• Tent - Bring Your Own – $400.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $525.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $475.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $800.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $750.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $1,000.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $750.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,400.00
  • (All prices include $150.00 base amount)

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

Arrival & Departure

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 USA

[email protected]
(530) 272-9322

Course Material
"Essentials of Yoga Practice & Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

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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Inspiring Wisdom: Mahabharata

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

December 15 - 20, 2019

Course Description

The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. This epic is part of the Hindu history, the Kurukshetra War, and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. The Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four goals of life: dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). It is a fascinating story encompassing all possible scenarios of karmas, and thus teaching us the most precious lessons.

Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the famous teachings of The Bhagavad Gita. In this main philosophical and devotional scripture, Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna about his duty in life providing a “guide to life” .


The main story of the Mahabharata will be narrated, including:

  • Historical Context of the Mahabharata
  • A description of the main characters including the Kauravas and the Pandavas
  • The Dice Game
  • The Marriage and story of Draupadi
  • The Great Battle
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • The fate of the characters after the Battle

Daily Schedule

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


There are no pre-requisites. Familiarity with the Bhagavad Gita is recommended, but not required.


Swami Jnaneswariananda
Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001.…
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