Returning to the Cycle of Life

09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019

Returning to the Cycle of Life

The Calendar Year, Seasons and the Evolution of Human Nature

“Life is a circle. The end of one journey is the beginning of the next”  - Joseph M. Marshall III

Nature operates in spiraling cycles. Not only the day moves through cycles of light and darkness, but also the seasons change according to the rotation of the Earth and even life follows cyclic patterns. The story of the world and of each human being constantly evolves through ongoing cycles. Life on the planet follows the cycle of the Sun and the rotation of the Earth in the solar system in time and space.

The word “time” comes from the Greek tèmno and it indicates the act of dividing something according to a certain order and measure; it is about dividing the movement of the heavenly bodies in a way that highlights the importance of certain points which hold a deep significance in the process of nature like equinoxes and solstices, the phases of the moon, specific celebrative facts in the sky and so on. These divisions have been elaborated according to a concept of maintaining a complete harmony with existence, and man followed them devotedly in order to synchronize his being and activities with the unfoldment of the Universal order.

As time went by, this connection with the cycle of life and the universal movement has been hidden in the memory of our cells and our inner connection with nature and the cosmos forgotten. 

During this three-day workshop at the Oasi Zegna, we will explore the deep meaning of the Sun through the seasons in its yearly cycle in order to understand how these movements deeply affect our being and consciousness. The aim is to learn how it is important to reconnect with it and live our life from a different space and understanding. A man who lives in a synchronic way and in collaboration with the cosmic energies can constantly regenerate his being and his inner nature as the harmony with the cosmic order has a deep effect on all the levels of the human existence. 


•    The man’s cycle in relation to the cosmic cycle
•    The calendar year, seasons and the meaning of the journey of the Sun through the constellations
•    The cosmos within us; the cosmos in nature – relationship between plants, trees and the heavenly bodies
•    The inner and outer seasons: learning to nurture oneself with what nature offers to us on many levels (food, sun light, heat/cold, ect.)
•    Connection with Nature – practical activities to directly experience what Nature can offer us in the different stages
•    Our inner cycle and outer cycles: how to align them together.
•    Meditation practices


Day 1 – 27/9/2019
●    10.00 - Course start 
●    11.30 - Coffee Break  
●    13.00 - Lunch
●    14.30 – Course starts 
●    18.00 – Course ends 
●    Dinner at the Monte Marca Refuge

Day 2 – 28/9/2019
●    8.00 – Walking meditation to Piana del Ponte (about 4km)
●    13.00 - Lunch at Piana del Ponte refuge
●    14.00 – Walking meditation (return) to the Hotel
●    16.00 – Free afternoon: Possibility to enjoy the afternoon at the Hotel Bucaneve Wellness Centre & Spa
●    19.45 - Dinner at the restaurant of the Bucaneve Hotel
●    21.00 – Night walk in the woods (about 1h and 30)

Day 3 – 29/9/2019 
●    10.00 - Course start
●    11.30 - Coffee Break 
●    13.00 - Lunch at the restaurant Bucaneve Hotel 
●    14.30 - Return to the lecture room
●    16:30 – Course end

TEACHER: Cristiana Caria.

  • Booking before 12 July 2019: € 490.00 (to reserve your place on the course, a deposit of € 150.00 will be required)
  • Booking by 6 September 2019: € 590.00 (to reserve your place on the course, a deposit of € 200.00 will be required)
DETAILS OF THE COURSE: This course, organized and accredited by the International Initiation School is part of the "CRESCITA PERSONALE" (Personal Growth) program, is open to all and no pre-requisites are required. The places on the course are limited; please book your place in advance by sending your deposit (unrefundable)​.

International Initiation School
via Fontana 4/A - 41012 Carpi (MO), ITALY

School Office (from: Monday to Friday - 9:30 to 13:30)
phone: +39 059 686147 

Albergo Ristorante Bucaneve
Strada Panoramica Zegna, 232
Località Bielmonte
13824 - Veglio (Biella), ITALY

For reservations in agreement with IIS: Federica Braga
phone: +39 015 744184

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