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.
Childrens Yoga Camp
Swami Dharmananda, Christine Ortaliz
12:00 PM Sunday, July 9 –
12:00 PM Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Our camp includes two daily yoga asana classes, special Children satsang with a short meditation, chanting, storytelling and Yoga Philosophy. Daily swimming in the pond, participating in outside games and play time, and enjoying trips to the beautiful and refreshing Yuba River.
Family Yoga Camp
12:00 PM Thursday, July 20 –
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Bringing Family and Yoga practice together during this special time here at the Ashram. Enjoy the peaceful nature, have fun and quality time with your family, while shaping body and mind in the daily Asana classes and spiritual courses.
Teen Yoga Camp
11:00 AM Friday, August 4 –
3:00 PM Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Description After 25 years of inspiring children and teens to practice Yoga and explore the spiritual aspects of life in the Sivananda tradition - this year we are offering a special Teen Yoga Camp. The Camp is offered to graduates of the Childrens Yoga Camp for ages 15-19 as well as to new participants that want to explore the field of Yoga, Self-discovery, relationships, communication and team work. Learn about healthy living, caring for the environment, compassion for animals, love for...