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Kirsi Joenpolvi
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  • Holger Heller
  • Martin Jugmans
  • Mara Senese
  • Marjeta Novak
  • Waltraud HELLER
  • daniela terrile
  • Nancy Bragard
  • Jean-Christophe Blondiau
  • Rainer v. Leoprechting
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Kirsi Joenpolvi and marek wysoczynski are now friends
Oct 31, 2015
Kirsi Joenpolvi and Viola Tschendel are now friends
Mar 23, 2014
Kirsi Joenpolvi and Martina Röll are now friends
Jan 6, 2014
Kirsi Joenpolvi joined Pawa's group

Business Planning for AoH

Please share key market research, findings & other business planning gems that are applicable to the art of hosting.See More
Jan 5, 2014
Jan-Erik Tarpila and Kirsi Joenpolvi are now friends
Nov 19, 2013
Kirsi Joenpolvi joined Helen Titchen Beeth's group

Learning Villages

This is a space for sharing learning and experience around the practice of Learning Villages - be they permanent (like Kufunda in Zimbabwe) or temporary (as in Copenhagen and Slovenia).See More
Nov 15, 2013
Kirsi Joenpolvi and Tanja Korvenmaa are now friends
Nov 15, 2013
Kirsi Joenpolvi and Rainer v. Leoprechting are now friends
Apr 17, 2013
Kirsi Joenpolvi and Pauliina Mäkelä are now friends
Nov 1, 2012
Kirsi Joenpolvi joined Jan-Erik Tarpila's group

AoH Finland

Art of Hosting Finland on osaamisyhteisö suomalaisille jotka haluavat oppia ryhmätilaisuuksien isännöinnin jalosta taidosta lisää yhdessä. Me opiskelemme, tutkimme ja käytämme osallistavia muutosprosesseja, metodeja ja työkaluja. Haluamme auttaa ihmisiä pääsemään merkityksellisiin keskusteluihin, löytää tarkoituksenmukaista yhteistyötä sekä synnyttää yhteistä hyvää.See More
Oct 8, 2012
Kirsi Joenpolvi joined Agota Eva Ruzsa's group

Systemic Constellation and deep group processes in the AoH practice

Some of us have been working on to integrate AoH practices with deep psychological processes, such as the constellation work, originally of B.Hellinger or perhaps some use the deep democracy process work as well.  Why not share and see where we are at?See More
Feb 24, 2012
Kirsi Joenpolvi commented on Ria Baeck's group 'Circle Practice'
"Thank you for sharing this- I have felt the same challenges as you, and Nancy everytime I am in the situation where I am supposed to tell about the benefits of circle to some "powerful management people" I find it challenging because it is…"
Feb 23, 2012
Kirsi Joenpolvi commented on Ria Baeck's group 'Circle Practice'
"...except for the fact that the temperature is -10 C and there are horrible amounts of snow-  in that sense it is not so "hot"...:)"
Jan 25, 2012
Kirsi Joenpolvi commented on Ria Baeck's group 'Circle Practice'
"Wow, so happy to read about Linda´s experience. Courageous! So glad you posted it here and shared with us. And Mara, Daniela and Waltraud- wonderful to be reminded of the need that´s around- everywhere.   Much love for you and your…"
Jan 25, 2012
Kirsi Joenpolvi joined Kelly McGowan's group

Developing and Connecting Local Communities of Practice

Developing and connecting AoH/Participatory Leadership Communities of Practice in a translocal learning community. Exploring CoP questions, co-learning, sharing stories and protypes and supporting each other’s work. You will also find links to other sites and online groups, as far as we know about them!See More
Oct 21, 2011
Kirsi Joenpolvi joined Ursula Hillbrand's group

Hosting with the subtle worlds

In this group we share experiences of influences from the subtle realms in participatory processes.
Oct 21, 2011

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
For the first time I heard the term used in Findhorn in the end of 90´s. All the sharing methods that encourage openness, equal opportunity (to make one´s voice heard) open heart, that include paradigm shift both on personal and group level inspire me. The intense mirroring process is a speedway to increased consciousness.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I have hosted workshops in sustainable community settings, where the focus is on the paradigm shift and individual learning and transformation. My competence is probably in the holistic approach and experience of the circle method used in personal transformation and participatory learning experiences. And last but least living at Findhorn Community for three years and practising circle method in daily life is a gift I am ever thankful.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I feel I am now moving towards the more organizational settings, not to forget the sustainable community approach either!
Where do you live/work?
Helsinki, Finland
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I love dancing and writing.

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At 8:36am on October 11, 2011, Holger Heller said…

great to be connected in this plattform. I hope you are fine.


regards holger

At 3:05pm on September 20, 2011, Linda Joy Mitchell said…
Nice hello lovie  L xx
At 1:57pm on September 20, 2011, Mara Senese said…

Dear Kirsi,

I love being connected with you again!  Please put in a picture of you beautiful self!

Love, Mara


At 5:59am on September 20, 2011, Mary Alice Arthur said…
Welcome, Kirsi, great to see you here (that is, we WILL see you when you upload a photo - got a good one?).  The more you add to your profile, the more the community can see how to connect with you.  There are plenty of resources to have a look at and conversations to become part of -- I hope this community will be a great one for you and you a great contribution to it!

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