In this modern civilized world, we will find many unprecedented problems and challenges such as the environmental degradation, climate change, lack of food sovereignty and many more. The reasons behind these challenges are the unsustainable use of finite resources and the western way of living along with unsustainable farming practices. If we want to overcome the challenges, we have to embrace Permaculture practices in our life. This is the practical answer if our goal is to become more sustainable.
In recent years, in the landscaping world, Permaculture has become a big buzzword. Coined by Aussie farmer Bill Mollison in the 70s, Permaculture depicts a collection of practices and concepts that allow us to live sustainably and practically. Permaculture is based on three ethics- (Care of the Earth, Care for People and Fair Share). By adopting these ethics and applying these principles in our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers.
To follow the Permaculture life, you don’t need to be an expert in every possible area or nor do you have to learn every skill possible. If you join a Permacultural course, you will learn how to create meaningful connections, be it cycling nutrients through your garden or cycling resources through your community.
Derived from ‘permanent agriculture’ and ‘permanent culture’, Peraculture means stability and the practice of living lightly on the planet and sustaining human activities in harmony with nature. Permaculture is yoga for the land, as yoga is permaculture for the body. Yoga is a complete discipline to keep a mind body alignment and to discover the true nature hidden in our own self. If you want to enjoy a Yoga retreat as well as know about the Permaculture practice, you can take the Permaculture and Yoga Program (PYP) offered by Rancho Delicioso, an organic farm in Costa Rica.
Located on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Rancho Delicioso is an eco-farm and Permaculture volunteer project. This 50 acre eco village is nestled close to the two famous beach town: Montezuma and Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. These two relatively undeveloped towns are within 10 to 15 minutes from Rancho Delicioso. Participants who prefer walking, they can reach Montezuma in around 90 minutes. You can also reach Montezuma by taxi or hitchhiking.
If you’re interested in an ecological, healthy and artistic lifestyle, you will find Rancho Delicioso perfect. You can also reach great surfing area within 15 minutes as well as in Playa Hermosa within 25 minutes or so. This area of the country is relatively dry, yet still lush most of the year and it attracts many yoga and nature lovers each year.
The beautiful organic farm Rancho Delicioso offers Permaculture and Yoga Program (PYP) for 7 Days/6 Nights in a low rate. Course Rate depends on which accommodation you choose. If you stay at this eco-farm for enjoying the course, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation facility and also delicious meals. This package also includes three delicious meals per day and all the dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients collected directly from the farm or local providers. You will get opportunity to enjoy working in natural setting and also come to know about sustainable living. This is a week long program begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. If anyone wants to know about the Permaculture more and also to do Yoga, they can add a second week and after the program ends the cost is $140 for the week (7 additional nights).
Daily workshops on Permaculture basics:
For joining this workshop you don’t need to be a farmer or don’t need to have experience. This workshop is customized for all and includes lessons based on the first stage of gardening. You will learn the basics, ethics and principles of Permaculture and the process of mimicking the nature to make sustainable garden design. You will also gain knowledge about the technique needed for observing and utilizing Micro-climates. With the help of expert you will work on natural site and will learn the full process of gardening. You will also learn the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design and sustainable living.
Daily Yoga Classes:
When you will stay at Rancho Delicioso for enjoying Permaculture and Yoga Course, you will also get opportunity to enjoy daily ‘Open Level’ yoga classes offered by the center. Beginners and advanced yogis all can join these yoga classes. You will also enjoy practicing yoga workouts at Anamaya Resort, one of the renowned Yoga Resort in Costa Rica.
Aerial Silk Basics:
If you want to climb up with a suspended fabric anywhere from 20-50 feet high and have enough balance, strength, and flexibility you will enjoy this activity. Aerial silk is also familiar as aerial curtains, aerial fabrics, aerial tissue, and aerial ribbons. For enjoying this activity you will have to climb up with a suspended fabric and holding that fabric you will have to make your body movements like yoga workouts. This course is based on the basics of movements that you will have to make with breathing techniques. Though it is a very challenging technique, it is getting popularity day by day and also is used as a dance form.
Intro to Massage:
While staying at Rancho Delicioso, you can also learn the techniques of receiving and giving Thai Yoga massage (Popularly known as Thai massage). This is a 2,500-year-old Ayurvedic-based body science. If you take this massage therapy, you will find yourself rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed.
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition:
For maintaining a healthy life-system, we need to know about healthy cooking and nutrition. At this eco-farm you will get opportunity to know about some cooking and nutrition basics and to sort through the latest research and advice.
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