Part of the program is offered by faculty and part of it we invite you to co-create together. This gives us time and space to both dive deeper into: ‘Foundations of Authentic Leadership’ (Susan Skjei – [email protected] university) and Leadership embodiment through Aikido practices (Christian Vanhenten –Aiki.com), and at the same time we will have a decent amount of time for Open Space Methodology to explore and co-create what touches us deeply and supports us to keep bringing ourselves in the world.
We also invite you to experience a Lithuanian sauna tradition with lots of herbs, led by Giedrius Bučas, Sauna Master (To be confirmed) (do bring your swimming suits!) and we will offer story telling about the history of Lithuania accompanied with Lithuanian song and dance. (also to be confirmed)
- Susan Skjei
- Christian Vanhenten
- Aurimas Razanauskas
- Chris Chapman
- Njiza Rodrigues da Costa
See For Yourself
“Participated in the 2013 ALIA intensive in the Netherlands and was inspired by the warm and powerful experience. Looking forward to meeting fellow alumni again.”Thijs Mullink
Travel & Lodging
The venue is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Asvejos National Park, 70km and 1 hour drive from Vilnius and 800 meters away from one of the most beautiful lakes in Lithuania – Asveja.
Asvejos National Park
Near Vilnius, Lithuania
- The food will be vegetarian, prepared by a cook coming from India.
- Among the offerings of Auksine Giria are large tipi’s, a newly built (as in now) dome and the largest dreamcatcher in the world.
- The venue has no wifi.
- Aurimas host and other Lithuanian friends are happy to create hotspots if deemed necessary.
- The venue allows for duly controlled open fires upon request.
- GPS coordinates: 55°03’13.2″N 25°30’32.6″E
How to Arrive in Lithuania
We highly recommend to come a day or two earlier if you can, or/and maybe stay a couple days after so you can enjoy Lithuania and Vilnius with it’s beautiful old town: vilnius-tourism.lt/en/
- Vilnius Airport Auksine Giria 62k m
- Kaunas Airport Auksine Giria 136km
- Riga Airport Auksine Giria 273km
- Palanga Airport Auksine Giria 376km
If you plan to arrive in Vilnius on Thursday morning you have plenty of time to arrive at the venue. It is a one hour drive. You can hire a car, easy and not very expensive if participants group up in 4somes. We are happy to support the process of connecting here. We also, if so required, arrange a bus-pick up (see below). Pay attention to departing flights as well, for the same reasons. (book departing flights on Sunday as late as possible, certainly not before 4PM)
Very relaxing way to travel, also not very fast but a great entering-Lithuania-period.
You can check out www.dfds.lt, if you want to bring your own car or maybe camper. Klaipeda is situated 300km from Vilnius and 326km from the venue. There is also a ferry leaving from Karlsham.
How to travel from airport to venue
We repeat … Carefully plan your flight
Particularly handy for those that arrive at least a day early and stay the night in the city.
We will organise a bus to pick up participants once or twice (if there is a need) from Vilnius city centre (10km from Airport) for a small additional price, around 10-15 EUR per person. Details and timing would be announced later.