The Journey is the last course of the Ākāśa Akademy and it is a personalised programme for your own life as a changemaker. This blended-learning course helps you find your element on the path you choose to take. The Journey is a lifelong resource, so that you can draw upon the lessons of the advanced online content whenever you need it most. You can continue with personalised coaching and mentoring to guide you through the different peaks and valleys of making a living as a changemaker. The Ākāśa Akademy is your community and we are with you in your commitment to create positive change for people and planet.
Life as a changemaker becomes increasingly more focused on the Journey than the destination, but we all deserve moments to rest and reflect on where we are, where we have been and where we are going. You can enjoy the residential experiences that we have created as regular sanctuaries for a community of changemakers to share experiences and recharge before taking their next steps. You can lodge yourself on a Plateau for a while to watch the world and enjoy activities designed to help you find your element in the next stage of the Journey.
Objectives and outcomes
The Ākāśa Akademy works with five skillsets at the cutting-edge of contemporary changemaking. The step-by-step lessons in each course will guide you in using these skillsets that can be applied in any project or enterprise.
The Ākāśa Akademy focuses on five mindsets that have been chosen by experts as essential for any changemaker to flourish. You will receive coaching and mentoring to support you in building these mindsets and learning how to apply them in your work and life.
The Journey will open for applications for changemakers who have completed the Quest. You can register your interest for an earlybird discount during 2016 if you have already finished the Quest or are near completion. We actively seek funds to support young changemakers and we have a limited number of scholarships for those needing additional assistance with the course fee. We are not-for-profit and all course fees are used to run the social enterprise and create value for young changemakers. Fill out this online form if you need to apply for a scholarship.
Our Plateaus are an optional extra for changemakers who are travelling on their Peaks and Valleys in the Journey. You can contact us or work with your coach and mentor to register your interest in joining our residential. We also have a limited number of scholarships for those needing additional assistance with the Plateau fee. We are not-for-profit and all course fees are used to run the social enterprise and create value for young changemakers. Fill out this online form if you need to apply for a scholarship.
More information about the Plateaus, e.g. dates and location, will be available at the beginning of 2017.
It was the start of the beautiful journey I am embarking on now. I was awoken to the skills that lay dormant within me. Ākāśa Innovation allowed me to start enjoying life, celebrating the milestones reached and appreciating myself – elements I lacked in my entire life. I formed friendships that have redefined my own understanding of the world. These friends are caring and honest, and they are people I admire and respect and who inspire me to become a better person every day.
Combined with the educators’ attentive guidance as well as close observation and thoughtful reflection of each young changemaker’s individual journey, the programme stimulated learning and personal growth as I have not experienced before. The extended and improved skillset I take from this course could not be more relevant and important for my journey ahead. Similarly, the personal connections formed throughout the programme are lasting and provide a strong community for exchange of ideas and support.
Ākāśa Innovation was more of a spiritual journey than anything else for me. It came at a time of transition and it helped me find the strengths in myself to face my fears.
Ākāśa Innovation has taught me the beauty of self-acceptance and the power of balance to help me flourish and become a changemaker and a leader in sustainability.
This is a golden opportunity for a group of youths to move on forward and not just reach in to the deep greatness of the potential within each of them, but to act as lighthouses, as beacons for others around them, and for younger generations coming up, who can then in turn do it again for another generation and another generation. It starts here. After all, what we choose to do here and now has huge ramifications for the more beautiful world, the future world, that our hearts know is possible.
Learning to challenge our world view and thinking critically about new potentialities for the future are features that distinguish Ākāśa Innovation from other social enterprises. They provide the necessary tools for young entrepreneurs to transform themselves from within so they can be ready to transform the world into a more sustainable and equal place through their actions.