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  • Tent - Bring Your Own – $420.00
  • Om Cabin - Double – $500.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $680.00
  • Krishna Cabin, Double – $700.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $900.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $1,080.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,240.00
  • (All prices include $120.00 base amount)


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.

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)

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Online / Onsite Thanksgiving Retreat: Holistic health & healing

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Durga Leela, Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva), Dr. Andrea Deerheart, Angelika, Craig Sim Webb, Swami Dharmananda and Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

November 23 - 27, 2022

Click here to register to join online.  Use link above for onsite registration.

Description

During this landmark year of the yoga farm, we will focus on holistic health and healing topics for our traditional thanksgiving retreat.  We would like to bring wisdom teachers, ayurvedic doctors,  yoga therapists, psychologists and specialists on mental health together to create awareness about integrated yoga practice as alternative healing modality.  Together let us explore the marvelous  techniques and changes in attitudes that will enhance spiritual health, mental health and physical health.  Open to all. Retreat includes vegetarian thanksgiving feast and concert.

Daily Schedule

Wed. Nov. 23
ARRIVAL
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7:30 pm – Welcoming Satsang – Swami Sitaramananda

Thu. Nov. 24
6am Satsang: Holistic Healing – Swami Jnaneswariananda
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
12-2pm – Yoga for Anxiety – Swami Sivasankariananda
3-5pm Open Yoga Class
5pm Thanksgiving Feast
7:30 pm – Concert with Angelica

Fri. Nov. 25
6am Satsang: Healing the Duality Within: Insights from the Bhagavad Gita – Swamini Svatmavidyananda
8-10am Yoga for Better Sleep – Swami Jnaneswariananda
10am Brunch
12 – 1:30pm –Healing Addictions – Durga Leela
2:30 – 4 pm – The Journey of Life and Death through the Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Thanatology –  Dr. Andrea Deerheart
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7:30 pm – The Journey of Life and Death through the Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Thanatology with Dr. Mark Halpern

Sat. Nov. 26
6am Satsang: Karma & Disease – Swami Sitaramananda
8-10am – Dream Interpretation, Yoga & Lucidity  Craig Webb
10am Brunch
12 – 2 pm Vedanta and Emotional Health: Developing a Holistic Lifestyle for Self-Knowledge – Swamini Svatmavidyananda
2:30 pm – Yoga for Arthritis & Joints – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7:30 pm – Jyotish & Karmic Healing – Swami Sitaramananda

Sun. Nov. 27
6am Satsang: Spiritual Healing – Swami Jnaneswariananda
8-10am – Healing with Restorative Yoga – Swami Sivasankariananda
10am Brunch
12-1:30pm – How relaxation Heals – Swami Dharmananda
END OF RETREAT

Topics

The Journey of Life and Death through the Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Thanatology (The Study of Death).
The two most sacred moments of life are birth and death. In this program, we will be exploring the inter-relationship between a healthy life and a harmonious death utilizing inspiring and mythological stories, as well as the classical knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga.

Dream Interpretation, Yoga & Lucidity
Discover how to integrate the powerful wisdom available with dream interpretation, lucid dreaming, and dream yoga so that your dreams and subconscious mind can become the inner GPS, source of healing, and unparalleled fountain of creative inspiration that they are meant to be. Learn practical applications and proven techniques for inducing, recognizing and harvesting dreams, hunches and intuition to enhance relationships, skill mastery, and deep funfillment in this waking world adventure that we call life. Be prepared to have your mind stretched, your heart opened, and your funny bone tickled. If ‘life is but a dream’ as a familiar nursery rhyme tells us, why not know it and act accordingly?

Healing the Duality Within: Insights from the Bhagavad Gita
When we talk of non-duality, it is very easy to see all the ways in one feels targeted by the world, by people, and sometimes even by God. The sacred Bhagavad Gita is a unique boat of self-knowledge that comes to the rescue of the jīva, who is drowning in the sea of misguided notions about the self, the world and God. When one focuses on healing the duality within oneself, the outer world shines as delightful manifestations of the Lord and the Goddess. Drawing upon the teachings of the Gita, this talk will focus on the ways to heal conflict, fear, and sorrow within oneself and gain inner peace.

Vedanta and Emotional Health: Developing a Holistic Lifestyle for Self-Knowledge
The Kathopanishad says that the ātman reveals itself only to the person who chooses to know it to the exclusion of all other pursuits. Here is an interesting paradox: Until one’s priorities are clear, one is unable to choose to know the ātman, and until one chooses to know the ātman, it does not reveal itself. The way out of this conundrum is to strengthen one’s viveka and vairāgya, the powers of discrimination and dispassion, and to choose a holistic lifestyle and develop a mindset that is conducive to the pursuit of self-knowledge.

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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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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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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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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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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Angelika
Angelika is an internationally acclaimed performer, composer and recording artist, whose main intention is to promote Oneness, Peace, Healing, and Good-will amongst all people through her inspirational music. Angelika is originally from Germany and now resides in Nevada City.
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Craig Sim Webb
Craig Sim Webb, Executive Director of The DREAMS Foundation for over 2 decades, is a professional Speaker/Author/Researcher with well over 1000 lucid (i.e. conscious) dreams. Including pioneering dream research at Stanford University and Montreal’s Sacré-Coeur Hospital, he has spent 25 years studying, writing and teaching lucid dreaming, dream…
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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 Adi Parashaktiananda
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and an experienced international Sivananda Hatha Yoga teacher and trainer in international TTC in USA, Vietnam , Japan and China for more than twelve years. He mainly serves as assistant to Acharya Swami Sitaramananda at the Sivananda Ashram yoga Farm in…
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