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Introduction to Permaculture with Yoga

with Francis Osborn & Emilio Gilabert

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28/09/24

TO

05/10/24

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Welcome to Danyadara's Introduction to Permaculture and Yoga retreat experience!


with 
Frances Osborn, Diploma in Applied Permaculture  

and Emilio Gilabert, Farm Manager


Introduction to Permaculture with Yoga

with Franceis Osborn & Emilio Gilabert


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Watch this video about a similar course: our PDC & Eco-building movie shot by the talented BBC filmmaker Michael Reilly here!!


How is our Introduction to Permaculture and Yoga RetreatPDC & Eco-building course special?


Whether you want to boost your well-being or take a wellness break, our retreats provide you with the skills to live a holistic life in harmony with nature., Thisthis unique Introduction to Permaculture course with yogaretreat will teach you how to use permaculture principles to design your own food growing systems and implement different soil regenerationeco-building techniques in small constructions and create an organic vegetable garden while nourishing mind, body and soul in the heart of Andalusia. 


Gain hands-on experience growing food and flowers in a Mediterranean climate following permaculture principles - skills which can be adapted and applied anywhere from an urban garden to a small holding.


Over one transformative week, you will embark on a retreat combining hands-on experience in the garden with classroom time where you will learn how to about vital topics in today's times such as design sustainable systems with particular reference to soil regeneration and growing your own syntropic farming and agroforestry.  


As you learn with us, you will be welcomed into the arms of a supportive yoga community and nourished with a daily yoga session, delicious vegetarian food, dips in the salt water swimming pool, meditation, inspiring discussions, outdoor pursuits, cultural excursions and much more.  

Keep reading below ...



Meet your host - a spectacular world-class yoga retreat centre

Suryalila Retreat Centre is located on the site of an ancient olive oil mill nestled at the foothills of the stunning Sierra de Grazalema National Park voted the Best Yoga Retreat in the Om Yoga Awards 2023. Directed by master yoga teacher Vidya Heisel, Suryalila is listed as one of the ten best retreat centres in the world and has also been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and Travellers Choice Award. 


We, at Danyadara, are the nonprofit sister project of Suryalila, on a mission to fight desertification in Southern Spain through using permaculture principles. Since starting in 2016, we have transformed an arid stretch of land in Andalusia into a green, organic edible landscape by planting a food forest with 5,000 saplings, creating a flourishing vegetable garden, implementing systems to harvest precious water, regenerating an organic olive grove and working with our farm animals to help manage the land and boost soil health. 


We are excited to share our journey with you on our Permaculture and Yoga retreat experience where you will live the magic of joining in a friendly community where all who come here are offered an experience of profound beauty, wholesomeness, well-being, human warmth, respect and care.




Our Intro to Permaculture retreat includes…...


The course itself


Classroom time that will be complemented by practicals and a space for you to do your own designs, so that we can put theory into practice. We will also take you for tours around Danyadarra and Suryalila so you can see how permaculture techniques have been applied in these spaces, as regards soil regeneration, food growing, eco-building, appropriate technologies and more! To compliment your time in the garden and eco-building, you will receive daily classroom we will do time where you will learn the theory behind the practical. 


Gain hands-on experience growing food and flowers in a Mediterranean climate following permaculture principles - skills which can be adapted and applied anywhere from an urban garden to a small holding. and building small constructions with different eco-building techniques


1 cultural excursion/ visit to local eco projects


In addition, if you stay longer, you can enjoy trips to  Enjoy a trip to local beauty spots such as a walk along the El Bosque River, or; a scenic hike up a well preserved Roman road from Ubrique to Benaocaz. or a visit inspiring regenerative projects in the area that make a difference at grassroots level


Daily yoga practices

Through out the course, you will be welcomed into expertly taught Vinyasa and Restorative yoga classes held in Suryalila's beautiful yoga shalas and spaces. 


World-class vegetarian food

Enjoy delicious and nutritious organic vegetarian buffets a day lovingly prepared with seasonable produce, many of which are harvestedis them harvested from our own the garden, as well as access to a selection of fresh fruits and beverages. 


