• Tent - Bring Your Own – $1,015.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $1,105.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $1,105.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $1,335.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $1,295.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $1,505.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $1,295.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,835.00
  • (All prices include $795.00 base amount)

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

Arrival & Departure

Arrival: We encourage you to arrive the day before classes begin to get acquainted to being in the ashram. You can join us at 4:00pm for the Asana class. Dinner is at 6:00pm and there will be a Satsang at 8:00pm.

Departure: Check-out of your room time is 12:00pm. However your classes will continue into the afternoon and only finish around 5:30pm.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

(530) 272-9322

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CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

with Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva) and Dr. Andrea Deerheart

September 18 - 22, 2019


Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness. During this program, students will both experience yoga nidra, and learn how to teach it to others. Upon completion, students will be prepared to offer this service to their community.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Yoga Nidra course, graduates will:

  • Be able to teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings
  • Have an understanding of the physiological basis of Yoga Nidra
  • Have an understanding of the history of Yoga Nidra


This Yoga Nidra course is designed for health care providers and to advance their knowledge and training in the application of Yoga Nidra in a complimentary medicine environment. Nurses and health professionals will use this information to help their patients learn how to deeply relax (through conscious deep relaxation relaxation techniques). The training is offered by the California College of Ayurveda (CCA).

Special 1 day add-on course: Yoga Nidra Graceful Transitions. This course will prepare Yoga Nidra teachers to work in end of life environments such as hospice, hospitals and nursing homes.

Certification and Credits

Graduates of this course will receive a certificate co-signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and Dr. Marc Halpern.


Wednesday – Arrival and Settling in Day
4:00 – 6:00pm Sivananda Open Class
6:00 – 7:00pm Vegetarian Dinner
8:00 – 9:30pm Evening Satsang

6:00 – 7:30am Morning Satsang
8:15 – 9:00am Puja Initiation
9:00 – 10:00am Opening Circle
12:00 – 4:00pm Lecture: History, Physiology, Pratyahara, Stress Reduction and Yoga Nidra
4:00 – 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
8:00 – 9:30pm Evening Satsang

6:00 – 7:30am Morning Satsang
8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
12:00 – 2:00pm Lecture: How to Teach Yoga Nidra
2:00 – 4:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
4:00 – 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
8:00 – 9:30pm Evening Satsang

6:00 – 7:30am Morning Satsang
8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
12:00 – 2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
2:00 – 4:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
4:00 – 6:00pm Lecture: Science and Evidence Basis for Yoga Nidra
8:00 – 9:30pm Evening Satsang

6:00 – 7:30am Morning Satsang
8:00-10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching
12:00-2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching
2:00-4:00pm Closing Discussions
4:30pm Graduation Puja
5:30pm End of Program

*Vegetarian, Ayurvedically Prepared Meals will be served daily at 10:00am and 6:00pm

Quotes from Past Participants

“Yoga Nidra has deepened my meditation practice to a level I did not think possible for me.” Christianne Valdes
“The best thing about this course was the teacher. I am going to ask my two daughters and their husbands to attend this course.” Shanti Kumar
“Being able to trust Dr. Halpern made it easy to learn quickly and easily.” Sheila Miller
“This was a high beneficial program on yoga nidra by a conscious and compassionate teacher.” Angeline Galway
“It’s extremely difficult to put into words how incredibly amazing this course and Dr. Halpern were. Thank you so much.” Danielle Champeau

Recommended/required texts

All books and materials are available in our boutique.

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.


Arrival on the 1st day by 7pm for Orientation. Check-in time can be as early as 2pm.
Departure on last day after graduation.


Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)
Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva) is founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda, the oldest school of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is a leader in the development of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is the initiator and co-founder of the National…
Learn more about Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)
Dr. Andrea Deerheart
Dr. Andrea Deerheart  (“Deerheart”)  is the passionate founder of The HeartWay, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Embracing life and Honoring Death. Using wisdom gathered from decades of guiding the living and dying; physically, emotionally and spiritually, Deerheart has provided loving care and healing for those on the journey…
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