HARMONIA: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”  –  Wendell Berry
We crave the simple life in harmony with nature, but we are trapped in the modern world.  Our societies have become so fragmented that we have lost our connection to the earth and each other.  We want to help you return to your roots.

Harmonia was born to promote creative, passionate, abundant living through a connection to nature and community.  Harmonia is a place to live, work, learn, meditate, celebrate and play, where the connections between people, nature and the arts are nourished.   We want to share the knowledge and skills that allow us to live in love and peaceful co-existence with our human family and the planet that is our source of life.  Our purpose is to help you develop a deeper connection with nature and  integrate this connection into our modern, “civilized” life. 

The culture of cities has replaced nature with concrete, steel and asphalt.  Technology, television, and transhumanism have pulled us away from our spiritual center.  Artificial Intelligence has become the new God for the masses.  The relationship of humans and nature has developed in a way that humans have become less dependent upon nature directly, yet indirectly our dependence grows exponentially.  We not only dwell in nature; we transform it. 

Harmonia will create an experience that imparts ancient knowledge and transforms the soul while inspiring others to share this information and transition their way of life and that of their communities into a more sustainable, natural way of living in balance with nature and the local environment.

Permaculture is a conscious design that allows for the integration of agriculture, water, animals, housing, education, small businesses, waste recycling and landscaping in a natural environment.  Although the word is trendy, the concept has been practiced for over 100,000 years by ancient societies and a key component of their spirituality.  At Harmonia, we honor these ancient traditions, sharing the wisdom of our ancestors.

Permaculture, sustainability and thriving community are the foundations of Harmonia, a developing bilingual ecological education center and community offering courses and workshops in natural building, water systems, off-grid energy, natural medicine, agriculture, art, and so much more. Located on shore of Lago Cocibolca in Cardenas, Nicaragua, Harmonia is 263 acres of biodiversity, with rain forest, streams, waterfalls, beaches, hills, mountains, ancient trees, and flower-filled meadows with stunning views of the two volcanoes that make up Isla Ometepe.  Start the day watching the sunrise over the lake and end the day listening to the chatter of birds and monkeys as the setting sun casts beautiful colors over Ometepe until the night is illuminated by the starry sky and the fireflies come out to play.  Embrace the feeling of unconditional love for this life and your fellow human travelers.

We value personal freedom and creativity while working together as a community. We believe in a life that is well balanced so workshops, talks, exercises, events, celebrations, and adventures are all part of the design.

Elemental Alchemy: The Fusion of Permaculture

Our holistic program is comprised of nine interconnecting elements: Ecology; Agriculture and Agroecology; Sustainable Architecture and Construction; Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy; Art and Culture; Indigenous Wisdom; Permaculture Finance and Economics; Health, Wellness and Movement; and Meditation, Gratitude and Celebration.

Connect with us to unleash your potential and discover the miracle of your authenticity, cultivate the art of living in community and re-design your life’s purpose.

We invite you to join us on a learning safari in our beautiful jungle forest to explore, experiment, and experience hands-on the principles of homesteading, permaculture, and eco-village development as an apprentice in the construction of Harmonia. This is a life-changing opportunity to experience all facets of eco-village development with the freedom to share your creative gifts as co-creators of Harmonia.  Transform yourself and you will transform the planet.  The program begins February 2020, with two- and ten-month internships. Harmonia will officially open in January 2021.

For more information our the Sustainable Ecological Development Apprentice Program, please click here.

ancient societies were permaculture based
“The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.” – Rumi


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