• Tent - Bring Your Own – $290.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $355.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $355.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $530.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $500.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $660.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $500.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $910.00
  • (All prices include $120.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
- Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6, 2020
- $120 Tuition

Location: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Vedanta Farm

Address: 14651 Ballantree Lane, Grass Valley, CA, USA

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Labor Day Retreat: Love in Action: Service for Self-Transformation

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Ramananda, Dr. Fred Luskin and Acharya Mangalananda

September 3 - 6, 2021

Hold your life for the service of others. The more the energy you spend in elevating and serving others, the more the divine energy which will flow to you.   — Swami Sivananda

The true power of Love can only be realized in its sharing out with all beings. Let the spirit of Selfless Service permeate your being so that you become a true instrument of the Divine Will. Join us to explore the tenets of Selfless Service: how pure thoughts lead to pure actions; how to cultivate selfless virtues of humility, simplicity, generosity, contentment, and compassion as aids to your service; how to turn karma to dharma to realize unity of the Self in all beings.

Detailed Schedule of Talks

Friday, Sep. 3

2  pm – ARRIVAL
4 – 6 pm      – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm – Satsang: “Holding Your Life for the Service of Others”

Saturday, Sep. 4

6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Ramananda
8 – 10 am     – Yoga Class
12 – 1:30 pm – Dr. Fred Luskin
2 – 3:30 pm   – “Service and Devotion” Acharya Mangalananda
4 – 6 pm       – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm  – “Kirtan Concert” Acharya Mangalananda

Sunday, Sep. 5

6 – 7:30 am  – ”
8 -10 am        – Yoga Class
12 – 1:30 pm – Swami Ramananda
2 – 3:30 pm   – Workshop: “Applying Karma Yoga in Daily Life” – Sw Dharmananda
4-6 pm            – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm   – Dr. Fred Luskin

Mon., Sep. 6

6 – 8:00 am  –
8-10 am         –
12 – 1pm       –
2 – 3:30 pm  –


Date & Pricing Details

– Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6, 2020
– $120 tuition


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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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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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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Dr. Fred Luskin
Dr. Luskin holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University. He is Co-Director of the Stanford-Northern Ireland HOPE Project, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on the victims of political violence. He served as Director…
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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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