Permaculture Design Certification – Part 1

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
  • Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017 (7 days)
  • Tent - Bring Your Own - $900.00 Tent - Ashram Furnished - $990.00 Om Cabin - Shared - $990.00 Om Cabin - Private - $1,380.00 Siva Cabin - Shared - $1,320.00 Siva Cabin - Private - $1,620.00 Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared -…

Description

This course will follow the structure and content of internationally-recognized PDC’s, while adding principles and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. We will look to the roots of permaculture with Bill Mollison and David Holmgren as well as the application and influence it has had around the world.

The daily rhythm will include participation in the ashram’s meditation, chanting, & satsang, as well as pranayama & asana sessions. Two sattvic meals are provided, between which we will cover theory and practice of permaculture. Each day’s theme will include lecture, discussion, activities, and hands-on application to digest the content in a dynamic way. We will use the wild lands, fruit/nut orchards, gardens, and greenhouse as our classroom. The container of the ashram will provide it’s own education – learning to live in harmony with the daily rhythm of the land and the community. Yoga and Ayurveda will be explored in the context of holistic, regenerative living and will also provide frameworks for exploring permaculture in a Vedic way, such as through the five elements.

Course Content

Earth:

Soil Science & Soil Food Web

Fertility management including Composting, Compost tea

Earthworks

Natural Building

Agroforestry and agriculture

Ayurvedic herbalism – growing and using medicinals

Bio-remediation

Carbon sequestration

Land access

Water:

Rainwater harvesting

Grey water design

Irrigation basics

Storing water in the landscape

Aquaculture

Alternative currencies

Fire:

Renewable Energy

Appropriate Technology

Fire ecology

Ayurvedic diet and cooking

Animals in the landscape

Air:

Site Analysis & Self Analysis (Ayurvedic Doshas, constitution)

Reading the landscape

Climatic strategies (Ayurvedic concepts of Desha, land)

Creating and working with microclimates

Mapping and map reading

Ether:

History of Permaculture and it’s roots in traditional cultures worldwide

Permaculture Ethics & Yoga Ethics: Yama & Niyama

Permaculture Principles

Design strategies and Ayurvedic elemental design

Social permaculture

Community organizing and governance

Urban permaculture

International applications & opportunities

Permaculture connection to Yoga, Ayurveda, Vastu, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)

Certification

This is a two week Permaculture Design Course – one week in fall and one in spring. You must attend both to receive your Permaculture Design Certificate.

WEEK ONE (Fall) will focus on the context of permaculture along with it’s foundations of principles and patterns. We will dive into core subjects such as soil, water, plants, and the basics of design. Students are expected to do some work/study in between courses and will present a final design project at the end of second week (in spring) – also a requisite for graduation.

WEEK TWO (Spring) will focus on the wider application of permaculture to various climates, social permaculture and community governance. Infrastructure such as natural building and renewable energy will be taught alongside other “strategies for an alternative nation” (Mollison) such as land access and alternative economics. International and Vedic permaculture/agriculture will be explored as well. We will end with design presentations from students and a graduation ceremony.

Both weeks will include seasonally appropriate work on the farm to experience the rhythms of growing food and medicine.

Schedule

06:00 – 08:00 am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture

08:00 – 10:00 am Permaculture Class

10:00 – 10:45 am Brunch

11:00 – 04:00 pm Permaculture Class

04:00 – 06:00 pm Yoga Class

06:00 – 06:45 pm Dinner

08:00 – 10:00 pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.

Departure: The course will conclude at 3pm on the Final date.

What to Bring

Students will be provided with supplemental reading material in digital form as well as a recommended reading list.

Other: slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.

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  • Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017 (7 days)

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