From March 27th-30th, the Intentional Conscious Communities of Costa Rica host their first Hands-On Workshop for those in intentional commuinties or wishing to establish one.  The weekend workshop focuses on "conscious entrepreneurship" for developers, new business owners, and established intentional communities.

Along with the incentive of "Happy Hour," the workshop promises to provide resources on alternative, sustainable funding, legal insight, and a green tour of the local organic farm community.

The workshop is a steal at $175, additionally covering all food and lodging expenses. To sign up, contact Kelly Patterson at [email protected] Details Below:

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ICCCR's Hands on Workshop

These workshops are for the following people:

* People considering joining or forming their own intentional conscious communities in Costa Rica
* People who are just beginning a new community in Costa Rica and are seeking stewards and/or “conscious” investors
* Developers (so you can see how there is money to be made in eco-sustainable communities—instead of casino’s or another strip mall!)
* Established communities who wish to network; learn about social media network marketing and new online PR/communications/marketing strategies; need help planning; and other technical operational skills of running a community

Workshops include the following:
* Wish List exercise: Which is a fun, creative tool for short and long term business/community planning and budgeting (for people who hate this kind of stuff!)  Result of this workshop:  you will have the blue-print for your own marketable business/community plan for human and financial resources and investments
* Alternative funding options for social entrepreneurial projects as well as social media network (internet) PR/communications/marketing (again for human and financial resources) as well as introduction to the Intentional Conscious Communities of Costa Rica (ICCCR)
* Legal insight into having a business or property in Costa Rica (it can get tricky!  Especially if you do not speak Spanish!)
* Hands-on Pigs for Propane introduction
* Edible and medicinal plant eco-tour of host organic farm community, Fincas Paraiso Verde (you can do this too!  Another income source for you!)
* Fun community-building exercises and games you can do with your own community members in order to establish and maintain group union, communication and motivation, also useful to maintain group ownership!

Workshop Leaders:

Laura Friberg, IC Workshop Community Building Facilitator, is currently a student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She has a BSc in neuroscience from Carleton University and is completing her Bachelor in Education with a focus on global education through international collaboration. She has been doing community work as a youth worker for 3 years and hopes to continue by teaching abroad next fall.

Kelly N Patterson, Wish List and Internet Marketing/PR/Communications 101 Facilitator, is known as a nonprofit guru on 4 continents; social media network market specialist; international development writer, editor, and communications specialist; as well as a current journalist for several papers/websites including the San Francisco Examiner and the Voice of Nosara

Elena Ross, IC workshop hostess “with the most-ess” and founder of Fincas Amanecer, http://fincaamanecer.com/aves.htm , has worked in eco-tourism and hospitality in Costa Rica since 1990, with real estate experience in the US;  she also co-authored of Discovering Costa Rica with GPS (1996.)

Heidi Benesch, IC workshop hostess, Edible/Medicinal Plant Eco Tour Guide, Alternative Healer, and Organic Farmer, is the founder and owner of Fincas Paraiso Verde: http://www.fincaparaisoverde.com/en/index.html

*Including workshop leaders from the Costa Rica Ministry of Agriculture and a local law firm.

Workshop Schedule:

Key:

FPV:  Fincas Paraiso Verde (Heidi’s place) http://www.fincaparaisoverde.com/en/index.html

FA: Fincas Amanecer (Elena’s place)

http://fincaamanecer.com/aves.htm

Friday, March 27

3:30 pm Registration
4:00 pm  “Happy Hour” (BYOB!) by the poolside, at FPV
6:00 pm Healthy Yummy Dinner at FPV

**After dinner you can meditate, do yoga, play Scrabble or cards, dance, sing, drum circle, network, whatever you feel like!

Saturday, March 28
06:00 Breakfast (FPV and FA)
07:00 PanEuRhythmy community opening ceremony   (FA)
8:00   Wish List Exercise Workshop with Kelly N Patterson   (FA)
10:00  Break
12: 00 pm Lunch (FA)
1:30 pm  Internet PR/Communications/Marketing 101 with Kelly N Patterson (FA)
4:00 pm  “Happy Hour” (BYOB!) by the poolside (FPV)
6:00 pm Healthy Yummy Dinner (FPV)

*After dinner you can meditate, play Scrabble or cards, dance, sing, drum circle, network, whatever you feel like!

Sunday, March 29

06:00 Breakfast (FPV and FA)
07:00 PanEuRhythmy community opening ceremony  (FA)
08:30  Heidi’s Edible and Medicinal Plant Tour (FPV)
12:00 pm Lunch   (FPV)
1:30 pm  Legal and Property issues in Costa Rica (FA)
4:00 pm  “Happy Hour” (BYOB!) by the poolside (FPV)
6:00 pm Healthy Yummy Dinner (FA)

*After dinner you can meditate, play Scrabble or cards, dance, sing, drum circle, network, whatever you feel like!

Monday, March 30

06:00 Breakfast
07:00 PanEuRhythmy community opening ceremony   (FA)
8:30  Pigs for Propane 101 with the Costa Rica Ministry of Agriculture

12:00 pm Lunch (FA)
1:00 pm  Catch the bus to Quepos and make your way home!

Total Cost of weekend-long workshop:  $175 per person

This cost includes:
3 dinners at FPV
3 nights lodging at both places
3 breakfasts (at respective B&Bs)
3 lunches at FA
all the workshops!
And the networking is priceless!

900 Ways to Get to Londres: http://fincaamanecer.com/map.htm

For more questions and concerns, Contact Person:  Kelly N Patterson

[email protected]

Phone: +(506) 2779-1123