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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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Sivaratri

with Swami Vashistananda and Shakti Rising

February 21, 2020
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 Discernment – From Action to Actionlessness

with Swami Sankarananda

February 23 - 28, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Yoga is achieved through following one or more of the various Margas, or paths, within the science of Yoga philosophy and practice. Jnana Marga is the path of Self knowledge, its philosophy and practice give guidance and tools by which one may peel away layer upon layer of…

Positive Thinking Weekend Retreat – from Separation to Unity

with Swami Sankarananda

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Explore a new relationship with life through developing a new relationship with your mind. Wisdom traditions say, "Change your Thinking and Change your Life". This program. based upon Swami Sivananda's book "Thought Power" explores both philosophy and practices which will arm you to take your life back; to…

Positive Thinking Weekend Retreat – from Separation to Unity

with Swami Sankarananda

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Explore a new relationship with life through developing a new relationship with your mind. Wisdom traditions say, "Change your Thinking and Change your Life". This program. based upon Swami Sivananda's book "Thought Power" explores both philosophy and practices which will arm you to take your life back; to…

Art of Affirmations and the Power of Choice

with Tara Durga Devi

March 1 - 6, 2020

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 1, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

March 1, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Advanced Teachers Training Course in Vietnam

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Narayanananda and Swami Pranavananda

March 1 - 29, 2020
Dalat, Vietnam
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 another opportunity to practice under guidance in a…

Yoga of Relationships

with Tara Durga Devi

March 6 - 8, 2020

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 want to find true fulfillment and happiness through…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)

March 6 - 8, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

March 11 - 16, 2020

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 at the same time gives a break to…

Beginners Weekend Retreat

March 13 - 15, 2020

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…

Practical Application of the Bhagavad Gita

with Swami Dharmananda

March 15 - 20, 2020

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 of Meditation (Raja Yoga) and the path of…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

March 15 - 20, 2020

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…

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

March 20 - 22, 2020

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 peace and well-being. The course is based on…

Meditation Weekend Retreat

March 20 - 22, 2020

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 will study the mechanics of the mind and…

Yoga and Ayurveda to Overcome Self-Destructive Habits

with Swami Dharmananda and Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

March 22 - 27, 2020
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Book now and get 15% off tuition price. Offer valid until March 2, 2020.
Overcoming Our Self-destructive Habits This 5-day course is an opportunity for self-reflection and to experience the benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda practices to address our self-destructive habits and behaviors. Knowledgeable teachers offer guidance as you learn from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda in the healing environment…

Bhakti Yoga: Emotions to Love

with Swami Vashistananda

March 22 - 27, 2020

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 by the power of love and sees God…

Intermediate Yoga: Apply Four Paths of Yoga at Home

March 22 - 27, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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 increasing Prana and balancing the mind.

Family Yoga Camp

March 27 - 29, 2020
Bringing Family and Yoga practice together during this special time here at the Ashram. Enjoy the peaceful nature, have fun and quality time with your family, while shaping body and mind in the daily Asana classes and spiritual courses. The Family Week offers an adjusted Ashram schedule to…

Hatha Yoga Sadhana – Self Practice

with Swami Dharmananda

March 29 - April 3, 2020

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 months of this intensive practice gave him the…

Hatha Yoga Sadhana – Self Practice

with Swami Dharmananda

March 29 - April 3, 2020

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 months of this intensive practice gave him the…

Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher Training

with Nora Benian (Sundari)

April 2 - 5, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Permaculture Design Certification: Part 1

with Spencer Nielsen and Lydia Neilsen

April 2 - 7, 2020
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 influence it has had around the world. The…

Bhakti Yoga: Ramayana

with Swami Vashistananda

April 3 - 8, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic which follows Prince Rama's quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana with the help of an army of monkeys. It is traditionally attributed to the authorship of the sage Valmiki and dated to around 500 BCE…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)

April 3 - 5, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Permaculture Service Day

April 5, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

April 5, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Nora Benian (Sundari)

April 6 - 10, 2020

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 teach restorative specific classes. Restorative Yoga is a…

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training – Module 2

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Mary Thompson

April 10 - 25, 2020
Sivananda Yoga Ashram Yoga Farm
It's the event of the century!

