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Program Calendar

2018 – 2019

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.

Permaculture Weekend: Intro to Permaculture

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

December 14 - 16, 2018
A simple description of permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture uses patterns from nature to design livlihoods that are regenerative rather than destructive. Come learn more about permaculture and how to apply…

Positive Thinking Weekend

with Hamsa Chaitanya

December 14 - 16, 2018

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
During this Positive Thining Weekend you will learn how to manage stress and respond positively to challenges.

Meditation and Sermon on the Mount

with Swami Dharmananda

December 16 - 21, 2018

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.

Holiday Retreat: Living Peace, Living Love

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Hamsa Chaitanya, Anuradha and Angelika

December 21 - 26, 2018

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, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Hamsa Chaitanya, Ben Kunin, Acharya Mangalananda and Uma Reed

December 27, 2018 - January 1, 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.

Swami Vishnudevananda Birthday Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019
On New Years Eve we celebrate Swami Vishnudevananda's birthday. Swami Vishnuji is the founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

Positive Thinking Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativities are prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life. Our interactions with others seem to be more negative than bringing comfort and joy. Our minds are…

Juice Fasting Retreat

with Rudra Manohara and Ananda Mayi

December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us to start the New Year in a healthy way, with 5 days of juicing to cleanse and balance the body and mind. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, meditation, chanting, satsang and the guidance of experienced teachers as you…

Permaculture and Gardening Weekend

with Dwayne View and Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

March 29 - 31, 2019
A simple description of permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture uses patterns from nature to design livlihoods that are regenerative rather than destructive. Come learn more about permaculture and how to apply…

Positive Thinking Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativities are prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life. Our interactions with others seem to be more negative than bringing comfort and joy. Our minds are…

Juice Fasting Retreat

with Rudra Manohara and Ananda Mayi

December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us to start the New Year in a healthy way, with 5 days of juicing to cleanse and balance the body and mind. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, meditation, chanting, satsang and the guidance of experienced teachers as you…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)

January 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

January 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…

Permaculture Service Day

January 6, 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

January 6, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description 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 donation of $10. Children are free.…

Mantras and Tantra

with Swami Vashistananda

January 6 - 11, 2019
A "Mantra" is a mystical spiritual energy encased in a sound structure. At its simplest, the word Om serves as a mantra. In more sophisticated forms, they are melodic phrases with spiritual rendition such as human longing for truth, reality,…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

January 6 - 11, 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…

Permaculture Weekend: Yoga of Permaculture

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

January 11 - 13, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
"Yoga is Permaculture and Permaculture is Yoga Life. Tune to the divinity in Mother Nature and be able to follow her direction daily as a sadhana… This is the formula to attain to the state of '"permanent culture " or…

Vegetarian Cooking and Baking Course

with Rudra Manohara

January 11 - 13, 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.

Yoga Health Education Camp – How to Prevent and Manage Diabetes using Yoga

with Karuna Devi

January 13 - 18, 2019
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…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – Stress Relief and Relaxation

with Ananda Mayi

January 18 - 20, 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 weekend will help you to recognize the sources…

Meditation Weekend Retreat

with Hamsa Chaitanya

January 18 - 20, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This 2-day Yoga Meditation 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…

Hatha Yoga Sadhana

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

January 20 - 27, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course is a seven day program to help prepare students for the full two week Sadhana Intensive course which was devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said…

Beginners Weekend Retreat

with Radha (Debbie Desrochers)

January 25 - 27, 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 for Transition and Crisis Management

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

January 27 - February 1, 2019
Times of transition and crisis may cause us to feel insecure or powerless in directing our lives. With a correct understanding of the cycle of action, consequence, and duty, we can navigate the difficult times in life and uncover the…

Gentle Yoga Weekend

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

February 1 - 3, 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…

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

with Ananda Mayi and Hamsa Chaitanya

February 1 - 3, 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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Manas Kshirsagar

February 1 - 3, 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 Health Education Camp – Anxiety Relief and Reduction

with Hamsa Chaitanya and Ananda Mayi

February 3 - 8, 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…

Permaculture Service Day

February 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

February 3, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description 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 donation of $10. Children are free.…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

February 3 - 8, 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…

Lunar New Year

February 5, 2019
Description 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 donation of $10. Children are free.…

Yoga Health Education Weekend: Restorative Yoga Weekend

with Ananda Mayi

February 8 - 10, 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…

Permaculture Weekend: Ayurvedic Agroforestry

with Spencer Nielsen

February 8 - 10, 2019
From the context of ecological design for healthy humans and healthy food systems, this workshop will explore the foundations of each Ayurveda and Agroforestry, then utilize Ayurvedic wisdom to learn how to design and tend place-based edible ecosystems.

