Health Education Wellness Retreats

Cancer Wellness

The Sivananda Yoga Health Education Camp for Cancer Wellness is a 5-day retreat for those already diagnosed with cancer, survivors, caregivers, and family members suffering from the stresses of cancer. Yoga teachings and practices are designed to support and enhance quality of life focused on prevention, gentle Yoga exercise and diet, and spiritual health.

Workshops:

  • points of Yoga for Integral Health: Yogic Approach
  • Importance to recharge vital energy . Understanding Prana
  • Conscious Relaxation and stress.  Yoga Nidra
  • Anti cancer vegetarian diet
  • Meditation and understanding of thoughts and emotions

Chronic Pain

Pain seems to be conscious and cognitive. Persisting pain is related to changes in the physical body and neuroplastic changes in the nervous system. The “danger button” is constantly activated. Pain changes us in many ways. There are equally many ways to change it back. Develop skills to keep your body, breath and mind calm. Put some evidence-based pain self-care processes in your pain care toolkit. There is hope for finding more peace and ease.

Workshops:

  1. Acute and chronic pain conditions and management.
  2. Breath Awareness and Breath Regulation – Pain is changeable;
  3. Reset the protective systems
  4. Mind body awareness – Become a pro at feeling non-pain sensation
  5. Body Tension Regulation and Release – Stay at the edge of pain
  6. Awareness of Thoughts and Emotions – Interconnection
  7. Anti  inflammatory vegetarian diet

Chronic Pain

Pain seems to be conscious and cognitive. Persisting pain is related to changes in the physical body and neuroplastic changes in the nervous system. The “danger button” is constantly activated. Pain changes us in many ways. There are equally many ways to change it back. Develop skills to keep your body, breath and mind calm. Put some evidence-based pain self-care processes in your pain care toolkit. There is hope for finding more peace and ease.

Workshops:

  1. Acute and chronic pain conditions and management.
  2. Breath Awareness and Breath Regulation – Pain is changeable;
  3. Reset the protective systems
  4. Mind body awareness – Become a pro at feeling non-pain sensation
  5. Body Tension Regulation and Release – Stay at the edge of pain
  6. Awareness of Thoughts and Emotions – Interconnection
  7. Anti  inflammatory vegetarian diet

Diabetes and Weight Management

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, Yoga exercise , breathing and meditation regimen. Use of medication if needed . Regular monitoring by patient and physician, and supportive education are an integral and important part of management.

Stress Management

More than 70% of doctor visits are due to diseases or health conditions caused by stress. Stress adversely affects physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health if untreated for long periods of time. This 5-day Camp will help you to recognize the sources of stress in your daily life and provides the Yogic tools to increase one’s stress resilience and cultivate a positive outlook on life as we address our lifestyle choices and how to change them through:

  • eating a balanced, vegetarian diet
  • limiting caffeine and alcohol
  • proper sleep
  • regular exercise (asana)
  • conscious breathing exercises (pranayama)
  • regular meditation
  • creative pursuits
  • spiritual diary writing
  • recognizing factors that trigger stress response

Stress Management

More than 70% of doctor visits are due to diseases or health conditions caused by stress. Stress adversely affects physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health if untreated for long periods of time. This 5-day Camp will help you to recognize the sources of stress in your daily life and provides the Yogic tools to increase one’s stress resilience and cultivate a positive outlook on life as we address our lifestyle choices and how to change them through:

  • eating a balanced, vegetarian diet
  • limiting caffeine and alcohol
  • proper sleep
  • regular exercise (asana)
  • conscious breathing exercises (pranayama)
  • regular meditation
  • creative pursuits
  • spiritual diary writing
  • recognizing factors that trigger stress response

Upcoming Dates

Dates Program Name Price see more... Register
December 2 - 7, 2018 Yoga Health Education Camp – Stress Management $400.00
December 7 - 9, 2018 Yoga Health Education Weekend – Pain Management $190.00
January 13 - 18, 2019 Yoga Health Education Camp – Diabetes $400.00
January 25 - 27, 2019 Yoga Health Education Intensive – Stress Management $170.00
February 10 - 15, 2019 Yoga Health Education Camp – Stress Management $400.00
February 22 - 24, 2019 Yoga Health Education Weekend – Diabetes $190.00
March 10 - 15, 2019 Yoga Health Education Camp – Chronic Pain $400.00
March 22 - 24, 2019 Health Professionals Yoga Retreat $190.00

Teachers

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Swami Sitaramananda

Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda and was nominated acharya, senior teacher, by him in 1989.  She is presently acharya of US West coast Centers and Ashrams as well as Asia, especially Vietnam, China, and Japan. Swamiji 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 teaching regularly at Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Nassau Bahamas. Swami Sitaramananda is the author of Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy…

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Swami Dharmananda

Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm for many years and is in charge of the karma yoga program.  He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013 and 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.

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Swami Sivasankariananda

After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014 and  has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015.  Swamiji completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008 and has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. Swamiji took sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist.

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Suprabha Jain, MD

Dr. Jain was born in India but has been trained in medical school in USA.  She is director in charge of an integrative medical clinic in Walnut Creek, CA.  She has a natural interest in yoga and ayurveda and is passionate about holistic healing.  Dr. Jain has developed, designed and delivered many ways of treating and managing true health and has coached her loyal clients the science of inner well being.  This enlightened doctor endeavors to bridge modern medical science and traditional healing sciences of yoga and ayurveda.  She is on the faculty of the Sivananda Yoga Institute of Health and…

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Karuna Devi

Karuna Devi is a teacher of Classical Yoga for many years, to be graduated Yoga Health Educator, 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.

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