• Tent - Bring Your Own – $350.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $425.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $425.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $750.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $700.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $950.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $700.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,300.00
  • (All prices include $100.00 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.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949

[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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Yoga for Aging Gracefully

with Radha (Debbie Desrochers)

February 24 - March 1, 2019


Explore the ancient, effective, and accessible teachings of Yoga to enjoy our senior years with more energy, self-awareness, and good health. Age gracefully with the guidance of the Classical Sivananda Yoga teachings.

Learn classical Yoga techniques to cultivate a nourishing and healthy lifestyle based on the teachings of Swami Vishnudevananda’s 5 Points of Yoga: Proper Exercise (asana); Proper Breathing (pranayama); Proper Relaxation (Savasana); Proper Diet (vegetarian diet); Positive Thinking and Meditation techniques.

This course is applicable for all people 50+ years young and for all fitness levels. Modifications will be presented for those with limited mobility.

Topics Covered

Introduction and Practice of the 5 Points and 4 Paths of Yoga

Emphasis is placed on topics for seniors such as:
– Adapting the asanas to individual needs
– Changes in the physical body as we age and staying physically fit (including balance issues, cardiovascular, brain, and nervous system health)
– Techniques to understand and work with non-supporting emotions (fear, depression, anxiety, …)
– Stress management – Relaxation techniques
– Finding meaning in life after retirement and reconnecting with our True Self
– Learning to shift our focus inwards and practice self-reflection
– Vegetarian Diet and Ayurveda daily practices for our senior years
– Gracefully moving through and understanding the meaning of our “Vanaprastha” stage of life, i.e., ages 50+
– Dealing with issues of Mortality/Immortality from a Yoga perspective

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Beginners Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm 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


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


Radha (Debbie Desrochers)
Radha (Debbie Desrochers) has been coming to the Yoga Farm since the late 90’s. After retiring from a profession of teaching engineering and mathematics, she now teaches yoga, meditation, positive thinking, and stress management and holds spiritual gatherings at her…
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