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“The Art of Making a True Move – Exercises for Change Makers”

4 January 2010 | Category: opportunities | Keywords: , , ,

arawanaCommitting to making a difference means embarking on a life long journey of personal and social transformation. From intention to impactful, sustainable action there are many steps to be taken and many aspects to be considered:How can we engage our creativity and the depth of our thoughts in the solutions we create? How can we be present and aware in the context of this world, to be able to sense the needed change and act upon it?

Arawana Hayashi invites us to explore our natural creativity as she will guide us through a gentle, non-judgmental process of awareness of own physicality and environment. In the context of personal and collective capacity building, she will lead us to explore the kind of attention needed for affecting change.

Building on Otto Scharmer’s Theory U, she will guide us through phases of sensing, presencing and realizing. Enabling us to embody a sense of authentic presence and confidence, and engage our creativity into the process of working with the challenges and opportunities around us.

Join us at “The Art of Making a True Move – Exercises for Change Makers” and discover a new dimension of action:

  • Date: Monday, January 18, 2010, 16hrs – 21hrs
  • Location: The Hub, Lindengasse 56/18-19, 1070 Wien (courtyard, 1st floor)
  • Fees: emersense members 20 EUR, SoL Members: 40 EUR, Guests/Non-Members: 60 EUR
  • To secure one of the limites spaces, please register at .

About Arawana Hayashi

Arawana Hayashi brings her extensive background in the performing arts and in contemplative practice into leadership training in the arena of organizational and social change.

She is a co-founder of the Presencing Institute where she teaches the Presencing Foundation course with Otto Scharmer and Beth Jandernoa. She is also developing the Social Presencing Theater wing of the Presencing Institute.
Trained as a dancer, choreographer, and movement teacher with roots in Asian and Western arts, Arawana has extensive experience and has led numerous workshops on Presencing and Embodiment, Buddhist Shambala, The Art of Making a True Move and more.

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Turning 2 – and launching 2010

21 November 2009 | Category: review | Keywords: , ,

With new people on board, various initiatives in the making and a slightly redesigned organization, we are entering the third year of emersense… More information and details will be released soon, for now we would just like to share a few impressions from yesterday’s launch:

Winners of Social Impact Award 2009 announced


With 59 applications from more than 200 students, a community of more than 300 members and several activities and workshops over just a few weeks time – the Social Impact Award 2009 was successfully concluded today in a ceremony for the first three winners of the award:

  • 1st place for Project-E: A successfully established vocational school with accredited curriculum to provide Ethiopian orphan girls a future-oriented education and break the chains of poverty and patriachal societal pressures.
  • 2nd place for Hunza Dynamo: A new concept to strengthen the local economical and social structures of the Hunza Valley in Pakistan through the establishment of new trekking routes and sustained eco-tourism offers.
  • 3rd place for Kunterbunt Foundation: A novel idea for “the touchable museum” that will allow blind people to experience the full beauty of art in an exhibition of 3D sculptures from famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa.

Project-E, Hunza Dynamo and Kunterbunt Foundation will each be awarded a 3 month unlimited membership of The Hub Vienna (opening fall 2009). Additionally, subsequent workshops and community activities for all applicants will soon be announced as further support for the many submitted ideas, concepts and prototypes.

Looking back: more impressions and information on the award are now available at… Looking ahead: In 2010 emersense will continue the partnership with the Social Impact Award to again reward students with innovative ideas and new approaches to bringing about positive change in society. Stay tuned for more information.