• $100.00 to $250.00

Date & Time Details:
Dec. 18 to January 1, 2021
Cost: $100 - 250 sliding scale (reduced price if you start with 2nd week)
Individual workshops are available as well - single sessions.
Recordings will also be available
Satsang classes will be free of charge and included in all purchases

Location: Online

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RECORDINGS 15-Day Holiday Retreat Dec. 2020 – Classical Yoga and Self-Healing

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Swaroopananda, Srinivasan, Hasu Patel, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva), Dr. Andrea Deerheart, Pundit Samavedula, Acharya Mangalananda, Durga Leela, Krishna Darshan, Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT (Saraswati Devi), Benoy K Behl, Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Swami Vashistananda, Manas Kshirsagar, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Niranjan Babu, Swami Ramananda, Swami Narayanananda, Maha Lakshmi, Brother Rolph Fernandes, Swami Sankarananda, Raman Suprajarama, Hamsa Chaitanya, Deobrat Mishra, Ram Vakkalanka, Jorge Alfano, Komilla Sutton, Swami Sivasankariananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

Open Dates


Join us this holiday season for our “Classical Yoga for Self-Healing” online retreat. Senior teachers and special guest presenters will deepen our understanding of the Classical Yoga and Vedic teachings and practices as we reflect on the past year and establish a new, enlightened vision for the coming year. We will have daily satsangs, meditation, chanting, Yoga asana classes, and inspiring talks on the healing power of mantra, positive thinking techniques, Upanishads, Ayurveda and the mind, Jyotish predictions for 2021, New Year resolves, and more!


* all times are listed in pacific time-zone
** Yoga Classes available daily from 8-10am, 10:30-12 & 4-5:30pm 

Friday, December 18 
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Indian Art with Benoy Behl
12:00 – 1:00 PM Creating a Yoga Retreat at Home with Swami Dharmananda
2:00 – 3:30 PM Vastu for a Happy House with Olga Mandodari
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Health – SYHET – Holistic Health with Swami Dharmananda

Saturday, December 19
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Understanding Prana Life Force with Swami Adiparashaktiananda
12:00 – 1:30 PM Ayurveda and the Mind with Manas Kshirsagar
2:00 – 3:30 PM Vastu for a Happy House with Olga Mandodari
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: How to deal with stress the Yogic way with Swami Sivasankariananda

Sunday, December 20
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Indian Art with Benoy Behl
10:00 – 11:30 AM Nada Yoga Workshop with Jorge Alfano
12:00 – 1:30 PM The Science of Pranayama with Swami Adi
2:00 – 3:30 PM Stories of Mahabharata with Swami Vasishtananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Overcoming fear and anxiety for mental Health with Swami Dharmananda

Monday, December 21
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Indian Art with Benoy Behl
12:00 – 1:00 PM Teachings of the B. Gita with Swami Dharmananda
2:00 – 3:30 PM Kirtan Workshop with Swami Sivasankariananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Puja: Jupiter – Saturn Conjunction Puja with Sw. Vasishtananda

Tuesday, December 22
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Indian Art with Benoy Behl
12:00 – 1:30 PM Yoga and Vedanta with Swami Jnaneswariananda
2:00 – 3:00 PM Holiday Cooking Workshop with MahaLakshmi
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Nada yoga and Sitar concert with Ram Vakkalanka

Wednesday, December 23
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Indian Art with Benoy Behl
12:00 – 1:30 PM Yoga Nidra; Graceful Transitions with Dr. Andrea Deerheart
2:00 – 3:30 PM Healing the Mind – The Intersection of Yoga and Ayurveda with Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Essence of Bhakti Yoga with Swami Sitaramananda

Thursday, December 24
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: with the Yoga Farm
12:00 – 1:30 PM 8 Limbs of Yoga with Krishna Darshan
2:00 – 3:30 PM Sermon on the Mount with Swami Sankarananda
5:30 – 8:00 PM Satsang: Christmas Celebration, Vedanta & Life of Jesus with Swamini Swatmavidyananda and Yoga Farm Staff

Friday, December 25
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Meaning of Christmas with Brother Rolph
12:00 – 1:30 PM Indian Music for Healing with Hasu Patel
2:00 – 3:30 PM Sermon on the Mount with Swami Sankarananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Yoga of Objectivity: Personal Healing and Social Transformation with Swamini Swatmavidyananda

