Yoga Vacation

Relax, Recharge, and De-stress

Yoga Vacation guests are offered two 2-hour yoga classes per day.

Rejuvenate with a Yoga Vacation

Our yoga vacation program is designed by Swami Vishnudevananda in the 1960s following the footsteps of Swami Sivananda.  It is available year-round and will recharge your energy, rejuvenate your body and mind.  In addition, it will give you a feeling of being strong, calm and ready for daily challenges.  Finally, a stay at the Ashram will help you to:

  • Reconnect with beautiful Nature
  • At the same time, progress with daily yoga practice
  • Connect with your own Self in meditation practice
  • Be part of a community from all over the world
  • Renew and Refresh your life

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Yoga vacation guests use the main yoga hall for satsangs and yoga classes.

A Balanced Yoga Life

Daily program uniquely includes:

  • Classical yoga practice – twice a day
  • Delicious vegetarian meals – twice a day
  • Guided meditation and kirtan sessions (Satsang) – twice a day
  • Community selfless service to feel part of the ashram energy (Karma Yoga) – one hour a day
  • In addition, plenty of free time to relax, read, self study, contemplate and make new friends

Also, you are invited to:

  • Take a swim in our natural Vrindavan Pond or walk our Peace Miracle Labyrinth.
  • Read from our collection of yoga books in our library.
  • Last but not the least, you can visit our boutique and store which sells yoga books, CDs, snacks, yoga clothing, and yoga accessories.
  • Read more about this in our Guest Information section

Simple Living and High Thinking

This wonderfully balanced program integrates the 5 Points of Yoga of Swami Vishnudevananda in daily life.  Furthermore, this daily program is in tune with the rhythms of Nature and of our body.  Thus by adhering to the daily schedule we bring back our natural resource of energy, joy, and health.  In addition, you can drop in or visit any length of time and experience the complete benefits of yoga life.  Also, this renewed feeling about yourself and your newly learned yoga and meditation skills will improve you physical and mental health for a long time to come.

To further give you a unique experience, we offer many foundational yoga courses and events all year long that you can choose from in addition to the yoga vacation program.  It is remarkable to note that these programs also include special courses, festivals, concerts and symposiums, available for an extra tuition cost.  You can check our calendar to see the monthly events.

Yoga Vacation guests can explore and connect with nature by meditating under trees.
Yoga Vacation guests enjoy fresh, nutritious meals prepared by our staff practicing karma yoga

Have a Taste of Community Life (Karma Yoga)

“Yoga is skill in the performance of actions.  Yoga brings a message of hope, of joy to the depressed and strength to the weak.  It is a perfect practical system of self culture.”

– Swami Sivananda

For 45 years, the Yoga Farm has been an inspiring community of volunteers.  These young and old karma yogis have come from all steps of life.  They have different skills to offer and worked together with love and dedication to build up a rich, heartfelt environment.

In order to feel a part of this flow of energy, we offer to the guests the opportunity to assist the volunteer staff in some daily tasks 1 hour a day. For this the guests can help in the garden, in the kitchen, in the beautification of buildings and the general upkeep.

To sum up, Karma Yoga (selfless service) is an integral part of the richness of your yoga vacation.  On top of that, you will enjoy meaningful new connections and continue satsang at home for a long time.

What’s more, Karma yoga opens the heart and removes the feeling of isolation that comes from the ego.  It is a practical path of yoga to find union.



I had a beautiful 2-day experience here a year ago and it completely changed my habits and outlook on life. It was exactly what I was missing. It was exactly what I needed. I quit caffeine, alcohol, and social media. These rajasic things were sucking the life out of me. I replaced these habits with daily yoga, chanting, and mediation. I have been back a few times and it feels like coming home to my self and the beautiful people of this world. The chattering person inside my head quiets down and I am filled with positivity. There is so much to learn in every minute you spend at the yoga farm. Bring your friends, go alone, just open your heart and go.

Molly Ferry

February 07, 2018

Peaceful Slice of Heaven

I highly recommend spending some days at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. It has gorgeous surroundings, yummy food, nice people, wonderful yoga classes, and more. I went there for the meditation course. For many years, I practiced transcendental meditation with great benefits until I did not. I needed a jump start into the meditation practice. The course was insightful, deep, and extremely helpful. Besides the course, I participated in the two daily group meditation sessions, attended the two daily lectures, the two yoga classes, helped in the kitchen after brunch, and walked around the gorgeous surroundings. It is a really special place.

Andrea Santos

February 19, 2018

An Enlightening Experience of Love and Connection

Sivananda Ashram is a very special place of healing and reconnecting. The volunteers and devotees that live at the Ashram more permanently truly make you feel not just welcome but loved and cared for. That was the thing that stood out the most, the people were wonderfully warm. This was my first Ashram experience and I was very impressed with the level of spiritual immersion that occurred. Time seems to stand still here as you practice yoga twice a day, engage in Satsang which consists of silent mediation, teachings and chant two daily as well as the plethora of workshops and other things to participate in. 

Joseph Krammer

March 07, 2018

Loka samasta sukhino bhavantu

May the whole world attain peace and harmony

We Support your Journey

The Yoga Farm team welcomes you whether you are new to yoga or new to the Sivananda tradition.  Furthermore our staff are graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course.  Besides teaching yoga they are practicing karma yogis, selfless volunteers.

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14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Telephone: (+1) 530 272 9322

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