Yoga & Permaculture Retreat

Yoga ~ permaculture ~ wild foraging & fermentation Intensive week

Ekbacka Gård

sustainable farm near Nybro, Kalmar, Sweden

July 2019, 6 nights ~ 5 full days from 14/07/2019 – 20/07/2019

Come join us for a one-week intensive yoga and permaculture retreat in a rural, farm-based setting. Featuring an introduction to permaculture, some homesteading practices (including also wild foraging and fermentation techniques) and a daily dose of yoga and meditation. Numbers are limited! Drop into a humble home.

Our aim is to present an affordable no-frills retreat focusing on excellent vegetarian/vegan food, quality yoga instruction and a relaxed approach to permaculture. Expect to share, live simple and get your fingernails pleasantly dirty in the soil.

What’s included:

  • 2-3 hours of yoga & meditation
  • 2 hours of introduction to permaculture
  • Daily foraging, homesteading wisdom sharing & option to learn how to prepare deliciousvegan food
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals a day, water & tea
  • Shared bathroom

We provide 2 different options according to budget and accommodation needs (details below)

Pricing

Option 1: Camping
Early bird price – €500 by the end of May
From June onwards – €550

Place to camp (bring your own tent/caravan/tepe/sleeping nest/ sleeping bag or whatever arrangement you prefer)
Option 2: Shared room
Early bird price – €600 by the end of May
From June onwards – €650

Shared room & bathroom

Important note- travel expenses and insurance are covered separately by participants

Full payment latest on arrival

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes to practice yoga in, a yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothes to wear during the days (good tip: think about clothes that you won’tmind getting dirty)
  • Warmer clothes for evenings
  • Music instrument, notebook & pen
  • Sleeping bag & tent in case of Option 1 package
  • A torch (always handy)
  • Cosmetics – the more natural and simpler you go, the better

Questions?

Please direct them to evagetyoga@gmail.com

The draft of the schedule can be sent to you also via email .)

Facilitators

Yoga practice with Eva

The fusion of a dynamic strong vinyasa flow practice with nourishing yin yoga.
Every morning, the yin will meet the yang in a well-balanced full body evolutive flow. The fusion of the two will allow you to explore your practice & your body from slightly different perspectives. We will explore the transitions and allow them to sparkle your attention. Awakening (or welcoming back) the child-like curiosity and the urge to explore movement, identify, and eventually redefine the patterns. Diving deeper into recognizing the differences between the intuitive movements versus the accustomed ones.

Permaculture with Candela

You will learn from a vast diversity of the teaching methods “the very must know of permaculture”. Diving into the principles of permaculture practice will help you understand how to apply them into the use in the outer and the inner landscapes. The practicals will focus mainly on homestead sustainability with a special focus on healthy food preservation and cycle of nutrients.

Briefly about Candela

Candela studied biology at the University of Granada, and holds a Masters in Nature Management from Copenhagen University, which she received for her thesis on Forest Gardens Design and Implementation.. She is a cofounder of FFIRN (Food Forest International Research Network), and has been a member of the board of Permaculture Denmark for 5 years, and is the president of REPESEI, As well as having been a volunteer coordinator at a pioneer urban garden in Copenhagen, Byhaven 2200, Candela has been involved with many other projects such as Seed Pop Up, Gift circle, and other Environmental / Cultural collectives. She is a L.A.N.D advisor and has taught permaculture in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Italy and Spain. She has recently returned to the Iberian peninsula where she is working on the permaculture networksPIandREPESEI. She loves gathering wild foods, doing acroyoga, and singing her Permaculture songs.

Wild foraging & homesteading Katrin

Hamburg native Katrin has been living permaculture for decades, and is a master homesteader, passionate teacher and vegetarian chef (with a particular knack for foraging and food preservation). She is a mother of 5, and with her partner Bo has fostered over a dozen children. Hearts don’t comelarger. She has worked her farm Ekbacka Gård for over a decade with the help of the wwoofing community, and is involved with the Swedish Permaculture Association and transition movement. As well as this, she enjoys native American healing ceremonies, free dance and reiki.