Medical Doctors Yoga Retreat: Yoga the Future of Medicine

Suprabha Jain, MD, Swami Sitaramananda4:00 PM Friday, June 16 –
2:00 PM Sunday, June 18, 2017
Tuition : $250.00
Bring one friend for free
(Does not include accommodation)







Spend a weekend to recharge yourself in a beautiful retreat in the Sierra foothills and learn yoga for yourself and your patients!

  • Daily yoga and relaxation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Guided meditation and mantra (sacred sound)
  • Chanting and concert
  • Yoga and stress management
  • Yoga and energy management
  • Yogic vegetarian and wholesome, peaceful, and uplifting environment



  • 04:00 - 06:00 pm - Arrival and registration
  • 06:00 - 07:00 pm - Vegetarian Dinner
  • 07:00 - 07:30 pm - Orientation talk
  • 08:00 - 09:30 pm - Satsang (guided meditation, kirtan, and Dr. S. Jain welcome talk on How Yoga compliments medicine)


  • 06:00 - 07:30 am - Satsang (guided meditation, kirtan, and lecture)
  • 08:00 - 10:00 am - Yoga class (postures for all levels, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Brunch
  • 12:00 - 01:00 pm - Workshop - How to increase and manage prana (life force) 
  • 02:00 - 03:00 pm - Workshop (Yoga Psychology and mental health)
  • 04:00 - 06:00 pm - Yoga class (postures for all levels, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques)
  • 06:00 - 07:00 pm - Vegetarian Dinner
  • 07:00 - 07:30 pm - Orientation talk
  • 08:00 - 09:30 pm - Flamenco guitar and devotional kirtan Concert with Atmaramdas 


  • 06:00 - 07:30 am - Satsang (guided meditation, kirtan, and lecture)
  • 08:00 - 10:00 am - Yoga class (postures for all levels, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Brunch
  • 12:00 - 01:00 pm - Workshop - Dr. S. Jain on How doctors can integrate Yoga in their professional life 
  • 02:00 pm - Departure

**Ayurvedic warm oil massage is available upon request


There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm. 
Departure: The course will conclude at 2pm on the Final date.

We encourage you to arrive from 2 - 4 pm on Day 1, 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

Textbook: "Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

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.

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



Suprabha Jain, MD

Dr. Jain was born and brought up in the Land of Yoga, Ayurveda and Spirituality India. She grew up in a family of engineers, medical doctors, and scientists. For many years she was recognized as one of the finest yoga students and learned in depth science of yoga while getting her formal school education. During her high school years she became her State and all India Yoga Champion for three consecutive years. Her Medical School training was done in the beautiful cities of Ajmer and Jaipur, India.

After migrating to USA in 1992 she finished her residency training in Internal medicine and fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), PA, USA. As a resident and fellow she showed keen interest in integrative and complementary medicine and worked with Louis Mehl Medrona, MD at the Center for Complementary Medicine, UPMC. She joined Henry C Downs, MD an integrative medicine practitioner, in 1999 in Walnut Creek, CA. She got the opportunity to start her own medical practice in 2000. She has since then developed, designed and delivered many ways of treating and managing true health and has coached her loyal clients the science of inner well being.

She concluded in those 16 years of practice that working only on body and disease level is limiting our full potential. We need to open up to more dimensions of human existence.   Her work teaches everyone how to understand higher levels of consciousness within us to heal the body, mind and soul. The only way out is in

She continues to offer her services as an alternative/integrative medicine provider to adults and seniors incorporating wellness principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and Preksha Meditation. She got her training in Preksha Meditation at Preksha Center, New Delhi, India. Her deeper connection with spirit and her yearning for soul wellness brought her to India many times over the years to directly experience, see and learn ancient and authentic wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda at various places including Kottakal Ayurvedshala, Kerala, Santhigiri Ashram, Kerala, Ayurgram, Banglore, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Hardwar, Vivekanand Yog Institute, Banglore, Ayurveda Hospital, Jaipur and many more places throughout India.

In her current practice she runs an Integrated Wellness program that incorporates Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Spirituality, Quantum Biofeedback and various other deeper healing techniques. To offer a powerful healing experience to her clients she works closely with many other team members who specialize in Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathic medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine.

Swami Sitaramananda

Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda. She was nominated acharya by him in 1989 and is presently acharya of US West coast Centers and Ashrams as well as Asia, especially Vietnam and China. She has been director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm for more than 20 years and has taught many international Teachers Training Courses in California, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and India and is also teaching regularly at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau Bahamas. She is the author of Positive Thinking Manual, Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy (translated in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese) and Swamiji Said, a collection of teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in His Own Words as well as two poem books. She is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda. Some of her audio lectures on Yoga Life, articles and webinar presentations can be found on the website.