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.
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 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.
Talks will be given on topics such as: Ayurvedic constitution, Signs of imbalance and balancing therapies, Proper Digestion Guidelines to healthy eating, Ayurvedic lifestyle, seasonal and daily routines
6-8am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
12-1pm Workshop on Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Routines
1-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: The course will begin on the first Date with Ashram Orientation at 7pm followed by Satsang at 8pm.
Departure: The course will finish on the final date at 1pm or after the final workshop.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on the first Day making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.
What to Bring
"Ayurveda - Science of Self-healing" by Dr. Vasant Lad
"The Ayurvedic Cookbook" by Dr. Vasant Lad
Other: slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.
To Register for this course click the "Register" Button.
? STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
? STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
? STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
? STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
? STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD
Accommodation Prices and Photos
- Dorm: $65/night per person
- Double: $85/night per person
- Single: $130/night
- Double: $120/night per person
- Single: $170/night
Deluxe Shanti Cabins
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family
Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%
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 the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She is also a member of Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).