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January 2019

Empowered Living: Introduction to Vedanta
with Swami Paramananda

Friday, January 11 - Sunday, January 13
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Advaita Vedanta is one of India’s greatest philosophies. It declares the underlying unity of all creation and that our true nature is bliss. Explore how to apply the teachings of Vedanta in your daily life and transform your perceptions and experiences.

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Deep Relaxation with iRest Yoga Nidra
with Molly Birkholm

Friday, January 11 - Sunday, January 13
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
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$25

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness that is an immensely powerful guided meditation technique and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Learn and experience how this practice can evoke deep states of rest and relaxation.

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Warriors at Ease Winter Creativity Retreat
with Molly Birkholm & Swami Paramananda

Sunday, January 13 - Friday, January 18
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Join us for a Warriors at Ease Retreat that offers a deep dive into the practices of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy! This retreat is special because it’s a civilian-veteran retreat, designed to bring people together for a week of personal reflection, transformation and growth. Through this unique combination, participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another and develop a deeper sense of connection amidst deep practice.

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Yoga for Back Care
with Bharata

Friday, January 18 - Sunday, January 20
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Learn the essential principles of Yoga for back care and how to adapt asanas for improved postural alignment. This practical and experiential workshop will be of particular interest to anyone with back issues, Yoga teachers, and those looking for a more accessible Yoga practice.

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The Art of Positive Thinking
with Swami Paramananda

Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
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Positive Thinking introduces the practical application of Yoga philosophy, and this weekend offers numerous tools for empowerment and for improving the quality of everyday life. You’ll begin to examine the nature of your thoughts and learn to transform them, making way for a calmer mind and better relationships.

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Yoga for Beginners Weekend Retreat
with Senior Staff

Friday, January 18 - Sunday, January 20
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

This course is designed for beginners but is also suitable for anyone looking to revisit the fundamental building blocks of Hatha Yoga. During the immersion weekend, we will introduce the 12 basic Sivananda asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation techniques. This course will instill the discipline to create a home practice, improve flexibility and foster a greater ability to cope with stress and find inner happiness.

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Essentials of Meditation Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, January 20 - Friday, January 25
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

Meditation is now accepted, even in the mainstream, as a powerful tool to counteract the stresses of modern society, and improve physical, mental and emotional health. Come and join us for a five-day meditation immersion program.

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Vegetarian Cooking: A fresh perspective
with Jayanta

Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$25

Learn the joys of cooking simple, healthy meals for busy people. Jayanta will discuss the yogic principles of diet and menu planning and cooking methods. Participants will then enjoy the delicious meal they helped prepare. Join us for this interactive weekend that will give you tools to prepare healthy meals at home.

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Health. Happiness. Freedom. Yoga shows the way.
with Mukti Devi

Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Yoga is an ancient life-changing system for health and transformation. We will introduce the 4 paths of Yoga; Swami Vishnudevananda’s 5 main points of Yoga for the West-asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), relaxation, vegetarian diet and positive thinking and meditation. Each day a gentle, restorative asana class will be offered. An optional Open 12 Step Recovery Meeting will be held each day during this retreat and will be available for anyone interested. All are welcome to attend.

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Karma Yoga: Love in Action Week Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, January 27 - Friday, February 1
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
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Karma Yoga, often translated as selfless service, is also known as the Yoga of Action, which purifies the heart and mind. By serving others we discover new depths of love and joy within ourselves. Join the Ashram community for 5 days of Karma Yoga practice and theory, and learn how to benefit from this practice in your everyday life.

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February 2019

Introduction to Meditation Weekend Retreat
with Senior Staff

Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

The practice of meditation is now widely recognized as a powerful tool to bring more patience, productivity, and peace of mind ​in all that we do and experience. This weekend introduces theory and concentration techniques to get you started.

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Mantra Yoga & the Practice of Japa
with Swami Satyapremananda

Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Swami Sivananda defines mantra as “divinity encased within a sound structure.” This weekend program focuses on the power and techniques of mantra repetition (Japa) through all four paths of Yoga: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. Through theory and practice, see how mantras can protect and calm the mind, lift the heart, and illumine the intellect.

