Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

A House Wanting to Come Home - Lecture by Dani Mouawad, PhD

Tuesday December 11  7:00-8:00pm
A House Wanting to Come Home

The Earthen Forming System is an integral building approach for Housing and Ecologically Conscious Communities that encompasses spirituality, healing, energy efficiency, and community-building in sustainable and affordable ways. Dr Dani Mouawad’s ground-breaking and carefully-engineered approach uses methodologies compatible with current local building codes and is highly responsive to our housing challenges.

Witnessing the negative health impacts on children stemming from contaminated environments and decaying, toxic housing in rural Southwest Louisiana, Dr Dani Mouawad (local holistic Pediatrician and President & Founder of Ecoheal, Inc.) felt compelled to bring changes that address, in an affordable way, the environmental and health challenges of our times. Over the last 8 years, Dani has developed and refined multiple building techniques executed mostly in the Chapel Hill area. The first was the residential model, featured in the Green Builders Magazine, the second (Meditative Hut) gave birth to the first Earthen Forming System, which was utilized to build The Ecoheal Center, which is the first Earthen Commercial Building approved by Code Officials in the nation.

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Roots of Morocco – Adults
Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Roots of Morocco – Adults

Our idea with Restorative Restorative Movement and La Cuisine Marocaine is to offer you a memorable experience immersed in art, culture and cuisine Marocaine!

You will explore the flavors of a traditional Moroccan dish, exclusively cooked in a Moroccan clay pot called tajine.

You will rejuvenate your body through restorative movement to regulate your breathing and to align your mind and body.

8:50- 9:00am          Arrival, settle in

9:00 - 10:15am         Restorative movement

10:20 - 11:00am        Social, Chew & Chat

11:05 - 11:30am         Clean up

Course fee $20.

E-mail samia@ArabHeritageLearning.org to register.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Jan
10
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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Roots of Morocco – Adults
Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Roots of Morocco – Adults

Our idea with Restorative Restorative Movement and La Cuisine Marocaine is to offer you a memorable experience immersed in art, culture and cuisine Marocaine!

You will explore the flavors of a traditional Moroccan dish, exclusively cooked in a Moroccan clay pot called tajine.

You will rejuvenate your body through restorative movement to regulate your breathing and to align your mind and body.

8:50- 9:00am          Arrival, settle in

9:00 - 10:15am         Restorative movement

10:20 - 11:00am        Social, Chew & Chat

11:05 - 11:30am         Clean up

Course fee $20.

E-mail samia@ArabHeritageLearning.org to register.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Jan
17
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Jan
24
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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Roots of Morocco – Adults
Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Roots of Morocco – Adults

Our idea with Restorative Restorative Movement and La Cuisine Marocaine is to offer you a memorable experience immersed in art, culture and cuisine Marocaine!

You will explore the flavors of a traditional Moroccan dish, exclusively cooked in a Moroccan clay pot called tajine.

You will rejuvenate your body through restorative movement to regulate your breathing and to align your mind and body.

8:50- 9:00am          Arrival, settle in

9:00 - 10:15am         Restorative movement

10:20 - 11:00am        Social, Chew & Chat

11:05 - 11:30am         Clean up

Course fee $20.

E-mail samia@ArabHeritageLearning.org to register.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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Roots of Morocco - Aduts
Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

Roots of Morocco - Aduts

Our idea with Roots of Morocco is to offer you a memorable experience immersed in art, culture and cuisine Marocaine!


You will explore the flavors of a traditional Moroccan dish, exclusively cooked in a Moroccan clay pot called tajine.

You will rejuvenate your body through restorative movement to regulate your breathing and to align your mind and body.

8:50- 9:00am          Arrival, settle in

9:00 - 10:15am         Restorative movement

10:20 - 11:00am        Social, Chew & Chat

11:05 - 11:30am         Clean up

   

Course fee $20.

E-mail samia@ArabHeritageLearning.org to register.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Feb
28
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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Roots of Morocco - Children
Mar
7
3:30 PM15:30

Roots of Morocco - Children

Arab Heritage Learning offers an exploration entitled ‘Arabi – Arts and Cultures Series,’ with focus on Morocco.

Join Samia Touati, a certified lead teacher and storyteller to explore arts, cultures and languages from the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on Morocco. Samia is passionate about sharing her life experiences from her upbringing, interdisciplinary training and travels. Enjoy the oral and literary tradition, stories, songs, poems from the ancient Arab world, Arabic calligraphy, la cuisine Marocaine, exclusively cooking on clay pot, Moroccan tea ceremony, henna and celebrations. Experience the sounds and tastes of ancient cities of al-Maghrib/Morocco in this club, designed with similar teaching philosophies found in the Moroccan and Waldorf curriculum!


Designed for students from Grade 4 and up.

Email samiabenttouati@gmail.com for more details.

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WINTER RETREAT: RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT & BREAKFAST A LA MOROCAINE
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

WINTER RETREAT: RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT & BREAKFAST A LA MOROCAINE

Our idea with Roots of Morocco is to offer you a memorable experience immersed in art, culture and cuisine Marocaine!


