Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

COMMUNITY, CONNECTION AND NATURAL LIVING
Established by Swami Vishnudevananda in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills since 1971, 120 miles outside San Francisco, CA, the Sivananda Yoga Farm is a peaceful oasis where people from all over the world come together to practice yoga, meditation and rediscover their true self.

Yoga Teachers Trained since 1969

                               

Mission Statement

Practicing and teaching the ancient yogic knowledge of Health, Peace, Unity in diversity, and Self-realization.

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Upcoming Courses

INVEST TIME FOR YOUR SELF

Meditation and Self-Study Certification Course

With Swami Jnaneswariananda

September 30 – October 9, 2018

Sadhana Intensive

with Krishna Darshan and Swami Sitaramananda

November 11 - 25, 2018
Grass Valley, CA

Thanksgiving Retreat: Success in Life and Self Realization

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Ellen Grace O’Brian (Yogacharya), Krishna Darshan and Karnamrita Dasi

November 22 - 25, 2018

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

“Kindle the light of love in the heart and radiate love and light to one and all”

– Swami Sivananda

“Kindle the light of love in the heart and radiate love and light to one and all”

– Swami Sivananda

Our Offerings

EXPLORE SACRED KNOWLEDGE

Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses around the world.

Yoga Teacher Training

Receive a powerful, personal experience and learn to transmit the knowledge of Yoga to others. An internationally recognized certification accepted by the worldwide Yoga Alliance is awarded upon successful completion.
Sivananda yoga offers year-round yoga vacations to rejuvenate and reconnect.

Yoga Vacation

Reconnect with healthy, balanced living and develop a spiritual and positive vision of life. Come for the day or spend a couple weeks with us. Our volunteer staff is always happy to welcome and share their enthusiasm with you.
Sivananda yoga offers certification courses for those wanting to deepen their knowledge.

Certificate Courses

Our certificate courses are suitable for all yoga practitioners and ideal for yoga teachers and health professionals, offering an opportunity for personal practice infused with concise topics, specific teachings, workshops and lectures.
Sivananda yoga offers foundation courses for those new to yoga and want to learn.

Foundational Courses

The Sivananda Yoga Foundational courses seek to empower individuals with classical Yoga tools and Self-knowledge to promote integral health, to reduce stress, to restore balance and a sense of purpose in one’s life.

Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga

The Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga (SIHY) is a health education branch of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is offering a new 2-year 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training (SYHET) program.

Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga

The Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga (SIHY) is a health education branch of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is offering a new 2-year 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training (SYHET) program.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE

Sivananda Yoga Farm

Our Teachings

THE FIVE POINTS OF YOGA

After closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the West, Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, noted that the ancient wisdom of Yoga can be synthesized into five basic principles, which can easily be incorporated into our own lifestyles to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that the activities at the Yoga Farm are based.

1. Proper Exercise (Asanas)

Enhances the flexibility of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and stimulates circulation. Flexibility and strength of the spine keep the body youthful.

2. Proper Breathing (Pranayama)

Connects the body to its battery, the solar plexus, which is a storehouse of energy. Stress and depression can be overcome by breathing more deeply with increased awareness.

3. Proper Relaxation (Savasana)

Relieves the body of existing stress symptoms (including muscle tension and breathlessness) and also helps develop resistance against external stress factors. Once body and mind are freed from constant overload, they are at ease and perform more efficiently.

Practicing Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Farm is a holistic experience.

4. Proper Diet (Vegetarian)

Promotes health and has a positive effect on body and mind. It is natural, simple to prepare, easy to digest and absorb. It is based on proper food choices and causes the least harm to other living beings and the environment.

5. Positive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)

Eliminates negative thought patterns and provides an experience of inner peace by controlling the mind through meditation. This is the key to peace of mind.

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From Himalayas to California

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Testimonial

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) discusses the importance of Sivananda Yoga as a spiritual and healing tradition of classical yoga as a complete system of well-being. He explains authentic yoga as a science for bringing complete peace, harmony and balance to the mind and heart. As well as a tool for dealing with the complexities of the current planetary situation by opening up our potentials for cosmic awareness through yogic lifestyle and connecting with the whole of nature. He describes Sivananda Yoga as one of the few yoga movements connected to the eternal background of yoga that gives us the integral approach Yoga and consistently teaches the full range of Vedic sciences such as Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic Astrology for transforming ourselves through knowledge and Self-realization.
SIVANANDA YOGA FARM

CONTACT US

14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949

[email protected]
Telephone: (+1) 530 272 9322

Rejuvenate Your Being

RELAX IN BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT

A Yoga vacation is an ideal getaway to change perspective towards one’s life and become healthier, more relaxed and connected.  This program is open to all levels from beginners to advanced.

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CONTRIBUTE TO WORLD PEACE

The Sivananda Yoga Farm is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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