Happy New Year from the Emerald Village!  We have some exciting opportunities for learning about community life coming up this new year.  
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January 2018

A New Year, A New Perspective

The new year presents a time for individual inner reflection, as well as group reflection.  At the Emerald Village, we are reflecting on community life and looking forward to sharing some of what we have learned with all of you in two upcoming workshops.  But first, read our first blog post ever! Our resident Krystin Railing has shared her musings on New Year's Resolutions. 

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Blog Post: A New Perspective on New Year's Resolutions

By Krystin Railing

The new year is full of new beginnings, but also a moment of reflection, and classically time to create “New Year’s Resolutions.”  During a time when society finally seems open to expressing the desire to make personal changes for the better, it seems as though many have lost their luster for resolutions.

Often resolutions are made, only to be passionately pursued for a few fleeting weeks and then get put on the back burner and soon forgotten about all together... READ ON

Upcoming Events

Diana Leafe Christian, Mentor and Author of Building a Life Together

Two 3-Day Trainings by Diana Leafe Christian

Diana Leafe Christian, Author of Building a Life Together, is coming to Southern California to offer TWO of her highly sought after three-day trainings. You can register individually for each of them or receive $75 off if you register for both workshops. 
Starting a Successful Eco-Village or Intentional CommunitySaturday February 24-Monday February 26, 2018

The workshop includes visual/verbal presentations with drawings, a slideshow and short videos, small-group discussions and exercises, musical skits, and the “Ecovillage/Intentional Community Clinic,” in which participants present their community projects and Diana and the other participants comment and make suggestions.  

Sociocracy for Intentional Communities and Member-Led Groups ~ 
Saturday March 10-Monday March 12, 2018

Sociocracy, “governance by peers and colleagues,” is an effective self-governance and decision-making method I now highly recommend. Based on the values of equivalence, transparency and effectiveness, when Sociocracy is used correctly it tends to result in better meetings, getting more done, being better organized and feeling more connected to other group members. (Sociocracy is sometimes also called Dynamic Governance in the US. It’s exactly the same thing.)

These two workshops can be taken separately or together to build your library of tools for building community and making it run efficiently. Discounts provided for taking both courses. 

Early Bird Pricing for the February Workshop ends January 20th… 
If you would like to join our affiliate team and receive additional discounted or free tickets, contact 
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, so get your tickets now! 
Register for Diana Leafe Christian Workshops

Join us for Brunch and Land Work

First Sunday Open Brunch and Power Hour

We would like to invite you to join us for brunch and to help with land work on the first Sunday of every month.  Land power hour begins at 10:00 am.  During this time we work to grow food by spending time in the garden, planting seeds, harvesting, and weeding as well as caring for the animals in our husbandry program.  Bring a hat and gloves and come play with us in the gardens.  Potluck brunch to follow at 11:00 am and then a tour of the Emerald Village.  
RSVP for Brunch and Landwork
Monthly CO-ED Sweat Lodge

Saturday January 6, 2018

Firelighting at 3:00 pm
Ceremony starts at 4:00 pm
Crawl in at Sunset
with David Goodknife and Cari Warren

Newcomers welcome.
Please bring a dish for the potluck after the ceremony (approx. 5 hours long)

Contribution: $40-$60 sliding scale
RSVP required (additional information provided upon RSVP)

RSVP for CO-ED Lodge
Women's Spiritual Journey

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
7:15 pm

Hosted by Racquel Palmese

Cost: $60
Please RSVP 

Come experience inner growth and spiritual transformation as we journey together through energetic passages. Racquel is a regular spiritual mentor at the Emerald Village and we are very excited that she is opening up her teachings and wisdom to EVO family and friends.
Please join us at the EVO healing yurt for a deep and beautiful passage.

 Please bring own water bottle, journal, blankets and warmies.  

**Note: This is a WOMEN'S ONLY Event

RSVP for Spiritual Journey with Racquel
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