VerdEnergia is proud to offer workshops and courses related to permaculture, wholistic health, jungle medicine, and the culinary arts. Come learn from experts in the field and those practicing these skills every day.

Permaculture in Community Experience Week

DEC 17-26, 2017

Permaculture in Community Experience Week– Course starts at $700 (includes camping spot, full vegetarian meals – Upgrades and discounts available.)
– Class limit: 28 maximum – fills up fast!

An 8-day course suited for those who want to gain experience with permaculture in an intensive one-week time frame, this course will include both hands-on learning in the field as well as interactive classroom activities. We will introduce and refresh our understanding of the permaculture principles while seeing how they are being used in a productive tropical site.

Permaculture Design Certification Course

JAN 23-FEB 12, 2018

Permaculture Design Certification Course– Course starts at $1700 (includes camping spot, full vegetarian meals – Upgrades and discounts available.)
– Class limit: 28 maximum – fills up fast!
– Participants earn their PDC (permaculture design certification)

A 19-day intensive immersion course exploring the theories outlined in Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual in both hands-on and classroom settings. Curriculum covers regenerative practices as well as design theory and the basics of design consultation on a professional level. Our well-rounded permaculture courses cover the many facets of permaculture and focus on practical solutions in agriculture, building and design, economics, social sciences, and politics.

Regenerative Yoga Flow with Katrina Cantu

– Sessions available December 15, 2017 – April 15, 2018

Katrina blends Hatha, Vinyasa, Kriya, Kundalini, and Sattva yoga into her classroom and caters her classes to each student to help facilitate success and restoration.

“Yoga involves the body and the mind, but teaches that is not all we are.”
 
 
– $25/week
– Optional guided meditation every weekday morning, yoga sessions in the afternoon.
– 90 mins/session, 5 sessions/week
– All levels and body types welcome!

Please read through these to prepare for your educational experience at VerdEnergia. Each course will have its specific needs, but these are general guidelines to help you start planning. If you have any questions you don’t see answered here, please contact us.

What to Bring
What are some important things I need to bring?

If I am in a dorm or private room, do I need to bring my own sheets/pillow/blanket/towel?
Can I bring any extra things to help out VerdEnergia?
What can I NOT bring?
Daily Life and Basic Needs
Where will I sleep?
What do I do about my monthly cycle?
How do I wash my clothes?
Is there hot water at the farm?
Will my computer/other device be safe at VerdEnergia?
Expectations, Community and Participation
What is expected of me as a student?

What can I expect from my instructors?
Will my religion/culture/sexual orientation/gender identity be accepted at VerdEnergia?
What is the surrounding community like outside VerdEnergia?
I am a student at a University. Can my workshop at VerdEnergia count for school credit?
Food and Allergies
Will I be well-fed at the finca? What kind of food do you eat?

I’m a vegetarian/vegan/have a food allergy! Will I have acceptable food to eat?

What do I do about snacks?

Financial Information
Do I qualify for a discount or scholarship?
If I decide not to take a course and I have already paid, can I get my deposit back?
How much spending money should I bring?
Transportation and Surrounding Area
When should I plan on coming for my course/workshop?
Is it easy to get on and off the farm?

How long can I legally stay in Costa Rica?
Farm Policies
What is the trash policy at the farm?

What is the alcohol/substance policy at the farm?

What is the smoking policy at the farm?
What is the cleaning policy at the farm?
What is the electricity policy at VerdEnergia?
Is there internet access at VerdEnergia?
Are there quiet hours at VerdEnergia?
How are conflicts resolved at VerdEnergia?

Medical Precautions and Safety
Do I need to get any vaccines to be at Verde?

I have a medical condition, will I be okay?

What do I need to know about staying safe in the jungle?
Does VerdEnergia recommend that I purchase travel insurance?