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Labor Day Weekend: Vedic Sciences for Healing and Self-transformation

Taught by Swami Dharmananda, Durga Leela, Swami Sivasankariananda, Shreelata Suresh7:00 PM Friday, August 31 –
3:00 PM Monday, September 3, 2018
Tuition : $120.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

The Vedas contain the core knowledge of the Self and the Universe. Contemplating this Truth integrates our understanding of the Universe, time, space, karma, identity and the purpose of our existence, connecting us with the ultimate power of well-being and Self-transformation.

Join us for this wonderful weekend dedicated to Vedic Knowledge comprising Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Tantra, Mantra and Yantra. Daily workshops introduce the Vedas, Sanatana Dharma, Yoga & Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, Mantra and Sound.

We are blessed to welcome Shree Lata Suresh, director of the Vishwa Shanti Dance Academy, and her students, for classical Indian Bharat Natyam dance performances during the weekend.

Daily Schedule

Saturday

6 - 7:30 am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8 - 10 am Yoga Class
10 am Brunch
11 am Karma Yoga
12 - 1 pm Intro to Vedas, Vedic Sciences, Sanatana Dharma
2 - 3 pm Intro to Classical Four Paths of Yoga

4 - 6 pm Yoga Class
6 pm Dinner
8 - 9:30 pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Sunday

6 - 7:30 am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8 - 10 am Yoga Class
10 am Brunch
11 am Karma Yoga
12 - 1 pm Bharanatyam Dance
2 - 3 pm Mantra and Sound

4 - 6 pm Yoga Class
6 pm Dinner
8 - 9:30 pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Monday

6 - 7:30 am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8 - 10 am Yoga Class
10 am Brunch
11 am Karma Yoga
12 - 1 pm Bharanatyam Dance
end of retreat

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

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.

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


 

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.


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 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).

www.yogaofrecovery.com/


Swami Sivasankariananda

After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She took sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist.


Shreelata Suresh

Shreelata commenced her training at the age of six under Vyjayantimala Bali, the famous dancer and actress. After her arangetram in 1981, she studied under the illustrious Guru Kalaimamani K. N. Dakshinamurthy Pillai. Presently she is under the tutelage of Guru V. Krishnamoorthi, whose unique and innovative choreography has encouraged her to create a distinct style of her own. Shreelata has also mastered the dance form of Kuchipoodi from Guru Krishnamoorthi.