Dragon Dreaming Collaboration Incubator in NY, CA, BLN, CH

Collaboration Incubator

2-day Dragon Dreaming Action Learning.


A space to experiment with agile project planning and running projects truly collaborative, integrating a community supportive way of leadership, indigenous wisdom and systems thinking, perfect for today’s conscious startups and other organizations that are wanting to transform and address imbalances in their ranks.

upcoming dates:

January, 19-21 – Bay, California, USA (tbc)

June, 8-10 – Hudson, New York

Nov 16-18 – Hudson, New York


Building leadership and project governance capacity for work in transformation.

The intention of this seminar is to strengthen leaders who want to contribute to purpose driven projects, organizations and communities.
The curriculum addresses Collaborative Governance and Project Planning, Community Building, as well as Mindfulness-, Shamanic- and Embodied-Practices.

Initiating and leading purpose driven projects around transforming business, society and self can be challenging. It requires leaders who can:
connect and stay focused with their own and their co-leaders vision.
navigate through chaos and develop trust in their co-leaders.
re-connect and stay centered in their own purpose.
The 2-day workshop is a space for learning and mutual support around the possibilities of collaborative leadership for purpose driven action.

During the 2 days we will practice the Presencing inspired quality of attention and communication, we will hear about an indigenious wisdom inspired way of doing projects and we will work on a collaborative mini-project together, applying the Dragon Dreaming Project Design framework. With the intention to support each other in our current life and work, we seek to integrate the competencies and creativity all individuals bring and are inviting a space to help seeding new projects or accelerating existing ones.

You can expect:
An intensive action learning process based on intuition and creativity, that will lead us to the edge of our comfort zones.
Input and exchange on project governance, with focus on learning from living systems
Coming together in a diverse community with the intention of exchange on a peer level



DAY 1, 1700 – 2100 | ARRIVAL, DINNER



Intro Into Dragon Dreaming


Check in & intention setting

Project dreaming, goal setting and planning with Dragon Dreaming
Evening Celebration

DAY 3 – 0900 – 1300 | INTEGRATION
Reflection, feedback and ideation on how to move forward
Inviting support for own projects

1400 – 15300 | GIFT ECONOMY
OPTIONAL: Gift-Economy processes for workshop funding


We will be practicing the planning of a project with Dragon Dreaming on a project that is relevant to our group in the time we are together and possibly beyond.



2 Options, after covering costs for food, materials and accomodation (costs depending on the place),

(1) you contribute a workshop fee in a sliding scale

USD 500.- to 250.- (USA not for profit, self-payers)

USD 1,600.- (USA for profit)

EUR 500.- to 250.- (Germany not for profit, self-payers)

EUR 1,600.- (Germany for profit)

(2) alternatively you join our Gift-Economy process after the end of the main workshop. This means you give as you feel, exploring the edge of your individual “comfort-zone” in an experimental, possibly inconvenient, possibly transformative, process.



The first workshop ever of this kind will come out in Upstate New York this December 8-11, 2017 and further dates are planned and soon to be confirmed:

January, 19-21 – Bay, California, USA

Spring, Berlin, Germany

June, 8-10 – Hudson, New York

Autumn, Zürich, Switzerland

Nov 16-18 – Hudson, New York

Further dates locations to be decided, contact us if you like to host.

For any questions contact info{at}vanillaway.net


For registration please fill out the following form:

We will come back to you for a whats-app/skype/zoom interview, where we will also dive into the question about your learning edge and current or future projects where you need support or inspiration.

This advanced program is designed for individuals who:
Feel called to actively contribute to inner and outer transformation
Want to learn and experience self-organization principles
Have some experience in trainings/coaching/facilitation work
And/or experience in a leadership position in a purpose driven organization
Have a regular mindfulness or body-practice
Completion of an application form and a personal interview are part of our application process.
The workshop is limited to 10 people and we are aiming for a diverse group (background, origin, gender, etc.)
Contact manuela(at)vanillaway.net for further questions on registration and course content.



Manuela Bosch works as a facilitator, supervisor, trainer and process designer for collaborative and personal transformation.

With her work she is addressing healing, community building and project development equally. Her work is grounded in deep research on the relationship between self discovery and manifestation of projects for social change – shifting from ego to eco self. Thus she is integrating dance with business, shamanism with activism, and meditation with community building.

Manuela feels at home in the international world of creative-activism, digital nomads, eco-social start-ups, yoga communities and nature quests. After her business studies she worked in international advertising network-agencies as a consultant and project coordinator.

Feeling part of a global community of transformation activists and change-makers, she has been active in co-founding the Dragon Dreaming Empty Centered Organisation, focusing on brand and community building. She has been co-developing Thinkfarm Berlin, a self-governed co-working and community space hosting a community of social start-ups and change initiatives. She is connected to the Klein Hundorf Ecovillage project (Northern Germany) and the international change-maker movement around Theory U. She is initiator and co-founder of Vanilla Way, an international empty centered and self-governed Change Agency Network.

She has been supporting over 70 projects ranging from creative activism, education, media, tech and HR business, intentional communities, eco-villages, co-creative-spaces, traditional NGO’s, social start-ups, healing projects, family business, agriculture, co-working and co-living projects and various more all purpose driven organisations since 2010 and she has trained hundreds of entrepreneurs and change-makers in authentic-brand workshops, Dragon Dreaming project design and more recently in nature-quest seminars. Facilitating the process of bringing together purpose and action.









Posted on October 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

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