Get to know the Harvest Alumni on a deeper level - tap into these extraordinary minds to find out what makes them tick.

Dr. Shefali: Parenting Beyond Perfection

Embark on a transformative journey into conscious parenting with Dr. Shefali, an expert guiding us through critical moments, shaping our approach to nurturing empowered children. Unravel the complexities of parental ego, exploring its impact on education, beliefs, and societal pressures. Discover how embracing imperfections fosters joy and fulfilment, challenging prevailing myths about parental responsibilities. Witness Dr. Shefali's personal transformation and glean insights from her upbringing. In this episode, we navigate conflicting egos and address common challenges.

Regena Thomashauer: Savouring Feminine Pleasure

Meet Regena Thomashauer aka Mama Gena, teacher and best-selling author of ‘Pussy: A Reclamation’. Today, for Harvest Series, she imparts her wisdom on the realm of feminine power. She will be facilitating a retreat for Harvest from November 29th to December 3rd in a charming Marrakesh setting, as Regena shares her insights on the art of reclaiming and magnifying your feminine energy through thought-provoking workshops with an empowering sisterhood. Find out more about the programme at www.harvestseries.com

Tom Morley: Harmonising Love & Revolution

Dive into the captivating world of music and human connection with Tom Morley, who shares his unique approach to building confidence and community through music, employing humour as a catalyst for unity. Through heartfelt anecdotes and spontaneous harmonies, Tom illustrates the transformative power of song, breaking down barriers and rekindling self-belief. Explore the magic of collaborative music creation, learn how to reintegrate music into your life, and unravel fascinating stories from Tom's journey, including his encounters with Bowie.

Julie Holland: The Love Molecule - Oxytocin Unveiled

Julie Holland has been an advocate for a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of mental health, particularly in relation to the use of psychiatric medications. Tune in to our podcast as she alongside Rose navigates life’s ups and downs.

Jamie Wheal: Reviving Wisdom - Ancient Academies & Radical Hope

Co-curator of Harvest's 7th season, Jamie takes us on a journey into Turkey's rich historical heritage. The Aegean coast, steeped in history, serves as the backdrop for Harvest, a revival of ancient academies. Symposiums, philosophy and spa-like experiences were the norm in ancient times, awaiting rediscovery. He also explains what "Radical Hope", the theme of the last edition in Kaplankaya, means for him.

Dr. Gabor Maté: Breaking the Chains of Addiction

In this podcast episode, we had an enlightening conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté, one of the world's foremost experts in trauma, as we explored insights into addiction. The episode delves into the origins of addiction, including the impact of family dynamics on trauma transmission to children, strategies for prevention among youth, and the initial steps toward healing from past traumas and overcoming addiction.

Dr. Thupten Jinpa: Unlocking the Power of Compassion

Ever wondered how compassion can enhance your happiness and overall wellbeing? Curious about embracing more compassion in your life? And what about navigating the challenges when those around us lack compassion? Join us as we delve into these crucial questions with Dr. Thupten Jinpa, the visionary founder of the Compassion Institute. Get ready for insights, which will transform your perspective and empower your journey toward a more compassionate life.

Erica Blair: From dust to dream - the transformative vision of Burning Man

Dive into the world of Burning Man with Erica Blair, Associate Director of the project. Uncover the essence of this annual Nevada desert gathering where 80,000 creative souls unite, igniting a global movement of community building. Explore the ten principles driving Burning Man's ethos, from leaving no trace to radical inclusion. Discover the transformative power beyond the surface perceptions of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Get insights into the vision, governance and financing of the project.

Jason Nemer: Elevating joy - the AcroYoga journey

Rose Claverie interviews Jason Nemer, the co-founder of AcroYoga, a practice that combines acrobatics, yoga and therapeutics. Jason was a champion acrobat. By the age of 16, Jason had won silver and bronze medals at the World Championships of Sports Acrobatics, and at 21, he realised his dream of performing at the Olympic Games. How did this champion athlete go from the intensity of global competitions, to developing a new form of yoga? It all has to do with play. Today, Acroyoga gains worldwide recognition with celebrity clients and companies such as Google all trying it out.

Dennis Okwera: From civil war to civil duty

As a young child, Dennis was desperately trying to escape the rebels in war-torn Uganda with his little brother and their grandmother. Each day and night, they were faced with the threat of being abducted to become child soldiers and forced to commit atrocities. In finally fleeing the country and seeking Asylum in the UK with his father, Dennis was able to begin a new life, which years later led him to modelling with notorious fashion brands such as Vogue. The first thing he did when he started to earn money? Send it to his family back in Lumule, the community he comes from, to sponsor his cousin's studies. Now he is helping 800 children to go to school.

Sandy Hill: Surviving Everest & social death

Imagine spending years training to climb the highest and most treacherous mountain in the world. You are midway through your journey and suddenly a storm of enormous proportions hits. The temperature drops to freezing sub zero degrees, winds are blowing at 100km per hour and you’re unable to see your own feet let alone your tent with essential supplies or the 10,000ft cliff drop in front of you. Mountaineer, sportswoman and intrepid traveller Sandy Hill survived the deadliest Everest climb in history, with 8 individuals losing their lives. She then faced unexpected social death.

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