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Live on Land
Living Soil

Prakriti Samvedana

For building empathy

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About the course

What insight will I get

Srivathsa's transformative wellbeing offering is a comprehensive course centred around permaculture and organic gardening practices deeply rooted in Indic tradition. This course covers various aspects of biodiversity and its importance, including the study of symbiotic relationships. Participants will learn the principles that are aimed at creating sustainable and regenerative ecosystems in harmony with nature. Topics covered include soil building through composting and vermiculture, companion planting for improved growth and pest management, techniques for soil fertility, and organic pest and disease control. Additionally, participants will explore seed saving, water conservation techniques, and the wisdom of indigenous plants from Indic tradition. The course emphasizes ethical gardening practices, fostering a deep connection with nature and a sense of stewardship to create thriving organic gardens.

Benefits of this insight

As participants engage in nurturing plants and creating sustainable ecosystems, they develop a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all living beings, including plants and animals. Through this experiential learning, individuals gain a greater appreciation for the value of life in its various forms and the importance of co-existing harmoniously with nature. This heightened awareness of the delicate balance in ecosystems fosters a sense of empathy towards the living organisms they interact with, recognizing their intrinsic worth and right to thrive. The course serves as a powerful catalyst for building a sense of interconnectedness with the entire web of life.

Incorporating in my life

Participants can begin by cultivating their organic gardens, sowing the seeds of sustainability and self-reliance right at home. As participants embrace eco-friendly habits like composting and water conservation, they become conscious custodians of the environment, reducing waste and supporting the planet's natural cycles. This integration of permaculture and organic practices into daily life not only nurtures personal wellbeing but also nurtures a profound connection with the planet, paving the way for a greener, more harmonious future.

About the specialist

Srivathsa Govindaraju is an Earth-friendly Farmer, Naturalist, and Sustainable Living expert based in Bangalore. With over 15 years of experience, Srivathsa's expertise lies in promoting positive wellbeing through a clear understanding of our symbiotic relationship with nature. What makes Srivathsa truly special is his commitment to living the principles he teaches. As a practising Chemical-free Farmer and avid wildlife conservationist, he embodies a holistic and sustainable lifestyle. Through his Nature Inspires initiatives, Srivathsa offers programs for different age groups, guiding clients towards a natural way of life and fostering awareness of our surroundings.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

The Charaka Samhita compiled by the sage Charaka, is a Sanskrit text on Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine). It is one of the two foundational texts of this field that have survived from ancient India

Soil, as per Charak Samhita, provides nutrient-rich food, promotes stress relief and mental well-being, encourages physical activity, and supports a healthy environment, all of which contribute to human well-being.

Modern research & publications

Research paper: Does Soil Contribute to the Human Gut Microbiome?

Author(s): Winfried E.H. Blum, Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Katharina M. Keiblinger

Abstract: Soil contributes beneficial microorganisms to the human gut, promoting well-being and supporting human health.

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Srivathsa Govindaraju.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Introduction to permaculture and its principles along with it's significance in creating sustainable ecosystems

Discuss the importance of biodiversity in organic gardening

Understand the process of soil building through composting and vermiculture

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
5 sessions
Duration of each session
60 mins
Course price

Session 1

Achieving Holistic Wellbeing through Sustainable Living
  • Understanding the importance of holistic well-being
  • Exploring what to expect on this sustainable living journey
  • Understanding Nature, Ecosystem, and Biodiversity
  • Navigating Holistic Wellness: Understanding Our Place, Modern Impact, Sustainability, and Balance

Session 2

Understanding Basic Elements - Pancha Bhootas (Soil, Water, Fire, Air, and Sky)
  • Understanding Pancha Bhootas (Soil, Water, Fire, Air, and Sky)
  • An Insight into Soil - The Origin of Life!
  • Understanding how healthy soil leads to healthy food

Session 3

Garden as a Tool for Wellbeing
  • Introduction to basics of plants and gardening
  • Steps to plan your garden, choosing the right plants for your garden, tips for garden maintenance
  • Understanding what your garden needs, dealing with garden pests and diseases
  • How gardening can enhance your well-being

Session 4

Journey towards Sustainable Living - Part 1
  • Psychological and Physiological effects of separation from nature
  • Identifying hidden chemical exposures in our daily lives
  • Importance and advantages of eating local produce and open foraging
  • Detailed insight into gut microbiota and their care

Session 5

Journey towards Sustainable Living - Part 2
  • Exploring Holistic Change: Embracing sustainable lifestyles, dietary choices, and natural alternatives to harmful chemicals
  • Scientific analysis and benefits of forest bathing
  • Elevating your wellbeing with natural supplements, immune-boosting teas, and wild, fresh foods
  • Simple Activities/Recipes to Stay Close to Nature

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Srivathsa Govindaraju

Earth-friendly Farmer, Naturalist, and Sustainable Living expert

Course price
5 sessions • Weekly
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