• Tent - Bring Your Own – $800.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $890.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $890.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $1,280.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $1,220.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $1,520.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $1,220.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,940.00
  • (All prices include $500.00 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. 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


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.

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Vedic Counseling Course Module 3 – Focus on Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra, and Mantra

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda

November 15 - 21, 2018

Vedic Counseling Course

This Vedic Counselling course goal is to help serious Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic Practitioners and Vedic Sciences Practitioners to acquire additional and practical skills to be able to help their students or clients on the path of positive living and high thinking.

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm has been for years the forum of the teaching of vedic sciences such as Jyotish (vedic astrology, science of time), Ayurveda (the science of healing), Tantra (the knowledge of universal patterns of energies underlying visible and invisible worlds, includes science of mantras, yantra, and sacred myths) and Vastu (science of space and placement) and last but not least, the science of Yoga and Vedanta philosophy.

Module 3 – Focus on Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra, and Mantra

In the 3rd Module of this 6 Module course the focus will be on Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra and Mantra.

Anybody can sign up, even if you have not participated in the first 2 modules.

Schedule

Day 1 November, 16 Thursday

6-7:30 AM  Yoga/Vedanta – UNDERSTANDING THOUGHT POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH
8-10 AM Yoga/Vedanta – PRANA: HOW TO INCREASE, CONSERVE THROUGH THE ELEMENTS
10 AM BRUNCH
12-2 PM GURU PUJA (initiation of module) – Swami Vasishta
4-6 PM TEACHINGS ON BALANCE (HA-THA) IN ASANAS , EFFORT AND RELAXATION
8-9:30 PM SATSANG – bhakti , mythologies, stories – FAMOUS STORIES GURU/DISCIPLES – Swami Vasishta

Day 2 November, 17 Friday

6:00 AM 7:30 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 1.5 RAJA YOGA: COUNSELLING ON THE JOURNEY INWARDS -PRATYAHARA AND DHARANA, DHYANA
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 TECHNIQUES OF POSITIVE THINKING ACCORDING TO THE 4 PATHS
11:00 AM 12:00 PM FREE
12:00 PM 3:00 PM TYM SwV 3 DURGA PUJA at Durga temple
3:00 PM 4:00 PM FREE
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 TEACHINGS ON BALANCE AND CONCENTRATION IN PRANAYAMA
8:00 PM 8:30 PM TYM SwSK/SwJ/SwD/SwS 0.5 MANTRA (KIRTAN) – DEVI SONGS
8:30 PM 9:30 PM TYM SwV 1 bhakti , mythologies, stories – DEVI MAHATMYA STORY

Day 3 November, 18 Saturday

6:00 AM 7:30 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 1.5 FACTORS FOR AWAKENING OF KUNDALINI
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 CHAKRAS AND KUNDALINI – THE AWAKENING JOURNEY
11:00 AM 12:00 PM FREE
12:00 PM 3:00 PM TYM SwV 3 KRISHNA, NAVAGRAHA PUJA and planets mantras
3:00 PM 4:00 PM FREE
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 HOLDING OF THE POSTURES
8:00 PM 8:30 PM TYM SwSK/SwJ/SwD/SwS 0.5 MANTRA (KIRTAN) – SIVA SONGS – HANUMAN SONGS
8:30 PM 9:30 PM TYM SwV 1 bhakti , mythologies, stories – MYTHS RAHU KETU, SUN, MOON ETC…

Day 4 November, 19 Sunday

6:00 AM 7:30 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 1.5 RIGHT ATTITUDE IN SADHANA – SELF DISCIPLINE
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 COUNSELLING ON PREREQUISITES FOR AWAKENING: YAMAS AND NIYAMAS
11:00 AM 12:00 PM FREE
12:00 PM 3:00 PM TYM SwV 3 GANESHA AND HANUMAN PUJA
3:00 PM 4:00 PM FREE
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 ASANAS : FOCUS ON FLOW AND SEQUENCE
8:00 PM 8:30 PM TYM SwSK/SwJ/SwD/SwS 0.5 MANTRA (KIRTAN) – SUNDAY PRAYERS
8:30 PM 9:30 PM TYM SwV 1 bhakti , mythologies, stories -RAMAYANA