Great community spirit

Feel supported, nurtured and inspired within the arms of our creative, positive and international community where freedom of expression and respect for others are actively encouraged and held in the utp most regard.


Trips out

In addition, if you stay longer, you can enjoy trips to  local beauty spots such as a walk along the El Bosque River, or; a scenic hike up a well preserved Roman road from Ubrique to Benaocaz. 




Highlights:

  • Introduction to Permaculture and Yoga Retreat with experienced hosts, Frances Osborn and Emilio Gilabert.

  • Located at Suryalila Retreat Centre, a world-class yoga destination nestled in the Sierra de Grazalema National Park.

  • Hands-on experience in permaculture principles and techniques, including food growing, soil regeneration, and eco-building.

  • Classroom sessions supplemented with practical activities and tours of Danyadara and Suryalila to witness permaculture techniques in action.

  • Daily yoga sessions taught by expert instructors in Vinyasa and Restorative yoga.

  • Delicious and nutritious organic vegetarian meals prepared with seasonal produce, some harvested from the retreat's own garden.

  • Cultural excursions and visits to local eco projects to enrich the learning experience.

  • Immersion in a supportive and nurturing community with a focus on holistic well-being and sustainability.



Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of Permaculture Principles: Gain knowledge of permaculture ethics, design frameworks, and techniques for sustainable living.

  • Practical Skills: Acquire hands-on experience in growing food and flowers, implementing soil regeneration techniques, and eco-building practices.

  • Application Across Environments: Learn how permaculture principles can be adapted and applied in various settings, from urban gardens to small holdings.

  • Yoga and Mind-Body Connection: Explore the connection between yoga practice and holistic well-being, integrating physical movement with mindfulness.

  • Environmental Awareness: Develop an appreciation for sustainable living practices and their impact on the environment.

  • Community Engagement: Participate in a supportive community environment, fostering collaboration, creativity, and mutual respect.

  • Cultural Enrichment: Experience cultural excursions and visits to local eco projects, gaining insights into sustainable initiatives at grassroots levels.

  • Personal Growth: Reflect on personal values and goals, cultivating a deeper connection with oneself and the natural world.

Dates

Program (This is subject to change)

Saturday Day 0

Sunday Day 1

Monday Day 2

Tuesday Day 3

Wednesday Day 4

Thursday Day 5

Friday Day 6

Saturday Day 7

MORNING YOGA

8:00


MORNING YOGA


BREAKFAST

9:30


BREAKFAST


Adriana

Frances/Adriana

Carlets

Adriana

Frances/Adriana

Adriana

Adriana

MORNING CIRCLE

10:15


How are we today? + energizer + what did we learn yesterday?

Departures

CLASSES

10:45


Presentations; Group culture; Expectations; ... Frances


Permaculture ethics / flower Frances

Tour Danyadara: Alt technologies / Bioclimatic houses / Natural building Emilio and Frances

Practical: techniques for soil regeneration Emilio and Frances

Zone / Sector analysis Frances

Design time Frances

BREAK

12:00


BREAK

CLASSES

12:15


What is Permaculture? Short history Frances

Techniques of obs /Ecological Principles Frances

Tour Danyadara: Alt technologies / Bioclimatic houses / Natural building Emilio and Frances

Practical: techniques for soil regeneration Emilio and Frances

Functions -Systems- Elements analysis / Group formation Frances

Mini designs presentations

LUNCH

13:30-16:00


LUNCH

PRACTICAL

16:00


Tour Suryalila Emilio and Frances

Permaculture principles Frances

Identification of plant families / gardening strategies Frances

Permaculture design frameworks / survey stageFrances

Basic mapping Frances

What next? + course evaluation Frances


BREAK

17:15


BREAK


PRACTICAL / YOGA

17:30


YOGA

Practical Gardening Emilio and Frances

YOGA

Design time Frances

YOGA



Frances

Adriana/ Frances

Carles

Carlets, Frances, Adriana

Carles

Adriana, Frances, Jeroen

Jeroen

DINNER

19:00


DINNER





Night activities!! Optional, creative, improvised, everyone welcome to organise something...



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