It is said that 75 to 90% of all doctor visits are stress-related. Regular Yoga practice helps to reduce stress and anxiety that aggravate physical, mental/ emotional and spiritual states of health caused by stress.
The Stress Resilience Certification Course introduces practical Yoga techniques and concepts to guide participants on how to establish regular Yogic lifestyle routines to reduce stress and anxiety.
Teaching is focused on the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual benefits of a Yogic lifestyle to reduce stress and anxiety, and further addresses the deeper questions in our search for true peace and happiness.
Gain practical understanding of the body-mind relationship through the application of specific Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga techniques; learn how to recognize the mind’s karmic tendencies and negative behaviors; and how to apply Yoga practices and techniques to reduce stress, anxiety and negative emotions.
In addressing spiritual stress, you will be introduced to the nature of the Self through Vedantic meditation practices to gain fresh perspective on stressful situations; and learn the panchamaya kosha model and its application in holistic assessment.
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Asana Class
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Stress Resilience Class
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
Sunday – Arrival
4pm Asana and Pranayama Class
8pm Satsang: Introduction to Course: What is Stress? / 5 Points and 4 Paths of Yoga
AM Satsang: BD: Health and Stress
Workshop: 5 Sources of Stress / Fight and Flight Response
PM Satsang: Prana: Lifestyle Strategies
AM Satsang: 3 Bodies / Effects of Chronic Stress
Workshop: 3 Gunas: Mental and Emotional Responses to Stress / Strategies for
Creating a Sattvic Life
PM Satsang: Video – Sivananda Yoga: Health, Peace and Unity
AM Satsang: Silent Walk
Workshop: 5 States of Mind / Concentration Techniques
PM Satsang: 3 Levels of the Mind
AM Satsang AM: Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Relationships
Workshop: Positive Thinking Techniques from the 4 Paths of Yoga
PM Satsang PM: Guru Puja: Transforming Negative Emotions to Devotion
AM Satsang: BD: Meditation to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Workshop: Ethical Guidelines for Health and Unity
TTC is recommended but not required. Some experience with counseling is recommended.
An SYVC certification will be present upon successful completion.
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 3pm on the Final date.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm 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.
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
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.
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.