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Monday, May 12, 2014
The Gifts of Gratitude
Sweet delight in finishing up projects and programs, and moving forward into the next cycle of renewal.
Thank you to all our interns for these last couple of months of good learning and growing!
We put the final plasters on the new kitchen entension...
We fancied up the sculptures and are getting ready to lay the floor.
The banana mulched double-dug garden beds, soon to be filled with cabbage, kale, parsley, mustard, and more!
Still having fun with forest fungal finds...
The lower gardens getting a boost of compost (and love) for the winter...
The bath hut for the yoga shala is in use!
Mirror mosaics, lime paint, and rock entrance ready!
Laying the entryway with river stones:
Detail work cleaning off the bottles and mosaics:
And viola! The yoga retreat happening with a finished bath hut nearby!
Sweet child's pose in our Santosha Yoga Retreat-- a great success!
Thanks yoga friends!
Moving right along into the Temazcal (sweat lodge) and Ceremony to wind up this cycle's learning journey. Here's our fire to heat the rocks, and the mud turtle altar to point us in the right direction.
All clean? Great! Now let's have cake!
Bonus Photo: Butterfly and perfectly poised yoga toes!
The eco-venture odyssey has begun... and her name is Mama Roja. She is a dream of a sustainable lifestyle, more self-sufficiency, less environmental impact. She exists on 32 hectares (80 acres) of (what´s left of) gorgeous forest in the central hills of Misiones, Argentina. This is our homestead, our learning project, our place to live in peace. We want to be constructive, responsible beings, which for us means living as ecologically as possible, cultivating a deep partnership with the land we live on. We believe we can provide for our basic needs (food/water, shelter, clothes, medicine) through simple, natural means. An organic garden. Natural building using local, site-found, and salvaged materials. Connecting with our fellow beings by offering a place to share knowledge and skills, and gain new insight and understanding.We want to live in harmony with nature, reconnect with her wisdom, and savor her delights. By culitvating awareness of our attitudes and actions, we can have a postive effect on our place in this world.