• Tent - Bring Your Own – $190.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $230.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $230.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $350.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $330.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $440.00
  • 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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Mandukya Upanishad

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

December 11 - 13, 2020


The Upanishads, the philosophical section of the ancient Vedas, contain the esoteric knowledge of the scriptures and are the basis of Vedanta philosophy.  The Mandukya Upanishad is one of the 10 classical Upanishads of Vedanta and is found in the Atharva Veda.  It is an exposition on the meaning of Om and a metaphysical discussion on the nature of reality and consciousness.  Consisting of only 12 verses, it is the shortest of the upanishads and not easily  understood in depth without commentary.
We will learn to chant this upanishad and explore its wisdom using the commentary of Adi Sankaracharya and of Swami Sivananda. We will explore the three states of consciousness, the nature of ignorance, and the absolute consciousness.

This short upanishad gives the secret meaning of Om which is the name of Brahman. It gives an analysis of the three states of waking, dream and deep sleep. Through a study and clear grasp of these state, through proper understanding of Om and its right significance, you can find out the way to approach and realise Brahman.                                                – Swami Sivananda, Meditation on Om and Mandukya Upanishad


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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