PDC Goa India Nov, 2018

Permaculture Design Certificate GOA INDIA – November 2018



PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE IN GOA INDIA with Roman Eisenkoelbl & Asanga Namal Jayasinge & Justin & Alex

Classic 72 Hours Permaculture Design Certificate Curriculum with lots of theory and some hands-on experiences plus Design Exercises in groups.

Topics of the course will include:

  • History and Definition of Permaculture
  • Ethics and Principles of Permaculture
  • Design Methodologies
  • Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society
  • Reading the Land – Observation
  • Land Restoration Techniques
  • Water Harvesting Techniques
  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Natural Building Strategies
  • Cultivated & Productive ecological Gardens
  • Food Forests and Plant Guilds
  • Energy Conservation Technologies & Appropriate Technologies
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Compost
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forests and Reforestation
  • Animal Management in Permaculture
  • and much more

The course is adapted to a wide variety of learning styles and is presented via lecture, images, video, group discussion, individual and group exercises, and design projects.

The Facilitators:

Roman Eisenkolbl
Roman has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since 8 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the

He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal,Thailand, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain.He was part so far of 15 PDC Courses (Organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses.He learned from Experts & Pioneers through participating in workshops of David Holmgren,
Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis, Ernst Gotsch,Martin Crowford,Larry Korn, Alex Kruger (Berg en Dal Ecovillage),Rico Zook(i-permaculture) and Govinda Sharma (organichasera – Nepal).
He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog.The last 2 years he was living,working and learning in India,Auroville and South East Asia afterwards in Australia at the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda,Sunshine Coast,to deepen his studies.

Now back in Spain most parts of the year to start a regenerative Enterprise and learn more about eco-social design.

He is part of the Permaculture Association UK and at the moment doing his Applied Permaculture Diploma with them.

Asanga Namal Jayasinge:

Asanga Namal Jayasinge is a dreamer, permaculture farmer, designer, facilitator and permaculture entrepreneur. He has worked with Mahamankadawala Piyarathana Thero (eppawala hamuduruwo) on traditional rice cultivation in Sri Lanka and done volunteering in organic farms and on permaculture farms in Auroville india. It was great motivation for him to educate and and empower people. He loves to do research on regenerative agriculture and very curious about it. He graduated in Bsc. Agricultural sciences and management from Sabrgamuwa Unversity of Sri Lanka and has done Introduction to Analog Forestry Course, (International analog forestry network), Belipola, Sri Lanka, Permaculture design course (PDC) with Govinda Sharma at Hasera agriculture research & training center in Nepal, Eco Village Design Course (Auroville) in India. He also did his Permaculture teacher training with Rico Zook and Jude Hobbs certified by Permaculture institute of north America and trained as teaching assistant during the pre IPC PDC at 13th international Permaculture convergence, Hyderabad ,India.

He is currently coordinating power Plant Organic Farm project as well as coordinator of Permacultulture Network Sri Lanka. He has been organizing and co facilitating a permaculture design course and introduction workshops with Roman Eisenkölbl and Kate Curtis (soil*sun*soul) Spain


Justin began practicing and studying yoga in 2004 and has been teaching since 2009. He runs Yoga and Ayurveda retreats and also Ayurveda workshops internationally. After trying many forms of Hatha yoga, it was the Ashtanga method that most resonated with him and for the past 13 years he has committed himself to a regular Ashtanga Yoga self practice.

His Yoga practice led him to being drawn to share his knowledge with others and in 2010 he completed a 2 year Yoga Alliance 500 hour RYT training with The Art Of Contemporary Yoga school with Alexander Filmer-Lorch and Joanne Avison. Justin has spent significant periods of study and training with highly respected teachers including; John Scott, Philippa Asher, Gingi Lee, Prem and Radha Carlisi and David Swenson, with whom he completed a specific adjustments course. His studies, more recently, have seen him spend extended periods with Matthew Sweeney. 
He is a qualified Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultant with the American Institute of Vedic Studies, run and overseen by Dr David Frawley and has continued his practical studies interning with the Indian doctors at a highly respected Ayurveda Pancha Karma centre in Bali. After completing a Permaculture Design Course in 2015 he spent 6 months interning at the Kul Kul Permaculture farm/ training centre at Green School, Bali. Some other projects since include developing a garden at an Ayurveda Pancha Karma Centre in Bali, Managing the landcare at Mooji Sangha Bhavan ashram in Portugal, teaching Permaculture to local schools in South Goa, India and working with a local Permaculture charity in Kashmir.
Justin’s practice and teaching embrace Ayurveda, Ashtanga yoga and other asana based practices, Meditation, Pranayama, applied work on consciousness and techniques in transformational life coaching. He believes passionately in the benefits of yoga and how incorporated with Ayurveda and Permaculture a truly holistic lifestyle can be achieved. His wish with is to empower people to lead and maintain a truly holistic life.
For further details of Justin’s teachings, testimonials and retreats and workshops please see the webpage


Alex is a lifelong wildlife activist and conservationist and is the co-founder of The Tribe. He spent his childhood buried either deep in the woods or in books and documentaries, fascinated and intrigued by ecology and nature with a special interest in lower vertebrates and invertebrates. As a young teenager he was in involved in advanced animal husbandry, captive breeding projects and fieldwork in Europe, Central America and India and continuously studied tropical ecosystems. He has been involved in documentary filming and other media work alongside a network of global conservationists and environmentalists. He currently operates a 24hour wildlife rescue callout service throughout South Goa working alongside the Forest Dept., Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, IndianSnakes organisation and other NGO’s and foundations. 

Alex’s passion in life is mitigating conflict between ever more destructive humans and their surrounding environment and ecology, empowering rural communities to protect their ancestral lands and enthusing a new generation by providing positive education and understanding about the vitally important role our environment has in sustaining all life, including that of humans. Alex will be on site throughout the course and will be working alongside the teachers to discuss and implement strategic conservation into permaculture practices to maximise the output and balance of permaculture designs both for the designer and the native ecology.


Venue Information – The Tribe Project Goa: 
The Tribe is a creative eco-project based in the lush greenery of Goa’s tropical jungle, at the doorstep of one of the world’s eight richest biodiversity reservoirs: The Western Ghats of India. The project strives to reconnect communities back into nature using music and arts. Since January 2017, our mission has been to rewild nearly 60,000 m2 of former cashew plantation and transform a disturbed, mismanaged piece of forest back into a thriving, self-sufficient eco-reserve creative hub.
The project is also engaged in non-profit outreach programmes including a free 24hr wildlife rescue service, creative and environmental community projects, education, and sustainable tourism development.

Permaculture principles inform much of the design of the space and we are constantly working to evolve with creative, cross-disciplinary solutions to problems around waste, water management and sustainable building. We are still in the initial stages of observing the land and learning about local ecology to develop structures, live on and eat from the land whilst protecting and enriching the balance and biodiversity of wildlife and native plant and tree species. 


Dates: 10th to 24th November 2018
Cost:  500 Euro


For more info visit www.soilsunsoul.net / www.thetribegoa.com
Write to us: connect@thetrib.es / @thetribegoa