"Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. " ~Marcus Valerius Martial
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
The ashram is the ideal place and setting to relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from daily life. For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org/course.php?course_id=1065.
This weekend program provides an opportunity to receive guidance and nurturing from specialists trained in the ancient healing science of Ayurveda in the form of body treatments, consultations and daily workshops.
Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in the activities of a classical yoga ashram: taking part in Satsang (silent meditation, chanting and lecture), yoga classes-Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing), healthy and delightful brunches and dinners, karma yoga, free time, nature walks, meditation twice daily, and of course, workshops on Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Routines.
Talks will be given on topics such as: Ayurvedic constitution, signs of imbalance and balancing therapies, proper Digestion Guidelines to healthy eating, Ayurvedic lifestyle, seasonal and daily routines.
Ayurvedic body treatments and consultations are available for booking during the weekend retreat:
Guests interested in receiving a consultation will find out about their personal constitution and learn the basic tools to keep to keep their body, mind and spirit in balance through diet, lifestyle and other tools for healthy living. The consultation will determine what kinds of activities and changes in their lifestyle can best help them restore balance. The consultation Includes detailed history intake, pulse and tongue analysis, diet and lifestyle evaluation. All interested are asked to call to book your Ayurvedic consultation and complete Intake Forms before scheduled appointment time. 150 USD
Ayurvedic Body Treatments
A beautifully relaxing and luxurious full body treatment. Includes Abhyanga, a herbal oil massage; followed by Shirodhara, a soothing, steady stream of herbal oil poured on to the forehead directly over the third eye, calming and purifying the mind. Last comes Swedhana, a full-body herbal steam treatment, which helps the oil and herbs penetrate the body, nourishing the skin and removing toxins. All interested are asked to call in advance to book Ayurvedic body treatments as there are a limited number of appointments available. 245 USD
The course will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday with Satsang, and will end at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
It is recommended for guests to arrive by 4 p.m. on Friday making the most out of the afternoon by joining the ashram for their Asana class and delightful dinner.
Participants are encouraged to bring slip-on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, a water bottle and flashlight. The recommended texts for the course are Ayurveda - Science of Self-healing by Dr. Vasant and The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Dr. Vasant Lad.
All interested are always welcome and encouraged to extend their stay to any length before or after the course.
About Ambika (Jennifer Andrews)
Ambika (Jennifer Andrews) specializes in the ancient vedic healing sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. She is the owner and founder of Ambikas Ayurveda. Ambika has a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Nevada, Reno, Masters of Education degree from The University of Cincinnati, and certificates in Ayurveda from The Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico , and The California College of Ayurveda, Grass Valley, California, and is a certified Sivananda yoga instructor.
The Yoga Farm also hosts a Yoga Nidra course, courses on Yogic philosophy, Yoga for back pain and ayurvedic retreats, and an advanced teacher's training course (ATTC). The Advanced Yoga Teacher's Training Course helps graduates to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit. The advanced class gives students an additional chance to practice under guidance in a supportive atmosphere, which provides many with a boost of energy and clarity.
About Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
In 1971, Swami Vishnudevananda returned to California and founded the third ashram in the young Sivananda International organization: the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm on 40 acres of land located in the Gold Country of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. The non-profit, non-sectarian ashram offers yoga classes, retreats and teacher training courses for students of all abilities. For more information, please visit http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org.