional
surprise

About the teacher, Amelia Espejo

I am a native Spanish from Málaga. A linguist by profession with over 15 years experience teaching languages and translating/interpreting in many countries around the world. I love meeting new people, interacting in class and learning from each other experiences/nationalities. I think the opportunity of a free trading service is fantastic, it provides the platform for true exchange of skills in a friendly and enriching atmosphere.

Who am I?

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This class is for everyone who has the intuition that there is more to life than just working, having fun with friends, partying, building a family, following your hobbies, being happy, etc. Whether you have already read books, had experiences or not, everyone is welcome to join. This course is not about learning any new technique or religion, but about exploring what our true nature is, with what is available to us at any given moment: perception, thoughts and awareness. Expect to be challenged in your most fundamental beliefs and come to the class forgetting everything you have ever learnt in life.

Bring one of the following:
A house by the ocean
A surprise
Any kind of chocolate
Organic vegetables or fruits
Something expected

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Ce cours portera sur le thème de la musique dans la conscience: après avoir retracé l'histoire de la musique occidentale, de l'antiquité à nos jours, nous verrons s'il est possible d'établir des liens entre les partitions (plus généralement la théorie musicale) et les émotions.

Bring one of the following:
De la peinture, des pinceaux, crayons, stylos
Des partitions ou d'autres choses en rapport avec la musique
Un livre (sur la philosophie, la religion, la musique, la spiritualité...)
Un objet naturel (une pierre, une plume..)
Une longue discussion ou une jam session après le cours

About the teacher, Virgile Delmas

Je m’appelles Virgile, je viens de Belgique et je fais des étude de philosophie et science des religions à Lausanne ainsi que musicologie à Genève. J'ai pris du temps avant d'oser me lancer dans des études littéraires assez divergentes mais je suis vraiment heureux d'avoir fait ces choix, j'apprends énormément de choses et j'aimerais les partager.

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Bien que nous vivons dans une société relativement sûre, nous ne sommes malheureusement jamais à l'abri d'une agression, quelle que soit sa nature. Dans ces situations, avoir une connaissance de base de l'auto-défense peut faire la différence entre une fin heureuse et une malheureuse. Ce cours a pour but de présenter des techniques de base de Krav Maga, méthode moderne de self-défense accessible à tous, qui se concentre sur quatre points: simplicité, efficacité, vitesse et contrôle de soi. Prenez avec vous un vêtement sportif ou confortable et venez découvrir les compétences que vous ignoriez posséder ! /////////// Although we live in a relatively safe society, we are unfortunately never safe from a potential situation of aggression, whatever its nature. In these situations, having a basic knowledge of self-defense could be the difference between a happy or a bad ending. This course will aim to introduce some techniques of Krav Maga, a modern method of self-defense accessible to everyone, which focuses on four points: simplicity, efficiency, speed and self-control. Please come to class wearing sporty or comfortable clothes, and discover skills you never knew you had!

Bring one of the following:
- du chocolat / chocolate
- du jus de fruit / fruit juice
- une accolade / a hug
- une blague / a joke
- une boussole / a compass

About the teacher, Alex (and maybe Marie as well)

Bien que j'ai toujours eu la chance de n'avoir jamais été confronté à une situation de violence sur moi-même ou autour de moi, j'ai eu l'occasion de voyager, visiter des lieux considérés dangereux, et rencontrer beaucoup de personnes qui n'ont pas été aussi chanceuses. C'est donc tout naturellement qu'à mon arrivée à Genève au début d'année, j'ai décidé de m'inscrire à des cours de Krav Maga. Depuis, je ressens le besoin irrésistible de partager dans la bonne humeur cette connaissance avec mon entourage afin de les savoir en sécurité./////////// Despite having always been lucky to have never personally faced a situation of violence, I have had the opportunity to travel and visit places deemed dangerous, and in doing so, have met many people who have not been so lucky. It is therefore natural that when I arrived in Geneva early this year, I decided to take Krav Maga classes. Since then, I feel the overwhelming need to share this knowledge with those around me to know that they're safe.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

We do many things with the body, but how we can help it to enjoy the dance? This workshop is for you if you love dancing (or would love to), but do believe that you don’t “know how” or need some special skills to burn the floor. Well, it might be you don’t know, but your body definitely knows. I invite you to connect with the body and movement itself and let them teach us. We will use a few simple practices that will let us explore different aspects of the natural movement and how our body feels within them. We will try out elements of different dance styles and daily life gestures; we will reflect on movement and what makes it to be dance; and we will have fun and keep calm. The workshop is the chance to reflect our communication with body and how body awareness can help our creativity, energy balance and confidence to grow. Lived through the joy of dance, they become our partners for life.

Bring one of the following:
any Frey chocolate with nuts
harmonica marine lesson
help with small upcycling design project to make it bigger
help with women clothes photo-shoot (photography, make up, modeling)
neck and shoulders massage
silk second-hand clothing that can be used for upcycling design

About the teacher, Anastasiya

I used to run various projects related to well-being, personal development, video editing and design, which are all united by creative consuming approach. Creative consuming deals with limited resources of material and unlimited resources of imagination, transforming what is given to what is possible. DANCE THE BODY in particular is approach to movement that I used educating myself as amateur of dance, not particularly skillful one. With time my research was first confirmed by some knowledge from professionals and later, with the enthusiasm, with which others would join me on the floor. I realized then that rather than shrugging my shoulders as response to “you dance very well”, I should share the way that took me there. I used to run workshops on creativity and personal development, so I use dance elements themselves as well as exercises to increase awareness to make inspiration of the movement accessible for everyone in a playful and fun way.

Zumba Fitness

8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - but as it's fitness exercise as well. You'll sweat, so a bottle of water is recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
1 kg fresh ginger
Andros or Tropicana fruit juice
Café Touba (found in African boutiques)
Fresh fruits
Help with installing a washing machine
Lush perfume stick "Lust" (my favourite!)
Orange or warm yellow shower curtain
Piece of African fabric
Yogi tea or Kusmi tea

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives regular zumba classes in Eaux Vives and Servette. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This class is about meeting people - for whatever reason or intention - and how to interact by applying scientific and proven techniques to improve your communication and message. You will be manipulated during this class. Class Program: Interaction dynamics and honesty, nonverbal communication, verbal communication, active listening, how to dialogue, approaching a stranger, starting a conversation and how best to convey your message. Interactive examples, videos and slides are used throughout the class – estimated duration is 1.5 hours. There is no need to take notes, as I will send you the slides. You can bring snacks to have during the class or food to share if you so wish. For those who took this class in April, it's the same program as before – tell your friends!

Bring one of the following:
bio/organic fruit
bio/organic vegetables
home made or local produce (no meat please)
SURPRISE
voucher for service exchange (e.g. 1 hour massage)

About the teacher, Nicola Lazzari

Experienced psychologist and expert in conflict-psychology and peace. Has taken several classes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, positive psychology, counseling, marketing and branding. Has also worked three years in charity fundraising, direct marketing, and face-to-face donor recruitment - yep, one of those smiling annoying people in the street or randomly knock on your door. Currently I work with positive communication, peace education, non violence, and I am a free-hugger. Some people call me a social animal. Hope to see you at the class and share a hug.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This will be a crash course in Crossfit. Crossfit is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. We will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, pull-ups, squats and sit-ups. These exercises might seem too simple but most people do them wrong. Join my class to learn how to do the perfect push-up. Program - Running 15 min - WOD (Work Out of the Day) 15 - 30 min - Swedish Work-out surprise ;) - Stretching We will be outdoors in the park which is situated very near to where we will meet up. If it rains or is too cold the class will be cancelled. You will be contacted if that is the case. See you there! / Marcus

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of good prosecco
A bottle of orange juice
Fruit: you choose!
Help in finding a job as a teacher in Geneva
Viande séchée :D

About the teacher, Marcus

Hi everyone! My name is Marcus (27 years old) and I have recently moved to Geneva from my home country Sweden and now I am looking for a job as a secondary/upper-secondary-teacher in English and Italian. When I am not applying for jobs (boring!) I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro. If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me with finding a job. Ciao! / Marcus

Street Dance Fusion (Beginner's)

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

This class will combine the styles of street dance, hip hop and jazz dance for a fun routine that will get you moving, sweating and bouncing off the walls. Dress as if you were going to the gym and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work.

Bring one of the following:
A song that we could try the routine on
Coconut water
Dark chocolate (more than 75%)
Fruity herbal or green tea
Oranges

About the teacher, Ronalee

I am a passionate dancer and my teaching style is based on fun, movement and I encourage personal styles.

Danse Libre, technique Malkovsky

6:15p.m. to 7:45p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

"François Malkovsky, en observant la nature, les travailleurs des champs, les athlètes, a élaboré une technique de danse basée sur la logique du mouvement naturel." Trouver la fluidité dans le mouvement, chercher la symbiose geste-musique, devenir DANSE

Bring one of the following:
un cahier
un gâteau
une musique
une plante
une surprise

About the teacher, Nicole Häring

Nicole Häring, danseuse, découvre la Danse Libre en 1985. Elle est touchée par la profondeur de cette danse. Passionnée du mouvement humain, naturel et de ses liens multiples avec l'être dans sa globalité, elle approfondit ces connaissances par une formation Feldenkrais. Elle anime des ateliers de danse destinés aux enfants et aux adultes à Genève et en France. A créé la Cie Kôré avec Laura Garby et donne des spectacles

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Would you like to live a greener lifestyle but are not sure where to start? Are you confused about which items can be recycled in Geneva? Do you need help deciphering all the different fair trade and organic labels in the supermarket? In this course we will discuss a number of small, painless changes you can make in your daily life. By adopting these simple habits and conscious choices you will be taking a huge step towards living sustainably on this earth. Note: The content of this course will be roughly the same as the one held on 20 August 2014.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of locally produced wine
An email describing at least two changes you have made in your life as a result of this class (to be sent a few days after the class)
An hour or so of conversation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mandarin or Russian
Organic (very) dark chocolate (85% or darker)
Organic fruit or vegetables

About the teacher, Wendy Werneth

I am originally from the United States but have lived and worked in many different countries. Currently I work as a translator in an international organization, and I recently obtained a master's degree in human rights. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and creating a better world one step at a time. I am offering this class because I want to help others be the change they want to see in the world. I also love travelling, reading and learning languages, and some of my more recent interests include yoga, meditation and vegan cooking.

Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève CH

Ce cours a pour but de présenter des techniques de base de Krav Maga, méthode moderne de self-défense accessible à tous, qui se concentre sur quatre points: simplicité, efficacité, vitesse et contrôle de soi. Prenez avec vous un vêtement sportif ou confortable et venez découvrir les compétences que vous ignoriez posséder ! Révision rapide et continuation du premier cours de self-defense effectué le 25 septembre. Débutants complets acceptés également ! /////////// This course will aim to introduce some techniques of Krav Maga, a modern method of self-defense accessible to everyone, which focuses on four points: simplicity, efficiency, speed and self-control. Please come to class wearing sporty or comfortable clothes, and discover skills you never knew you had! Rapid revision of the first class made last september 25. New students accepted too!

Bring one of the following:
- du chocolat / chocolate
- du jus de fruit / fruit juice
- un château fort avec un dragon / a castle with a dragon
- un navire pirate / a pirate ship
- une accolade / a hug
- une baguette magique / a wand
- une blague / a joke
- une boussole / a compass

About the teacher, Alex (and maybe Marie as well)

Bien que j'ai toujours eu la chance de n'avoir jamais été confronté à une situation de violence sur moi-même ou autour de moi, j'ai eu l'occasion de voyager, visiter des lieux considérés dangereux, et rencontrer beaucoup de personnes qui n'ont pas été aussi chanceuses. C'est donc tout naturellement qu'à mon arrivée à Genève au début d'année, j'ai décidé de m'inscrire à des cours de Krav Maga. Depuis, je ressens le besoin irrésistible de partager dans la bonne humeur cette connaissance avec mon entourage afin de les savoir en sécurité./////////// Despite having always been lucky to have never personally faced a situation of violence, I have had the opportunity to travel and visit places deemed dangerous, and in doing so, have met many people who have not been so lucky. It is therefore natural that when I arrived in Geneva early this year, I decided to take Krav Maga classes. Since then, I feel the overwhelming need to share this knowledge with those around me to know that they're safe.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH Très honnêtement, quand est-ce que pour la dernière fois, vous avez vraiment appris quelque chose de manière spontanée en rencontrant un inconnu et en êtes resté bouche bée ? Et si on prenait des inconnus, des personnes diverses, et que sans préparation, sans notes, on leur donnait l’occasion de présenter leurs passions et leurs centres d’intérêt, le tout en un temps donné ? ********************Que se passerait-il?********************* Nous voulons décloisonner. Ce que nous ne voulons pas, c’est des personnes sélectionnées pour présenter leur sujet. Nous voulons que toutes les personnes présentes à l’événement puissent présenter leurs passions, discutent, débattent et partagent leur monde avec les autres. Dans cet esprit, nous vous présentons notre premier Sangha BAR CAMP, un espace d’apprentissage libre. Soit une manière informelle de se réunir ad-hoc qui vient du souhait de vouloir échanger et apprendre dans un espace ouvert à tous. C’est un événement intensif ponctué par les discussions, les démos et les interactions des participants. Les Bar Camps n’ont rien avoir avec les beuveries, la tournée des bars ou même le camping !!! Ce concept fait simplement référence à un type de conférence participative ouverte et informelle où tous les participants sont encouragés en toute décontraction à présenter librement ce qu’ils aiment faire. Cependant, nous demandons à ce que les participants ne parlent pas de leur business, ni de promotion ou de marketing lors du Bar Camp Sangha. Cliquez sur les liens ci-dessous pour mieux comprendre l’esprit informel de l’événement. • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp • Video English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN2eMGScaOQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HM5Q3ZkKSg • Video French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaIA6LpZDs • Video German http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQBCsBeWFew En bref, toutes les personnes viennent pour échanger et apprendre dans un environnement ouvert. Si vous souhaitez partager ce qui vous anime, l’enseigner ou en discuter, venez au Bar Camp Sangha le 28 septembre à 19h00 Espace de quartier Sécheron. Nous vous garantissons 3 choses : en l’espace de deux heures, vous allez apprendre diverses choses, rencontrer des personnes qui partagent le même esprit que vous et vous passerez un bon moment *************************************************************** When was the last time you genuinely learnt something spontaneously from a strange out of the blue that made you go “Aha”??? What if we took a bunch of strangers, diverse people, with no preparation, no clip notes and gave them an opportunity to present their passions and interests in a stipulated time? *******************What would happen?****************** We want to unconference. We don’t want a few “chosen” ones to present. We want everyone at the event to present, discuss, debate – share his or her world – with the rest. So we present you our first Sangha BAR CAMP a.k.a. unconference - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Bar Camps have nothing to do with alcohol, getting drunk, hanging around a bar or even camping in the woods!!! It simply refers to an informal open participatory type of conference where all attendees are urged to participate freely doing, presenting what they like and being themselves. However, in the Sangha Bar Camp we urge our attendees not to talk about their businesses or do any kind of self-marketing or promotions. Click on the links below to understand more about this upcoming style of “un-conferencing”!!! • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp • Video English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN2eMGScaOQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HM5Q3ZkKSg • Video in French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaIA6LpZDs • Video in German http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQBCsBeWFew In simple words everyone comes to share and learn in an open environment. If you have something to share or “teach” or discuss about - just bring it to the Sangha Bar Camp on 28.10 at 07:00pm at Espace de quartier Sécheron, Geneva We can guarantee you three things – you are going to learn diverse things in 2 hours, meet like-minded people and have a good time doing so.

