Online Course: Sanskrit Level 1
with Neeti

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Sanskrit is considered the ‘language of the Gods’, it is the ancient language of India and one of the most ancient languages of the world. It is Yoga in language form and with practice, opens the channels for the flow of subtle, vibrational energies just as yoga postures open the channels of energy in the body.
Start your journey into the world of Sanskrit! This is a simplified initiation and foundation for beginners. No previous experience required!

Sanskrit

Online Course: Essentials of Detoxification For your New Year
with Manu Dawson

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Designed to enhance your wellness with guidance on natural detoxification, this workshop is perfect for the start of your new year! Detoxing eliminates toxins, regenerates the bodily functions and gives rest to the organs. Simple, natural, non-stimulating, tissue-building, energy-producing, non-alcoholic foods and drinks keep the mind calm and pure and help one in Yogic practices and in the attainment of the goal of life (Self realization).

Essentials of Detoxification

Online Workshop: Ayurvedic Astrology
with Omkara

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Ayurvedic astrology uses the sidereal system for divination. The main difference from western astrology is that it uses the placement of the earth in the fixed stars (constellations) for a chartreading. The earth is used as the ascendant which changes every two hours so knowing your time of birth is helpful and the reading itself is more accurate as to what particular stars andplanets are influencing you the most. The planets are seen as cosmic consciousness with particular qualities that influence our Karma (actions). Understanding these influences through your chart reading can show you your tendencies in life. This understanding can help you shift from unhealthy habits that may be taking you out of balance to healthy habits using Ayurvedic lifestyle practices. Gain Clarity to see beyond the gunas (sattva, rajas & tamas) to your True Nature.

Ayurvedic Astrology

Online 2 Part Workshop: Mind, Body, Sprit- Practice Qi Gong
with Omkara

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Qigong is a general term used for many ancient practices almost lost and forgotten. These practices were kept secret and hidden due to the cultural revolution in China. Using meditations, movements, breath work, sound vibrations, visualizations, thought cultivation, self massage, pressure points, and more, one can cultivate and balance their vital energy and physical health and easily relieve or even eliminate pain. 

Qi Gong

Online Workshop: Essence of Chinese Medicine
with Mahakanta

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

This workshop will explore some of the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and how they can help you experience your greatest health. We will have an interactive discussion that invites the participants to ask questions first and frame the conversation to be customized to your goals and needs. No prior experience necessary.
No previous knowledge required.

Chinese Medicine

Online Bhagavad Gita Study (Ongoing)
with Neeti

Online Course NY

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in the Hindu tradition and is part of the teaching material in the Sivananda Teacher Training Courses. Come and share the joy of studying this ancient scripture.

Online Bhagavad Gita Study

Online Workshop: Practical Vedanta in Daily Life
with Swami Rajeshwarananda

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Vedanta is the crest jewel of all schools of philosophical thought which preaches the Unity of Existence, or Oneness of Consciousness. It proclaims that all these innumerable beings are, in essence, one and the same. It thrills and widens the heart, brightens the intellect, and makes one experience the Absolute Being, the Only Reality. Goodness of heart and intelligence of brain, which the whole world considers as a marvellous possession, is superseded by the Divinity of Absolute Consciousness through direct intuitional cognition of the Universal Soul!

Practical Vedanta

Online Discourse: Nyaya Sutras
with Edwin Bryant
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Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

From the 'six schools of philosophy,' Nyaya is the school of rationalists that focuses on knowledge and logic. The six schools of Indian philosophy are Sāṅkhya, Yoga, Nyāya, Vaiśeṣika, Mīmāṁsā, and Vedānta. Composed by Akṣapāda Gautama, the sutras are divided into five chapters, each with two sections. The work begins with a statement of the subject matter, the purpose, and the relation of the subject matter to the attainment of that purpose. The ultimate purpose is salvation—i.e., complete freedom from pain—and salvation comes from the attainment of knowledge.

