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Yoga & Permaculture Design Course

Yoga & Permaculture Design Course


  • Sat 28 Sep, 9:00am – 8:30pm
  • Sun 29 Sep, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Mon 30 Sep, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Tue 1 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Wed 2 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Thu 3 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Fri 4 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Sat 5 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Sun 6 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Mon 7 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Tue 8 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Wed 9 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Thu 10 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Fri 11 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Sat 12 Oct, 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Sun 13 Oct, 7:00am – 11:00am
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Anahata Yoga Retreat, 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard Price (Shared Accommodation): $2,499.00
  • Standard Price (Camping): $2,339.00
  • Buy Tickets – 03 525 9887

Combining Outer Ecology (Permaculture) with Inner Ecology (Yoga).

‘Permaculture’ is an integrated land use design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household to eco-nation to global restoration. We combine this amazing course with an intimate introduction to a yogic lifestyle.

The Permaculture design concept is an abundant, integrated and practical method of developing the external ecosystem. Yoga is the inner ecology of living consciously, spiritually, and harmoniously in the world. Both concepts complement each other and blend together to develop a sustainable lifestyle within one’s inner self and the outer environment.

This course is the standard residential International Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, taught in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project.

Yoga, deep relaxation and meditation sessions will be woven into the daily schedule bringing you a unique course combining inner ecology (yoga) with the outer ecology (Permaculture).

This 16 day course includes practical skill building activities, mini-design exercises, and visits to inspirational properties that demonstrate Permaculture in practice.

It takes place in an intentional eco yoga community and incorporates the exploration of ”Deep Ecology”, the connection to nature and element themed yoga practices aimed at enhancing personal sustainability that extends out into the wider community.

Upon completion, a Permaculture Design Certificate will be issued by the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa.

Course location:
Anahata Yoga Retreat is located in a spectacular natural environment, near the Abel Tasman National Park in Golden Bay. Permaculture design certificate courses were among the first offerings at Anahata with the permaculture concepts being integral to its development.

Anahata runs on solar power, has four different examples of straw bale and earth buildings, an extensive natural waste water system, organic gardens and orchards.

As a work in progress, all who come contribute to the continuing development of this sacred space, whilst learning valuable life skills for the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and society as a whole.

The Retreat Programme includes 16 nights, shared accommodation with meals and all retreat inclusions.

The Permaculture Course Program covers:
- Permaculture ethics, design principles and implementation
- Organic growing methods (vegie gardens, herbs, fruit)
- Rural land management (orchards, pastures, trees, water systems)
- Integrated animal systems
- Water harvesting & storage, grey-water & ‘waste’ recycling,
- Ecological building
- Renewable energy systems
- Social Permaculture / Invisible Structures
- Permaculture Design Process
- Deep Ecology

The Yoga Program includes:
- Hatha Yoga
- Mantra Meditation
- Yoga Nidra- deep relaxation for inner sustainability
- Guided meditation
- Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
- Havan (ancient Vedic Fire Ceremony to honour the elements)
- Times of silence

Please see our website for Full Retreat details including our Super Early Bird & Early Bird Pricing.

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