Bring one of the following:
Participation

About the teacher, Trade School Geneva

Trade School Geneva and Association Sangha cordially invite you to our first bar camp where everyone is welcome to come and share their world. It can a simple discussion or a detailed topic in the language of your choice. Almost like a massive spontaneous trade school geneva class. See you there :)

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Apprenez comment s'occuper d'un levain, faire du pain (et d'autres choses) avec, tout les trucs et astuces que je connais de mes expériences et échecs. Learn how to take care of a sourdough starter, make bread (and other things) with it, all the tips and tricks that I've learned through my experience and failures.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
bio whole grain flour
coffee ground for an espresso pot
drawing supplies
fall vegetables

About the teacher, Kate

I enjoy gardening, knitting, and all things bread and pasta.

How much control do we have?

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This time, we will be exploring how much control we have in our lives. Is there something like free will? What can we control? What not? Is there a controlling entity separate from everything else or is everything made out of one and the same source? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Openess
Openness
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Last time was a blast! and many people seemed to enjoy my way of teaching. It inspired me to keep on giving classes in crossfit. Students' feedback Crossfit for beginners I "It was a very interesting class with an awesome guy, thanks a lot Marcus, I really enjoyed the class and I think you explained very well!" "The class was excellent. The teacher was well prepared and knew how to teach. The exercise routine was well thought out and he did a great a job motivating us and encouraging us to push our limits. Please request him to do more of these :)" This will be a crash course in Crossfit. Crossfit is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. The warm-up aims to be exhausting, fun and at the same time endorsing team-spirit. After that we will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, mountain-climbers, squats, sit-ups and lunges. Finally, we will do the actual work-out, in crossfit-language named WOD (Work Out of the Day) which consists of a selection of basic exercises put into a program with the purpose of making you sweat! We finish off with a swedish work-out surprise, often a playful competition. Most welcome to my class, I hope to see you there, All the best, Coach Marcus Program -Warm-up Wrestlers' style! 15 - 20 min -WOD (Work Out of the Day) 20 - 30 min -Swedish Work-out surprise ;) 10-15 min -Stretching 10-15 min

Bring one of the following:
A bag of carrots and 4 large beetroots
A good bottle of Prosecco
About 250 grams of Gruyère
Gluten-free pasta (Can be found at COOP and Migros)
Viande séchée :D 100 g

About the teacher, Marcus

Hi everyone! My name is Marcus (27 years old) and I have recently moved to Geneva from my home country Sweden and now I am looking for a job as a secondary/upper-secondary-teacher in English and Italian. When I am not applying for jobs (boring!) I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro. If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me with finding a job. Ciao! / Marcus

Where are we heading as humanity?

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This time, we will be exploring where humanity is heading. We will explore where we come from, who we are and what each of us can contribute to make our society one that is based on compassion and love and not on hatred and wars. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Openness

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

to do something that you have been pushing … because you don’t know how, when, what, why. We will turn into Charlie’s Angels and kick off your motivation. That’s right! Don’t we all wish we would start doing this (…say sports…) and stop doing that (…you name it…)? And we REALLY want to … but then our daily routine gets in our way? Allow the Angel’s to give you that push it takes to get you going! What this session is about? In 1,5-2hrs you will define what you want to change and start taking actions. Wouldn’t it be great to kick off 2015 by doing things that we have not been able to do in years? So we thought we start now, to actually make it happen.

Bring one of the following:
1 thing that you thought you would do in 2014 but not yet done
1 thing you want to get better at in 2015
Humour
Open mind to learn and share

About the teacher, Deepanjali Sabine and Verena

We are three fun loving women who took action in 2014. We want to show you how small things can make a difference in our life and lead us to success and the thought-to-be-impossible. Sabine – With her calm nature she will make sure you are feeling good while you’re with us. She will get you grounded in the session & debrief you after with easy relaxation exercises. Deepanjali– Her positive attitude, deriving from the mountains Far East is combined with a deep spiritual knowledge; she has inherited from her ancestors. She will teach you how to say no. Verena – Her energetic approach, combined with applied coaching techniques will get you going. She will boost you to take that action.

Self defense course

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Welcome to a self defence class : Through a class you can : Learn techniques of realistic defense reproducible stress. ​Acquire the knowledge to know what you may be experiencing and how to prevent these risks. Develop a good physical condition, useful for everyday life but if you face ... or escape. Train your mind to manage your emotions to overtake when necessary. Lets have fun ! Cédric

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
help with job-search
some cheese
some chocolat
some tea leaves

About the teacher, Cédric Vilella

I'm addicted to sports and travel... it's been my way of life for awhile already. I like to share what I've learned around the world... I'm full of energy! Get ready guys!!!

Personal productivity tools

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

- Learn important productivity principles to help people understand how they can start avoiding getting overwhelmed: why simplifying things in your work and your life is key, installing habits that work for you automatically for getting things done, etc. - Learn how to use e-mail so that you are not overwhelmed by tons of emails you receive on a daily basis, and in ways that actually get you productive. - Learn how to automate repetitive tasks so that you have less to think about... things are taken care for you in the background. - Learn how to delegate some tasks to get more effective in your work and life, and free your time.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of good wine
Coffee or tea
Portuguese session for beginners
Some help for design work (flyer, logo)
Spanish session for beginners

About the teacher, Kamon Ayeva

I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data.

Holistic massage

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

During the class we will learn some simple massage movements with an emphasis on the intention and how to be truly present while offering a massage. *Note to students: please bring a yoga mat so that we may practice massage.

Bring one of the following:
a second hand book about tantra
a second hand doll and/or its body parts
Good mood and/or a hug
organic fruits or vegetables
Tea leaves

About the teacher, Virginie

Hey! I am Virginie and i am learning how to have a love affair with Life.... I am also trying to expand my healing abilities using many tools. Massage is one of them, it allows me to share love and to learn about myself and existence.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This talk is all about what and how we attract in our everyday life, what is the underlying mechanism of creating our individual and collective ‘reality’. In fact I will go so far and show you how to create anything you want. Come if you want to understand how it works; if you want to live a fuller life, a life that is worth living. You might already know that your thoughts create your reality, that there’s a power in the Universe that can heal, and that you and you alone design your own life. Unfortunately, there’s still this tiny little problem, this one itty-bitty catch. Come to find out what it is and why your life still does not always meet your expectations. Come and learn how to change your life starting now.

Bring one of the following:
inspiring book
inspiring video
surprise me

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Working out without lifting weights is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. The warm-up aims to be exhausting, fun and at the same time endorsing team-spirit. After that we will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, mountain-climbers, squats, sit-ups and lunges. Finally, we move on to the actual work-out, called WOD (Work-Out of the Day) which consists of a selection of basic exercises put into a program with the purpose of making you sweat to the beats of contemporary up-tempo music. We finish off with a swedish work-out surprise which often is a playful competition. Most welcome to my class, I hope to see you there, All the best, Coach Marcus Program -Warm-up! 15 - 20 min -WOD (Work Out of the Day) 20 - 30 min -Swedish Work-Out surprise ;) 10-15 min -Stretching 10 min Students' feedback Working out without lifting weights I "It was a very interesting class with an awesome guy, thanks a lot Marcus, I really enjoyed the class and I think you explained very well!" "The class was excellent. The teacher was well prepared and knew how to teach. The exercise routine was well thought out and he did a great a job motivating us and encouraging us to push our limits"

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Prosecco Porta Leone frizzante (Denner)
1 kilo of apples (Jazz)
1 kilo of clementines
100 grams of viande séchée
2 bars of Lindt excellence

About the teacher, Marcus

Hi everyone! My name is Marcus (27 years old) and I have recently moved to Geneva from my home country Sweden and now I am looking for a job as a secondary/upper-secondary-teacher in English and Italian. When I am not applying for jobs (boring!) I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro. If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me with finding a job. Ciao! / Marcus

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

This time, we will be exploring whether it is possible to not only transfer knowledge, but also any kind of wisdom. It seems like while it is easy that we transfer knowledge from the mind, it is a bigger challenge to transfer deep wisdom. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Openess

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

"INSANITY" Workout & Self Defense

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

You are welcome to join a class of Insanity workout (45 mn) from the famous Shaun T. I found that program very use full and power full.. I will use a digital tablet and you will have to follow me in harmony... !!!! To end up the class i will teach you some moves of self defense for about (45 mn). Nice program isnt ? You will need some good condition for the Insanity workout... lets have fun guys... Cédric

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Job search help
Polish Kabanos
Spiruline bio
Tea bio (mint) or something else

About the teacher, Cédric Vilella

I'm addicted to sports and travel... it's been my way of life for awhile already. I like to share what I've learned around the world... I'm full of energy! Get ready guys!!!

DeROSE Method for High Performance

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This course is an introduction to the DeROSE Method, an impressive method to improve all aspect of life. You will discover a very effective way to train the physical body and the emotional, mental and intuitive intelligence. During the first hour, you will learn efficient tools to increase vitality, improve breathing capacity as well as flexibility and muscle tone. The conversation that follows will allow teaching how to apply these tools in everyday life and add value in your personal and professional growth.

Bring one of the following:
A coffee date
A lot of smiles
Classes relative to improvisation, theater
Feedback about my blog articles
Fresh Bio fruit or vegetables
Help me with marketing or social media advice

About the teacher, Celine Oberson

I’m introducing the DeRose Method in Geneva, I give lectures, workshops and trainings on topics such good human relations, conflict management, stress management, high productivity, focus and other issues. It’s a way of life that I’m passionate about and want to share this passion with you.

Zumba Fitness

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU to find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - but as it's fitness exercise as well, you'll sweat, so a bottle of water recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
1 kg fresh ginger
Andros or Tropicana fruit juice
Arnica massage oil
Bicycle lock
Café Touba (found in African boutiques)
Fairtrade honey
Fresh fruits
Help with installing a washing machine
Lush solid perfume "Lust"
Yogi Tea or Kusmi Tea (any, but especially chai!)

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives regular zumba classes in Eaux Vives and Servette. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This time, we will be exploring what we can do as humans to set the right conditions to be who we really are. It seems that there is no methodology to directly access our true nature, but there seem to be ways to set up some conditions to do so. What is the force that then does the last "step"? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Drive for freedom
Open-mind
Sensitivity to subtle things
Understanding who you really are

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

How can we judge what is right and wrong? Can morals be objectively true? What frameworks exist for dealing with moral judgement in a consistent way? Is morality itself inconsistent or self-defeating? This class won't give you the answers to these questions, but rather teach you how to find the answers for yourself. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of ethical topics.

Bring one of the following:
A piece of history
Ceramic plate
Reusable water bottle
Short-term loan of a bike
The best story I'll ever hear

About the teacher, Tom Burns

I'm an Australian working at WHO/OMS in the ethics department. I recently graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Master of Bioethics. I've written a number of ethics-related articles for Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and others. You can access these via my blog.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This class is for you if you are just curious about food in general OR if you are already a nutrition expert. I promise you will learn new and surprinsing stuff. You will understand why we get contradictory advices about the healthy and unhealthy food. You will learn about popular diets such as vegetarianism, veganism, raw food and paleo. I will explain how and why these food movements came to life. You will listen to the incredible story of a dentist who travelled the world at the begining of the last century in search of the 'perfect diet'. I will describe the kind of food we ate about 100 years ago in different part of the world. You will also understand why we are talking about fat and sugar all the time. What is the real problem with these 2 demons ? You will learn about the critical nutriments that our body need. I will talk about different kind of ''superfood''. Of course you will also learn about meat, eggs and dairy. This class is not a new diet or a new theory on nutriton. It is based on logical & natural facts, not on ideological belief or pseudo science.

Bring one of the following:
A hug
A surprise
One question at the end of the class
Openess
Your full attention during 2 hours

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

Introduction to Bioethics

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Can people do whatever they wish with their own bodies? Are we dealing with the Ebola crisis ethically? What are our responsibilities to the environment and non-human animals? To what extent are doctors obliged to satisfy the needs or wants of their patient? In this class, we will consider a range of bioethical questions and frameworks with which to answer them. Although no prior knowledge will be assumed, students who attend "An Introduction to Ethics and Moral Philosophy" (run the week before) can expect some extra insights. As in the last class, there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of bioethical topics.

Bring one of the following:
A piece of history
Photograph of someone you know and what they mean to you
Place to sleep for a night in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, or Rome
Scarf
The best story I'll ever hear

About the teacher, Tom Burns

I'm an Australian working at WHO/OMS in the ethics department. I recently graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Master of Bioethics. I've written a number of ethics-related articles for Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and others. You can access these via my blog.

Et si on écrivait ?

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

"Écrire est le meilleur des passe-temps que je connaisse : un quatrain, une page d'agenda, un mot ou une lettre à un proche, voilà qui me ravit avant même que d'imaginer les textes de mes chansons. Tourner des phrases pour faire plaisir, faire rire, se plaindre ou même gronder, qu'importe ! les paroles s'envolent, mais les écrits, eux.. [...] Écrire n'est rien de plus que ce bonheur gratuit que l'on offre ou que l'on s'offre. Pourquoi s'en priver ?" – Charles Aznavour, à voix basse Écrire a changé ma vie. Écrire m'a permis, petit à petit, de devenir celui que je rêvais d'être – moi-même. Aujourd'hui je veux partager les bienfaits de l'écriture en racontant quelques anecdotes, en lisant quelques textes et en partageant un ou deux exercices qui ont le pouvoir, que tu y crois ou non, de créer une vie de rêve. Laisse tes jugements* à la maison et prépare-toi à contempler le changement ! *j'aime pas écrire, j'écris mal, je sais pas quoi écrire... je vais te dire un secret : l'écriture, c'est de la transcription de pensées. Et j'imagine qu'il se passe bien des choses dans ta tête...

Bring one of the following:
du thé (pas en sachet svp)
homemade food
local food (végétarien)
un disque de Cootie Williams
une trompette

About the teacher, Ivan Angele

Ivan, 27 ans, étudiant à l'école de la vie. Je passe mon temps à faire ce que j'aime. Que ce soit de la musique, écrire, marcher, rire et faire rire, être avec la famille, les amis, lire, donner des cours et développer mes projets d'ateliers créatifs et de coaching. Ma mission est de partager les bonnes choses que j'apprends et permettre aux jeunes et moins jeunes de réaliser leurs rêves en dévoilant tout leur potentiel humain.

Yi Jing: Le Yin et le Yang

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Je vous propose une petite introduction sur le Yi Jing, ou Le Livre des Changements, grand livre au fondement de la philosophie chinoise, comenté par Confusius et par Lao Zeu. Je vous propose de commencer par une entrée en matière sur les énergies Yin et Yang, comment elles interragissent, et à quoi le Yi Jing peut nous être utile pour la prise de décision et analyse de situations.

Bring one of the following:
De la viande séchée des grisons
Quelques fruits et/ou légumes (pas de tomates, je suis allergique)
Un cour/session de danse
Un cours/session de guitarre ou percussion
Une entrée pour le sauna des bains des Paquis

About the teacher, Zuleika

Passionnée des plantes médicinales et par la médecine allternative, j'ai d'abord été formée en 2011 par un médecin traditionnel de Zanzibar sur l'usage des plantes médicinales, puis en 2013 au Mexique, à l'institut Tlahui de Cuernavaca, où j'ai effectué un diplôme d'herboristerie traditionnelle mexicaine, ainsi qu'un diplôme en massage traditionnel mexicain et en temazcal. Ces formations effectuées en parallèle à un parcours académique plus classique m'ont ouvert un univers de savoir accessible à tous mais trop peu divulgué à mon goût. C'est pourquoi je vous propose de venir discuter et partager avec moi une classe d'introduction à l'univers passionnant des plantes et de leurs vertus.

