Sonoma County based intentional community
Workshops, retreats, and social gatherings
centered around pillars of self-empowerment,
sustainability and regeneration.
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The Fifth Element Community is an intentional community organization. Our main tribe and founding team is based out of the North Bay Area in California. Our mission is to promote a more positive and sustainable future by creating space through community events to uplift, educate and inspire.
We support local businesses whose values align with ours as well as other socially and environmentally conscious projects. We organize workshops, retreats and entertainment events as well as collaborative forums. Our long term goal is to establish a permanent residence and build a regenerative retreat center where people may live, work, gather and play.
OUR DREAM: CULTIVATE UTOPIA
We share a collective vision of a positive potential future for humanity.
Our programs and events are our best efforts to ground those visions into reality.
We believe in the great impact of many small actions and promoting conversations
of how to improve our lifestyles and community.
Everything we do is intertwined with several pillars of sustainability & regeneration:
EMOTIONAL | Mind
In a day and age where we are increasingly disconnected from each other, it is our desire to bring each other back to the “real world” away from screens and stressful elements of every day life by curating safe spaces, fostering deep and meaningful friendships and offering events with talented mental health professionals to offer support and a path to emotional well-being.
PHYSICAL | Body
Promoting health and wellness through diet, natural medicine and healing modalities and educational workshops. From herbalism to acupuncture, our community members use our container to share their wisdom with those who seek it. We organize hiking and yoga events to promote healthy bodies while building authentic connections and exploring nature.
SPIRITUAL | Spirit
Connecting like-minds seeking others who enjoy meditation, metaphysical wonders and conscious spaces. We are not a religious organization. We have no dogma. We do not discriminate. We are connected to something we perceive as bigger than ourselves but the ways in which we define it are diverse. No matter how you define your spirituality or connection to something meaningful, we support spiritual paths with emphasis on acceptance of all races, genders, identities, beliefs and traditions. We do not tolerate hate, discrimination, judgement or violence. Our higher power is a more positive future for humanity and our path is to find the ways in which we can connect on common ground with more love and support despite all of our differences.
ENVIRONMENTAL | Earth
We have the utmost respect for the ground we walk on, plant in, build upon and live. We see the current state the Earth is in and feel called to make proactive and effective changes so that we can leave a positive impact in our wake. We offer programs, collaboration opportunities and ongoing dialogues about how our collective efforts can protect and restore the environment. We are currently developing a workshop series on Practical Sustainability. More information to be announced.
CULTURAL | Community
We respect cultural traditions of all people while working to develop new habits and practices in our local communities that address all of the other pillars of sustainability previously mentioned. We believe that if we can create new culture and pass habits and practices onto the younger generations then we have a greater chance in having a positive impact on the world.
How to get involved
We’re always seeking support from volunteers for events. Roles include promotion, administration, production and support for information booths.
We are currently seeking individuals who would like to collaborate and host their own events, workshops and co-create programs and retreats.
What some of our members have to say:
“When I moved here, I didn’t know anyone, so finding people with this shared intention was so powerful. You get 10 hugs twice a day just being here with everyone, and the human connection is just the most important thing.”
Sonoma County Community Member
“People can come out, and maybe for the first time, experience what it’s like to have community, to have what I refer to as a ‘sangha’ (the Buddhist word for a spiritual community). These events create close connections … and we form lasting community relationships that really uplift each other.”
Sonoma County Community Member