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Program Calendar

Program Calendar

The program Calendar is subject to change and is being updated regularly.

Ongoing Classes

Online Yoga Classes with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

Open Dates
Online
Fridays at 4pm PT. | Swami Adi Parashakti will teach weekly yoga classes on Fridays at 4 - 6 pm PT.

Online Satsangs with Swami Sitaramananda

with Swami Sitaramananda

Open Dates
Online
Wed. at 3pm PT. | Swami Sitaramananda has offered regular Online Satsangs for the past 3 years.

Sivananda Yoga Farm Gift Certificate

Open Dates
Give the gift of Yoga to a friend with these gift certificates.

Yoga Health Education Counseling

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

Online Yoga Classes Through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Los Angeles

Open Dates
Online
The Los Angeles SYVC is offering daily online Yoga classes. Stay Strong and Positive with dedicated Sivananda Yoga teachers and your fellow students!

FREE Yoga Stress Relief Counseling

Open Dates
We pray that you are well in this difficult time. In the world crisis of Covid-19 we know that you may be experiencing difficulties, anxiety and stress. We would like to offer a service to help maintain physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

December 2022

Two yogis balancing in tip toe pose in front of pond

5 Practices for Healthy Living

with Omkara

December 13 - 18, 2022

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…

Positive Thinking for Self-Renewal

with Nitya (Hoa Tran)

December 15 - 18, 2022
Renew your outlook on life with the ancient tools of Yoga. Learn practical and accessible Yoga techniques to open the heart, to generate positive thought patterns and to overcome negative tendencies. Our minds are saturated with information overload, especially during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Students do the Fish Pose in the Yoga Hall

Recharging through Asanas & Pranayama Weekend

with Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

December 15 - 18, 2022

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description During this weekend take time for yourself to recharge through systematic practice of asanas and pranayama along with healthy living in nature, organic vegetarian food, and good company. Schedule 6 am Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture 8-10am - Asanas & Pranayama 10am Brunch 11am Karma Yoga 1…

Holiday Retreat: Yoga Practices Divine Love in Daily Life

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Acharya Mangalananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Ramananda - SF IYI Director, Swami Hamsananda, Nitya (Hoa Tran), Ananda Mayi and Brother Rolph Fernandes

Flexible Dates
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 | Join the Yoga Farm staff for our special Holiday Retreat: Yoga Practices for Divine Love in Daily Life. This year's program follows the teachings from the Bhagavad Gita chapter 12: The Yoga of Devotion. Workshops will follow Sri Krishna's divine instruction on Yoga…

January 2023

Intro. to Ayurveda & Yoga

with Nitya (Hoa Tran)

January 3 - 10, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Ayurveda is the oldest known medical system.  It is the Mother of all healing systems.  It is a five thousand year old Vedic Science of life, (Ayur= life, Veda= knowledge, science).  Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India and the medical side of the yogic science.

Holistic Health Retreat: Positive Thinking

with Swami Hamsananda

January 3 - 8, 2023
Renew your outlook on life with the ancient tools of Yoga. Learn practical and accessible Yoga techniques to open the heart, to generate positive thought patterns and to overcome negative tendencies.  In this atmosphere, it is difficult for us to access our innate positive and joyful nature, and…
Guest lies in the hammock under 2 shade trees

Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Stress Relief

January 5 - 8, 2023

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…

Ashram Sacred Tour – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

January 8, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided Ashram Sacred Tour walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal donation. Children are free. You are also welcome to join us for satsang…

Onsite Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Swami Dharmananda

January 10 - 15, 2023

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…

Positive Thinking for Self-Renewal

with Swami Hamsananda

January 12 - 15, 2023
Renew your outlook on life with the ancient tools of Yoga. Learn practical and accessible Yoga techniques to open the heart, to generate positive thought patterns and to overcome negative tendencies. Our minds are saturated with information overload, especially during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Pongal / Makara Sankranti

January 15, 2023
Makara/Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, also known in West Bengal as Mokor Sonkranti, in Mithila as Til Sakraait and in Nepal as Maghe Sankranti, 'Sankranti' here means ‘transfer’, this day is considered as the transition day of Sun into Capricorn.

Seasonal Cleanse and Rejuvenation Retreat

with Maha Lakshmi

January 17 - 22, 2023
online
Description Join us for this nourishing self-care retreat, learn sustainable Yoga and Ayurveda practices for healthy living and rejuvenation. Cleanse body, mind, and spirit as you enjoy daily kitcheree and greens mono-diet for purification and increased vitality. Learn Yoga and Ayurveda practices and routines that you can integrate…
Ayurveda Massage part of Pancha Karma Detoxification Therapy

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Manas Kshirsagar

January 19 - 22, 2023

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…

Online & Onsite – Permaculture Weekend: Ayurvedic Agroforestry Design

with Spencer Nielsen

January 20 - 22, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
In this series, we will explore the various aspects of Agroforestry through the dual lenses of Permaculture and Ayurveda. Beyond the concepts of whole systems, we will dive into site analysis with the entry orchard of Sivananda Yoga Farm Ashram as our place of practice. With a replanting…

Lunar New Year

January 22, 2023
We will celebrate Lunar New Year with a puja dedicated to bringing a peaceful, joyful, and successful year. Traditionally we spend the day doing a deep cleaning of all the ashram buildings and surroundings. You can join us for our normal schedule: yoga class, special new year vegetarian…

Satsang in San Francisco

January 22, 2023
Starting in 2023 we will have weekly yoga classes and monthly satsangs in SF.
Three Yogis Meditating on top of Siva Hill

Raja Yoga Meditation

with Swami Dharmananda

January 24 - 29, 2023

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 will study the mechanics of the mind and…
Guest lies in the hammock under 2 shade trees

Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Chronic Pain

January 26 - 29, 2023

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 ways to change it back. Develop skills to…

Yoga Vacation Weekend

with Ananda Mayi

January 26 - 29, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This wonderfully balanced program integrates the 5 Points of Yoga in daily life. Furthermore, this daily program is in tune with the rhythms of Nature and of our body. Thus by adhering to the daily schedule we bring back our natural resource of energy, joy, and health. In…

February 2023

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Swami Hamsananda

January 30 - February 3, 2023

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…

Onsite/Online Yoga Teachers Training Course

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Hamsananda and Ganga Chaitanya

February 4 - March 4, 2023
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.

Online & Onsite – Permaculture Weekend: Ayurvedic Agroforestry Tree Care

with Spencer Nielsen

February 10 - 12, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
AYURVEDIC AGROFORESTRY In this series, we will explore the various aspects of Agroforestry through the dual lenses of Permaculture and Ayurveda. Beyond the concepts of whole systems, we will dive into site analysis with the entry orchard of Sivananda Yoga Farm Ashram as our place of practice. With…

Ashram Sacred Tour – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

February 12, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided Ashram Sacred Tour walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal donation. Children are free. You are also welcome to join us for satsang…

Maha Sivaratri

February 18, 2023
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.
Guest lies in the hammock under 2 shade trees

Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Diabetes Health

February 23 - 26, 2023

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 their condition.]  The successful management of diabetes revolves…

Satsang in San Francisco

February 26, 2023
Starting in 2023 we will have weekly yoga classes and monthly satsangs in SF.

March 2023

Ashram Sacred Tour – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

March 5, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided Ashram Sacred Tour walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal donation. Children are free. You are also welcome to join us for satsang…
Guest lies in the hammock under 2 shade trees

Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Stress Relief

March 7 - 12, 2023

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…

Onsite Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

March 7 - 12, 2023

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…

Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Back Pain

March 9 - 12, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description 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 ways to change it back. Develop skills…
Ayurveda Massage part of Pancha Karma Detoxification Therapy

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Mahadevika

March 9 - 12, 2023

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…
Students do the Fish Pose in the Yoga Hall

Hatha Yoga and the Mind

with Swami Dharmananda

March 14 - 19, 2023
This course gives you an introduction to the real classical practice of hatha yoga as described in the scriptures. Hatha Yoga is seen as a ladder to Raja Yoga which culminates in the practice of Meditation. For most people Meditation is not possible so hatha yoga is prescribed…

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat

March 16 - 19, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat Stress has been determined to be the #1 cause of all illness and disease. During this Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat we will be working in alliance with the mind, body and breath, where one can learn to not only effectively…

Positive Thinking for Self-Renewal

with Swami Hamsananda

March 21 - 26, 2023
Renew your outlook on life with the ancient tools of Yoga. Learn practical and accessible Yoga techniques to open the heart, to generate positive thought patterns and to overcome negative tendencies. Our minds are saturated with information overload, especially during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Ayurvedic Detoxification Rejuvenation Retreat

with Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, Maha Lakshmi, Mahadevika and Ananda Mayi

March 21 - 26, 2023

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…

Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Anxiety Reduction and Relief

March 23 - 26, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This course will focus on overcoming the paralyzing emotions of anxiety, fear and isolation, offering a clear understanding of how Yoga practices can help us to face our fears with courage and to live with greater peace, trust and faith. Learn practical and accessible Yoga techniques to open…
Two yogis balancing in tip toe pose in front of pond

Beginners Weekend Retreat

March 23 - 26, 2023

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…

Satsang in San Francisco

March 26, 2023
Starting in 2023 we will have weekly yoga classes and monthly satsangs in SF.