EFFEUILLAGE BURLESQUE

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

N'ayez pas peur de vous mettre à nu! Quand on vous dit effeuillage, vous pensez strip-tease. Pourtant, c'est d'abord un excellent moyen de prendre confiance en soin, d'apprendre à s'aimer tel que l'on est, d'accepter son corps mais également sa personnalité sans se soucier du dictat de la mode ou des pressions de notre société. Soyez vous-même, sans crainte ni contrainte! Pour ce cours: apportez une robe facile à enlever, vos sous-vêtements préférés (pour vous sentir à l'aise), une paire de bas autofixant et des chaussures à talons.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolat (noir, au lait, blanc, avec des trucs dedans...)
Gateau (avec un x aussi...ben plusieurs quoi!)
Livre (je les dévore aussi)
Musique (car je ne peux pas vivre sans)
Surprise (parce que la vie en est remplie)

About the teacher, Lady Kitty

« Laissez sortir votre sexitude » et « Soyez fière d’être vous-même ». Voici ce que peux vous dire Lady Kitty avec un grand sourire aux lèvres et un petit air coquin. Fière d’être une femme, elle l’assume et ces shows sont drôles et sexy. Passionnée de danse, elle aime chorégraphier ces numéros et se créer des personnages décalés. Réelle pile électrique, enthousiasmée par la vie, elle aime apporter de la joie et de la bonne humeur à son public en choisissant des musiques entrainantes et acidulés. Telle une rockeuse, crachant des « Fuck » dans sa mini-jupe en cuir et son t-shirt déchiré, elle aime être un esprit rebel dans une société trop uniformisé à son goût. Be yourself and fuck the rest !

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Most people think Turkish cuisine is all about kebabs and meat dishes but you would be surprised by the variety of vegetarian specialties of the home cooking culture in this country. I'm dedicating this cooking workshop to my mum (obviously the best cook ever to me), with whom I spent countless hours on Skype and else to get my cooking skills up to where they are now. If you are eager to discover new tastes and surprise your family & friends with new recipes, then bring your apron and your good mood! Let's cook, chat and have a meal together! Et je parle français aussi donc les francophones curieux sont plus que bienvenus! :)

Bring one of the following:
A book you really enjoyed reading
Body oil
LED bike lights
Organic vegetables
Pomegranates
Quinoa
Sign up on mydropintheoceans.org and spread the word

About the teacher, Ronay

I'm a Turkish (well, in case you haven't guessed that before), living in Geneva since a decade now (time flies!). After many years spent in multi-national companies, I now work for an organisation that rewards people for their sustainable and eco-friendly actions (oh yes, that suits me better). And yes, I do love cooking, I do love mountains that surround us, meeting new people, hearing their stories…

Self Defense

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Welcome to all, Get ready to learn an effective self defense method. I will help you to develop simple and efficient methods to be used under stress. These methods combine behavioral and psychological aspects. You can find me on www.cedricontheroad.net See you later, Cédric

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Café
Fruits
Spiruline bio
Tea bio (mint or asian)

About the teacher, Cédric Vilella

I'm addicted to sports and travel... it's been my way of life for awhile already. I like to share what I've learned around the world... I'm full of energy! Get ready guys!!!

DNA: who controls who

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

• What spontaneous remission really means and how to heal ourselves from any dis-ease (including terminal ones) using our DNA, our consciousness and the energy of Love. • Can I slow down or stop and even reverse my body from aging – new tools that are available to humanity in the new energy; • Current rate of utilization of our DNA and means of improving; • What it takes to activate my DNA and why do I want to do it; • DNA – a Divine tool that manifests our power to create reality.

Bring one of the following:
inspiring books
inspiring films
inspiring music
inspiring video
surprise me

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Based on the school of Russian Martial Art, Systema Ryabko/Vasiliev. This will be a class that intersects between such fields as martial arts (with principles like Aikido & Tai Chi), breathing, stress relief & proper body movement (like Zen or Yoga), free movement and improvisation (like some forms of dance) & philosophy (such as Taoism). Last but not least, the course may include instruction on Hip Hop culture and its potential benefits to improve our global and local society.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind; willingness to learn and share.
Any sort of support or help in the many projects I am a part of (mostly artistic, cultural, musical, humanitarian and educational)
Contacts for organizing concerts or events in Geneva and internationally.
Food or tips on cooking. (Vegan and ethical farming only!)
Potential job opportunities (as a musician, teacher, English/French translator, lyric-writer, driver, security guard and more!)

About the teacher, Michael "Dr Koul" Azkoul

Dr Koul is Lebanese, American, Swiss and Uruguayan. He performs and organizes Hip Hop events and teaches in such fields as music, art, self-help, improvisation, martial arts, massage therapy and more. Languages: English, French & Spanish.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

French-English: - Must come with your own Windows computer 7 or 8 - How to reset cleanup computer - How to protect and avoid back to unstable/unsafe... will Need: your own computer, reinstallation CD/DVD (if you have), serial OS keys, external disk if you have.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support 1 or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support 1 or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join & support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
Surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

French-English: - How to create a private space with invited people only, to share information curation privatly. - We called it Corporate Social Network, "Réseau social d'entreprise" - Mais en simple: c'est un groupe/forum privé, plus facile et sexy à utiliser que les forums Google traditionnels. Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email. Merci de venir avec Laptop ou tablette, et votre accès email, si possible.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support 1 or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support 1 or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join & support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
Surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

What is our life calling?

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This class is an open group discussion without a "teacher" - all participants are teacher and student at the same time. This time, we will be exploring what our calling in life is, on an individual level and also on a global level. Why did I come to this planet? What are some signs that tell me whether what I am doing is in line with my calling. Is there something such a life calling in the first place? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you! More information under Meetup/ Thinking and Acting together

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Being yourself
Listening
Openness
Sharing

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Français - English : - Build a simple web page using Facebook and/or Google+ - Building a complete web site using Google site & Wix Advantage/Disadvantage from Wordpress web site. Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email. Merci de venir avec Laptop ou tablette, et votre accès email, si possible.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support 1 or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support 1 or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join & support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Français - English: - Building a facebook group, options & best practices - Building a Google+ group - Quick look "older" Google groups (Forums) - Real time interacting: Messenger vs Hangout vs Skype - Quick overview Private groups/Forums: Facebook vs Yammer Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email. Merci de venir avec Laptop ou tablette, et votre accès email, si possible.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support one or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support one or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join and support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

Nems et samoussas végétariens !

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Venez participez à mon cours de Cuisine. Je vous apprendrez à faire de délicieux nems et samoussas végétariens ! Chaque élève doit emmener : 100g de l'échine de porc haché; 3 grosse carottes; 1 oignon; 2 oeufs. Et aussi : les nems seront au porc et les samoussas végétariennes !

Bring one of the following:
chocolat
cours d'anglais
cours en tout genre
food
repas

About the teacher, groussard

Ayant du temps et étant cuisinier , j'ai envie de partager des moments culinaires avec vous !

Humanitarian action for beginners

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

What makes the humanitarian work tick? What are the dangers and pitfalls? What is successful humanitarian action? Who does it and why? According to what principles?

Bring one of the following:
A word of thanks
Arabic lesson
Cup of coffee
German lesson
Recommendation on LinkedIn

About the teacher, Martin Damary

Eighteen years of humanitarian action, I have given a lot but taken more. So a chance to share, to pass on experience and knowledge, to exchange thoughts and emotions on this topic would be great. I also teach in other forums but admire this exchange model.

What do I really want in life?

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

In this class, I provide some guidance (exercises and questions) on how you can find out for yourself what you really desire. We will look at your belief system, which seemingly builds your reality today. You will see how you can let go of things that seemingly control your daily activities and how you can get closer to what you really are. It is all about following your joy and letting go of your mind-fabricated "reality". Join if you are ready to explore a new "you", a being that is based on joy and peace and not on effort and competition. We will do a few simple yet powerful exercises and may go as deep as you are ready to go. This is just an introductory course from a one-week course we usually offer.

Bring one of the following:
Organic Eggs
Organic fruits
Organic vegetables
Raw milk
Raw yoghurt

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

The abundance of life

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This class won't be the typical teacher-student context, but we will be exploring the topic together. We are all teachers and all students at the same time. This time, we will be exploring the abundance of life, on an individual level and also on a global level. If life is abundance, why does it seem that my resources are limited? What is keeping me from living in full abundance? How can I live in full abundance? How are my beliefs and judgements linked to what kind of life I live? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you! Find more information under http://www.meetup.com/Thinking-Acting-Together-Geneva/events/221411696/

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Consciousness
Listening
Openess
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Based on the school of Russian Martial Art, Systema Ryabko/Vasiliev. This will be a class that intersects between such fields as martial arts (with principles like Aikido & Tai Chi), breathing, stress relief & proper body movement (like Zen or Yoga), free movement and improvisation (like some forms of dance) & philosophy (such as Taoism). Last but not least, the course may include instruction on Hip Hop culture and its potential benefits to improve our global and local society.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind, willingness to learn and share
Any sort of support or help in the many projects I am a part of (mostly artistic, cultural, musical, humanitarian and educational)
Contacts for organizing concerts or events in Geneva and internationally
Food or tips on cooking (Vegan and ethical farming only!)
Potential job opportunities (as a musician, teacher, English/French translator, lyric-writer, security guard and more!)

About the teacher, Michael "Dr Koul" Azkoul

Dr Koul is Lebanese, American, Swiss and Uruguayan. He performs and organizes Hip Hop events and teaches in such fields as music, art, self-help, improvisation, martial arts, massage therapy and more. Languages: English, French & Spanish.

Cook an exotic African dish!

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Come and have fun learning how to make the delicious "Nkhuku yotendera" or Chicken in a peanut butter sauce. This is a famous dish in the southern African country of Malawi. This is a dish that compliments many others and that you can adapt from time to time to fit your tastes.

Bring one of the following:
Any handmade items
Enthusiasm
Photography of the class
Stories about past or dreams to travel to Africa
Written tips on thriving in summer in Geneva

About the teacher, Bhatupe Mhango-Chipanta

I am from Malawi. I am a writer & enjoy story telling. I am a wife & mother, so cooking for me has to be fun and easy. I love to travel and share what am experiencing.

Self love

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This is not a typical teacher - student class, but rather an open discussion. For more details, find us on Meetup.org under the group name "Thinking & Acting together". This time, we will be exploring everything around self love, on an individual level and also on a global level. What is self love? Is it selfish to love myself or is it necessary to feel compassion for others? Can I spread love if I am not in peace with myself? Etc. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Consciousness
Listening
Openess
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Social business, Social entrepreneurship, Social impact, Sustainability, fair wages, environmental friendly.....There are many such terms and terminologies which to me simply mean "doing the right thing" where putting people in the centre of the conversation is far more effective and "profitable" than just focusing on stock markets, margins and financial profitability. This class will be a mix of introduction to the topic of social business or entrepreneurship (20 min) followed by a screening of a documentary about social entrepreneurship (1,5h) - with its many practical examples and inspiring change-makers from all over the world it will enlighten the students of the possibilities of "How can I really make a difference today"? Please come to this class with an open mind and do not expect this to be a experts class for all your questions on social entrepreneurship. This class is only an introduction maybe with a follow-up in-depth class in June.

Bring one of the following:
Homemade food or snack
Malabar Monsoon Nespresso tabs (Not really sustainable I know but still like their coffee :))
Organic (Bio) fruits
Organic (Bio) vegetables
White lilies

About the teacher, Narmada Ramakrishna

Like many of us, I hold this great desire to make a dent in this world - to do something for the greater good of humanity - be an instrument even for the upliftment of goodness by empowering people and projects doing great things. In search for this goodness, I ended up in the world of social business, impactful capitalism, impact investing etc. Currently, running a social enterprise in Geneva building a ethical luxury brand working with artisans in the developing world I can directly relate to the up and downs of being this field. It can be extremely fulfilling but at the same time very challenging. To show that we are not alone in this journey - I like showcasing films like these and getting together with like-minded people to empower them to pursue goodness in their business, put people in the centre of their strategy and follow subjective intuitions rather than the objective mind while doing business. I am also one of the co-founders of Trade School Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Dans cet atelier de développement personnel, vous allez vous amuser, danser et apprendre sur vous-mêmes.. et aussi faire de nouvelles connaissances! Ces premiers contacts avec la danse vous feront découvrir de nouvelles façons de ressentir votre corps et vous apporteront un éclairage différent sur certaines facettes de vous-même. Par l’apprentissage de quelques pas de danse sociale, seul et à deux, c’est votre corps qui aura la parole et vous permettra de façon ludique, notamment de: (1) Porter un nouveau regard sur votre relation à vous-même, votre corps et votre image; (2) Mieux connaître le rôle de votre mental et votre potentiel de lâcher-prise; (3) Mieux comprendre l’impact du regard extérieur; et (4) Mesurer votre confiance en vous-même et en l’autre

Bring one of the following:
Des idées de marche autour de Genève
Fruits et légumes du marché
Le livre ça peut pas rater de Gilles Legardinier
Nourriture bio
Un beau cahier
Un bon Groupon ou autre pour un soin du visage
Un cours de méditation
Une entrée aux Bains de Lavey

About the teacher, Natalie Carter - Delphine Wolf

Natalie Carter a récemment quitté le monde « Corporate » pour redécouvrir les bénéfices d’un mode de vie plus sain et heureux. En plus d’être consultante dans le domaine de l’impact de la santé et du bien-être sur la performance des employés, Natalie est aussi une cycliste très active, elle accompagne des groupes de cyclistes et est instructrice de cours de spinning. Après 15 ans d’une riche expérience dans une grande entreprise internationale, Delphine a constaté à quel point la place de l’humain était importante pour elle et elle a décidé de mettre ce côté humain plus au centre de sa vie professionnelle, et de se recentrer sur ses valeurs profondes. Elle a donc suivi une formation de coach holistique chez Saphir-DHS SA, dont elle a obtenu la certification. Elle accompagne les personnes vers l’atteinte de leur objectif avec beaucoup de bienveillance. Elle attache également une grande importance au mouvement du corps: elle adore le sport et elle est surtout une passionnée de danse à deux!

How free are we actually?

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

In this class, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student. We will do this in form of an open discussion. This time, we will be exploring everything around freedom, on an individual level and also on a global level. What is freedom? What is inner and outer freedom? Can I be free in a society like ours? What is the best societal, political and psychological structure to be truly free? Can I be free of everything and still play an active part in this society? How can we become free in the inside (conditionings, beliefs, etc.) and outside (expectations, laws, economic and political structure, etc.)? Etc. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Consciousness
Listening
Openess
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

A mini-class for people in the result-based economy, such as solopreneurs. Once you make progress on creating a great product or service, you need to market it, get followers and clients. And this requires a precise set of skills. We will have a quick look at recommended strategies, and focus on how you organize the launch of a product online. How to use important solutions and practices such as e-mail, the sales letter, the fan page, social networks, and the landing (or squeeze) page. --- Un mini-cours pour ceux qui s'investissent pour développer leurs projets, tels que les solopreneurs. Une fois que vous avez travaillé à créer un très bon produit, vous devez le promouvoir et trouver des clients. Et cela demande un ensemble de compétences spécifiques. Nous aurons un aperçu des stratégies recommandées, puis nous concentrer sur l'organization d'un lancement online. Comment se servir de solutions et pratiques importantes telles que l'e-mail, la sales letter, la fan page, les réseaux sociaux, et la landing (ou squeeze) page.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine.
A surprise.
Collaborate with me: Take part to an experiment to create your landing page, which I will use for a case study.
Design help.
Mention our work on your blog or twitter or facebook.

About the teacher, Kamon Ayeva

I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This class is based on the principles of Systema Ryabko/Vasiliev (Russian Martial Art). Learn about yourself and others, the human body, becoming free of unnecessary tension, understanding correct breathing and healthy movement. Gain confidence and tools for survival in conflict and everyday life. Become more comfortable with your body. Have less fear. Lots of improvisation and fun. No previous experience needed. Just bring comfortable clothes, an open mind and willingness to learn. Please warn beforehand if the applicant has any specific disabilities.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind and willingness to learn
Contacts for organizing events
Job opportunities
Training knife/knives
Vegan food and/or recipes

About the teacher, Michael "Dr Koul" Azkoul

Dr Koul is Lebanese, American, Swiss and Uruguayan. He performs and organizes Hip Hop events and teaches in such fields as music, art, self-help, improvisation, martial arts, massage therapy and more. Languages: English, French & Spanish.