Saturday, December 26
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: 108 Names Lord Siva and Their Meaning with Pandit Samavedula
12:00 – 1:30 PM 108 Names Lord Siva and Their Meaning with Pandit Samavedula
2:00 – 3:30 PM Saturn – Jupiter Conjunction with Krishna Darshan
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Essence of Muhurthas / Time Management with Niranjan Babu

Sunday, December 27
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Questions and Answers with Swami Swaroopananda
12:00 – 1:30 PM 108 Names Lord Siva and Their Meaning with Pandit Samavedula
2:00 – 3:30 PM Remembering the Soul: The Divine Names for True Healing with Mangalananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: call and response sound experience with Silvia Nakkach

Monday, December 28
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: ​Teachings on Bhakti and Vedanta from Srimad Bhagavatam with Srinivasan
12:00 – 1:30 PM Yoga of Recovery with Durga Leela
2:00 – 3:30 PM Kirtan Chanting with Swami Sivasankariananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: the Gift of Listening with Swami Narayanananda

Tuesday, December 29
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Teachings on Bhakti and Vedanta from Srimad Bhagavatam with Srinivasan
12:00 – 1:30 PM Ayurveda for Health and Healing with Durga Leela
2:00 – 3:30 PM Awakening Compassion: Creating a Path with Heart with Swami Ramananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Self Healing with Classical Yoga with Swami Sitaramanananda

Wednesday, December 30
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Practice of Self Awareness with Swami Sitaramananda
12:00 – 1:30 PM Spiritual Diary Workshop with Sw Adiparashaktiananda
2:00 – 3:30 PM Stories of Mahabharata with Swamir Vasishtananda
5:30 – 7:00 PM Satsang: Talent Show with MC Swami Sivasankariananda + staff/guests

Thursday, December 31
6:00 – 7:30 AM Satsang: Discovering your spiritual journey with Vedic astrology with Raman Suprajarama
12:00 – 1:30 PM  Jyotisha Predictions for 2021 with Komilla Sutton
2:00 – 3:30 PM  NY Resolves Workshop with Hamsa Chaitanya
7:00 pm – Midnight Satsang: New Year’s Eve Celebration & Classical Indian Music with Deobrat Mishra (7:30-9pm) & Ashram Staff

Friday, January 1
7:00 – 8:30 AM Satsang: Sivananda Upanishad NY Messages with Swami Jnaneswariananda & Staff
12:00 – 1:30 PM How to Cultivate Virtues and Eradicate Vices Workshop with Swami Dharmananda
2:00 – 3:30 PM Ayurveda and Detox with Manas Kshirsagar

Dates and Pricing
December 18, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Sliding Scale: $100 – 250 (reduced price if you start with 2nd week)
Individual workshops are available as well – REGISTER
Recordings will also be available
Satsang classes will be free of charge and included in all purchases


Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Ashram Vedanta 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 the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training…
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Swami Swaroopananda
Swami Swaroopananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. A practicing yogi from a very young age, Swami Swaroopananda has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga. He taught in Yoga Teacher Training Courses around the world and is currently teaching advanced yoga philosophy courses…
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Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with…
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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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Swamini Svatmavidyananda
Sri Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati, a longtime disciple of Paramapujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati of India, is an accomplished scholar of Vedanta.  For several years, she has led an active satsang community in the United States, serving as the Spiritual Director of Swami Dayananda’s USA center: Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam based…
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Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)
Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva) is founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda, the oldest school of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is a leader in the development of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is the initiator and co-founder of the National…
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Dr. Andrea Deerheart
Dr. Andrea Deerheart  (“Deerheart”)  is the passionate founder of The HeartWay, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Embracing life and Honoring Death. Using wisdom gathered from decades of guiding the living and dying; physically, emotionally and spiritually, Deerheart has provided loving care and healing for those on the journey…
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Pundit Samavedula
Pundit Samavedula is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit who was trained in the Vedas beginning at age 7.  He attended the Shri Sarva Raya Veda Patha Shala school in South India, and after 12 years of study, received his Master’s Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit).  Panditji…
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Acharya Mangalananda
Acharya Mangalananda is a direct disciple of the great modern woman Saint, Anandamayi Ma. When Swami Sivananda met with Ma he called her “The finest flower the soil of India has ever produced”. Mangalananda went to India for the first time in 1973 when he was just 19…
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Durga Leela
Durga Leela is founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program integrating Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body and spirit approach for those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors. Yoga of Recovery is currently offered as workshops, retreats and certificate courses. Durga holds…
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Krishna Darshan
Krishna Darshan, who hails from Uruguay, is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been a yoga and meditation teacher for more than 28 years in South America, Europe and USA. He has been the main Hatha Yoga instructor in numerous International Yoga Teachers Training Courses and…
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Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT (Saraswati Devi)
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT (Saraswati Devi), is a Grammy-nominated musician and a renowned vocal artist. She is a former clinical psychologist, an author, a world-wide sound and music educator, and a Nada Yoga scholar and yogini. She is a pioneer in the field of sound and music therapies,…
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Benoy K Behl
Benoy K Behl is a film-maker, art historian, and photographer who is known for his tireless and prolific output of work over the past 44 years. He has taken over 53,000photographs of Asian monuments and art heritage and made 145 documentaries which are regularly screened at major cultural institutions worldwide.…
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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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Swami Vashistananda
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and 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 at all the ashram temples and shrines.  Swamiji…
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Manas Kshirsagar
Manas Kshirsagar is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. He comes from a Rig Vedic Bramhin tradition with an extensive Ayurvedic background. He graduated from Aloha Ayurveda Academy and completed his BS in Health and Physiology from Maharishi University of Management. He is an acclaimed Wellness Consultant, and expected to…
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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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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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Niranjan Babu
Bangalore Niranjan Babu (http://niranjanbabu.com/) is a scholar in Vastu, Astrology, Mudras, Mantra Shastra, Gemstone and Meditation. He is the son of the most famous Vedic astrologer of all times B.V. Raman, who has been chosen as the Jyotishi to explain the science of Vedic astrology to the United…
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Swami Ramananda
Swami Ramananda served as the president of the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for more than a decade and is a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition. He has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. Through his affinity for and devoted study…
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Swami Narayanananda
Swami Narayanananda, who was born in London, England, has been a teacher of Yoga and meditation in the International Sivananda Yoga vedanta Centers since 1999. He has served in the ashrams in California and New York, also as director of the centers in New York and Chicago. He…
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Maha Lakshmi
Maha Lakshmi (C-IAYT) is a teacher of Classical Yoga for many years and graduated the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training program in 2020. A student of Ayurveda, a practitioner of the Four Paths of Yoga, and a dedicated student of Swami Sitaramananda and the teachings of Sivananda Yoga,…
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Brother Rolph Fernandes
Brother Rolph Fernandes for 43 years has been a Franciscan Monk.  All these years of prayer and meditation, interactions with many saints and sages of the East and West and his commitment to discover Gods presence has shaped him into a being of deep compassion and wisdom.
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Swami Sankarananda
Swami Sankarananda is a simple pilgrim. Not finding peace in a life of business success he turned inside, became a disciple of Swami Sivananda, and in 2013 he began to walk across and through the USA in a pilgrimage for peace, completing this in early 2016. He now…
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Raman Suprajarama
Raman Suprajarama is one of the most respected astrologers, from India. He is none other than the grandson of Dr. B. V. Raman and hails from the most respected astrological family. He is the senior editor of The Astrological eMagazine, and has successfully predicted about the future of various…
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Hamsa Chaitanya
Hamsa Chaitanya is a senior staff teacher at the Yoga Farm, taking TTC in 2010 and Advanced TTC in 2014. Hamsa Chaitanya took Brahmacharya vows in 2014.  She graduated from the the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training in 2019 and is a Certified Yoga Therapist specializing in Stress…
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Deobrat Mishra
Deobrat Mishra is an Indian Sitar, Surbahar and a music composer. He is an exponent of the Benares Gharana school of Hindustani classical music. The Son of Pandit Shivnath Mishra, a legend of Sitar from this gharana, he has an energetic and innovative playing style, with typical features…
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Ram Vakkalanka
He was born and brought up in India, immersed in Vedic tradition, with Yogic teachings and style of life, Sanskrit, Mantras, Meditation and Nada Yoga interwoven into the very fabric of his life.  Ram echos the teachings of the ancient Rishis and Yogis of India, with unmistakable relevance…
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Jorge Alfano
Jorge’s career started at the age of 13 when a singer ask him to play the bass on her tour. Since then, Jorge has never stopped being involved in music, not only performing but also teaching and producing. Even tough he started playing the bass, he has played…
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Komilla Sutton
Komilla is co-founder and Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally-renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making this subject more accessible for Western readers. She is author of The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, Lunar…
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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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Swami Adi Parashaktiananda
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher, graduated from Sivananda Teachers Training Course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. He took the first monastic vow from Sivananda lineage in 2011 and has been traveling yearly to…
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