• Tent - Bring Your Own – $170.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $200.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $330.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $410.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $310.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $550.00
  • (All prices include $70.00 base amount)

** All options include 2 vegetarian meals, 2 yoga classes, and 2 satsangs.

Date & Time Details:

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. The course will end at 2pm on the final Date. You are welcome to stay in the ashram for the rest of the afternoon even after checking out of your room.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949

[email protected]
(530) 272-9322

What to Bring:

Slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Recommended Course Material::

Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Swami Sitaramananda
Positive Thinking manual by Swami Sitaramananda
Thought Powerby Swami Sivananda
Yoga Life 7 CD set by Swami Sitaramananda

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Positive Thinking Weekend

with Hamsa Chaitanya

December 14 - 16, 2018

Positive Thinking Weekend

One of the main reason of stress is our negative feeling and thoughts. Negativity is prevalent nowadays in our busy, fast pace life. Our interactions with others seem to be more negative than bringing comfort and joy.

Our minds are saturated and our sensitivity numbed with overload information and the confusion and despair that come from local, national or world news. 

In this atmosphere, it is difficult for us to access our innate positive and joyful nature, and remember the goodness of men and the grace of God. We lost faith and doubt our path and worry about where the world is going and what will become of us .

We need to see clearly and take a break from our busy life to recharge and reconnect with the beauty and meaning of life. We can not change the external but we can change our outlook about it.

We can not redo the past and it is not helpful to worry about the future, but we can live in the solid present and make the best of it.

There will be workshops and lectures specifically on the power of thoughts, how to be in the present, and how to turn negative feelings and thoughts to positive feelings. During this Positive Thining Weekend you will learn how to manage stress and respond positively to challenges.   Yoga psychology and philosophy have a wealth of techniques and information that will help us to cope.


  •     Four paths of Yoga in response to negative emotions
  •     Thought Power
  •     Heart intelligence
  •     Meditation
  •     Yoga asanas
  •     Pranayama
  •     Stress management
  •     Anger management
  •     Fear management

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Workshop on Positive Thinking
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecuture


This course is open to anyone who has a sincere desire to be positive!


Hamsa Chaitanya
Hamsa Chaitanya has been full-time staff since 2014.  She took TTC in 2010, ATTC in 2014, and Brahmacharya vows later that year.  Hamsa Ch. is Taiwanese origin and has translated many of our courses into Chinese.  She is currently enrolled…
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