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How to Start an Intentional Community

June 2 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , virtual event for the public

Workshop back by popular demand! Join us on June 2nd at 4-6pm Eastern (Click here to see your local time)


Starting a community has never been more compelling for than it is right now, in a time of crisis. Join this online workshop to learn how to create the ecovillage, cohousing, coliving or permaculture community of your dreams. Drawing on years of knowledge from community founders, and Yana’s own 23 years of cooperative living, including four community start-ups, the session will lay out the most important considerations for making your new community a success.

Blending practical advice with opportunities for self-reflection, this online workshop can help you set your feet on the right path for your group to thrive.


Topics will include:

  • the reasons to start a community… and not to
  • understanding the breadth of work and skills involved with a start-up
  • creating a good vision statement
  • what successful founders have in common
  • the relationship between decision-making, conflict resolution, and membership process
  • 15 spectrums that help define what kind of a community you are creating
  • social dynamics you need to know about
  • economic choices and their implication for sustainability and group cohesion
  • what you should– and shouldn’t– freak out about
  • key questions for making your community a sustainable one
  • balancing holding the vision with attracting new members


👉Register even if you can’t attend the live workshop to receive a recording that you can listen or watch anytime!


Register to Join on June 2nd

Please give generously to help make it possible for low-income participants to join. You’ll receive a confirmation email with the zoom information and the session recording after registering.

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Learn more about Yana at yanaludwig.net

“Intelligent and wise, with an impressive breadth of experience and a depth of compassion and clarity, Yana is an absolute pleasure to know. She is able, somehow, to be simultaneously impassioned about her work and stance while also being non-judgmental of others’ choices. A natural and intuitive teacher, those who collaborate with her learn as much from being in her presence and observing her as they do from the specific and often detailed information that she shares. She is an inspiration and would enhance any experience of which she was a part.”

—- Elizabeth Perrachione, Owner and Principal, Fire Owl Consulting



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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
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