• Tent - Bring Your Own – $170.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $330.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $410.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $550.00
  • (All prices include $70.00 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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Marma and Prana for Yogis

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

July 17 - 19, 2020


Marmas are key energy points in the body and represent the connection between the physical body and the vital  energy (prana). Studied in India since 3,500 BC, marmas were known to be the basis for strength of body and  strength of mind. Yogis are using marma therapy in their daily practice to heal the physical body and energetic body.
  • asanas manipulate the marmas to stimulate, and balance marmas;
  • pranayama moves prana through the marmas, improving the energy flow
  • meditation is able to clear marmas if we have an awareness of the points and of the flow of prana in the body
In this weekend course, we will study the nadis and marmas important to yogic healing and practice our asana, pranayama and meditation with an emphasis on awareness of the flow of prana through the body and through the marmas.  This course is open to all, but is recommended for students with a fundamental knowledge of asana and pranayama.

Marmas are part of a greater ‘sacred physiology’ that maps out the body according to subtle energy currents and power points… We must learn this sacred geography of our own body in order to attune ourselves both to the Earth and to the greater cosmos   -David Frawley, Ayurveda and Marma Therapy

Daily Schedule

5:30am Wake up
6:00am Satsang
8:00am Asana class
10:00 am Brunch
10:45am Karma Yoga
Free Time
2:00pm Workshop on Prana, Nadis, and Marma – our sacred geography
4:00pm Asana, Pranayama and Relaxation with emphasis on Marma and Prana
6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Satsang
5:30am Wake up
6:00am Satsang
8:00am Asana, Pranayama and Relaxation with emphasis on Marma and Prana
10:00 am Brunch
10:45am Karma Yoga
Noon: workshop on marmas and prana
2pm Departure


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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