Film screening: E-Motion

6:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

E-Motion is a factual documentary that explores how human emotions affect the physiology of our bodies and how once negative emotions are replaced with positive emotions bona fide physical changes occur. Imagine the world where everyone is manifesting their dream from their heart? A team of emotion experts from around the world share their wisdom and negative emotion clearing methods to show humanity the path to health and enlightenment. These experts will talk you through the world of your hidden emotions and show you the way out of your emotional prison: Neale Donald Walsch, Nassim Haramein, Dr. Darren Wiesmann, Don Tolman and many more. Film: 85 minutes

Bring one of the following:
Food for thought (free refill a volont?)
Fun and laughter
Heartfelt feelings
Inspiration
Willingness to meet with likeminded agents of change

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Introduction to Chess - Part 1

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

The theoretical session is meant to teach the very basics of the game of chess to someone with no/little prior knowledge of the game. The session will cover the following: (1) Presentation and Course objectives; (2) Brief History of chess; (3) The Chessboard and notation; (4) The Pieces and their movements; (5) Check and Checkmate; (6) Draw rules; (7) Special rules; and (8) Session Recap. This class will be followed up by part 2 where the theory will turn into practice and where the learned concepts will be applied.

Bring one of the following:
consider giving a class through Trade School Geneva
help me practice my basic French
invite a friend to join us for the class
tips about how to network to find a job
your presence

About the teacher, Paulo Barbosa

I am a professional trainer and I develop and deliver training courses for international corporations. On my spare time I deliver chess classes to children or coach them for competition. I have a University degree in Education and a true passion for teaching. I am also part of one of the chess clubs in Geneva and although an amateur, I am a fairly strong chess player.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This is a follow-up of the course we had on May 20th. (Too much to talk about and show :)) But newcomers can catch up. --- A mini-class for people with side projects or solopreneurs. Once you make progress on creating a great product or service, you need to market it, get followers and clients. And this requires a precise set of skills. We will have a quick look at recommended strategies (website / blog, content marketing / content promotion), and end with discussing how to organize an online launch or campaign. Tips for solutions and practices such as blogging, e-mail communication, social networks, fan pages, and landing pages, as well as related productivity tools I have tested. --- Un mini-cours pour ceux qui s'investissent pour développer leurs projets, les solopreneurs, etc. Une fois que vous avez travaillé à créer un très bon produit, vous devez le promouvoir et trouver des clients. Et cela demande un ensemble de compétences spécifiques. Nous aurons un aperçu des stratégies recommandées (site web / blog, content marketing / promotion), et nous finirons avec comment organizer un lancement ou une campagne online. Astuces de solutions et pratiques telles que le blogging, l'e-mail marketing, les réseaux sociaux, les fan pages, les landing pages, ainsi que les outils de productivité associés que j'ai pu tester.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine is appreciated.
A surprise.
Mention our work on your blog or twitter or facebook.
Opt-in for an experiment: I will help you create your landing page, and I will publish a case study about it.
Your smile.

About the teacher, Kamon Ayeva

I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data.

What is the highest goal of all?

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This is not a traditional teacher-student meeting, but rather an open discussion between like-minded people. This time, we will be exploring everything around what we strive for in this life, on an individual and also on a global level. What am I striving for? What is most important to me in this life? What am I here for? What is driving me every day? What itches me deep down? Is it the same in every human? If not, is there a common denominator? Or are we all here for something else? Who am I? Etc. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Ce cours a pour objectif de vous faire découvrir les prémices de la Salsa, et :-) qui sait ce qu'il adviendra ensuite... Au programme: salsa cubaine pas de bases, figures simples, compréhension et acquisition du rythme

Bring one of the following:
1kg de fruits
Cake, tarte ou biscuits
Cuisine fait maison
Présence et motivation
Votre sourire

About the teacher, Flores

Passionnée des mouvements du corps, c'est à travers la danse que j'ai découvert une nouvelle façon de communiquer, ce n'est pas simplement une danse, mais c'est une complicité entre les partenaires pour s'exprimer différemment et de laisser sortir ce qu'ils ressentent le temps d'une chanson.

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

This class is based on the principles of Systema Ryabko/Vasiliev (Russian Martial Art). Learn about yourself and others, the human body, becoming free of unnecessary tension, understanding correct breathing and healthy movement. Gain confidence and tools for survival in conflict and everyday life. Become more comfortable with your body. Have less fear. Lots of improvisation and fun. No previous experience needed. Just bring comfortable clothes, an open mind and willingness to learn. Please warn beforehand if the applicant has any specific disabilities.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind and willingness to learn
Contacts or help for organizing events
Job opportunities
Training knife/knives
Vegan food and/or recipes

About the teacher, Michael "Dr Koul" Azkoul

Dr Koul is Lebanese, American, Swiss and Uruguayan. He performs and organizes Hip Hop events and teaches in such fields as music, art, self-help, improvisation, martial arts, massage therapy and more. Languages: English, French & Spanish.

Magazine Love / 2

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

An introduction to magazine appreciation! Some examples of good design and storytelling of publications around the world. This time will examine not just printed magazines but also some online sources of inspiration!

Bring one of the following:
any magazines you like so we can comment on them
any piece of design you like
any typical food of your country
hugs
subway maps or flyers used in your travels

About the teacher, Jesús Vicente

I'm a Spanish editorial designer who worked in magazines in Madrid, London, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. I am now based in Geneva, where I have been working as a designer for a few years.

De HTML à Website - Partie 1

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Apprendre à écrire du HTML lorsque c'est nécessaire, changer la présentation du contenu avec CSS, et comprendre l'ensemble des éléments qui participent à obtenir un site web. Le cours donnera un aperçu des points suivants : - Bases de HTML - Bases de CSS - Produire du contenu HTML - Coder une page web (avec les bons fichiers HTML et CSS). Note : Dans la partie 2 du cours, on s'intéressera à coder une page web responsive, c-à-d. dont l'affichage s'adapte aux dimensions du navigateur (desktop -> tablette -> smartphone). De plus, le cours pourra vous donner envie de creuser plus dans le monde du développement web, ou vous permettre de mieux communiquer avec un professionnel à qui vous allez confier un projet.

Bring one of the following:
A computer to practice
A surprise
Design help
Share an HTML coding exercise to do
Willingness to learn

About the teacher, Kamon Ayeva

I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data.

French 101 - Part 1

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Crash course in French! Learning the basics to get by. When making that appointment and they asked you for your phone number, do you know how to say it in French? Or if they asked you to spell your name over the phone, will you be able to spell it? Come and Learn and have a taste of the French language.

Bring one of the following:
1.5 hour crash course in Spanish
Diaper for babies 5 plus
Help with our 16 month old baby for one hour
Help with the cleaning at home for one hour
Ironing for one hour

About the teacher, Ian Koko MURWIRA

My name is Ian Koko MURWIRA. I teach French in the University and in corporate settings. I also give French tutorial in between for students age 10 to 55. I love languages and I believe I have a gift in learning it easily.

Introduction to Chess - Part 2

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Maison de Quartier des Eaux-Vives
Chemin de la Clairière 3
1211 Geneva CH

This is a follow up on the session that covered the rules of the game. That means, if you just know the rules and want to learn the basic principles of piece engagement, then this session is for you. If you don't know the rules yet, you will have to wait for a re run on the previous session. If you already play the game this session is also not for you as we will be drawing on very simple concepts.

Bring one of the following:
consider giving a class through Trade School Geneva
help me practice my basic French
invite a friend to join us for the class
tips about how to network to find a job
your presence

About the teacher, Paulo Barbosa

I am a professional trainer and I develop and deliver training courses for international corporations. On my spare time I deliver chess classes to children or coach them for competition. I have a University degree in Education and a true passion for teaching. I am also part of one of the chess clubs in Geneva and although an amateur, I am a fairly strong chess player.

Easy Sweet Treats / La belle tarte

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Hello everyone!!! This will be my first class so I would like to start with something very easy... The tart. So what I'm proposing to do is three lovely tarts . 1 chocolate 2 lemon 3 strawberry I will teach you how to do different tart bases, and how to adapt those ones to the ingredients that you have at home :)

Bring one of the following:
flour, sugar, butter, eggs, cream
Help to do a business plan
Help to Improve my English and French
New ideas to help me grow my project
Share my facebook page

About the teacher, Ana Rita Sousa

Hi my name is Rita and I'm a Pastry cook trying to build a cake design project. I love learn new languages, read , traveling , trying different food, and, of course make sweets ;) Hope you will come to my "tart class" :)

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This is a free research project group coaching session to cultivate creative confidence. The participants will learn and practice Everyday Creativity so that they will be able to create more "Flow" (peak experience) moments in their daily life. Living creatively greatly contributes wellbeing - mental and physical health improvement, increased resilience and self-confidence. The participants will also learn the role of mindset affecting the quality of life as well as mindful listening through group activities. The ultimate objective is to create a momentum for the participants to start their own creative journey and be happy through their authenticity.

Bring one of the following:
Answering questionnaire (serve as research data)
Compassion
feedback on my group coaching perfromance
Open mind
Smile

About the teacher, Eli Fumoto

I am a coach and facilitator fascinated about creativity, innovation and the magic of group synergy. I love to see people smiling and shining in their authenticity.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

This workshop brings into focus your needs and values for better understanding of how you can improve your performance in desired field. We will explore the agents (and the traps!) of motivation to make tangible what really matters for you, and have a perspective on how to incite changes you are looking for. Which are the needs that help you to move towards your vision? How you can enhance your potential by connecting it with your values? How the current circumstances of your life can be more beneficial for your goals and aspirations? You can expect funny exercise to set free the creativity, sharing in group and some sustainable tools for personal use to build up the bridge between your needs, values and potential to bring more balance and joy. To profit the workshop even more, please, bring one image that you like on your mobile phone or printed and one quote that inspires you. If you cannot bring any of those, no worries, we will make up for it right on the spot!

Bring one of the following:
Curiousity
Feedback on the workshop
Frey or any other chocolates
Help with business plan writing
Open-mindness
Sense of humour
Surprise

About the teacher, Anastasiya

I integrated my experience in the fields of well-being, arts and movement in Creative Consuming multidisciplinary approach to well-being and leisure. I design tools and workshop that aim to enable one’s connection with creativity and intuition through group communication. I believe, that founding the genuine comprehension of the personal life path allows one to use one’s potential on its best for affluent living experience, integrity and authentic engagement in personal and professional ventures.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This is not a traditional teacher-student class, but an open discussion. This time, we will be exploring everything around inner and outer freedom including questions such as what is ultimate freedom? What is the highest form of freedom? Is it possible to live a life FULLY free? Why are we not free today? Are we free as individuals? And as societey? If not, what is holding us back from being free? Etc. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Openess

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Maison de Quartier des Eaux-Vives
Chemin de la Clairière 3
1211 Geneva CH

Nia is a fun workout that tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter (bio)
coop gift card
raw chocolate bars
virgin coconut oil (bio)
yogi tea (chocolate flavor or any other)

About the teacher, Katia Mikhailova

Hello, I live in Geneva since 1999. I have been teaching and practicing Nia for 4 years now, running regular classes and events. Dancing is my passion as I started to dance at the age of 8. Please read more about my background on my blog. Thank you. p.s. I would like to give a class in September in Eaux-Vives if possible. I couldn't leave this question unanswered, therefore I selected June 25. Please let me know if you have any questions.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

There are many rumors circulating on the WWW about Wave X, The Event, the Disclosure etc. Come and join us for an open discussion where we will endeavor to address what’s real and what's not in what is actively portrayed by the opposite forces. There will also be a screening of the 2009 Home.

Bring one of the following:
common sense
compassion
good humour
inspiration
support in the community spirit

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Zumba with Shaoie

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève CH

Zumba offers a total workout while dancing on Latin rhythms. It combines all elements of fitness- cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Come and have fun! It's a party!

Bring one of the following:
Baking ingredients
Fall decoration
Home made jams
Organic green tea selection
Sports Wear or Accesories

About the teacher, Sharon (Shaoie) Gulino

I'm a flight attendant, a pastry designer and Zumba instructor rolled into one.

Coaching: Build your resilience

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève CH

Introduction to BUILD YOUR RESILIENCE​ provides you an assessment of your current resilience, the understanding and knowledge​ about resilience and the tools that you may apply right away to sharpen ​your resilience ability​. You will be doing 2-3 hands-on practices with reflection and group sharing. Is it for me? If the following statements resonate​ with you, this may be just right for you!​ Why not spend 1.5 hours to​ learn something new and​ find out for yourself? -you feel overwhelmed by the many things you need to do in a day, -you are currently just 'coping' from day to day, thinking there must be other ways to manage, -you are looking for ways and means of prioritizing your time and energy, -you want to slow down to spend time on and take care of yourself, -you want a better work/life balance and to find ways of being more effective at work, -you feel you are stuck in one place and want to get back on track with confidence but don't know HOW, -you want to be more res​​ilient and increase your capacity to take on more challenges.​

Bring one of the following:
3 pads of colourful post-it
a book about resilience, self-empowerment or life purpose
your evaluation and feedback of the teaching content and manner
your implementation of your take away for a week after the class
your willingness to explore yourself and share generously with others

About the teacher, Cindy Rosset

Cindy Rosset, a Trainer, Coach and Facilitator for RESILIENCE BUILDING.​ She specializes in building and sharpening the ability to transform a set back into a moving forward momentum. She brings the motivation and the learning opportunities to increase personal confidence, fulfilment and effectiveness through awareness, self-empowerment, creativity and compassion. Her approach is strength based, starting from a belief in the abundance of oneself and build on the necessary knowledge and tools to become more resilient and thriving throughout one's lives.

Coaching: Clarify your purpose

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève CH

Introduction to ​CLARIFY YOUR PURPOSE​ opens the door to inner search for meaning and life purpose. You will find out what ​you define as 'meaningful' and 'successful' life for you, what is so important to live on your life purpose and through 2-3 ​hands-on ​exercises​, you learn the tools that may help you to expand your search further! Is it for me? If the following statements resonate​ with you, this may be just right for you!​ Why not spend 1.5 hours to​ learn something new and​ find out for yourself? - you have been searching for your purpose in life, wanting to live more meaningfully, - you have a vague idea of what your purpose is but want more clarity, - you have had a focus in the past and now you don't feel it is so clear any more, - you are looking for a new direction that combines your interests, passions and the life-style you want, - you are re-evaluating your priorities in life or trying to make a critical career decision, - you are going through a major life transition, i.e. career change, relocation, divorce, returning to work..., - you have had a personal awakening and want to reinvent yourself.

Bring one of the following:
3 pads of colourful post-it
a book about resilience, self-empowerment or life purpose
your evaluation and feedback of the teaching content and manner
your implementation of your take away for a week after the class
your willingness to explore yourself and share generously with others

About the teacher, Cindy Rosset

Cindy Rosset, a Trainer, Coach and Facilitator for RESILIENCE BUILDING.​ She specializes in building and sharpening the ability to transform a set back into a moving forward momentum. She brings the motivation and the learning opportunities to increase personal confidence, fulfilment and effectiveness through awareness, self-empowerment, creativity and compassion. Her approach is strength based, starting from a belief in the abundance of oneself and build on the necessary knowledge and tools to become more resilient and thriving throughout one's lives.