Easter Retreat: Health and Creativity

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Mary Thompson, Swami Sivasankariananda and Lynn Amara (Gauri)

April 10 - 13, 2020
Celebrate your healthy body-mind-spirit in the beautiful springtime at the Yoga Farm. Teachings on Yoga and Ayurveda for Health, Yantra Painting, and special Easter Brunch.

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

April 12 - 17, 2020

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…

Healing The Heart, Healing The Mind: An Emotional Intelligence Workshop

with Arun Deva

April 17 - 19, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
In the Vedic tradition, the heart is the seat of emotions, of prāna and of our intrinsic immunity. It is also the origin of the mind and it is from the heart that the mind as emotions moves towards the brain for intellectual understanding and the gut for…

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

April 19 - 24, 2020

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 welcome. A Permaculture Action Day will also be…

Yoga Teachers Training Course

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda

April 24 - May 22, 2020
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

April 27, 2020
Today we will celebrate the birth of the great Adi Sankaracharya who is the 1st guru in the Sivananda lineage.

Yoga Teachers Training Course

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda

April 24 - May 22, 2020
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.

Permaculture Service Day

May 3, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

May 3, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Buddha Purnima

May 6, 2020
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.

Musical Concert

with Steve Oda and Joss Jaffe

May 9, 2020
Steve Oda is a sarod player, composer and teacher of the Hindustani classical music. Joss Jaffe performs as a tabla player, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.

Memorial Day Weekend: Climate Change & Peace

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Hasu Patel

May 22 - 25, 2020
As the sea level is rising, consciousness of our options and choices to alleviate climate changes also is rising. Sit and learn together ways how we can make a difference.

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

May 25 - 30, 2020

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…

Yoga Teachers Training Course in Japan

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Narayanananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

May 26 - June 23, 2020
near Mt. Fuji
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.

Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

May 29 - 31, 2020
The Yuba River is a pristine river that is about a 30-minute drive from the ashram. During this weekend we will go to the South Yuba state park and soak up the prana from being near the river. We will practice paranayama, meditation, chanting, and some asanas by…

Yoga and Hiking Weekend

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

May 29 - 31, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us for a weekend of hiking in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains while learning yoga techniques for relaxation. Recharge yourself through proper breathing, yoga asanas, meditation, chanting and immersion in nature.

Detoxification and Juice Fasting

with Manu Dawson

May 31 - June 9, 2020
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…

Detoxification and Juice Fasting

with Manu Dawson

May 31 - June 9, 2020
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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

June 5 - 7, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Permaculture Design Certification: Part 2

with Spencer Nielsen and Lydia Neilsen

June 5 - 11, 2020
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 influence it has had around the world. The…

Permaculture Service Day

June 7, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

June 7, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

June 10 - 15, 2020

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 at the same time gives a break to…

Jyotish Study Course: Nakshatras

with Komilla Sutton

June 26 - 28, 2020
Jyotish is the vedic science of light. Also known as Vedic Astrology. This Jyotish course will focus on Nakshatras.

Yoga Teachers Training Course in Los Angeles

with Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

June 27 - July 25, 2020
Los Angeles, 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.

Jyotish Beginners Course

with Bill Sinclair

June 28 - July 2, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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.

Yoga Teachers Training Course in Los Angeles

with Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

June 27 - July 25, 2020
Los Angeles, 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.

Jyotish Beginners Course

with Bill Sinclair

June 28 - July 2, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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.

4th of July Weekend: Vedic Knowledge for Health, Energy and Wisdom

with Niranjan Babu, Komilla Sutton, Dr. Ramkumar, Swami Sitaramananda, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Pundit Samavedula and Bill Sinclair

July 2 - 6, 2020
This is the 2nd Vedic Knowledge conference gathering internationally well-known Vedic teachers. Make use of all rounded vedic wisdom to improve our quality of life. Be inspired by ayurveda, Jyotish, Vastu, tantric rituals, Yoga and Vedanta.

Guru Purnima

with Swami Vashistananda

July 4 - 5, 2020
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) to honor the tradition they uphold.

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

July 5, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Indian Architecture (Vastu) for Beginners

with Niranjan Babu

July 6 - 10, 2020
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.

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

July 10 - 12, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Beginners Weekend Retreat

July 10 - 12, 2020

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…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Stress Management

July 12 - 17, 2020
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 course introduces practical Yoga techniques and concepts to…

Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi Day

with Swami Vashistananda

July 14, 2020
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.

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

July 15 - 20, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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.

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

July 19 - 24, 2020

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…

TTC Refresher

with Swami Dharmananda and Swami Jnaneswariananda

July 23 - 26, 2020
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 workshops and sharings in a relaxed context of…

Marma Therapy: Ayurvedic Acupressure Training

with Dr. Anisha Durve

July 25 - 31, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Ayurvedic acupressure effectively balances the nervous system, regulates the breath, calms the mind, and harmonizes emotions. Learn self-care rituals for daily rejuvenation as well as simple acupressure protocols for various body areas.

Yoga and Gardening Weekend

with Dwayne View

July 31 - August 2, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us for a weekend of hands-on gardening. Get your hands in the dirt and connect with nature on 86 acres of land with orchards, lavender fields, garden, and beautiful rolling hills of blue oak woodland.

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

July 31 - August 2, 2020

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 peace and well-being. The course is based on…

Yoga Teachers Training Course in Los Angeles

with Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

June 27 - July 25, 2020
Los Angeles, 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.

Yoga and Gardening Weekend

with Dwayne View

July 31 - August 2, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Join us for a weekend of hands-on gardening. Get your hands in the dirt and connect with nature on 86 acres of land with orchards, lavender fields, garden, and beautiful rolling hills of blue oak woodland.

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

July 31 - August 2, 2020

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 peace and well-being. The course is based on…

Raja Yoga Sutras

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

August 2 - 7, 2020

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 the mind to calmness so one can realize…

Permaculture Service Day

August 2, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

August 2, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

August 7 - 9, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

August 9 - 14, 2020

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…

Krishna Janmastami

with Swami Vashistananda

August 11, 2020

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. Krishna was born to Vasudev and Devaki, who…

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

August 12 - 17, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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.

Beginners Weekend Retreat

August 14 - 16, 2020

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…

Hatha Yoga Sadhana – Intermediate Pranayama

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

August 16 - 23, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Hatha Yoga Sadhana Course helps prepare students to deepen their practice of pranayama. Pranayama is the 4th rung on the ladder of Raja Yoga and is a natural progression from Asanas helping to prepare for meditation

Ganesha Chaturthi

with Swami Vashistananda

August 21, 2020

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 upon and worshiped. He is the protector of…

Meditation Weekend Retreat

August 21 - 23, 2020

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 will study the mechanics of the mind and…

Food as Medicine

with Maha Lakshmi Chaitanya and Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

August 23 - 30, 2020
In this 7-day certificate course, learn Ayurveda’s principles of six tastes and three constitutions to build recipes for restoring health and balance.

Prana, Pranayama, and Yuba River Weekend

August 28 - 30, 2020
The Yuba River is a pristine river that is about a 30-minute drive from the ashram. During this weekend we will go to the South Yuba state park and soak up the prana from being near the river. We will practice paranayama, meditation, chanting, and some asanas by…

Labor Day Weekend: Devotional Music and Dance

with Swami Dharmananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Vashistananda, Shreelata Suresh and Joss Jaffe

September 4 - 8, 2020

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 Self-transformation.

Permaculture Service Day

September 6, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

September 6, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Swami Sivananda Birthday

September 8, 2020
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. SCHEDULE 6am Guru Puja 8am Asana…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

September 13 - 18, 2020

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…

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training – Module 3

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Dharmananda, Mary Thompson, Tara Durga Devi and Dr. Fred Luskin

September 18 - October 3, 2020
Sivananda Yoga Ashram Yoga Farm
It's the event of the century!

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

September 18 - 20, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Intermediate Yoga: Apply Four Paths of Yoga at Home

September 20 - 25, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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 increasing Prana and balancing the mind.

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

September 23 - 28, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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.

Yoga Health Education Weekend: Restorative Yoga Weekend

with Ananda Mayi

September 25 - 27, 2020

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 teach restorative specific classes. Restorative Yoga is a…

Meditation for Well-being

with Swami Dharmananda

October 4 - 9, 2020
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 will study the mechanics of the mind and…

Permaculture Service Day

October 4, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

October 4, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Yoga and Nature Awareness Retreat

with Colin Eldridge (Krishna Das)

October 4 - 9, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Deeply root yourself in nature for 5 days in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, on 86 acres of rolling meadows and pristine blue oak woodlands. Enjoy daily Yoga Asana and Pranayama classes, Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture) as well as outdoor workshops and hikes. Outdoor…

West Coast Teachers Meeting

with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda

October 9 - 11, 2020

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…

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Hamsa Chaitanya

October 11 - 16, 2020

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 welcome. A Permaculture Action Day will also be…

Navaratri Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

October 17 - 25, 2020

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.

Yoga Teachers Training Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

October 17 - November 14, 2020
Grass Valley, CA, USA

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

October 25 - 30, 2020

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…

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

October 30 - November 1, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Yoga Teachers Training Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

October 17 - November 14, 2020
Grass Valley, CA, USA

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

October 30 - November 1, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Permaculture Service Day

November 1, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

November 1, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Sadhana Intensive

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

November 8 - 22, 2020
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 the teachings of yoga in the West for…

Swami Vishnudevananda Mahasamadhi and Jalasamadhi

with Swami Vashistananda

November 9 - 11, 2020
For these 3 days, we will honor Swami Vishnudevananda with pujas, chanting of His names, kirtan and telling stories of His life.

Diwali Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

November 14, 2020

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.

Vedanta and Silence Certificate Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

November 15 - 25, 2020
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 "Crest Jewel of Discrimination" by Sankaracharya. Enter into…

Thanksgiving Retreat: Yoga and Healing

with Ellen Grace O’Brian (Yogacharya), Tulku Sherdor, Swami Sitaramananda and Olga Mandodari Sokolova

November 26 - 29, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Recognize our unity of consciousness while bridging our diverse religious cultures and backgrounds. Paths are many but Truth is One! Names are Many but God is One!

Raja Yoga Sutras

with Swami Dharmananda

November 29 - December 4, 2020

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 the mind to calmness so one can realize…

Raja Yoga Sutras

with Swami Dharmananda

November 29 - December 4, 2020

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 the mind to calmness so one can realize…

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Jalpa Patel (Jagadamba)

December 2 - 7, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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.

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

December 4 - 6, 2020

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 body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call…

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

with Ananda Mayi

December 4 - 6, 2020

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 peace and well-being. The course is based on…

Practical Application of the Bhagavad Gita

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

December 6 - 11, 2020

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 of Meditation (Raja Yoga) and the path of…

Permaculture Service Day

December 6, 2020
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 of the program. All who attend will have…

Open House – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

December 6, 2020

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 donation of $10. Children are free. You are…

Positive Thinking Weekend

December 11 - 13, 2020

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.

Mandukya Upanishad

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

December 11 - 13, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
The Upanishads, the philosophical section of the ancient Vedas, contain the esoteric knowledge of the scriptures and are the basis of Vedanta philosophy. The Mandukya Upanishad is one of the 10 classical Upanishads of Vedanta and is found in the Atharva Veda. It is an exposition on the…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Stress Management

December 13 - 18, 2020
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 course introduces practical Yoga techniques and concepts to…

Yoga of Relationships

December 18 - 20, 2020

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 want to find true fulfillment and happiness through…

Vegetarian Cooking and Holiday Baking

December 18 - 20, 2020

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.

Holiday Retreat: Yoga of relationships and love

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

December 22, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Spend the holidays in Yoga retreats from 3 to 10 days refining our ways to improve our relationships and open our heart to Love. There will be workshops on positive thinking, relationships conflict resolutions, non violent communication, Yamas and Niyamas, Forgiveness , Non attachment, mantra, yantra workshops, New…

New Years Retreat

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda and Acharya Mangalananda

December 29, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Come join us to celebrate the budding of a new year at our New Years Retreat. Create meaningful intentions for your inner transformation in the new year!

Swami Vishnudevananda Birthday Celebration

with Swami Vashistananda

December 31, 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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