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  • $50.00 – Enjoy an enlightening weekend.
  • $70.00 – Be part of the solution.
  • $90.00 – There is only one Planet Earth.

Cost of Program

- $65 for the entire retreat
- $10 for certain individual workshops
- certain workshops are FREE

All classes and workshops will be recorded and/or livestreamed so you can have access at a later time.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Eco-Yoga for Self Healing & Healing of the Earth

with Swami Sitaramananda, Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Lila Lolling, Hasu Patel, Pavan Manocha, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Vashistananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

May 21 - 25, 2020

Description

Join a discussion with wonderful special guest presenters about climate change and how the decisions we make are affect the environment.

With the current covid-19 crisis, pollution as at an all time low and the planet is starting to heal itself but how can we continue to bring healing in the future to come?

You can use the Register button above to join the entire retreat.  If you want to choose individual workshops click here.

Schedule of Workshops

Friday, May, 22

5:00 – 6 pm with Swami Dharmananda
Orientation on how to have a Yoga retreat from your home

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Welcome Talk with Swami Sitaramananda

Saturday, May, 23

6:00 – 7:30 am with Olga Mandodari
Vastu and Care of the Earth

1:00 – 3:00 pm with Swami Sivasankari
Short Yoga session + Recycle & reuse: love letters to
the Earth for kids and adults

5:00 – 6:30 pm with Lila Lolling
The role of yoga practitioners in the climate crisis

7 – 8:30 pm with Pavan Manocha
Applied Sustainability

Sunday, May, 24

5:30 – 7:00 am
Ahimsa & Love by Swami Sitaramananda

5:00 – 6:30 pm with Lila Lolling
Overcoming the Negative Effects of Artificial Living

7 – 8:30 pm with Olga Mandodari
Vastu and Earth Care 2

Monday, May, 25

6:00 – 7:30 am
Sitar Concert with Hasu Patel

5:30 – 9:00 pm with Swami Vasishtananda
Mother Earth Puja Ceremony

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Topic Overviews by Presenter

Swami Sitaramananda

Friday @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Welcome Talk on How the vedic sciences help with Eco-Yoga
How the vedic sciences help with Eco-Yoga (yamas and niyamas, Vedanta of oneness, ayurvedic living according to nature and natural healing, jyotish teaching on karma, as well as vastu considerations)

Sunday @ 5:30 – 7:00 am
Ahimsa & Love – importance of vegetarian diet for the world
Swamiji will talk about the problem of cruelty to animals and how vegetarianism is the way to honor ahimsa and love.

Olga Mandodari

Saturday @ 6:00 – 7:30 am
Sunday @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Vastu Shastra and Care of the Earth (2 talks)
It is said that if we design and build structures not aligned with Nature’s grid of energy then we actually create dissonance not only in Nature of the Earth but also in the Cosmic Grid of Energy.

Lila Lolling

Saturday @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm
The role of yoga practitioners in the climate crisis with
Lila will address the critical role that yoga practitioners have in reducing the climate crisis and birthing a new way of being. Right now the Earth needs our compassionate and immediate action. She is asking us for our active hope and an open heart to begin to model a lifestyle that proves all life is sacred, one of yoga’s founding principles. Therefore it is our dharma, our duty, to create and maintain a life of harmony inside and out.

Sunday @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Overcoming the Negative Effects of Artificial Living
There has never been a time in our human evolution where we have fallen so deeply into an artificial life. Industry and technology have perpetuated our separation from where we were first born, Mother Nature. A recent study showed that the average person in a developed country spends 93% of the day inside (home, office, car, etc). This forced separation from the natural world is leaving us stressed, diseased, isolated, and numb. During this workshop we will take a good look at the current Techno-addiction and learn simple tips to limit screen time and begin to live your life more fully.

Hasu Patel

One of the few distinguished female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India.
Monday @ 6:00 – 7:30 am
Sitar Concert with Hasu Patel

Pavan Manocha

Saturday @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Applied Sustainability
Using the Yamas and Niyamas as the philosophical lens explore the question: What can I do to support sustainable development? – Understand the context & related yoga teachings – Introduce the Eight (R) Sustainability Canvas – Explore opportunities for applied sustainability by completing the canvas

Swami Vashistananda

Monday @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Mother Earth Puja Ceremony
Swamiji will perform a tradition worship ceremony dedicated to Mother Earth asking pardon for all the harm that we have done to the planet. Dakshina/donations are welcome. Please provide your full name and nakshatra/moon star, for those who want to be prayed for.

 

Teachers

Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Yoga Farm, California and the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Vietnam.  She is acharya of China, Taiwan, and Japan as well. Swamiji is the organizer and teacher of…
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Olga Mandodari Sokolova
Olga Mandodari Sokolova, is a certified Vaastu Shastra Consultant. She studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a world renowned traditional architect of Southern India who relies on Vaastu principles in his projects. Ms. Sokolova earned her…
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Lila Lolling
Lila Lolling has 20 years experience teaching yoga philosophy and natural living. Her primary yoga education is through the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. She is an accomplished writer and easily blends modern life with ancient teachings. As a dedicated yoga practitioner and climate activist she has merged…
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Hasu Patel
A disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb is one of the few distinguished female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. As a performer, composer, and educator, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating in its pristine…
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Pavan Manocha
Pavan Manocha is a hatha yoga instructor at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in San Francisco, and a graduate of the Sivananda Teachers Training Course at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. Pavan is an international management consultant and adjunct professor who advises organizations embed…
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Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm and is in charge of the Karma Yoga program.  He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows…
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Swami Vashistananda
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies…
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Swami Sivasankariananda
Swami Sivasankariananda, director of the Los Angeles Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, served as director of the San Francisco Center from February of 2015 to September 2019. She returns to LA where she lived for 20+ years. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there…
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