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève CH

FR : Vous apprenez l'espagnol? Ou vous aimez tout simplement cette langue? Venez pratiquer  l'espagnol en chantant des chansons traditionnelles latino-américaines : mariachis, boleros, tangos et autres.   Le répertoire est composé des chansons connus mondialement et interprété par des nombreux chanteurs et chanteuses européens et américains, tel Andrea Bocelli, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, Connie Francis, Roberto Alagna, et d'autres.  On parlera du message des chansons, et on apprendra du vocabulaire en chantant. Les paroles seront fournies! /// EN : Are you learning Spanish? Do you just love Spanish? Then, come and practice Spanish singing with traditional Latin American songs such mariachis, boleros, tangos and more. All the songs are carefully selected and are well known by European and North Americans, and have been interpreted by singers such Andrea Bocelli, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, Connie Francis, Roberto Alagna, and many more. We will talk about the lyrics and you will learn the vocabulary by singing.   The lyrics will be provided!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Cecilia Aedo & guitarriste

Cooking as an Italian mom

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Would you like to learn the secret of a good pasta dish? Would you like to feel like a real Italian chef for one evening and thereafter impress your friends and family? Come and join us on this “cooking as an Italian mam event”! As we are now in the falls season the main actor tonight is the pumpkin! We will prepare our own gnocchi! Handmade pasta with pumpkin, that we will make starting from the row materials! ☺ But we will also learn how to quickly make very testy pasta with pumpkin! Italian cuisine is exactly like this fantasy, passion for good food and fresh ingredients and handwork! Bring the following to make your own gnocchi: Pumpkin squares or slices (better already cooked about 30 minutes in the oven) 300g Flour 50 g Breadcrumbs 50g Egg 1 Mushrooms 300 g Bacon 50 g (or speck …) You will also need: olive oil, fresh shallot, parsley and rosemary; pepper and a piece of cheese to grate …but I can bring those for everybody. Bring also a box to bring your gnocchi back home if you wish so! Finally do not forget to bring also your smile and curiosity and an apron to protect your clothes! We will work hard!

Bring one of the following:
Bring the ingredients needed!

About the teacher, Ilaria di Resta

I’m passionate about good food and good eating! I have grown up in a city where mom and grandma were always “creating” something nice for family and friends’ meals. A place where to cook is part of your everyday life and cooking for others is the way to be together and love is shared also preparing your favoring dish. With this background I have traveled the world always sharing my love for food and cocking with new friends! Cooking for me is not only preparing food that is having people around, while preparing and eating is talking about life, really the meeting point!

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève CH

This time, we will be exploring everything around reality and how we perceive it. Is there a reality outside/ separate from us? What do we know of reality through our direct experience? What are sole assumptions and beliefs? Is there only one reality or multiple ones? What is the difference between reality, beliefs and assumptions? How did we create our values, beliefs and image of the world and of ourselves? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Yourself

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève CH

FR : Vous apprenez l'espagnol? Ou vous aimez tout simplement cette langue? Venez pratiquer  l'espagnol en chantant des chansons traditionnelles latino-américaines : mariachis, boleros, tangos et autres.   Le répertoire est composé des chansons connus mondialement et interprété par des nombreux chanteurs et chanteuses européens et américains, tel Andrea Bocelli, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, Connie Francis, Roberto Alagna, et d'autres.  On parlera du message des chansons, et on apprendra du vocabulaire en chantant. Les paroles seront fournies! /// EN : Are you learning Spanish? Do you just love Spanish? Then, come and practice Spanish singing with traditional Latin American songs such mariachis, boleros, tangos and more. All the songs are carefully selected and are well known by European and North Americans, and have been interpreted by singers such Andrea Bocelli, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, Connie Francis, Roberto Alagna, and many more. We will talk about the lyrics and you will learn the vocabulary by singing.   The lyrics will be provided!

Bring one of the following:
De l'enthousiasme
Un avocat
Un journal "Le Temps"
Un magazine specialisé (vieux sur n'importe quel sujet: histoire, medecine, environement, politique, astrophysique, agronomie, education, nutrition, musique, tout m'intéresse...).
Un petit pot de miel

About the teacher, Cecilia Aedo

FR : Cecilia Aedo, péruvienne habitant Genève, amateur de chant, est convaincue qu’on peut tous chanter, et que le chant fait partie de la nature de gens  et de la vie en société. Cecilia aime faire chanter tout le monde, elle vous invite à participer à une expérience différente dans l'apprentissage de la langue espagnole dans la joie et le partage.   /// EN : Cecilia Aedo, a Peruvian living in Geneva and a singing amateur, is convinced that everyone can sing, and that singing is something natural in all of us and part of our life in society. Cecilia loves to get everyone singing, and she invites you to participate in this unusual experience in the learning of a language and culture, sharing with others and having fun.

Apprenez à danser autrement..

11:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Vous souhaitez apprendre à danser, en ayant du plaisir, mais aussi mieux vous connaître et apprendre à lâcher-prise? Fans de danse à deux et de développement personnel, nous avons mis en place un cours de danse destiné aux personnes qui ont envie d’apprendre les premiers pas de danse à deux tout en expérimentant des moments de connexion à soi, des moments de jeux et des exercices ludiques. Dans ce cours, nous allons apprendre à danser le rock ainsi que le tango de salon. Le cours est destiné à des personnes débutantes. Les femmes étant souvent plus nombreuses, il est recommandé de venir avec un partenaire afin d’assurer qu’il y ait autant de femmes que d’hommes. Si vous êtes une femme et n’avez pas de partenaire souhaitant vous accompagner, il est possible de vous inscrire en étant prête à ce moment là à danser entre femmes et donc à apprendre les pas de l’homme. Envie de danser, de partager, de respirer, de rigoler .. Venez tenter l’aventure, nous vous attendons!

Bring one of the following:
Bon chocolat noir
Confitures maison
Fruits et légumes du marché
Un beau carnet
Une bouteille de prosecco

About the teacher, Delphine & Anne-Julie

//Bio de Delphine Wolf Après 15 ans d’une riche expérience dans une grande entreprise internationale, j’ai constaté à quel point la place de l’humain était importante pour moi et j’ai décidé de mettre ce côté humain plus au centre de ma vie professionnelle, et de me recentrer sur mes valeurs profondes. J’ai donc suivi une formation de coach holistique chez Saphir-DHS SA, dont j’ai obtenu la certification. J’accompagne les personnes vers l’atteinte de leur objectif avec beaucoup de bienveillance. J’attache également une grande importance au mouvement du corps: j’adore le sport et je suis surtout une passionnée de danse à deux! // Bio de Anne-Julie Choffat Passionnée du comportement humain et des dynamiques entre ces derniers, je travaille en entreprise comme coach, facilitatrice sur les thèmes du leadership et du développement d'équipe depuis plusieurs années. A côté de cela, j'ai besoin de mouvement, que cela soit au travers de la danse, de la marche ou du yoga et pratique dès que j'en ai l'occasion. Afin de compléter mon expérience, j'ai suivi une formation en coaching holistique qui vient de se terminer et me réjouis des développements futurs. J'aime rire, partager, apprendre, accompagner et manger :-)

(Re)découvrir sa féminité

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Ateliers de création Bartdak
106 rue de Lyon, 1203 Genève (arrêts TPG 10, 6, 19 arrêt "Guye")
Genève CH

Je remarque que beaucoup de femmes aujourd’hui ont l’air frustrées par leur féminité : soumises aux dictats de la mode, du regard de l’autre, de l’apparence, elles ne semblent pas être elles-mêmes. J’ai l’impression qu’elles se cachent : derrière leurs maquillages, derrière leurs vêtements ou derrière un groupe auquel elles aimeraient s’identifier. Je me demande souvent si elles sont heureuses? Pour ma part, assumer sa féminité va de pair avec assumer sa sexualité : c’est accepter son corps, tel qu’il est, avec ses formes et ses différences…mais c’est également laisser parler ses émotions, ses besoins, ses désirs… A travers des exercices ludiques d’effeuillage et de danse, je vous propose de (re)découvrir votre corps et votre « sexitude »: Apportez une tenue dans laquelle vous vous sentez belle : une femme n’est pas féminine juste parce qu’elle met une robe, des talons hauts et du rouge à lèvre…venez tel que vous êtes ou tel que vous aimeriez être au quotidien. Prenez vos sous-vêtements préférés pour l’effeuillage, pas forcément les plus sexys : le but est que vous vous sentiez à l’aise. Il n’est pas forcément évident de se mettre nue devant d’autres personnes et encore moins devant soi (il y aura des miroirs).

Bring one of the following:
Bonbons
Chocolat
Gateaux
Livres
Un petit truc à vous

About the teacher, Clarisse

J'ai découvert le Burlesque il y a 3 ans en prenant des cours chez Secret Folies avec l'artiste Emma Mylan. Ces cours m'ont appris l'effeuillage rétro mais ils m'ont surtout apporté une plus grande confiance en moi, en ma féminité, en mon corps et également en ma personnalité. Avec d'autres élèves nous avons formés une troupe: Les Copines d'Edmond, proposant des spectacles drôles et sexy, montrant la femme sous toutes ces facettes. Je vois le Burlesque comme un beau moyen d'expression actuel, un peu comme un groupe de rock ou un comique, nous nous moquons et critiquons les codes de beauté ou les sujets d'actualité. N'oublions pas que burlesque vient du mot farce ;) En plus du Burlesque, j'adore danser: je fais du Modern'Jazz et de la Tribal Fusion. Je fais également de l'impro à la Fédération d'improvisation Genevoise. Grâce à ce que j'ai appris, j'aimerai pouvoir apporter aux autres un peu de bonheur et de confiance en eux.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Laughter yoga is a unique concept where anyone can learn to laugh for no reason (so no jokes or comedy is used to initiate laughter). This in practice is achieved by laughter exercises that are combined with yogic deep belly breathing. Anyone can do the class, and there is no need for specific gym clothing either as the class is not consisting off any physical yoga poses. The full experience includes a guided meditation at the end. Amongst the benefits of Laughter Yoga: -Reduces stress, strengthens the immune system -Keeps you in a good mood, happy and cheerful throughout the day -Oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic and more productive -Improves the quality of your social connections and relationships -Keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times -It is also a good cardio and abdominal workout!

Bring one of the following:
Any voucher (surprise)
Anything vegan
Beach toys for children
Christmas decoration
Door mat
Educational toys
Yoga mat

About the teacher, Kira Cantatore

I'm originally from Finland, in Geneva since 2000. Founder of Sunflower-Power: providing yoga classes (family yoga/yin yoga/laughter yoga), energy therapies (Reiki, Bars™ By Access Consciousness), Shiatsu chair massage and coaching at www.sunflower-power.com.

Apprenez à danser autrement

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Ronay
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 636 38 76)
Genève CH

Vous souhaitez apprendre à danser, en ayant du plaisir, mais aussi mieux vous connaître et apprendre à lâcher-prise? Fans de danse à deux et de développement personnel, nous avons mis en place un cours de danse destiné aux personnes qui ont envie d’apprendre les premiers pas de danse à deux tout en expérimentant des moments de connexion à soi, des moments de jeux et des exercices ludiques. Dans ce cours, nous allons apprendre à danser le rock ainsi que le tango de salon. Le cours est destiné à des personnes débutantes. Les femmes étant souvent plus nombreuses, il est recommandé de venir avec un partenaire afin d’assurer qu’il y ait autant de femmes que d’hommes. Si vous êtes une femme et n’avez pas de partenaire souhaitant vous accompagner, il est possible de vous inscrire en étant prête à ce moment là à danser entre femmes et donc à apprendre les pas de l’homme. Envie de danser, de partager, de respirer, de rigoler .. Venez tenter l’aventure, nous vous attendons!

Bring one of the following:
Bon chocolat noir
Confitures maison
Fruits et légumes du marché
Un beau carnet
Une bouteille de Prosecco

About the teacher, Natalie Carter - Delphine Wolf

Natalie Carter a récemment quitté le monde « Corporate » pour redécouvrir les bénéfices d’un mode de vie plus sain et heureux. En plus d’être consultante dans le domaine de l’impact de la santé et du bien-être sur la performance des employés, Natalie est aussi une cycliste très active, elle accompagne des groupes de cyclistes et est instructrice de cours de spinning. Après 15 ans d’une riche expérience dans une grande entreprise internationale, Delphine a constaté à quel point la place de l’humain était importante pour elle et elle a décidé de mettre ce côté humain plus au centre de sa vie professionnelle, et de se recentrer sur ses valeurs profondes. Elle a donc suivi une formation de coach holistique chez Saphir-DHS SA, dont elle a obtenu la certification. Elle accompagne les personnes vers l’atteinte de leur objectif avec beaucoup de bienveillance. Elle attache également une grande importance au mouvement du corps: elle adore le sport et elle est surtout une passionnée de danse à deux!

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Ronay
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 636 38 76)
Genève CH

Learn how to mix, roll and cut pasta by hand. Please bring your own ingredients: 1 egg and some white flour. Apprendre comment fabriquer des pâtes à la main. SVP apportez vos propres ingrédients : 1 oeuf et de la farine blanche.

Bring one of the following:
a good story
a hello
a smile
an apple for the teacher
tidings of joy

About the teacher, Kate

I enjoy gardening, knitting, and all things bread and pasta.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Ronay
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 636 38 76)
Genève CH

We will talk about the importance of grounding and the practical ways of recovering your energy, improving your health and overall well-being. The documentary "Grounded" will be shown.

Bring one of the following:
gratitude for life
open mind
positive attitude
sense of humour
sunny smile

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Cybersecurity Seminar Part 1

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

If you have on your computer personal information’s, photos or bank account details, if you use chats and social networks and if you want to know who could have access to your information or to understand what to do, come and join us: - We will discuss and introduce you to the main topics regarding the cyber security on Internet today. - We will give useful information about how to protect and to help you to understand what happen to your data when you use Gmail, Facebook or other social media. The training is though both for the professionals and for those parents concerned about how their children use Internet. Details will be provided after subscription We will discuss and introduce you to the main topics regarding the cyber security today.

Bring one of the following:
Baby clothes and toys (for donation)
Come with a friend
Interactivity
Receptivity for new knowledge
Swiss chocolate for the children

About the teacher, Mauro Verderosa

Mauro Verderosa is an IT Security Expert, with 20 years of experience in this domain. He is a true passionate about his work and he loves to share his knowledge with other people about his call. He is currently working as CEO at PSYND and he is based in Geneva.

Cooking an Italian classic

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Would you like to learn the secret of a perfect pasta dish? Would you like to feel like a real Italian chef for one evening and thereafter impress your friends and family? Come and join us on this “cooking Italian classic”! We will prepare together two main classic: pasta al ragu and biscotti cantuccini! Bring the following to make your recipe: For the Ragu classic: Minced meat (beef) 100 g x 5 Tomato sauce 1 can or bootle x 5 1 onion, 1 carrot, celery x 5 Olive oil 500 ml x 1 For the Ragu vegetarian: 1 broccoli, 2 carrots, 2 tomatoes, 2 big potatoes, 1 eggplant, 1 zucchini, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, 1 celery, 1 onion x 2 For the biscotti cantuccini: Flow 400 g x 2 4 eggs x 2 Sugar 200 g x 2 Almonds or hazelnuts 250 g 1 baking powder x 2 Lemon zest (1 bio lemon to peel) x 2 You will also need: pasta, pepper and a piece of cheese to grate …but I bring those for everybody. Bring also a box to bring your biscotti or ragu sauce back home if you wish so! Note that cantuccini can also be enjoyed with a glass of sweet white wine called Vin Santo… let’s see if I manage to find one bottle for us! Finally do not forget to bring also your smile and curiosity and an apron to protect your clothes! We will work hard!

Bring one of the following:
Bring the ingredients needed!

About the teacher, Ilaria di Resta

I’m passionate about good food and good eating! I have grown up in a city where mom and grandma were always “creating” something nice for family and friends’ meals. A place where to cook is part of your everyday life and cooking for others is the way to be together and love is shared also preparing your favoring dish. With this background I have traveled the world always sharing my love for food and cocking with new friends! Cooking for me is not only preparing food that is having people around, while preparing and eating is talking about life, really the meeting point!

Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

There may be nothing more basic or universal for healing than Earthing. Do you feel drained of energy, foggy, unmotivated? Join us as we flip the on-switch for perfect health by learning about one of the most important health rediscoveries of our time. We will furthermore talk about the spiritual side of our connection with the Mother Gaia so rightfully cherished by the numerous indigenous cultures throughout centuries. This connection is the key to our personal and collective Transformation as we presently navigate near the pinnacle of this unprecedented experience.

