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Program Calendar

The courses below all have predefined dates and a separate tuition fee and accommodation fee.  You can add extra days to your stay before or after the course when you fill out the application form.  If you would like to come during your own custom dates, please fill out the yoga vacation application form.  During the Yoga Vacation if you would like to join a course that is taking place an extra tuition charge will apply.  Please check out our page on guest information to see what you can do to get ready for your visit.  We also welcome day guests, but please let us know ahead of time that you are coming.  Let us know if you have any questions at 530-272-9322.

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Trauma-sensitive Yoga Retreat

with Elisa Urtiaga-Medina (Durga)

September 15 - 20, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Trauma-sensitive Yoga Retreat integrates practical Yoga techniques and theory with modern western approaches to trauma and chronic stress conditions to help participants establish a safe and regular Yoga lifestyle. As a self-healing practice, Yoga has been shown to reduce…

CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

with Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva) and Dr. Andrea Deerheart

September 18 - 22, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body.

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Anxiety Reduction and Relief

with Hamsa Chaitanya and Swami Dharmananda

September 20 - 22, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Pain seems to be conscious and cognitive. Persisting pain is related to changes in the physical body and neuroplastic changes in the nervous system.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Nora Benian (Sundari)

September 22 - 26, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Restorative Yoga is a very gentle yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system and create overall health in the body. It offers simple yet powerful postures that can be integrated into existing yoga classes, healing treatments, or used to…

7-day Meditation Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

September 22 - 29, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness through the powerful tool of meditation. Discover the secret to balanced living and spiritual insight. For ten days, students will immerse themselves in…

Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions Teacher Training

with Dr. Andrea Deerheart

September 23, 2019
This course is an add-on program to CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. During this one-day course, students will experience Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions and learn how to teach it to others that are experiencing fear of death

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

September 25 - 30, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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 khicharee, which is nutritious and…

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

September 27 - 29, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Navaratri Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

September 28 - October 7, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Come join the Navaratri Celebration of nine nights of worship to God in the form of the Divine Mother at one of the most inspirational times of the year.

Raja Yoga Foundations: Yamas and Niyamas

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

September 29 - October 4, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The 5-day Raja Yoga Foundations: Yamas and Niyamas course introduces the Yogic ethical guidelines for conscious self-development summarized by Patanjali Maharishi that address the root-cause of our suffering. This course teaches counselors and therapists in Yoga psychology in order to…

Navaratri Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

September 28 - October 7, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Come join the Navaratri Celebration of nine nights of worship to God in the form of the Divine Mother at one of the most inspirational times of the year.

Raja Yoga Foundations: Yamas and Niyamas

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

September 29 - October 4, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The 5-day Raja Yoga Foundations: Yamas and Niyamas course introduces the Yogic ethical guidelines for conscious self-development summarized by Patanjali Maharishi that address the root-cause of our suffering. This course teaches counselors and therapists in Yoga psychology in order to…

West Coast Teachers Meeting

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda

October 4 - 6, 2019

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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)

October 4 - 6, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Beginners Weekend Retreat

October 4 - 6, 2019

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…

Yoga of Recovery 1-day Retreat

with Karen Wilkinson

October 5 - 6, 2019
Description During our workshop we look at the roots of our bad habits and addictive behaviors, what feeling states lie behind us acting out with substances or behaviors.  Most importantly we'll teach you tools from both Yoga and Ayurveda to…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Stress Relief and Relaxation

with Swami Dharmananda

October 6 - 11, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda

October 6 - 11, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Karma Yoga is service done without selfish expectations. We welcome karma yogis, especially for this karma yoga week. Karma Yogis work four hours a day and have a 50% reduction on accommodations. Gardening, maintenance, building and cooking skills are especially…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

October 6, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Open House - Intro to Sivananda Yoga This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided orientation walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal…

Yoga Teachers Training Course

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

October 12 - November 9, 2019
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. Among the many…

Fundamentals of Vedic Healing Architecture (Vaastu Shastra)

with Olga Mandodari Sokolova

October 13 - 15, 2019
"Do you know that you are on the molecular level 99.99% "Empty" Space? You have very little actual matter in you and you have much more Space between the spinning electrons and protons that compose your molecular structure. Do you…

Vedic Counseling Course Module 6 -part 1: Focus on Vastu

with Olga Mandodari Sokolova

October 13 - 15, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Vedic Counseling course helps teachers acquire practical skills to help their students or clients on the path of positive living and high thinking.

Diwali Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

October 27, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Suprabha Jain, MD, Mary Thompson, Durga Leela, Arun Deva, Tara Durga Devi, Dr. Fred Luskin, Stacie Dooreck (Saraswati), Nora Benian (Sundari) and Jivana Heyman

November 12 - 26, 2019
Sivananda Yoga Ashram Yoga Farm
It's the event of the century!

