9:00–10:00am Swami Sitaramananda Open Talk on the Necessity of Inward Retreat (MEDITATION ROOM)
10:00–11:30am Complimentary Yoga Class with Radha Chaitanya (MAIN HALL)
Noon–1:00pm Vegetarian Potluck Lunch (ON PORCH)
Acharya Swami Sitaramananda
Acharya Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and Acharya of the US West Coast centers and Ashram. She is also the Acharya of the Sivananda mission in Asia: Vietnam, Japan and China. She met Swami Vishnudevananda at the Val Morin Yoga Camp in 1981 and had served in the headquarters ashram in Canada for 6 years before Swamiji sent her to many different centers and ashrams, notably San Francisco center in 1989 and from 1995 as full-time director of Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. Swami Sitaramananda has taught many international Teachers' Training Courses in California, Vietnam, Taiwan and India and is also teaching regularly at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, Bahamas.
She is the author of the Positive Thinking Manual, a compiler of Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy translated in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese and Swamiji Said: A Collection of Teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in His Own Words. She is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda.
Radha Chaitanya is assistant to the director of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles. She is a student of the Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga (SIHY) and the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training (SYHET). She took Bramacharya vows in 2019 and is keenly interested in Kirtan and Japa Yoga, the Synthesis of Yoga, 5 Points and 4 Paths, and presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.