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Yoga and permaculture

Friday, April 19  Friday, April 26

Certificate course: Yoga and permaculture

19 April – 26 April 2024

Arrival: 3pm, Friday 19 April
Departure: 5pm, Friday 26 April


Sankara (Frédéric Sauvadet) and Bhaskara


Rates for seven nights all included => camper van €640, shared room (three to six beds) €662, double room €767, single room €840, single room with bathroom €940

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Yoga and permaculture | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France

This course will allow you to dive into the heart of yogic life while learning about permaculture. You will discover the fascinating world of permaculture through theory, observation of the environment and practice on the ashram’s micro-farm.

Topics of the lectures:

  • Day 1: Introduction to permaculture – history of agriculture – how permaculture responds to the climate and ecosystem challenge of our time
  • Day 2: Soil and fertility, the great mechanisms of the living
  • Day 3: Ecosystem services and biodiversity
  • Day 4: Permaculture design. How to adapt your living space to your dream: resilience, production, respect for the living, drudgery, economy of means – circular economy
  • Day 5: Types of gardens (including the greenhouse), choice, method of implementation, the place of the tree
  • Day 6: How permaculture fits into our sadhana (practice of yoga), human permaculture, permaculture and business
  • Day 7: Time for exchange and integration, to clarify certain points and consolidate knowledge

Practical activities:

  • Visit and presentation of the farm
  • Preparation and maintenance of permanent beds
  • Everything to know about sowing (direct and in nursery), transplanting, planting
  • Weeding and mulching of crops and foot passes
  • Learning of technical gestures, use of specific tools dedicated to market gardening on living soil without using fossil fuels
  • Watering and presentation of the irrigation systems present on the farm
  • Organisation of a production greenhouse
  • Harvesting

Thought in French only, no translation into English.

With certificat of participation.

Daily schedule:

  • 6am: Satsang (group meditation, kirtan and mantra chanting, short lecture)
  • 8am: Yoga class
  • 10am: Brunch (lacto vegetarian / sattvic diet)
  • 10:45am: One-hour karma yoga (selfless service)
  • noon – 1.30pm: Main lecture on permaculture
  • 2pm – 5:30pm: Practical workshops
  • 6pm: Dinner (lacto vegetarian / sattvic diet)
  • 8pm: Satsang (group meditation, kirtan and mantra chanting, short lecture)

This daily schedule can be subject to changes to accommodate the specificities of the week.

If you would like to join the yoga vacation programme, please click here.

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Sankara | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France

Sankara (Frédéric Sauvadet)

Sankara is a permaculture designer. He trained with Charles and Perrine Herve-Gruyer at the Bec Hellouin farm. He now intervenes throughout France to train and accompany tomorrow’s permaculture farms. He is also a practitioner and teacher of yoga. Sankara is passionate about the living and shares his knowledge with joy and simplicity. More information: frederic-sauvadet.com


After several years of working on agro-ecological farms in France and abroad, Bhaskara took over the responsibility for the ashram’s farm from Gopala. Bhaskara’s vocation is to transmit and share to bring more autonomy in agricultural practices and to develop our bond with the living.


Friday, April 19
Friday, April 26
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