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Social Permaculture & Community Building Weekend || WORKSHOP
January 12 @ 6:30 pm - January 14 @ 1:00 pm
Social Permaculture & Community Building
Weekend Workshop at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14, 2018
Taught by Ryan Rising, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)
As part of Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm’s series of monthly permaculture weekends, Ryan Rising of Permaculture Action Network will be teaching sessions on social permaculture and community building alongside meditation, yoga, and further workshops taught by Swami Jnaneswariananda and Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das).
Permaculture lays out a path for how we can approach our world under the current socio-political and economic climate to re-integrate ourselves into the ecological web of life and cultivate relationships of mutual aid and reciprocity with one another. Sometimes the most direct way to challenge and alter the dominant systems that shape our lives is to directly approach how we create what we need and how we take care of one another.
This workshop will look beyond the ways we grow our food, access water, build shelter, and tend to ecology to see how permaculture can also guide us in relating with one another and building community as we reclaim our lives and translate personal healing into collective healing.
We’ll start with an introduction to permaculture design methods for reweaving ourselves into the natural world symbiotically, and move toward applying the principles of permaculture communities, relationships, and the social realm. We’ll explore how we make decisions together as well as methods for conflict resolution and restorative justice. We’ll also look at alternative economies, placemaking, and collaborative group dynamics for liberatory communities.
Friday Afternoon: Registration and Arrival
7:00pm Orientation welcome
8:00pm Satsang: guided silent meditation, chanting and lecture
06:00am Morning Satsang
08:00am Yoga class
11:00am Workshop: Intro/Refresher on Permaculture Design, Ethics, Principles, Framework
12:00pm Workshop: Applying the Permaculture Principles to People & Communities
01:30pm Workshop: Asset Mapping Activity
02:00pm Workshop: Alternative Economies
02:30pm Workshop: Collaborative Group Dynamics, Power & Decision Making
4:00pm Yoga Class
8:00pm Evening Satsang
06:00am Morning Satsang
08:00am Yoga Class
11:00am Karma Yoga
12:00pm Workshop: The Yoga of Social Permaculture
01:00pm – 02:00pm Workshop: Building Spiritual Community