Arrival: Saturday, November 17
Departure: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Accommodation options for the 5 night stay, per person:
Tent - $250
Dorm (4 person) - $325
Cabin (2 person) - $425
Cabin (1 person) - $700
Deluxe Cabin (2 person) - $1200
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $975
This five-day Meditation retreat will introduce you to the guidelines for classical yogic meditation. The first two days will be taught by Swami Pranavananda. Then the final 3 days of the course will be taught by Swami Sitaramananda.
This course is ideal for people at all levels in their meditation practice. You will practice yoga postures, Yoga breathing and meditation twice per day, participate in daily Kirtan chanting sessions, enjoy 2 delicious organic, vegetarian meals, and learn about the specifics of meditation from an experienced meditation teacher.
This meditation course is the only one of it's kind in Northern California, based on the traditional methods of Classical Yoga meditation from ancient India.
Benefits of meditation include:
Sivananda Yoga Meditation has been shown to help people through difficult times, by teaching awareness, relaxation and concentration, bringing presence of mind into our every action and endeavor.
This meditation retreat will guide students through the following topics:
- the mind and how it works
- how to manage the emotions
- improving concentration
- using mantras
- guidance on healthy lifestyle.
The Yoga and meditation retreat participants will study the basic yoga psychology from Patanjali Yoga Sutras, and learn how to manage your mind effectively to reach your optimum health and well being and attain success in Life and Self-realization!
Participants follow the ashram daily schedule. You will be personally guided on your first attempts to meditate, coached by an experienced meditation teacher.
6-8am Satsang: Guided silent meditation practice, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
11am Karma Yoga
1pm Meditation Workshop
4-6pm Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
$75 plus accommodation rates.
The course will begin at 7pm on Saturday, Novmeber 17th with Orientation, and will end at 3pm on Thursday, November 22nd.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Saturday, 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).
Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnu-devananda
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 week, please register online or email email@example.com. 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.