Eve Annecke is a Bertha Fellow exploring an independent inquiry into the art and power of retreat. She is a teacher and writer, with a special focus on retreat-based work, facilitating transgressive and transformative learning. In South Africa she co-founded Lynedoch Development, Lynedoch EcoVillage, Lynedoch Children’s House and the Sustainability Institute. Her Masters level teaching is in leading transitions, ecological ethics and other ways of knowing. Her work at Schumacher College, UK, spans 26 years as participant, facilitator and teacher in story, ecology and spiritualities. She is currently curating an essay series on Re-imagining Activisms in 2020, when we are sure of nothing. She holds a teaching series exploring decolonising through Pedagogies of Sanctuary. Her intrigue with the feminine as un-gendered ways of being includes co-creating the Aura Fellowship for women activists. She continues her lifelong connection with children through creating a Rights of Nature declaration at Lynedoch EcoVillage with a group of ten year olds.