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Memorial Day Weekend Celebration: The Power of Bhakti Yoga, Kirtan, and MantrasWith Jorge Alfano, Paloma Devi, Jahidi, Srinivasan, Swami Gangananda, Satyadev & Satyabhama

Friday, May 24 @ 2:00 pm - Monday, May 27 @ 12:00 pm EDT


Cost: $95 + Accommodations


Join us for a weekend retreat that will honor life. Gratitude and reconciliation will be our insignia. From us, you will receive the best to commemorate this date: Yoga, meditation, silence, teachings, reflection, music, mantras, and peace. We will be accompanied by talented musicians and presenters to make this weekend a very special one.

Let’s open our mystical hearts and experience the power of Kirtan, mantras, and sacred music with amazing performances and workshops.

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
7:00pm      Orientation
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

 Saturday, Sunday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
1:00 pm    Workshop
4:00pm     Dedicated Relaxation Time = Hatha Yoga, sauna or time in nature.
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Special performances of Jorge Alfano & Paloma Devi
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
11:00am    Closing Circle
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

•   Thursday – 2:00pm
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)
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Jorge Alfano

Jorge’s career started at the age of 13. He studied at the National Conservatory “Lopez Buchardo” (Argentina), Mannes School of Music (NY USA), Indian music with G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan, Japanese ZEN Shakuhachi music with R. Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin Sensei ( Ki Sui An dojo in N.Y.) and Kurahashi Yoshio Sensei ( Mujuan dojo in Kyoto). At the same time, Jorge became one of New York’s most versatile session players. Notable artists that he has worked with include Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, Jorge Dalto, Richie Havens, Peter Erskine, and Robert Thomas Jr. (from Weather Report), Amit Chatterjee, Aashish Khan, Nyogetsu Seldin, Glen Velez, Nexus, Diane Krall, Trichy Sankaran, Paul Horn, Roberto Perera, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Laraaji, Guillherme Franco, Randy Crafton, Bridges, Badal Roy, Leon Gieco, Alejandro Lerner, Jose Jose, Yaya Diallo, Beaver Chief, Steven Halpern, Fushu Daiko and many others. As a soloist Jorge, has recorded many cd’s of world music, both as a player and a producer.

Paloma Devi

Paloma Devi is a conduit for the sacred sound current and has been a lifelong spiritual devotee. She is a soul singer, ethnic dancer, and seasoned Yogini. As an Internationally recognized Teacher and Singer, her voice carries the sadhana (spiritual discipline) of her 26 years of Yoga practice and has been heard by millions around the world. As a musician, she’s traveled as a music partner to Guruganesha Singh, founder of Spirit Voyage records and together they embarked on multiple international tours- one of the most notable was an international journey with Deva Premal, Miten, Manose, and Maneesh De Moor. Maneesh was the co-producer of her solo debut album “Let it be So” available on iTunes, YogiTunes, and Spirit Voyage Records. www.palomadevi.com   


Jahidi studied Indian classical tabla with his guru, tabla master Pandit Sharda Sahai for more than 20 years. A drummer since childhood, Jahidi explored shamanic sound healing for decades, creating his own modality of sound healing called Rhythmic Resonance Healing. For the last 15 years, Jahidi has been providing sound healing in individual and group settings, supporting people in trauma release and in activating their highest healing potential. Jahidi has presented as a TEDx speaker, and he has performed with world class musicians such as Deva Premal, Miten and Manose. Jahidi holds a deep container of heart medicine, inviting us to surrender to our heart’s deepest love and wisdom.



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.

Swami Gangananda

Senior teacher in the Sivananda lineage. Swamiji spent 30 years practicing and teaching by the Ganges in Uttarkashi, India.  Now she resides at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in New York.  Swamiji teaches with a friendly smile and a big heart.

Satyadev and Satyabhama

Satyadev (from Germany) is an Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teacher and since 2005 has been one of the main Hatha Yoga teachers in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the Bahamas, Colombia, and Argentina. And together with Satyabhama (from Colombia) are called to share the valuable teachings that have given them a lot of internal wealth in their lives.


Friday, May 24 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4
Monday, May 27 @ 12:00 pm UTC-4


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


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch