FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is Sivananda Yoga?
Who is Swami Sivananda?
What kind of Yoga do you practice?
I live nearby, do you offer community classes?
Will my cell-phone work there?
Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
What if I get hungry?
What is an Ashram?
We are an ashram that is open to all. We welcome people of all faiths and religions and encourage conversation and practice among everyone. In service to Swami Vishnu’s vision of unity in diversity and a more peaceful world, we invite an array of guest speakers and teachers, finding common ground and expanding horizons. More about us
How do you pronounce “Sivananda”?
What is a Swami?
Why do the staff wear yellow and white?
What is satsang?
How can I come to Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm?
I have my own yoga practice, where can I do that?
How do I book a massage?
What are the meals like?
Yoga Vacation Program
What is a yoga vacation?
Is there a fee for Yoga Vacations?
When does my course start and when does it end?
What kinds of courses do you offer?
We offer courses in many yoga and yoga-related topics, including Ayurveda, juice cleansing, meditation, yoga philosophy, beginning yoga, trainings for yoga teachers, children’s yoga, yoga therapy and more. Please browse our Program Calendar for inspiration.
If this is your first visit to the ashram or you are new to yoga, we highly recommend our Beginner Courses, which offer thorough introductions to the various aspects yoga lifestyle and practice, guiding you into developing health and well-being through the traditional time-tested system of yoga. These classes provide the attention and care of a teacher in a small group setting, and establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice.
Does the course fee include food and accommodations?
Who are the teachers?
What is the daily schedule at the ashram when I am taking a course?
Teacher Training Course
What kind of yoga do you teach?
• Pranayama (breathing exercises)
• Warm-ups, including Sun Salutations
• 12 basic asanas (postures), with the practice of relaxation between asanas
• Deep relaxation
The Teacher Training Course prepares you to lead classes as well as firmly establish your own practice and study in the deeply rooted tradition of classical yoga. Find out more about the Teacher Training Course.
Will I be certified at the end?
Are you a Yoga Alliance school?
I’ve never taken Sivananda Yoga, can I take this course?
Is it vinyasa?
What is the schedule like? Will I have time off?
What kind of teaching skills will I learn?
What is unique/special about your teacher training?
Do you offer more advanced training after the basic course?
Seva-study / Karma Yoga
What is Karma Yoga?
At the ashram, Karma Yoga takes the form of work that is performed in service to the community to keep the ashram thriving and the sanga uplifted. Find out more about Karma Yoga Programs at the ashram.
What is required of me when I am not working?
I’ve never done yoga, is that ok?
Interested? Find out more about Residential Study/Seva Study Programs at the ashram.
What kind of work will I be doing?
• Kitchen help (food preparation and dish washing)
• Garbage removal/recycling
• Special guest hospitality
• AV/sound equipment