Programs at Casa Werma

Rates for Full Tuition plus Accommodation
  • Colibri Suite - programs – $815.00
  • Leoncita – $725.00
  • La Casita Shared Lodging – $620.00
  • Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín – $545.00
  • Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size – $770.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - King Size – $820.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Casa Arriba – $980.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Single – $685.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Double – $775.00
  • Off-site Posada Mandala – $600.00
  • Commuter – $505.00

Date & Time Details: The first and last program dates for any program at Casa Werma are considered primarily travel days. We start with dinner on arrival day, followed by orientation and opening remarks by the teacher. On all other program days, we start before breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and end after dinner by 9:00 p.m. There is a two-hour midday break daily. On the final listed program day, departure day, there will be no program activities and a light, continental breakfast will be available to all participants

Location: Casa Werma

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Catalyzing Communities for a Regenerative World

con Kristen Victor, David McCullough and Kim Nadel

January 16 - 21, 2020

Imagine an abundant world, living within its resources.  A regenerative world rewarding innovation and inclusivity. We envision a world of prosperous, resilient and sustainable communities, designing and implementing pathways to an equitable future.

We invite you to join us at the beautiful Casa Werma, in Patzcuaro, a Pueblo Magico, in the state of Michoacan, as we align with the Paris Agreement on Climate Control, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with Mexico’s sustainable development policies and incentives to create a global EcoCommunity business model and operational strategy.

Be a part of the change to co-create neighborhood scale equitable development and a turn-key, self-sustaining community model. Together, we will immerse ourselves in the local culture, water, energy, food, waste and housing of the City of Patzcuaro, through meditation, visualization, placemaking, local cuisine, field trips, community planning and innovative design.

GoalParticipants to immerse themselves in creating a prosperous blueprint for a district scaled eco-community, catalyzed at Casa Werma and the macro community of stakeholders in the City of Patzcuaro with the following goals:

    1. Composition of a shared authentic vision, guided with a human centered approach
    2. Integration through development of natural resource intelligence, smart reliable systems and creative placemaking
    3. Curate neighborhood assets through place, prosperity, healthy + wellbeing, living infrastructure and resource regeneration
    4. Align fair, equitable policy with vibrant economics
    5. Create a 5-year plan for Casa Werma and the City of Patzcuaro, that dovetails with the Paris Agreement priorities and UN goals, embodied in the official policies programs and laws in Mexico.


Ideal Participant: Like-minded humans including visionaries, influencers, leaders, decision makers, developers and any inspired human interested in co-creating sustainable communities.

This program is open to all levels of practitioners; no prerequisites. All participant air travel will be offset by The Good Traveler carbon offset program.

Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $603 usd  We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations.

Please select “Pay-It-Forward Tuition Add-On” in Registration.

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $495 usd   We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you cover the direct cost of your stay here and contribute to our year-round operating expenses.

Subsidized program tuition not including accommodations: 30% off Full Tuition  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the subsidized rate. By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep Casa Werma operating year-round. Unfortunately, Casa Werma is not able to offer work/trade options at this time.

Please type “SUBSIDIZED” in Discount Code in Registration.

 Please email with any further questions.

Travel Arrangements:

We recommend flights into Morelia airport (90 minutes away by car). We can help with travel arrangements, please inquire about options. Visit our How to Get Here page for more info.

Teachers / [email protected]

Kristen Victor
Kristen Victor founded Sustainability Matters in 2009, a consulting firm, catalyzing civic ecology, a fluid pattern of relations between humans, their ecosystem and the economy. Kristen collectively transforms business from traditional methods to regenerative, long-term vibrancy. She received her higher education degree with an emphasis in Biology and continued her Design post-graduate studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. With more than 20 years of experience in design, construction and technology integration, Kristen has committed the last 10 years working within neighborhoods and communities, guiding with forward thinking leadership, defined by experiential opportunities through application-based policy, striving to influence decision makers…
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David McCullough
A graduate of Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, David formed McCullough Landscape Architecture as a sole proprietorship in 1999 while consulting for another firm. After wife and partner, Catherine joined the business in 2001 and became Chief Executive Officer and President in 2002; the firm became a woman-owned corporation and a certified Small Business by the State of California. With offices in San Diego and the Bay Area, McCullough creates spaces for hospitality, retail, mixed-use and institutional properties around the world. As principal landscape architect, David oversees all aspects of the design and production of firm projects at McCullough.…
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Kim Nadel
Kim Nadel, a green lifestyle design strategist, is an award-winning, certified interior designer and LEED Accredited Professional specializing in inspired sustainable living. Kim has over 25 years experience in healthy and efficient design materials and strategies for the living environment. She co-founded Sunflower Life Projects US, a comprehensive design collaborative with wellness and sustainability in mind. Her goal is to promote and foster wellness through thoughtfully planned design within truly equitable and sustainable communities. She has consulted with several groups, including The Permaculture Society in Southern Arizona, where she worked on a variety of areas from conceptual systems design to…
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