Yoga Vacation Weekend

with Ananda Mayi

March 30 - April 2, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This wonderfully balanced program integrates the 5 Points of Yoga in daily life. Furthermore, this daily program is in tune with the rhythms of Nature and of our body. Thus by adhering to the daily schedule we bring back our natural resource of energy, joy, and health. In…

April 2023

Ashram Sacred Tour – Intro to Sivananda Yoga

April 2, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This Sunday afternoon program is open to the community. Come and join us for a guided Ashram Sacred Tour walk, followed by an asana and pranayama class, and an organic, vegetarian meal for a nominal donation. Children are free. You are also welcome to join us for satsang…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Maha Lakshmi

April 4 - 9, 2023

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…

Easter Weekend

with Swami Dharmananda

April 6 - 9, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Easter Weekend

Bhakti Yoga Course

with Swami Dharmananda

April 11 - 16, 2023
Swami Sivananda says in Bliss Divine, “Bhakti is continuity of devotion. Bhakti is attraction of the Soul to the Lord, just as there is attraction of the needle to the magnet. Bhakti is love for love’s sake. There is neither selfish expectation nor fear. Bhakti is no emotionalism,…
Three Yogis Meditating on top of Siva Hill

Meditation Weekend

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

April 13 - 16, 2023
This 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 how…
Ayurveda Massage part of Pancha Karma Detoxification Therapy

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat

with Mahadevika

April 13 - 16, 2023

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…

Good Karma Diet: Spring Cooking Retreat

with Maha Lakshmi

April 20 - 23, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Description We believe vegetarian diet is a “good karma diet” as if you eat vegetarian, you will : – be more healthy, your organs, stomach, liver, kidneys, digestive system will say thanks! – be contributing to the healing of the earth and climate change. The animals will say…

Permaculture Design Certification

with Spencer Nielsen

April 21 - 28, 2023
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…

Yoga Cleanse and Rejuvenation Retreat

with Maha Lakshmi

April 25 - 30, 2023
online
Description Join us for this nourishing self-care retreat, learn sustainable Yoga and Ayurveda practices for healthy living and rejuvenation. Cleanse body, mind, and spirit as you enjoy daily kitcheree and greens mono-diet for purification and increased vitality. Learn Yoga and Ayurveda practices and routines that you can integrate…

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Swami Hamsananda

April 27 - May 4, 2023

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 Vacation Weekend

with Ananda Mayi

April 27 - 30, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
This wonderfully balanced program integrates the 5 Points of Yoga in daily life. Furthermore, this daily program is in tune with the rhythms of Nature and of our body. Thus by adhering to the daily schedule we bring back our natural resource of energy, joy, and health. In…

May 2023

Karma Yoga Week

with Swami Dharmananda and Swami Hamsananda

April 27 - May 4, 2023

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…

Onsite Yoga Teachers Training Course

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

May 6 - June 3, 2023
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.

Memorial Day Weekend: Karma & Reincarnation

with Swami Sitaramananda

May 25 - 29, 2023

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Memorial Day Weekend: Karma & Reincarnation

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Swami Dharmananda

May 30 - June 4, 2023

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…

June 2023

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

with Swami Dharmananda

May 30 - June 4, 2023

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…
Practicing Pranayama outdoors at the Yoga Farm

Sadhana Intensive

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

June 5 - 19, 2023
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…
Ayurveda Massage part of Pancha Karma Detoxification Therapy

Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat Copy

with Mahadevika

June 8 - 11, 2023

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…

2024

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training

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

January 12, 2024 - January 11, 2026
Sivananda Yoga Ashram Yoga Farm
The Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training is a 2-year 800-hour yoga therapy certification program that trains teachers to employ the deeper healing methodologies of yoga, working one-on-one with individuals and in support of the healthcare community in developing practical solutions for long-term holistic health.
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