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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 Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies at all the ashram temples and shrines.  Swamiji teaches with much inspiration and humor.

Events with Swami Vashistananda

Holiday Retreat: Living Peace, Living Love
December 21, 2018

Description The Christmas holiday symbolizes the highest in us – pure Devotion and Love. In the Yoga tradition the word Bhakti is this, and the practice of Bhakti is seen as both the devotional path of Yoga and also the…

New Years Retreat
December 27, 2018

Description Join us for our New Years Retreat where we will celebrate the New Year by celebrating our gurus with a puja, chant om namo narayanaya and make resolves.  During this time we will have special workshops and programs.  We…

Swami Vishnudevananda Birthday Celebration
December 31, 2018

Swami Vishnuji founded the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in the 1960s with Headquarters in Val Morin, Quebec, Canada.  Today, the organization is comprised of 11 ashrams and many centers in major cities across the world. More than 45,000 Yoga…

Mantras and Tantra
January 6, 2019

Description A “Mantra” is a mystical spiritual energy encased in a sound structure. At its simplest, the word Om serves as a mantra. In more sophisticated forms, they are melodic phrases with spiritual rendition such as human longing for truth, reality, light, immortality,…

Sivaratri
March 4, 2019

Description Celebrate this auspicious festival, the Great Night of Lord Siva, with a series of four pujas. Devotees perform sincere worship of Siva, the Lord of cosmic transformation and dance. Keep vigil all night. Chant kirtan until sunrise. Be uplifted…

Path to Self Realization
March 24, 2019

Description In this couse on the Path to Self Realizatioin we will study the sacred text of Adi Sankaracharya, the great yoga guru.  The text focuses on Vedanta and how to have True Knowledge. Daily Schedule 6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation,…

4th of July Retreat: 20th Vedic Astrology Conference on Medical Astrology
July 4, 2019

Description As stress, depression, anxiety, addictions, medical overwhelm, political conflicts, economical wars, and ethical degeneration plague mankind and our societies nowadays, we need to be much decisive and stronger in methods of self healing, techniques of self regeneration, stress management,…

Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi Day
July 14, 2019

On this day, we celebrate the Mahasamadhi of Sri HH Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh, India. We will hold Akhanda Kirtan (3 hours continuous chanting) in the Brahma Vidya Yoga Hall of His name, show a video of His life…

Guru Purnima
July 16, 2019

Event Details Guru Purnima is the celebration of the Guru, or spiritual teacher. On this day, we will honor our Gurus, Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-devananda with chanting of their names, telling stories of their lives and a special ceremony…

Bhakti Yoga: Emotions to Love
August 18, 2019

Description The term Bhakti comes from the root ‘Bhaj’, which means ‘to be attached to God’. Bhakti is love for love’s sake.  The path of Bhakti appeals particularly to a those of an emotional nature. The Bhakti Yogi is motivated…

Krishna Janmastami
August 24, 2019

Description !! Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya !! Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami at the Yoga Farm! Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation)  of Lord Vishnu, believed to have been born about five thousand years ago in Mathura,…

Ganesha Chaturthi
September 2, 2019

Description Come celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is a popular God, seen as the God of Wisdom, the bringer of luck and the clearer of obstacles. Before any journey, any ritual and any major venture, Ganesha is first…

Navaratri Celebration
September 29, 2019

Nine Nights in Celebration of the Divine Mother Come join in nine nights of worship to God in the form of the Divine Mother at one of the most inspirational times of the year. The first three days are dedicated…

Diwali Celebration
October 27, 2019

Diwali Celebration and Indian Music Concert Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes…

Swami Vishnudevananda Mahasamadhi and Jalasamadhi
November 9, 2019

Swami Vishnudevananda For these 3 days, we will honor Swami Vishnudevananda with pujas, chanting of His names, kirtan and telling stories of His life. We will also show a video about His boundary-breaking peace missions. Donations, flowers, prasads are welcome and…

Vedic Counseling Course Module 6: Focus on Vastu, Jyotish, and Mantra
November 10, 2019

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…

Swami Vishnudevananda Birthday Celebration
December 31, 2019

Swami Vishnuji founded the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in the 1960s with Headquarters in Val Morin, Quebec, Canada.  Today, the organization is comprised of 11 ashrams and many centers in major cities across the world. More than 45,000 Yoga…

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