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Program Calendar

Program Calendar

The program Calendar is being updated regularly.  We are planning to open the ashram for onsite classes again in July.  However we will also be running online classes at the same time.  The ashram will be open for 2 weeks with onsite classes, then close again and run online classes only for 2 weeks until the end of 2021.

Ongoing Classes

Thursday Morning Satsangs with Swami Sitaramananda

with Swami Sitaramananda

Open Dates
Swami Sitaramananda is offering regular Thursday Morning Satsangs at 6am PDT. You can join directly on Thursday mornings with the zoom link here. If you would like to - you can register on this page and make a donation - we will then send you an email reminder…

Yoga Health Education Counseling

Open Dates
Online
Free - $108 | 90-minute first session, with follow-up sessions.

Online Yoga Classes

Open Dates
Online
The Ashram is offering online Yoga Asana classes Wednesday to Sunday mornings at 8am.  Sign up to take your first yoga class FREE. Zoom passcode is "Yoga108".

FREE Yoga Stress Relief Counseling

Open Dates
Free 30-minute appointment (online). 108 counselors, 20+ languages

Online Satsangs with the Yoga Farm

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

Open Dates
Online
WEDNESDAY to SUNDAY Evenings @ 7:30 pm | FREE | Satsang is a group meditation followed by call and response devotional chanting and an informal talk on the practical philosophy of Yoga and Vedanta. If you don't have a chant book, you can find the chants on our…

June 2021

Online Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training – Information Meeting

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

June 30, 2021
Online
SYHET INFORMATION SESSION - Speak to senior faculty about the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training, 800-hour Yoga Therapy program. The next cohort begins October 2o21. For Yoga teachers looking to take the next step, learn about this unique and transformational program that gives you the tools to empower…

July 2021

Onsite Beginners Yoga Course – Level 1

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

July 3 - 6, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This weekend is an ideal introduction to Sivananda Yoga, and offers students a foundation to the philosophy and daily practices of classical yoga. During a weekend full of guided learning and practice, you will get a glimpse of the full yogic experience as you are progressively introduced to…

Online / Onsite 4th of July Program – Vedic Knowledge to Alleviate Suffering

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Swami Vashistananda, Arun Deva, Komilla Sutton and Olga Mandodari Sokolova

July 3 - 7, 2021
We will have the ashram's soft reopening on the 4th of July Weekend. The topic will be on Vedic Knowledge to Alleviate Suffering. Special guest speakers include Arun Deva, Komilla Sutton, and Olga Mandodari.

Online Ayurvedic Yoga for the Nervous System as a response to Covid induced stress

with Arun Deva

July 4, 2021
8 - 10 pm | Āyurvedic Yoga Therapy is the perfect merging of therapeutics using the wisdom of two harmonious and equally ancient practices. Based on the principles of Āyurveda, the various tools of yoga can be utilized for healing purposes. As we are well into the second…

Online Ayurveda and Covid

with Arun Deva

July 4, 2021
12 - 2 pm | Āyurveda has addressed pandemics since time immemorial. During such times it is imperative we tend our sacred fire, which we can understand as our digestion (Agni) and keep it burning strongly.  We must safeguard our essence from assault. Which we can see as…

Online Karmic Remedials & Jyotish Guidance

with Komilla Sutton

July 5, 2021
2-4 pm & 8-9 pm | Komilla is co-founder and Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally-renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making this subject more accessible for Western readers. She is author of…

Online Vedanta and Silence Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

July 5 - 15, 2021
This 10-day advanced course features vedantic meditation, the practice of group scriptural study, personal self-inquiry and the practice of outer and inner silence. There will be personal coaching and guidance by Swami Jnaneswariananda in the study of Viveka Chudamani, the "Crest Jewel of Discrimination" by Sankaracharya. Enter into…

Online How to organize “A Happy House” with Vaastu Shastra

with Olga Mandodari Sokolova

July 6 - 7, 2021
8-10 am & 12-2 pm (2days/8hours) | Goals of Vaastu Shastra, Short History about ancient design and architecture, Connection between Vaastu Shastra and Yoga, Connection Human – Earth – Cosmos explained, Real Experience of Vaastu Shastra built house right from construction site

Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

with Tara Durga Devi

July 10 - 11, 2021
Online
Gentle Yoga Teacher Training is for teachers the skills to teach their students modifications due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility. Due to poor lifestyles and chronic stress, many students come to yoga unable to safely practice the postures. In keeping with the principle of ahimsa…

Online Positive Thinking for Self-Renewal

with Hamsa Chaitanya

July 12 - 16, 2021
Online
We cannot rewrite the past and it is not helpful to worry about the future, but we can live in the solid present and recognize this moment as golden opportunity. Workshops and lectures specifically on the power of thought, how to live in the present, and how to…

Online Yoga 1: Beginners Week for Health and Healing

with Bharati

July 12 - 16, 2021
Online
This is ideal for beginners or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course is a perfect fit for those new to Yoga, introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation practice and the 5 Points of Yoga of Lifestyle to carry on your practice at home

Online Bhagavad Gita Study Course

with Swami Dharmananda

July 13 - 17, 2021
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Vedanta Farm
Chapter 7: The Yoga of Wisdom and Realization. Bhagavad Gita is the most read scripture in the world. In this single book you will find the profound teaching on the different Yoga paths, the path of action (Karma Yoga), the path of devotion (Bhakti Yoga ), the path…

Online Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi Day

with Swami Vashistananda

July 14, 2021
On this day, we celebrate the Mahasamadhi of Sri HH Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh, India. We will hold Akhanda Kirtan (3 hours continuous chanting) in the Brahma Vidya Yoga Hall of His name, show a video of His life and celebrate with a Guru puja (ceremony) in…

Online Vedanta for Beginners Level 2 (5 classes)

with Swami Sitaramananda

July 16 - August 6, 2021
Online
This 5 days course will build on the basic knowledge from the Beginners Vedanta level 1 course.  Learn, the Science of the True Self, so you can start your process of Self enquiry and avoid pitfalls in your life, self created by your own illusion.

Online Holistic Health Retreat for Stress Relief

with Maha Lakshmi

July 16 - 21, 2021
Stress has been determined to be the #1 cause of all illness and disease. Working in alliance with the mind, body and breath, one can learn to not only effectively reduce stress, one can actually achieve a deep sense of peace and well-being. The course is based on…

Online Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course – Information Meeting

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

July 17, 2021
Online
6pm | Speak to senior faculty about the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course.  The next course begins August 1st, 2o21. For Yoga practitioners looking to take the next step, learn about this unique and transformational program that gives you the tools to empower others in their own healing…

Online Meditation 1 Course

with Swami Dharmananda

July 18 - 20, 2021
M-F @ 7-8:30pm | $35 - 75 | The Meditation 1 course introduces the basic guidelines and conditions for classical yogic meditation. There will be discussion on Why meditate? and the necessity to go to the transcendental level of existence to find true peace and happiness. Participants will…

Online Raja Yoga for Peace and Happiness

with Swami Sitaramananda

July 21 - 24, 2021
Online
8-10 pm PST | During these 4 days workshop, Swami Sitaramananda will use the treasure of knowledge from classical Raja Yoga sutras of great sage Patanjali to discuss :

Onsite Guru Poornima Ashram Re-opening retreat

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda and Swami Vashistananda

July 21 - 25, 2021
Guru Poornima is the time to celebrate the guru and the classical yoga teachings that have been shared with from the ancient yogic culture. This program will be our official re-opening of the ashram after being closed for 16 months.

Onsite TTC Refresher

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

July 21 - 25, 2021
Tune up your teaching and sadhana with 4 days of the TTC Refresher! Designed for TTC graduates and serious students of Sivananda Yoga for their own growth and the upliftment of their students. The retreat includes teaching workshops and sharings in a relaxed context as well as inspired…

Onsite Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

July 26 - August 1, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This week is ideal for beginners, or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy and it will cover the 5 points of Yoga. You will be immersed in the daily…

Onsite Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

July 29 - August 1, 2021
Learn the classical methods of Yoga for peace of mind and meditation, as taught 2000 years ago by Sage Patanjali in the famous Raja Yoga Sutras. During this weekend you will practice pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) to increase energy and understand the relationship between prana and state of…

August 2021

Online Vedanta for Beginners Level 2 (5 classes)

with Swami Sitaramananda

July 16 - August 6, 2021
Online
This 5 days course will build on the basic knowledge from the Beginners Vedanta level 1 course.  Learn, the Science of the True Self, so you can start your process of Self enquiry and avoid pitfalls in your life, self created by your own illusion.

Onsite Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

July 26 - August 1, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This week is ideal for beginners, or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy and it will cover the 5 points of Yoga. You will be immersed in the daily…

Onsite Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

July 29 - August 1, 2021
Learn the classical methods of Yoga for peace of mind and meditation, as taught 2000 years ago by Sage Patanjali in the famous Raja Yoga Sutras. During this weekend you will practice pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) to increase energy and understand the relationship between prana and state of…

Onsite/online Yoga Teachers Training Course

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

August 1 - 29, 2021
The Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) is the largest and longest-running Yoga Teacher Training in the West, now being offered online.

Online Meditation 1 Course

August 5 - 9, 2021
online
M-F @ 7pm | $35 - 75 | The Meditation 1 course introduces the basic guidelines and conditions for classical yogic meditation. There will be discussion on Why meditate? and the necessity to go to the transcendental level of existence to find true peace and happiness. Participants will…

Online Yoga 1: Beginners Week for Health and Healing

August 9 - 13, 2021
Online
This is ideal for beginners or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course is a perfect fit for those new to Yoga, introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation practice and the 5 Points of Yoga of Lifestyle to carry on your practice at home

Onsite Holistic Health Retreat for Stress Relief

with Maha Lakshmi

August 12 - 16, 2021
Stress has been determined to be the #1 cause of all illness and disease. Working in alliance with the mind, body and breath, one can learn to not only effectively reduce stress, one can actually achieve a deep sense of peace and well-being. The course is based on…

Onsite Detoxification and Juice Fasting

with Manu Dawson

August 19 - 29, 2021
The Detoxification and Juice Fasting Program is an ideal opportunity to deeply cleanse and rejuvenate body and mind in a safe and supportive environment. You can rest in the warmth of the northern California summer, enjoying clean air and sunshine in the Sierra foothills, and the support of…

Online Krishna Janmashtami

with Swami Vashistananda

August 30, 2021
Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, believed to have been born about five thousand years ago in Mathura, India. Krishna was born to Vasudev and Devaki, who were imprisoned by Devaki's evil brother Kansa and was brought up by Nand…

Onsite 9-day TTC Immersion

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

August 30 - September 7, 2021
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The 9-day TTC Immersion is for graduates of the Online TTC. The Immersion introduces students to material not covered online such as hands-on teaching with students; asana corrections/adjustments; how to teach headstand; kriyas; and much more. Students will have the opportunity to receive mantra initiation to deepen their…

September 2021

Onsite 9-day TTC Immersion

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

August 30 - September 7, 2021
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The 9-day TTC Immersion is for graduates of the Online TTC. The Immersion introduces students to material not covered online such as hands-on teaching with students; asana corrections/adjustments; how to teach headstand; kriyas; and much more. Students will have the opportunity to receive mantra initiation to deepen their…

Onsite Labor Day Retreat: Love in Action: Service for Self-Transformation

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Ramananda, Dr. Fred Luskin and Acharya Mangalananda

September 2 - 6, 2021
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Vedanta Farm
The true power of Love can only be realized in its sharing out with all beings. Let the spirit of Selfless Service permeate your being so that you become a true instrument of the Divine Will. Join us to explore the tenets of Selfless Service: how pure thoughts…

Online Yoga 1: Beginners Week for Health and Healing

September 6 - 10, 2021
Online
This is ideal for beginners or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course is a perfect fit for those new to Yoga, introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation practice and the 5 Points of Yoga of Lifestyle to carry on your practice at home

Online Swami Sivananda Birthday

with Swami Vashistananda

September 8, 2021
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Swami Sivananda, one of the greatest saints and sages of India. We will hold a Guru puja, chanting of His name and tell stories of His life and work. All are invited to join.

Online Ganesha Chaturthi

with Swami Vashistananda

September 10, 2021
Celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is a popular God, seen as the God of Wisdom, the bringer of luck and the clearer of obstacles. Before any journey, any ritual and any major venture, Ganesha is first called upon and worshiped.

