Some want to get out of the city life of excitement for a while in order to enjoy the peace of nature. Others go to big resorts to find peace and happiness. But the very thing they search for - that is, peace and happiness - cannot be found in such resorts, because of the lack of self-control and self-discipline. An ordinary person, whether a businessman, professional, house-wife, or even a millionaire with all the inevitable millionaire's million problems, goes for a vacation to have rest and relaxation in an atmosphere where they can forget their routine life, filled with worries and anxieties. During the holidays, they try to drown their sorrows, worries, and problems with alcohol, music, dances and other excitements in the evening, and during the day they just lie on a sun-soaked beach, take leisurely walks or a swim in the warm, tropical waters of the ocean.
Some may take to their favorite golf course and others will concentrate on a fishing rod. Some may sit around in fashionable restaurants with all kinds of foods and drinks, while their mouths puff out smoke like a chimney. At night, they attend cocktail parties and dancing may last until four a.m. They come to their rooms semi-conscious, sometimes unconscious. Let us analyze a little. Did they really enjoy their holidays? Did they really get the peace and happiness for which they took their vacation? The answer is no. They will come back from their vacation tired and would need a vacation from their vacation. Yoga vacation, on the contrary, is a discipline venture of the body-mind-spirit, and allows you to come back to your life challenges refreshed and recharged from deep within." Swami Vishnu-devananda
A Yoga vacation retreat is an experience of body-mind-spirit transformation and recharge. There will be 2 Yoga classes daily , 2 satsangs daily (meditation sessions, chanting and lectures) , and 2 delicious vegetarian meals. You can participate at any level of physical fitness . Yoga Exercises, deep breathing, relaxation in beautiful nature, proper diet, positive thinking and meditation are the features of this program.
There will be a Yoga Vacation program at the same time of the Teacher Training Course for those who are not ready for the four-week intensive, but who would still have some time (1 or 2 weeks) to partially experience the energy of the course and practice yoga and meditation daily.
- Proper Exercise - Twelve Basic Asanas, with Variations
- Proper Breathing - Pranayama – yogic breathing exercises
- Proper Relaxation - Savasana
- Proper Diet - Yogic vegetarian diet
- Positive Thinking and Meditation
6-8am Satsang: meditation, chanting and short lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
1-3pm Yoga Workshop
4-6pm Yoga Class
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and short lecture or special guest performance
The yoga vacation program follows the same daily schedule as the Yoga Teacher's Training Course (TTC), daily schedule is the same, except there will only be one workshop in the afternoon.
Yoga vacation in Cu Chi - Feb. 7 - March 8
Yoga vacation will be available in famous Cu Chi, 45 miles NW of Ho Chi Minh city, a one-hour drive from the airport. Cu Chi, with its rice fields and iconic rural South Vietnam landscape, is the most popular tourist attraction in Vietnam... read more here
Cost in Cu Chi
Daily Tuition = $25/day + Accommodations Cost
Room for 3 people with A/C...................$25/day
Room for 2 people with A/C...................$35/day
Single room with A/C..............................$45/day
Yoga Vacation in Da Lat - March 14 - April 6
Yoga vacation will be available in Edensee Retreat in Da Lat. Da lat is known as the City of Eternal Spring. Dalat is a very popular destination for its cool and stable weather and attractive landscape of colonial villas, gardens, lakes, and rolling hills. Located 1400 meters above the sea level, it is indeed an ideal place for a yoga retreat, summer escape and on-top-of-the-list rest and relaxation site in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Cost in Da Lat
Daily Tuition = $25/day + Accommodations Cost
Dormitory (4 people) with A/C................ $37/day
Dormitory (3 people) with A/C................ $44/day
Double room (2 people) with A/C.............$62/day
Single (one person) with A/C................... $97/day
Includes daily 2 yoga classes, 2 satsangs, 2 vegetarian meals, and 1 lecture on 5 points and 4 paths of Yoga. Minimum length of stay is 3 days. Check-in: 2pm on the first day. Check-out: 12pm on the last day.Feel free to arrive early or stay later to join workshops and yoga classes
Recommended texts: Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Swami Sitaramananda
Yoga mat, loose, comfortable clothing, slip-on shoes or sandals, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, flashlight, notebook, pens, walking shoes for outings.
All books and materials are available in our boutique on-site.
Please register in advance by filling out our on-line application form on the left side of page. After filling out the application form, you will be contacted by one of our Staff to confirm. Please submit a deposit of 50 USD to complete the reservation either through PayPal or by calling the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA at 530-272-9322.
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