The Rosen Method Global Congress held in Sarajevo convened over 130 Rosen people from 26 countries. The Congress, jointly organized by the Rosen Institute and the Balkan Rosen Method Centar, offered a dynamic exploration of the Rosen Method under the theme ‘Peace Across Inner and Outer Borders.’
The congress included twenty engaging workshops, including two keynote presentations. The workshops covered a wide range of topics making it hard to choose which ones to attend. For the first time a teachers in- tensive was added, providing 32 participants, including workshop teachers and trainees, a dedicated two-day intensive to deepen their understanding of Rosen Method education. Throughout the event there were numerous opportunities for international connections, fostering new friendships, professional collaborations and exchanging sessions.
Outside of the Congress, attendees ventured into Sarajevo and surrounding areas to explore the local region. On the final night, everyone enjoyed a city walking tour and wonderful dinner at a riverside restaurant, complemented by live music and dancing, creating memorable moments beyond the conference rooms.
The Balkan Rosen community and school extended the warmest welcome imaginable to the Congress group and openly shared their strength, energy and heart. They told history of their home and the growth of Rosen in the region deepening everyone’s connection to place and enriching the overall congress experience beyond words.
Another notable element of the Congress was the celebration of the Rosen Institute’s 40th anniversary. With four decades of commitment to the promotion and development of the Rosen Method, the Institute’s journey was honored, highlighting the enduring impact and growth of this transformative practice.
The Congress was also offered in Bosnian or Serbian for the first time in its history with the help of 4 talented Rosen community members who translated the workshops and keynote presentations. This inclusive approach made the event more accessible for the local Rosen attendees, emphasizing a commitment to reach across more communities, cultures and language groups.
The Rosen Method Congress in Sarajevo not only deepened our understanding of the Rosen Method but also invigorated those present and reinforced the power and place of Rosen Method among us, in our communities and globally in a time when, for many, peace may seem at a distance.