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.