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.
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Permaculture in Practice – The Art of Learning by Doing
6th – 30th January 2014
Jiwa Damai encourages a combination of theory and hands on practice in a supportive environment as an important approach to learning and growing. Our internships offer the possibility to design and actualize a project, either as a group or on an individual basis. Our interns receive expert support and guidance while being given the chance to take responsibility for their own learning outcomes.
At this time we are offering places for up to 6 interns to take part in a one-off group permaculture, aquaculture design project, facilitated by our in-house permaculture design trainer Stephanie Garvin. The project will involve designing and implementing an aquaculture project, including building a chinampa system, a technique used in Latin America by the Incas to successfully grow food in wetland areas. We have several swamp areas at Jiwa Damai which lend themselves ideally for such a project. To our knowledge it is the first of its kind to be implemented in Bali. It is an exciting pilot project.
This project includes free theory sessions on permaculture design for chinampa systems.
Following this internship the we offer a Permaculture through the Heart course www.jiwadamai.net/education-activities/
Our offering The Art of Learning by Doing is open for people interested in permaculture, sustainable food production and environmental conservation. No previous permaculture knowledge or experience is needed. We also invite Permaculture Design Certificate holders desiring to expand their practical knowledge and design skills. Participants need to be in good health and physical condition since the project will involve manual work in a tropical environment.
Skills that participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice during this internship include:-
Permaculture design methodologies
Assessing needs and yields
Building a stable, productive ecological system
Using local and on site resources
Creating energy efficient systems
Planning for diversity and habitat creation
Using edge effects to increase yield
Teamwork and task management
Plant propagation techniques
Soil building and composting
For more details or information, or to apply for a place on this internship programme, please contact us at email@example.com or using the contact form attached.
We can provide on-site, basic accommodation and meals at Jiwa Damai Retreat Centre and Organic Garden at a discounted rate.
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“They say there is something magnetic about Jiwa Damai, well, we certainly found some magnetism! A magical place where magical things began to happen and this is just the beginning”. Justin Pelzer, Astrophysicist, from the US merged paths with Lavida Rose, Creative Consciousness Facilitator, from Australia in the nature-scape retreat of Jiwa Damai in December 2012, a year later on the solstice they will marry, in celebration of love and life itself!
“Discovering what it means to amplify energies, and then inviting them to continue to grow by embracing a simple, yes”
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Our volunteer Shoshi from the US and our intern Andreas from Germany are working close to our parking lot on developing a new pond on our premise.
They were digging very hard and now they are preparing the pond lining which should prevent the water from being re-absorbed into the earth.
For that purpose a lining of newspapers and green banana leaves are left for a few days. Then this is covered with earth tightly compressed on top. The underlying layer will then create a water resistant lining.
Building a natural pond by using the old Russian method of ‘gleying’:
The different steps:
- Dig the pond and compact the soil really well.
- Clear the pond of stones and rocks.
- Cover the bottom and sides with a thick layer of organic material (fresh grass cuttings and bananas leaves) and waste paper
- Spread out EM all over to add the bacterias which are necessary for the process
- Add a layer of soil and press down firmly all over.
- The soil keeps out the air and allows a biological process known as ‘gleying’ to take place (its an anaerobic process)
We shall see how well that works. Lets hope for the best
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We are offering individual internships to national and international students and post graduates in various fields.
We at JiwaDamai, (LaguDamai Foundation) are an Educational Institution which offers trainings, internships and practica to international and national students and graduates.
The fields can be bio-agriculture, permaculture (including construction, sustainable energy, fish and pond maintenance etc), psychology, marketing, hospitality, alternative health care, environmental research and much more. The actual application of the project in a practical setting is an important part of the internship.
Usually this setting is at JiwaDamai permaculture and retreat center located just twenty minutes outside of Ubud in the district of Mambal. The lush surroundings of the retreat center include a diverse array of Flora and Fauna that make it an ideal environment for students to be exposed to many different learning opportunities. The cross cultural interaction and tropical climate will give an extra dimension to any internship undertaken with us. Students will have access to local and/or international experts in their respective fields.
To apply please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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At Jiwa Damai we are using a special way to place our coconut shells around the base of our plants. Since we are producing our coconut oil form our own coconut trees , the shells are available and we are using them for several purposes.
During the rainy season they can collect some of the water with their inner softer hairy material thus allowing to keep some water away form the plants.
The second reason is to have them soak up the water we are distributing in the dry season around the fields. They will hold the water longer for the plants to feed .
Last but not least when they decompose they will make an excellent nutrition to be added to the soil. On some plants we are just setting them directly around the root of the plants.
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