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Harvest and Envisioning – Gathering Fruits and Going Within
with Jared Williams & Lala Montoya (Bhakti)

Friday, September 27, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019


Harvest and Envisioning - Gathering Fruits and Going Within at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Jared Williams & Lala Montoya (Bhakti)

Tuition: $50 + Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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A “Food Forest” is a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems. It incorporates fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, and perennial vegetables, which have yields directly useful to humans and beyond. Join us for a weekend of harvesting, sharing the taste of the fall apples and hardy kiwis, learning practices for preserving the harvest, and managing the garden so we can put it to rest, go within for healing in the winter, and be ready for the spring.

This weekend we will dive deeply into the permaculture principles: Apply self regulation, accept feedback, and creatively use and respond to change. This workshop is for those with some or no practice in growing their own fruits or vegetables. It’s great for the forest, backyard or window farmer. Please bring rain jackets, outdoor boots and clothes for cold and rainy fall weather, as well as comfy clothes for yoga and Satsang.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Permaculture Workshop & Theory
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Friday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Jared Williams & Lala Montoya (Bhakti)

Based out of Saugerties NY, they are developing a network of communities and individuals who work in partnership towards resilience and abundance. Lala, with a background in fine arts and education, brings creativity and a DIY attitude to the table. Jared, with experience in design and love for architecture, provides a more technical direction. Together, they travel, learn and teach permaculture. Currently they are developing projects in Kenya, Colombia, and Upstate New York which include; seed/food revival education, community building and creating permaculture demonstration sites.

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Friday, September 27, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch