• Tent - Bring Your Own – $210.00
  • Om Cabin - Double – $320.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $420.00
  • Siva Cabin - Double – $420.00
  • Krishna Cabin, Double – $420.00
  • Siva/Krishna Cabin - Private – $500.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $540.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $620.00
  • Prices calculated for 2 nights minimum stay
    (All prices include $60.00 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 7:300pm.

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, USA

Contact: [email protected]

What to Bring:

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, sitting cushion, water bottle, and flashlight.
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Boutique: All books and materials are available to order from our online boutique.

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Holiday Retreat: Yoga Practices for Divine Love in Daily Life

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Acharya Mangalananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Ramananda - SF Integral Yoga Institute Director, Swami Hamsananda, Nitya (Hoa Tran), Ananda Mayi, Brother Rolph Fernandes, Swami Sitaramananda and Ramana Erickson

Flexible Dates

Choose open dates between December 20 and January 2.


Join the Yoga Farm staff for our special Holiday Retreat: Yoga Practices for Divine Love in Daily Life. This year’s program follows the teachings from the Bhagavad Gita chapter 12: The Yoga of Devotion. Workshops will follow Sri Krishna’s divine instruction on Yoga practices to grow nearer and dearer to our Divine Nature, including teachings on Selfless Love, Devotion, Puja, Temple Walks, Kirtan Chanting and more!

Special guest presenters include Brother Rolph Fernandes (Franciscan monk); Swami Ramananda (director Integral Yoga Institute); acharya Mangalananda and Friends.

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12-1pm Guided Temple/Nature Walks
2-3:30pm Workshop

4-6pm Open Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
6:45-7:30pm Free Time
7:30-9pm Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture

Workshop/Satsang Topics

Wed. Dec. 21
6am –   “Synthesis of Yoga: Practice in Daily Life”
12pm – Sacred Ashram Tour
2pm – “Techniques for Contentment”
7:30pm – “Compassion and Service in Daily Life”

Thu. Dec. 22
6am –  “Cultivating Sattva to Overcome Rajas/Tamas” – SwA
12pm – “Labyrinth Walking Meditation” – SwD
2pm – “Chanting the Divine Names for Love” – Anandamayi
7:30pm – “Guru Puja” – Swamis

Fri. Dec. 23
6am – “Devotional Stories” – SwSk
12pm -“Durga Temple Walk” – ML
2pm – 2-3:30pm: “Teachings from Ramayana” – Sw Hamsa
7:30pm – “BG Chapter 12: Yoga of Devotion” – SwS

Sat. Dec. 24
6am –  BD: “Life and Teaching of Jesus” -SwJ
12pm -“Christmas Kirtan” – Anandamayi
2pm – “Grace and Forgiveness” – SwSk
7:30pm – “Christmas Celebration”

Sun. Dec. 25
6am –  Satsang: “Teachings of St. Francis” – Brother Rolph
12pm – “OM Trail Nature Walk”
2pm – “Christ, Krishna and You” – SwJ
7:30pm – “Message from Sivananda” – SwA

Mon. Dec. 26
6am –  “Bhakti Yoga: Steps to Supreme Faith” – SwJ
12pm – “Siva Temple Walk” – SwA
2pm – “Love in Action: Karma Yoga Practice” – SwD
7:30pm – ““Ahimsa as Expression of Love” – SwSk

Tue. Dec. 27
6am –  “Improve Concentration with Japa and Mantra” – SwA
12pm – “The Power of Love for Healing and Transformation” – Swami Ramananda
2pm – ““Meditation Guidance” – SwD
7:30pm – “Staff Play on the Ramayana”

Wed. Dec. 28
6am –  “Yoga of Equanimity” – SwJ
12pm – “Krishna Puja”
2pm – “Krishna Chants and Stories” – Anandamayi
7:30pm – ““Inner Peace and Contentment” – SwA

Thu. Dec. 29
6am –  “Emotional Intelligence” – SwD
12pm – “Ayurveda Self-care Practices” – Nitya
2pm – ““Faith Not Fear” – SwJ
7:30pm -“Guru/Saints Stories” – SwJ

Fri. Dec. 30
6am –  “Abhyasa Yoga: Practice not Perfection” – SwA
12pm – “Labyrinth Walk” – ML
2pm – “Spiritual Diary Workshop” – Sw Adi
7:30pm – Satsang: “How to Cultivate Selfless Love”– Sw Hamsa

Sat. Dec. 31
6am –  6am: “Keeping Inspiration and Satsang” – SwJ
12pm – “NY Resolves” – SwJ
2pm – “Yoga of Devotion” – Mangalananda
7:30pm – NY Eve Celebration: Mangalananda Concert


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 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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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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Swami Sivasankariananda
Swami Sivasankariananda is director of the Los Angeles Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. Swamiji has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the…
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Swami Ramananda – SF Integral Yoga Institute Director
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 Hamsananda
Swami Hamsananda is a senior staff teacher at the Yoga Farm, taking TTC in 2010 and Advanced TTC in 2014. Swami Hamsananda took Brahmacharya vows in 2014 and sannyas in 2022.  She graduated from the the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training in 2019 and is a Certified Yoga…
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Nitya (Hoa Tran)
Nitya HoaTran is a Sivananda yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurveda Body Treatment therapist.  She also serves as the Director of Ayurvedic Therapy Training Course and the Ayurveda Panchakarma Program at the Sivananda Ashram in Vietnam. She annually serves in the Well Being Center of the Yoga…
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Ananda Mayi
Ananda Mayi is a full-time staff, hails from Japan, and took TTC at the Yoga Farm in 2014 and ATTC in 2015.  She is currently enrolled in the 800-hour Yoga Health Educator Course.  She enjoys teaching yoga to both advanced and beginners and especially loves kirtan chanting.  She…
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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 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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Ramana Erickson
Ramana Erickson has taught Kirtan, Sanskrit and Yoga philosophy courses for more than thirty years in the United States, India, and Japan. Born in the U.S., Ramana first started practicing yoga and singing kirtan at the ripe old age of 10 under the tutelage of Swami Vishnudevananda at…
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