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Hello Fantastic Facilitators, Teachers, Trainers, Presenters and Group Leaders and All of You interested in stimulating the foundations of education, training and group work and further developing your own practise.

Welcome to you who've just joined my eNewsletter List especially those from CERES City Farm Courses in Melbourne and the AFN Australasian Facilitators Network Conference.

Happy 2019. I trust you're in the flow of this new year and enjoying every minute.

We're jumping in, after the delightful and highly valued project of 'The Sacred Union Labyrinth' at Woodford Folk Festival over the Christmas/New Year period and planting seeds of intention for the year ahead in our closing ceremony.   

May your new year and all year through be a manifestation of your visions, dreams and goals.

In this eNews you'll find some interesting info. Especially highlighted is all the key courses, events and workshops coming up through this year.

On top of the list is the February 'Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning' six day professional development training intensive to dynamically grow facilitation, teaching and group work skills and confidence. If you've ever considered doing this course, now is the time to set yourself up for the year in full power and confidence. You'll fly out into your groups, course and organisations all tooled up with dynamic resources, processes, plans and fresh ways of approaching things :)

Many good wishes to you all, Robin

Exciting Offer for February ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Course

Several places have become available in Robin’s next ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ six day Creative Facilitation, Teacher Training and Group Leadership course.


People booked into three of the four available special cost price/scholarship places have cancelled or postponed for various reasons and a further two have deferred to a future time. 

There are still the numbers for the course to proceed so Robin is offering three more places for the cost price of $500 which includes all meals for 6 1/2 days. More details here...

Fantastic Events in 2019

Want to jump into more opportunities to participate in Robin’s offerings?  Here's her ‘Calendar of Events’ - packed full of courses, workshops, presentations and events through the year for you to enjoy! There's also info about Being Woman... Gathering in March, The Joining Gathering in September Plus Crystal Waters EcoVillage Tours and markets.


Crystal Waters Permaculture Village – 30 Years On


A new documentary celebrating the past, present and future of Crystal Waters is just being released. It is possibly the most extensive exploration of an ecovillage in a documentary yet produced… I’d love to hear of other examples.

In 2018, Crystal Waters, a world-first permaculture settlement and wildlife sanctuary, is now 30 years old – located near Maleny, South East Queensland. Given a UN Habitat Award in 1996, Crystal Waters is known worldwide for its permaculture related educational courses. Read more here...

‘Being Woman…’ Gathering in March. A Unique Opportunity for Women

The annual Being Woman… gathering is fast approaching with a juicy theme this year –  Nurturing Your True Nature…..Stepping into our Woman’s Way and the workshops will be centred around this theme.

This year’s gathering again offers a wonderful range of facilitators and workshops for you to discover and explore the divine feminine source inside you in a way that enhances your self-awareness, relationships and life purpose.

There will also be sacred ceremonies to open and close the gathering as well as entertainment on Saturday and Sunday nights. Be true and authentic to who you are and learn to keep your heart open as you celebrate, dance, weave, relax and enjoy the gathering. Robin’s workshop this year will be called – Pathway to Freedom. She’ll also be involved in the Ceremony team again with our Aunties and other wonderful wise women.  More here...

Beautiful Labyrinth and Ceremonies at Woodford Folk Festival

Once again the Sacred Union Labyrinth at Woodford Folk Festival was magnificent and loved and appreciated by thousands of people over the 6 day festival.

Robin and her troupe of 14 instillation artists, 7 Ceremony holders, 8 musicians and performers plus 2 sound technicians and 2 stage managers provided by the festival created the best ever Labyrinth and surrounds, enhanced by powerfully held, exquisite ceremonies with delightful music by The Sacred Union Labyrinth Band.   Read more here...

Social Permaculture Course in May to Support People and Groups to Thrive

Did you know you can design harmonious and effective groups who thrive towards their aims and purpose as a collective? Yep, it’s called Social Permaculture. And this is what Permaculture pioneer Robin Clayfield and social change-agent Erin Young are brewing for the SOCIAL PERMACULTURE WEEKEND on 18 & 19 May at Crystal Waters Permaculture EcoVillage, near Maleny in South East Queensland.


This unique weekend is a rare opportunity to be guided in developing your social design fluency by applying the nature-based principles of permaculture. Using interactive and dynamic experiences, Robin and Erin will share with you insights to regenerative people systems and approaches contributing to happy and healthy humans on the levels of the individual, organisational, and societal.  Read more here...

Recommended Facilitators in ‘Groundwork’ and
‘Graphic Facilitation’
Visiting Queensland


‘Groundwork’ has been developed out of the Art of Hosting framework (aka Art of Participatory Leadership), and specifically focusses on collaboration.

These trainings are being offered in both Brisbane and Canberra in February. These trainings would be fantastic support to Permaculture trainers and organisers, for Permaculture Co-Lab, and any permie projects as well as NVC practitioners and anyone working with community groups and facilitation.

Early bird closes today Fri 11 January. There are some scholarships, and discounts for 3 or more people coming as a group or from an organisation. Fees are negotiable for people who really want to come and learn to apply these trainings, but who cant afford to pay. Visit the website here.

Want to join the Dynamic Groups group calls for patrons?

The next couple of months have more up-skilling and connection in dynamic facilitation and groups!


Q&A sessions explore key themes in dynamic facilitation and groups. Available to all patrons, they are lead by Robin and give us all opportunity to contribute. Sessions are recorded and transcribed for review and further learning.

