Holistic Learning Experience

Throughout our 25+ years of program development. we have created curriculum, relationships and practices to realize the greatest learning of place.

What does it mean to engage in a “holistic learning experience?”

In institutionalized education, the focus is highly one dimensional; intellectual and cognitive development is placed at its core. At Dragons, we believe that the human experience is complex, layered, and multidimensional. When we connect with the many aspects of what it means to be human, there is a profound capacity for a more meaningful engagement with life.

Our adult programs are well-rounded, holistic learning experiences that bring into view the whole person.

To engage the mind, we offer lessons, guest lectures, and activities designed to help participants develop a greater understanding of critical issues in development, conservation, global healthcare, and evolving political realities.

To engage curiosity, we seek out new learning opportunities within the fabric of everyday life, cooking a traditional Mayan dish with an abuelita in Guatemala; studying a time-honored artistic tradition with a master Nepali artisan; or learning West African drum rhythms with a professional musician.

To engage the heart and soul, each program offers an element of self-restoration and reflection through activities such as ashram stays, ceremony, and guided reflection questions. At times simply connecting with the beauty of ancient traditions and the magnificence of the earth’s wild spaces can be deeply and soulfully nourishing.

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