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How to Live Like a Yogi
with Swami Asokananda

Friday, March 8, 2019 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

How to Live Like a Yogi at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Swami Asokananda

Tuition: Accommodation or Ashram day rate only

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This programs explores simple lifestyle tips for an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life.

The Friday night satsang will focus on How To Live Like A Yogi. You don’t need to do anything extraordinary to be a good yogi. It is not necessary to have an extreme practice—it can actually be counterproductive. What is needed is to gradually develop a lifestyle that nourishes your body, mind, and soul. In this Satsang Swami Asokananda will share what a day in the life of a yogi looks like, including how does a yogi approach sleep; what are some simple guidelines to keep our digestive fire bright; and how to find a balance between work and self-care.

The Saturday afternoon workshop will focus on Demystifying Meditation: Making Friends with Your Mind. Most of us have enough stress in our life. Let’s not make meditation one more hard thing to do. This workshop will explore if there is a more effective way to practice than trying to stop the thoughts; how the practice can help you to understand and deepen the connection to yourself; and how to keep your practice enjoyable and inspiring year in and year out. Swami Asokananda will introduce a simple three-step approach to meditation that has kept his meditation interesting, meaningful, and rejuvenating for over 45 years.

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    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Optional Activity (coaching class, walk or other activity)
2:00pm      Workshop
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    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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Swami Asokananda

Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of the primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the president of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.

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, March 8, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch