Botanical Bhakti, Permaculture Immersion, Guatemala, 27th August – 24th Sept 2017

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This immersion is a celebration of the botanical world, and a  exploration of Guatemala’s  wild edibles,  and medicinal s, plant dyes and plant folklore. We will be drawing upon the knowledge of local people and experimenting with plant uses and cultivation. We will be studying the landscape, going on adventurous botanical forays into the mountains and forests and tuning into nature with all our senses.

Using permaculture principles and techniques, together we will grow in the botanical nursery, whilst cultivating a source of plant wisdom for sharing.

This immersion is suited to those really wishing to deepen their understanding of the plant world and practice permaculture techniques. It’s for aspiring gardeners and earth tenders with a desire to understand  the relations of soil, plants and animals and work with them.

in particular we would like to welcome pdc graduates as this is a valuable opportunity to expand on skills and knowledge that will lead you to be a proficient and mindful gardener


What the Botanical Bhakti Includes.


Weaving the web of connections
Botanical identification and illustration
Medicinal plants, plant folklore, Medicine making
Up-cycling your old clothes with wild plant dyes
2 Day nature meditation hike into the mountain.
The free way to get trees and plants
The magic of soil
Seed saving and garden design
At a small additional cost, around 10 dollars per activity
Making fiber bags from the agave plant

Visits to inspiring permaculture sites                                                                       Introduction to growing mushrooms

 In addition to the  above expect to be helping out in the forest gardens whether it’s tending to the animals, harvesting, planting, building soils or playing around with aquatic systems.

Immersion Schedule

Monday – Friday

The day starts at 6.15 with an epic view of the lake and the volcanoes, the sound of the forest birds and morning mediation and yoga.

Delicious hearty vegetarian Breakfast 8.30-9.30

Morning circle, workshop or practicing in the gardens 9.30-12.00.

Lunch 12.30-1.30

2.00-3.30 practicing in the gardens.

Saturday Is self study day where you will be required to familiarize your self with a plant to be introduced to the group the following Monday.


DANCE TEMPLE (optional)

ecstatic dance with cacao

The Schedule may vary (we will be co-creating this process so it is open to the flow of the group. There will also be times when we are out on adventures, botanical forays, moonlight swimming etc)

Host site

The incredible yoga forest, a conscious living  permaculture and yoga community in the highlands of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan.

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For more info click here

Course tuition : $375
Room & Board : Shared cabana $840, BYO Camping $600
Culture Exchange Room & Board : $375
Work Exchange Options Available [DM for more info]

please book food and accommodation with the yoga forest through the link above.

To Book Your place click here


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