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Arrival: Thursday, December 12
Departure: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tuition: $50

Accommodation options for the 3 night stay, per person:
Tent - $150
Dorm (4 person) - $195
Cabin (2 person) - $255
Cabin (1 person) - $420
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $285
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $360
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $585

Click for Accommodation Descriptions
Dates given are when you should plan to arrive and leave and may not be actual dates of instruction. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

Cooking and Baking Weekend

Thursday, December 12—Sunday, December 15, 2013
Bharata Surya •

 "Food is medicine"


This workshop promises "Good digestion, Balanced meals, tasty and easy to digest food for the whole family."  Learn the art of using Indian spices for balancing your specific condition. 

Learn the science of the 6 tastes, a unique feature of ayurvedic nutririon to insure proper digestion,assimilation of nutrients and elimination. The use of spices and sattvic food, based on grains, pulses and vegetables, savouries and sweetmeats as prescribed in Ayurveda bring about a wholesome experience of wellbeing.

6 Tastes of Ayurveda

    Sweet- provides nutrition and tissue build-up.
    Salty- retain water to keep cohesion in the tissues.
    Sour- promotes secretions for proper metabolism.
    Bitter- cleanses blood and toxins left along g.i. tract.
    Pungent- enhances agni(digestive fire), dissolves phlegm and has antimicrobial effects.
    Astringent- allows water absorption in the colon for proper elimination.

Daily Schedule

6am Satsang
8am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
12pm Workshop with Bharata
1pm Break
3pm Cooking with Bharata
6pm Dinner
8pm Satsang


There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.


$50 plus accommodations for 2 nights.

Arrival and Departure

The course will begin at 12pm on Thursday December 12th with Orientation followed by Satsang, and will end at 6pm on December 15th.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Wednesday, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form (click 'register' below).

What to Bring


Other:  slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.

All books and materials are available in our boutique.


To reserve a place for this course, please register online or email Then please call to give us your credit card deposit and confirm your reservation. A deposit paying for your first night's stay is required for your reservation. Please note that in case of cancellation, no refund will be given. A credit note for other programs at the Yoga Farm (valid for one year) will be given.

Tuition Discounts

Seniors (60+) 10%


Sivananda Ashram Yoga provided a tranquil sanctuary reprieve from my human everyday life and let me live a transformative spiritual experience without distraction. The Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop led by Bharata exposed me to the necessary elements to remember that “food is medicine” and there are specifics in the diet that can enhance growth and vibrancy for living in love!

-Michele Spencer, Elk Grove CA, Dec 15, 2013


I learned all the things I needed to know about how to make the food I cook every day so much more satisfying and agreeable. The class was easy to understand and I got to ask all my questions.

-Dharma Deva, Ester CA, Dec 12,2013

Bharata SuryaAbout Bharata Surya
Javier Lopez(Bharata Surya) is a Sivananda Yoga Teacher and a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Counselor , Pancha Karma specialist and Marma therapist trained in the US and India. For the last 15 years he has led a private practice and dealt in multiple corporate scenarios leading stress and pain management programs. He is actively providing marma therapy services at the Yoga Farm & centers in California.