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A Permaculture Design Certification Course and Tantra Intensive
Monday, December 13 at 5:00pm - December 29 at 5:00pm
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

The Tantra of Permaculture expands upon the standard Permaculture Design Certification Course by integrating a deeper exploration of our relationship with ourselves, our communities, and the environment. Each step of the course is an individual and collective embodied learning experience.

Both Permaculture and Tantra employ a parallel philosophy of cultivating an obs...ervant and acceptance-based perspective through which an understanding of the wild within and without can be organically and infinitely linked. The Tantra of Permaculture workshop utilises this joint perspective to design collaborative, mutually beneficial and abundant realities in nature. By integrating the work of internally-focused Tantra with externally-focused Permaculture, we create a synergy based in holistic approaches to the design of integral living.

This course begins with a 2-day Tantra Intensive retreat with world-renowned teacher, Gaia Ma, and continues into a 14-day integrated eco-tantra Permaculture Design Certification. The 2-day intensive introduction will develop intimacy and deepen our connection as a co-creative community.

Participants will engage in the following:

Permaculture Design Methods & Process
Observation & Nature Awareness
Pattern Design & Biomimicry
Water on the Landscape
Swales, Keyline, & Pond Building
Integrated Animal Systems
Rain Harvesting & Catchments
Grey Water & Bioremediation
Natural Building
Organic Gardening
Forest Ecology
Food Forest Gardening
Soil Ecology & Soil Building
Appropriate Technology
Eco-Village Design
Group Wisdom Circles
Silent and Dynamic Meditation
Yoga & Embodiment Practices
Conscious Co-creation
Relationship Skills Development
Community Building and Group Facilitation
Sexuality and Fertility Magic
Sacred Geometry
Dance & Celebration


InanItah is a consciously created, evolutionary living and learning community on magical Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua. InanItah holds a vision of raising spiritual and environmental consciousness by cultivating observant awareness along side service and celebration. This is a powerful place for individual and collective transformation.

InanItah is situated between fire and water volcanoes, tucked against the hillside of Volcan Maderas on an incredibly biologically diverse 22 acres. The peaceful natural surroundings are framed by panoramic views of both volcanoes and epic sunsets over the lake. Isla de Ometepe has a rich spiritual ancestry and once served as a sacred Indian burial ground, with evidence to this day of Meso-American influences.


Gaia Ma is co-founder of InanItah where she pioneers an evolution in community based living and learning. She has served and lived in alternative community since 2003. Gaia facilitates yoga classes and Tantra intensives internationally. She is Certified Skydancing Tantra Teacher and received certification in the Osho Therapist Program and earned degrees in Economics and Gender & Sexuality Studies from New York University. Gaia highlights the integration of spirit with matter, of masculine with feminine and of shadow and light. She is committed to supporting the expansion of consiousnes and to creating symbiotic relationships.

Brandy Hall is the Education and Site Director for the Ashevillage Institute in Asheville, NC. She holds a Master's in Contemplative Education from Naropa University and brings forth a passion for Permaculture as a tool for planetary healing in this time of global transition, beginning with ourselves. She has lived and taught on farms from New York to Costa Rica, and has been deepening her connection to the Earth through farming, building, designing, and educating since 2004.

Keri Evjy is the founder of Healing Roots Design, a regenerative and medicinal landscape design and herbalism practice in Asheville, NC. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and minors in Spanish and Sociology from the University of Vermont, a certificate in Sustainable Design from Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and received her Clinical Herbalist status through the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism. Keri has taught in the fields of Permaculture, bilingual and outdoor education, yoga, and herbal medicine. She is renewed by guiding people through their desire for greater self-reliance, grassroots preventative health care and care for the earth.

Fee: $1375; includes accommodations and healthy local meals. Register before October 15 and pay only $1250. Please inquire about private accommodations.

To register: Please follow this link

If you have questions please contact Brandy Hall, brandy@ashevillage.org, or 434.284.3057 or workshops@inanitah.com

For more information, please visit www.inanitah.com. Classes will be offered in English.
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