Fem/ Gift Biz Model
Together, we create the world we want to live into.
The VILLAGE @LOLA Community is at the intersection of:
community-care, living intuitively, racial justice & holistic well-being.
On the path of healing and wholeness for our world,
We aspire to:
orient towards gratitude & nourishment.
normalize emotional fluctuations,
align with cycles and rhythms of life,
cultivate a relationship with our own inner guidance &
attune to embodiment and integration practices.
We honor and celebrate earth-based wisdom rituals & traditions.
We learn evidence-based lifestyle wellness practices to elevate humanity, liberation and awakening for all.
We do this through the podcast, live and online in circles, retreats, gatherings, conversations and study.
We are unapologetic about naming the interconnectedness between loving the earth, dismantling white supremacy and dreaming a world of collaborative, expansive leadership in our homes and in our hearts for a brighter future.
Yes, it’s a big vision.
In order for us to break down the privilege that has been inherent in white- wellness
communities, we dismantle the high priced pay walls and we create a community of support based on a model of care and responsibility for self- and the whole.
The LOLA Community is a community-care based organization, this means our primary objective IS to attend to and attune to the members of our community. Anyone who is on our email list or in our social network, are considered “ members of our community” and if you want to be removed, please unsubscribe or remove yourself!
No hard feelings, in fact, it makes the energy of the community stronger to only have people who truly feel called to be with us.
We offer circles, workshops and sessions that align to what is arising in the community and in the world. We won’t stick to one method or subscribe to one model of healing, life- hacks or spirituality b/c we are all always growing, evolving and changing and that dynamic shifting IS the sign of a healthy community and relationship.
There are many ways to contribute and show your investment in our community:
- Become a monthly member here suggested rate is $33 a month but other ( more or less) is also an option.
- Contribute to specific circles or sessions or the podcast on a sliding scale model using the suggested donation as a guide. Please self- advocate if you need to financially invest a different amount. You can make payments at PayPal.me/lilomm OR Venmo @lolacommunity
- Make donations quarterly or seasonally as you are able to, again using the Venmo, PayPal, or email, email@example.com for another method.
- Invite people to the community to build our member base, and to invite in others who may benefit.
- Become a LOLA Leader and support behind the scenes with tech, content, offer a class or workshop, or admin support.
Just to be clear, “pay what you can” is not free. Our community does not have one way for you to invest. We have created many ways for you to invest.
Our model is an invitation to give what feels right for the value you’ve received and/or the support you want to give us to keep this community alive and thriving since we all know Zoom and the other technologies to keep us going cost money!
We invite you to make contributions for our offerings, at any time, if you get something out of what we have shared, if it was meaningful to you.
Yes, that means you have to integrate, go within and flip the model of “ I’ll only show up for myself when I pay a lot of money” which we think is B.S.
*** Resources below on all the people who shared their own models and language on this.*****
This model requires deep trust of us all. You have to trust that we mean what we say. We have to trust that if what we share is valuable, you will contribute in some way.
There are no shoulds on pricing or payments.
Radical responsibility, autonomy and self- guidance are the name of the game.
Yes, we are asking you to dream a model of payment and investment that is very rare in our current world.
We love to be forward thinking.
Another Key Element: It’s essential to learn how to ask for help if you need it!
If the content is overwhelming, reach out to an ambassador or Pleasance.
If you long for a deeper study on a topic, reach out and ask for it!
If you are questioning something that comes us- ask for clarification.
Want some private counseling sessions but not able to afford it right now and perhaps you need a long term payment plan? Ask for it!
We are a community full of questions and by learning to ask for help we become a place where support is the norm. We adjust and attune as we all step in and step up for what we want to create together and that requires creative problem solving and solutions. We learn how to have courageous conversations, radical self- advocacy and communication.
THIS is how we slowly begin to ease the weight of the world that is so often sitting on our individual shoulders causing stress, overwhelm, isolation and dis-ease.
We were not meant to do this alone.
Please note: this model of pricing does not make sense for every economy or every situation. We believe this community should be available to all humans who feel the call to join us. We do not believe in shaming economic challenges, excluding groups or using manipulative or scarcity marketing tactics to “ get you to buy something.”
We are inspired by:
PHEW- that’s a lot.
LOVE. TO YOU.