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Arrival: Friday, August 3
Departure: Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tuition: $30

Accommodation options for the 2 night stay, per person:
Tent - $100
Dorm (4 person) - $130
Cabin (2 person) - $170
Cabin (1 person) - $280
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $190
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $240
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $390

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.

Beginner's Yoga Intensive Weekend

Friday, August 3—Sunday, August 5, 2012
Swami Dharmananda •

This weekend is ideal for beginners, or those new to Sivananda Yoga. This weekend gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy. You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals. You will leave rested and refreshed with the basic knowledge of how to continue to practice at home.



Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12pm Labrynth Walk
1-3pm Beginners Workshop
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture


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


$30 plus Accommodations for 2 nights.

Arrival and Departure

The course will begin at 7pm on Friday, August 3 with Orientation followed by Satsang, and will end at 3pm on Sunday, August 5.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Friday, making the most out of the afternoon - taking the Asana class and joining us for dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. 

What to Bring


Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Swami Sitaramananda

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%


Taught by

Swami DharmanandaAbout Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is one of the main teachers of Hatha Yoga and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013 and is assistant director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. Swami Dharmananda 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.