Online Glories of the Upanishads: Taittiriya Upanishad

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

September 12 - 17, 2021
online
Often quoted in later philosophical works, the Taittiriya Upanishad contains the basic tenets of Vedanta philosophy. The ideas of this Upanishad are found in others, but here they are systematically explained. This course will serve as an introduction to study of the Upanishads and the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy…

Online Thought Power: Steps to Positive Thinking

with Swami Dharmananda

September 13 - 17, 2021
Online
Thought is a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle and irresistible force that exists in the universe. The thought-world is more real relatively than this physical universe. Thoughts are living things. Every change in thought is accompanied by vibration of its matter (mental). Thought as force needs…

Onsite Seasonal Cleanse and Rejuvenation Retreat

with Maha Lakshmi

September 20 - 26, 2021
Detoxification 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 khicharee, which is nutritious and at the same time gives a break to the digestive system.

Onsite Jyotish Beginners Course

with William Surface

September 20 - 26, 2021
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study Vedic Astrology for Beginners in an easy to understand but comprehensive course. This intensive course is designed to give a comprehensive understanding and grounding in the principles of Vedic Astrology. The course will cover the Vedic Philosophy on Karma and…

Onsite Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

September 23 - 26, 2021
Learn the classical methods of Yoga for peace of mind and meditation, as taught 2000 years ago by Sage Patanjali in the famous Raja Yoga Sutras. During this weekend you will practice pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) to increase energy and understand the relationship between prana and state of…

Onsite Positive Thinking for Self-Renewal

with Hamsa Chaitanya

September 27 - October 3, 2021
We cannot rewrite the past and it is not helpful to worry about the future, but we can live in the solid present and recognize this moment as golden opportunity. Workshops and lectures specifically on the power of thought, how to live in the present, and how to…

Onsite Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

September 27 - October 3, 2021
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Vedanta Farm
This course gives you an introduction to the real classical practice of Hatha Yoga as prescribed in the scriptures. Hatha Yoga is seen as a ladder to Raja Yoga which culminates in the practice of Meditation. For most people Meditation is not possible so hatha yoga is prescribed…

Onsite West Coast Teachers Meeting

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Hamsa Chaitanya and Maha Lakshmi

September 30 - October 3, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us for our annual West Coast teachers meeting where we re-inspire yoga teachers to keep up the practice of teaching and learning as yoga is a life-long practice. We will hold workshop on asana teaching, 5 points of yoga and 4 paths and give direct guidance on…

Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

with Tara Durga Devi

November 22 - 23, 2021
Online
Gentle Yoga Teacher Training is for teachers the skills to teach their students modifications due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility. Due to poor lifestyles and chronic stress, many students come to yoga unable to safely practice the postures. In keeping with the principle of ahimsa…

October 2021

Onsite Positive Thinking for Self-Renewal

with Hamsa Chaitanya

September 27 - October 3, 2021
We cannot rewrite the past and it is not helpful to worry about the future, but we can live in the solid present and recognize this moment as golden opportunity. Workshops and lectures specifically on the power of thought, how to live in the present, and how to…

Onsite Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

September 27 - October 3, 2021
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Vedanta Farm
This course gives you an introduction to the real classical practice of Hatha Yoga as prescribed in the scriptures. Hatha Yoga is seen as a ladder to Raja Yoga which culminates in the practice of Meditation. For most people Meditation is not possible so hatha yoga is prescribed…

Onsite West Coast Teachers Meeting

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Hamsa Chaitanya and Maha Lakshmi

September 30 - October 3, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us for our annual West Coast teachers meeting where we re-inspire yoga teachers to keep up the practice of teaching and learning as yoga is a life-long practice. We will hold workshop on asana teaching, 5 points of yoga and 4 paths and give direct guidance on…

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Mary Thompson, Lila Lolling, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

October 7, 2021 - October 7, 2023
Sivananda Yoga Ashram Yoga Farm
The Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training is a 2-year 800-hour yoga therapy certification program that trains teachers to employ the deeper healing methodologies of yoga, working one-on-one with individuals and in support of the healthcare community in developing practical solutions for long-term holistic health.

Yoga Teachers Training Course (in-person / online)

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda and Swami Vashistananda

October 24 - November 21, 2021
Grass Valley, CA, USA
This 4 week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons.

November 2021

Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

with Tara Durga Devi

November 22 - 23, 2021
Online
Gentle Yoga Teacher Training is for teachers the skills to teach their students modifications due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility. Due to poor lifestyles and chronic stress, many students come to yoga unable to safely practice the postures. In keeping with the principle of ahimsa…

December 2021

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