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This amazing retreat is ideal for beginners or those new to Sivananda yoga. It will give you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting, and yoga philosophy as well as covering the five points of yoga. You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals. You will leave rested and refreshed with the basic knowledge of how to continue to practice at home.
During this retreat, you will have the option of having private or shared accommodation.
Half a size larger than the siva cabins and located close to the central yoga halls, these extremely comfortable, spacious cabins are tastefully furnished and decorated. Watch the deer wander by from the front porch with sunshade. For your comfort, an air conditioner, propane heater, and ceiling fan are provided; furnishings include a desk and chairs, dresser or wardrobe, and a sitting area. A small refrigerator, dishes, and cutlery are provided. Options for single, double, or triple occupancy are available. The shanti cabins include private bathrooms with showers.
Pleasant and simple lodging that can be booked as single, double, or dormitory-style for four with two bunk beds. The om cabins are placed in a peaceful and tranquil setting, on a gentle hillside overlooking the pond and surrounded by the natural beauty of the ashram. Each cabin is named for a different virtue, such as happiness or contentment. It is furnished with a dresser, desk, night stand, ceiling fan, and propane heater. Om cabin guests share a nearby bath house.
Nestled at the base of Siva Temple hill and offering a beautiful view of the valley, these five cabins are their newest accommodations. They feature an outdoor porch, bamboo wood flooring, are built with high grade materials, and can be booked for either single or double occupancy. Furnished with a side table, dresser, and propane heater, each cabin has a private bathroom, including shower.
Guests may bring their own tent and gear and camp on the land. Sleep closer to nature in the fresh, open air. There are deck platforms designated for tenting.
This retreat will take place at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is situated on 80 acres of land in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 2000 feet, with a great population of oaks and pines. The ashram provides a residential setting where spiritual practitioners of all levels can deepen their practice through the study of classical yoga, meditation, and Vedanta.
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The price of this retreat includes two buffet-style organic, vegetarian meals prepared according to yogic and Ayurvedic dietary principles. Please note that meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions, and caffeinated beverages are absent from the menu.
For an additional cost, Ayurvedic consultations and wellness massage therapies are available year round by appointment.
Please book your flight to arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Once there, please transfer to the Auburn railway station. Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm will pick you up from station. The pick-up is included in the price.
It is recommended that you book Amtrak train or bus service from San Francisco to the Auburn station where one staff member will pick you up there to transport you to the retreat premises. Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART departs from San Francisco International Airport (SFO); look for the "BART" signs or ask at any information booth for directions. Travel on BART to Richmond Station and transfer there to Amtrak Station, it is a short one minute indoor walk.
From there, continue on Amtrak to Auburn Station. Please contact Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm at least one day ahead of your travel to advise your plans so that they may arrange to meet you upon arrival in Auburn. The pick-up is included in the price.
It is recommended that you book Amtrak train or bus service from Sacramento to the Auburn station where one staff member will pick you up there to transport you to the retreat premises. You may take the airport shuttle to the Amtrak station in Sacramento and transfer there. Please contact Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm at least one day ahead of your travel to advise your plans so that they may arrange to meet you upon arrival in Auburn. The pick-up is included in the price.
Supershuttle is also available if you would like a direct ride to the ashram or to Auburn.