• Tent - Bring Your Own – $1,100.00
  • Tenting- Ashram tent – $1,225.00
  • Om Cabin - Double (shared) – $1,375.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $1,750.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $2,000.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $2,400.00
  • (All prices include $1,100.00 base amount)

** All options include 2 vegetarian meals, 2 yoga classes, and 2 satsangs.

Date & Time Details:

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. The course will finish on the final date at 1pm or after the final workshop. You are welcome to stay in the ashram for the rest of the afternoon even after checking out of your room.

Location: Grass Valley, CA

Address:
14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949
USA

Contact:
[email protected]
(530) 272-9322


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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Sadhana Intensive

with Krishna Darshan and Swami Sitaramananda

November 11 - 25, 2018

Description

Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of yoga in the West for next 40 years.

This course is based on individual self-practice divided into two or three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense and prolonged pranayama. Students work towards eight hours of hatha yoga per day which is balanced by the study of classical scriptures.

Requirements

The course demands a high level of self-discipline and students are guided according to individual needs. Students are expected to remain within the ashram premises throughout the course with no free days, no access to telephone or email and a strict sattvic diet (salt, spice, tea and sugar free).

The highly controlled environment is vital for this type of practice.

The course requires some preparation from the student. Interested students are advised to prepare by following a regular daily hatha yoga practice and a sattvic lifestyle. Sound physical and mental health is a pre-requisite.

Sadhana Intensive affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects.

Curriculum

  •   – Explanation and practice of advanced pranayama, bandhas (locks) and mudras (seals).
  •   – Daily self practice of asana.
  •   – Practice of shat kriyas (cleansing techniques).
  •   – Meditation and chanting.
  •   – Keeping spiritual diary.
  •   – Mouna (at certain times of the day) to conserve the vital energy
  • Study of:
  •   – “Viveka Chudamani” by Sankaracharya  A standard text on Vedanta philosophy which describes the practical methods towards realizing the Self and the necessary preparations for it.
  •   – “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” by Yogi Swatmarama with commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda. This classical text on Hatha Yoga explains in detail asanas, pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas and the process of awakening the Kundalini.
  •   – “Srimad Bhagavatam” by Vyasa Maharishi is one of the most important works on Bhakti Yoga. Listening to these stories fills the mind with universal love and opens the heart, which is the key to experiencing the deepest levels of Hatha Yoga and for the practice of Bhakti yoga.
  • Sadhana Intensive course manual (supplied)

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule includes:

  •   – Practice of kriyas.
  •   – Morning and evening satsang with meditation and chanting.
  •   – Two or three practice sessions of asana and advanced pranayama incorporating bandhas and mudras.
  •   – Study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika / Viveka Chudamani / Srimad Bhagavatam.
  •   – Morning almond milk drink, brunch and dinner.
  •   – Participation in entire daily schedule is mandatory. The course director may change the schedule according to the need of the students.

Prerequisite

Sadhana Intensive courses are open only to Sivananda Teachers Training Course (TTC) graduates. Good physical and mental health as well as a high degree of self-motivation are required due to the very intensive nature of the course.

Certificate

An internationally recognized certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre organization (ISYVC) is awarded on completion of the course.

Teachers

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…
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Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda. Swamiji was nominated acharya by him in 1989 and is presently acharya of US West coast Centers and Ashrams as well as Asia,…
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