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Arrival: Friday, December 14
Departure: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuition: $75

Accommodation options for the 5 night stay, per person:
Tent - $250
Dorm (4 person) - $325
Cabin (2 person) - $425
Cabin (1 person) - $700
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $475
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $600
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $975

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.

Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan Course

Friday, December 14—Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Angelika • Shakti Rising • Swami Padmapadananda •

Bhakti yoga is a natural path for those who are dominantly seeking emotional fulfillment, and desire to convert worldly emotions into Divine devotion. The devotee visualizes the Lord sitting or standing before him/her. He/she pours out her heart’s love, adoration, and shares his/her deepest thoughts and concerns with the Lord until a continuous flow of awareness moves between devotee and his/her beloved Lord. This continuous flow of love brings about a a close relationship with God and  culminates in Divine Union in which the worshiper and that which is worshiped become One.

Weekend Details

"Kirtan is singing of God's name, with feeling. Such singing has a benign effect on both the physical and subtle bodies. It is an excellent method of soothing the nerves and directing the emotions to a positive goal. Kirtan melts the heart, fills the mind with purity and generates harmony and divine love. The chanting of Sanskrit kirtan, even when mechanically done, produces certain effects. When done with devotion, and awareness of the meaning, its benefits are immeasureable."   - Swami Sivananda

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan Workshop
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
8-10pm Satsang

Schedule of Workshops

Friday, Dec. 14 - Arrival
Saturday, Dec. 15 - 1-3pm workshop with Shakti Rising
Sunday, Dec. 16 - 1-3pm workshop with Shakti Rising
Monday, Dec. 17 - 1-3pm Workshop with Angelika
Tuesday, Dec. 18 - 1-3pm Workshop with Swami Padma
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - 1-3pm Workshop with Swami Padma

Schedule of 8pm Evening satsang

Sat. 12/15  - Anuradha Bharatm dance
Sun. 12/16 - Shakti Rising concert
Mon. 12/17 - Angelika concert

Cost

$75 plus Accommodations for 5 nights. See below for options.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival in afternoon of Friday, December 14 with (7pm orientation),
Departure at 3pm on Wednesday, December 19.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Friday, 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

Slip-on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Reservations

To reserve a place for this course, please register online or email yogafarmregistration@sivananda.org. 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.

 

Taught by

AngelikaAbout Angelika
Angelika is an internationally acclaimed performer, composer and recording artist, whose main intention is to promote Oneness, Peace, Healing, and Good-will amongst all people through her inspirational music. Angelika is originally from Germany and now resides in Nevada City. Her website is  www.angelikahealingmusic.com

Shakti RisingAbout Shakti Rising
Sahadev took the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course in 1992, and has been in love with all aspects of yoga ever since. He currently teaches yoga classes and leads weekly kirtan and scripture study groups in Mount Shasta, CA (www.Sahadev.com). He is also an audio and video recording engineer and offers PA sound system services in support of inspiring musicians and teachers (www.BlueSkiesUnlimited.com).  

Swami PadmapadanandaAbout Swami Padmapadananda
Swami Padmapadananda was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and began his yoga practice in 1970. He is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and was initiated as a sannyasi in 1979. Noted for his heart and humor, he is by nature a 'Bhakta', one who is easily drawn to Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion). Swami Padmapadananda has directed/co-directed Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in Israel, London, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Yoga Ranch in upstate New York. He presently resides at the Sivananda Yoga Farm.  www.sivanandayogafarm.org/swami_padmapadananda