Permaculture, or permanent agriculture, is not just a design system; it’s an ethical framework through which to view the world. It is a way to create symbiotic relationships within ourselves, amongst one another, and with the earth. We consider the way that our actions will affect the next seven generations by transitioning from a linear mindset to a cyclical systems-based approach, meaning that we consider each individual aspect as an integral element of the functioning whole.

Permaculture is far more than just a way to design the land; it also applies to social justice and community building. Its core philosophy operates around the principle of abundance– there is plenty for all to share if we can consciously utilize our resources.

By using yoga and permaculture as a framework for understanding our inner and outer worlds, we can nourish the mind, body, and spirit. We can step more holistically into leadership by envisioning a more symbiotic world— harmony between people, animals, and earth.

The ethics and principles of permaculture can be used to guide efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.

The 12 Permaculture Principles

  • Observe and interact

  • Catch and store energy

  • Obtain a yield

  • Apply self regulation and accept feedback

  • Use and value renewable resources and services

  • Produce no waste

  • Design from patterns to details

  • Integrate rather than segregate

  • Use small and slow solutions

  • Use and value diversity

  • Use edges and value the marginal

  • Creatively use and respond to change


With every action we plant a seed of intention.



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