Yoga Retreats and Teacher Training Programs Offered in 2014 by the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California

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Programs are offered in a quiet yogic community (ashram) where spiritual practitioners of all levels can deepen their practice through the study of classical yoga, meditation and vedanta. Program is offered April 20-24th.

Yoga Nidra Course California

Yoga Nidra Course California

It's extremely difficult to put into words how incredibly amazing this course and Dr. Halpern were. Thank you so much. - Danielle Champeau

Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. Students will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As participants practice these techniques they will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness. During this program, students will both experience yoga nidra, and learn how to teach it to others. Upon completion, students will be prepared to offer this service to their community.

The Yoga Nidra course graduates will:

  • Teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings
  • Have an understanding of the physiological basis of Yoga Nidra
  • Have an understanding of the history of Yoga Nidra

This Yoga Nidra course is designed for health care providers and to advance their knowledge and training in the application of Yoga Nidra in a complimentary medicine environment. Nurses and health professionals will use this information to help their patients learn how to deeply relax (through conscious deep relaxation relaxation techniques).

About the presenter: Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)
Dr. Marc Halpern is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda. An internationally respected expert in the field of Ayurveda, Dr. Halpern received the award for Best Ayurvedic Physician from the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. A. Ramdas. He is a co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is on the advisory board of Light on Ayurveda Journal in the United States and the Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine in Varansi, India. Dr. Halpern has published articles in popular journals and magazines of Ayurveda and Yoga including Yoga Journal and the Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. He is also a contributing writer in several important books on Ayurveda published in the USA and India (Globalizing Ayurveda, Ayurveda: Natures Medicine and Clinician’s Guide to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine). Dr. Halpern is a regular speaker at Ayurveda and Yoga conferences and teaches regularly at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

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

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Sahadeva Suarez
Escuela de Ayurveda de California
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