We hosted a 24 day yoga training retreat at Jiwa Damai organized by School Yoga Insitute, it was a most interesting and intense experience.
About 30 young people training day after day, getting up at 6 am to Meditate, then doing their Yoga postures, getting lectures about anatomy and sutras and much more. Our kitchen was working high speed, providing the vegetarian cuisine and many smoothies and of course, fresh coconut juice.
It was a pleasure to see so many young people learning and exploring themselves through this training. They will be back next year and are very much welcome.
Last month we were hosting our first Permaculture Internship – Permaculture through the heart at Jiwa Damai. This innovative program blends the core principles of tropical Permaculture gardening with Self exploration from a transpersonal psychological perspective.
The internship is a combination of personal growth processes, allowing our heart energy to flow into our work with the earth, environment, water, soil, plants and people. This program is the first of its kind, working with the psychological framework of the mind, theoretical Permaculture principles, design and planning, planting, harvesting and food preparation - all in alignment with the heart energy.
Participants came from Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada, Ireland, Indonesia and Australia to participate in the first two weeks. Some of the participants stayed on for the complete 4 weeks training.
On this picture we see our participants with Ketut Badung, our head gardener at Jiwa Damai, studying the healing qualities of the indigenous Balinese healing plants.
Here we see the group during a field trip visiting an organic producer on Bali studying an organic way of planting and watering.
This picture is taken during the 2nd week, which focused on Unfolding the Heart Quality. Participants explore and study the personality as an interactive system, becoming acquainted with their own inner dynamics and peace potential by allowing the qualities of the heart to unfold.
The 2nd Permaculture internship will take place in September 2013.
Information can be found on our website: jiwadamai.net
Come join us on Bali!
...from our friends... Jiwa Damai is developing and blooming. ;-) One of our great volunteers, Justin from Chicago, gave a wonderful contribution to Jiwa Damai.
Justin helped us very much to improve our website and to promote our organic products. He designed a new label for our products, for our product line, and photographed all the items. He then uploaded all pics, along with new product descriptions to our website.
TERIMA KASIH !!
Check out the excellent work he's done: www.jiwadamai.net/our-products
TERIMA KASIH !!
Permaculture through the heart Jiwa Damai Agro permaculture and retreat center is located on a four hectare property next to Banjar Bindu, Mambal in the district of Badung, Bali, in a small tropical valley.
The Flora and Fauna are diverse, including Coconut-, and Banana trees, ponds, a small river, plants and a jungle which is home to numerous traditional Balinese healing plants.
We offer a four week intensive internship training
This innovative program blends introductory with advanced learning and application of the core principles of tropical Permaculture/gardening with Self exploration from a transpersonal psychological perspective.
Experiencing Permaculture through the heart presents a unique opportunity to combine class room Permaculture learning with “hands-on” experience, complementing the active physical engagement with the soil with an inner attitude of loving alignment with the earth.
The internship is a combination of personal growth processes, allowing our heart energy to flow into our work with the earth, environment, water, soil, plants and people.
This program is the first of its kind, working with the psychological framework of the mind, theoretical Permaculture principles, design and planning, planting, harvesting and food preparation - all in alignment with the heart energy.
The fundamental understanding of the Permaculture principals, the interconnectedness and interaction of nature and environment will be aligned with our own personality landscape and deep inner nature which directly impacts the quality and nutritional value of the food.
Program and Activities
The theoretical and hands on learning is complimented by a daily early morning yoga session and heart meditation.
Two field trips to other Permaculture centers on the island are planned during the 4 week course.
Two cooking classes will be also be offered featuring Balinese vegetarian and raw foods.
An excursion and exploration of the local spices and medicinal herbs grown in the area will also be included.
Week One: Classes in theoretical Permaculture will take place for 2-3 hours every day, including discussion and evaluation application of the principles via hands-on practice.
Week Two: 2-3 hours daily, unfolding the HeartSelf-intelligence, and an experiential transpersonal psychological approach to Self exploration will be offered.