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The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat
with Swami Satyapremananda

Sunday, February 10 - Friday, February 15
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

Positive Thinking introduces the practical application of Yoga philosophy, and this 5-day course offers numerous tools for empowerment and for improving the quality of everyday life. You’ll begin to examine the nature of your thoughts and learn to transform them, making way for a calmer mind and better relationships.

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Yoga of Relationships
with Srinivasan

Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

This weekend will be dedicated to exploring how to cultivate positive, peaceful, and respectful relationships with introspection, self-discipline, and positive thinking. Srinivasan will share, through practical and theoretical exercises, how to balance the three qualities of nature: Sattva, purity, love, and knowledge; Rajas, action, desire, and attachment; Tamas, negativity, hatred, fear, and delusion. This is an experiential and personal workshop that will be adapted to the needs of the particular group.

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Essentials of Meditation Retreat
with Swami Satyapremananda

Sunday, February 17 - Friday, February 22
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

Meditation is now accepted, even in the mainstream, as a powerful tool to counteract the stresses of modern society, and improve physical, mental and emotional health. Come and join us for a five-day meditation immersion program.

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Deepening Mind-Body Relaxation
with Swami Satyapremananda

Friday, February 22 - Sunday, February 24
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Our modern lifestyles make it difficult to get the deep relaxation we need to recharge our bodies and minds. This weekend program will look at where we spend our energy, why and how we hold tension, and how to practice Yoga’s three levels of relaxation -- physical, mental, and spiritual -- which thoroughly rejuvenate the nervous system and brings us to a deep sense of inner peace.

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March 2019

Lord Siva and His Worship
with Srinivasan

Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Explore the symbolism of Lord Siva in his different aspects and how he teaches us, through theory, philosophy, and practice, to find equanimity in turbulent times and to hold space for peace in our daily lives.

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Yoga Immersion Week for Beginners
with Senior Staff

Sunday, March 3 - Friday, March 8
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

This course is designed for beginners but is also suitable for anyone looking to revisit the fundamental building blocks of Hatha Yoga. During the immersion week, we will introduce the 12 basic Sivananda asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation techniques. This course will instill the discipline to create a home practice, improve flexibility and foster a greater ability to cope with stress and find inner happiness.

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Mahasivaratri
with Srinivasan, Swami Paramananda, Prem Sadasivananda

Monday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 5
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Join us from 8pm-6am for an uplifting devotional ceremony, with pujas and continuous kirtan throughout the night as an offering to Lord Siva.

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South Indian Delight Cooking Weekend Retreat
with Isani

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$25

We are what we eat, and what we eat affects the state of our body and mind. If we eat well, the energy is able to flow freely and we experience a better life. This weekend, join Isani for some spring inspiration in the kitchen learning her secrets for cooking delicious, healthy, and healing South Indian vegetarian dishes. No experience necessary.

South Indian Delight Cooking Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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How to Live Like a Yogi
with Swami Asokananda

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

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

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The Power of Kirtan Weekend Retreat
with Shakti

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Transform emotions into devotion by exploring the practice of kirtan - a combination of sound, vibration, melody, and Sanskrit mantras - and experience its power to uplift hearts, minds, and spirits.

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The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, March 10 - Friday, March 15
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

Positive Thinking introduces the practical application of Yoga philosophy, and this 5-day course offers numerous tools for empowerment and for improving the quality of everyday life. You’ll begin to examine the nature of your thoughts and learn to transform them, making way for a calmer mind and better relationships.

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Hip-opening Weekend Yoga Retreat
with Shakti

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

A regular yoga practice can help with hip-flexibility, which in turn can help with overall flexibility, and is ideal for supporting a comfortable meditation practice. Join Shakti for a weekend focused on hip-opening variations and tips.

Hip-opening Weekend Yoga Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga Sutras in Daily Life
with Swami Paramananda

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the main scripture of Raja Yoga, which includes the practices of asana, pranayama, and concentration. Learn how the mind works and how to train it to become your best friend, instead of your worst enemy.

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