E. Design Your Life*


Why do this Course

Designing Your Life is the most important design you will ever do!
To realize what is the vision that drives your life, what are the values that direct it and how to put that knowledge into practice,

You need to focus your attention and time on designing this most important thing you will ever have - 

So you can live passionate, unique life that is meant for you!

Although the tools and especially the principles for designing a good life apply to everyone, each person is quite different and that means we differ in what kind of help we need, where we need to start, etc. 

We have quite a lot of experience in coaching our Integral Permaculture students on this subject since it is usually one of their main designs, and - as you might expect - the Integral curriculum includes all of the principles, tools and methods that are useful for also designing such an important project as one's life.

We are very excited to offer this course because it has been truly life-changing for our students in the past, although this is the first time we offer it as a stand-alone course

* Personal Mentorship

The mini-courses with * after their title in the menu are mostly personal mentorships, with additional support from others taking the same course.   

The higher prices reflect the fact that a tutor will spend a lot more time (than on the other courses) coaching you through this course.

The course will start with an interview with your personal mentor, who will then put together the most appropriate set of excercises and classes for you, and the stage you are at in your life.

Who it is For

This course is for anyone who feels they could improve their life.

It is particularly reccommended for People in Transition: those of us who are wanting to live a life much more in tune with our deepest values, who care about the state of the world and would like to find our place in creating the new culture that needs to emerge right now.

It is for those of us who are looking to exit the rat-race but aren't sure where to start, or those who did start that exit some time ago but feel a little stuck now & could do with some help.

The Wider Context

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."

Living within the destructo-culture, we are pushed to abandon our greatest dreams and let ourselves be dragged by the system's current.     Not only are the 'channels' Graham speaks of well and truly shut for most of us, but we also don't even know such a thing exists, or dare to imagine how hugely satisfying our life can be when we are living our Mission full-on.

One of the most potent weapons in the system's artillery for keeping the status quo is precisely to keep us all from living our best life, and it does this with all sorts of control systems including a very pernicious psychological one which is to make us blame ourselves for not 'being a success' (yet) in this dog-eat-dog world.

It isn't our fault if we're deeply miserable & frustrated with our lives, or just not feeling entirely fulfilled, and in fact we're doing great to just survive in this system.   But with help and support we can design better lives for ourselves.

We believe that to re-design that, we need to especially support the cultural creatives, activists and would-be activists (which includes YOU, if you are in any way thinking of living more sustainably!) ... who are the crucial seeds of change for a better future for all of us, and for all Life on Earth.

Nobody can help to change the world without getting their life sorted out (attend to Zones 0 & 1 first), having a thriving, loving home base or at least some kind of sustaining eco-economy to stop being a slave to this system (doing jobs you hate just to 'make a living').   

And convesely, if you design yourself a truly satisfying, ethical and prosperous life, that in itself will be something that changes the system around you.    They're totally interconnected but we must get the balance right, and that is something that most of us need help with.

So, whichever way you look at it, this is an incredibly important design, and it is worth your giving it a big focused effort in the company of the Academy's tutors - who ARE living their dream permaculture life, and know how to help others do the same - and others on the same path as you.

This course will provide you with a selection of design tools we teach in the full Integral Permaculture Design certificate course that are useful for the task of designing the most important 'invisible structure' you will ever create: your own life.

It is a course designed to un-block anything that might be getting in the way of you bringing the fullness of your gifts & talents to the world, and clarify your way.

To Enroll

To enroll on this course, follow instructions on the Welcome page

The price for this course is 50€-150€
sliding scale - pay what you can afford. See more information about financial support


"I was delighted to find a course with individual metoring. 

Mentor is for me a person that I can always turn to when it doubts, difficult times, to ask a question or celebrate a success.

Having someone who truly cares about my growth and is committed to helping me on my personal journey made a really big difference in my life - everything becomes easier with this kind of support.

I highly recommend this course, because it offers a very important thing - 
You will have by your side a person with knowledge and experience in the field you want to learn about but also in guiding people to their destination.

No longer will you be alone on the daunting journey of self-improvement."