End of Year Donations
Dear Sivananda Friends,
Seasons Greetings from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm! Your love and support through the years has sincerely helped to change the world. From our humble beginnings your dedication and commitment has made this possible. The Yoga Farm continues in the tradition of 46 years to be a volunteer-based, spiritual organization of 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
Sivananda Institute of Health
The Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga (SIHY) is a health education branch of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers (SYVC). SIHY has a 2-year 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training (SYHET) program, 5-day Yoga Health Education Camps, 2-day Yoga Health Weekend Intensives, and personal consultations are also available.
Teachers Training Course (TTC)
This 4 week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. We have 2 TTCs in May and October at the Yoga Farm. We have 3 TTCs in Vietnam in Feb., July, and November and one in China in September
NEW in 2018
350-Hours Vedic Counseling Course
This Vedic Counceling course goal is to help serious Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic Practitionners and Vedic Sciences Practitionners to acquire additionnal and practical skills to be able to help their students or clients on the path of positive living and high thinking.
Yoga Health Education Intensive Weekend - Chronic Pain
Swami Sivasankariananda, Dr. Anthony Lopresti
Friday, Jan 26 – Sunday, Jan 28, 2018
This weekend will introduce you to the basic guidelines for classical yogic meditation. This course is ideal for beginners in meditation.
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Marc Halpern , Dr. Andrea Deerheart
Thursday, Feb 1 – Sunday, Feb 4, 2018
Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body.
Yoga and Vedanta
Friday, Feb 2 – Sunday, Feb 4, 2018
The ancient Rishis or seers, having delved into the depths of their being, closely analyzed all of the layers of the human existence.
Permaculture Service Day
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018
8:00 am–9:30 pm
This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in Permaculture to come serve at the Yoga Farm and learn through hands-on activities. There will be a special Permaculture lecture and workshop offered to participants as part of the program.
Vedic Mantras and Rituals
Friday, Feb 9 – Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
A "Mantra" is mystical spiritual energy encased in a sound structure. At its simplest, the word Om serves as a mantra.
Swami Vashistananda, Shakti Rising
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
6:00 pm–6:00 am
Celebrate this auspicious festival, the Great Night of Lord Siva, with a series of four pujas. Devotees perform sincere worship of Siva, the Lord of cosmic transformation and dance.
Ancient Stories of Grace and Divine Kirtan:
Wednesday, Feb 14 – Friday, Feb 16, 2018
Hari Katha is a form of story-telling focused on the lives of saints and/or stories from Hindu epic scriptures.
Yoga Health Education Camp - Stress Management
Swami Dharmananda, Rudra Manohara
Sunday, Feb 18 – Friday, Feb 23, 2018
This week is for learning the health benefits of yoga. We will focus on Diabetes prevention.
Permaculture Weekend: Ayurvedic Agroforestry
Friday, Feb 23 – Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
From the context of ecological design for healthy humans and healthy food systems, this workshop will explore the foundations of each Ayurveda and Agroforestry, then utilize Ayurvedic wisdom to learn how to design and tend place-based edible ecosystems.
Nonviolent Communication: From Conflict to Connection
Friday, Feb 23 – Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Are you sometimes faced with challenging interactions and unsure of what to do? Often in such situations we either forego our needs and succumb to others demands (submit) or impose our needs over others (rebel).
Raja Yoga Sutras
Sunday, Feb 25 – Friday, Mar 2, 2018
Raja Yoga is the royal Yoga path of mind control and meditation. It is a natural culmination of the Hatha Yoga practice which is considered to be a step to Raja Yoga. The purpose of Raja Yoga is to bring the mind to calmness so one can realize the Self, the peace and Bliss within.
Art of Affirmations
Tara Durga Devi
Sunday, Mar 4 – Friday, Mar 9, 2018
One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativities are prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life.
Dharma of Family and Marriage
Friday, Mar 9 – Sunday, Mar 11, 2018
During this weekend course, we will study the 4 stages of life and focus on the householder stage. We will look at some of the challenges and choices that are part of the householder life and how to apply yoga principles in a practical way.
Doctors and Nurses Yoga Retreat
Suprabha Jain, MD
Friday, Mar 16 – Sunday, Mar 18, 2018
This weekend Yoga retreat is designed for health care professionals to recharge themselves with Yoga and meditation practice, healthy vegetarian food, and the positive and healing environment of the Ashram.
Family Yoga Camp
Friday, Mar 23 – Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
Bringing Family and Yoga practice together during this special time here at the Ashram. Enjoy the peaceful nature, have fun and quality time with your family, while shaping body and mind in the daily Asana classes and spiritual courses.