Bring one of the following:
concentration
focus
good humor
good mood
open mind

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Il s’agit d’un atelier interactif pour explorer ce qui nous motive à avoir un mode de vie plus actif. Nous partagerons quelques idées et suggestions sur les sortes d’activité que vous pourriez inclure dans votre quotidien. L’atelier sera actif et inclura quelques exercices à expérimenter en douceur, pour que les participants puissent découvrir ce qui pourrait être leur source de motivation. Merci d’apporter une tenue et des chaussures confortables.

Bring one of the following:
Biscuits Gerblé bio
Fleurs
Fruits et légumes du marché
Graines et/ou boutures
Une entrée aux bains d'Yverdon

About the teacher, Natalie Carter - Delphine Wolf

Natalie Carter a récemment quitté le monde « Corporate » pour redécouvrir les bénéfices d’un mode de vie plus sain et heureux. En plus d’être consultante dans le domaine de l’impact de la santé et du bien-être sur la performance des employés, Natalie est aussi une cycliste très active, elle accompagne des groupes de cyclistes et est instructrice de cours de spinning. Après 15 ans d’une riche expérience dans une grande entreprise internationale, Delphine a constaté à quel point la place de l’humain était importante pour elle et elle a décidé de mettre ce côté humain plus au centre de sa vie professionnelle, et de se recentrer sur ses valeurs profondes. Elle a donc suivi une formation de coach holistique chez Saphir-DHS SA, dont elle a obtenu la certification. Elle accompagne les personnes vers l’atteinte de leur objectif avec beaucoup de bienveillance. Elle attache également une grande importance au mouvement du corps: elle adore le sport et elle est surtout une passionnée de danse à deux!

What does it mean to live fully?

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This time, we will be exploring what it means to live fully. Are we fully alive? Are we driven more by external or internal factors? What keeps us away from being fully alive? We will take a look at fear, emotions, thoughts and any kind of restrictions we may have. And at the same time, we will look at the abundance what is right in front of our eyes. We will look at the impact of living fully for us as individuals but also on a society level. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
awesomeness
happiness
nothing
participation
presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

Since a very young age, some of the most fundamental questions have come to my awareness, such as "Who am I?", "Why are we here?", "How can we be happy, not just as an individual but also as society?"

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

FR : Vous apprenez l'espagnol? Ou vous aimez tout simplement cette langue? Venez pratiquer l'espagnol en chantant des chansons traditionnelles latino-américaines : mariachis, boleros, tangos et autres. Le répertoire est composé des chansons connus mondialement et interprété par des nombreux chanteurs et chanteuses européens et américains, tel Andrea Bocelli, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, Connie Francis, Roberto Alagna, et d'autres. On parlera du message des chansons, et on apprendra du vocabulaire en chantant. Les paroles seront fournies! /// EN : Are you learning Spanish? Do you just love Spanish? Then, come and practice Spanish singing with traditional Latin American songs such mariachis, boleros, tangos and more. All the songs are carefully selected and are well known by European and North Americans, and have been interpreted by singers such Andrea Bocelli, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, Connie Francis, Roberto Alagna, and many more. We will talk about the lyrics and you will learn the vocabulary by singing. The lyrics will be provided!

Bring one of the following:
De l'enthousiasme
Un avocat
Un journal "Le Temps"
Un magazine specialisé (vieux sur n'importe quel sujet: histoire, medecine, environement, politique, astrophysique, agronomie, education, nutrition, musique, tout m'intéresse...).
Un petit pot de miel

About the teacher, Cecilia Aedo

FR : Cecilia Aedo, péruvienne habitant Genève, amateur de chant, est convaincue qu’on peut tous chanter, et que le chant fait partie de la nature de gens  et de la vie en société. Cecilia aime faire chanter tout le monde, elle vous invite à participer à une expérience différente dans l'apprentissage de la langue espagnole dans la joie et le partage.   /// EN : Cecilia Aedo, a Peruvian living in Geneva and a singing amateur, is convinced that everyone can sing, and that singing is something natural in all of us and part of our life in society. Cecilia loves to get everyone singing, and she invites you to participate in this unusual experience in the learning of a language and culture, sharing with others and having fun.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

T’as toujours voulu faire un crowdfunding, mais t’as jamais trouvé le courage de le faire ? Ou peut-être que ça te semble trop difficile ? Ou encore as-tu déjà essayé mais sans succès ? Si tu fais de la recherche ou que tu es dans le milieu artistique et que tu n’as jamais pensé à utiliser ce système pour financer tes projets alors viens à mon cours, je te donnerai des astuces sur comment développer et gérer un projet de crowdfunding (financement participatif). En particulier, je proposerai d’étudier un cas de la recherche de fonds pour la recherche scientifique, mais on parlera aussi du domaine artistique. A travers la narration de mon expérience avec le financement participatif pour mon projet de recherche, on discutera les diverses stratégies pour mener au succès un projet de crowdfunding pour n’importe quel domaine et toutes les problématiques inhérentes à ce type de possibilité de financement. Donc, après une première partie de présentation et d’introduction de la thématique, on approchera la préparation d’un projet. Ensuite on discutera du lancement et de la gestion d’un crowdfunding. Enfin, on essayera d’analyser des données issues d’un cas concret et on discutera d’autres possibilités de financement et on conclura avec du temps consacré aux questions et au débat pour partager ses propres points de vue sur le sujet. Le cours se déroulera comme suit : 1. Introduction et présentation 2. Point de départ pour la recherche de fonds dans les domaines de la recherche scientifique et de l’art. [Première partie] 3. Préparation du projet : études et comparaison de cas similaires. 4. Communication : faire un plan de communication sur les aspects à communiquer ; les stratégies communicatives ; définition de la poétique et du style narratif du projet ; préparation du matériel communicatif et de l’agenda ; alerter le réseau ; intégration des réseaux sociaux. 5. Choix d’une plateforme de crowdfunding ; choix du système du crowdfunding ; le montant et la définition des contreparties. [Deuxième partie] 6. Lancement d’un projet. 7. Gestion de projet : les influences, historicisation et liens avec l’actualité, récompenses médiatiques, théories de la sociologie utiles pour notre projet, mélange entre old et new media. [Troisième partie] 8. Analyse des données recueillies. 9. D’autres possibilités à explorer et problématique pour ce type de financement. 10. Question time/Discussion. Le cours est ouvert à tout le monde.

Bring one of the following:
Des fruits bio (à propos de l’enthousiasme voir supra)
Le nécessaire à faire un apéro (l’enthousiasme ça va sans dire)
Un projet enthousiasmant
Un/e ami/e enthousiaste avec une offre d’emploi enthousiasmante
Une offre d’emploi enthousiasmante
Une plante enthousiaste
Une séance de yoga enthousiasmante

About the teacher, Alessandro

Après un Master en Sciences de la communication et plusieurs années passées à travailler dans le journalisme et la communication dans le sud d’Italie, je me suis spécialisé dans la recherche sur l’histoire et l’épistémologie des idées sur les langues avec une thèse sur Le manuscrit saussurien de l’Essence double du langage (Prix Bally 2012, décerné par l’Université de Genève). En effet, mes études se consacrent principalement à ce qu’il est convenu d’appeler École de Genève : la théorie et l’histoire de Ferdinand de Saussure et de ses élèves Charles Bally et Albert Sechehaye, ainsi que le développement des idées saussuriennes en partant des sources manuscrites inédites approchées d’un point de vue philologique et génétique textuelle. Après un projet postdoc sur la bibliothèque scientifique de Bally soutenu par la Société Académique de Genève, j’ai travaillé aux Archives Jean Piaget FPSE/UniGe et récemment avec l’équipe TALES FPSE/UniGe. Enfin, je me suis intéressé aussi aux linguistes Michel Bréal et récemment Émile Benveniste, durant la période de la deuxième guerre mondiale. Pour plus d'information //// //// We Make It : https://wemakeit.com/projects/emile-benveniste-durant-la-guerre-1939-44?locale=fr //// Parutions dans la presse italienne : https://wemakeit.com/projects/emile-benveniste-durant-la-guerre-1939-44/show/news http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2015/06/09/svizzera-linguista-italiano-fa-ricerca-col-crowdfunding-obiettivo-raggiunto/1756146/ //// Article spécial sur "Comment financer sa recherche" : https://www.che-fare.com/benveniste-alla-guerra-fare-ricerca-indipendente-in-crowdfunding/

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

Laughter yoga is a unique concept where anyone can learn to laugh for no reason (so no jokes or comedy is used to initiate laughter). This in practice is achieved by laughter exercises that are combined with yogic deep belly breathing. Anyone can do the class, and there is no need for specific gym clothing either as the class is not consisting off any physical yoga poses. The full experience includes a guided meditation at the end. Amongst the benefits of Laughter Yoga: -Reduces stress, strengthens the immune system -Keeps you in a good mood, happy and cheerful throughout the day -Oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic and more productive -Improves the quality of your social connections and relationships -Keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times -It is also a good cardio and abdominal workout!

Bring one of the following:
Any voucher (surprise)
Anything vegan
Beach toys for children
Door mat
Educational toys
Yoga mat

About the teacher, Kira Cantatore

Kira Cantatore arrived in Geneva in 2000 after a career in sales and marketing in Finland, working in pharma for over 10 years. Her passion was always elsewhere, and she finally followed her heart in 2014 and is now working as an Energy Therapist and a Yoga teacher for Kids and Families as well as a Laughter Yoga Leader (private/group/families/corporate) at Sunflower-Power (https://www.facebook.com/KiranSunflowerPower?fref=ts)

Workshop de calligraphie avec plume

6:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

L'écriture est le moyen le plus simple et le plus rapide de représenter, à l’aide de symboles (lettres), notre monde. Chaque lettre conçue nous en dit long, à la fois sur son auteur, son style et sur le texte qui a permis de l’immortaliser sur le papier. Une des règles à retenir est également que le texte calligraphié doit pouvoir être lu et compris par le lecteur, de sorte que l'écrivain devra respecter un ensemble de règles qui rendra ses symboles intelligibles. L'écriture va ainsi au-delà de l'écrivain et de son style personnel, elle intègre également une charge esthétique, associant à la fois un style intrinsèque, une technologie d'écriture et des éléments. 1.4.2. OBJECTIFS - Présentation de l'art de la calligraphie; - Nouvelles références dans le monde de la calligraphie; - Types d'éléments traceurs et supports; - La pratique calligraphique par l'exemple et la recopie; - Développement d'un alphabet personnel; - Création d'une composition finale. 1.5. SOMMAIRE PROGRAMME - L'art de la calligraphie - Références historiques - Références contemporaines - Caligraffiti - Traceurs - Supports - Techniques calligraphiques - Grilles calligraphiques - Conception de Lettres - Minuscule - Majuscules - Calligraphie personnel 2. ORGANISATION DU WORKSHOP L'atelier de calligraphie est organisé en trois sous-sessions distinctes. Sous-session 1 : Concept de base et références théoriques sur la calligraphie. Sous-session 2 : Les participants sont amenés à essayer de recopier des lettres calligraphiées déjà existantes. Sous-session 3 : Les participants sont amenés à rechercher un style graphique personnel et à développer leur propre travail calligraphique. 3. TECHNIQUES PEDAGOGIQUES Nous avons opté pour une approche essentiellement pratique: - Présentation (transmission orale de l'information et des contenus); - Démonstration technique (se concentre sur la façon dont vous effectuez une tâche); - Tutoriel (transmission des connaissances à travers des tâches de répétition démontrées par l'enseignant) - Travaux pratiques (proposition de travail sur le style propre et l'originalité de l'étudiant) en réponse à un briefing spécific donné par l'enseignant. 4. RESSOURCES 4.1. Équipe pédagogique Enseignant / Calligraphe : Cláudio Ferreira 4.2. AUTRES RESSOURCES - L'inscription à l'atelier comprend l’offre d’un kit de base pour les participants - Le kit se compose de : Plume calligraphique Cahier A5 avec différents types de papiers calligraphiques Feuille A4 pour le travail final.

Bring one of the following:
Contacts professionels dans le domaine du design graphique
1 semaine de couchsurfing à Geneve
Affiches anciennes Suisses
Livres sur Typo ou calligraphie Suisse
Plumes calligraphes

About the teacher, Claudio Ferreira

Cláudio est d'abord un amoureux des lettres. Né à Reims - France en Octobre 1978, il est aujourd’hui designer, calligraphe et enseignant. Graphiste freelancer depuis 2002, il développe des projets d'identité visuelle, de webdesign, d’infographies et d’illustrations. Passionné par le monde des lettres, il consacre la plupart de son temps à la calligraphie, au design graphique et au webdesign. Bénéficiant d’une grande expérience à l’internationale, notamment dans le monde francophone, ces travaux sont visibles en ligne via ces différents liens : www.behance.net/infograddict https://www.instagram.com/claudioferreira/

Food Matters

7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Are you sick and tired of the confusion surrounding food? Want to feel good and prevent or reverse illness and disease? Join this class in a discussion aiming at uncovering the truth. A film 'Food Matters' will be screened.

Bring one of the following:
good mood
good spirit
inspirational book
inspirational movie
setting up web site skills

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Atelier où je partage les notions qui m'ont permis de changer d'alimentation sans effort (équilibre acide/base, types de gras, cuisson,...), et les outils pratiques que j'ai développé. Le résultat: plus d'énergie, un capital santé préservé et une perte de poids.

Bring one of the following:
bases d'italien (conversation)
bases de psychologie
conversation allemande (niveau B2)
jardinage sur balcon
référencement de site internet

About the teacher, Valérie de Roguin

Jeune femme de 33 ans, active et polyvalente. Professionnellement, je suis secrétaire générale d'une association, j'ai également une activité bénévole assez soutenue (associations/politique) et par ailleurs développe des ateliers ludiques de développement personnel. J'ai été formatrice de jeunes adultes (Jeunesse et Sport), j'ai une formation en PNL et en neuro-sémantique.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

(English-speaking people, you are also welcome: I will simutaneously translate as we go along with the workshop!) Vous auriez bien envie de : retrouver le son de votre voix sans peur et sans jugement ? Exprimer pleinement qui vous êtes ? Explorer votre créativité dans le son ? Faire l’expérience de chanter ensemble en étant reliés les uns aux autres ? Vous amuser à chanter à l’écoute de votre intuition? Alors l’atelier de chant intuitif est fait pour vous ! ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// - Réveiller le corps sous le passage du son : les animaux sont là pour nous aider : Ca vibre mais où ? - Explorations des impossibles possibles : sculptures sonores, sons en résonnance, rythmes, percussions corporelles, choses à découvrir de nous encore non découvertes - Apprendre à écouter à l’intérieur avant de chanter - Se laisser guider par notre intuition et offrir nos chants aux autres, à la Vie ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Chacun, à tout moment, peut faire des propositions ressenties au groupe. Il n’y a pas de conditions d’inscriptions, tout le monde, chanteur débutant ou confirmé, est le bienvenu

Bring one of the following:
Connaissances en cuisine ayurvédique
Des fleurs
Fruits bio
N'importe quel plat vegan
Petits plans (jeunes boutures) de plantes et de fleurs pour balcon dans leur pot
Une petite lampe torche

About the teacher, virginie

Coach de vie, Praticienne certifiée en EFT et Matrix Reimprinting, Accréditée par l’AAMET international, Chanteuse (formations auprès de Marie Estève et Martina Catella, Paris), Professeur de chant intuitif, Consultations en cabinet (Genève) ou sur Skype , cours individuels et collectifs en français ou en anglais, 078 891 92 17, virginie.reiffsteck@gmail.com

Laughter Yoga / Yoga du Rire

6:15p.m. to 7:15p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Laughter yoga is a unique concept that gets you laughing for no apparent reason. The concept consists of laughter exercises combined with deep belly breathing. There will be a guided meditation at the end. Laughter yoga is suitable for everyone: the exercises are aerobic, yet not physical. However, due to its highly aerobic nature, it is not recommended for women in early pregnancy, i.e. those in their first trimester. Amongst the benefits of laughter yoga: - Reduces stress - Strengthens the immune system - Elevates the mood - Oxygenates the body and the brain and makes one feel energetic and more productive - Improves the quality of social relationships - Helps to develop and keep a positive mental attitude in difficult times - An easy, fun and efficient cardio and abdominal workout :-D

Bring one of the following:
A voucher/coupon
Anything vegan
Beach toys
Positive attitude
Smile

About the teacher, Kira Cantatore

Kira Cantatore arrived in Geneva in 2000 after a career in sales and marketing in Finland, working in pharma for over 10 years. Her passion was always elsewhere, and she finally followed her heart in 2014 and is now working as an Energy Therapist and a Yoga teacher for Kids and Families as well as a Laughter Yoga Leader (private/group/families/corporate) at Sunflower-Power (https://www.facebook.com/KiranSunflowerPower?fref=ts)

Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Spring time is time of eggplants (aubergines) and fresh desert! What is better than a light version of Parmigiana and a tiramisu?!? Choose some of the ingredients below or all of them as you wish! Bring the following to make Parmigiana: 3 eggplants 4 times 1 tomato can 4 times 1 basil bundle 2 times 1 mozzarella or provola 4 times 1 piece of parmigiano chees to grate 3 or 4 baking pan “disposable” You will also need: olive oil, salt and pepper …but I can bring those for everybody. Bring also a box to bring your parmigiana at home back home if you wish so! Bring the following to make tiramisu: Mascarpone 250 g 4 times Savoiardi chokies 200 g 3 times Sugar 300 g 6 eggs 2 times Coffee 8 cups (I’ll bring this!) Marsala or rum ☺ + wine for the dinner at the end ! Finally do not forget to bring also your smile and curiosity and an apron to protect your clothes! We will work hard! ☺

Bring one of the following:
Aporter les ingrédients (on va s'organiser une semaine avant le cours pour se répartir les courses entre élèves)
Bring ingredients (we will coordinate a week before the class with all the students!)

