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  • Tent - Bring Your Own – $170.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $330.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $410.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $550.00
  • (All prices include $70.00 base amount)

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

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Permaculture Weekend: Intro to Permaculture

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

December 14 - 16, 2018

Description

A simple description of permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture uses patterns from nature to design livlihoods that are regenerative rather than destructive. Come learn more about permaculture and how to apply it to your garden, home, and daily life for more abundance, efficiency, and sustainability!

This course will cover the foundations of permaculture, including the 12 principles, 3 ethics, and some basic design applications. It will also include guided nature walks and opportunities to connect with the beautiful ecosystem at the Yoga Farm in an outdoor classroom setting. Participants will gain practical tools that they can apply in their daily lives to rekindle and strengthen their connection and understanding of nature and the divine.

The Yoga Farm is a perfect environment to learn about permaculture.The ethics of permaculture and yoga align with each other, in that they both advocate for respect of all life, non-violence, and non-theft (of the earth and from people).

“Yoga is Permaculture and Permaculture is Yoga Life. Tune to the divinity in Mother Nature and be able to follow her direction daily as a sadhana… This is the formula to attain to the state of ‘”permanent culture ” or residing and attainment in yoga and permanently being in blissful union with the divine mother.” —Swami Sitaramananda

Schedule

Friday
2pm Arrival
4pm Yoga Class
6pm Organic Vegetarian Dinner
7pm Orientation
8pm Satsang: Meditation, Chanting and Lecture

Saturday
6am Satsang
8am Yoga Class
10am Organic Vegetarian Brunch
11am Karma Yoga: Hands-On Gardening
12pm Permaculture Workshop
1:30pm Guided Ecology Hike
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Organic Vegetarian Dinner
8pm Satsang

Sunday
6am Satsang
8am Yoga Class
10am Organic Vegetarian Brunch
11am Karma Yoga: Hands-On Orchard Workshop
1-2:30pm Permaculture Workshop

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn and serve.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: Guests are highly encouraged to arrive before 4PM on Friday so they can check in and enjoy the Yoga class and dinner.
Departure: The course ends on Sunday at 3PM.

What to Bring

Durable hiking shoes, loose comfortable clothing, durable work clothes, notebook and pen, meditation shawl or blanket, flashlight.

Books, snacks and materials are available in our boutique.

Teacher

Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)
Krishna Das teaches and helps coordinate Yoga and Permaculture programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm. He has been studying and practicing both Yoga and Permaculture since 2011. He has a BA in Environmental Studies, Education and Applied Art/Design from Hampshire College. He completed a…
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