You will explore the flavors of a traditional Moroccan dish, exclusively cooked in a Moroccan clay pot called tajine.

You will rejuvenate your body through restorative movement to regulate your breathing and to align your mind and body.

8:50- 9:00am          Arrival, settle in

9:00 - 10:15am         Restorative movement

10:20 - 11:00am        Social, Chew & Chat

11:05 - 11:30am         Clean up

   

Spaces limited, $18 before November 10th and $20 after.

E-mail samia@ArabHeritageLearning.org to register.

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INSIGHT DIALOGUE RETREAT
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

INSIGHT DIALOGUE RETREAT

Please join Mary Burns and Bhante Sukhacitto for a day long Insight Dialogue Retreat investigating and cultivating human goodness.

In this daylong retreat, silent and walking meditation will be interwoven with periods of structured Insight Dialogue contemplations exploring Buddhist teachings on wholesome mind states called the Brahma Viharas (loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity). Together we will cultivate these beneficial attitudes of the human heart-mind with the support of the six Insight Dialogue guidelines.

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, causes, and release of human suffering. In Insight Dialogue, we engage in a carefully guided practice of meditation while listening and speaking with others.

Previous meditation experience is highly desirable but not essential.

Teachers

Mary Burns is an Insight Dialogue Teacher who offers retreats worldwide. In her life and work, she has been drawn to the intersection of Eastern and Western healing practices and has had the good fortune to study with many gifted teachers. Mary has also taught Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for many years and is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC.

Bhante Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher who was born and lives in Germany. He ordained as a monk in 1990 and has lived at various monasteries, including Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland and Amaravati Monastery in the UK. In 2016 Bhante Sukhacitto founded Kalyana Mitta Vihara, or “House of Noble Friendship,” where relational practice is part of the living.

Dana

Bhante and Mary are offering guidance for the day without fee. Dani Mouwad is also offering his Eco-Heal meeting building for the retreat without fee. It's a lovely, environmentally friendly structure.

Participants will have an opportunity to offer dana for this retreat to support the continuation of these teachings, and to support Dani’s efforts toward building with wise and sustainable materials.

Location: 6417 Pathway Court, Chapel Hill NC 27516
Date and Time: Sunday November 4, 9 am to 5:30 pm (Please note that daylight saving times ends at 2 am on Sunday.)
Registration: To register or make inquiries please email marysburns@gmail.com

We will share a silent hour-long lunch together. Please bring your own bag lunch. We will offer only water as a beverage.

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HANDY VILLAGE INSTITUTE WORKSHOP: Make Small Wind Turbines!
Mar
19
to Mar 24

HANDY VILLAGE INSTITUTE WORKSHOP: Make Small Wind Turbines!

This is an excellent opportunity to learn a variety of skills, and is ideal for those who are interested in building their own wind power systems from scratch for fun, to save money, or for generating power in the developing world.

For details and to register, visit our friends at Handy Village Institute  http://handyvillage.com.

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ECOHEAL WORKSHOP: Healing from Within, Healing from Without
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

ECOHEAL WORKSHOP: Healing from Within, Healing from Without

How do man made materials impact nature and human health?

What are the practical and affordable alternatives that serve them both?

This one-day workshop focuses on how conventional and earthen building impact the environment and our health. Presentations are followed by interactive discourses that explore hands-on solutions that are health-promoting, ecological, durable, energy efficient, and affordable. The tour of the Ecoheal site will convey many of these affordable alternatives that make mother nature smile.

Workshop Program

9:00-9:30    Registration & Exploration

9:30-10:00    Introduction of Group & Interests

10:00-10:30    Environmental Impact of Conventional Building

10:30-11:00    Related Discourse & Insights

11:00-11:30    Environmental Benefits of Earthen Building

11:30-12:00    Related Discourse & Insights

12:00-1:00    Catered Lunch Break

1:00-1:30    Touring Ecoheal Land

1:30-2:00    Impact of Conventional Building on Human Health

2:00-2:30    Related Discourse & Insights

2:30-3:00    Benefits of Earthen Building on Human Health

3:00-3:30    Related Discourse & Insights

3:30-4:00    Exchanging Thoughts & Ideas

Workshop Speakers

Rula Freiji-Mouawad, MD, Infectious Disease/MPH
Rula has provided Infectious Disease and Public Health services in community hospitals for over twenty five years.

Dani Mouawad, MD
Dani is a pediatrician who became involved in cracking the financial nut of green building due to the health impacts on poor children and families stemming from toxic housing and poverty.

Click here to register now.  Limited number of Student Scholarships available (e-mail barbara@ecoheal.org to inquire).

 

 

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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: The Hidden Presence of Christ in Nature
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: The Hidden Presence of Christ in Nature

With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Saturday, March 17th 10:00am - 9:00pm at Ecoheal and Sunday March 18th 12:45 Lecture at Emerson Waldorf School Brown Wing

“... In herb, stone, sea and light’s pure glance shineth His childlike countenance.”

Usually we just hear these words of Novalis as a poetic expression. However, for Novalis and a few others who are able to see behind the veil of the physical world, one can recognize the hidden presence of Christ in nature. In this conference, we will try – in several lectures, in singing, and in a workshop where we observe plants – to uncover the veil.

