In December 2020, Blattwerk Naturpädagogik Berlin opened the Alegría Educación Natural on La Gomera Valle Gran Rey directly on Vueltas beach. It is a space for free education, a mentoring centre and a place of learning for people of all ages. The Alegría offers a painting room, a seminar room, a play room with Montessori materials and natural play materials.
It is a place for nature education, Montessori education, free and self-determined education, guidance for unschooling families and a gift to Valle Gran Rey. People from many nations learn together here. We speak Spanish, English and German.
Courses, seminars, open meetings and community-building activities take place in our rooms. Likewise, outside our rooms, we organise community walks, excursions, sea experiences, educational and experiential activities such as tree climbing, sailing, apnoea diving, etc.
We cooperate with the Cabuwazi Circus Berlin and organise projects for children and young people.
It is possible to rent our rooms for your own events, seminars and workshops.
Our offers at the Alegría
Art/ Painting Room /Pedagogy and Therapy
We have an Arno Stern-oriented painting room for painting play, expressive painting, soul pictures, art therapy and pedagogy. Group and individual settings take place here. Our painting room is a non-judgemental space for creativity and mindful interaction.
Heart circles for women
Together we experience an open exchange about existing heart issues. After a sound meditation we go into the painting room and bring inner images to the outside. A common round of contemplation allows us to take a mindful look at the pictures. Accompaniment by Lara Jahnke (art therapist)
We have about 100 square metres divided into three rooms with a play room with Montessori materials, two reading and relaxation rooms and a painting room, which is also designed as a workshop or theme room. During open play time, children and parents work together on the materials or in the painting room. Our concern is to create community and not the separation of children and adults. Through attentiveness, silence, observation and joy, children and adults meet each other, sometimes on completely new levels.
On Wednesday and Sunday there are workshops on various nature education topics, storytelling, art, music etc. For example: Spanish for children, making shoes, arts and crafts, children’s yoga, Kamishibai workshop, plant workshop, outdoor activities, games with sand and stones, circus activities, etc.
Hero’s Journeys is a method that we have developed from the experiences of mask archetype work, ritual play, systemic constellation work and the classic hero’s journey according to Vogler and Campbell. It offers the possibility to experience issues and to take a new perspective with the help of the representatives. Options and consequences for action can be experienced and implemented. I.e.: The aim is to develop solutions that expand the future scope of action. The hero/inner journey takes place in the room and outside and is led by Ilka.
Lectures / Theme evenings
In cooperation with various providers on La Gomera we offer evening events on different topics. Marine and natural history lectures with Volker Boelke from Gomera Vive, educational and secular theme evenings: unschooling, media literacy, Montessori, permaculture, etc.
Unschooling / Free Learning / Homeschooling
Lara Jahnke is, among other things, a lecturer for institution-free education and natural learning. You are welcome to ask for advice on this topic. Arrange a personal appointment.
Feel free to contact Lara and Roland: Whats app/ Signal/ Telegram: 0034 634303077 (sp. net)