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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

Sierra Foothills, Grass Valley, California

Established in the town of Grass Valley, California, a 90 minute drive from Sacramento or 3 hours from San Francisco, the Sivananda Yoga Farm is a peaceful oasis where people from all over the world come together to practice yoga, meditation, and discover their true self.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

COMMUNITY, CONNECTION AND NATURAL LIVING

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Teacher Training Course (TTC)

Oct. 19 – Nov. 16, 2024
Mar. 1 – 29, 2025
May 10 – Jun. 7, 2025

Yoga Vacation guests be offered two 2-hour yoga classes per day.

Yoga Vacation

Reconnect with Nature, progress with daily yoga, connect with your own Self, be part of a community from all over the world.

Sivananda yoga offers foundation courses for those new to yoga and want to learn.

Courses and Programs

Beginners Courses, Stress Relief & Relaxation, Ayurvedic Massage Retreat, Positive thinking, Meditation Retreats

Sivananda yoga offers foundation courses for those new to yoga and want to learn.

Holistic Health Retreats

Lifestyle Medicine and Natural Healing | Experience for yourself the benefits of a daily combination of these time-tested Yoga techniques.

Yoga Vacation guests be offered two 2-hour yoga classes per day.

Sacred Ashram Tour

Take a guided Ashram Sacred Tour walk to see and experience the sacred land that the ashram has been on since 1971.

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Karma Yoga / Seva

Work as worship – Learn the attitude of offering, humility, and selflessness, Right motive: It’s not what you do that counts but your real motive behind.

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Guest Information

The Yoga Farm welcomes people from around the world and provides a peaceful setting in which to find a way back to a holistic lifestyle in harmony with nature. 

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Permaculture & Gardening

The ashram offers yearly Permaculture Design Certification courses in April.  We also have a garden which needs help year-round.

Sivananda yoga offers foundation courses for those new to yoga and want to learn.

Swami Sitaramananda Weekly Satsangs

Join us online every week for different topics from “yoga philosophy”, “yoga of relationships”, “fear to courage” etc…

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Temple Services

The ashram has 10 temples & shrines including Ganesha, Krishna, Durga, Siva, Hanuman, Navagraha, Dakshina Murti, Nataraj, and more.

Sivananda yoga offers foundation courses for those new to yoga and want to learn.

Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training (SYHET)

2-year, 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Program, IAYT Certified
Next Cohort begins January 2026

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC)

with Swami Sitaramananda
& Krishna Darshan

ATTC – 2026

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Program Advice appointment

Not sure where to start? Or which program might be right for you? Make an appointment with a Program Advisor to get your questions answered.

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Sadhana Intensive

2 weeks intensive pranayama practice
Prerequisite: TTC graduate
June 10 – 25, 2025

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Family Yoga Camps

July & Aug. 2024 | Bringing Family and Yoga practice together, enjoy the peaceful nature, have fun and quality time with your family, while shaping body and mind.

Shanti Cabins are in a Natural Setting with animals like deer that walk around freely

Accommodations & Rates

The Yoga Farm accommodations are separate cabins that are nestled under trees with beautiful surroundings. 

Sivananda yoga offers foundation courses for those new to yoga and want to learn.

Teachers Training Course in India

Aug. 16 – Sept. 13, 2025 in Coimbatore, India

“Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.” 

– Swami Sivananda

 

DIVE DEEP INTO

Our Teachings

Our teachings section is based on the essential teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda.  In this teachings section of our website you will find teachings on many different topics such as “What is Satsang”, “What is Yoga”, Life, Health, Mind, Prana, and much more.

“Health is Wealth, Peace of Mind is Happiness, Yoga Shows the Way.” 

– Swami Vishnudevananda

 

Other Locations

LOS ANGELES, VIETNAM, ASIA

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Los Angeles Center

The LA center has been in operation for more than 50 years since the 1970s.  In 2019, we moved the center to a new location.  The center is now in a beautiful, historical building in the West Adams neighborhood.  We have daily satsangs, yoga classes, workshops, and courses.  Please come by for a visit.

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Yoga Resort & Training Center in Da Lat, Vietnam

Year-round ashram in Da Lat, Vietnam offering yoga vacation, Teacher Training, Sadhana Intensive and more

Health is Wealth
Peace of Mind is Happiness
Yoga Shows the Way

-Swami Vishnudevananda

Check out our Blog

LEARN, INSPIRE, TRANSFORM

Our Sivananda Yoga Farm Blog has numerous articles, videos, and talks given by our senior teachers over the years.

Find the Self and End Your Suffering

Find the Self and End Your Suffering

  Does our suffering have any use to us? And where does suffering come from? According to the Raja Sutras, all of our suffering comes from five main sources. They are ignorance, pleasure, aversion, the ego, and the fear of death. When we begin to investigate...

Karmic Disease

Karmic Disease

Today we have a very serious topic, the topic of Karmic Disease. So, you know, people have diseases and sometimes it’s not explainable. We don’t understand why they have the diseases. So, first you need to understand the meaning of the word karma. Karma means simply the universal law of cause and effect, action and reaction. The word Karma means action, and karma applies to physical action, but also to mental action. I mean, you don’t do anything, but you think about it. And when you think about it, you create the mental karma, and the reason why we are born in this particular condition is because of our karma. So, there is no accident that we are born in a certain family in certain circumstances, a certain country and our life goes a certain way.

Health & Disease

Health & Disease

Diseases do not happen like right away, let’s say you are angry, you are resentful, it stays in the system for a long time; resentment is like rust, slowly, slowly it eats your body as it eats your mind; so then slowly slowly, after ten years of resentment, you develop some kind of problem, for example, problems on the liver, arthritis problem. Any physical health problem always has some kind of equivalence in the mind. If you are grieving, for example, you were crying, or you never really recovered for years, then you might one day have a problem with the lungs.

HOW TO MEDITATE IN DAILY LIFE

HOW TO MEDITATE IN DAILY LIFE

There are different definitions of meditation. One of the definitions, the classical way, is the definition according to Patanjali. According to Patanjali, meditation is at the seventh rung. That means seventh step of the eight steps ladder of yoga, a Raja Yoga system. That means you have to prepare yourself, in order for you to be able to be still. Yamas and niyamas are the two first rungs in Taja Yoga, guiding you to have proper behavior that will not bring about any kind of reaction, that will bring about peace.