• Tent - Bring Your Own – $700.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $800.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $800.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $1,020.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $980.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $1,180.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $980.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,500.00
  • (All prices include $500.00 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. 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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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Nora Benian (Sundari)

September 22 - 26, 2019


Restorative Yoga is a very gentle yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system and create overall health in the body. It offers simple yet powerful postures that can be integrated into existing yoga classes, healing treatments, or used to teach restorative specific classes. Restorative Yoga is a regenerative healing tool that reduces stress by supporting the body’s innate responses towards homeostasis and health. Through the use of supported yoga postures, breathing and meditative techniques, a profound sense of relaxation can infuse one’s entire being which leads to healing.  Restorative Yoga techniques are helpful in the treatment of nervous system disorders, such as insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, and also with specific ailments such as cancer, although it often used for structural re-alignment and the healing of injuries.  When the body is fully supported, it will naturally relax, releasing deeply held tensions.  Restorative yoga is the yoga of non-doing, and focuses on effortlessness and ease, using well-placed blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, and chairs to safely support the body in various postures. This process invokes a natural state of balance, regeneration, and healing rest.

During this program, learn a full series of restorative postures, complemented with gentle stretching, breathing, and meditation. Through direct experience and lectures you leave with the ability to teach to incorporate restorative yoga into your own practices.  The Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is an experiential and fundamentals course designed to provide teachers with a foundation for teaching a safe and effective restorative practice. Students will learn how to meet each student where they are, no matter the age or ability, and teach safe effective postures to heal the body and relax the mind.


Certified Yoga Instructors wishing to expand their knowledge of restorative Yoga, teach restorative yoga classes and add to their class offerings.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of restorative yoga.
  • Asanas that naturally induce a state of relaxation and restoration
  • How to effectively support the body in each posture with props
  • How to support people with injuries, stress or chronic pain
  • Restorative postures that can be effectively integrated into Hatha Yoga Classes
  • Restorative Yoga as a stand alone practice

You will be able to:

  • set up restorative poses to re-align, re-balance and restore
  • to ease agitation and promote relaxation
  • suggest postures for particular therapeutic effects
  • explain the organic and emotional benefits of postures
  • develop a greater understanding of the healing process

Learn about:

  • The Fundamentals of Teaching Restorative Yoga
  • Basics of Restorative Yoga Poses
  • Understanding the Nervous System: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic
  • How Restorative Yoga Affects the Nervous System.
  • Stress related disorders caused by an imbalanced nervous system.
  • The psychology of deep support
  • Restorative yoga and the emotions, and the Mind


Arrival and Settling in Day

02:00 – 06:00 Intro. to Restorative Yoga

08:00 – 10:00 Anatomy and Theory
12:00 – 03:00 break down of the poses.(how to set up, what to look for)
03:30 – 06:00 Restorative yoga workshop experience

08:00 – 10:00 Benefits of Restorative yoga on the Energetic Body.
12:00 – 03:00 break down of the poses
03:30 – 06:00 Restorative yoga workshop experience

08:00 – 10:00 Practice Teaching
12:00 – 02:00 Practice Teaching
02:00 Course Finish

**Daily vegetarian meals at 10am and 6pm


Nora Benian (Sundari)
Nora Benian (Sundari) E-RYT 500, is a Yoga therapist, professional counselor and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner and has a diploma in Homeopathy. Nora teaches yoga workshops and teacher trainings across the continent and in the Caribbean, specializing in Restorative, Yin, Therapeutic and Hatha Yoga. The lectures, classes and…
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