• $35.00 to $70.00 – sliding scale

** 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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Online Beginners Weekend Retreat

with Ananda Mayi

July 10 - 12, 2020


This online weekend course is an ideal introduction to Sivananda Yoga, and offers students a foundation to the philosophy and daily practices of classical Yoga. During a weekend full of guided learning and practice, you are introduced to the practice of yoga asanas (postures), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation techniques, yogic diet, daily meditation (online satsang), mantra chanting and yoga philosophy. You will be introduced to the 5 points of Yoga, a system to balance body, mind and spirit to create a solid home practice foundation.


– Step by step guide to the basic 12 postures, explanation of benefits of the postures
– What is classical yoga? Intro to the tradition
– lineage of the Masters
– What is the purpose and what are the methods of classical yoga?
– Philosophy about happiness, health, life, freedom
– Difference between yoga asana and physical exercises
– Yogic techniques of breathing
– Vegetarianism-the how and why
– Relaxation and stress management techniques
– Positive thinking techniques
– 12-step Meditation technique

Daily Schedule
8-10am Beginners Yoga Class
1-3pm Beginners Workshop
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
8-9pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and message


Ananda Mayi
Ananda Mayi is a full-time staff, hails from Japan, and took TTC at the Yoga Farm in 2014 and ATTC in 2015.  She is currently enrolled in the 800-hour Yoga Health Educator Course.  She enjoys teaching yoga to both advanced and beginners and especially loves kirtan chanting.  She…
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