• Tent - Bring Your Own – $190.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $220.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $220.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $350.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $330.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $430.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $330.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $570.00
  • (All prices include $90.00 base amount)

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

Time and Date 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. You are welcome to stay in the ashram for the rest of the afternoon even after checking out of your room.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949

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.

Recommended Text: : "Essentias of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

Free Health Consultation: We are offering a free 1-hour Yoga Health assessment Consultation with Yoga Health recommendations.

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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


“Do you have these symptoms of depression? problems sleeping, loss of weight or gain of weight, disinterest in your body hygiene and care, disinterested in hobbies or pleasures you were interested in before, problems in concentration and accountability, difficulty to do work or daily tasks, frequent mood swings , increased feeling of isolation and loneliness, difficulty in communications, indulgence in bad habits you have let go of before like cigarettes smoking, drinking, feeling worthlessness and even having suicidal thoughts?

Ask yourself:

How long ago did these symptoms occurred in your life?
Do you want to continue to drag yourself like this?
Realize you need help : Do you feel you can not shake them off whatever you have tried? May be your way going about it is missing something. You need help.  This week end Yoga retreat is for you.

Yoga Health Series

 The Yoga Health Education series at the Yoga Farm is focusing on health issues you can help yourself with by a change of attitude and lifestyle using the time tested techniques of classical Yoga, which includes meditation, pranayama, asanas , mantras, kirtan , self enquiry and being in Nature and positive company. You deserve to live the life you love to the fullest. You are very important to yourself.

Understanding Depression

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 root cause of depression. You will  come out of these 2 days spent at the Yoga Farm equipped with tools to manage your mind and recharge yourself , infused  with new enthusiasm about life.

Body Mind Spirit

Because it is a body-mind-spirit problem, depression can not be addressed just with one thing , a sleeping pill, time off to rest , a favorite desert to pick me up, It is an overall issue that involves all aspects : the way you take care of yourself, your self awareness, your relationships and emotional support system, your wrong idea and expectation, your daily habits of eating, sleeping and thinking, and over all your philosophy about your own self and own life and existence, your purpose in the great picture , your own search for meaning. “

Daily Schedule

4-6pm   Open Asana and Pranayama Class
6pm      Dinner
7-30pm   Course Orientation
730-9pm Satsang: Dr Shani Robins – Eastern/Western Perspectives on Depression

6-8am   Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am  Yoga for Depression Workshop with Dr Shani Robins
10am      Brunch
11am      Karma Yoga
1-3pm   Yoga for Depression Workshop with Hamsa Chaitanya
3-4pm   Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm   Special Yoga therapeutic class 
6pm       Dinner
7-730pm   Free Time
730-9pm Satsang: meditation, chanting, Yoga talk

6-8am   Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am   Special Yoga therapeutic class 
10am      Brunch
11-1230pm   Yoga for Depression Workshop with Hamsa Chaitanya
1-2pm      Meditative Yoga Class with Hamsa Chaitanya


Shani Robins, Ph.D.
Shani Robins, Ph.D. pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy TM in 1998.  He is a licensed Psychologist (PSY18795) by the California Board of Psychology and is the founder and director of the Wisdom Therapy Institute since 2000. He is an…
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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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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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