Permaculture

WELLKIND Feature: ASY’s sister non-profit

Did you know that the founder’s of Awakened Spirit Yoga has a non-profit called WELLKIND? Julia Forest and her husband Suvas Vajracharya began WELLKIND in 2018. Currently, the non-profit has programs running in California & Guatemala to cultivate economic and ecological wellness. We interviewed the Executive Director, Catriona Glazebrook, to share about their mission and […]

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Exploring the Intersection of Yoga + Permaculture: Obtain a Yield

“The yield of a system is theoretically unlimited, or, limited only by the information and imagination of the designer.” Bill Mollison

The 3rd permaculture principle, “obtain a yield” refers to a way of life, rather than a single event or haphazard happenstance. It implies being intentional with your input and output, and understand that  your energetic endeavors directly affect every outcome.

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Exploring the Intersection of Yoga + Permaculture: Catch & Store Energy

Exploring the intersection of permaculture and yoga yields unending parallels. Both permaculture and yoga exist as a way of life, an approach to being. Catching, storing and sustaining energy is an emphasis found within both practices. Permaculture encourages the development of systems of recycling, reusing, restoring, revamping and rejuvenating. 

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Exploring the Intersection of Yoga + Permaculture: Observe & Interact

“Permaculture is a practice, a way of life, a consciousness based on holistic, sustainable living.” This is a beautiful definition of permaculture that also applies to yoga. And it’s beautiful how the principles of permaculture collide, coincide, compliment and collaborate with the practice of yoga. The 1st permaculture principle, observe & interact, is applicable across a variety of life situations.

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My Journey into Awakened Spirit’s Sacred Earth 200 Hour YTT

Embarking on such a journey with the unique and genuine souls I was surrounded by was such a pleasure amongst these teachings. As one of the most wholesome periods of my life thus far, it set me up on a path to places I can envision with so much clarity in the future. One of my intentions was to find more direction and I now know I’m becoming ever closer to my calling as I seek to maintain that inner peace we’re all so fond of.

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Yogic Permaculture – Thriving Inside & Out

In which ways do Yoga and Permaculture intersect?

Whilst on Awakened Spirit’s Sacred Earth Yoga Teacher Training, the Principles of Permaculture were passed along to us. Permaculture is the sustainable merging of people with nature that creates an ecosystem for all to thrive in. The ideals of this concept were coined by the duo David Holmgren and Bill Mollison and have since inspired many conscious humans (including myself!) to live by their values. This echos beautifully what yogic philosophy teaches us: when we embody these ancient principles, we are forging and creating a more harmonious existence with the world within and around us.

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How Do We Build Community?

Permaculture examines how actions within and upon a system should bring benefit to the system as a whole. When permaculture is applied to human communities and social systems we can begin to build holistic and sustainable foundations in our relationships, communities and networks. Social systems can be organized to be more egalitarian, less wasteful, and less damaging to the natural ecosystems and communities that they exist alongside and depend upon.

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