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Guru Purnima & 4th of July Retreat: Bhakti Yoga to Cultivate Faithwith Swami Sitaramananda, Srinivasan, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Ken Whiteley, Pundit Samavedula & Hasu Patel

Saturday, July 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - Wednesday, July 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Cost: Accommodations + $150 Tuition

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This year we will celebrate Guru Purnima and 4th of July at the Yoga Ranch.  We will have a special puja and homa ceremony performed by Pundit Samavedula for Guru Purnima, which is the most important day of the year for remember the guru.  We will have workshops and talks by all the swamis and teachers as well as concerts with Ken Whiteley and Hasu Patel.

Program Schedule

Saturday, July 1
12pm Arrival
02:00pm Workshop – Steps to peace of mind – Swami Dharma
04:00pm Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
06:00pm Organic Vegetarian Dinner
07:30pm Satsang: Guru – Swami sita

Sunday, July 2
06:00am Satsang: Three levels of faith – Swami Sita
08:00am Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
10:00am Organic Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)
12:00pm Workshop – Swami Sita: 4 truths and 7 practices for selfless love
02:00pm Workshop – Srinivasan – Teaching on bhakti from B. Gita. Chapter 12
04:00pm Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
06:00pm Organic Vegetarian Dinner
07:30pm Satsang: Swami Dharmananda on 9 modes of bhakti

Monday, July 3 (Guru Purnima)
06:00am Homa & Puja with Pundit Samavedula (Ganapati, Guru, Sudarshana, Dakshina murti)
08:00am Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
10:00am Organic Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)
12:00pm Dakshina Murti Mantras workshop – Pundit Samavedula
02:00pm Hasu Patel – Music Workshop
04:00pm Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
06:00pm Organic Vegetarian Dinner
07:30pm Concert: Hasu Patel

Tuesday, July 4
06:00am Satsang: Srinivasan
08:00am Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
10:00am Organic Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)
12:00pm Workshop – Swami Adi on Pranayama
02:00pm Ken Whiteley Workshop
04:00pm Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
06:00pm Organic Vegetarian Dinner
07:30pm Concert: Ken Whiteley

Wed. July 5
06:00am Satsang: Swami Sita – Stories of faith
08:00am Asanas and Pranayama (All-Levels Yoga Class)
10:00am Organic Vegetarian Brunch

* 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

•   1st day – 2:00pm
•   last day – 12:00pm (room checkout, please stay of for workshop)
Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Teachers

Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Ashram Vedanta Yoga Farm, California and the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Vietnam.  She is acharya of China, Taiwan, and Japan as well. Swamiji is the organizer and teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training (SYHET) program, an 800-hour program on yoga therapy, accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Swami Sitaramananda is the author of “Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy” (translated in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Russian), “Positive Thinking Manual”, “Karma Yoga Manual”, “Meditation Manual”, “Swamiji Said, a collection of teachings by Swami Vishnu” in His Own Words. She is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of “Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga” (CIBY) and “Meditation & Mantras” by Swami Vishnu. Many of her video & audio lectures on Yoga life, philosophy, and psychology as well as articles and webinars can be found on this website.

Swami Sita is an ardent supporter of the integration of the Vedic sciences such as Vastu, Jyotish, Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. She is an international teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses and Advanced Yoga teachers’ Training courses, as well as Meditation and Vedanta & Silence Courses both in Sivananda Ashrams in Vietnam and in Grass Valley, CA.

Srinivasan

Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and Yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda, and now teaches around the world, continuing to carry the teachings as a direct disciple. As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.

Pundit Samavedula is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit who was trained in the Vedas beginning at age 7.  He attended the Shri Sarva Raya Veda Patha Shala school in South India, and after 12 years of study, received his Master’s Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit).  Panditji has been coming to the Yoga Farm and Vietnam since 2009 performing pujas, homas, and giving workshops on mantras and rituals.  He has a very powerful voice and when he teaches he uses humor to keep everyone engaged and inspired.

Ken Whiteley is one of Canada’s most respected grassroots musicians. Drawing on his incredibly rich background in blues, gospel, and folk styles, his performances are presented with humor, energy, and grace.

 

 

Hasu Patel

Hasu Patel is a disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb is one of the few distinguished 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 in its pristine purity the fascinating, highly evolved classical music of Ancient India.

Swami Dharmananda

Swami Dharmananda is the assistant director and spiritual advisor to staff and students of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, where he teaches yoga and meditation in the Teacher Training Course. He presents the classical teachings in a practical and accessible way to people of all backgrounds.

Swami Adi Parashaktiananda

Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a Hatha Yoga teacher for more than 10 years. He has taught the Hatha yoga section in many International Sivananda Teachers Training Courses in many countries Vietnam, China, USA and has taught many Hatha Yoga intensive courses. He is a dedicated sadhak and pranayama practitioner.

Teachers are subject to change.

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

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

Details

Start:
Saturday, July 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4
End:
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4

Venue

Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788 United States
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Organizer

The Sivananda Yoga Ranch
Phone:
845-436-6492
Email:
yogaranchregistration@sivananda.org
Website:
sivanandayogaranch.org