Our talented lineup covers some truly fascinating topics during our events, which open our eyes and challenge our minds. Check out the videos below to harvest your own knowledge.
Biohacking retreat - 12-17 October, Kaplankaya
We are excited to announce that Harvest Series will be hosting an exclusive retreat with Dave Asprey from 12-17 October in Kaplankaya. This retreat is designed for those who want to understand how to upgrade their biology to optimise their lives. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of how to hack your body and brain for it to work smarter not harder for you. During this intimate retreat of just 40 people, you’ll experience a full biohacking immersion consisting of state of the art biohacking technologies and treatments, lectures and workshops with biohacking expert Dave Asprey as well as a program of nutritional and wellness supplements and activities to boost your experience.
Reviving Wisdom - Ancient Academies & Radical Hope
In this episode, we're joined by Jamie Wheal, a renowned researcher, author, and co-founder of the Flow Genome Project and our dear 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.
Compassionate Inquiry workshop - 25 Sept, London
Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth? We are thrilled to announce an exclusive one-day workshop with Dr Gabor Maté, one of the world's leading experts in trauma, at the iconic KOKO venue in London on 25th September. In this intimate event, Gabor will guide you through his powerful Compassionate Inquiry approach. Together, we will delve beneath the surface to uncover hidden core beliefs and unconscious stories that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential.
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.
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.
Elevating joy - the AcroYoga journey
Jason Nemer, the co-founder of AcroYoga, a practice that combines acrobatics, yoga and therapeutics used to be 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.
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.
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.
The Afterglow of Awe
Modern technologies both serve to benefit and disrupt humanity at once and with the rise of social media and AI the disruption level is at risk of increasing rapidly. But Jason Silva is ultimately an optimist when it comes to technology, as it showcases the full capacity and potential of the human brain and our creativity to awe and be awed. He believes that those who are able to create such 'magical' tools as also capable of "getting their act together if they need to and if they want to".
The Metacrisis: making sense in a nonsensical world
What is the unprecedented catastrophic landscape risk humanity faces currently? And what has to be done that is not already currently in place to resolve these issues? In this conversation social philosopher and co-founder of The Consilience Project, Daniel Schmachtenberger and futurist, regeneration architect, Thomas Ermacora, offer an orienting context that affects all human endeavour, and frame what grounded, post-cynical optimism might entail.