Yoga Health Education Camp - Diabetes and Weight Management

Taught by Dr. Stephen Lewis MD, Mary Thompson, Karuna DeviSunday, January 7 – Friday, January 12, 2018Tuition : $190.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)












Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by chronic hyperglycemia due to relative insulin deficiency or resistance or both. 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. The successful management of diabetes revolves around an individually tailored nutritional and lifestyle plan, regular Yoga exercise, breathing exercises and meditation. 

The team of SIHY’s Yoga Health Educators and Nutrition Service will guide you to making decisions with knowledge and confidence. Clients leave our workshops feeling empowered, knowing how to integrate their existing treatment plan with the healthy benefits of a Yoga lifestyle.

Daily Schedule

06:00 - 07:30 am Satsang: silent meditation, chanting and lecture
08:00 - 10:00 am Special Yoga therapeutic class - adapted to condition 
10:00 - 10:45 am Vegetarian Brunch
11:00 - 12:00 pm Karma Yoga
01:00 - 03:00 pm Yoga Health Workshop
04:00 - 06:00 pm Special Yoga therapeutic class - adapted to condition 
06:00 - 06:45 pm Vegetarian Dinner
08:00 - 09:30 pm Satsang: silent meditation, chanting and lecture


  1. Yogic and Ayurvedic Healthy Lifestyle 
  2. Diabesity, the how, why and wherefore
  3. Stress Management, Self-care and Positive Thinking techniques 
  4. Anti Diabetic Nutrition and Cooking
  5. Self-affirmation, emotional intelligence and Meditation 


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

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

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


Dr. Stephen Lewis, MD

Dr. Stephen B. Lewis opened his offices in Concord, California in 1993 after retiring from a twenty year career with the United States Navy as a Captain with Top Secret Security Clearance status. Dr. Lewis graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1962, with a B.A. in Zoology and from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. in 1966 with a M.D. Since 1995 Dr. Lewis has been a Certified Diabetes Educator. 

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.

Karuna Devi

Karuna Devi is a teacher of Classical Yoga, a student of Ayurveda, a practitioner of the four paths of yoga, and a dedicated student of Swami Sitaramananda and the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. Bringing a brightness and sincerity to the teaching of Classical Yoga, Karuna Devi is dedicated to helping students create a firm foundation on which to build a successful yoga practice.