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The New York Permaculture Meetup Message Board Archive: All posts before 11/18/2012 › 3-Week Permaculture Certification and Yoga Immersion / Aug 9 - 30, 2009

3-Week Permaculture Certification and Yoga Immersion / Aug 9 - 30, 2009 10% OFF for supporting a great non-profit!

Monica I.
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New York, NY

with daily Yoga and meditation practice at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, NY

with Julia and Charles Yelton, Michael Judd, and guests

Learn practical skills for cultivating peace of mind and living sustainably.

Observe and learn to work with patterns in nature from a place of balance and center.

Integrate self-care and Earthcare.

'Yoga' means 'union.' While Yoga practice unites individual consciousness with Universal Consciousness, Permaculture integrates humanity with nature. It is a fast-growing world-wide movement that offers a whole-systems perspective and practical solutions to major ecological and social justice challenges. Both approaches ask us to observe and interact with the world consciously and with care.

Topics covered in the internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certification curriculum include: Permaculture design ethics and principles; soils, composting and soil rehabilitation; water conservation, storage and grey-water systems; food systems, four-season gardening, edible food forestry; alternative energy systems and building techniques; mapping, topography, property design, project management, and more.

Program Highlights

* World-class permaculture teachers with both regional and international experience

* Yoga immersion in a unique ashram setting

* Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Kirtan

* Organic Vegetarian Meals

* 120+ hrs of permaculture instruction

* Significant Hands-on Project components

* Beautiful 77-acre site in the Catskill Mountains

All are welcome! - No experience with permaculture or yoga is necessary.

Primary instructors Julia and Charles Yelton have been traveling, teaching and living Permaculture for the last 18 years. They have developed and implemented numerous affordable and sustainable development projects around the world and were named Still Water Research Fellows by the University of Maine, Orono in 2007and 2008, among many other accomplishments. They continue to teach and design Permaculture systems worldwide and are Co-Directors of the Permaculture Education Center at the New Forest Institute in Brooks, Maine and founders of the International Sustainable Living Center at in Caccamo, Sicily (Italy).

COURSE FEES (for 3 week intensive) :

$1800 including tuition and accommodations.

Accommodations include: yoga and meditation instruction daily, delicious organic vegetarian meals, tent camping with access to bathrooms/showers (you bring the tent), access to the land, trails, and Russian-style wood-burning sauna. *Additional fees apply for indoor lodging.

GET 10% OFF course fees - for supporting a yoga or permaculture non-profit with an annual membership!

* Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers
* Green Yoga Association
* Green Phoenix Permaculture


Call Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch at 845-436-6492, email or visit us on the web.

See inspiring videos and articles about 'Permaculture and Yoga' here!

View the gallery for the Yeltons' current work at Newforest Institute.

Please register by August 4, 2009


ALSO _ SAVE THE DATES! AUG 29/30 folks are invited join the Yeltons, Michael Judd, and the PDC students for design presentations and festivities. AUG 22 - folks are invited to join in for free instruction and to lend a hand for various hands-on projects around the site, including earthbag construction and other, TBD. Contact if you're interested. All are welcome to participate, at no cost, and stay for yoga class and satsang. We ask that you cover the cost of food and lodging if you join us for meals or stay overnight.
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