Intermediate Yoga: Apply Four Paths of Yoga at Home

with Swami Sankarananda

February 10 - 15, 2019
This five day course is ideal for those who want to deepen their Yoga practice. This course gives you the full Yogic experience, reviewing and expanding on knowledge of Yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and Yoga philosophy for…

Vegetarian Cooking and Baking Course

with Rudra Manohara

February 15 - 17, 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.

Practical Application of the Bhagavad Gita Study Course

with Swami Sankarananda

February 15 - 17, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Yoga Teacher Training Course in Vietnam

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Narayanananda and Swami Pranavananda

February 16 - March 16, 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 Health Education Camp – Stress Relief and Relaxation Camp

with Ananda Mayi

February 17 - 22, 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…

Self-Inquiry Intensive

with Gajananam

February 22 - 24, 2019
The ancient Rishis or seers, having delved into the depths of their being, and closely analyzed all of the layers of the human existence. In this process of self-inquiry, they discovered that in essence we are but pure consciousness, and…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – How Yoga can get you out of depression and mood swings?

with Shani Robins, Ph.D., Swami Dharmananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

February 22 - 24, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
We invite you to come to understand the five facets and layers and manifestation of depression. You will meet and have workshops with psychologist and Yoga teacher who will give you physical and mental health tips to go to the…

Yoga for Aging Gracefully

with Radha (Debbie Desrochers)

February 24 - March 1, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Explore the ancient, effective, and accessible teachings of Yoga to enjoy our senior years with more energy, self-awareness, and good health. Age gracefully with the guidance of the Classical Sivananda Yoga teachings.

Raja Yoga Sutras

with Swami Dharmananda and Rudra Manohara

February 24 - March 1, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Raja Yoga is the royal Yoga path of mind control and meditation. It is a natural culmination of the Hatha Yoga practice which is considered to be a step to Raja Yoga. The purpose of Raja Yoga is to bring…

Hari Katha: Ancient Stories of Grace and Divine Kirtan

with Sahadev

March 1 - 3, 2019
Hari Katha is a form of storytelling focused on the lives of saints and/or stories from Hindu epic scriptures. It often includes music, poetry, dance and philosophy. The intention is to imbibe Truth and righteousness and to immerse in devotion.

Ayurvedic Cooking Course

with Karuna Devi

March 1 - 3, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Durga Leela

March 1 - 3, 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…

Art of Affirmations and the Power of Choice

with Tara Durga Devi and Ananda Mayi

March 3 - 8, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
During this week, you will learn the nature of your thoughts and how to change the thought tendencies from negative (causing you to suffer i.e.fears, anxiety, anger) to positive (bringing you to peace and power in your life).

Permaculture Service Day

March 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

March 3, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description 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 donation of $10. Children are free.…

Sivaratri

with Swami Vashistananda

March 4, 2019
Celebrate this auspicious festival, the Great Night of Lord Siva, with a series of four pujas. Devotees perform sincere worship of Siva, the Lord of cosmic transformation and dance. Keep vigil all night. Chant kirtan until sunrise.

Yoga of Relationships

with Tara Durga Devi and Hamsa Chaitanya

March 8 - 10, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This "Yoga of Relationships" weekend will shed light on the most fascinating and difficult topic of human relationships and love. The theories and practices of Bhakti Yoga will be presented. If you have had emotional disillusions, and relationship disappointments and…

Meditation Weekend Retreat

with Swami Dharmananda

March 8 - 10, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This weekend Yoga Meditation 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…

Hatha Yoga Sadhana

with Swami Dharmananda and Ananda Mayi

March 10 - 15, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course is a program to help prepare students for the full two week Sadhana Intensive course which was devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six…

