Serenity Yoga Farm

Lockhart, Texas, United States

  • Last updated: August 27, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: February 9, 2017

Mission Statement

Love, peace, kindness, communication.

Community Description

Hello, Sat Nam, Namaste!

We are a family of 4 starting a small community for healers, energy workers, yoga teachers, and organic permaculturists.

Our background is in Kundalini yoga, Tantra, women’s empowerment, and conscious relationships. We’d love to find like-minded people to live with in our community (separate housing on the same property) that we are also using as a retreat center and AirBNB. We’d also like to grow most of our produce.

Our experiences living in a 60-home co-housing village taught us a lot about what we want. We are looking for like-minded people who are homeowners or who have the funds to be homeowners and would like to join us in making our vision a reality.

Things that are important to us:

–The community will be based on love, peace, and communication.
–Spiritual and yoga-focused
–Shared meals several times a week
–Pet friendly (horses welcome, too!)
–like-minded neighbors, especially energy-workers, yogis, midwives, herbalists, and healers
–eco-friendly homes on one piece of land so that our kids can play together and go from house to house but each family will have their own space.
–organic community garden
–natural parenting
–Limited screen time for children
–Sustainable as much as possible…fruit trees, gardens, etc.
–No animals raised for meat on the property (meat eaters are welcome, just no killing on the land)
–Eco-friendly in as many ways as possible
–Children will be homeschooled, unschooled, or private schooled

Our community will include a Montessori school teacher or someone else who is a good candidate to teach our children to think for themselves and to be curious and explore the world around them, as well as teaching them responsibility and self-care, body-positivity, etc.

UPDATE as of March 2018: We have land and it’s grand!!! We have a hoophouse, greenhouse, fruit trees, pecan trees, raised beds, and outdoor sheds. Our family is living on the land in a pre-loved house. We have horses, dairy goats, chickens, and ducks.

We are currently seeking one individual or family to join us. Must have organic gardening and/or permaculture skills. We will add more families in the coming years. We are open to RV, yurts, tiny houses, medium sized houses…whatever will fit together into our community. We hope to have a yurt for a classroom and workshop space some day soon!

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 100%
  • Percent Men: 0%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Let’s chat and then Skype! If things are in alignment you’re welcome to come and visit (day visit only as we don’t have overnight accomodations at the moment unless you want to pitch a tent) and meet everyone.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Email us!

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Swimming pond or pool, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We prefer to keep our community substance-free, including alcohol, for energetic reasons. Happy to discuss more!

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Yogic Spiritual Teachings
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Keywords

ahimsa, kindness, yoga, love, kundalini, horses, dairy, goats, sustainability, permaculture, organic