Ayurveda Courses and Retreats

Science of Life, Well-being, and Perfect Health

Ayurveda Courses

SCIENCE OF HEALING

Ayurveda Courses

Ayurveda Courses at the Sivananda Yoga Farm helps you to find your True Nature as Spirit and help you to control the mind and lead a happy and healthy life.  Ayurveda is the science of life, and goes deeper into prescribing life regimens, food and diet, herbs, and an understanding of our specific mental and physical propensities, or constitution. By bringing into balance the 5 elements in the body and mind we regain health.

Health is Wealth

Health is a law of nature. It is our natural birthright. Ayurveda and Yoga, the ancient sciences of medicine and right living, declare the origin of disease comes from three flaws: forgetting our True Nature as Spirit, the misuse of intellect, and excessive movement of the mind.

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life.   This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and health.

 

During Ayurveda Courses guests can get a consultation done with a professional

Ayurvedic Consultation

Discover your own personal constitution and learn the basic tools to keep your body, mind and spirit in balance through diet, lifestyle and other tools for healthy living. We’ll determine what kinds of activities and changes in your lifestyle can best help you restore balance. Includes detailed history intake, pulse and tongue analysis, diet and lifestyle evaluation. Please call to book your Ayurvedic consultation and complete your Intake Forms before your scheduled appointment time.

Ayurvedic Consultation

Discover your own personal constitution and learn the basic tools to keep your body, mind and spirit in balance through diet, lifestyle and other tools for healthy living. We’ll determine what kinds of activities and changes in your lifestyle can best help you restore balance. Includes detailed history intake, pulse and tongue analysis, diet and lifestyle evaluation. Please call to book your Ayurvedic consultation and complete your Intake Forms before your scheduled appointment time.

During Ayurveda Courses guests can get a consultation done with a professional
During Ayurveda courses treatments are available to help you relax

Ayurvedic Body Treatments

A beautifully relaxing and luxurious full body treatment. Includes Abhyanga, a herbal oil massage; followed by Shirodhara, a soothing, steady stream of herbal oil poured on to the forehead directly over the third eye, calming and purifying the mind. Last comes Swedhana, a full-body herbal steam treatment, which helps the oil and herbs penetrate the body, nourishing the skin and removing toxins.

 

Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available.  The Consultations and Body Treatments have an additional cost on top of what is being charged for Tuition and Accommodations.  Please see our full Well-being Treatment Menu for descriptions and prices.

Upcoming Dates

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September 21 - 23, 2018 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
September 23 - 28, 2018 Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat $875.00
October 5 - 7, 2018 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
October 26 - 28, 2018 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
November 9 - 19, 2018 Pancha Karma Detoxification Therapy $4,280.00
December 7 - 9, 2018 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
January 4 - 6, 2019 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
January 11 - 13, 2019 Ayurvedic Cooking Course $250.00
February 1 - 3, 2019 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
March 15 - 17, 2019 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00
April 12 - 14, 2019 Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat $140.00

Teachers

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Durga Leela

Durga Leela is founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program integrating Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body and spirit approach for those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors. Yoga of Recovery is currently offered as workshops, retreats and certificate courses. Durga holds the RYT-500 qualification, having completed both the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course and an Advanced Yoga Teachers Training. She is also extensively trained in Meditation and Vedanta. She is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained at the California College of Ayurveda and also in Kerala, India. She is Director of…

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Bharata Surya

Bharata Surya (Javier Lopez) is a Sivananda Yoga Teacher and a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Counselor, Pancha Karma specialist and Marma therapist trained in the US and India. For the last 15 years he has led private practices and set up Ayurvedic clinics in different parts of the US and abroad, conducting multiple workshops and programs and designed protocols on diet, herbology, lifestyle management therapies, yoga/ayurvedic cleansings and juice fastings. As lead chef at the Yoga Farm Ashram, Bharata stresses the importance of healing the body and mind through food. Besides offering Ayurveda consultations, he teaches weekend and full 7-day certified…

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Manas Kshirsagar

Manas Kshirsagar is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. He comes from a Rig Vedic Bramhin tradition with an extensive Ayurvedic background. He graduated from Aloha Ayurveda Academy and completed his BS in Health and Physiology from Maharishi University of Management. He is an acclaimed Wellness Consultant, and expected to complete his Masters program (Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine). He has worked as an Ayurvedic Consultant at MAPI and the prestigious Raj Panchakarma center in Fairfield, IA. He is a Health Educator, who is passionate about health and fitness. He has worked with clients of all age groups and specializes in Lifestyle Medicine.…

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Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)

Ambika (Jennifer Andrews) specializes in the ancient vedic healing sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. She is the owner and founder of Ambikas Ayurveda. Ambika has a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Nevada, Reno, Masters of Education degree from The University of Cincinnati, and certificates in Ayurveda from The Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico , and The California College of Ayurveda, Grass Valley, California, and is a certified Sivananda yoga instructor. ambikasayurveda.com ayurvedarejuvenation.com

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Gita Devi

Gita Devi is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist. She began her Ayurvedic studies in Kerala, India in 2001 and is also a Graduate of the California College of Ayurveda. Gita Devi has completed both the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course and the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Webiste: www.ayurvedaananda.com

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Arun Deva

Arun Deva, DASc, AYT, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YTRx, BA, is a well known Senior Ayurvedic Practitioner, ayurvedic yoga therapist (AYT and C-IAYT) and certified teacher of Vinyasa Krama Yoga (E-RYT500).  He has served both the National & State Ayurvedic Associations: NAMA & CAAM. Arun teaches internationally, lectures at Conferences, writes articles for different publications; including peer reviewed Ayurveda Journals, and has been featured on both radio and television. He is faculty for yoga studies at Loyola Marymount University. Arun has been a friend of the Yoga Farm for over 9 years and has taught the Emotional Intelligence course here for the last 7 years. Currently he chairs…

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Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson, C.A.S., P.K.S., (Ayurvedacharya), is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda and senior teacher with certifications as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist. Mary is a graduate of the first graduating class of the College in 1997. In 2008 she received the Charaka Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching and was given the title “Ayurvedacharya” (respected teacher of Ayurveda) by Dr. Halpern. She has been an invited speaker at several Ayurvedic conferences and is a founding member and former Secretary of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. She is also the founder and Executive Director…

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Alexandra Epple

Alexandra Epple CAS, CMT is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, seasoned yoga instructor and long time bodyworker. Her approach to health is super practical and down to earth. She graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 2011 and has spent months at a time in Thailand and India, for further education in the healing arts. She has been part of the Sivananda therapy team since 2009. She is also a faculty member at the California College of Ayurveda and mentors a 9 month Ayurveda program. Her 10 week online program Body Joy, supports women to integrate yogic and Ayurvedic practices into their daily lives. Her podcast Women…