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Originateve China

Since 2014, Originateve has been spearheading an awakening towards regenerative practice and holistic education. To learn how to become a Certified Holistic School click here.

Active Holistic Schools in China:

Schools in China partnering with Originateve on holistic learning and mentor development:

Master Tree Kindergarten

Shishi, PRC

Past Projects in China:

Spotlight International   – Jinan, Shandong Province

Bluehouse Kindergarten – Jinjiang, Fujian Province                   


Visit the blog of our Director of Curriculum and instruction for Asia here.

Children's Holistic Development

We believe a great education begins with Story, Myth, Legend, Fable and Saga surge through our lives with every inhalation. How can we contribute to the needs of the future without remembering the wisdom collected from two-hundred thousand years of walkabout? Through affirming old tales and weaving their matrices, a spontaneous plethora of madrigals are ignited into being, half remembered, half newly conceived as the individual breathes them into new life. From story, relevance is gained so that information has a home with a warm fire and a feast to welcome it into our memory instead of the modern disconnected bits and bytes that can never bite even a bit being numb data tasting only of static.

An ecosystem without roots and organic matter erodes quickly and dries fast, going dormant. Learning is as important as water, we need it to survive, to stay mindful. Originateve aims to grow a forest of allusions to the rich literature we come from so the liquid learning has humus to absorb it and roots to draw forth new branches. This is accomplished through a patchwork of storytelling that each wrap their tendrils around different highlights to accentuate various specific skills from a spectrum of disciplines.

For example, we might use the old Chinese folk tale about “Four Dragons.” This story touches on compassion, loyalty and stewardship of the natural world, psychology of rulers, empathy and duty of the citizen, all while imparting the geographical element of China's four major rivers: the Long, Pearl, Yellow and Black.

Holistic and Regenerative Instruction

Holism is the intention behind speaking to and developing ones consciousness, community and ecology.  Holism acknowledges the balance that comes from identifying areas of avoidance and investing in shortcomings through measured invitation to growth.  Holism cannot possibly look the same to everyone due to its honoring of the whole being as an individual.  The individual is honored by the community and realizes that collective strength comes from a dynamic whole of diverse perspectives, strengths , skills and wisdom.  Holism begins with connections.  Mentors must usher and await transformation utilizing three or more cognitive pathways simultaneously with emotional and spiritual development.
Regenerative Instruction employs an awareness and drive toward and beyond sustainability.  Regenerative lifestyle shifts are modeled by the instructor, faculty, staff and administration of the institution with the intention to radiate into the broader emerging community.  Individual, group and community processes are seen as ecological in nature and intention toward replenishing and improving the learning and community environments, physically and relationally, are constant goals.

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