Nyaya Sutras

Online 2 Part Workshop:
Self Knowledge, Concentration & Control of the Mind
with Srinivasan

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

As Vedanta the goal of Raja Yoga is liberation from ignorance through Self-knowledge. The yoga path to Self-knowledge is quieting the mind through Abhyasa (discrimination, self-discipline, and meditation) and Vairagya (detachment from Klesha or distraction and suffering). We will focus on the Niyamas as a progressive path to Self-knowledge, Concentration and self-mastery. We will examine the practical teachings of the Yoga Sutras to help guide us through the the path of Self-knowledge

Self Knowledge

Online Workshop: Asana Jaya: Balanced Mind, Balanced Asana
with Isani

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

The qualities of sthira/sukha: Balance/Comfort within your asana practice can
aid the flow of energy, calm the mind and bring a deeper understanding of the body-mind connection.

Join us in this Asana Jaya class (Meditative yoga class) where we will hold the asanas longer, creating space to increase both attention and intention principles in the postures.

Discover a new depth to the Sivananda Asana Sequence, hold the yoga asana for longer - conquer the position, go inwards and attain mastery over the asanas (asana jaya).

Balance

Online Chanting: Sri Lalita Sahasranama Strotam
with Srinivas Pulluri

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Each Sunday we will chant the Sri Lalita Sahasranama Strotram. Learn the significance and some of the beautiful translations of the 1000 names. Each name of the Divine in the Sahasranama refers to a different quality or attribute of the Divine.

Lalita Sahasranama

Online Workshop: Puja- Worship & Divine Offering 101
with Sitaram Chaitanya

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Learn how to do Puja (worship ceremony) at home.A part of the legacy of classical Yoga passed on to us from our gurus, is the practice of Puja, or symbolic worship of the divine. In all of our Sivananda Ashrams and Centers worldwide we have received our current format of Puja from Swami Vishnudevananda. Sitaram Chaitanya, who performs this Puja daily at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch, will be guiding you on how to bring this practice to your home.

Puja

Online Workshop: Hip Opening
with Mokshapriya

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

In this workshop we will explore hip opening postures based from the traditional practice of the Sivananda sequence exploring the greatness of the simplicity of staying in an asana. We will also incorporate variations to deepen stretching and free stagnant energy to create more flexibility and relief.

Hip Opening Workshop

Online Challenge: Spring Equinox 54 Sun Salutation Challenge
with Isani

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Spring ahead with a Sun Salutation Challenge! The session will be entirely guided. We will start as per our tradition with a short initial relaxation and the opening prayer. We will do 27 salutations on the right side alternated with 27 on the left.  We will conclude the session with a nice, well-deserved final relaxation.

Sun Salutation Challenge

Online: Pre-Natal Yoga Classes (Ongoing)

Yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques can help the mind and body adapt to pregnancy, prepare for labor and adjust to life with the new baby.

Pre-Natal Yoga

Saturday Online Retreat: Sivananda Yoga & Ayurveda
with Prashanta

In this half-day Yoga and Ayurveda retreat, we will learn and apply the age-old principles of dinacharya – or daily routine, with the energizing and grounding forces of Hatha yoga. This course will include: a guide for determining your own unique constitution, recipes and herbal tea guides for beginning your retreat, and a manual outlining the 12 classical postures of the Sivananda Yoga sequence from an Ayurvedic perspective. 

Ayurveda with Prashanta

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Meditation offers a pathway to living life with freedom and full awareness of our True Nature (Bliss absolute). This course is designed to give you the tools to establish and maintain a daily mediation practice. We will introduce the foundation philosophy and techniques needed to assimilate and inspire you to establish your home practice.

Meditation

Online: 54 Sun Salutation Challenge

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

Spring ahead with a Sun Salutation Challenge! The session will be entirely guided. We will start as per our tradition with a short initial relaxation and the opening prayer. We will do 27 salutations on the right side alternated with 27 on the left.  We will conclude the session with a nice, well-deserved final relaxation.

Sun Salutation Challenge

Online Workshop: Hip Opening

Sivananda Yoga Ranch 500 Budd Rd, Woodbourne

In this workshop we will explore hip opening postures based from the traditional practice of the Sivananda sequence exploring the greatness of the simplicity of staying in an asana. We will also incorporate variations to deepen stretching and free stagnant energy to create more flexibility and relief.

Hip Opening Workshop