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Yoga and Permaculture Ethics Krishna Das teaches and helps coordinate Yoga and Permaculture programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm. View Profile > "Yoga is permaculture and permaculture is yoga life." - Swami Sitaramananda There is a strong ethical congruence...read more
Give the Gift of Yoga this Holiday Season This Holiday Season, offer the perfect gift of peace to you loved ones. A Yoga Retreat is a wonderful gift and is a great way to rejuvinate, relax, and reconnect. The Sivananda Yoga Farm is offering 15% off for all program...read more
Recipe for Medu Vada Medu vada is an Indian fritter made in a doughnut shape, with a crispy exterior and soft interior. A popular food item in South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil cuisines, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack. 1: one pound Urad Dal ...read more
We will have our Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday at 5:00 pm. Here is the Thanksgiving Menu - Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Shredded Kale Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Orange Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Shredded Carrot, Sunflower Seed Dressing Lasagne...read more
If you are victim of the recent California fires in Paradise and in Malibu, and have lost your property and home. If you are distraught and upset in this crisis situation. The Yoga Farm community and Ashram is established in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California...read more
Vegan Coconut Banana Bread Recipe Rudra Manohara is a Yoga Farm chef, course instructor, staff member and teacher of Classical Hatha Yoga. He is professionally trained and has over 15 years experience in both the culinary arts and massage bodywork therapy, as well as...read more
Learn practical skills and tools for gaining self awareness which helps you become more peaceful and connect with the Divine.read more
Do you want to make a positive impact in the world? A Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a wonderful way to do that!read more
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva) From the book Yoga for Your Type by David Frawley and Sandra Kozak (Lotus Press) According to the philosophy of Yoga, the physical body is a manifestation of consciousness. It is a crystallization of karmic (behavioral) patterns...read more
Spencer Nielsen explains the importance of permaculture and what makes studying permaculture at the Yoga Farm a unique experience.read more
This page describes in a detailed protocol what Yoga meditation is and also shares a short video of Swami Sitaramananda explaining further.read more
Ananda Mayi's Teriyaki Tofu Cakes (Serves 4) 1lbs. block extra-firm Tofu, coarsely crumbled 1 cup of cooked Quinoa 1/2 cup cooked Oats 1/2 cup Carrot, finely chopped 2 Tbsp ground Flax and/or Chia seeds 2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil Salt and Black Pepper, to taste Preheat...read more
Spiritual guidance that comes from living in a spiritual community that follows a guru lineage is essentially the teaching of life lessons.read more
Learning how to meditate for beginners starts in day-to-day life by detaching from activities so you can close your eyes and go into meditation.read more
Enjoy these Swami Vishnudevananda asana photos of Swamiji as a young man in India performing yoga posesbasic, intermediate, and advanced.read more
This Ultimate Guide to Positive Thinking teaches practical classical yoga techniques to gain awareness and insights into our daily thoughts and feelings.read more
Swami Sita answers the question of why sign up for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course which has trained 45,000 yoga teachers.read more
Food is essential to life. In the form of food only, we are able to absorb the 5 basic elements - ether, air, fire, water and earth - that will sustain the physical body. Food is also one of the three external sources of Prana or life force available to us; the other...read more
Yoga psychology analyzes different mental states to find ways to overcome the distracted mind and learn to focus. If we can do this it will lead to peace, bliss, and true freedom.read more
The benefits of the Sivananda yoga teacher training course are not just physical, but a training for a Healthy Mind, World, Environment, and Spirit.read more
In the deeper path of Yoga Healing we find out that healthy relationships and emotional balance are in integral part of our well-being.read more
In Sivananda yoga we learn the science of relaxation which relieve stress in body, mind and spirit and helps us be calm and peaceful.read more
Transforming Fear into Faith and Courage by Swami Sitaramananda 3 AUGUST, 2018 In Yoga philosophy, the teachers or wise people (the rishis) discuss about the relationship between the individual Self and the Absolute Reality. They help us to understand the mysteries...read more
Yoga is a scientific method to alleviate suffering and help people find the Truth and Essence in the teachings of all religions.read more
This video on Yoga for Health and Healing looks at the new Sivananda Yoga Health Educator program which is an 800-hour 2 year program.read more
Why is it that as people age it seems they become more negative, not all of them, just a lot of them? In life either you follow your desires or you try to live a desireless life. Know that you can never reach satisfaction by fulfilling your desires. Your desire will...read more
In the Yoga of Relationships we learn to see the Self in all beings so that we can respect our differences and live harmonious with others.read more
Sivananda Yoga now offers an 800-hour yoga health educator training to delve deeper into health and healing benefits of Yoga.read more
These thin pancakes make a wonderful snack with coconut chutney or served with some subji (cooked vegetables). 1/2 cup rice and 1/2 cup green moong dal 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/4 tsp hing(opt.) 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger Soak the rice and green moong dal...read more
Our culture is confused about addiction on all levels,and it’s important to recognize ways in which Yoga and Ayurveda balance the current medical system. Allopathic physicians are excellent for diagnosing and treating many illnesses, but due to the constraints of...read more
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and acharya of the US West Coast centers and Ashram. Swamiji is also the acharya of the Sivananda mission in Asia, especially in Vietnam, where she hails from.
Swami Sita met Swami Vishnudevananda at the Val Morin Yoga Camp in 1981 and had served in the headquarters ashram in Canada for 6 years before Swamiji sent her to many different centers and ashrams, notably San Francisco center in 1989 and from 1995 as full-time director of Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA.
Swami Sitaramananda has taught many international Teachers’ Training Courses in California, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and India.
Swamiji is the author of a Positive Thinking Manual, Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy, (translated into Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese) and Swamiji Said: A Collection of Teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in His Own Words. Swami Sita is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda.
A selection of Swamiji’s audio lectures on Yoga Life, articles, and webinar presentations are available on this blog.