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          Health is Wealth, Peace of Mind is Happiness, Yoga shows the Way
          -- Swami Vishnudevananda

 

 


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I was here at the ashram for 2 days and enjoyed my stay thoroughly. It was a very spiritual and energetic experience. Each and every member of the ashram are very helpful, knowledgeable and caring. I would most definitely recommend and would visit here often myself. The schedule designed was followed precisely. It was a treat for body, mind and spirit. Had a quality time over here.
-- Guest from San Francisco, CA

 

 

Dr. David Frawley speaks on Ayurveda: 

Ayurveda and Yoga helps you to find your True Nature to control the mind and intellect and lead a healthy life. Ayurveda is the science of life, and goes deeper into prescribing life regimens, food and diet, herbs, and an understanding of our specific mental and physical propensities, or constitution. By bringing into balance the 5 elements in the body and mind we regain health.

Health is Wealth

Health is a law of nature. It is our natural birthright. Ayurveda and Yoga, the ancient sciences of medicine and right living, declare the origin of disease comes from three flaws: forgetting our True Nature as Spirit, the misuse of intellect, and excessive movement of the mind.

Yoga

Yoga works directly with the flow of prana (energy, life force) and cleans the blockages in our energy channels. Yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) help purifying the energy body and bring about vitality.

Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda and Yoga is the most important preventative system of medicine. Ayurveda and Yoga calms the mind and breath, helps us to not identify too much with the drama of life which generates emotions such as fear or anger, and helps us to conserve energy and elongate lifespan.

The Well-Being Center

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in California offers courses in Ayurveda and Yoga and Ayurveda Rejuvenation therapies through our Ayurveda well-being center year-round. Some Ayurveda therapies offered at the Yoga Farm to promote relaxation and rejuvenation include:

  - Abhyanga - four-hand warm herbal oil full body massage
  - Shirodhara - warm herbal oil flow over the third eye
  - Swedhana - herb infused full-body steam treatment

Consultations

One-on-one, 90-minute, Ayurveda consultations with a specialist who can go deep into discovering your unique physical and emotional needs. Your Ayurveda specialist can prescribe remedies and recommend lifestyle changes to support your growth and development. Follow-up appointments are available to offer you continued guidance as your journey back to complete health.  Visit our Well-Being Center

Constitutional Assesment

Your inner nature is called your constitution or prakruti.  They are referred to as doshas. These three doshas govern our physical characteristics, physiological functions and psychological tendencies.  When the doshas are out of balance, disease occurs. When we live according to our constituition and in harmony with the rhythm of Nature we become healthy and balanced and can live up to our highest potential.

Use this Common Imbalance Form to help assess your health.

 

Upcoming Courses

Detoxification and Juice Fasting
Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
Manu Dawson
The Detoxification and Juice Fasting Program is an ideal opportunity to deeply cleanse and rejuvenate body and mind in a safe and supportive...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, June 17 –
1:00 PM Sunday, June 19, 2016


The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, July 29 –
1:00 PM Sunday, July 31, 2016

Manas Kshirsagar
The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Yoga of Recovery Retreat
7:00 PM Thursday, August 11 –
12:00 PM Sunday, August 14, 2016

Durga Leela, Swami Dharmananda


Yoga of Recovery Certificate Course
7:00 PM Thursday, August 11 –
3:00 PM Sunday, August 21, 2016

Durga Leela, Swami Dharmananda


Marma Points Therapy Course
7:00 PM Sunday, August 14 –
12:00 PM Friday, August 19, 2016

Bharata Surya
This course is designed for yoga teachers, serious yoga students, and health practitioners who are interested in using vital energy centres for...


Ayurvedic Cooking Course
3:00 PM Friday, August 19 –
2:00 PM Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bharata Surya
Learn the science of the 6 tastes, a unique feature of ayurvedic nutririon to insure proper digestion,assimilation of nutrients and elimination. The use of spices and sattvic food, based on grains, pulses and vegetables, savouries and sweetmeats as prescribed in Ayurveda bring about a wholesome experience of...


Foundations of Ayurveda
Sunday, August 21 – Friday, August 26, 2016
Durga Leela
In this course, Ayurveda will be discussed from its basic definition as the science of life, including each of the constituents of "Ayu" or Life as taught in the ancient texts to its relevance in modern times as a healing modality. Some of...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, August 26 –
1:00 PM Sunday, August 28, 2016


The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Food As Medicine:
Ayurvedic Cooking Certification

Sunday, September 11 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
Bharata Surya
In this 7-day certificate course, learn Ayurvedas principles of six tastes and three constitutions to build recipes for restoring health and balance. Theory and hands-on practice learning cooking, spices, and herbs. Taught by an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner who understands food as medicine. This course is part of a series of modules offered by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization in collaboration with Acharya David Frawley (Vamadeva). The course manuals are derived from the correspondence courses of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. The aim is to give everyone a thorough foundational knowledge of how Ayurveda helps apply Food as...


Ayurvedic Detoxification and Rejuvenation Retreat
Sunday, September 18 – Friday, September 23, 2016

Detoxifying in Spring and Fall is an important part of the Ayurvedic seasonal routine. Disease prevention and wellness are the natural results of regular seasonal cleanses. Join us for a special cleansing diet week using kitcheree, which is nutritious and at the same time gives a break to the digestive...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, September 23 –
1:00 PM Sunday, September 25, 2016


The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Juice Fasting Retreat
2:00 PM Friday, September 30 –
4:00 PM Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Join us for three days of Juice FEASTING! We will juice three times per day in the beautiful open air grounds of the Sivananda Ashram Farm in Grass Vally, CA, an ideal environment that safely supports cleansing and detoxification. Enjoy daily yoga classes, meditation and the guidance of experienced...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, October 7 –
1:00 PM Sunday, October 9, 2016


The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, November 4 –
1:00 PM Sunday, November 6, 2016


The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Vegetarian Cooking Course
3:00 PM Friday, November 18 –
2:00 PM Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bharata Surya
Learn the science of the 6 tastes, a unique feature of ayurvedic nutririon to insure proper digestion,assimilation of nutrients and elimination. The use of spices and sattvic food, based on grains, pulses and vegetables, savouries and sweetmeats as prescribed in Ayurveda bring about a wholesome experience of...


Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
7:00 PM Friday, December 16 –
1:00 PM Sunday, December 18, 2016


The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...


Ayurvedic Cooking Course
3:00 PM Tuesday, December 27 –
2:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bharata Surya
Learn the science of the 6 tastes, a unique feature of ayurvedic nutririon to insure proper digestion,assimilation of nutrients and elimination. The use of spices and sattvic food, based on grains, pulses and vegetables, savouries and sweetmeats as prescribed in Ayurveda bring about a wholesome experience of...