Exciting Update for the Sivananda Bahamas Ashram Permaculture Design Course!


I am thrilled to announce that Anisha Durve will be teaching the sections on health, internal landscape and zone 00 at our next, and very special, Permaculture Design Course! As a healer, Anisha has a long list of impressive credentials. Most prominently she is one of Dr. Vasant Lad’s foremost students. She studied with Dr. Vasant Lad closely for 4 years, 3 of these years being in India. Additionally, she is the co-author of the highly-regarded “Marma Points of Ayurveda” book with Dr. Vasant Lad. She also studied for 3 years and graduated from the Southwest College of Acupuncture in 2000 with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is a Diplomat in Acupuncture certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and has received National Clean Needle Technique Certification (CCAOM). Anisha has also completed 500 hours of training at Vivekananda Yoga Kendra in Bangalore, India’s premiere yoga research institute, in February 2004. She was also one of the first Ayuryoga graduates from The Ayurvedic Institute. It is all of this priceless knowledge as a healer that Anisha will be sharing with us in our classes on the Inner Landscape. (note: for full bio and more see her website)

As permaculturalists our design process truly starts with zone 00, that is, ourselves. The peace, joy and health we cultivate deep within us will ultimately be what is expressed in the landscape outside of us. Permaculture is a design science based on learning from truly sustainable cultures, ancient methods and nature. Ayurveda is itself an ancient design science for individual health and rejuvenation. The profound healing of the Earth therefore needs to be approached both from without and from within. Any imbalances we have inside ourselves will ultimately be expressed through our fingertips as we create. The ways we channel our personal energies will be channeled similarly in our landscapes.

One of the most exciting elements of this upcoming course has been to bring the worlds of Vedic Science (e.g. Yoga, Ayurveda, Vastu) and permaculture closer together. By having Anisha Durve present to teach the sections on Inner Landscape, we will have a strong foundation on which to build our nature-based designs, be they community, food growing, natural building, etc. Anisha will be incorporating the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Yoga and Vastu to show us how to fully unlock our inner health and radiance. Additionally, she will be available for private consultations (at an extra cost) should any students desire.

To register for this dynamic Permaculture Design Course at the world-renowned Sivananda Bahamas Ashram, please visit the program page on the Ashram’s site by clicking here. (Be sure to type in the ‘Additional Comments’ section that you want to take advantage of the discounted tent site and board option of $45/night)

For more information on Anisha Durve please visit her websites:



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Lead with love.