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.
Spend your holiday in the beautiful Catskill Mountains enjoying the practices of Yoga, meditation, and sacred music. Enjoy summer walks in the woods, relaxation in the sauna, special Yoga asana classes, heart-opening voice workshops, and more!
Learn Ayurvedic wisdom for selecting asanas and pranayama based on one’s constitution and present imbalance. Join Isvari, the director of our Well-being Center to understand the Marma (vital energy) Points explored in 12 basic asanas. All levels are welcome.
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is conscious, guided, deep relaxation and a powerful physical and mental tool intended to help transform, heal, and rejuvenate at core levels. Join Satyadev & Satyabhama for this exploration of systematic complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation enhanced by the ashram’s peaceful environment.
Swami Sivananda defines mantra as “divinity encased within a sound structure.” This 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.
In communities of bees and ants, each individual is born with a special mission. The entire ecosystem behaves as one spiritual collectivity, in which each one of its parts works, intuitively and naturally, to achieve harmony within the entire community.
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.