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July 2019

Summer Detox Juice fast
with Manu Dawson

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 28
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$490

The program begins gradually with a few days of raw food followed by fruit and vegetable juice fasting, and ends with a raw food diet for the last days of your stay.

Summer Detox Juice fast at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Essentials of Meditation Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, July 21 - Friday, July 26
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.

Essentials of Meditation Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Special Evening Satsang: Questions & Answers on Yoga and Spiritual Life
with Swami Swaroopananda

Sunday, July 21 - Monday, July 22
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Come for an evening of Q&A with Swami Swaroopananda and ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice and philosophy and the spiritual path. Swami Swaroopananda is renowned for his clear and illuminating answers, dispelling doubts and fears and inspiring the listener to advance on the spiritual path.

Special Evening Satsang: Questions & Answers on Yoga and Spiritual Life at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Karma Yoga: Freedom in Action
with Swami Brahmananda

Monday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 24
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Karma Yoga, or selfless service, is the first step on the spiritual path. Why? The ancient Indian scripture The Bhagavad Gita teaches how to serve humanity without attachment, making way for more joy and ultimately preparing us for union with the Divine.

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Adaptive Sivananda Yoga Course
with Lila Lolling

Wednesday, July 24 - Sunday, July 28
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$295

Join us to learn how to create a safe and welcoming class for students who may be challenged by inflexibility, spinal pain/injuries, bigger bodies, and more. This certificate, presented by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, also earns 50 hours of continued education credits for Yoga Alliance.

Adaptive Sivananda Yoga Course at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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The Love Response: Love as a Healing Force, From Scientific Theory to Application
with Dr. Eva Selhub

Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$50

Dr. Selhub will guide you through a life-healing process that can reverse the destructive physical effects of fear and stress and banish emotional wounds from the past. Through a simple-to-use plan of awareness, breathing, visualization, and verbal command exercises the process of activating The Love Response reprograms your brain and changes your biochemistry from negative to positive, putting you on a path to long-term wellness and happiness.

The Love Response: Love as a Healing Force, From Scientific Theory to Application at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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The Power of Positive Thinking Retreat
with Senior Staff

Sunday, July 28 - Friday, August 2
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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Spiritual Writing and Reflection Retreat
with Swami Satyapremananda

Sunday, July 28 - Friday, August 2
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$125

This retreat offers an opportunity to spend time in introspection and journaling, using the creative medium of writing to explore one's sense of values, purpose, and meaning in life. Spend some time in both in solitude and silence, as well as in workshops that include writing prompts, questions for introspection, and exploration of yogic theory and practice.

Spiritual Writing and Reflection Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Teachers Training Course (TTC)
with Srinivasan, Swami Paramananda, Swami Satyapremananda, Mohini & Shyam

Wednesday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 28
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Learn to bring health and happiness to others through the ancient teachings of asana, pranayama, meditation, and the study of Yoga philosophy. Founded in 1969, the Sivananda Yoga TTC is the oldest yoga teacher training in the West, educating 40k teachers around the world.

TTC - Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course

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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.

Open your Heart with Mantra Music at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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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.

Yoga Immersion Week for Beginners at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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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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Yoga & Climbing Weekend Retreat
with Shakti

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$150

Join us for a climbing vacation in the beautiful Catskill mountains. No previous experience required.

Yoga & Climbing Weekend 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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Yogis for Reversing Climate Change
with Lila Lolling

Thursday, August 15 - Sunday, August 18
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
$180

Join Lila Lolling for a 5-day immersion designed to give you tips, tools, and teachings related to how to be proactive in reversing global warming and also how to connect with nature through the lens of yoga.

Yogis for Reversing Climate Change at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch

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Transforming Trauma with Yoga and Yoga Nidra
with Molly Birkholm

Friday, August 16 - Friday, August 23
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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Study of the Bhagavad Gita: Attaining the Supreme
with Swami Shantananda

Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 22
Sivananda Yoga Ranch, 500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

The Bhagavad Gita is one of Yoga’s main philosophical texts. In an exploration of chapter 8, discover how the constant practice of remembering the Lord in daily life, especially at the time of death, is the secret to reaching Self-realization.

Study of the Bhagavad Gita: Attaining the Supreme 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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