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Sacred Sounds Memorial Weekend Celebration
with Jorge Alfano, Paloma Devi & Jeff Deen

Friday, May 25, 2018 - Monday, May 28, 2018

Sacred Sounds Memorial Weekend Celebration at The Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Jorge Alfano
Paloma Devi
Jeff Deen

Tuition: $15/workshop or $30 for all four workshops
– plus –
Accommodation or Ashram day rate
($25/night holiday surcharge applies)

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Experience the power of music during this magical weekend. Three talented musicians will be exploring the world’s spiritual traditions through music: Jorge Alfano, Paloma Devi & Jeff Deen.

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.



2:00pm->  Check-in
4:00pm      Asana & Pranayama Class
6:00pm      Organic Homemade Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang (Meditation, Kirtan/Chanting, Spiritual Lecture)
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang (Meditation, Kirtan/Chanting, Spiritual Lecture)
8:00am      Asana & Pranayama Class
10:00am    Organic Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga, Opportunity to Offer Selfless Service
12:00pm    Workshop: Jorge Alfano: Deep Listening and Nada Yoga
2:00pm      Workshop: Jeff Deen: Drumantra
4:00pm      Asana & Pranayama class
6:00pm      Organic Dinner
8:00pm      Concert – Music from a Sacred World: Concert with Jorge Alfano, Jeff Deen & Paloma Devi
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang (Meditation, Kirtan/Chanting, Spiritual Lecture)
8:00am      Asana & Pranayama Class
10:00am    Organic Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga, Opportunity to Offer Selfless Service
12:00pm    Workshop: Jeff Deen: Reprogramming the Mind and Body through Sound
2:00pm      Workshop: Paloma Devi
4:00pm      Asana & Pranayama Class
6:00pm      Organic Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang (Meditation, Kirtan/Chanting, Spiritual Lecture)
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang or Silent Walk
8:00am      Asana & Pranayama Class
10:00am    Organic Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga, Opportunity to Offer Selfless Service
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.

‘Deep Listening and Nada Yoga,’ Rev. Jorge Alfano, Sat 12pm

The art of ‘Deep Listening’ will allow us to not only listen with our ears but also use our higher listening senses and in this way listen to ourselves and others with a whole set of new tools, these will provide a better relationship with our inner world as well as the ‘outer world’ of Resonance with nature, humans, animals, etc. This will take us into the ancient practice of NADA YOGA, the yoga of sound, as taught by Swami Sivananda of India. We’ll learn how to listen to our nervous systems through the Anahata sounds, elemental listening and Chakra activation through the Bija Mantras for the purpose of everyday wellness, psychological and spiritual well-being. ‘Cymatics,’ the amazing visual demonstration of matter modified by vibration, will guide us into the awareness of how life and the universe (inside and outside) is affected by sound, including the healing and prevention of cellular ‘disharmony’ or stress as explained by Dr. Hans Jenny.

‘DRUMANTRA: Mantra Chanting, Guided Meditation Journey & Drumming,’ Jeff Deen, Sat 2pm

Join tabla player and sound healer Jeff Deen of Drumming for Wellness on a guided meditation journey and mantra practice that will open you heart, reprogram limiting beliefs and energy patterns and activate dormant potentials within you. Jeff combines specific rhythmic patterns on the tabla with the rhythms of particular Sanskrit mantras to create a more impactful mantra practice. The rhythms of the drums and mantras, combined with guided imagery, create a unique meditation journey- an exploration of the power of sound to transform your energy.

‘Reprogramming the Mind and Body through Sound,’ Jeff Deen, Sun 12pm

Join drummer and sound healer Jeff Deen of Drumming for Wellness on this experiential journey into the power of sound and rhythm as tools for transformation of consciousness and as tools for healing the body. Experience which frequencies resonate with your current energy state and your desired energy state. We will be focusing on specific intentions, amplified by sound, in order to reprogram the cellular memories of our bodies. You will be given tools and techniques that you can apply at home to continue upgrading your energy system through sound and intention.

Arrival & Departure Information

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

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

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Jorge Alfano

Jorge’s career started at the age of 13 when a singer ask him to play the bass on her tour. Since then, Jorge has never stopped being involved in music, not only performing but also teaching and producing. Even tough he started playing the bass, he has played many different instruments from around the world. His specialty are flutes and string instruments. His passion for world music took him to work with great musicians of all traditions and to study with great masters till today. 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. He recently performed for His Holiness the 14th DALAI LAMA of Tibet. www.jorgealfano.com

Paloma Devi

Paloma Devi, soul singer, ethnic dancer and seasoned yogini, is expanding the global conscious community with her gifts of wisdom, love, and devotion. Paloma is a world-traveller, embracing all cultures and serving as a member of the collective consciousness.

Jeff Deen

Jeff Deen was born with music in his heart and rhythm in his hands. Through drumming, Jeff is able to share a gift of empowerment, upliftment and healing. Jeff and his drums are instruments of healing. A former attorney, Jeff currently divides his schedule between performing and composing as a musician, and facilitating sacred transformational drumming circles. Jeff’s mission is to connect people with their innermost essence and to connect people to each other through transformational and meditative drumming. For Jeff, drumming is a sacred activity, one which connects him to the infinite state of presence, love and peace that some would call the Divine. Through his drumming, Jeff is able to transmit this deep state of presence and connection to the audience or participants in the sacred drum circle. Jeff invites others to join him in a state of intense presence, with the drums anchoring that state. When several are joined together in this state of presence, communion and receptivity, profound transformation and healing may occur. www.drummingforwellness.com

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, May 25, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch