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Press Release Category Science - Agriculture - Sivananda Yoga Ranch Release Date: July 15, 2013

Ground-breaking Permaculture Design Course Integrates Yoga and Sustainable Living

By Sivananda Yoga Ranch
July 15, 2013
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Unique Permaculture design certification course with yoga immersion teaching both practical hands on techniques for sustainability, food, water and energy security and the social tools to actualize one's sustainability ideal in the community.

PR9.NET July 15, 2013 - Woodbourne, NY – Interested in learning how to live in peace and harmony in our relationships and with our environment? Want to understand how to add resiliency, beauty and abundance to your garden, home or community? Ever wondered about the connection between your personal well-being and the social and ecological health of the world around us? Register NOW for the 3-week Permaculture Design Course presented by Permaculture pioneers, Julia & Charles Yelton and Senior Yoga Teacher, Swami Ambikananda, at Sivananda Yoga Ranch in the Catskill Mountains, August 9 - 25, 2013.

The Permaculture Design course integrates the practical, sustainable living skills of permaculture and yoga. Students will learn how to observe and interact with the patterns and rhythms of nature to create beautiful, abundant and resilient gardens, homes and communities. Students will be taught how to observe and interact with the mind and body to cultivate radiant health, joy, peace of mind and deep empowerment within. Together, permaculture and yoga's holistic solutions will enable students to begin to live in peace and harmony with our environment and all of our relationships, while at the same time addressing the world's most pressing issues with clarity and creativity.

The Permaculture Design course includes:

• Instruction from Permaculture pioneers with international and regional experience
• Significant hands-on project components on 77 acres of hilly meadow and wooded land and field trips around the Catskills region
• Daily yoga, meditation and kirtan in a unique ashram setting
• Organic vegetarian meals
• 110+ hours of instruction
• Upon completion of program, receipt of Permaculture Design Certificate from

Humustacia Permaculture

Tuition: $900.00 plus accommodations
Please call our registration office at (845) 436-6492 to learn about our group rates and reserve your space. More information about the Permaculture Design course can be found by clicking HERE or watching this VIDEO.

About Charles and Julia Yelton: Julia and Charles Yelton have been traveling, teaching and living permaculture for the last 19 years. Julia is a master gardener and skilled landscape designer with a background in architectural ceramics. Charles teaches design engineering and management skills.

Both studied and practiced permaculture at Crystal Waters Permaculture Village in Queensland, Australia for 3 1/2 years and served on the faculty of the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture of Nepal before starting to teach around the world. Together, they have taught, designed, and implemented numerous regenerative whole living systems in India, Bali, Ireland, Guatemala, France, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, UK, Scotland, Wales, and Canada.

In the US, after spending a year designing an eco-village in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, the Yeltons established an affordable, sustainable, energy-efficient demonstration home and four-season gardens at the Sustainable Living Center at Humustacia Gardens in Whitefield, ME. Their education programs soon earned college-accreditation through the the University of Maine (U-Me) and University of New Hampshire. In 2007, they spearheaded the U-Me initiative to green the campus and were named Still Water Research Fellows in 2007 and 2008. From 2008 to 2009, they were the first Co-Directors of Permaculture Education at the Newforest Institute in Brooks, ME, where they established overall site designs and numerous workshops and courses, including timber-earth "Hobbit House" construction.

Julia and Charles strive to 'teach by doing' and are committed to establishing demonstration sites so that people can experience first-hand the benefits of holistic ecological design. They emphasize hands-on experience in their teaching and also incorporate spirituality and cosmology as an integral part of their courses.
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About Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Sivananda Yoga Ranch is a Yoga ashram in the heart of the Catskill Mountains of new york offering yoga vacations, workshops, meals and classes and courses in environmental sustainability.

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