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Ayurveda & Well-Being

Ayurveda

Ayurveda and Yoga helps you to find your True Nature to control the mind and intellect and lead a healthy life. Ayurveda is the science of life, and goes deeper into prescribing life regimens, food and diet, herbs, and an understanding of our specific mental and physical propensities, or constitution. By bringing into balance the 5 elements in the body and mind we regain health.

Health is Wealth Health is a law of nature. It is our natural birthright. Ayurveda and Yoga, the ancient sciences of medicine and right living, declare the origin of disease comes from three flaws: forgetting our True Nature as Spirit, the misuse of intellect, and excessive movement of the mind.

Yoga
Yoga works directly with the flow of prana (energy, life force) and cleans the blockages in our energy channels. Yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) help purifying the energy body and bring about vitality.

Ayurveda and Yoga
Ayurveda and Yoga is the most important preventative system of medicine. Ayurveda and Yoga calms the mind and breath, helps us to not identify too much with the drama of life which generates emotions such as fear or anger, and helps us to conserve energy and elongate lifespan.

The Well-Being Center

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in California offers courses in Ayurveda and Yoga and Ayurveda Rejuvenation therapies through our Ayurveda wellness center yearround. Some Ayurveda therapies offered at the Yoga Farm to promote relaxation and rejuvenation include:

  - Abhyanga - four-hand warm herbal oil full body massage
  - Shirodhara - warm herbal oil flow over the third eye
  - Swedhana - herb infused full-body steam treatment

Consultations
One-on-one, 90-minute, Ayurveda consultations with a specialist who can go deep into discovering your unique physical and emotional needs. Your Ayurveda specialist can prescribe remedies and recommend lifestyle changes to support your growth and development. Follow-up appointments are available to offer you continued guidance as your journey back to complete health.

Treatment Menu

  - Therapeutic Massage Treatments
  - Thai Yoga Massage
   - Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage

  - Stone Therapy Massage
  - Ayurvedic Consultation
  - Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy (Abhyanga-Shirodhara-Swedhana)
  - Ayurvedic Relaxation Treatment (Shirodhara)
  - Ayurvedic Body Treatment (Garsha-Abhyanga)
  - Ayurvedic Energy Balancing (Marma Point Therapy)
  - Vigorous Herbal Oil Treatment (Vishesh)
  - Ayurvedic Sinus Treatment (Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasya)

Constitutional Assesment

Your inner nature is called your constitution or prakruti.  They are referred to as doshas. These three doshas govern our physical characteristics, physiological functions and psychological tendencies.  When the doshas are out of balance, disease occurs. When we live according to our constituition and in harmony with the rhythm of Nature we become healthy and balanced and can live up to our highest potential.

Nutrition and Vegetarian Diet

Juice Fasting Retreat, Nutrition and Vegetarian Cooking, Ayurveda Cleanse Panchakarma (5 Phase Purification), Vegetarian Diet. The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm serves vegetarian meals following Ayurveda and Yoga principles of health and nutrition to promote healthy digestion, detoxification, mental clarity, and overall efficiency of the body, mind and spirit.   back to top

Upcoming Courses

Juice Fasting and Detoxification
Sunday, September 7–Friday, September 12, 2014

The Detoxification and Juice Fasting Program is an ideal opportunity to deeply cleanse and rejuvenate body and mind in a safe and supportive environment. You can rest in the warmth of the northern California summer, enjoying clean air and sunshine in the Sierra foothills, and the support of experienced staff and health care...

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Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
Friday, September 19–Sunday, September 21, 2014
Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)
The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...

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Food as Medicine - Ayurvedic Nutrition and cooking Certificate Course
Sunday, September 28–Sunday, October 5, 2014
Bharata Surya
In this certificate course of 7 days, learn Ayurveda 's principles of six tastes and three constitutions to build recipes for restoring health and balance. Theory and hands on practice learning cooking, spices, herbs. Taught by an experienced ayurvedic practitionner who understands food as medicine. This course is part of a series of modules offered by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization in collaboration with Acharya David Frawley (Vamadeva). The course manuals are derived from the correspondence courses of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. The aim is to give everyone a thorough foundational knowledge of how Ayurveda helps apply Food as Medicine....

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Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
Friday, October 17–Sunday, October 19, 2014
Durga Leela
The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...

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Ayurvedic Detoxification and Rejuvenation Retreat
Thursday, November 13–Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Durga Leela
Detoxifying in Spring and Fall is an important part of the Ayurvedic seasonal routine. Disease prevention and wellness are the natural results of regular seasonal cleanses. Join us for a special cleansing diet week using kitcheree, which is nutritious and at the same time gives a break to the digestive system. ...

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Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
Friday, November 14–Sunday, November 16, 2014
Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)
The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...

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Ayurvedic Massage Rejuvenation Retreat
Friday, December 12–Sunday, December 14, 2014
Jennifer Andrews (Ambika)
The ashram is the ideal place to come relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from your daily life. This weekend provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops. Please call in advance to book your Ayurvedic body treatment and consultation as there are a limited number of appointments available. Participants will practice Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing) and meditation twice daily and attend daily workshops on Ayurveda and...

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Holiday Vegan and Gluten-free Baking Weekend
Friday, December 19–Sunday, December 21, 2014

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. Description 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...

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Juice Fasting Retreat
Friday, January 2–Sunday, January 4, 2015

Join us for 3 days of Juice FEASTING! We will juice 3 times per day in the beautiful open air grounds of the Sivananda Ashram Farm in Grass Vally, CA, an ideal environment that safely supports cleansing and detoxification. Enjoy daily yoga classes, meditation and the guidance of experienced...

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