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Pruning and Plant Propagation
with Jared Williams & Lala (Bhakti) Montoya

Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31

Pruning and Plant Propagation at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Jared Williams &
Lala (Bhakti) Montoya

Tuition: $50 + Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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Join us in this years learning experience of what it is like to establish, maintain and care for a food forest. In this series of permaculture weekends at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch we will go over all the different maintenance strategies necessary to maintain a food forest, as well as learn about permaculture ethics and principles along the way.

Have you ever bought a plant and wondered how someone grew it? Or better yet, how does nature keep growing more plants? Join Jared & Lala to learn some of nature’s secrets and how to save money, by propagating your own herbs, berries, and flowers. During this weekend, we will dive deeply into the permaculture principles: Obtain a yield & Use and value diversity.

We will begin with an introduction to pruning and plant propagation, and actually get a chance to prune apples, pears, cherry, plums, and berries. During this workshop we will go over the desired forms for fruit trees and shrubs and go into the forest and try it out! We will prune gooseberries and you will be able to take some of the cuttings to try out propagation on your own!

This workshop is for those with some or no practice in growing their own fruits or vegetables, its great for the forest, backyard or window farmer.

Please bring rain jackets, outdoor boots and clothes for cold and rainy spring weather, as well as comfy clothes for yoga and Satsang. If you have any pruning tools, please bring them along too! We will go over a bit of sharpening and maintenance of tools.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am – 3:30pm    Permaculture Workshop & Theory
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am       Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Friday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Jared Williams & Lala (Bhakti) Montoya

Based out of Saugerties NY, they are developing a network of communities and individuals who work in partnership towards resilience and abundance. Lala, with a background in fine arts and education, brings creativity and a DIY attitude to the table. Jared, with experience in design and love for architecture, provides a more technical direction. Together, they travel, learn and teach permaculture. Currently they are developing projects in Kenya, Colombia, and Upstate New York which include; seed/food revival education, community building and creating permaculture demonstration sites.

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Friday, March 29
Sunday, March 31


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch