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Sofia Bustamante
  • London, UK
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I first attended Art of Hosting training in Croatia 2003 led by Toke and Alenka and Jans. Loved it... never looked back!

Have been blown away by how it has been nurtured over the years as a community, the deep and strong way that the values, principles and practices are stewarded. What I love in that sense, is that this community is an embodied practice.
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)
Art of Hosting is part of my being now...though I still remember the magic sparkle of when I first found friends to talk about this way of being, these ideas and processes with, first through the pioneers of change and then through the Art of Hosting community.

In this community I find friends, elders, challengers... I feel like it is part of my soul family on this earth.

(I am an experienced practitioner)
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
My work is about cross-sectoral leadership, hosting courageous conversations and bridging tech/social divides. Planting seeds for "process literacy" to ripple deep into communities so that ultimately our society can design the interventions it needs to keep becoming whole.
Where do you live/work?
London, UK
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I love dancing, particularly latin american. I love the metaphor of carnival. One of the best experiences of my life was dancing in the Bolivian carnival. So much came together into one event, but it started so long before the event. Such magic, expression, and what is possible when people work they say in Capoeria... each moves autonomously... we move as one...

I am a also practitioner of Aikido.

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At 9:33pm on November 17, 2010, Rowan said…
Welcome Sofia

Fantastic to see you here. Hope you are doing great and life is flowing with you or maybe you flowing with life.
How is the Vauxhall space coming along?

Hope you find this space useful and will help keeping it alive and vibrant.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Warm regards

Rowan Simonsen
At 11:24am on November 17, 2010, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…
yay, wonderful :) sending smiles to you from AoH YIP here in Sweden, going so well...
At 11:14am on November 17, 2010, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…
Sofia! very warm welcome to you here :)

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