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Yoga and permaculture

Friday, September 16  Friday, September 23

Themed course: Yoga and permaculture

16 September – 23 September 2022

Arrival: afternoon, Friday 16 September
Departure: 2pm, Friday 23 September

Taught by:

Sankara and Gopala


Rates for 7 nights all included => tent space 590 €, shared room (3 to 5 people) 630 €, double room 730 €, double room with bathroom 800 €, single room 800 €, single room with bathroom 895 €

Minimum stay: 7 nights

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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 does permaculture respond to the climate and ecosystem challenge of our time?
  • Day 2: Soil and fertility, the great mechanisms of life
  • 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 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
  • Sowing (direct and in nursery), transplanting, planting
  • Weeding, mulching, 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
  • Harvesting

Typical day:

  • 6am: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture or walk (satsang)
  • 8am: Asanas and pranayama
  • 10am: Vegetarian lunch
  • 10:45am: Karma Yoga (one hour service in the Ashram)
  • noon – 1:30pm: Permaculture Keynote Lecture
  • 2pm -5:30pm: Practical workshop
  • 6pm: Vegetarian dinner
  • 8pm: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture or walk (satsang)

This course will be taught only in French

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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 the permaculture farms of tomorrow. He is also a practitioner and teacher of Yoga. Sankara is a passionate person who shares his knowledge with joy and simplicity.

Gopala | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France


Gopala is a Sivananda Yoga teacher. He has been responsible for the permaculture project at the ashram for the past three years.


Friday, September 16
Friday, September 23
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Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
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