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National Day Retreat

Presented by Swami Pranavananda, Ganga ChaitanyaFriday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017Tuition : $75.00

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Description

Immerse yourself in the a yoga lifestyle and experience complete serenity in a naturally beautiful and peaceful setting free from the noise and stimulation of the outside world.  Recharge yourself by practicing the ancient teachings of Yoga following the daily schedule which has been carefully designed to enhance your energy levels and also provide time for rest and contemplation.  Enjoy yoga classes, silent meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, workshop, and being in nature.  Begin to discover your true nature as peace, happiness, and bliss and develop skills which will improve the health of your mind and body, and soul.

Curriculum

  •   Proper Exercise - Twelve Basic Asanas, with Variations
  •   Proper Breathing - Pranayama – yogic breathing exercises
  •   Proper Relaxation - Savasana
  •   Proper Diet - Yogic vegetarian diet
  •   Positive Thinking and Meditation

Read more about the 5 points of Yoga for health and well-being

Daily Schedule

  • 6-8am...........................Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting, and lecture
  • 8-10am........................Yoga Class: Asanas, Pranayama, and Relaxation
  • 10am............................Vegetarian Brunch
  • 11am............................Karma Yoga - Selfless Service
  • 1-3pm..........................Yoga Workshop on the 5 points of yoga
  • 4-6pm..........................Yoga Class:  Asanas and Pranayama, and Relaxation
  • 6pm..............................Vegetarian Dinner
  • 8-10pm........................Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting, and lecture

Guests are encouraged to follow the entire daily schedule as much as they can.

Pre-requisite

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

Arrival and Departure

Check-in time 2:00PM and Check-out time 12:00AM

Time of arrival/departure is when the accommodations will be ready, however you are welcome to arrive/depart earlier or later.

What to Bring

Textbook: "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.

Cost (all-inclusive)

Single..................................$198 USD

Shared (2 people)..............$138 USD

Shared (3 people)..............$117 USD

Shared (4 people)..............$102 USD

The cost includes price of classes, accommodations, and food.

Contact us

Telephone: +84 263 650 1100

Email: vietnamyogaresort@sivananda.org

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Swami Pranavananda

Swami Pranavananda, hails from the USA, and has been a Yoga and Meditation teacher since 1995 in the US and abroad.  He teaches mainly the Hatha Yoga and Anatomy sections for the TTC courses.  He was the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA for a few years.  Currently he is serving in Vietnam teaching in the Hochiminh center.  He enjoys taking classes to learn Vietnamese.


Ganga Chaitanya

Ganga My Hoang graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course 2009 and Advanced yoga teacher training course 2010 in Yoga Farm, Grass Valley USA. She is also a graduate of the "Yoga as Medicine", "Yoga Psychology", and "Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness" course. After a few months service at the Sivananda Yoga centers in San Francisco and Grass Valley she returned to Vietnam and assumes responsibility of directing the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Ho chi minh City.