Suggested Donation: 60-$85 Registration: Christiancommunitync.org via PayPal or by mail to: Christian Community, PO Box 16331, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Contact: Buddy Smiley, lsmiley7542@gmail.com, 919-951-4353

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 17 at Ecoheal
9:30 am   Coffee and Healthy Snacks
10:00 am  Singing Workshop
10:45 am  Lecture: From Nature to Christianity – Bridging the Gap
12:00 pm  Catered Lunch
1:30 pm     Workshop: A New Way of Observing Plants
3:30 pm    Coffee Break
4:00 pm    Lecture: From Christianity to Nature – Bridging the Gap
5:00pm     Questions
5:30 pm     Dinner Break (guests on their own for dinner)
7:00 pm     Singing Workshop
7:45-9:00   Irish Christianity & Nature (Power Point Presentation: Iona and Staffa)

Sunday, March 18 at Emerson Waldorf School
10:30 am    The Act of Consecration of Man
11:45 am     The Act of Consecration of Man12:45 pm
12:45 pm    The Hidden Presence of Christ in Nature

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Home EMF Tracing Workshop
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Home EMF Tracing Workshop

Saturday, Feb 24, 1-5pm at Ecoheal, Inc

Part lecture: health effects of electroMagnetic fields (EMFs)

Part active hands-on participation: measuring the different kinds of magnetic fields, removing current from Cable TV lines, tracing current on ground rods and in panels, “dirty” electricity filtering options and strategies, body voltage measurements, body contact current assessment, using a buzz stick to quickly find wires and electric fields, finding RF/MW levels from “smart” meters and shielding strategies, and much more.

Fee: $150 (family members 1/2 off)

To register, contact:
Andrew McAfee, EMF Consultant
www.RaleighES.info
919.787.3022
andrew@RaleighES.info

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New Method of Cob Construction for Affordable, Healing, Elegant Housing
Feb
2
to Feb 4

New Method of Cob Construction for Affordable, Healing, Elegant Housing

Please join us for this 3-day workshop and become a part of this exciting beginning of a journey that will bring a solution to the health challenges of conventional living environments, especially for low-income and vulnerable residents.  This workshop will give you knowledge, experience, co-professional conversations, imagination, and hands-on practicum, and will empower you to leverage the relationships that develop with fellow participants to bring this revolutionary building solution to your community and beyond.

Dani Mouawad’s “green building methodology” is well below the cost of conventional construction, can be quickly constructed, and will last centuries. (U.S. Patent 9803382).

Dani’s design blends Nature and Science and will serve those most hurt by today’s global environmental/economic challenges. We believe that these folks deserve to live in a home that makes Mother Nature smile. 

This 3-day systemic workshop at the Ecoheal Center offers the opportunity for us to learn together and collaborate with Dani and the various professionals who have been involved. (Engineers, architects, builders, economists, planning department, etc.)

Register here

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Ecoheal Workday3: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature
Jan
24
8:30 AM08:30

Ecoheal Workday3: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

Ecoheal Workdays: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

There's nothing like working together in the fresh air and no better way to learn about natural building!  Join us for whatever we're working on next in the Ecoheal Microvillage.  From the John Payne composting heating system to building with cob, we'd love to have you join us.  A nourishing lunch follows work time.
Register here

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Ecoheal Workday2: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature
Jan
17
8:30 AM08:30

Ecoheal Workday2: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

Ecoheal Workdays: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

There's nothing like working together in the fresh air and no better way to learn about natural building!  Join us for whatever we're working on next in the Ecoheal Microvillage.  From the John Payne composting heating system to building with cob, we'd love to have you join us.  A nourishing lunch follows work time.
Register here

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Ecoheal Workday1: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature
Jan
10
8:30 AM08:30

Ecoheal Workday1: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

Ecoheal Workdays: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

There's nothing like working together in the fresh air and no better way to learn about natural building!  Join us for whatever we're working on next in the Ecoheal Microvillage.  From the John Payne composting heating system to building with cob, we'd love to have you join us.  A nourishing lunch follows work time.
Register here

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HEARTWOOD POTLUCK
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

HEARTWOOD POTLUCK

                 
Dear Heartwood Friends,

On behalf of the Ecoheal Board, we wish to invite the entire Heartwood Community for a potluck gathering at Ecoheal Center on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 PM. We are eager to learn more about your interests and listen to your ideas. We would like to seize this first opportunity to offer an overview of the Ecoheal Center's services and share with you our vision.

Cordially yours,
Rula & Dani Mouawad
 

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Ecoheal Workday4: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature
Dec
6
8:30 AM08:30

Ecoheal Workday4: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

Ecoheal Workdays: Hands-on Earthen Building – Where Science Meets Nature

There's nothing like working together in the fresh air and no better way to learn about natural building!  Join us for whatever we're working on next in the Ecoheal Microvillage.  From the John Payne composting heating system to building with cob, we'd love to have you join us.  A nourishing lunch follows work time.
Register here

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