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Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Anxiety Relief

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 5:00 PM Sunday, September 17, 2023 @ 4:00 PM PDT

With Saraswati

Attend this therapeutic weekend program as a residential retreat or come as a day guest.

During this retreat, you will learn how to reduce anxiety with yoga practices, and how to achieve a deep sense of peace and well-being by integrating breath, body, and mind. Learn and experience time-tested practices of yogic principles—highly effective and easy to learn regardless of your experience in yoga. Gain diet and lifestyle tips from the ancient healing science of Ayurveda. Join us for Hatha yoga classes, breathwork, meditation, healthy vegetarian meals, and educational workshops in a supportive spiritual community at the LA Sivananda Yoga Center. Empower yourself by creating a practical and holistic daily wellness routine.

This is a program of the Sivananda Institute of Health & Yoga. It offers guidance from the 5 Points of Yoga in the Sivananda tradition and the 4 Paths of Yoga.

Includes a 90-minute personal health review prior to the program (in person or via Zoom) and a one-on-one mini-consultation at the conclusion. Followups possible.

Saraswati graduated her first Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) on September 19, 1977. She returned to her first love after retirement and obtained her second TTC certificate November 17, 2021. She immediately enrolled in the 800-hr Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training program in January 2022. She leads this program under the guidance of a C-IAYT certified Yoga Therapist mentor.


Daily Schedule

(Items shown in bold indicate the Day Guest schedule)

6:00–7:30pm – Asana class
7:30pm – Vegetarian dinner

6:00–7:30am – Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and a talk
8:00am – Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am – Yoga Class: Gentle Asanas and Pranayama
12:00pm – Vegetarian Lunch
1:00–2:30pm – Talk: Yoga and Anxiety Relief
2:45–3:45pm – Relaxation Techniques
3:45pm –
Individual Follow-ups
4:00pm – Karma Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner

6:00–7:30am – Satsang
8:00am – Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am – Yoga Class: Gentle Asanas and Pranayama
12:00pm – Vegetarian Lunch
1:00–2:30pm – Talk: Keys to Vibrancy
2:45–3:45pm – Meditation Techniques
3:45pm – Individual Follow-ups

5:30–7:30pm Satsang and soup (optional)

Retreat Arrival & Departure

Arrival: Check-in as early as 2:00pm Friday. 

Departure: Check-out at 4:00pm Sunday. Or stay for Satsang and soup.

What to bring

Slip-on shoes, slippers, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, sitting cushion and water bottle.


Register here

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