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Life is Prana – practices for vitality to overcome our ‘addictiveness’ with Chandika

Sunday, August 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Stress Relief and Relaxation Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Cost: $95 + Accommodations


Struggling with unhealthy habits you wish you could change but don’t know how?  There is a solution.  Replace limiting behaviors, thought patterns, self-sabotage and addictive tendencies with the practices of Yoga of Recovery.  Together we will discover how specific practices can help remedy naturally occurring disturbances in prana (energy) that leave us feeling tired, wired, in pain or stressed out.  We’ll learn some short, simple practices to manage our feeling states and allow us to feel vital and alive without having to resort to external sources for stimulation, sedation etc.  This five day retreat is based on Yoga of Recovery’s Life is Prana teachings.

Program Schedule

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
11-12pm     Karma Yoga
12:15-1:45   Life is prana class with Chandika
2-3pm         12 step meeting with Chandika
3-4:30pm     free time
4:30-6pm    Yoga Nidra session for course participants with Chandika
6:00pm       Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights 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

•   1st day- 2:00pm
•   last day- 12:00pm (room checkout)
Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?See more information


Open to all. We suggest at least three months of continuous sobriety for AUD/SUD guests, as we are not a medical/detox facility (if this is the level of care you need please seek appropriate help immediately). Please contact us if you feel able to attend in your early sobriety—we’d like to ensure that the retreat is the best option for you. Those with eating disorders or behavioral addictions (relationships, gambling, spending, etc.) should have enough stability to embark on this work.

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Chandika Chris, 500hr RYT, C-IAYT Candidate
Dedicated yoga student and enthusiast, Chandika/Chris has been a member of the Yoga of Recovery community since 2016 when she first met Durga Leela at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas.  It was there Chandika/Chris felt the healing powers of Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as, 12 step recovery and has continued to take deeper and deeper dives into her yoga practices and studies.  With a strong devotion to the practice, study, and teaching of Yoga and 12 step recovery Chandika has a desire to share these valuable teachings.



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


Sunday, August 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4
Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm UTC-4


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


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch