WE ARE TAKING NAMES NOW FOR THE 2018 PERMACULTURE DESIGN & YOGA COURSE. THIS WILL BE HELD IN OCT/NOV NEXT YEAR - DATES TO BE CONFIRMED SOON
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO BE ASSURED OF A PLACE


The Permaculture design concept is an abundant, integrated and practical method of developing the external ecosystem. Yoga is the inner ecology of living consciously, spiritually, and harmoniously in the world. Both concepts complement each other and blend together to develop a sustainable lifestyle within one’s inner self and the outer environment.

This course is the standard residential International Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, taught in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project. Yoga, deep relaxation and meditation sessions will be woven into the daily schedule bringing you a unique course combining inner ecology (yoga) with the outer ecology (Permaculture).

This 19 day course includes practical skill building activities, mini-design exercises, and visits to inspirational properties that demonstrate Permaculture in practice. It takes place in an intentional eco yoga community and incorporates the exploration of Deep Ecology (with Inna Alex), the connection to nature and element themed yoga practices aimed at enhancing personal sustainability that extends out into the wider community.

Upon completion, a Permaculture Design Certificate will be issued by The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa.

The Permaculture Course Program broadly covers:

• Permaculture ethics, design principles and implementation
• Organic growing methods (vegie gardens, herbs, fruit)
• Rural land management (orchards, pastures, trees, water systems)
• Integrated animal systems
• Water harvesting & storage, grey-water & ‘waste’ recycling,
• Ecological building
• Renewable energy systems
• Suburban-scale design.

The Yoga Program includes:

• Hatha Yoga
• Chanting
• Yoga Nidra- deep relaxation for inner sustainability
• Guided meditation
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic Fire Ceremony to honour the elements)
• Times of silence

Course Location:
Anahata Yoga Retreat is located in a spectacular natural environment, near the Abel Tasman National Park in Golden Bay. Permaculture design certificate courses were among the first offerings at Anahata with the permaculture concepts being integral to its development. Anahata runs on solar power, has four different examples of straw bale and earth buildings, an extensive natural waste water system, organic gardens and orchards. As a work in progress, all who come contribute to the continuing development of this sacred space, whilst learning valuable life skills for the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and society as a whole.

Program Tutors:

Robina McCurdy is the founder of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, co-founder of Tui Land Trust & Community in Golden Bay, NZ and pioneer of the S.E.E.D (Schools Environmental Education & Development) programme in South Africa and Brazil and has been engaged in community development, organic growing, permaculture design and tutoring on a global scale for the past 25 years. To hear more about the course and her personal connection to Permaculture read our latest interview with Robina.

Inna Alex is a trained Environmental Planner and Landscape Architect. Living at Tui Community, she aims to integrate her Permaculture knowledge by co-ordinating and co-teaching some of Earthcare’s Permaculture Education Programmes, living actively in intentional community, teaching yoga and tending the garden. Inna's main focus in teaching on the PDC is Deep Ecology, as she is passionate about facilitating access to and sustenance of our internal motivation and capacities to heal our world.

Registrations for the 2018 course will be on a “first come” basis. Applications are now open to NZ and overseas participants.


Investment:
Full Price - NZ$ 2,350 (shared accommodation)
Full Camping Price - NZ$ 2,200
Super Earlybird discount if booked and paid 60 days before event start - less $250 - apply coupon SEBPERM250
Earlybird discount if booked and paid 30 days before event start - less $150 - apply coupon EBPERM150

Limited private accommodation available (extra charge).
The cost includes registration, tuition, field trips, course materials, vegetarian food, accommodation, yoga classes & practices.


Enquiries and Enrolment: Anahata Yoga Retreat
Website: www.anahata-retreat.org.nz
Email: yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz
Phone: 03) 525 9887