One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativities are prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life. Our interactions with others seem to be more negative than bringing comfort and joy. Our minds are saturated and our sensitivity numbed with overload information and the confusion and despair that come from local, national or world news. In this atmosphere, it is difficult for us to access our innate positive and joyful nature, and remember the goodness of men and the grace of God. We lost faith and doubt our path and worry about where the world is going and what will become of us . We need to see clarly and take a break from our busy life to recharge and reconnect with the beauty and meaning of life. We can not change the external but we can change our outlook about it.
We can not redo the past and it is not helpful to worry about the future, but we can live in the solid present and make the best of it. There will be workshops and lectures specifically on the power of thoughts, how to be in the present, and how to turn negative feelings and thoughts to positive feelings. How to manage stress and respond positivily to challenges. Yoga psychology and philosophy have a wealth of techniques and information that will help us to cope.
- Four paths of Yoga in response to negative emotions
- Thought Power
- Heart intelligence
- Yoga asanas
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Fear management
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Workshop on Positive Thinking
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.
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◻ 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 has been teaching yoga and meditation for 32 years and was co-founder and owner of The Yoga Center, an affiliated Sivananda Yoga center in Stockton, CA. She has been trained in Yoga Therapy 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.