This is part of the series of monthly Permaculture Weekends.
Come surround yourselves in different scents, while exploring which ones have long been used to benefit meditation, yoga, state of mind, daily lives, and emotional and physical healing. This seminar embraces both the rich, traditional lore and modern science of aromatic plants to heal mind, body & spirit. Aromatic plants that are useful for many functions in permaculture will be reviewed. You'll experience ancient Vedic and Western aromatic products and create your own aromatherapy products in class from a large selection of essential oils and aromatic plants. We'll distill plants in class and visit the ashram's own lavender field to work with healing properties of their lavender oil and hydrosol. You'll go home with products made in class to and knowledge of how to use them (can make more) to enrich the lives of everyone around you.
$12 materials fee applies if you'd like to make your own essential oil blend to bring home.
6-8am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8-10am Karma Yoga
11am-1pm Karma Yoga
2:30 - 3:30pm Karma Yoga
4-6pm Yoga Class
8-9:30pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
Updated schedule coming soon.
There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn and serve.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: The seminar will begin at 7PM on Friday, August 24th. We recommend arriving around 2PM so you can check in to your room and take the 4PM asana class.
Departure: The course will conclude at 9:30pm when Satsang ends.
What to Bring
Durable shoes, loose comfortable clothing, outdoor clothes, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
Books and materials are available in our boutique.
Please register 24 hours in advance to accomodate for meals and workshop space. Registration for the Permaculture Action Day is free. Accomodations cost extra (scroll down to bottom of accomodation page).
- Dorm: $65/night per person
- Double: $85/night per person
- Single: $130/night
- Double: $120/night per person
- Single: $170/night
Deluxe Shanti Cabins
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family
Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%
Aromatherapist Kathi Keville lives surrounded by her herb gardens at Green Medicine Herb School. Her lively, engaging seminars, offered throughout the US and Europe, incorporate her 45 years of extensive research and teaching about essential oils, herbs, Ayurveda, healthy living, wild edible plants, and botanical history. Kathi has written 15 herb books, over 150 magazine articles, and is American Herb Association director.