Yoga Health Education Camp – Yoga for Chronic Pain

with Swami Sivasankariananda

March 10 - 15, 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…

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

with Tara Durga Devi

March 15 - 17, 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…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – Yoga for Trauma

with Swami Sivasankariananda

March 15 - 17, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The tools of holistic yoga support the road to recovery for trauma-affected persons. Pranayama brings in more prana, energizing the body and mind. Get in touch with deeper emotions held in the diaphragm and stomach. Open the sinuses, which stabilizes…

Sadhana Intensive in Vietnam

with Swami Narayanananda and Swami Pranavananda

March 17 - 31, 2019
Dalat, Vietnam
Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Rudra Manohara

March 17 - 22, 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 Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Manas Kshirsagar

March 20 - 25, 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…

Effective Stress Management: An Ayurvedic Perspective

with Manas Kshirsagar

March 22 - 24, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Stress can be caused by a lot of different things. And people have many different ways of dealing with stress. When something causes stress in the body the HPA axis kicks in. The hypothalamus will be redirecting traffic of the…

Yoga Health Education Weekend: Health Professionals Yoga Retreat

with Swami Dharmananda and Suprabha Jain, MD

March 22 - 24, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Health Professional Yoga Retreat will focus on practices that bring a state of clarity and removes stress and fatigue.

Path to Self Realization

with Swami Vashistananda

March 24 - 29, 2019
This week we will study the sacred text of Adi Sankaracharya, the great yoga guru. The text focuses on Vedanta and how to have True Knowledge.

Permaculture and Gardening Weekend

with Dwayne View and Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

March 29 - 31, 2019
A simple description of permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Permaculture uses patterns from nature to design livlihoods that are regenerative rather than destructive. Come learn more about permaculture and how to apply…

Positive Thinking Weekend

with Rudra Manohara

March 29 - 31, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativity is prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life. Our interactions with others seem to be more negative than bringing comfort and joy.

Yoga Meditation for Beginners

with Swami Dharmananda and Ananda Mayi

March 31 - April 5, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This five-day Yogic Meditation 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…

Yoga Meditation for Beginners

with Swami Dharmananda and Ananda Mayi

March 31 - April 5, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This five-day Yogic Meditation 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…

Beginners Weekend Retreat

April 5 - 7, 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…

Permaculture Service Day

April 7, 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

April 7, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description 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 donation of $10. Children are free.…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

April 7 - 12, 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 Cooking Course

with Rudra Manohara

April 12 - 14, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Manas Kshirsagar

April 12 - 14, 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 Health Education Camp – Yoga for Cancer Wellness

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

April 14 - 19, 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 Design Certification: Part 1

with Spencer Nielsen and Lydia Neilsen

April 14 - 20, 2019
This course will follow the structure and content of internationally-recognized PDC's, while adding principles and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. We will look to the roots of permaculture with Bill Mollison and David Holmgren as well as the application and…

Easter Retreat: Wisdom Medicine East and West

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Dr. Fred Luskin, Shani Robins, Ph.D. and Jonathan Kay

April 19 - 21, 2019
Join us for this Easter retreat on Wisdom Medicine East and West, wisdom teachings from both traditions. This weekend will be complemented by talks on Wisdom Medicine to cultivate deep connection physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Earth Day Celebration

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

April 20, 2019
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This one-day program will be an opportunity to celebrate and honor our connection with Mother Earth through hands-on service to the land.

Hatha Yoga Sadhana

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda and Rudra Manohara

April 21 - 26, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course is a 5 day program to help prepare students for the full two week Sadhana Intensive course which was devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – Yoga for Pain Management

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

April 26 - 28, 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.

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

April 28 - May 3, 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…

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

April 28 - May 3, 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…

Yoga Teachers Training Course

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

May 4 - June 1, 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.

Sankaracharya Jayanti

May 9, 2019
Today we will celebrate the birth of the great Adi Sankaracharya who is the 1st guru in the Sivananda lineage.

Compassionate Communication

with Swami Narayanananda

May 10 - 12, 2019
Are you sometimes faced with challenging interactions and unsure of what to do? Often in such situations we either forego our needs and succumb to others demands (submit) or impose our needs over others (rebel). Theres a third way: one…

Permaculture Service Day

May 12, 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

May 12, 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…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

May 12 - 17, 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…

Emotional intelligence through yoga & ayurveda: the intensive

with Arun Deva

May 17 - 19, 2019
How do we understand the emotional body? In āyurveda the mind begins in the heart, reaches downwards into the gut and upwards into the brain. The connections are easy to see as seats of instincts, feelings and sensation/thought. All our…

Buddha Purnima

May 18, 2019
Buddha Purnima, reverentially, the most important day for the followers of Buddhism, commemorates Lord Buddha's enlightenment in 588 B.C and also his attainment of the highest of spiritual goals, 'Nirvana' in Bodh Gaya and 'Parinirvana' (or "final cessation") in Kushinagara.

