Permaculture and Yoga Courses in Portugal

We are running two 10 day Food Forest Courses in 2020 – click here to find out more

What is Permaculture?

At Keela Yoga Farm we will build, farm and live based on Permaculture ethics and principles. These are taken from the most sustainable and efficient ancient practices around the world but applied with modern technologies. These principles will ensure we use the minimal amount of energy input to get the most amount of output most sustainably. We will use these principles when designing the layout of Keela Yoga Farm so that we can transition to a sustainable future; to do this we will need to consider values and concepts outside the current social norm.

Our herb spiral at Keela Yoga Farm
Our herb spiral at Keela Yoga Farm

Permaculture in practice course with Keela in Portugal

The permaculture in practice courses will allow you to practice different permaculture systems. The permaculture in practice and yoga courses will take place on Keela Yoga Permaculture Farm in Portugal and are followed integrated with our Natural Building Course. These are practical hands-on courses where students will gain experience through doing. Please join our mailing list to be the first to know when dates are released.

After completing our course you can apply to stay longer as a Keela Community Resident.

During 2017 we will be starting and completing the following projects from start to finish. We will try to work on a variety of projects on each course so that you can learn how everything is made.
  • Permaponics system
  • Aquaponics system
  • Planting food forest
  • Restoring woodland
  • Natural kitchens and buildings
  • Setting up compost systems
  • Build Compost toilets
  • Setting up irrigation
  • Setting up garden beds
  • Energy harvesting
  • Creating paths and roads
  • Digging a lake, swales and ponds
  • Establishing Food Forests
  • Tree and plant propagation
  • Integrating animals
  • Designing and implementing permaculture systems
  • Making soap and cleaning products
  • Making food from jam to tofu
  • Setting up systems for insects such as bees to improve the eco-system

We are running two 1 month long Food Forest Courses in November 2017 and March 2018 – click here to find out more

Food Forest Portugal
Our food forest at Keela Yoga Farm is new, with various guilds of perennials, and annual plants filling all the gaps

 What is included on the Permaculture in Practice courses:

  • Tools
  • Basic accommodation (feel free to bring your tent or campervan)
  • Three healthy meals per day
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Experience community-based living
  • Visit local communities and farms
  • Time to relax and connect with nature

Permaculture Ethics & Principles

Permaculture Ethics and Principles

To read more about these ethics and principles please visit

We are running two 1 month long Food Forest Courses in November 2017 and March 2018 – click here to find out more