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Swami Dharmananda

Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm 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 Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013 and is keenly interested in yoga psychology and philosophy, presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Events with Swami Dharmananda

Online Satsangs with the Yoga Farm Copy
Open Dates

Meditation, Kirtan Chanting, and Lecture Satsang is a group meditation followed by call and response devotional chanting and an informal talk on the practical philosophy of Yoga and Vedanta. If you don’t have a chant book, you can find the chants on our website.  In essence the practice…

Recordings - Online Thanksgiving Retreat 2021: Bhakti Yoga Path to Blissful Union with the Supreme
Open Dates

Recordings for our Onsite/Online Thanksgiving Retreat: Bhakti Yoga: Path to Blissful Union with the Supreme 2021 Daily Schedule RECORDINGS Wednesday, November 24 2 – 3:45 pm – Katha Kirtan & Hanuman Chalisa with Radha Chaitanya 7:30 pm – Satsang: Consciousness of Union vs Separation and loneliness with Swami…

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training - Module 2
April 10 - 25, 2020

It’s the event of the century!

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training
January 6, 2022 - January 6, 2024

It’s the event of the century!

Holiday Retreat: Yoga Practices for Divine Love in Daily Life
Flexible Dates

Choose open dates between December 20 and January 2. Description Join the Yoga Farm staff for our special Holiday Retreat: Yoga Practices for Divine Love in Daily Life. This year’s program follows the teachings from the Bhagavad Gita chapter 12: The Yoga of Devotion. Workshops will follow Sri Krishna’s…

Taste of TTC: Sivananda TTC Online Experience
February 11, 2023

Description Join us for this FREE 1-day program to get a glimpse into the life of a full-time student of the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course.  For this 1 day we will have a full schedule following the same schedule that is given during the TTC.  The topics…

Karma Yoga Weekend
February 16 - 19, 2023

Program Details During this Karma Yoga Week we will practice selfless service which is volunteering done without selfish expectations. We welcome karma yogis, especially for this karma yoga week. Karma Yogis work four hours a day and have a 50% reduction on accommodations. Gardening, maintenance, building and cooking…

Three Yogis Meditating on top of Siva Hill Intro to Meditation Weekend
February 16 - 19, 2023

Description This  Yogic Meditation course introduces the basic guidelines and conditions for classical yogic meditation.  There will be discussion on Why meditate? and the necessity to go to the transcendental level of existence to find true peace and happiness. Participants will study the mechanics of the mind and…

Maha Sivaratri
February 18 - 19, 2023

Description Celebrate this auspicious festival, the Great Night of Lord Siva, with all-night chanting and pujas through the night. Devotees perform sincere worship of Siva, the Lord of cosmic transformation and dance. Keep vigil all night. Chant kirtan until sunrise. Be uplifted and obtain countless blessings.  All night…

Bhakti Yoga Course
February 21 - 26, 2023

What is Bhakti Yoga? Swami Sivananda says in Bliss Divine, “Bhakti is continuity of devotion. Bhakti is attraction of the Soul to the Lord, just as there is attraction of the needle to the magnet. Bhakti is love for love’s sake. There is neither selfish expectation nor fear.…

Satsang in San Francisco
February 26, 2023

Come join the San Francisco Sivananda Community for monthly Satsang as we gather together for guided meditation, kirtan chanting, and share the classical Yoga teachings. The meaning of Satsang according to Swami Sivananda: “…the beginner will do well to take the opportunity that comes in his way to…

Onsite/Online Yoga Teachers Training Course
March 4 - April 1, 2023

Click here to register for joining Online Description This 4 week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons. Among the many…

Easter Weekend
April 6 - 9, 2023

Description Easter Weekend Daily Schedule 6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture 8-10am  Yoga Class 10am Brunch 11am Karma Yoga 1-3pm Workshop 3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks 4-6pm Open Yoga Class 6pm Dinner 7-8pm Free Time 8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture  

Karma Yoga Week
April 27 - May 4, 2023

Program Details During this Karma Yoga Week we will practice selfless service which is volunteering done without selfish expectations. We welcome karma yogis, especially for this karma yoga week. Karma Yogis work four hours a day and have a 50% reduction on accommodations. Gardening, maintenance, building and cooking…

Onsite Yoga Teachers Training Course
May 6 - June 3, 2023

Description This 4 week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons. Among the many benefits that students report are greater spiritual…

Onsite 9-day TTC Immersion / Refresher
May 25 - June 3, 2023

Description The 9-day TTC Immersion/Refresher is for graduates of the Online TTC or for TTC graduates that would like a refresher. The Immersion introduces students to material not covered online such as hands-on teaching with students; asana corrections/adjustments; how to teach headstand; kriyas; and much more. Students will…

Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1
May 30 - June 4, 2023

Description This week is ideal for beginners, or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy and it will cover the 5 points of Yoga. You will be immersed in the…

Three Yogis Meditating on top of Siva Hill Raja Yoga: The Mind, Its Mysteries, and control
June 20 - 25, 2023

Description This five-day Yogic Meditation course introduces the basic guidelines and conditions for classical yogic meditation.  There will be discussion on Why meditate? and the necessity to go to the transcendental level of existence to find true peace and happiness. Participants will study the mechanics of the mind…

Onsite Yoga Teachers Training Course
October 7 - November 4, 2023

Description This 4 week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons. Among the many benefits that students report are greater spiritual…

800-Hour Professional Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training
January 12, 2024 - January 11, 2026

It’s the event of the century!

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