Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams and Centers, was the first yogi in the West to teach Childrens' Yoga. We carry on this tradition at the Ashram by offering our annual Childrens' Yoga Camp, a ten-day overnight summer camp teaching children ages 7-14 yoga, for the past 25 years.
The Childrens' Yoga Camp offers the opportunity for children to practice the teachings of yoga in a fun, inspiring, and energetic way in the peaceful natural environment of the Ashram's 80 acres of beautiful land in the Sierra foothills, offering twice daily practice of asana (yoga postures), meditation, calmness and relaxation, compassion, healthy living, nature studies, hiking, painting, sketching, daily swimming in the pond, participating in outside games and play time, a drama production with music and costume crafting, and trips to the refreshing Yuba River. Karma Yoga will be introduced to the campers, including chores around the farm, cooking and gardening workshops, and caring for the animals.
Video of Kids Camp
Our Childrens' camp has been held every summer since the early 1980's, for youth ages 7-14, and is led by our staff of certified and experienced Sivananda Yoga teachers.The ratio of counselors to children is 1:4, children have comfortable bunk-bed accommodations in camp cabins, and wholesome organic vegetarian meals are served 4 times daily. All children will benefit from daily Yoga classes and breathing exercises combined with relaxation. They will learn about and practice mediation, the value of Karma Yoga ( selfless service ) and have their own children's satsang with daily singing and inspiring stories. There will also be plenty of time for swimming, fun and games, and special activities outside the Yoga Farm.
The camp is an uplifting environment and ideal to create a foundation for your child's peaceful and healthy development.
We also offer a position for Junior Counselors, for campers who have been in our camp before, outgrew camp age and want to come back. Please contact us for more information.