Vivientes have differents areas of development,
on each area we offer a workshop to support the knowledge exchange and preservation.
The workshops are part of a big syllabus of the Living school, on which the Community children of the diverse affiliated communities can get access for free.
You as a Living Supporter help us to keep doing this by signing up, all the founding from any of Vivientes program are used to keep the project growing and working.
Handicraft & Building related
Paja Toquilla – Natural Straw: local history, processing and crochet
Tagua – The “Vegetable ivory”:local history, processing and shape
Bamboo – Sustainable construction: local history, processing and building
Forbidden Education & Creativity Labs
Teaching through Art & Storytelling
Local Culture as a tool for learning & inspiring : dynamic Games
Teaching with new media & augmented reality
Nature & Outdoors
Organic Gardens & Medicinal Crops, how to do landscaping and be food sustainable.
Ancestral & Organic Meals – History, Story and Cooking
Zen & Art Meditation
Horse Riding and Care *
Snorkel & Fishing *
Recommended for foreigners – Add Ons
Spanish as a second Language – immersion learning*
Preparation to University enrollment (Initiating program)
Applied knowledge – use your career to fulfill actual needs.
Introduction to Research – For professional who want to think and do further
*Add Ons are for the Internship program, where you can select 2 workshops & 1 Add Ons
* Workshops marked with orange sign requiere an extra fee if want to do it as part of the Internship program.
Each workshop has two level : Level 1 (1 Day) – introduction & overview, Level 2 (2 Days) – deeply aplicación.
1 Day Workshop, no overnight (not include accomodation) $60
2 Day Workshop + 1 night on the camping tree house $100
* Lunch not included, but we will recommend lunchtime in community restaurant. Prices go from $3 and up.
Ready to Join?
How is to do a Workshop with us?
See the example Schedule below
Paja Toquilla, natural Straw workshop
Level 1: Visit the community, learn the process, history, tales and how to sew.
Level 2: Master 1 type of Paja Toquilla Handicraft
9h00 am Pick -up from Montañita / Manglaralto : 9h00 am
Travel tour between communities with Paja Toquilla Facilities
Visit the Paja Toquilla Store and workshop
Lunch break – select your favorite commentary restaurant (food not included)
Natural Pool park
Sunset at the station viewpoint
Fireplace or night tales of ancestral local stories.
Sleep on the camping tree house
Learn how to do your own “Patacones”
Do the workshop on how to sew a purse with Toquilla straw.
Lunch break (food not included)