Advaya is a systems change initiative empowering collective action and equipping individuals and communities with knowledge, tools and skills to address the challenges of our time, instigating a culture shift from consumption to regeneration.
Our world is in crisis: a crisis of mental health, the environment, and the economy. At the root of these crises is a system that has pushed both people and planet to their tipping point.
Advaya advocates a solution rooted in regenerative narratives and economies, collective responsibility, public awakening and mobilisation. By embedding ecological awareness into our everyday choices, we can move from narratives of growth to an economy that values social, individual and environmental wellbeing.
We believe that positive change will occur when enough people are empowered, educated and united. We cultivate informed communities, linking networks, and advocating alternatives, practices and knowledge to support in the transition to a happier, healthier and globally considerate world.
Advaya works to empower individuals, strengthen communities, and support networks, to stand at the forefront of change.
We do this through education and outreach that:
Recognises the crucial interconnection between people and planet; mental health, society, and our environment;
Equips and empowers individuals, communities and networks with knowledge and tools to tackle the root causes of today’s crises;
Shifts narratives of consumption and growth to regenerative economies that put the wellbeing of people and planet first;
Utilises media and outreach to activate global awareness and responsibility, moving from climate apathy and feelings of hopelessness to empowered action;
Cultivates a movement that values diversity and uses an ecological approach to understand the key issues of our time;
Thinks global, yet acts local;
Inspires the recognition of our human relationship to living systems and our role in their health, finding empowerment in our responsibility to the world around us;
Recognises the role of spirituality and practices that sustain;
Seeks wisdom and perspectives from ancient sources as well as science and innovation;
Advocates joyful communities rooted in creativity, celebration and collaboration;
Engages with an activism that is regenerative and grounded in the shared value of all life.
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.