About the teacher, Ilaria di Resta

I’m passionate about good food and good eating! I have grown up in a city where mom and grandma were always “creating” something nice for family and friends’ meals. A place where to cook is part of your everyday life and cooking for others is the way to be together and love is shared also preparing your favoring dish. With this background I have traveled the world always sharing my love for food and cocking with new friends! Cooking for me is not only preparing food that is having people around, while preparing and eating is talking about life, really the meeting point!

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Avenue Blanc 7, (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Genève CH

It is time to cook and enjoy! (let's make the most of the break from the EURO, just before the quarter-finals). Be part of a fun evening full of flavours and deep emotional exploration using our senses of taste, smell and touch. We will inquire into our eating habits with games and group activities. Most importantly, we will be preparing a delicious meal which we will enjoy all together. You will go home with new ideas for your own daily cooking, new insights into your life as well as new friendships. We will cook a contemporary Swiss vegetarian meal: Goat's cheese crostini, spinach spaetzli with crazy tomatoes and strawberry ice cream. We will distribute the ingredients among participants some days before the date. Please also bring your favourite recipe. We are looking forward to sharing this evening with you, so above all we would love that you bring yourself fully. If you have any questions you may contact us by e-mail: irina@lagourmerina.com or phone: 0764086882.

Bring one of the following:
1/2 train ticket for one facilitator: Geneva - Zurich
1/2 train ticket for the facilitators: Zürich - Geneva
ingredients for the meal (these will be split between participants a few days before the course)
photographic skills and camera for portraying this event

About the teacher, Irina Simonett & Ana Monica Costa

Irina Simonett : Irina is a psychologist based in Zurich. She is deeply interested in supporting people to reestablish confidence in themselves, releasing creativity blocks and in building meaningful relationships. As a nutritionist and passionate gourmet, she assists people in finding pleasure in cooking and in eating by sharing her knowledge and facilitating cooking workshops. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Monica Antunes : Monica is a nutrition scientist, and a mindfulness trainer. Passionately committed to integrative health and resilience, she investigates how to integrate our inner values in active lifestyles. She finds joy in supporting people on their own journey to living healthier and happier.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Toutes les plantes, quelles qu'elles soient, ont des vertus pour notre santé. Pour pouvoir les utiliser sans danger, il est judicieux d'avoir quelques notions de base de leurs propriétés. Je vous propose donc une introduction sur l'utilisation des plantes accessibles au quotidien (herbes et épices de cuisine, infusions), que ce soit en cuisine ou en préparation un peu plus élaborée telle que les teintures mères, les sirops, les infusions ou les cataplasmes. Nous verrons qu'elles peuvent nous servir aussi bien dans la prévention qu'en cas de petits problèmes de santé tels que les refroidissements, maux de tête, insomnies, problèmes digestifs, fatigue etc. Le but est de repartir du cours avec des notions d'utilisation de plantes accessibles même au super-marché, ou dans une herboristerie en ville et de pouvoir les utiliser pour votre bien être. Je propose de parler par exemple de: - herbes aromatiques telles que menthe, basilic, origan, thym, mélisse, romarin... - épices: gingembre, canelle, coriandre, curcuma, cumin, anis, clou de girofle, cardamome... - mais aussi: calendula, echinacee, lavande, rose, hortie,... Bien entendu, il sera possible d'adapter la classe en fonction de vos demande et souhaits :)

Bring one of the following:
De l'huile essentielle (de ravintsara, ou de bois de siam, ou cèdre d'atlas, ou bois de rose, ou saro ou rose de Damas, ou manuka, pin ou sapin)
Miel de l'apiculteur "bio" (pas de la migros ni coop SVP)
Un bon pour un livre chez payot
Un moule en silicone en forme de fleurs de chez Girard aux Grottes (les grandes fleurs pas les petites)
Une l'huile "bio" pure originale (exemple: jojoba, noix, avocat, abricot etc)

About the teacher, Zuleika

Passionnée des plantes médicinales et par la médecine allternative, j'ai d'abord été formée en 2011 par un médecin traditionnel de Zanzibar sur l'usage des plantes médicinales, puis en 2013 au Mexique, à l'institut Tlahui de Cuernavaca, où j'ai effectué un diplôme d'herboristerie traditionnelle mexicaine, ainsi qu'un diplôme en massage traditionnel mexicain et en temazcal. Ces formations effectuées en parallèle à un parcours académique plus classique m'ont ouvert un univers de savoir accessible à tous mais trop peu divulgué à mon goût. C'est pourquoi je vous propose de venir discuter et partager avec moi une classe d'introduction à l'univers passionnant des plantes et de leurs vertus.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

This time, we'll learn how to make pasta with fresh pesto & crostata as desert! Pasta with fresh made Pesto and Crostata as desert. Ingredients for Pesto : 50 g basil fresh ; 2 spoons olive oil extravergine! ; Parmiggiano Reggiano graped 6 spoons ; Pecorino sardo 2 spoons ; Garlic two cloves ; Pine nuts 2 spoons ; Salt ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// For the Crostata dough: 300 g flour ; 100 g sugar ; 100 g butter ; 15 g east ; 1 lemon to peel ; 2 eggs ; to stuff the dough bring fruit jam or Nutella! (two should be enough). ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Also bring as always your best smile, your curiosity, an apron to protect your clothes and see you at 19.30 in the kitchen! Also bring wine or beer if you wish to drink so, I'll bring some good pasta for the pesto !

Bring one of the following:
Brind the ingredients ! (we will split ingredients between the participants after the class)

About the teacher, Ilaria di Resta

I’m passionate about good food and good eating! I have grown up in a city where mom and grandma were always “creating” something nice for family and friends’ meals. A place where to cook is part of your everyday life and cooking for others is the way to be together and love is shared also preparing your favoring dish. With this background I have traveled the world always sharing my love for food and cocking with new friends! Cooking for me is not only preparing food that is having people around, while preparing and eating is talking about life, really the meeting point!

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

This is not an ordinary class. You come for a session of energetic healing with semi-precious stones which last a bit more than an hour. During the session the stones will clean and energetise all your major chakras and also some minor charkas. Because there can only be one person at a time, maximum 3 students can come for the evening. If you register I'll contact you by email to set up the time when we do it *-*-*-*-*-*-*Ce n'est pas un cours comme les autres. Vous venez pour un soin énergétique avec des pierre semi-précieuses qui dure un peu plus d'une heure. Pendant la session, les pierres nettoyeront et énergétiseront tous vos chakras majeurs et aussi quelques chakra mineurs. Seulement 3 personnes peuvent s'inscrire pour la soirée parce que seulement une seule personne peut passer à la fois . Si vous vous inscrivez, je vous contacterai par email pour qu'on définisse une heure de rendez-vous dans la soirée.

Bring one of the following:
Extra virgin oil of your choice (huile vierge extra de votre choix)
Green leafy vegetables (légumes feuillu vert)
Seasonal fruits/vegetables (fruits/légumes de saison)
Surprise
Wild chestnut (chataigne sauvage)

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

Trovare lavoro a Ginevra

7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

Come redigere il CV e la Lettera di Motivazione per potere trovare in modo efficace lavoro a Ginevra e nella Svizzera Francofona. Alla fine della conferenza verrà data l'opportunità ai partecipanti di chiedere una revisione del proprio CV e/o della lettera di motivazione

Bring one of the following:
CV
Lettera di Motivazione
Mercato del Lavoro a Ginevra
Mercato del Lavoro in Svizzera
Revisione del CV e della Lettera di Motivazione

About the teacher, Giuditta Bassous

Il corso è organizzato dal Comites ( Comitato Italini Estero ) di Ginevra (http://comites-ginevra.ch/).

Atelier d'écriture créative

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

Les ateliers d’écriture s’adressent à tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux mécanismes du langage écrit, même s’ils n’ont pas (ou pas encore !) d’activité d’écriture. Les travaux proposés visent à stimuler l’imaginaire et à jouer avec le langage de sorte de déverrouiller les blocages que nous pouvons avoir face à l’écrit. Au fil des exercices proposés, par la production de courtes histoires, de pastiches d’auteurs, etc., vous prendrez conscience de ce qui constitue votre style, vous observerez vos automatismes aussi bien que vos qualités d’écriture, et ainsi serez à même de vous corriger, enrichir, ou simplement exercer…

Bring one of the following:
conversation in german language
exotic cooking course
how to use essential oils
your good mood
your motivation

About the teacher, helene sapin

Professeur agrégée de lettres modernes, comédienne, écrivain, enseignant la littérature, j'ai animé des ateliers d’écriture pour adultes à Paris de 1999 à 2003, puis pour adultes, adolescents, et personnes âgées (en maison de retraite) en France et à Prague (Institut Français de Prague). J'adore partager le goût de lire et d'écrire!

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

Ce cours vous propose de venir expérimenter un soin énergétique sur vous-même. Vous venez pour recevoir un soin énergétique réalisé avec des pierres précieuses. Cet cours est pour vous si vous êtes curieux de découvrir le monde de l'énergie et de ses effets ou bien si vous connaissez déjà l’énergie et que vous voulez tout simplement recevoir les bénéfices d’un soin. Les pierres précieuses nettoient et énergétisent vos chakras afin de les harmoniser entre eux. Cette harmonisation permet de réguler l'activité de votre corps énergétique et d’augmenter votre potentiel énergétique, ce qui impacte vos émotions et schémas de pensées en retour. l’efficacité des soins énergétiques est aujourd’hui scientifiquement reconnue. On sait, par exemple, qu’il y a de nombreux hôpitaux qui utilisent les célèbres guérisseurs appelé “coupeurs de feu”. Le soin dure approximativement 1h30. Seulement 2 personnes peuvent s'inscrire pour la soirée parce que seulement une seule peut passer à la fois. Si vous vous inscrivez, je vous contacterai par email pour qu'on définisse une heure de rendez-vous dans la soirée. *-*-*-*-*-*-* This class propose you to come to experiment an energetic healing on yourself. You come to receive an energetic healing done with precious stones. This class is for you if you are curious to discover the world of energy and its effects or if you are already experienced and that you simply want to receive the benefits of a healing. The precious stones clean and energetise your chakras to harmonize them with each other. This harmonisation regulate the activity of your energetic bodies and increase your energetic potential, which in turn impact your emotions and your pattern of thought. The effectiveness of energetic healing is today scientifically recognised. Everyone knows, for instance, that hospitals partner with healers commonly called “fire-cutters”. The healing last approximately one hour and a half. Because there can only be one person at a time, maximum 2 students can come for the evening. If you register I'll contact you by email to set up the time when we do it

Bring one of the following:
Seasonal fruits/vegetables (fruits/légumes de saison)
Chestnut (châtaigne)
Extra virgin oil of your choice (huile vierge extra de votre choix)
Green leafy vegetables (légumes feuillu vert)
Surprise

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Have you ever wondered how powerful your mind really is? We all heard about numerous cases, involving transcending the material world, which are still viewed as paranormal events. However, these phenomenons become widely accepted as we better understand the implications of quantum mechanics. Quantum physics has proven that all matter at the subatomic level exists in waveform, and that matter only appears solid when we, as the observer, use our senses to decode and perceive the wave patterns in space and time. This class explores how we can create abundance in our lives by awakening the genius within each of us. As a part of class we offer screening of The Quantum Communication, a documentary about how we create an intelligent dialogue with the creative force of the universe to allow us to experience a quantum leap in our own intelligence? Includes powerful insights from Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. John Gray and many other recognized authorities on the subject.

Bring one of the following:
A house by the ocean
A travel around the world
Warmful energy
Your best self
Your full presence

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

Je propose un travail sur l'écoute, la présence, par un travail corporel, qui commencera seul puis ce poursuivra à deux, trois ou plus. Ce sont des propositions qui vont guider chacune et chacun dans une qualité de présence d'une grande profondeur et amplifier tout le système sensitif. Avec ce travail, je vais prendre conscience de ma verticalité, de mes axes. Je vais ressentir mon souffle qui va me guider vers plus d'ouverture. Prévoir de toucher et donc être touché, dans une posture intérieur qui pose le plus grand respect pour les partenaires et pour soi. Il est possible que le souffle devienne sonore et que la voix soit par moment un guide, vers ailleurs. La respiration, le contact physique et, le contact à distance_ grâce au système kinesthésique, les odeurs, les sons et le visuel_sont les outils de base pour vivre les expériences que je propose. Mon corps peu devenir dansant, chantant, ce sera l'énergie du groupe qui décidera du chemin que nous défricherons ensemble. Un travail basé sur l'écoute, pour expérimenter une plus grande présence et donc une conscience accrue, (demande d'apprécier la lenteur) Il est préférable d'être présent avec ma propre senteur corporelle qui ne manquera pas d'être accueilli par mes partenaires, plutôt que d'utiliser déodorant et parfums. Amener un tapis de sol, prévoir des vêtements confortables et de préférence dans des matières naturelles.

Bring one of the following:
Huile capillaire
Lâcher prise
Massage
Ouverture d'esprit
Présence

About the teacher, Marc

J'ai dansé sur des scènes internationales, en compagnie pendant 15 ans, et suivis des formations pédagogiques. J'ai accompagné quelques ateliers avec des participants d'ages diverses. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer aux travers de stages, ateliers, des chorégraphes qui m'ont offert des trésors que j'apprécie de partager à ma façon. Ma vie de danseur a commencé à 20 ans ( fin janvier j'aurais 53 ans) dans un projet créé par un couple, en banlieue parisienne et qui a donné naissance à la Cie "Black, Blanc, Beur" constituée de danseuses et danseurs autodidactes à l’exception de trois ou quatre danseuse. ( La Cie B3 a fêtée ses 30 ans en 2014). J'accompagnerais l'atelier en français, et surtout dans un langage corporel.

