Green Yoga & Sustainability

"Yoga Is Inherently Green. That is to say, the core values and practices of traditional Yoga coincide with the values promoted by the Deep Ecology movement. Both advocate reverence for all life forms." - Georg & Brenda Feuerstein
Green Yoga & Sustainability

Education & Action

The Green Yoga & Sustainability Program at ZSI is a response to the global issues of soil health, food security, climate change and the physical, mental and emotional health of ourselves and the planet. Based in Vedic and Taoist cosmology principles and that of modern scientific discussion the program curricula seeks to provide a comprehensive examination of what has lead to the state of our external eco-system, the earth and our internal eco-system, our minds, bodies and spirits and what we can do about it in our homes and communities.

The goal of the program is to provide a space for dialogue and learning and to cultivate a movement toward activism that will have a lasting impact on our local communities and ultimately the planet.

This six module program plus two electives is at its core is elemental and teaches about the foundational principles by which the planet exists – earth, fire, water, air and ether from a unique perspective. It includes reading, writing, research, embodied practice, and real-world application. A culminating sustainability trip ties all of the modules together. The philosophical teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Taoist philosophy are woven in throughout the program’s curricula.

Become An Eco-Warrior.

Become a steward of the planet and your life through the lens of Vedic, Taoist and Scientific Study and Activism. All modules are offered on a rotating basis so start at anytime. 6 Modules + 2 Electives + 1 Sustainability Project = Change the world.

Program Details

6 Modules. 2 Electives. 1 Sustainability Project.
  • Module 1: Starting From The Ground Up

    Starting from the Ground Up is an awareness building and activist orientated class that responds to the chronic dis-ease crisis and educates all that are interested in the direction of our planet and species. In this course students will discover that human health is directly linked to the health of our soil, and that we can do something about it. It will examine the importance of the microbiome in human health, the history of how our soil became depleted, the use of genetically modified organisms in our food system, and different ways we can all make an impact on the future health of our soil and our bodies.

    This class is offered onsite at ZSI and online.

    September 9 - October 14
    Wednesdays: 6:00pm-8:00pm MST



  • Module 2: The Fire of Transformation

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  • Module 3: Going With The Flow

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  • Module 4: The Winds of Change

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  • Module 5: Our True Consciousness

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  • Module 6: Returning To The Earth

    Details Coming Soon.