We believe in a world where people and planet thrive.
Shifting Consciousness, Inspiring change
Advaya Initiative is an alternative think-tank seeking solutions to the interconnected crises of environmental destruction and mental health. We see the crises we are faced with today as a call to radical action: an opportunity to evolve, to come together and co-create.
We inspire and empower young people and change makers to become activists for a better world, addressing narratives of disempowerment and exploring how to lead authentic lives in harmony with nature.
We seek transformation at an individual and collective level while cultivating purposeful lives of connection and belonging.
We do this in 5 key ways:
Raising Awareness. We curate solution-orientated events and content to inspire, empower and educate, bringing together a growing and diverse community with groundbreaking figures from the forefront of social change.
Improving Wellbeing. We link personal healing with social action and believe that ill mental health and environmental degradation go hand in hand: the way we treat the world is a mirror of how we treat ourselves. We incorporate meditation and embodiment practices to nurture individual and collective resilience so that our actions may be a source of flourishing - individually, together and for society. To live a globally considerate life is to be present, to find purpose, connection and belonging.
Empowering Action. We inspire conscious activism that is regenerative and sustainable. We empower young people to find their voice for positive change, to become aware of the weight of their actions, and to realise their individual potential and power to address the crises we face.
Creating Community. We create community around positive change making through in-person events and gatherings. When we come together we realise we are not alone in our hopes and dreams for a thriving, regenerative and globally considerate life.
Celebrating Life. We are falling back in love with life. We promote joyful activism. We believe in the power of re-enchantment and that by acting for the welfare of the world our lives are filled with purpose, belonging and connection.
Our innovative programs delve into the practices of activism, rewilding, spiritual ecology, nature connection, re-enchantment, mythology and storytelling. We use these as frameworks to explore solutions to environmental crises, including conservation, consumption, plastic, ecofeminism, food and farming, alternative economies, climate change, ecocide and human rights.
We are passionate about bringing together groups of young people from diverse backgrounds and communities. We celebrate the values we all share and our aspirations to make the world a better place.
We believe in the power that storytelling has to change the world. Our bespoke events vary from workshops, talks and supper-clubs, to screenings and panel discussions, festivals, retreats, ceremonies and pilgrimages, and all in-person gatherings are accompanied by shareable online content spread through social media, online magazine, films and interviews.