Specialty Courses and Programs

SPECIALTY COURSES AND PROGRAMS

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LEARN, INSPIRE, AND GROW

The Sivananda Yoga Specialty courses offer a broad range of topics which seek to empower individuals with classical Yoga tools and Self-knowledge to promote integral health, to reduce stress, to restore balance and a sense of purpose in one’s life.

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The inner education, training in character building, and in the practice of yoga has the best effect on a person while still young.

– Swami Sivananda

Kids, Teens, and Familes

    Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams and Centers, was the first yogi in the West to teach Childrens’ Yoga. This tradition at the Sivananda ashrams by offering Childrens’ Yoga and Family camps

    • a ten-day overnight summer camp teaching children ages 7-14.
    • opportunity for children to practice the teachings of yoga in a fun, inspiring, and energetic way in the peaceful natural environment
    • offering practice of asana (yoga postures), meditation, calmness and relaxation, compassion, healthy living, nature studies, hiking, painting, sketching,
      participating in outside games and play time, a drama production with music and costume crafting, and trips to the refreshing surrounding attractions.
    • Karma Yoga will be introduced to the campers, including chores around the farm, cooking and gardening workshops, and caring for animals.
    • The ratio of counselors to children is 1:4, children have c wholesome organic vegetarian meals are served 4 times daily.
    • All children will benefit from daily Yoga classes and breathing exercises combined with relaxation.
    • They will learn about and practice mediation, the value of Karma Yoga ( selfless service ) and have their own children’s satsang with daily singing and inspiring stories.
    • There will also be plenty of time for swimming, fun and games, and special activities.
    • The camp is an uplifting environment and ideal to create a foundation for your child’s peaceful and healthy development.
    • We also offer a position for Junior Counselors, for campers who have been in our camp before, outgrew camp age and want to come back.

    Kids, Teens, and Familes

    Upcoming Dates

    Apr 15

    Kids Yoga Teacher Training

    April 15 @ 12:00 pm - April 19 @ 12:00 pm

    Peace is the most covetable possession on earth.  It is the greatest treasure in all the universe.

    – Swami Sivananda

    Gentle, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra

    Learn to adapt to stress

    These courses are geared towards people with limited flexibility and at the same time towards the students who need modified postures.  Yoga is a complete system of balancing body, mind, and spirit.  Yoga is for all body types and physical fitness levels.  The full benefits of yoga can be experienced using gentle and modified postures along with relaxation, proper breathing and concentration. 

    Gentle Yoga

    Gentle Yoga is designed for students who need to have the basic yoga postures modified due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility.  We have learned to modify the asanas so that these students can benefit from a physical practice as they build the strength and flexibility to perform the full postures.

    Who can practice

    • Beginners who are new to yoga
    • People who have not exercised or have stopped and would like to start.
    • Overweight, Underweight, or any other bodily weakness
    • Stiff, Weak, or Injured Spines
    • Office workers, Computer Workers with many hours sitting daily
    • People recovering from illness

    Restorative Yoga

    Restorative Yoga will introduce you to the basics knowledge of subtle energy, how to control it to bring back balance, deep relaxation and rejuvenation of the body. Yoga restores the body not only through the asana but also through pranayama, meditation, relaxation.

    Benefits

    • Increase Strength and Flexibility
    • Gaining confidence in your ability to more your body in an effective way
    • Increase your breathing capacity
    • Increase energy and vitality
    • Learn relaxation techniques to overcome stress
    • Learn healthy healing diet
    • Detoxify body and mind
    • Learn Positive thinking, remove fears and anxieties
    • Regain Peace and Joy through Meditation
    • Discover and Renew yourself with yoga philosophy
    • Develop healthy lifestyle habits

    Yoga Nidra

    Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep and is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness.  Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight.

    How Yoga Nidra is practiced

    During a class, teachers use a variety of techniques—including guided imagery and body scanning—to aid relaxation. Unlike a quick Savasana at the end of asana practice, Yoga Nidra allows enough time for practitioners to physiologically and psychologically sink into it—at least 20 to 45 minutes.

    Gentle, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra

    Upcoming Dates

    Feb 08

    Postural Correction with Yoga

    February 8 @ 12:00 pm - February 10 @ 12:00 pm
    Mar 08

    Yoga Health Intensive: Gentle Yoga For Seniors

    March 8 @ 12:00 pm - March 10 @ 12:00 pm
    May 20

    Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

    May 20 @ 12:00 pm - May 24 @ 12:00 pm

    To live is to Love. To love is to live. You live that you may learn to love.

    – Swami Sivananda

    Special Holiday Retreats and Celebrations

    We celebrate many holidays of both East and West

    Holidays Symposiums

    • Easter
    • Christmas
    • New Year

    Spiritual Celebrations

    • Chinese (Lunar) New Year
    • Sivaratri – all night vigil in honor of Lord Siva
    • Buddha Purnima
    • Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi Day
    • Guru Purnima –  full moon celebration
    • Krishna Jayanti – celebrating the birthday of Sri Krishna
    • Ganesha Chaturti – celebrating the birthday of Ganesh
    • Navaratri – 9 night celebration of the Divine Mother
    • Diwali –  Festival of Lights
    • Swami Vishnudevananda Mahasamadhi
    • Swami Vishnudevananda’s Birthday (December 31)

    Special Holiday Retreats and Celebrations

    Upcoming Dates

    Feb 01

    Tet Retreat: Yoga Philosophy for Peace & Happiness

    February 1 @ 12:00 pm - February 7 @ 12:00 pm
    Apr 12

    Kings Holiday Retreat

    April 12 @ 12:00 pm - April 15 @ 12:00 pm
    Apr 19

    Easter Retreat: Self Renewal

    April 19 @ 12:00 pm - April 21 @ 12:00 pm
    Apr 26

    Holiday Retreat: Reunification Retreat

    April 26 @ 12:00 pm - April 30 @ 12:00 pm

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    Yoga for All Levels

    The Sivananda Yoga for All Levels courses seek to empower individuals with classical Yoga tools and Self-knowledge to promote integral health, to reduce stress, to restore balance and a sense of purpose in one’s life.

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    Yoga Health Retreats

    Experience the benefits of a daily practice of Yoga techniques and get back your positive health. Health is in your hands and not in the hands of the doctors and the big Pharmaceutical companies who only address symptoms.

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    Yoga Vacation

    Reconnect with healthy, balanced living and develop a spiritual and positive vision of life. Come for the day or spend a couple weeks with us. Our volunteer staff is always happy to welcome and share their enthusiasm with you.

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