This retreat merges the ancient Eastern philosophy of Yoga with the holistic Western design science of Permaculture. Both disciplines speak a similar language and stem from a deep care for humans and the earth.
The location is a one-of-a-kind eco village in Agonda, South Goa, sought out to reflect the ethos of our holistic retreats. It is a hidden secret completely off the beaten path, set in the tropical jungle in verdant, tranquil south Goa. The venue encourages communion with nature and serves as the perfect backdrop for learning and living close to the earth.
Obtain an internationally recognised PDC certificate (Permaculture Design Course certificate)
Yoga twice a day in the forest shala
Charming accomodation nestled in the lap of nature
Nourishing plant-based meals
An offsite adventure to learn how permaculture is applied.
***Tenting options available
Permaculture Subjects include:
Permaculture ethics and principles, design methods
Patterns in humans and nature
Sector analysis and zoning, with a focus on zone 00 (the self)
Soil ecology, organic soil building, mulches and compost
Water harvesting, storing and conserving, earthworks and aquaculture
Trees and forest ecosystems
The design process
Community development strategies and urban regeneration.
PDC Lead – Claudiu Oprea
Claudiu is fully committed to contributing towards the protection and renewal of all life. Through his work, Claudiu hopes to ignite a passion in others to establish a more connected and loving relationship with the Earth – one that is founded in reverence, respect and co-operation. Claudiu has been in India since 2016 setting up land and food growing projects in Goa, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh, volunteering, teaching the permaculture design certificate (PDC) course and assisting Robyn Francis, Rico Zook, Govinda Sharma, Narsana Koppula, Jude Hobbs, Clea Chandmal and Starhawk (some of the world’s best permaculture tutors) at the extended PDC part of the IPC (International Permaculture Convergence) held at Polam Farm in Hyderabad, in November and December 2017 .
Sharanya Narayanan will lead the Yoga
Sharanya is a yoga teacher, dancer and movement therapist.
Her introduction to yoga began over a decade ago when she started training in Rope Mallakhamb – a traditional Indian rural sport involving the practice of Asanas from a suspended rope. She has since then strengthened her yoga roots under the guidance of Senior Iyengar practitioners and teachers.
As a Mallakhamb artist, dancer and yoga teacher, Sharanya has had the opportunity to train and work with some of the best names in both Bollywood and Hollywood. The most rewarding part of her job is being able to travel the world and share her passion for the movement arts.