Yoga Retreats California #5
Sivananda Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, California
Have you heard Sivananda Yoga? If not you might want to do a little research on it before booking a retreat here. It was founded by Swami Sivananda and there are 9 Ashrams around the world. This location in California is one of those special places, where you can obtain a teaching certificate to teach Sivananda Yoga. It’s style is less demanding than something like Ashtanga or Bikram Yoga. Although it is less physically demanding the routine schedule of your stay can be a challenge for some. You wake at 5:30am for morning satsang and a 2 hour asana and pranayama followed by vegetarian brunch. You then have Karma Yoga- a selfless service to the Ashram followed by another Yoga class at 4pm, Then it’s time for dinner and lastly evening satsang. Note you’re only eating 2 times per day.
Know before you go: This is a modest community- it is asked that you cover shoulders and do not ever display nudity. Please wear loose fitting clothes that are comfortable and simple (ie your tight yoga pants are a no no here)
Please note they do take their Karma Yoga seriously, you will be required to do this and it will not be overlooked.
Reviews: 8 reviews= 5 excellent, 2 very good, 1 average
Type of yoga: Sivananda
Child minding available? no but they do host kids camps
Other Activities (other than yoga): walks and relaxation, but really this is a retreat to immerse yourself in yoga.
Rates below are per night, 2 vegetarian meals per day included.
Some retreats, like the TTC, will have special pricing.
Dorm (4 person): $65
Double (2 person): $85
Private (1 person): $140
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) : $195
Deluxe Cabin (family of 2) : $240
Deluxe Cabin (family of 3) : $285
The double deluxe cabin must be booked for two people together
Please note that a $15 surcharge applies during holidays.
If you prefer to sleep closer to nature in the fresh, open air you can bring your own camping gear. There are deck platforms designated for tenting.
Non Yogi partners welcome? no participation is mandatory
Food: 2 vegetarian meals served and included per day
Dates: on going through out the year with some special events