Memorial Day Weekend: Expression of the Soul

with Swami Sitaramananda, Hasu Patel, Dr. Fred Luskin and Anuradha

May 24 - 27, 2019
This Memorial Weekend we have the topic of Listening to Music of the Soul: Learning to forgive. Learn specifically about Forgiveness and enjoy classical indian music and dance.

Learning to Forgive for Good

with Dr. Fred Luskin

May 24 - 26, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
In the Forgive for Good workshop Dr. Frederic Luskin presents the forgiveness training methodology that has been validated through six successful research studies conducted through the Stanford Forgiveness Projects.

Yoga of Recovery: Healing the Habits that Bind Us

with Durga Leela

June 2 - 9, 2019
The Yoga of Recovery is an invitation to undertake heartfelt self-reflection about the addictive processes that you experience in your life. You will be intimately guided to use science, yoga, and spirituality for your unique recovery process.

Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC)

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

June 3 - July 1, 2019
Grass Valley, CA
The Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC) allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC) to deepen their spiritual practice and study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja yoga, Anatomy, and Sanskrit. Advanced Yoga Teachers Training couse is…

Yoga Health Education Weekend: Doctors and Nurses Retreat

with Suprabha Jain, MD

June 7 - 9, 2019
This weekend Yoga retreat is designed for health care professionals to recharge themselves with Yoga and meditation practice, healthy vegetarian food, and the positive and healing environment of the Ashram. Workshops focus on practical Yoga techniques for improved Self-care, how…

Permaculture Design Certification: Part 2

with Spencer Nielsen and Lydia Neilsen

June 7 - 13, 2019
This course will follow the structure and content of internationally-recognized PDC's, while adding principles and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. We will look to the roots of permaculture with Bill Mollison and David Holmgren as well as the application and…

Yoga of Recovery: Between the Mat and the Meeting

with Mary Thompson and Durga Leela

June 9 - 16, 2019
The Yoga of Recovery is an invitation to undertake heartfelt self-reflection about the addictive processes that you experience in your life. You will be intimately guided to use science, yoga, and spirituality for your unique recovery process.

Permaculture Service Day

June 9, 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

June 9, 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…

How to Remember the Self as Sat Chit Ananda

with Swamini Svatmavidyananda

June 14 - 16, 2019
The Yoga of Recovery is an invitation to undertake heartfelt self-reflection about the addictive processes that you experience in your life. You will be intimately guided to use science, yoga, and spirituality for your unique recovery process.

Vedic Astrology: Important Topics

with Komilla Sutton

June 20 - 25, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Vedic Astrology Course will cover a variety of topics important for any aspiring yoga student to learn.

Vedic Counseling Course Module 4 – Focus on Vedic astrology, Yoga, and Vedanta

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Komilla Sutton

June 20 - 25, 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.

International Day of Yoga: Free Open House

June 21, 2019
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly. We will celebrate with an afternoon program free to the…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

June 23 - 28, 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…

Indian Architecture (Vastu) for Beginners

with Niranjan Babu

June 28 - 30, 2019
Vastu Design for Beginners, with Niranjan Babu, is a course on Vastu, the science of sacred architecture, and is a vedic science and sister science to yoga along with other sister sciences such as ayurveda, vedanta, and jyotish.

Jyotish Beginners Course

with Bill Sinclair

June 29 - July 4, 2019
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…

Yoga Health Education Camp – 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…

Jyotish Beginners Course

with Bill Sinclair

June 29 - July 4, 2019
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…

4th of July Retreat: 20th Vedic Astrology Conference on Medical Astrology

with Komilla Sutton, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Niranjan Babu, Andrew Foss PhD, Bill Sinclair, Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Pundit Samavedula and Lalita Krishnan

July 4 - 7, 2019
Join us for the 20th Vedic Astrology conference at the ashram and uplift yourself with two exceptional Navagraha Homas and Pujas with Pandit Samavedula and Swami Vasishtananda. There will be mantras classes , Kirtan, Yoga and enlightened teachings. Beginners and…

Permaculture Service Day

July 7, 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

July 7, 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…

Children’s Camp Counselor Training

July 8 - 12, 2019
This 5-day intensive course is specifically catered to the camp counselors of the Children's Yoga Camp. Counselor trainees learn about the mission, structure and running of the 10-day camp and their individual roles and duties for it to flow smoothly.

