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August 2019

Yoga Retreat for ASL Interpreters: 360 Degrees of Yoga
with Lila Lolling & Andrea Schock

Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$325

This annual retreat designed for ASL interpreters and ITP students is in its sixth year and we are thrilled to be offering it again. This year’s theme “360 Degrees of Yoga” is centered around returning to our roots, the foundation of our being and how to live a balanced life according to classical Yoga.

Yoga Retreat for ASL Interpreters: 360 Degrees of Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Open your Heart with Mantra Music
with Gaura Vani

Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$50

World-renowned kirtan artist Gaura Vani shares his love of sacred mantra music! His pure love of music is a true gift straight from the heart, and his sweet sound-vibrations will permeate the layers of your being and open your heart.

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Cultivating Virtues Weekend Yoga Retreat
with Swami Paramananda

Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

This program will be based on one of the many books written by Swami Sivananda, How to Cultivate Virtues and Eradicate Vices, and will include a look at the various Yogic techniques one can practically employ to transform destructive tendencies and personality traits into healthy habits

Cultivating Virtues Weekend Yoga Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga Immersion Week for Beginners
with Senior Staff

Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9
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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Meditation and Silence Retreat
with Swami Hridyananda

Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$125

Disengage from the distractions of your busy life and dive into a 6-day meditation immersion in the serene setting of the Catskill mountains to explore meditative theory, sitting practice, mauna (silence), and mindfulness. Return home with a meditation practice that you can easily incorporate into your daily life.

Meditation and Silence Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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How to Lead a Divine Life: Teachings from Swami Sivananda
with Swami Hridyananda

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Swami Sivananda provided 20 important Spiritual Instructions that are the very essence of all Yoga Paths. Explore how they can inspire your life and spiritual practice for quick and effective physical, mental, moral and spiritual evolution.

How to Lead a Divine Life: Teachings from Swami Sivananda at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga & Hiking Week Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, August 11 - Friday, August 16
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Join us for a hiking week in the magnificent Catskill mountains while learning to integrate Hatha Yoga techniques of awareness and proper breathing for an enhanced hiking experience.

Yoga & Hiking Week Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga of Meditation: Gita Chapter 6 & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
with Swami Satyapremananda

Sunday, August 11 - Friday, August 16
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

In The Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna compares the mind to the wind, difficult to control. This course looks at the Gita’s answer to calming and focusing the mind, together with the psychology of the mind as elucidated in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Yoga of Meditation: Gita Chapter 6 & Patanjali's Yoga Sutras at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Transforming Trauma with Yoga and Yoga Nidra
with Molly Birkholm

Friday, August 16 - Thursday, August 22
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$750

This is a course for yoga teachers, healthcare workers, and interested souls. The negative effects of anxiety and trauma surround us in modern life, creating a major public health concern. Cutting-edge clinical research confirms what yogis have known for thousands of years: yoga and meditation can help to regulate the nervous system, integrate past traumas held in the body, and experience wholeness. This course is both experiential and educational, designed to give you a direct experience of the healing potential these practices offer so that you can integrate them into both your professional and personal life.

Transforming Trauma with Yoga and Yoga Nidra at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Chakra Mandala Painting
with Mavis Gewant

Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$110

Indian astrology has long taught that energy released by the orbiting planets affects our lives and that that energy can also be directed and harnessed to improve our spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Mandalas are sacred circular energy patterns that reflect our inner nature. By working with associated colors and mantras, this meditative painting practice will connect you to the deeper energies of the planets, creating more harmony, peace, and energy.

Planet Mandala Painting at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat
with Padmavati

Sunday, August 18 - Friday, August 23
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$125

Find out how your mind works, and learn how to control it, leading to a happier and more fulfilled life.

The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Preparing Prasad and Indian Sweets Weekend Yoga Retreat
with Neeti

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$25

Food offered to God prior to consumption becomes prasad and takes on a spiritual component. Join Neeti in preparing sweet Indian dishes and learn the guidelines for preparing prasad for the cultivation of devotion and celebration.

Preparing Prasad and Indian Sweets Weekend Yoga Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Krishna Jayanti & Bhakti Yoga Weekend Retreat
with Srinivasan, Swami Satyapremananda & Swami Paramananda

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna with a devotional night of meditation and chanting. Transform emotion into devotion by exploring the practices of Bhakti Yoga, the path of love, and experience its power to uplift hearts, minds, and spirits.

Krishna Jayanti & Bhakti Yoga Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Healing Sounds – Labor Day Weekend Celebration
with Srinivasan, Swami Paramananda, John Beaulieu, David Moises, and Rabbi Zoe B. Zak

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Explore various dimensions of healing with sound with two renowned sound healing scholars

Healing Sounds - Labor Day Weekend Celebration at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Hatha Yoga Weekend Retreat
with Swami Paramananda & Shakti

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Take your yoga practice to the next level by expanding your understanding of the 12 basic postures of the Sivananda Yoga sequence. Explore advanced variations, guided by senior staff in a safe and informative way.

Hatha Yoga Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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September 2019

Ganesha Chathurthi
with The Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Celebrate Lord Ganesh, offering prayers and devotional chanting with a special fire ceremony (homa). This is a very auspicious day celebrated in honor of this god so that every new activity that is started is successfully completed without any obstacles. Ceremony begins on Monday at 6:00am.

Ganesha Chathurthi at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Sadhana Intensive Program
with Srinivasan & Swami Paramananda

Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, September 19
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$1250 – $1950

Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. This course is based on individual self-practice divided into two or three sessions per day.

Sadhana Intensive at The Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga & Hiking Weekend Retreat
with Senior Staff

Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Join us for a hiking weekend in the magnificent Catskill mountains while learning to integrate Hatha Yoga techniques of awareness and proper breathing for an enhanced hiking experience.

Yoga & Hiking Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Energy Medicine: Working with Polarity, the Elements, and the Stars
with Andreas Ledermann & Brigitta Raimann

Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Learn how to work with life energy using bodywork sessions, Polarity Yoga, and sound therapy to balance the five elements – ether, air, fire, water and earth – the five-pointed star, and the six-pointed star.

Energy Medicine Course: Working with Polarity, the Elements, and the Stars at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga Immersion Week for Beginners
with Senior Staff

Sunday, September 8 - Friday, September 13
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.

Yoga Immersion Week for Beginners at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga & Running Weekend Retreat
with Gangadhara

Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Join us for a unique running vacation in the magnificent Catskill mountains while learning to integrate Hatha Yoga techniques of awareness and proper breathing for an enhanced exercise experience. The length and terrain of the run offered will be according to the level of participants.

Yoga & Running Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga of Relationships
with Michael Chadukiewicz & Jennifer Chadukiewicz (Ananda Devi)

Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Explore the yogic keys to a deep and fulfilling partnership while enjoying morning and evening meditation as well as special asana classes.

Yoga of Relationships at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga for Healthy Joints and Bones
with Savitri Devi

Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$75

In this program, you will discover how to restore, maintain and strengthen your spine, hip and wrist joints.

Yoga for Healthy Joints and Bones at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, September 15 - Friday, September 20
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.

The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Yoga for Beginners Weekend Retreat
with Senior Staff

Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22
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.

Yoga for Beginners Weekend Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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