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  • Tent - Bring Your Own – $450.00
  • Om Cabin - Double – $530.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $710.00
  • Siva / Krishna Cabin - Double – $730.00
  • Krishna Cabin, Double – $730.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $930.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $1,110.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,270.00
  • (All prices include $150.00 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.

Location:
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

Address
14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949 USA

Contact
[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, sitting cushion, water bottle, and flashlight. All books and materials are available to order from our online boutique. (we will not have yoga mat and cushions available so please bring your own)

Covid Policy: Please review our Covid-19 Policies before registering.

Registration: Registration is required at least 3 day before the start of the program. We will arrange an online video call with all guests once you register to review our covid policy.

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Online / Onsite Labor Day Program: Vedic Sciences (50th Anniversary Celebration)

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Niranjan Babu, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss PhD, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Bill Sinclair, Ram Vakkalanka and Pundit Samavedula

September 1 - 5, 2022

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE

Description

We are happy to announce another event during Labor day to continue to celebrate the Ashram Yoga Farm 50th year anniversary this year.

This landmark retreat will gather many Vedic teachers from the wealth of Vedic sciences: Yoga (science of Mind),Vedanta ( science of Self), Ayurveda ( science of Life), Jyotish (vedic astrology science of Karma and vedic mythology), Vastu (vedic science of space).

Expand your horizons and enrich your life with this age-old vast knowledge shared by Masters in their field. Boost your life with prana, receive positive guidance and insights individually and collectively in this time of transition. The more you are exposed to Knowledge and Wisdom, the more you bring richness and success to your life and your community life.

Classes will be accessible on line if you are not able to attend on site. Experience an amazing few days yoga and meditation retreat and radiate Self Confidence, Peace, Joy and Health.

Detailed Schedule of Talks

Thursday, Sep. 1
12 – 2pm – Arrival
2 – 3:30 pm – Workshop: “Yoga & the Mind” – Swami Jnaneswariananda
4 – 6 pm – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm – Satsang: “Welcome on Vedic Sciences” – Swami Sitaramananda

Friday, Sep. 2
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: “The Loss of the Infinite is Infinite Loss: A Mantra from the Kenopanishad” – Swamini Svatmavidyananda (online)
8 – 10 am – Workshop: “Immortality Here and Now: Lessons from the Kaivalyopanishad” – Swamini Svatmavidyananda (online)
10am – Brunch & Karma Yoga
12 – 3:00 pm – Workshop: “The Gods Move Among Us: Understanding Current Events Through the Nakshatra Deities.” – Bill Sinclair
4 – 6 pm – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm – Satsang: “Understanding Saturn as a teacher of karma” – Komilla Sutton

Saturday, Sep. 3
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: “Navagraha Homa” – Pundit Samavedula
8 – 10 am – Workshop: “Vedic Chanting” – Pundit Samavedula
10am – Brunch & Karma Yoga
12 – 2 pm – Workshop: “the Disruptive influence of Rahu Ketu and how to calm them” – Komilla Sutton
4 – 6 pm – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm – “Healing and Meditation Music on Sitar” – Ram Vakkalanka

Sunday, Sep. 4
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: “Bhagavad Gita and Vedic counselling” – Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar (online)
8 -10 am – Workshop “Wisdom, Humour and Myth stories of the Vedas” – Andrew Foss
10am – Brunch & Karma Yoga
12 – 3:00 pm – Workshop: “Nada Yoga – the role of Music and Mantra in self-transformation” – Ram Vakkalanka
4-6 pm – Yoga Class
7:30 – 9 pm – Satsang: “Wisdom, Humour, and Myth stories of the vedas” – Andrew Foss

Mon., Sep. 5
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: “Vastu – Science of Space” – Niranjan Babu
8-10 am – Workshop: “Karmic Remedies” – Swami Sitaramananda
10am – Brunch
11am – Room Checkout
12 – 1:30pm – Workshop: “Vastu – Science of Space” – Niranjan Babu
2pm – End of Retreat

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

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.

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, sitting cushion, water bottle, and, flashlight. All books and materials are available to order from our online boutique. (we will not have yoga mat and cushions available so please bring your own)

COVID POLICY

Please review our Covid-19 Policies before registering.

REGISTRATION

Registration is required at least 3 day before the start of the program. We will arrange an online video call with all guests once you register to review our covid policy.

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE

Teachers

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 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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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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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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Andrew Foss PhD
Andrew Foss, PhD, is the author of the book Yoga of the Planets, Their Mantras and Philosophy. He is the creator of Shri Jyoti Star, the world’s best software for Vedic Astrology. He is the President and co-founder of BAVA, the British Association of Vedic Astrology and the…
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Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University. A Rig Vedic Bramhin by tradition and an accomplished Clinician by training adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He is an insightful Medical Astrologer and Vedic Counselor. www.ayurvedichealing.net
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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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Bill Sinclair
Bill Sinclair began studying Vedic Astrology in 2002. He began his studies under Ronnie Dreyer and continues his studies under the guidance of Komilla Sutton.  Bill holds a Level 1 Jyotish Certification from the American College of Vedic Astrology.  He also holds the Jyotish Shastri Diploma from Komilla Academy…
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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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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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