Day 5 November, 20 Monday

6:00 AM 7:30 AM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 1.5 DAILY SADHANA ROUTINE
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Yoga Optional
11:00 AM 12:00 PM TYM SwSK/SwJ/SwD/SwS 1 MANTRA
12:00 PM 3:00 PM TYM SwV 3 SIVA PUJA
3:00 PM 4:00 PM FREE
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Yoga/Vedanta SwJ/SwD 2 VARIATIONS TO POSTURES.
8:00 PM 8:30 PM TYM SwSK/SwJ/SwD/SwS 0.5 MANTRA (KIRTAN) – SIVA SONGS
8:30 PM 9:30 PM TYM SwV 1 bhakti , mythologies, stories – SIVA PURANA

Daily Schedule organized by Teaching Category

Day 1 November, 16 (Thursday)
1) Yoga and Vedanta Swami Janeshwariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • UNDERSTANDING THOUGHT POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH
  • PRANA: HOW TO INCREASE, CONSERVE THROUGH THE ELEMENTS
  • TEACHINGS ON BALANCE (HA-THA) IN ASANAS , EFFORT AND RELAXATION
2) Tanta/Yantra/ Mantra Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • MANTRA (KIRTAN) – GURU KIRTAN
3) Bhakti, Mythologies and Stories Swami Vashistananda
  • GURU PUJA (initiation of module)
  • FAMOUS STORIES GURU/DISCIPLES
Day 2 November, 17 (Friday)
1) Yoga and Vedanta Swami Janeshwariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • RAJA YOGA: COUNSELLING ON THE JOURNEY INWARDS – PRATYAHARA AND DHARANA, DHYANA
  • TECHNIQUES OF POSITIVE THINKING ACCORDING TO THE 4 PATHS
  • TEACHINGS ON BALANCE AND CONCENTRATION IN PRANAYAMA
2) Tanta/Yantra/ Mantra Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • MANTRA (KIRTAN) – DEVI SONGS
3) Bhakti, Mythologies and Stories Swami Vashistananda
  • DEVI MAHATMYA STORY
 
Day 3 November, 18 (Saturday)
 
1) Yoga and Vedanta Swami Janeshwariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • FACTORS FOR AWAKENING OF KUNDALINI
  • CHAKRAS AND KUNDALINI – THE AWAKENING JOURNEY
  • HOLDING OF THE POSTURES
2) Tanta/Yantra/ Mantra Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • MANTRA (KIRTAN) – SIVA SONGS – HANUMAN SONGS
3) Bhakti, Mythologies and Stories Swami Vashistananda
  • KRISHNA, NAVAGRAHA PUJA and planets mantras
  • MYTHS RAHU KETU, SUN, MOON ETC…
 
Day 4 November, 19 (Sunday)
 
1) Yoga and Vedanta Swami Janeshwariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • RIGHT ATTITUDE IN SADHANA – SELF DISCIPLINE
  • COUNSELLING ON PREREQUISITES FOR AWAKENING: YAMAS AND NIYAMAS
  • ASANAS : FOCUS ON FLOW AND SEQUENCE
2) Tanta/Yantra/ Mantra Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • MANTRA (KIRTAN) – SUNDAY PRAYERS
3) Bhakti, Mythologies and Stories Swami Vashistananda
  • GANESHA AND HANUMAN PUJA
  • RAMAYANA
Day 5 November, 20 (Monday)
 
1) Yoga and Vedanta Swami Janeshwariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • DAILY SADHANA ROUTINE
  • VARIATIONS TO POSTURES
2) Tanta/Yantra/ Mantra Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Sivasankariananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda and Swami Dharmananda
  • SANSKRIT MANTRAS
  • MANTRA (KIRTAN) – SIVA SONGS
3) Bhakti, Mythologies and Stories Swami Vashistananda
  • SIVA PUJA

  • SIVA PURANA

Pre-requisite

Some prior experience in yoga is recommended

Certification

After completion of all 6 modules you will receive a 350 hour certificate from the Sivananda Yoga Farm.

Teachers

Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda and was nominated acharya, senior teacher, by him in 1989.  She is presently acharya of US West coast Centers and Ashrams as well…
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Swami Vashistananda
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the…
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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.…
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Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm for many years 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…
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