Childrens Yoga Camp

July 12 - 19, 2019
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…

Yoga Teachers Training in Dalat, Vietnam

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Narayanananda and Swami Pranavananda

July 13 - August 10, 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 Health Education Camp – How to Prevent and Manage Diabetes using Yoga

with Karuna Devi

July 14 - 19, 2019
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…

Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi Day

with Swami Vashistananda

July 14 - 15, 2019
On this day, we celebrate the Mahasamadhi of Sri Swami Sivananda. We will hold Akhanda Kirtan, show a video of His life and celebrate with a Guru puja.

Guru Purnima

with Swami Vashistananda

July 16 - 17, 2019
Guru Purnima is the celebration of the Guru, or spiritual teacher. On this day, we will honor our Gurus, Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-devananda with chanting of their names, telling stories of their lives and a special ceremony (Guru puja)…

Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

July 19 - 21, 2019
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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

July 19 - 21, 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 Yoga Course, Level 1

July 21 - 26, 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…

TTC Refresher

with Swami Dharmananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

July 25 - 28, 2019
These 4 days are meant to tune the teachers, graduates and serious students of Sivananda Yoga to the spiritual path as laid out by the Gurus, for their own growth and the upliftment of their students. There will be teaching…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – Yoga for Back Pain

with Sandhya Dharmadas, PT, DPT, OCS

July 26 - 28, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Yoga for back pain description

Ayurveda for Counseling

with Durga Leela

August 1 - 6, 2019
This short intensive will give you ayurveda tools to practice counseling.

Vedic Counseling Course Module 5: Focus on Ayurveda and Vedanta

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Durga Leela

August 1 - 6, 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.

Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

August 2 - 4, 2019
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…

Positive Thinking Course

August 4 - 9, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativities are prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life. Our interactions with others seem to be more negative than bringing comfort and joy. Our minds are…

Permaculture Service Day

August 4, 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

August 4, 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…

Food as Medicine

with Bharata Surya

August 9 - 16, 2019
In this 7-day certificate course, learn Ayurveda’s principles of six tastes and three constitutions to build recipes for restoring health and balance.

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

August 9 - 11, 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…

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

August 9 - 11, 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…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

August 11 - 16, 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…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – How to Prevent and Manage Diabetes using Yoga

with Swami Dharmananda

August 16 - 18, 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…

Marma Points Therapy Course

with Bharata Surya

August 16 - 18, 2019
This retreat aims to introduce the 107 vital energy centres (Marmas) of our body, their identifications, functions, how to incorporate them in a regular practice of yogic posture. The knowledge can deepen one’s yoga practice and is a good introductory…

Bhakti Yoga: Emotions to Love

with Swami Vashistananda

August 18 - 23, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The term Bhakti comes from the root 'Bhaj', which means 'to be attached to God'. Bhakti is love for love's sake. The path of Bhakti appeals particularly to a those of an emotional nature. The Bhakti Yogi is motivated chiefly…

Detoxification and Juice Fasting

with Manu Dawson

August 20 - 29, 2019
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…

Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

August 23 - 25, 2019
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…

Krishna Janmastami

with Swami Vashistananda

August 24, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
!! Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya !! Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami at the Yoga Farm! 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.…

Yoga Health Education Camp – Stress Relief and Relaxation Camp

with Swami Dharmananda

August 25 - 30, 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…

Jyotish Beginners Course

August 25 - 30, 2019
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…

Labor Day Weekend: Yoga Music Festival

with Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Shreelata Suresh and Manik Khan

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Vedas contain the core knowledge of the Self and the Universe. Contemplating this Truth integrates our understanding of the Universe, time, space, karma, identity and the purpose of our existence, connecting us with the ultimate power of well-being and…

Labor Day Weekend: Yoga Music Festival

with Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Shreelata Suresh and Manik Khan

