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Holden Village Teaching Sessions

Summer faculty are community organizers and poets, soil scientists and feminist theologians, printmakers and environmental chemists, pastors and gardeners, musicians and so much more. They are people learning and building relationships that create community through storytelling, play, music, and scholarship. Learn more about our Summer 2024 Teaching Faculty and Learning Sessions below, and plan your visit today!

What to Expect

Holden Village is a place that nurtures growth & learning. Teaching faculty sessions are a unique opportunity for life-long learning in community. Teaching faculty come from many backgrounds, disciplines, and walks of life. Sessions range from lectures, interactive lessons, and movement classes to workshops, discussions, and art classes. Each presenter or pair of presenters offers four classes, Monday to Thursday, during their scheduled week. Classes typically last between an hour to an hour and a half. These sessions can be either a continuous arc or cover several topics. Either way, you are welcome to attend as few or as many sessions as you like during your stay; you are not required to register for teaching faculty sessions ahead of time

Beyond teaching faculty sessions, there are lots of opportunities for learning at Holden Village through naturalist programs, art classes, pottery classes, Sacred Spaces, and more! Learn more about Holden’s many offerings here.

97 Teaching Faculty & Musicians for Summer 2023

37% Teaching Faculty identify as a person of color

24% Teaching Faculty identify as LGBTQ+

41% Teaching Faculty coming to the Village for the first time

Find Faculty & Courses

Teaching faculty present sessions Monday to Thursday during each week of the Summer program, so plan your arrival days accordingly! Click below to learn more about each week’s faculty and guest musicians.

How to Apply

Are you interested in sharing your expertise with the Holden community next summer? We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2025 Teaching Faculty beginning in September 2024. Check back soon for more information.


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.