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  • Tent - Bring Your Own – $170.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $330.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $410.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $550.00
  • (All prices include $70.00 base amount)

** All options include 2 vegetarian meals, 2 yoga classes, and 2 satsangs.

Date & Time Details:

Arrival: Check-in time is 2:00pm. We encourage you to arrive by 4:00pm for the Asana class. Dinner is at 6:00pm and there will be a Welcoming Orientation at 7:00pm followed by Satsang at 8:00pm.

Departure: Check-out time is 12:00pm. The course will end at 3pm on final day. You are welcome to stay in the ashram for the rest of the afternoon even after checking out of your room.

Location:
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

Address:
14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949
USA

Contact:
[email protected]
(530) 272-9322


What to Bring:

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.


Suggested Course Material:

Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy, Swami Sitaramananda
Thought Power, Swami Sivananda
Bliss Divine, Swami Sivananda
Raja Yoga, Swami Sivananada
Meditation and Mantras, Swami Vishnudevananda

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Meditation Weekend Retreat

with Hamsa Chaitanya

January 18 - 20, 2019

Description

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 how to calm the mind and turn inward for Self-awareness.

Learn to withdraw the senses and to take distance from the sensual world of objects which create desires, discontentment and restlessness in an endless pursuit of external happiness. Learn techniques to improve concentration and reduce distractions for success in all endeavors in life. Learn relationship between posture, prana and thoughts and how to transition between the 5 states of mind. The goal is peace of mind.

You will be introduced to the science of mantra healing using sacred sounds to nurture positive energy and connect with one’s own consciousness.  You will practice yoga postures, yoga breathing and meditation twice per day, participate in daily Kirtan chanting sessions.

List of Topics

Asanas

  • The twelve basic steady postures and meditative postures
  • Flexibility of spine
  • Increased flow of prana through asana practice

Pranayama

  • Balancing breath to calm the mind and emotions
  • Increase prana to control the mind
  • Channel prana inward and upward

Raja Yoga

  • Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Brahmacharya, Asteya, Aparigraha
  • Niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Swadhyaya, Iswara-pranidhana
  • How to reduce vrittis, Concentration
  • Mechanics of the Mind
  • How to see the truth beyond our mental projections
  • Discussion on subconscious samskaras, karma and thought patterns

Daily Course Schedule

• 6:00am               Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture)
• 8:00 – 10:00am   Yoga Asana and Pranayama Class
• 10:00am             Brunch
• 10:45am             Karma Yoga
• 12:00 – 1:00pm Self-study and Personal Meditation Practice
• 1:00 – 2:30pm   Meditation Workshop

• 4:00pm              Yoga Asana and Pranayama Practice
• 6:00pm              Dinner
• 8:00pm              Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture)

Teacher

Hamsa Chaitanya
Hamsa Chaitanya has been full-time staff since 2014.  She took TTC in 2010, ATTC in 2014, and Brahmacharya vows later that year.  Hamsa Ch. is Taiwanese origin and has translated many of our courses into Chinese.  She is currently enrolled…
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