About Us

The Regenesis Institute for Regenerative Practice offers education and support systems for practitioners of regenerative development. Our global community is working together to become increasingly effective agents for transforming the way humans inhabit the earth.

The Regenesis Approach

Our education programs are grounded in the Regenesis approach to regenerative development, a holistic living-systems methodology for bringing communities back into life-giving alignment with the natural world.

The Regenesis approach has been honed over nearly three decades of cutting-edge work, spanning hundreds of projects around the world across a range of disciplines. You can find stories and case studies of our work at the website of our sister organization Regenesis Group, as well as in our book.

Alongside the work of delivering our programs, Regenesis has produced a comprehensive body of published work that has consistently served as a leading-edge source of vision and wisdom on the rapidly emerging field of regenerative development. As an early thought leader in the regenerative space, our work has been sourced by a rich lineage of groundbreaking thinkers who have worked to translate a living-systems understanding of the world into practical application. You can explore a selection of our published work and find a bibliography of the thinkers that have inspired us on our Resources page.

Our practitioners are members of a vibrant “community of communities,” with over 1000 practitioners in 40+ countries, all working to apply regenerative development in their unique places.


Practitioners in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022.

Practitioners in Lisbon, Portugal, 2023.

Practitioners in Aoteoaroa (New Zealand), 2019.

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Our alumni network, which we call The Regenerates, are stewarding the emergence of communities of regenerative practitioners around the world. These practioners are applying this work in fields as diverse as: 

  • Community development
  • Urban planning, architecture, and the built environment
  • Systems science and complexity science
  • Climate change resiliency, mitigation, and adaptation
  • Economic development and regenerative investing
  • Social justice and systems change
  • Decolonization and indigenous sovereignty
  • Regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, and agroecology
  • Restoration ecology and regenerative land stewardship
  • Regenerative tourism

…and beyond. We invite you to step onto the path with us through The Regenerative Practitioner Series, or to explore our resource library.

Photos above courtesy of Avery Hardy, Josine Bakkes, and Caroline Robinson.