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Featuring Excerpts from Instructor Introduction Letters: This Week on Dragons Instagram Feed

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05/31/18

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Dragons Instructors are what make our programs magical. So we’re going to feature a few excerpts from their letters of introduction this week on our Instagram feed.

Beginning with Erick Torres, from Guatemala…

come ready to learn and unlearn as much as you can…

“I have been working with Dragons since 2014. My passion and my work is focused on working with native and heirloom seeds from Mesoamerica, the Mayan region; environmental awareness; Native Spiritual Knowledge and designing spaces to grow food for family and community sustainability. […] Guatemala has great opportunities to explore nature, it has the most beautiful lake in the world called Atitlan Lake, or T’zunun Ya’ in Maya T’zutujil language, which means: “House of Birds.” There are 3 volcanoes that are active every day in Guatemala and it’s incredible to see them in action. There are about 32 volcanoes in the whole country. […] Guatemala has some of the largest indigenous populations in the American Continent which makes it a very special and powerful place, you will be able to experience and constantly interact and learn from the Mayan people and culture every day. There are about 23 Mayan languages around the country and every Mayan community has its own traditional clothes, their own special dishes and celebrations throughout the year.  With all that diversity, cultural richness, beautiful people and nature also comes different realities and ways to see and understand life. If something makes Dragons different from other types of programs abroad it’s that our programs will challenge you in many ways, from not having the same comfortability that you maybe are used to, to challenging your ways to see and understand life as a whole; meet friends who can share their different perspectives, who can awaken us to topics that we are not yet aware of, people who will inspire a change in us as individuals and as members of a society. So, bring your best energy, your openness to get in to the unknown, open your heart and mind, and come ready to learn and unlearn as much as you can…”

Read Eric’s full letter of introduction on the Yak board. And if you’re inspired, there’s ONE last spot left on the summer program in Guatemala that Eric (and 2 co-leaders) will be leading!

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