Conscious relating with self, land, and others.

About Lee Warren

Lee Warren of Reclaiming Wisdom

Meet Lee

Lee Warren is a devoted community builder. She is delighted by community of all kinds, shapes, sizes, and intentions. Her life purpose is to provide leadership in the building of community in accessible, natural, and blissful ways. To that end, she is committed to reweaving cosmologies as well as regenerating cultural wisdom that allows for us all to “return to the village.”

She is a Steward of the Sacred, a Cheerleader of Liberation, a Champion of the Radiant Self, a Breaker of Outdated Norms, a Cultivator of Emerging Culture, a Shaman of Consciousness, a Strategic Provocateur, a Lover of the Real, a Conductor of Authenticity, a Networker of Intimacy, a Maker of Many Mistakes, a Seeker of Truth, a Student of the Mystery, a Proponent of Embodiment, An Advocate for Community, a Learner from the Natural World, and a Celebrant of our Imperfect Humanity.

More About Lee

Community Living

Lee has lived in residential, land-based, place-based intentional community for more than two decades. At East Wind Community (1997-8), Acorn Community (1999-2001), Earthaven Ecovillage (2001-Present). Living, working, and co-creating on this type of canvas has been the apprenticeship of a lifetime. It has required stamina, perseverance, integrity, and a overarching commitment to personal and collective healing.  

Lee is a co-founder, co-designer, co-builder, and co-owner of the Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood within Earthaven Ecovillage, a community within a community. This collaboratively -designed, multi-residence, eleven-acre cohousing project based is on the principles of sustainability, regenerative agriculture, extended family social systems, place-based reverence, off-grid utilities, hyper-local economics, and ecological design systems. 

These days, Lee spends most of her time in Asheville, NC, where she cavorts, in delicious rapture, with her beloved community of queer identified folks who are building the new paradigm through nature, intimacy, pleasure, and shared reality.

Agriculture & Farming

Lee is a proponent and lifelong student of sustainable agriculture. She was the co-founder, co-manager, lead farmer (2003-2013) of Imani Farm, a commercial micro farm focused on integrated animal agriculture. She was the Executive Director (2013-2020) of Organic Grower School, a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to inspire, education, and support people to live, farm, and garden organically. She is an activist and advocate for local food systems, land-based economics, rural wisdom, and place-based growing traditions. 

Sustainability Education

Lee is the principal and founder of Reclaiming Wisdom, where she teaches, writes, and consults about conscious relationships with self, land, and others. She is also the co-founder of SOIL, School of Integrated Living, the non-profit school at Earthaven Ecovillage. SOIL inspires and empowers people to live responsible and creative lives through experiential education in integrated living and regenerative systems.

Lee offers workshops through the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) and teaches Village Economics, Place-Based Living, People-Care, and Regenerative Agriculture self-paced online learning programs through SOIL.

Lee was the program and promotions director for the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference for this 1200+ person annual event, eight years, from 2005 to 2013 and was part of a team of coordinators that hosted the 2002 and 2003 Permaculture Gatherings at Earthaven Ecovillage.

Conscious Dying

Through the crucible of lived-experience Lee offers end-of-life education. With much gratitude to both the dying and the communities that have so lovingly tended them, Lee’s work is able to support and influence others to walk towards their own good deaths. Details here

Executive Skills

Community building requires mad skill. Some of those areas including administration, finance and accounting, marketing, fundraising, public speaking, strategic planning, systems design, web design, and event planning. In addition to her work as an Executive Director, Program Director, Event Coordinator, Co-Housing Developer, Organizational Founder, Lee was instrumental in the creation and maintenance of many community building committees at Earthaven Ecovillage.

Writing

Lee aspires to articulate, through her writing, the complexities of community living, the dynamics of conscious relationship engagement, and the tenderness of being human. Please see her recent articles here

Healing & Relationships

Lee is deeply committed to healing from the inside out in order to live an open-hearted life guided by service to the whole. She has studied Clinical Herbalism (1999-2001), EFT (2003-Present), EMDR (2015-Present), Enneagram (2004-Present), Family Constellations (2006-2015), Gene Keys (2021-Present), Inner Empathy (2004-2006), Non-Violent Communication (2001-Present), Racial Equity (2017-Present), Reflexology (1997-1998), Shamanism (1987-Present), Somatic Experiencing (2006-2012), and Tantra (2015-Present). 

She offers body-centered and trauma-informed teaching, NVC-informed conflict resolution, mediation, and facilitation, as well as coaching and consulting based on many of the above modalities.

Relational Leadership

Community building in the workplace is the next frontier for the health and happiness of humans. Through the tools of emotional intelligence, trauma informed relating, mindfulness cultivation, and building systems of trust, Lee is supporting people to cultivate team cultures of joy, connection, fun, belonging, and effectiveness. See more at relational-leadership.org.

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  • Patrick Davis, MA
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  • Patrick Davis, MA

    Hospice Chaplin & Leadership Coach

    “After 25 years of coaching leaders and teams, I have found Lee’s Relational Leadership workshop to be a unique and powerful combination of both practical tools and effective leadership  principles. Her proven experience leading different causes makes for an approach that balances both head and heart.” 

  • Evalena Rose

    Meta Therapist & Channel

    "Lee is an experienced and truly competent guide in the vast landscapes of end of life plans. Her thoughtful pacing helps us navigate the territory of decisions to make, who to involve, emotions and choices. Being supported in preparing for this rite of passage by creating our death care team settles a lot in me. I highly recommend. Everyone involved will benefit."

  • Teri Grunthaner

    Re: Thriving in Community Workshop

    "This course covers the vital social-emotional aspects of community that just isn't talked about openly enough. I so appreciated Lee's candid sharing of her own experience and warm encouragement of our own self-reflection. I truly believe that if more folks did the kind of personal and interpersonal work Lee outlines in this course, more communities would thrive!"

  • Keary Jenkins

    Executive Vice President & Wellness Coordinator

    "When I heard Lee say, "functional teams demonstrate communication, transparency, and trust," in her Relational Leadership workshop, it changed everything for me. I'm being that change in my workplace and finding others who resonate with that change. It is having impact with everyone in the entire organization, including the CEO. Employees who felt powerless in the past are now starting to light up. Our work ecology is changing and the transformation is beyond powerful."