• Tent - Bring Your Own – $650.00
  • Tent - Ashram Provided – $755.00
  • Om Cabin - Shared – $755.00
  • Om Cabin - Private – $1,210.00
  • Siva Cabin - Shared – $1,140.00
  • Siva Cabin - Private – $1,490.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared – $1,140.00
  • Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Private – $1,980.00
  • (All prices include $300.00 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 final day. 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.

Required Text::

"Viveka Chudamani: the Crest Jewel of Discrimination" by Adi Shankaracharya
Recommended Commentary and translation: Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, Vedanta Press

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Vedanta and Silence Course

with Swami Vashistananda and Swami Dharmananda

November 25 - December 2, 2018

Vedanta and Silence Course

This Vedanta and Silence Course features vedantic meditation, the practice of group scriptural study, personal self-inquiry and the practice of outer and inner silence.

There will be personal coaching and guidance in the study of Viveka Chudamani, the “Crest Jewel of Discrimination” by Sankaracharya. Enter into the peaceful silence of the inner Self through the practice of external silence.

Come away with deeper self-knowledge and a sense of clarity and peace.

Course schedule

5:30 am               Wake up bell
6:00-7:00 am       Meditation alone at a chosen location
7:00-10:00 am     Swadhyaya, guided study of scripture, in a group with the teacher
10:00-10:45 am   Vegetarian brunch, sitting alone in Mouna (silence)
11:00-12:00 pm   Karma yoga, interactions as needed, still in Mouna
12:00-2:00 pm     Silent reflection, journal writing, study time
2:00-4:00 pm       Dialogue with the teacher, group dialogue
4:00-6:00 pm       Asana/pranayama practice in silence
6:00-7:00 pm       Vegetarian dinner, sitting alone in Mouna
7:00-8:00 pm       Mantra chanting/writing in a group, spoken chanting allowed, but no conversation
8:00-10:00 pm     Meditation in a group or alone, study on assigned reading, summary writing…no sleep allowed before
10:30 pm              Lights out


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 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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