Easter Weekend: Yoga and Sacred Healing

Presented by Mary Thompson, Indu Arora, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Jennifer Andrews (Ambika), Mejda DasFriday, April 14 – Monday, April 17, 2017Tuition : $120.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)











Easter is a time of renewal and affirmation of the universal healing energies within us. Join experienced teachers for a weekend of Yoga practice complemented by talks on Ayurveda to cultivate deep connection to your physical, mental/emotional and spiritual well-being. Connect to the natural beauty of the Ashram in the Springtime to recharge and gain inspiration.

Familes Welcome!


06:00 - 07:30 Satsang
08:00 - 10:00 Yoga Class
10:00 - 10:45 Brunch
10:45 - 11:45 Karma Yoga
12:00 - 01:30 Workshop 1
02:00 - 03:30 Workshop 2
04:00 - 06:00 Yoga Class
06:00 - 06:45 Dinner
08:00 - 09:30 Satsang

PM Satsang – "Self-Healing: Yoga and Ayurveda"

AM Satsang – Indu Aurora: "Mudras for Sacred Healing"
8-10am – Mary Thompson: “Self-care for Stress Reduction”
12-1:30pm – Indu Aurora: "Mudras and Mantras"
2-3:30pm – Mary Thompson: “Ayurveda Self-care Workshop”
8PM Meditation
8:30PM Mejda das and Friends: Kirtan Concert

AM Satsang – “Jesus”
8-10am – Indu Aurora: “Mudras and Sadhana”
12-1:30pm – Ambika: "Pancha Karma"
PM Satsang – "Vedanta and Sermon on the Mount”

AM Satsang – “Prayer”

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The program will begin on the first Date with Orientation at 7pm followed by Satsang at 8pm. 
Departure: The program 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

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.


Accommodation Prices and Photos

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - 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%

Click here for detailed information on accommodations



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 of the non-profit organization, Everyday Ayurveda. Mary is in private practice in Grass Valley, California.

Indu Arora

Indu Arora is an Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist based out of USA. She has been teaching Yoga philosophy, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda since the age of 19. Her teachings are inspired from Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both Yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional Guru paramapara setting.

She considers herself a student for lifetime. Her teaching style is rooted in empowering and inspiring students to awaken the inner Guru. Her core philosophy is,  ‘Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self!” She is the author of Mudra: The Sacred Secret and Yoga - Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision books.

Swami Jnaneswariananda

Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher's Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001.  She is currently a senior teacher at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley.  She teaches with great enthusiasm and humor.

Swami Dharmananda

Swami Dharmananda is one of the main teachers of Hatha Yoga and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013 and is assistant director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. Swami Dharmananda is keenly interested in yoga psychology and philosophy, presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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.

Mejda Das

Mejda Das - Mejda Das Patrick Ryan (vocal, harmonium, tabla, percussion, fretless bass) is a longtime Northern California performer of yoga music of the heart and soul.  He was introduced to the eternal enchantment of mantras in the 1970s as a Kriya yoga disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.  He leads kirtan chanting and sacred hymns at bay area meditation centers and retreats, with his ensemble, Mejda Das and Liquid Fire, featuring the inspirational sounds of eastern and western instruments.   He notes, 'Chanting leads one to the heart of mystical communion.  Intentional invocation creates a Divine portal between soul and Spirit, an open mike for both singer and listener to converse intimately with the Blissful Beloved.  Sing a song of deep love to God, in God. It's an infinite thrill that is unforgettable.'  Mejda Das appears also as an accompanist with touring classical Indian bhajan, raga, and kirtan artists at west coast devotional events and festivals.