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Accommodations, Registration and Your Stay

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Tenting

Om Cabins

Siva Cabin


Deluxe Shanti Cabin

Registration | Cancellation Policy | Accommodations | What to bring | Guidelines | How to get here | Surrounding area

Registration

Sign up for a Yoga Vacation with the ability to choose your dates and room type.

To register for a specific course online, select the course from the Yearly Calendar. Otherwise, browse a program category that interests you. Programs include: Yoga Teacher Training Course, yoga vacations, family weekends, yoga courses, Ayurveda and well-being, special holidays, permaculture, and jyotish and Vedic sciences. Once you have selected a specific course, click the REGISTER button.

Sign up for an Account
When registering for a course, you will be prompted to set up an account. You will need to select a username (email) and password. Confirmation will be sent to you at the designated email address. Once you have created an account, you can continue the registration process by answering additional questions relevant for the particular course.

Shopping Cart and Payment
When you come to the shopping cart, select your accommodation preference and click "Add to cart." Next, select the amount to pay and choose either credit card or PayPal. You can also wire money to our bank account upon request.

Arrival
Guests Cabins will be ready for check-in at 2:00pm

Cancellation Policy

All deposits and payments made to Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm are non-refundable unless canceled within 24 hours of booking. If you need to cancel or reschedule at any time after this initial period we are happy to accommodate you; your payments will be converted to an Ashram credit which you may use for up to twelve months from the time of cancellation for either course tuition or accommodations, or both.

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Accommodations

10% discount for stays of 1 - 2 weeks
15% discount for stays from 2 - 3 weeks
20% discount for stays longer then 3 weeks

Tenting

Guests may bring their own tent and gear and camp on the land. Sleep closer to nature in the fresh, open air. There are deck platforms designated for tenting.

  - $50/night per person

Om Cabins

Pleasant, simple lodging can be booked as single, double or dormitory-style for four (with 2 bunkbeds). Our Om Cabins are placed in a peaceful and tranquil setting, on a gentle hillside overlooking the pond and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ashram. Each cabin is named for a different virtue, such as happiness or contentment. Each cabin is furnished with a dresser, desk, night stand, ceiling fan and propane heater. Om Cabin guests share a nearby bath house.

  - Dorm: $65/night per person
  - Double: $85/night per person
  - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins

Nestled at the base of Siva Temple Hill and offering a beautiful view of the valley these five cabins are our newest accommodations. They feature an outdoor porch, bamboo wood flooring and are built with high grade materials and can be booked for either single or double occupancy. Furnished with a side table, dresser and propane heater, each cabin has a private bathroom, including shower.

  - Double: $120/night per person
  - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins

50% larger than the Siva Cabins and located close to the central yoga halls, these extremely comfortable, spacious cabins are tastefully furnished and decorated. Watch the deer wander by from the front porch with sun shade. For your comfort, an air conditioner, propane heater and ceiling fan are provided; furnishings include a desk/table and chairs, dresser/wardrobe and a sitting area. A small refrigerator, dishes and cutlery are provided. Options for single, double, or triple occupancy are available. The Shanti cabins include private bathrooms with showers.

 - Triple: $120/night per person
 - Double: $160/night per person
 - Single: $240/night
 - Family of 2: $280/night per family
 - Family of 3: $320/night  per family

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Non-Overnight Rates

If you will not be spending the night at the ashram, rates are as follows:
- Meal Only: $10
- Yoga Asana/Pranayama Class Only: $15
- Meal and Class: $20
- Day Rate: $35 (include 2 meals and 2 yoga class)

Meals

Two buffet-style vegetarian meals (prepared according to Yogic and Ayurvedic dietary principles) are served daily. Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions, and caffeinated beverages. No smoking, alcohol, or drugs allowed on the premises.

  - Meals are served in the dining hall/sunroom which has just recently been enclosed.

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What to bring

We suggest that guests bring comfortable, modest clothing. Bring a towel and bathing suit for the sauna and swimming in the pond. We also suggest footwear for walking/hiking, suitable outdoor clothing, a warm sweater, sweat pants, slip on sandals (footwear is not allowed in buildings), flashlight, and a meditation shawl.

Wireless Internet Access

We have an open and free wireless internet connection available, although we do not encourage its use during your stay. We have a public computer available for internet use, should you need it.

Weather

The winters here are quite cold (especially at night), and the summers quite hot. Please plan your attire accordingly, making sure to abide by the dress code.

Camping

Guests camping should bring a tent and sleeping bag, as well as a tarp if during the rainy season.

Special Services

  • Some of the Ashram Facilities include the Boutique and library  
  • Dry sauna is available every Friday
  • Our pond is a popular place to swim and sunbathe.
  • The Moksha Trail: a one-hour contemplative walk visiting the Siva shrine (Climb 108 steps and enjoy an amazing panoramic view from Siva Temple Hill, the highest spot on the Ashram), our favorite Durga Divine Mother shrine and ending at the Krishna Temple.
  • The Peace Miracle Labyrinth is an easy energy-harmonizer providing a 20-minute meditation walk where you may find answers from within.
  • Ayurvedic consultations and wellness massage therapies are available year round by appointment
  • Jyotish consultations are available during Jyotish events on request.
  • Spiritual counselling with a Swami is available by appointment.
  • Laundry service is available for personal laundry at $5 per load.  Machines are also available for your use.

