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  • Tent - Bring Your Own – $500.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $575.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $575.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $900.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $850.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $1,100.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $850.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,450.00
  • (All prices include $250.00 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 conclude at 3pm on the Final date. 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.

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Raja Yoga Sutras

with Swami Dharmananda and Rudra Manohara

February 24 - March 1, 2019

Description

This is course eligible for 12 hours Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance

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 the Self, the peace and Bliss within. Course study centers on the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Students learn to apply the classical teachings in the context of daily life, gain understanding of the workings of the mind, and learn techniques and practices to gain mastery over the mind:

  • How to use the eightfold path to systematically identify the causes of suffering in people and design methods and techniques to alleviate suffering
  • How to help people increase vital energy (prana) and become stronger physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Learn methods to help people reduce distractions and increase concentration and peace of mind
  • How to help people to become more positive through positive thinking techniques
  • Learn methods to help people overcome bad habits and addictions by changing existing mental patterns
  • Learn practices to help people to recover their clarity and wellness through purification techniques of body and mind
  • How to help people breaks through darkness, self denial, confusion and be more effective and successful and realizing their innate potentials

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Beginners Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Raja Yoga Workshop
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Teachers

Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm for many years and is in charge of the karma yoga program.  He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of…
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Rudra Manohara
Rudra Manohara is a Yoga Farm staff member and teacher of Classical Hatha Yoga. He is professionally trained and has over 15 years experience in both the culinary arts and massage bodywork therapy, as well as a background in theatre…
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