• 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 Peace & Contentment

with Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Hamsananda, Nitya (Hoa Tran), Ananda Mayi and Brother Rolph Fernandes

Flexible Dates

Choose open dates between December 22 and January 1.

Om Namah Sivaya
Blessed Guests,

We invite you to the beautiful Yoga Farm to join us for our annual Holiday Celebration. Yoga offers timeless wisdom and practices to realize peace within ourselves and radiate peace to others. Enjoy the company of like-minded yogis, delicious vegetarian food, daily yoga asana classes, meditation and Sanskrit chanting. Daily workshops offer practical teachings from the scriptures and our teachers Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda.

Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, the Ashram is an oasis of peace with oak trees, wildlife, flowing streams, three main temples and many shrines.

Daily Schedule

** Yoga Classes daily from 8-10 am & 4 – 6 pm
** Vegetarian meals daily at 10 am & 6 pm


Friday, December 22
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Talk
12 – 1:30 pm – Teachings from Bhagavad Gita – Swami Jnaneswariananda
7:30 pm – Satsang: Welcome

Saturday, December 23
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Living Peace in Every Day – Swami Jnaneswariananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Teachings from Bhagavad Gita – Swami Jnaneswariananda
2 – 3:30 pm – Sacred Tour Temple Walk – Anandamayi Ch. and Pandit Bhima
7:30 pm – Satsang: Letting Go: Steps to Contentment – Swami Adiparashaktiananda

Sunday, December 24
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Christ, Krishna and You – Swami Jnaneswariananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Teachings from Bhagavad Gita – Swami Jnaneswariananda
2 – 3:30 pm – Christmas Kirtan – Anandamayi ch. and friends
7:30 pm – Christmas Celebration

Monday, December 25
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Christ’s Message – Brother Rolph Fernandez
12 – 1:30 pm – Dhanvantari Healing Puja – Pandit Bhima
2 – 3:30 pm – Life and Teachings of Lord Jesus – Swami Dharmananda
7:30 pm – Satsang: Message from Master Sivananda – Sw Adiparashaktiananda

Tuesday, December 26
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Life is for Giving – Swami Sivasankariananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Yoga for Inner Peace and Contentment – Swami Jnaneswariananda
2 – 3:30 pm – Emotional Wisdom – Swami Dharmananda
7:30 pm – Satsang: Angelika Concert

Wednesday, December 27
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Unity in Diversity – Swami Jnaneswariananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Yoga for Inner Peace and Contentment – Swami Jnaneswariananda
2 – 3:30 pm – Prana and the Mind – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
7:30 pm – Satsang: Talent Show

Thursday, December 28
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Teachings on Selfless Love – Swami Sivasankariananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Nada Yoga – Samrat Kakkeri
2 – 3:30 pm – Positive Thinking to Resolve Inner Conflicts – Swami Hamsananda
7:30 pm – Satsang: Swami Vishnudevananda’s Peace Missions

Friday, December 29
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Improve  Concentration with Japa and Mantra – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Healthy Habits – Radha
2 – 3:30 pm – Raja Yoga Meditation Guidance – Swami Dharmananda
7:30 pm – Satsang: Sivananda Players

Saturday, December 30
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Letting Go, Letting God – Swami Hamsananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Healthy Habits – Radha
2 – 3:30 pm – Ayurveda Healthy Routines – Nitya
7:30 pm – Satsang: Spiritual Diary – Swami Jnaneswariananda

Sunday, December 31
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: You Are That! – Swami Jnaneswariananda
12 – 1:30 pm – Healthy Habits – Radha
2 – 3:30 pm – Spiritual Resolves – Swami Jnaneswariananda
8 pm – New Year Eve Celebration: Binay Sitar Concert

Monday, January 1
7 am – Message from Swami Sivananda
9am – Asana and Pranayama Class
11 am – Brunch
1 pm – Labyrinth Walk
7:30 pm – Satsang


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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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 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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