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 Yoga Vacation Application
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.
6-8am Satsang: meditation, chanting and short lecture
8-10am Yoga Class
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.
The course will be held 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
Tuition: $20/day + accommodations
Program includes 2 yoga classes, 2 satsangs, one outing on sat. during the month of TTC and one outing*, swimming in An Lac Trang on March 12 , 1 lecture on 5 points of Yoga daily.
For Vietanamese Nationals, contact email@example.com
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Yoga Vacation Application
Dormitory (3 to 5 people) $25/day
Double room (2 people) $35/day
Single (one person) $45/day
A/C additional $5/day
Yoga Vacations will be available from Feb. 13, 2013 – March 30, 2013.
Minimum length of stay is 3 days.
Please let us know in advance which dates you plan to attend.
Check-in: 2pm on the first day
Check-out: 12pm on the last day
For transportation guidelines and possible pick-up arrangements, please contact Ganga at email@example.com
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.
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.