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Simple Living & High Thinking Weekend Retreat in the Special 50-year Celebration of the Sivananda Yoga Ranchwith Satyadev & Satyabhama

Friday, June 21 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, June 23 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Cost: $70 + Accommodations


How to live a hundred years? “Simple life, high thinking” is the answer given by Swami Sivananda. How to be happy all the time? Same answer, simple living, and high thinking.

But we know that nowadays “simple living and high thinking” is a very difficult thing to practice. They seem easy things at first, but they are very hard to integrate into our daily lives. The tendency is quite the opposite, always towards high living and low thinking.

In this 3-day retreat, we will learn important steps to navigate through this concept and to bring back home the tools needed to generate positive patterns in the mind and in our lives. Health and happiness are our birthrights. Let’s learn together how to manifest it.

This program is part of the 4-week celebration in tribute to the 50 years of existence of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch. We are happy to celebrate it with you!

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
7:00pm      Orientation
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
1:00 pm    Workshop
4:00pm     Dedicated Relaxation Time = whether Hatha Yoga, yoga nidra, or time in nature.
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
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)
Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?
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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.
Satyadev and Satyabhama are established in Mexico, where they run their Yoga project, Satyarupa, with a firm devotion to the practice, study, and teaching of the full range of authentic yogic practices received from the lineage of Swami Sivananda.


Friday, June 21 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4
Sunday, June 23 @ 12:00 pm UTC-4


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


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch