May 10 – June 11, 2013
The Indonesian island of Bali, one of the most tranquil and beautiful places on earth, will be the setting for this inter-professional dialogue in Global Wellness, Culture, and the Healing Arts. In a land where spirituality, ancient tradition, and the natural world blend to create a unique environment, students will have the opportunity to live and learn in an atmosphere that nurtures harmony, mindfulness, and self-reflection. Exploration of the culture through the arts, language, healing practices, and rituals of the Balinese people will provide a wide range of learning venues that underpin the holistic study of multidimensional well-being. The Bali Institute for Global Renewal offers multiple partnerships and affiliations on the island that facilitate community integration; students are encouraged to create relationships in a cultural context that is quite different than their own by living and learning with the people of Bali. Every aspect of this program is designed as a living-learning environment that offers engagement with deep indigenous practices. As such, students will be provided with a true immersion experience within models of sustainable communal living in Ubud, Amed, Levina, Pemuteron, and Sudaji.
Through conversation and focused study and practice with leaders and scholars in the intersecting fields of Eastern and Western Health and Healing, students will learn to consider and selectively engage embodied knowledge that incorporates both worldviews in order to create an operant framework for sustainable human health and well-being. Strategic health initiatives for individuals and populations will be designed and discussed within the context of this framework.
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