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Vedas contain the core knowledge of the Self and the Universe. Contemplating this Truth integrates our understanding of the Universe, time, space, karma, identity and the purpose of our existence, connecting us with the ultimate power of well-being and…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

September 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…

Hatha Yoga Intensive

with Swami Dharmananda

September 1 - 6, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Hatha Yoga Intensive is a program to help prepare students for the full two week Sadhana Intensive course which was devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months…

Ganesha Chaturthi

with Swami Vashistananda

September 2, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Come 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…

Science of Pranayama

September 6 - 8, 2019
During this weekend we will focus on the yogic practice of pranayama. Pranayama is the 4th rung of Raja yoga ladder and is a way to control the breath in order to control the subtle prana which leads to peace…

Sure Ways for Success in Life and Self Realization

September 6 - 8, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Sure Ways for Success in Life and Self Realization is a course based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda. This course will give many practical tools and tips on how to balance you life with spiritual sadhana. When incorporating these…

Yoga Teacher Training Course in China

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Narayanananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

September 7 - October 5, 2019
Chengdu, China
TTC in China offers a great opportunity to learn about classical yoga in a new and different culture.

Yoga Health Education Camp – Yoga for Chronic Pain

with Swami Sivasankariananda

September 8 - 13, 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…

Intermediate Yoga: Apply Four Paths of Yoga at Home

September 8 - 13, 2019
This five day course is ideal for those who want to deepen their Yoga practice. This course gives you the full Yogic experience, reviewing and expanding on knowledge of Yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and Yoga philosophy for…

Swami Sivananda Birthday

September 8, 2019
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…

Permaculture Service Day

September 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

September 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 Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

September 13 - 15, 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…

Vegetarian Cooking and Baking Course

with Rudra Manohara

September 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.

Yoga Health Education Camp: Yoga and Stress Management

September 15 - 20, 2019

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
It is said that 75 to 90% of all doctor visits are stress-related. Regular Yoga practice helps to reduce stress and anxiety that aggravate physical, mental/ emotional and spiritual states of health caused by stress. The Yoga and Stress Management…

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

with Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)

September 18 - 22, 2019
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 Health Education Weekend – Yoga for Anxiety Reduction and Relief

with Swami Dharmananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

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.

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…

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…

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 29 - October 8, 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 29 - October 8, 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.

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 Health Education Camp – Stress Relief and Relaxation Camp

with Swami Dharmananda and Rudra Manohara

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…

Permaculture Service Day

October 6, 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

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…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

October 13 - 18, 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…

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

October 18, 2019 - October 18, 2021
Sivananda Yoga Ashram Yoga Farm
It's the event of the century!

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.

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…

Intermediate Yoga: Apply Four Paths of Yoga at Home

November 3 - 8, 2019
This five day course is ideal for those who want to deepen their Yoga practice. This course gives you the full Yogic experience, reviewing and expanding on knowledge of Yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and Yoga philosophy for…

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…

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.

Fundamentals of Vedic Healing Architecture (Vaastu Shastra)

with Olga Mandodari Sokolova

November 10 - 12, 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: Focus on Vastu, Jyotish, and Mantra

with Swami Sitaramananda, Komilla Sutton, Olga Mandodari Sokolova and Swami Vashistananda

November 10 - 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.

Sadhana Intensive

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

November 11 - 25, 2019
Grass Valley, CA
Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading…

Ayurveda: Assorted Topics

with Durga Leela

November 12 - 15, 2019
This short intensive course will give you the foundations to understand Ayuveda in a very deep and meaningful way.

Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) and Counseling

with Komilla Sutton

November 12 - 15, 2019
This course will focus on the counseling aspects of Vedic Astrology.

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 Sitaramananda

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

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…

Yoga Health Education Weekend – Yoga for Weight Loss

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Karuna Devi

November 22 - 24, 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…

Thanksgiving Retreat: Yoga and Healing

with Swami Ramananda, Kathi Keville, Swami Sitaramananda, Suprabha Jain, MD, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Karnamrita Dasi and Swami Sivasankariananda

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 Health Education Camp – Yoga for Cancer Wellness

June 16 - 21, 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…

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…

Inspiring Wisdom: Mahabharata

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

December 8 - 13, 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…

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…

Vegetarian Cooking and Holiday Baking

with Rudra Manohara

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.

Yoga Health Education Weekend – 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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