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Guidelines and Rules

We ask that you do not bring any meat, eggs, drugs or weapons of any kind to the Ashram.  No smoking, alcohol, drugs, or nudity are permitted on the Ashram grounds. To maintain the purity and spiritual purpose of the Ashram, we ask that all guests and residents follow the schedule of events of our daily program. Attendance at all Satsangs and at least one Yoga class per day is required. Please ask for guidance from the Yoga teachers or the resident Swami to facilitate your adaptation to the daily schedule so that you can more easily understand the principles and the philosophy behind the practice. Reception staff will guide you on the do's and dont's while at the Ashram.

Karma Yoga

The Yoga of selfless service. All visitors are encouraged to join our staff (all non-paid volunteers) in this service during our daily scheduled Karma Yoga Hour.

Children

Families with children are always welcome. Parents must supervise their children (except when they are enrolled in Kids Camp). Pay half price for children 12 years and under.

Couples sharing accommodations

Please note that the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is a classical Monastic Yoga community and retreat, and in joining us for your stay you agree to abide by the rules of the Ashram. Brahamacharya (abstinence) is observed here, this means that we maintain separate accommodations for men and women. Exceptions are made for married couples, couples in long term relationships (at least three years or more together) and for families staying together in the same cabin. No additional unrelated guests are allowed in these mixed gender accommodations.  

Pets

Special authorization needed to bring pets.

Dress Code

Generally staff at the ashram wear plain, simple clothing (e.g. T shirt or sweat shirt and loose, comfortable pants/trousers).

Please note that this is a traditional ashram and all are expected to observe the dress code. We require you to cooperate with this so that everyone maintains the pure energy of the ashram. In satsang, we wear clean, light-colored clothes—not jeans or work clothes. If you do not comply, we may ask you to change. Clothes are available to buy in the boutique.

This is the dress code for both men/women:

  - no nudity or transparent clothes
  - no bare shoulders, no tank tops
  - no low cut tops
  - no tight fitting clothing, no exercise shorts
  - no bare midriffs (tops should be able to tuck into the trousers)
  - no tights- trousers should be knee length or longer and loose

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How to get here

By Air to San Francisco:

Public Transport - We recommend that you book www.amtrak.com train or bus service from San Francisco to Auburn station and we will have one of our staff pick you up there to transport you to the Yoga Farm. You may either take BART to downtown SF or Caltrain to Caltrain station in SF and transfer there to Amtrak. Please contact us at least one day ahead of your travel and advise your plans so that we may arrange to meet you when you arrive in Auburn.

By Air to Sacramento airport:

Public Transit - We recommend that you take www.amtrak.com train or bus service from Sacramento to Auburn station and we will have one of our staff pick you up in Auburn to transport you to the Yoga Farm. From Sacramento Airport you may take either YOLO bus (approximate cost $2.25 but will require a walk of 6-7 blocks) or Supershuttle (approximate cost $15 direct) to the Amtrak station in Sacramento and transfer there (Amtrak fare is ~$16 each way). Please stop at the information booth at the Sacramento airport after arrival to inquire the options for this leg of your travel. PLEASE NOTE that Amtrak offers bus service from Sacramento to Auburn. Although the schedule is shown on the Amtrak website it is not possible to purchase tickets online for bus travel. For this you will need to arrive at the Sacramento Amtrak station with a few minutes early and purchase the ticket there. Please contact us at least one day ahead of your travel and advise your plans so that we may arrange to meet you when you arrive in Auburn.
Supershuttle - is also available if you would like a direct ride to the ashram or to Auburn.

By Car:

From I-80 exit in Auburn and onto Hwy. 49 North towards Grass Valley.  Go 11 miles to Wolf Road (traffic signal light) and turn Left. (note that right side of the intersection is Combie Rd.) Go 1.8 miles and turn right onto Duggans Rd. Go 2 miles to the end of the road and turn left on Lime Kiln Rd. Go 2.4 miles - (the road becomes McCourtney Rd.) (continue straight). Continue 1.2 miles and turn left on Ballantree Lane.  (You will note an Adopt-a-Highway sign 1 mile ahead of the turn that the "Yoga Farm removes litter") Go 0.9 miles to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm driveway and turn left (It is marked by a big sign.) Please drive 10 MPH ONLY on Ballantree Lane.

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Surrounding Area

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is situated in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 2000 feet. The historic gold mining towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are nearby, and the city of Sacramento is an hour's drive away.

The climate is relatively mild in the winter, with rain and an occasional light snow, and can be quite dry and hot in the summer.

The hills that make up the ashram land are populated by oaks and pines. The beautiful Yuba, Bear and American rivers are nearby, offering wonderful hikes along the river gorges. Lake Tahoe is not far away to the east.

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