Week Three: Designing an environmental group project to be executed in Jiwa Damai.
Week Four: Focusing on your personal project design, presenting it to the group as well as receiving input and feedback.
Interns are encouraged to research and investigate areas or potential project sites which may welcome and benefit from your support and feedback following the internship.
Ethics and principles in Permaculture design
Understanding environment, weather patterns and location, seeing the large scale
Planting patterns and design
Composting with IMO or EM
Ecological Insect control
Indigenous building materials, bamboo
Edible Aqua Plant Permaculture
Organic food topics
Virgin coconut oil production
Balinese ceremonial and medicinal herbs
Organic raw food preparation
Balinese vegetarian cooking, local spices
Topics of the heart
Unfolding the qualities of the heart
Aligning the brain with the heart
Respect and appreciation for Self and the Earth
Translating transpersonal inner values to the soil and earth
Connecting to the heart of the Earth
Our international faculty brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program.
Ketut Badung is Balinese and has received his Permaculture training from IDEP Bali, Indonesia. He is our head gardener with an in-depth knowledge of local Balinese Flora and Fauna as well as Western plants which feed an nourish our team and guests. Under his care, the Jiwa Damai gardens have flourished since their inception twelve years ago.
Shelby graduated from Florida State University with a degree in International Affairs and a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture. While in school, Shelby managed an educational community garden and began her own Permaculture based urban farm after finishing her degree. She continues learning new techniques daily through a partnership with Edible Landscapes, a Permaculture design install team and through her own constantly evolving farm.
Uwe Scholz studied Permaculture with Rico Zook (USA) in Darjeeling, India. He is developing his Permaculture node in the mountains in Bali and likes to built earth houses. He is a graduate Dipl.-Ing. in informatics and computer sciences from University of applied sciences in Frankfurt, Germany.
Terry Trushel loves to transform plants with thrive in extreme conditions, such as desert and tropical environs. He established a landscape gardening business in Ashland, Oregon, USA before moving to Bali. He graduated form the Logan College of chiropractic and holds a diplomate in orthopedics.
Miquela de Ris is a certified Tri-Yoga Teacher, specializing in Yoga Flow, meditation and Kriya Yoga.She received her Yoga training at the Datta Peetham Ashram in Mysore, India and apprenticed in raw foods with Jeremy Saffron in Maui. Hawaii. She majored at the Berkshire, Massachusets community college in Peace and world order.
Margret Rueffler is the founder and caretaker of Jiwa Damai Agro-Permaculture and Retreat Center. She holds a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology and is an acupuncturist and teaches internationally. Her books have been translated in several languages.
Course tuition: 18 735.000 IDR $US 1 950.00
Times: Class and working times are from 09.00 am to 5.00 pm excluding weekends. The course is limited to 15 people.
To enroll in the course or if you want to receive more information , please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Around Christmas time, Dr. Margret Rueffler ist holding a workshop at Jiwa Damai: I, We and It - Aligning with the song of the earth
Mo 19 – Su 25 December 2011
The seminar "Aligning with the song of the earth" provides a space where a deep connection with one's own heart and the heart of the earth unfolds. An alignment with the own potential and the potential of the earth in her present process of transformation takes place. A profound acceptance is needed, to see the symptoms of her movements as change. To align deeply with the heart of the earth and welcome the new.
Everyone interested is very welcome to join !
Experience 7 days of yoga and meditation in a very peaceful and relaxing environment, on an organic farm in the heart of Bali.
Included in the package is the following:
- Six nights accommodation
- Balinese breakfast
- Half board or optionally full board
- Welcome drink
- One full-day excursion
- Legong or Kecak dance in Ubud
- One Balinese massage
- Airport/hotel transfers
- Three workshop-sessions 'Aligning with the song of the earth'
- Daily yoga session
- Daily meditation session 'Unfolding the HeartSelfIntelligence'
For detailed information on the workshop please visit Dr. Margret Ruefflers website: www.pppi.net or write us an email: email@example.com