Yoga of Recovery 1-day Retreat

with Karen Wilkinson

December 7 - 8, 2019
Description During our workshop we look at the roots of our bad habits and addictive behaviors, what feeling states lie behind us acting out with substances or behaviors.  Most importantly we'll teach you tools from both Yoga and Ayurveda to…

Yoga Teachers Training in Dalat, Vietnam

with Swami Narayanananda and Swami Pranavananda

November 2 - 30, 2019
Dalat, Vietnam
Description 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. Among the…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Chronic Pain

with Priya

November 3 - 8, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Permaculture Service Day

November 3, 2019
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Permaculture Service Day is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in Permaculture to come serve at the Yoga Farm and learn through hands-on activities. There will be a special Permaculture lecture and workshop offered to participants as part…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

November 3, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Open House - Intro to Sivananda Yoga This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided orientation walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

November 8 - 10, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

with Tara Durga Devi

November 8 - 10, 2019
Gentle Yoga is designed for teachers to teach students who need to have the basic yoga postures modified due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility. Due to poor lifestyles and chronic stress, many students come to yoga unable…

Vedic Counseling Course Module 6 – part 2: Focus on Karma and Spiritual Counseling

with Swami Sitaramananda, Komilla Sutton and Swami Vashistananda

November 9 - 15, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Vedic Counseling course helps teachers acquire practical skills to help their students or clients on the path of positive living and high thinking.

Swami Vishnudevananda Mahasamadhi and Jalasamadhi

with Swami Vashistananda

November 9 - 11, 2019
For these 3 days, we will honor Swami Vishnudevananda with pujas, chanting of His names, kirtan and telling stories of His life.

Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) and Counseling

with Komilla Sutton

November 11 - 15, 2019
This course will focus on the counseling aspects of Vedic Astrology.

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

November 15 - 20, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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 khicharee, which is nutritious and…

Beginners Weekend Retreat

November 15 - 17, 2019

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…

Vedanta and Silence Certificate Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

November 16 - 25, 2019
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 Sitaramananda in the study of Viveka Chudamani, the…

Permaculture Weekend: Social Permaculture and Community Building

with Ryan Rising and Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

November 22 - 24, 2019
Permaculture lays out a path for how we can approach our world under the current socio-political and economic climate to re-integrate ourselves into the ecological web of life and cultivate relationships of mutual aid and reciprocity with one another. Sometimes…

Thanksgiving Retreat: Yoga and Healing

with Swami Ramananda, Kathi Keville, Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Karnamrita Dasi, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Maha Lakshmi Chaitanya and Ananda Mayi

November 28 - December 1, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
In this inspiring Thanksgiving Retreat: Success in Life and Self Realization, you will be learning about Yoga and Healing. There will be a wonderful Thanksgiving vegetarian feast and sitar concert as well.

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Weight Loss

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Maha Lakshmi Chaitanya

December 6 - 8, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

December 1 - 6, 2019

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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

December 6 - 8, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Yoga of Recovery 1-day Retreat

with Karen Wilkinson

December 7 - 8, 2019
Description During our workshop we look at the roots of our bad habits and addictive behaviors, what feeling states lie behind us acting out with substances or behaviors.  Most importantly we'll teach you tools from both Yoga and Ayurveda to…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Accessible Yoga for All

with Swami Dharmananda

December 8 - 13, 2019
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…

Permaculture Service Day

December 8, 2019
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Permaculture Service Day is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in Permaculture to come serve at the Yoga Farm and learn through hands-on activities. There will be a special Permaculture lecture and workshop offered to participants as part…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

December 8, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Open House - Intro to Sivananda Yoga This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided orientation walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal…

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

December 11 - 16, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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 khicharee, which is nutritious and…

Vegetarian Cooking and Holiday Baking

December 13 - 15, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
An ideal course for those looking to learn more about seasonal, healthy, vegetarian cooking. You will learn to create simple, delicious, & nutritious meals from organic, seasonal ingredients.

Meditation and Sermon on the Mount

with Swami Dharmananda

December 15 - 20, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us for the Christmas Holiday as we study about Meditation and Sermon on the Mount in Yoga and Vedanta philosophy.

Inspiring Wisdom: Mahabharata

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

December 15 - 20, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. This epic is part of the Hindu history, the Kurukshetra War, and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. The Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Chair Yoga Weekend

with Swami Sivasankariananda

December 20 - 22, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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Holiday Retreat: Joy, Peace, and Love

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Acharya Mangalananda

December 20 - 27, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Come join us to celebrate the budding of a new year at our New Years Retreat. Learn about how Vedanta enables transformation, and how you can enable transformation in your new year.

New Years Retreat

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda

December 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Come join us to celebrate the budding of a new year at our New Years Retreat. Learn about how Vedanta enables transformation, and how you can enable transformation in your new year.

Swami Vishnudevananda Birthday Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
On New Years Eve we celebrate Swami Vishnudevananda's birthday. Swami Vishnuji is the founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.
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