Yoga and Permaculture PDC, Agonda, South Goa, October 5-18, 2018

Course details:

Join us for an transformational and educational 12 day retreat where we will combine yoga and movement therapy with immersive learning from the permaculture design certificate to heal ourselves, the environment and our communities.

With Claudiu Oprea 

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
Urban Permaculture
The design process
Green technologies
Community development strategies and urban regeneration.

PDC Lead by 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 .

Yoga lead by Lilya

After working a high profile job in the corporate world in her early 20’s, a few years ago, Lilya’s life took a completely different turn. Now she’s chosen to accompany people on their inner transformative journey through personalized coaching and yoga.
A melting pot of cultures herself, Lilya has always loved to combine different tools, techniques and knowledge to offer a 360° approach in whatever she does. She currently teaches private & group classes in Mumbai and supports souls worldwide through coaching. She combines hatha yoga with other tools & techniques acquired over the last 15 years to facilitate her students growth. She loves nature, travel, animals, good food, good music, authenticity, kindness, kids, growth, the ocean and adventures.
What to Expect from a PDC?
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course material was originally developed by Bill Mollison, co-founder of permaculture, to teach the principles and foundations of sustainable design.

You’ll receive 72 hours of instruction, in addition to self-study, hands-on projects and site visits to neighbouring permaculture sites. Adapted to a wide variety of learning styles, the coursework will be presented via lectures, multimedia, group discussion, individual and group exercises and projects. Local permaculturists and pioneers in their field will be invited as guest tutors.

The course culminates with a design project where students can choose from real life assignments including one relevant to the site of the workshop or create designs of their choice as individuals or in teams. They must then present their designs to the class and other relevant attendees.

Students must attend all lectures and successfully complete the design project in order to gain the certification.

For all relevant details for the course please click here.
To book your place and further info please contact Meghna Kapoor at