First up, just look at what permaculture can entail.


Now that your eyes have feasted on the green, a back story.

Last year, I gained a PDC, a permaculture design certification. I did it at an ashram in the Himalayas while also doing five hours of Iyengar yoga a day for two weeks and despite being so anxious about it that I thought I would die, I thrived. I finished the course happier than I’ve been in years and that’s mainly because I learned to design my life. 

Before I arrived at my course, I thought I knew about permaculture. I knew some of my favourite people in the world practised it and that it involved growing food sustainably. I was stunned at what I didn’t know.

Permaculture is a holistic design science rooted in systems thinking. It is an innovative and practical framework of design principles for creating sustainable environments.What I didn't realise is that these environments can be people-centric and that there is a unmistakable social element to permaculture. Annoyingly, this introvert found it the most fascinating aspect.

I’d like to stop for a second to thank two people. Claudiu Oprea - the kindest and most encouraging teacher, an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the natural world, and a wonderful friend (now) and of course, author Looby McNamara whose book People and Permaculture changed my life. Her book explores ways that permaculture principles can influence relationships and wellbeing and ways you can design your life (or anything!) and create the life you want.

In order to earn your certificate, you need to complete a design project and share it with your class via a final presentation. Most people designed gardens, I designed my relationship with my grandmother in our home using an incredible tool called the design web. It was short lived (RIP nani) but for the time we had together, it worked like magic.


*Claude is teaching a PDC with Kyo Spaces this year in Goa and I highly recommend it to anybody who is interested in  connecting with the earth and/or with themselves. It is in the cutest forest venue, the yoga will keep you centred and the food is delicious.*


Full Permaculture Design Certification with Yoga
PDC with Claude Oprea and daily yoga practise with Lilya Sabatier

October 5 - 18, 2018⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Venue: Khaama Kethna, Agonda, South Goa
Click here for more info or to make your booking.