Upcoming Q&A sessions are:

> 7 February - Effective ways to juggle many projects/aspects of a group or business?

> 4 April - How to create time for intimacy, and family and self care for a busy schedule?

Pop-In Brainstorms provide a space to bring your case studies and current projects to have some group perspective and contribution offered, with key input by Robin.

Join-in to have some 'collective workshopping' of your sessions etc. Available for $10+ patrons.

Upcoming Pop-In Brainstorms are happening on:

> 6 March 
> 14 May

All sessions start at 7pm AEST/Brisbane time.

To take part, join us as a Patreon supporter at

In doing so, you will receive a bunch of other rewards, including discounted courses, for supporting Robin in compiling a deeply empowering book set of Dynamic Facilitation and Training information, tools and techniques.

The first mini book is due out mid 2019!

Patrons will receive call details before the sessions via email.



17th to 22nd February
Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning

6 Day Training at Crystal Waters Permaculture Village. South East Queensland.
Residential Course, Fully catered.
See Robin's website for more information


MARCH 2019

8th to 11th March
Being Woman... Gathering

Camp Warrawee near Joiner, Nth West Brisbane Area.
Robin involved and Facilitating a workshop and part of the Ceremony team for the Opening and Closing Ceremony.
The theme for the gathering is: Nurturing Your True Nature... Stepping into Our Woman's Way! Click to see the website


21st to 24th March
Australian Labyrinth Network Conference and Workshops

Robin Presenting on 'Ceremonial Labyrinths' and 'Ceremony and Ritual Creation'.
Click here to go to the FaceBook page and feel welcome to join

or Click here to go to the Web page for the event and booking.

31st March to 12th April
Crystal Waters PDC

Permaculture Design Course. Robin as guest presenter.
See the info on the website here

APRIL 2019

16th to 20th April
Journey's to Manhood Camp

at The Rock Via Summerset, SE Qld. Rite of Passage for Teenage Boys. Robin working with the Mum's. Run by Powerhouse Programs. 
Click here to see the website

MAY 2019

3rd to 5th May
The Sacred Union Labyrinth

at The Planting Festival
Woodfordia, Queensland
Ceremonies plus Workshops on Split Bamboo and Banana Fibre Weaving to beautiful the Labyrinth

Stay tuned to The Planting Website for New Program and Updates

18th and 19th May
Social Permaculture Course

with Robin and Erin :)
at Crystal Waters Permaculture Village
Here's a link to the web page with more info

JULY 2019

12th, 13th and 14th July
Queensland Garden Expo
Nambour Show Grounds

Robin's stall set up for the three days in the Kitchen Garden Section. 
Here's the link

24th to 26th July
Australasian Facilitators Network Conference
South Brisbane

Possible workshop by Robin


10th and 11th August
Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning Introduction
at Northey Street City Farm

See the event here on FaceBook

or Book here


19th to 22nd September
The Joining Gathering

On Springbrook Mountain, Gold Coast Hinterland, Q'ld  Theme to be announced. Robin and Rob part of the organising circle and deeply involved and  Robin possibly facilitating. 
Click to see the website.


2nd to 5th October
Journey's to Manhood Camp

at The Rock Via Summerset, SE Qld. Rite of Passage for Teenage Boys. Robin working with the Mum's. Run by Powerhouse Programs. 
Click here to see the website.

18th to 20th October
EveryWoman Gathering

at Camp Bornhoffen in Numumbah Valley, Qld
Here's the Website link for the gathering


Crystal Waters Village Markets
First Saturday of each month. 8am to 2pm

(No Dogs or cats please). Robin will set up with her stall in February 2019 and most markets in the early months of 2019.
Visit the Website

  • Creative Facilitation
  • Programming and Session Planning Review and Revamp
  • Group, Business, Project and Event Start Ups and Visioning
  • Permaculture and Social Permaculture Design
  • Self Publishing
  • Life Design
Book with Robin to suit your schedule.  OR, receive a one hour consultancy every three months (among other rewards) if you join Robin on Patreon at the $50 a month reward tier.

Tours of Crystal Waters Permaculture EcoVillage.
Book with Robin for either of several options.

  • 1.5 hour general tour
  • 2.5 hours offering a more extensive personally designed tour that expands on the general tour and can include a special focus on either Building Design, Garden Design, Bamboo Farm and Businesses or Social Permaculture 
  • 20 minute Village Introduction

Online Social Permaculture Workshops
Beginning in 2019 and ongoing through Sustainable Living Guide. See their Website and keep an eye out for Robin's presentations.


Delvin Solkinson's Fantastic New Version of
Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards 
from Dew Permaculture in Canada

Here's the Link for a free download

Plus Delvins' Visionary Permaculture Design latest eNewsletter

Permaculture Australia Membership

Here's the link to join
Australia's Permaculture Magazine

The Change Agency
Click to see latest e-news
They have all kinds of great info and links here.
See their website

'Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning' YouTube Clip: Robin explains the methodology with the Magician jig saw puzzle to help her. Nearly 9000 views.  Watch it Here

Also see one of the Gaiacraft clips recorded in the UK in 2015.
Robin's Dynamic Groups and Creative Facilitation
With thanks to Dana Wilson, Delvin Solkinson and the Gaiacraft/Visionary Permaculture team.

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This is a juicy, interesting and exciting space to share and learn and grow more together in life long learning and dynamic group work.

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