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  • Tent - Bring Your Own – $200.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $230.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $230.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $360.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $340.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $440.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $340.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $580.00
  • (All prices include $100.00 base amount)

** All options include 2 vegetarian meals, 2 yoga classes, and 2 satsangs.

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Permaculture Weekend: Ayurvedic Agroforestry

with Spencer Nielsen

February 8 - 10, 2019

Description

From the context of ecological design for healthy humans and healthy food systems, this workshop will explore the foundations of each Ayurveda and Agroforestry, then utilize Ayurvedic wisdom to learn how to design and tend place-based edible ecosystems.

Using elemental approaches to maximize health and balance, this workshop focus on rejuvenation and explore plants from the dual lenses of Ayurveda and agroforestry that can benefit people and the land.

From the constitution of landscapes to permaculture plant guilds, we will spend our time observing and engaging with the orchard ecosystem.  We will explore pruning through the lens of the gunas as it pertains to plant growth.

Basic plant propagation, including grafting, will also be covered so that students gain skills to create in- ground nurseries of abundance.  The role of Yoga and sattvic living as a whole will be addressed as they pertain to permaculture regenerative agriculture.

Topics covered:

  • – Integrated agroforestry from a permaculture approach, including plant guilds and whole systems design
  • – Elemental perspectives on landscapes
  • – Doshas and their higher forms
  • – Tree selection – with attention to Ayurvedic diet
  • – Gunas as they relate to plant growth
  • – Pruning and grafting fruit trees
  • – Ayurvedic herbal medicine

Daily Schedule

Saturday
6-8am……………. Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am………….. Yoga Class
10am…………….. Brunch
11-1pm…………. Permaculture Theory
2-6pm…………… Permaculture Practice
6pm………………. Dinner
8-10pm…………. Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Sunday
6-8am……………. Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am………….. Yoga Class
10am…………….. Brunch
11-3pm………….. Permaculture Theory & Practice
3pm………………..Departure

Teacher

Spencer Nielsen
Spencer Nielsen is a guide to Nature inside and out, in the wild lands, gardens, and consciousness.  He is a permaculture designer and educator based in Fairfax, California.  He has studied Ecology, Environmental Education, and Eco-Social Design, as well as…
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