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Holistic Health Retreat: Yoga for Chronic Pain Relief

Friday, March 15, 2024 Sunday, March 17, 2024 PDT

With Swami Sivasankariananda, C-IAYT

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

When we are in pain it often feels immutable. The logical solution seems to be to turn away from the pain, and even disconnect from the aspect of ourselves in which the pain is experienced. Learn the physiology of pain to see that pain is changeable. Explore pain care practices and techniques intended to change pain itself.

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 are possible.

Daily Schedule

(Items shown in bold indicate the Day Guest schedule)

6:00–7:30pm – Asana class
7:30pm – Vegetarian dinner
8:00pm – Navaratri Puja/Lakshmi

6:00–7:30am – Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and a talk
8:00am – Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am – Yoga Class for Pain Care
12:00pm – Vegetarian Lunch
1:00–2:30pm – Talk: Neuroscience of Pain
2:45–3:45pm – Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
3:45pm –
Individual Check-ins
4:00pm – Karma Yoga
6:00pm – Vegetarian Dinner
7:00pm – Navaratri Puja/Saraswati

6:00–7:30am – Satsang
8:00am – Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am – Yoga Class for Pain Care
12:00pm – Vegetarian Lunch
1:00–2:30pm – Talk: Body-Mind-Breath Relationship
2:45–3:45pm – Awareness Techniques
3:45pm – Individual Mini-consultations

5:30–7:30pm Navaratri Puja/Saraswati
7:30pm – Soup

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, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, sitting cushion and water bottle.


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