Atelier d'écriture créative

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève CH

Les ateliers d’écriture s’adressent à tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux mécanismes du langage écrit, même s’ils n’ont pas (ou pas encore !) d’activité d’écriture. Les travaux proposés visent à stimuler l’imaginaire et à jouer avec le langage de sorte de déverrouiller les blocages que nous pouvons avoir face à l’écrit. Au fil des exercices proposés, par la production de courtes histoires, de pastiches d’auteurs, etc., vous prendrez conscience de ce qui constitue votre style, vous observerez vos automatismes aussi bien que vos qualités d’écriture, et ainsi serez à même de vous corriger, enrichir, ou simplement exercer…

Bring one of the following:
De la bienveillance
Du chocolat noir
Fruits et légumes de saison
Un plat préparé par vous
Un plein enthousiasme

About the teacher, helene sapin

Professeur agrégée de lettres modernes, comédienne, écrivain, enseignant la littérature, j'ai animé des ateliers d’écriture pour adultes à Paris de 1999 à 2003, puis pour adultes, adolescents, et personnes âgées (en maison de retraite) en France et à Prague (Institut Français de Prague). J'adore partager le goût de lire et d'écrire!

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

je propose d'expérimenter la présence, l'écoute, l'observation conscientes, par les corps et la respiration qui deviendra un souffle sonore. Nous ferons l'expérience de l'unité par la voix dans des peintures sonores, manifestées par du chant intuitif. Là ce présentera peut être une occasion de créer une architecture sonore avec nos voix. Ensuite, je vous guiderais pour découvrir ou approfondir le chant harmonique.

Bring one of the following:
Bienveillance
Disponibilité
Écoute
Massage
Savon d'Alep

About the teacher, Marc

J'ai dansé sur des scènes internationales, en compagnie pendant 15 ans, et suivis des formations pédagogiques. J'ai accompagné quelques ateliers avec des participants d'ages diverses. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer aux travers de stages, ateliers, des chorégraphes qui m'ont offert des trésors que j'apprécie de partager à ma façon. Ma vie de danseur a commencé à 20 ans ( fin janvier j'aurais 53 ans) dans un projet créé par un couple, en banlieue parisienne et qui a donné naissance à la Cie "Black, Blanc, Beur" constituée de danseuses et danseurs autodidactes à l’exception de trois ou quatre danseuse. ( La Cie B3 a fêtée ses 30 ans en 2014). J'accompagnerais l'atelier en français, et surtout dans un langage corporel.

Atelier d'écriture créative #3

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

Les ateliers d’écriture s’adressent à tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux mécanismes du langage écrit, même s’ils n’ont pas (ou pas encore !) d’activité d’écriture. Les travaux proposés visent à stimuler l’imaginaire et à jouer avec le langage de sorte de déverrouiller les blocages que nous pouvons avoir face à l’écrit. Au fil des exercices proposés, par la production de courtes histoires, de pastiches d’auteurs, etc., vous prendrez conscience de ce qui constitue votre style, vous observerez vos automatismes aussi bien que vos qualités d’écriture, et ainsi serez à même de vous corriger, enrichir, ou simplement exercer…

Bring one of the following:
pâtisseries de noël à partager en fin de cours
Bienveillance
Chocolat
sourire
un plat préparé par vous

About the teacher, helene sapin

Professeur agrégée de lettres modernes, comédienne, écrivain, enseignant la littérature, j'ai animé des ateliers d’écriture pour adultes à Paris de 1999 à 2003, puis pour adultes, adolescents, et personnes âgées (en maison de retraite) en France et à Prague (Institut Français de Prague). J'adore partager le goût de lire et d'écrire!

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

If you are interested in the inner workings of our brain and role it plays in reflecting and creating that, which we call our reality this class is for you. THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN will be shown as part of this potentially live changing class.

Bring one of the following:
A travel around the world
A house by the ocean
Warmful energy
Your best self
Your full presence

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

Pour cet atelier, je propose de vous guider dans une psycho-imaginaire ( la technique d'hypnose la plus connue, utilisée dans le milieu de la danse contemporaine, le théâtre et dans les techniques de relaxation, elle fée appel à la créativité, l'inspiration, l'intuition) à la découverte d'un lieu de refuge et de ressourcement au cœur de votre sphère inter rieur. Après ce voyage en soi, vous pourrez retrouver à tous moments, ce lieu magique aux senteurs de Paix, d'Amour, de Vital idée. L'atelier commencera par des respirations conscientes dans les trois foyers, puis, après l'aventure intérieur, je vous proposeraient de découvrir ou approfondir le chant harmonique. Bienvenue. ATTENTION: IL EST FORTEMENT RECOMMANDE D'APPORTER VOTRE TAPIS POUR CE COURS CAR UNE MAJEURE PARTIE SE DEROULERA ALLONGE. Il y en aura quelques tapis de yoga à disposition sur place si jamais vous n'en avez pas le jour venu.

Bring one of the following:
Autre technique de mieux être
Avocat bio
Massage
Ouverture
Partage

About the teacher, Marc

J'ai dansé sur des scènes internationales, en compagnie pendant 15 ans, et suivis des formations pédagogiques. J'ai accompagné quelques ateliers avec des participants d'ages diverses. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer aux travers de stages, ateliers, des chorégraphes qui m'ont offert des trésors que j'apprécie de partager à ma façon. Ma vie de danseur a commencé à 20 ans ( fin janvier j'aurais 53 ans) dans un projet créé par un couple, en banlieue parisienne et qui a donné naissance à la Cie "Black, Blanc, Beur" constituée de danseuses et danseurs autodidactes à l’exception de trois ou quatre danseuse. ( La Cie B3 a fêtée ses 30 ans en 2014). J'accompagnerais l'atelier en français, et surtout dans un langage corporel.

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical realism has been struggling with the facts of physics for some time now. The paradoxes that baffled physics last century still baffle it today. What is the role of our brain in transmitting or perhaps even creating reality? What role do we play? Do we have any power to change or to even create our experiences with what we perceive as real. If you ask yourself similar questions join us for a friendly exchange between likeminded people. It is not an ordinary class with a teacher as everyone is welcome to speak (or not) and there is no plan for the evening. It is always great fun and very inspirational event !

Bring one of the following:
100'000'000$
A house by the ocean
Presence
Surprise
You

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Echange de soin / Swap healing

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

ENGLISH TEXT FURTHER DOWN*** Ce cours s’adresse à toute personne qui s’intéresse à l’évolution personnelle et au bien-être en lien avec les différentes techniques thérapeutiques existantes. Par techniques thérapeutiques, nous entendons massage, lithothérapie, hypnose, PNL, soin énergétique, relaxation, tarot, etc. Si vous avez été formé ou savez utiliser un outil qui favorise l’évolution personnelle, vous êtes la bienvenue à ce cours. L'échange de soin se fait sous cette forme: un massage est donné par un participant à un autre contre un soin énergétique pendant la même soirée (par exemple). De cette manière les participants peuvent entraîner leur savoir-faire et en même temps recevoir les bénéfices d’une autre technique de soin. MATERIEL: Si vous avez besoin de matériel spécifique pour donner vos soins (table de massage, tapis de yoga, etc.) vous pouvez l'amener sur place, sinon vous pouvez nous écrire à tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, il se peut que nous ayons déjà ce qu'il vous faut ! ****** We invite everyone who is interested in personal evolution and wellbeing in relation to the different existing therapeutic methods. By therapeutic methods, we mean massage, lithotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, energetic healing, relaxation, etc. If you know or have been trained at a particular therapeutic technique you are welcome to the class. The healing swap is happening this way : a massage is given by a participant to another against an energetic healing during the same evening (for instance). This way the participants can train their healing skills and receive the benefits of another therapeutic method at the same time. MATERIAL: If you need specific material to give your healing session (massage table, yoga mat, etc.) you can bring your own, but you can also contact us at tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, it is possible that we already have what you need !

Bring one of the following:
Autre type de soin / other healing technique
Massage / massage
Session d'hynpose / hynonsis session
Soin énergétique / energetic healing
Technique de relaxation / relaxation method

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

Echange de soin / Swap healing #2

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

ENGLISH TEXT FURTHER DOWN*** Ce cours s’adresse à toute personne qui s’intéresse à l’évolution personnelle et au bien-être en lien avec les différentes techniques thérapeutiques existantes. Par techniques thérapeutiques, nous entendons massage, lithothérapie, hypnose, PNL, soin énergétique, relaxation, tarot, etc. Si vous avez été formé ou savez utiliser un outil qui favorise l’évolution personnelle, vous êtes la bienvenue à ce cours. L'échange de soin se fait sous cette forme: un massage est donné par un participant à un autre contre un soin énergétique pendant la même soirée (par exemple). De cette manière les participants peuvent entraîner leur savoir-faire et en même temps recevoir les bénéfices d’une autre technique de soin. MATERIEL: Si vous avez besoin de matériel spécifique pour donner vos soins (table de massage, tapis de yoga, etc.) vous pouvez l'amener sur place, sinon vous pouvez nous écrire à tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, il se peut que nous ayons déjà ce qu'il vous faut ! ****** We invite everyone who is interested in personal evolution and wellbeing in relation to the different existing therapeutic methods. By therapeutic methods, we mean massage, lithotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, energetic healing, relaxation, etc. If you know or have been trained at a particular therapeutic technique you are welcome to the class. The healing swap is happening this way : a massage is given by a participant to another against an energetic healing during the same evening (for instance). This way the participants can train their healing skills and receive the benefits of another therapeutic method at the same time. MATERIAL: If you need specific material to give your healing session (massage table, yoga mat, etc.) you can bring your own, but you can also contact us at tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, it is possible that we already have what you need !

Bring one of the following:
Autre type de soin / other healing technique
Massage / massage
Session d'hynpose / hynonsis session
Soin énergétique / energetic healing
Technique de relaxation / relaxation method

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

Is Immortality a blessing or a curse? Destiny of the human race or manipulation of an epic scale? For sure it is big business. Today the anti-aging industry generates more than $80 billion per year. All this despite the fact that there are no proven ways of extending human lifespan. But do we really want to live in the same body with the same set of biases and prejudices eternally? Or is it simply a primitive fear of death? If you have been asking yourself similar questions join us for a friendly exchange between likeminded people. It is not an ordinary class with a teacher as everyone is welcome to speak (or not) and there is no plan for the evening. It is always great fun and very inspirational event !

Bring one of the following:
100'000'000$
A house by the ocean
Presence
Surprise
You

About the teacher, Alexander & Elie

Alexander Senchenko is an Author, Motivator, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. He has been asking the Big question: “who am I?”, since he was young. For the last 25 years he has been extensively researching and seeking the truth about inherent powers of human beings. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with ancient practices, in an effort to broaden his understanding of the world. Alexander is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for unlimited abilities. His work reflects his passion for exploring how people can use the latest scientific findings and selected ancient practices to expand those potentials.

Discover Kundalini Yoga

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Shaanti Club
Rue des Grottes 28, 1201 Genève
Genève CH

Kundalini yoga is a technology of awareness. It works on all levels and layers of the self - body, mind and soul. It teaches techniques for disease prevention, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the glandular system, boosts the nervous system, improves circulation, and helps break habits which are damaging to our health and mind. It helps us a achieve a state of grace. Kundalini Yoga is the science of living as a complete, happy, healthy, holy being of light. A gentle word of warning - Kundalini Yoga will force you to live in truth and remove everything in your life that is untrue. This may not always be a beautiful or neat process but it is worth it. You are welcome to this wild journey.

Bring one of the following:
be ready to meet your most exquisite self
be ready to sing
bring flowers
come with no expectations
wear white

About the teacher, Beant Devi Kaur

I commenced my journey into Yoga in 2000. In 2006, I discovered Kundalini Yoga and was so deeply touched and transformed by it, that it quickly became my daily practice. My first beloved teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa in New York City opened the gate to a new beautiful world. Since then, my practice accompanied me as I moved to and lived in Shanghai, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Sofia, and, since the last 5 years, Geneva. In 2015, I felt a great urgency to share this sacred technology with others and I completed my Teach Training at Amrit Nam Sarovar International. Teaching is a blessing. I am grateful.

“COME AND JOIN MY GAME”

7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève CH

Game is the language of peace that children use amongst themselves. All the children can speak this language without any exception. All the barriers may be overcome and all the disadvantages may be transformed into an advantage by means of game. Becoming game-friendly adults would support the expansion of this language and would enable us to grow children that would bring peace to our world. A few games everyday would do good to your mental and physical health. Programme: Presentation on “Game” (5 min) 5-10 games to be played and evaluation Questions and Answers Evaluation of the whole process

Bring one of the following:
Baloons
Bring the child in you
Bring your energy
Ping pong balls
Stones

About the teacher, Tugba Tümer

I graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU-Ankara/Turkey), Early Childhood Teacher Education Programme in 2003. I have worked in the field on various subjects for the last 14 years. During the first two years after graduation, I worked with mentally or physically handicapped children. Afterwards, I worked for 10 years as a pre-school teacher (early-childhood educator) at the METU Development Foundation Schools (METU College) in Ankara. After having completed the “Creative Drama Leadership Training Programme” in 2004, I have actively worked as a creative drama leader and I have organised creative drama workshops in different schools and associations. I have published an activity workbook of 6 volumes in 2005 for pre-school students. Due to my husband’s assignment here, I moved to Geneva two and a half years ago. For the last one and a half years, on a voluntary basis, I have been offering “creative drama classes” in Quartier Secheron to 7-9 year-olds and “game and movement classes” to 3-5 year-olds.

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève CH

This practice oriented course will allow novices and wannabe programmers (or people interested to understand "how these things work") quickly get started. The idea is really to show how you can start getting small but interesting results without spending hours on the theory background. Which is useful for keeping you motivated to continue learning. And the Python programming language is ideal for that process. Python is used with great success in diverse modern application areas such as web applications, computers/servers automation, and data science. For this to be effective for you, please bring a laptop that you can use to play with coding and experiment.

Bring one of the following:
Coffee / Tea
Point me to a potential opportunity of teaching such topics (a school, your workplace, coworking space)
Point me to a potential project collaboration where Python can help get the job done
You can also come with a challenge we will try to step to, using programming
Your enthusiasm in participating

About the teacher, Kamon Ayeva

I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data.

Echange de soin / Swap healing

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève CH

ENGLISH TEXT FURTHER DOWN*** Ce cours s’adresse à toute personne qui s’intéresse à l’évolution personnelle et au bien-être en lien avec les différentes techniques thérapeutiques existantes. Par techniques thérapeutiques, nous entendons massage, lithothérapie, hypnose, PNL, soin énergétique, relaxation, tarot, etc. Si vous avez été formé ou savez utiliser un outil qui favorise l’évolution personnelle, vous êtes la bienvenue à ce cours. L'échange de soin se fait sous cette forme: un massage est donné par un participant à un autre contre un soin énergétique pendant la même soirée (par exemple). De cette manière les participants peuvent entraîner leur savoir-faire et en même temps recevoir les bénéfices d’une autre technique de soin. MATERIEL: Si vous avez besoin de matériel spécifique pour donner vos soins (table de massage, tapis de yoga, etc.) vous pouvez l'amener sur place, sinon vous pouvez nous écrire à tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, il se peut que nous ayons déjà ce qu'il vous faut ! ****** We invite everyone who is interested in personal evolution and wellbeing in relation to the different existing therapeutic methods. By therapeutic methods, we mean massage, lithotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, energetic healing, relaxation, etc. If you know or have been trained at a particular therapeutic technique you are welcome to the class. The healing swap is happening this way : a massage is given by a participant to another against an energetic healing during the same evening (for instance). This way the participants can train their healing skills and receive the benefits of another therapeutic method at the same time. MATERIAL: If you need specific material to give your healing session (massage table, yoga mat, etc.) you can bring your own, but you can also contact us at tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, it is possible that we already have what you need !

Bring one of the following:
Autre type de soin / other healing technique
Massage / massage
Session d'hynpose / hynosis session
Soin énergétique / energetic healing
Technique de relaxation / relaxation method

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger