During this week, you will learn the nature of your thoughts and how to change the thought tendencies from negative (causing you to suffer i.e.fears, anxiety, anger) to positive (bringing you to peace and power in your life).
There will be daily practices of yoga postures, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques that will help to change the energy of thoughts and give energy and rest to the nervous system, guided meditation and chanting to uplift the mind and open the heart. There will also be daily workshops to help understand the mind and how to harness the energy of it.
Each participant will be empowered to create a positive affirmation that directly addresses an aspect of their life they would like to change and a vision board of how that change will look.
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Affirmations Workshop
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecuture
This course is open to anyone who has a sincere desire to be positive!
What to Bring
Recommended Texts (Available in our boutique)
Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy
by Swami Sitaramananda
Positive Thinking manual
by Swami Sitaramananda
by Swami Sivananda
Yoga Life 7 CD
set by Swami Sitaramananda
Other: slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on Day 1 with Orientation and Satsang.
Departure: The course will end at 2pm on the final Date.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Monday 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 (click 'register' on the left).
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%
Tara Durga Devi
Tara Durga Devi is a Senior Teacher and comes regularly to teach and study at the ashram. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1976 and was co-founder and owner of The Yoga Center, an affiliated Sivananda Yoga center in Stockton, CA. She is a certified Yoga Therapist and is a graduate of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC) and Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC). Tara Durga Devi is one of the rare yoga teachers trained by Swami Vishnudevananda, with whom she took TTC in 1976.