• Tent - Bring Your Own – $420.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $415.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $430.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $735.00
  • Siva Cabin - Double – $735.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $855.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $915.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,035.00
  • (All prices include $195.00 base amount)

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

Date & Time Details:

Arrival: Workshops begin at 12pm. Check-in time is 2:00pm.

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.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949

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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Thanksgiving Retreat: Success in Life and Self Realization

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Ellen Grace O’Brian (Yogacharya), Krishna Darshan and Karnamrita Dasi

November 22 - 25, 2018

Thanksgiving Retreat: Success in Life and Self Realization

In this inspiring Thanksgiving Retreat: Success in Life and Self Realization, you will be learning  the deep teachings of Vedic wisdom regarding the fulfillment of our purposes in life and at the same time achieving self realization.

This is an inspiring weekend retreat which will help you to readjust  your personal purpose and recommit yourself to your Self Search journey with renewed energy.  The teachers are extraordinary accomplished teachers in their knowledge who have pondered on the topics for a long time.

There will be a wonderful Thanksgiving vegetarian feast and sitar concert as well.

Full Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 22nd – THANKSGIVING DAY

12:00 – 01:30 pm – “Kirtan Workshop” Swami Sivasankari
02:00 – 03:30 pm – “Four Goals of Life (Purusharthas) According to Jyotish” Krishna Darshan
03:00 – 05:00 pm – Yoga Class
05:00 – 07:00 pm – Thanksgiving Feast
07:30 – 08:00 pm – Meditation
08:00 – 09:45 pm – “Kirtan Concert”  Karnamrita Dasi

Friday, Nov. 23rd

06:00 – 07:30 am – “Dharmic rules of conduct, Yamas and Niyamas” Swami Jnaneswariananda
08:00 – 10:00 am – “Fulfilling our motivations of Kama and Dharma together” Krishna Darshan
12:00 – 01:30 pm – “Kama(desire) and Vedanta” Swamini Svatmavidyananda
02:00 – 03:45 pm – “True and false freedom”  –  Swami Sitaramananda
08:00 – 09:45 pm –  “Turning Karma to Dharma” Swami Sitaramananda

Saturday, Nov. 24th

06:00 – 07:30 am – “Recognizing specific sadhana paths using Jyotish”  – Krishna Darshan
08:00 – 10:00 am –  “Artha, the jewel of abundance”  – Reverend Uma
12:00 – 01:30 pm – “Yoga of Relationships” Swamini Svatmavidyananda
02:00 – 03:45 pm – “Qualifications of a seeker after Truth”  – Swami Jnana
08:00 – 09:45 pm – “From Avidya to Moksha, ignorance to realization”  – Swamini Svatmavidyananda

Sunday, Nov. 25th

06:00 – 07:30 am – “Artha, how to find true abundance and self realization”  – Reverend Uma
08:30 – 10:30 am – Closing Panel on “How to be successful in life and Self Realization, Sadhana and Vedanta” All presenters
12:00 …………………End of Conference

**Daily Yoga Classes 8-10am and 4-6pm
**Vegetarian Meals 10am and 6pm


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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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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Ellen Grace O’Brian (Yogacharya)
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, M.A. (Uma), is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) www.CSEcenter.org with headquarters in San Jose, California. CSE is a ministry in the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga serving people from all faith backgrounds who are seeking Self- and…
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Krishna Darshan
Krishna Darshan, who hails from Uruguay, is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been a yoga and meditation teacher for more than 38 years in South America, Europe and USA. He has been the main Hatha Yoga instructor in numerous International Yoga Teachers Training Courses and…
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Karnamrita Dasi
Karnamrita Dasi, international performer featured in her well acclaimed CD – Dasi, Prayers by Women – grew up in an ashram and has spent 10 years in Vrindavan, where she trained in the classical music of India and in Bhakti scriptures. Her uplifting voice and presence stem from…
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