Yoga Life is deeply connected to Mother Nature. The Yoga Farm is located on 80 acres of beautiful land with meadows creeks and ponds, landmark oak trees, and a variety of domesticated and wild animals. These resources provide great possibilities to move closer to full sustainability through expanding our already large food forest, organic vegetable garden, and well water and solar power systems.
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Certificate Courses in collaboration with MidWest Permaculture, as well as Permaculture Hands-On Work Retreats. Urban residents find immense rejuvenation and joy from working on the land and communing with the animals on the Yoga Farm.
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The Yoga Farm believes that healthy minds connected to the Divine contribute to a healthy planet. Part of the Yoga Farm's mission is to promote individual peace and world peace for a healthy planet. To this end, the Yoga Farm invites you to join us by participating in our online Mantra Bank for Peace. Help be the change you want to see in the world by sending your good intentions, hopes, and prayers. We will include them in our daily chant for the realization of peace and happiness for all beings on Earth.
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Interfaith Retreat: Exploring our Common Interspiritual Roots
Monday, September 22–Friday, September 26, 2014
Mirabai Starr, Jamal Rahman, Swami Omkarananda
“...spirituality and religion, often confused, are not the same. In spirituality, seen through the heart’s unconditional lens, God is one. As we entered this new millennium, a vision of interspirituality was emerging from within the world’s religions. Those who seeded the vision began talking to each other across continents and oceans, between traditions and cultures and they discerned that their experience, though hugely diverse, was ultimately much the same. All shared a sense of profound interconnectedness, oneness, and a unity that transcended the boundaries of their theological traditions, cultural backgrounds, and historical narratives. It’s obvious to many that interspirituality— a more universal experience of the world’s religions, emphasizing shared experiences of heart and unity consciousness—represents part of the world’s ongoing movement toward globalization and multiculturalism. It has been predicted that interspirituality will become the global spiritual view of our era. With such a view one looks beyond categories—deeper than labels such as Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, black, white, gay, straight. Saints, sages, and mystics across the centuries have always understood that seeing with the ‘eyes of the heart’ allows the greatest potential for understanding, thereby fostering unity consciousness. One sees the absolute value, which we might refer to as divinity, of everything. A heartfelt and experiential definition of interspirituality… “a spirituality so based on the heart and unconditional love that it would be impossible to feel separate from...
Introduction to Permaculture
Friday, October 24–Sunday, October 26, 2014
Permaculture is a creative and artful way of designing our lives, where wastes become resources, productivity and yields increase, work is minimized, people and nature are preserved – all by thoughtful planning and a respectful approach to life. Thus embraced, we create an environment where all may thrive for untold...
Permaculture Design Certification Course
Tuesday, November 11–Friday, November 21, 2014
Bill Wilson, Becky Wilson, Mike Kluk
Permaculturists can grow food just about anywhere, repair environmentally damaged lands, design lovely and long lasting green-buildings, produce power ,run successful people-oriented businesses ...