O.U.R. Upcoming Courses


METAMORPHOSIS JOURNEY is a dynamic, experiential workshop that explores transformation in the face of planetary emergency, led by award-winning filmmakers and Certified Professional Coaches, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper. Short videos, representing each of the stages, are integrated throughout the workshop, as well as group exercises, guided meditations, and partner work.

You will use The Work of Byron Katie (Inquiry) to look into your relationships and question the stressful stories you are holding on to. We will guide you in Mindfulness Meditations and Inquiry to bring to the surface those beliefs that contribute to creating “hell” in your relationships. With an open mind, you may discover how you compromise your own happiness and freedom in the pursuit of pleasing others.

This conference is an intentional experience of community. Whether you live in an intentional community / ecovillage / co-housing, are interested in joining or starting one, are a networker or organizer, or are new to intentional communities, this conference will have something for you. Come learn about the intentional communities of the western US, gain skills and understanding for living in and developing intentional communities, and find mutual support and camaraderie with others involved with intentional community. 

The weekend program includes sensory exercises and meditation to heighten awareness and deepen your experience. Guided writing exercises are facilitated in the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method.

Facilitated by Deepam Wadds, Author & Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) certified facilitator

The Natural Building Colloquium is a gathering for natural building enthusiasts: builders, teachers, professionals, and those who are passionate about natural building. It is a place to exchange the latest developments in practical applications and technology and share ideas with other people in the field. We will look at where the natural building movement stands in regards to professional support, permits, and finding qualified builders.


A 72-hour PDC over 16 days & evenings packed with learning from various instructors who are specialists in their fields.

Get your Permaculture Design Certification and Ecovillage Design Education Certificate all in one course! Exclusive course to OUR Ecovillage!

Join OUR Partner in Kenya for 3-6 weeks! With a focus on resilient community based food systems and ecologically appropriate built environments for sustainable living. 

Three workshops from beginner to professional.

Hands-on learning on various projects with Athena Steen, Benito Steen and Elke Cole

Jump in to join the first few days of OUR 72 hr Permaculture Design course. This introductory course will teach you the basics of design, ethics, and principles of permaculture.

Two day intensive to prepare yourself to design your natural home. Information and exercises for homeowners and builders

A homeschool, unschool, educational immersion program for kids that runs alongside our Permaculture Design Certificate and Earth Activist Training and our Ecovillage Design Education Program.

Explore, discover and adventure while learning skills that have allowed kids all over the world to thrive in nature!

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings

Gaia Education certified facilitators and trainers will be equipped with the skills and methodologies to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Training is a two-day course which can be taken as a stand-alone training and is an introduction of the Training of Trainers. This interactive course invites participants to discuss the implementation of the SDGs at the global and local levels.