Calendar

In addition to the yoga classes twice daily, and silent meditation and chanting in the morning and evening, the Yoga Camp offers many special programs, courses and other events.

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2014

April

Planning your Herbal garden with Gita and Gauri Devi- April 25th – 27th

It’s spring! Learn how to prepare your own herbal garden. A look at different ways of setting up your gardens, ideas for all sizes, choosing plants and herbs to cultivate for teas, herbal creams and medicinal purposes.

Staying/Resident guests – Free of charge
Visitors – $30 (workshop,one yoga class, one meal and Satsang all inclusive)
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May

Yoga for Back Care with Kumari May 2nd-4th

Learn how to relieve acute and chronic back conditions through modifying asanas and applying principles that support healing. Daily workshops as well as classes introducing specific back care exercises

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Yoga for the Soul with Kumari May 6th-9th

Experience your consciousness through sound, movement, breath work, yoga postures and deep, guided relaxation.

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Sweat Lodge weekend – May 9th-11th

Sweat lodge, often referred to as a ceremonial sauna, is a practice of purification through prayer and songs. Come and experience an old tradition that our native ancestors would practice.

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Open House – May 10th

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp invites you to attend our free Open House, Saturday may 10th. We supply mats and cushions. We also offer a beginners course, every Tuesday and Thursday, from may 13th to 29th.

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Beginners course May 13th-29th

Beginners course in french, twice a week on tuesday and thursday, from 6:00pm-7.30pm. There will be six classes in total for 72$.

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Sacred Sounds Workshop with Alain Beaulieu May 16th-18th

Join us in discovering the healing power of sound. This workshop includes: Mantras chanting with drumming, a vibratory concert with eclectic percussion instruments to create a new energetic equilibrium and guided meditation to raise the vibratory level.

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Installing Your Herbal Garden May 30th-June 1st

A hands-on workshop, preparing herbal beds, learning techniques on how to extend your season and adding natural nourishment and boosts to your plant beds.

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June

Introduction to Gardening and Permculture with Gauri Devi  June 2nd-8th

A weeklong in depth look at the theory and practice of permaculture, the pros and cons of organic gardening styles and how to integrate sustainability into your busy life. Curriculum includes: *How does permaculture and organic gardening relate to a yogic lifestyle *How to create cold and hot composting to fertilize your gardens from your own household waste *The importance of using rain-catchment systems *Mulching and planting techniques And more!

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Juice Fasting and Detoxification Program with Frank Jensen (Parameshwara) : June 8th– 21st

Based on the ancient yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques) and inspired by the work of Dr Bernard Jensen and Dr Max Gerson this programme offers a two-week fasting programme on fruit juices and vegetable broth. It includes holistic therapies with herbs, massage and colon cleansing. Participants of the Fasting Program will partake in all the regular activities of the Ashram. By combining the practice of yoga and fasting the practitioner acquires a transformation on the physical level but also on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

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Sadhana Intensive June 8th–22nd

Open to Sivananda-certified teachers, this two-week training course is unique in the West. The programme was devised by Swami Vishnudevananda to encompass the discipline and experiences of his own intensive hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. Students work towards eight hours of hatha yoga practice per day, which is balanced by the study of scriptures. Successful graduates will receive a certificate from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.

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Vegetarian Cooking Certification Course with Neeti Bhatia June 23rd–29th

Are you in love with Indian food but can’t tell the difference between Garam Masala and coriander? Learn the art of mixing flavors and available local spices to create tasty dishes in the traditional old world Northern Indian style of cooking. Dishes include dals/beans, yogurt based sauces, paneer (cheese), rice and Indian breads. Neeti has been teaching cooking for 5 years and enjoys sharing her love of Indian Cusine with beginners or seasoned cooks. Fees: $300+Accommodation

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Meditation Weekend with Surya June 27th-29th

Surya is a student of Swami Vishnudevananda, having spent much time with him personally. She is an educator and a certified yoga teachers with more than 25 years of experience. The workshops with Surya will look at the philosophy and psychology of meditation, and learning concentration and meditation techniques in order to attain a peaceful state of mind. She will guide you through various sitting postures for the purpose of meditation, breathing exercises, concentration, visualisation and discuss the main obstacles encountered in the practice of meditation.

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Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course June 29th – 27th July

A four-week intensive course covering all aspects of yoga in theory and practice — a profound personal experience in which daily life is fully integrated into the yoga training. Gives a firm foundation for teaching as well as strengthening personal practice.

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July

Classical Indian Dance concert with Uma Vasudevan and Vasu Govindrajan on Mrdangam- July 5th

An accomplished dancer, Uma Vasudevan hails from a family, in which music and dance have been the focus of life for many generations. Vasu is an accomplished percussionist who has performed worldwide.

More information about Uma Vasudevan and Vasu visit their website www.umavasudevan.com
Guest Residents: Events included. Non-Residents: $15


 

Kids’ Camp July 5th-26th

Kids’ Camp combines the beauty and discipline of yoga with the fun of camp. Children will develop a love of nature, learn to respect all religions and begin to experience the inner silence and peace that comes through the practice of yoga and meditation. There is plenty of time for swimming, fun and games, with the goal of fostering the qualities of co-operation, respect and friendship. Special activities outside the Yoga Camp include canoeing, hiking, and vegetarian cookouts. As children come from all over the world, they learn to appreciate and respect people of all cultures and religions.

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Vedic Astrology with Stephen Quong July 7th-12th

Study astrology, yoga and spirituality via the ancient Jyotisha system with one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary masters of Vedic astrology, Astro-Palmistry, Feng Shui and Spiritual Healing.

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Positive Thinking with Swami Sitaramananda July 14th-20th

Yoga philosophy and psychology have a wealth of techniques and information to help us handle stress, negative feelings and thoughts. Swami Sita, a senior disciple of Swami Vishnu and head of the Yoga Farm in California, will conduct daily workshops on the power of positive thinking in all areas of life based on the 4 classical paths of Yoga.

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Vedic Astrology and Yoga with Komilla Sutton July 17th-19th

Learn how Vedic Astrology shows the karma, both good and bad, we bring into our lives and how yoga can help resolve the issues that are revealed.


 

Kaavadi- Chariot Festival July 20th

Kaavadi is a dance performed by devotees in devotion to Lord Subramanya. Join us at the Subramanya/Ayappa Temple for a day of festivities and devotion!


 

Concert with Atmarama Dasa July 21st

Atmarama Dasa, devotional singer and composer of sacred music, has become known for his power to transmit bhakti – spiritual devotion and shakti – divine energy. For the past 25 years he has been residing in India, in the sacred place of Vrindavan, the holy dham of Lord Krishna.

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Bhagavad Gita with Neeti July 21st-25th

The Gita is a conversation between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his teacher Krishna on a variety of philosophical concepts. The Gita upholds the essence and the philosophical tradition of the Upanishads. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss in detail some of the teachings to gain a better understanding of Yoga and Vedanta.5 days of workshops exploring India’s most beloved scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

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Meditation Weekend with Surya July 25th-27th

Surya is a student of Swami Vishnudevananda, having spent much time with him personally. She is an educator and a certified yoga teachers with more than 25 years of experience. The workshops with Surya will look at the philosophy and psychology of meditation, and learning concentration and meditation techniques in order to attain a peaceful state of mind. She will guide you through various sitting postures for the purpose of meditation, breathing exercises, concentration, visualisation and discuss the main obstacles encountered in the practice of meditation.

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Understanding Your Dharma with Dhira Chaitanya July 28th-August 1st

Explore how your choices of action in life affect everything from karma to the power of forgiveness to parenting and teaching values to our children. Sri Dhira Chaitanya has been a student of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati since his childhood and the co-author of the 10-year Vedic Heritage Teaching Program for children which is currently being used in schools in India and in communities all over the world.

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Returning to the Source- TTC Refresher Course July 28th- August 2nd

Reignite the flames of the foundational Sivananda Yoga teachings while connecting with fellow teachers from around the world! Being a yoga teacher is a lifelong learning experience and often requires fresh perspectives on the traditional methods in our changing world. Come renew your commitment to yourself and your students to stay inspired and continue to effectively share the yogic principles while living them. Besides the regular daily schedule, participation in morning guided pranayama practice; hands-on asanas and corrections workshops and Gita chanting are all a mandatory part of the course. Led by senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda. Advanced registration required – half price accommodations for all teachers. Certificate of Attendance on completion.

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Family week with Arjuna July 28th- August 3rd

Fun and Yoga for the whole family. We offer a schedule of daily family activities including games, theatre, music, arts and crafts and outdoor activities (biking, canoeing, nature walks and more), as well as kids’ yoga classes and meditation (Parental supervision of children is required).

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August

Lecture on Vaastu Shastra with Olga Mandodari Sokolova- August 1st 8pm

Discover the ancient science of Vaastu Shastra or Healing Architecture, a 10.000 year old Indian practice of designing and constructing buildings to influence peace and prosperity. In this form of design, ancient principles and guidelines are applied to residential homes, public spaces and places of worship.



 

Concert with Folk Singer and Gospel Songwriter Ken Whiteley August 2nd

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music. Kens’ rhythm is sure to get your hands clapping and puts a smile on your face. His tunes are enjoyed by the whole family.



 

Creating Your Own Personal Meditation Rug with Olga Mandodari Sokolova- August 2nd-3rd

This four hour educational hands-on workshop teaches how to create your personal Meditation Rug energetically balanced with you and with the Space around you.

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Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course August 3rd-31st

Built on the foundation of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course, the Advanced Teachers’ Training Course offers inspiration and guidance to students interested in deepening their own personal practice as well as giving advanced techniques to those who want to teach at a higher level.

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Thai Yoga Massage – Applied Yoga Therapy Level 1 & 2 Certification Course – with Albert Swiercz (Krishna) August 4th-16th

Thai Yoga Massage is a dynamic Applied Yoga Therapy which combines the postures and breath work of hatha yoga with the pressure application techniques and energy work of Thai massage, which has its roots in Traditional Chinese massage. In this unique system the practitioner, working one on one, guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures whilestimulating the body’s energy lines and pressure points.

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Healing the Emotional Body with Surya August 8th-10th

Surya is a student of Swami Vishnudevananda, having spent much time with him personally. She is an educator and a certified yoga teachers with more than 25 years of experience. Through the workshops, Surya will explore emotions and their nature, explaining how they create our reality. Learn to identify the habitual emotional patterns and how to apply practical tools, which will result in a more healthy and balanced body and mind.

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Classical Indian music concert with Hasu Patel – August 9th

Hasu Patel, disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb, is one of the few world class female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. As a performer, composer, and educator, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating the traditional music of ancient India in its pristine purity. For more information about Hasu Patel visit her website www.hasupatel.com.

Guest residents: events included. Non-residents: $15.


 

Mahabharata Workshop with Neeti August 11th-15th

Explore how the teachings in this important Indian scripture can be applied to day-today life.

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Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking Certification Course with Dr Sonal Bhatt- August 16th-23rd

This seven-day intensive course is designed to give the student a sound understanding of the Ayurvedic nutrition and food combinations that empower health and digestion. Students will learn how to plan well balanced, nutritious vegetarian meals made from grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, fat, spices and herbs, based on Ayurvedic principles.

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Bansuri and Tabla concert with GS Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri- August 16th

GS Sachdev and Swapan ChaudhuriSachdev is acknowledged as a world master of the Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute), and has created a rare form of instant communication with audiences through his music. Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is considered to be one of the great masters of tabla in the world.

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Creating Sand Mandalas with Lama Tenzin August 18th

A mandala is a cosmic diagram that represents the dwelling place or celestial mansion of a deity. Both the deity, who reside in the mandala and the mandala itself are recognized as pure expressions of Buddha’s fully enlightened mind. The teacher, The Venerable Lama Tenzin Yignyen is an ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk. He holds a degree of “Master of Sutra and Tantra” studies from the Namgyal Monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India.

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification Course with Dr Marc Halpern  - August 18th-29th

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners and those with a background in the healing arts. Participants who teach yoga will learn how to adapt yoga classes toward the specific needs of each individual. The course provides deeper instruction in the use of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation for healing based upon ayurvedic principles. Course graduates will receive a certificate from the California College of Ayurveda.

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Making Macrobiotic Treats with Lalita Chaitanya- August 20th-21st

Learn to make yogic vegetarian snacks that provide balanced energy. These treats are deliciously satisfying for everyone, including vegans and those on gluten-free diets, and participants in these hands-on sessions will learn some basic macrobiotic cooking principles. The workshops will focus on creating the following two delicious treats!
Vegetarian Sushi Rolls: These sushi rolls, made with tempeh, are mini balanced meals in themselves.
Aduki “Fudge” Brownies:This macrobiotic dessert, an alternative to regular fudge brownies, will give you a protein boost, rather than a spike in blood-sugar levels.

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Transforming Emotion through Devotion with Lalita Chaitanya- August 22nd-23rd

Explore devotional practices and experience their power lift your heart and mind. In Bhakti Yoga, we approach the Divine through love, and as we grow in love, we see the Divine in all and experience it as our own true nature

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Art of Positive Thinking with Mahadev Chaitanya- August 26th-27th

Every thought that you have is infinitely sent out into the universe and actually begins to manifest. The yogis have known this for many, many years and during these workshops we will be investigating the power of thoughts and how to cultivate a positive, optimistic outlook on life, in addition to the daily practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation for relaxation of body and mind

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Asana Variations Course with Tejas August 29th- September 2nd

Explore the practice and theory of variations derived from the basic Sivananda sequence. Suitable for students and teachers alike for a look at anatomy that relates to asana variations and how to incorporate them into your own personal practice. Fee: $200 + 4 nights accommodation

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September

Raw Food Workshop with Miki & Lisa September 1st-7th

Come learn about and experience preparing and eating delicious raw foods and their many health benefits. Fee: $250+ accommodation

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H.H. Swami Sivananda Maharaj’s birthday – September 8th

Master Sivananda birthday celebration will be held at the Master statues at the Sivananda Yoga Camp at 14:00.

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Open House – September 13th

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp invites you to attend our free Open House, Saturday September 13th. We supply mats and cushions. We also offer a beginners course, every Tuesday and Thursday, from september 16th-October 2nd.

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Beginners course September 16th – October 2nd

Beginners course in french, twice a week on tuesday and thursday, from 6:00pm-7.30pm. There will be six classes in total for 72$.

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Meditation Intensive with Swami Shivabhaktananda September 17th-21st

Deepen your practice using different techniques and aids for concentration and introspection through a detailed look on how the first limbs of Raja Yoga create the foundation for meditation.

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Navaratri September 25th – October 3rd

Navaratri, or the nine nights of the Divine Mother, will be held at the Subramanya Ayyappa Temple, where pujas and devotional chants will be done in praise of the Devi.

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Sweat Lodge weekend – September 26th-28th

Sweat lodge, often referred to as a ceremonial sauna, is a practice of purification through prayer and songs. Come and experience an old tradition that our native ancestors would practice.

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