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Arrival: Saturday, November 17
Departure: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tuition: $150

Accommodation options for the 8 night stay, per person:
Tent - $400
Dorm (4 person) - $520
Cabin (2 person) - $680
Cabin (1 person) - $1120
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $760
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $960
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $1560

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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.

9 days: Meditation Course & Yoga Psychology Symposium Combination

Saturday, November 17—Sunday, November 25, 2012
Swami Sitaramananda • Edwin F. Bryant (Adwaita das) • Swami Pranavananda • Dr. Fred Luskin •


This nine-day Meditation course and Yoga Psychology symposium Combination is ideal for practitioners at all levels from beginners to advanced. 

Learn about the main causes of suffering and ways to regain peace by understanding how the mind works and projects illusions.  Join discussions on the Raja yoga sutras of Patanjali Maharishi which are the oldest psychological thesis of mankind.    

Learn about the benefits of meditation including:  Increased focus and concentration, Lowers blood pressure, naturally Balances both right and left hemispheres of the brain, Natural energy boost, Increased problem solving ability, Heightened awareness throughout your day, Inner peace and tranquility, Balanced mind and emotions, Increased sense of joy and happiness

This combination series  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 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!


From 11/17 - 11/21 the course will follow the ashram daily schedule and include a 2 hour afternoon workshop from 1pm - 3pm

From 11/21 - 11/25: Here is the detailed schedule of events

Reduced rate of $150 for combination series.



Taught by

Swami SitaramanandaAbout Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a Yoga, Meditation, and Vedanta teacher for more than 30 years. She is presently the main teacher of the Yoga Teachers Training Courses offered at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA where she is serving as the director for more then 17 years. She also teaches at other Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers in India, Bahamas, Asia, as well as Centers along the West Coast USA, including her birth country, Vietnam. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda. She was nominated by her teacher as Goraknath acharya (spiritual teacher, one of the holders of the lineage) in 1989. Her lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as the 5 points of Health.

Edwin F. Bryant (Adwaita das)About Edwin F. Bryant (Adwaita das)
Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. In addition to his academic work for the scholarly community, Edwin's Penguin World Classics translation of the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, the traditional source for the story of Krishna's incarnation, is both for Indology specialists as well as students and those interested in Hinduism from the general reading public and the yoga community.

Swami PranavanandaAbout Swami Pranavananda
Swami Pranavananda took the vow of Sannyas in 1995. He is a gifted teacher who is the main hatha yoga teacher at the ashram and teaches the Anatomy and Physiology section of our Teachers Training Course. He co-directed the San Francisco Center for five years. A talented musician, he enjoys leading kirtan and bhajan chanting sessions during satsang.

Dr. Fred LuskinAbout Dr. Fred Luskin
Dr. Luskin holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University. He is the Co-Director of the Stanford-Northern Ireland HOPE Project, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on the victims of political violence. He served as the Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, the largest research project to date on the training and measurement of a forgiveness intervention. He currently works as a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.