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Memorial Day Weekend: Eco-Yoga for Self Healing & Healing of the Earth

May 22 - 25, 2020

with Swami Sitaramananda, Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Lila Lolling, Hasu Patel, Pavan Manocha, Swami Dharmananda And Swami Adi ParaShaktiananda


Join a discussion about climate change and how the decisions we make are affecting the environment. With the current covid-19 crisis, pollution as at an all time low and the planet is starting to heal itself.

Daily Schedule

All the times listed below are Pacific Timezone.  We will record all the talks so you can access later as well.

Friday, May, 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm Orientation on how to have a retreat from your home with Swami Dharma
4pm Hatha Yoga Class with Swami Adiparashakti
8pm Satsang – Welcome Talk by Swami Sitaramananda

Saturday, May, 23
6:30am: The role of yoga practitioners in the climate crisis with Lila Lolling
8am: Hatha Yoga Class
12pm-1:45: Vastu and Care of the Earth with Olga Mandodari
2:15pm-3:45pm: Overcoming the Negative Effects of Artificial Living with Lila Lolling
4pm: Hatha Yoga Class
8pm:  Applied Sustainability with Pavan Manocha

Sunday, May, 24
5:30am: Ahimsa & Love with Swami Sitaramananda
8am: Hatha Yoga Class with Swami Adiparashakti
12pm: Living Dharma: EcoYoga in Daily Life with Lila Lolling
2:15pm: Applied Sustainability 2 with Pavan Manocha
4pm: Hatha Yoga Class
8pm: Vastu and Earth Care 2 with Olga Mandodari

Monday, May, 25
6am: Sitar Concert with Hasu Patel
8am: Hatha Yoga Class
12pm-2pm: Panel Discussion with all Presenters

Workshop Descriptions

Satsang – The role of yoga practitioners in the climate crisis – During this satsang Lila will address the critical role that yoga practitioners have in reducing the climate crisis and birthing a new way of being. Right now the Earth needs our compassionate and immediate action. She is asking us for our active hope and an open heart to begin to model a lifestyle that proves all life is sacred, one of yoga’s founding principles. Therefore it is our dharma, our duty, to create and maintain a life of harmony inside and out.
Workshop – Overcoming the Negative Effects of Artificial Living There has never been a time in our human evolution where we have fallen so deeply into an artificial life. Industry and technology have perpetuated our separation from where we were first born, Mother Nature. A recent study showed that the average person in a developed country spends 93% of the day inside (home, office, car, etc). This forced separation from the natural world is leaving us stressed, diseased, isolated, and numb.  During this workshop we will take a good look at the current Techno-addiction and learn simple tips to limit screen time and begin to live your life more fully.
EcoYoga in Daily Life – When you realize the true state of the world today and all its species, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to help the yourself, community, and planet at whole. This inspiring workshop is designed to help you create a daily routine that not only benefits your wellbeing but also your relationship with the planet. Join in to learn simple lifestyle tips to live more aligned with Dharma and your unique purpose in the web of life.
Climate Change & Peace from Vaastu Shastra point of view – It is said that if we design and build structures not aligned with Nature’s grid of energy then we actually create dissonance not only in Nature of the Earth but also in the Cosmic Grid of Energy.


Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Yoga Farm, California and the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Vietnam.  She is acharya of China, Taiwan, and Japan as well. Swamiji is the organizer and teacher of…  
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Olga Mandodari Sokolova
Olga Mandodari Sokolova, is a certified Vaastu Shastra Consultant. She studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a world renowned traditional architect of Southern India who relies on Vaastu principles in his projects. Ms. Sokolova earned her…  
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Lila Lolling
Lila Lolling has 20 years experience teaching yoga philosophy and natural living. Her primary yoga education is through the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. She is an accomplished writer and easily blends modern life with ancient teachings. As a dedicated yoga practitioner and climate activist she has merged…  
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Hasu Patel
A disciple of Sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb is one of the few distinguished female artists performing today classical music on Sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. As a performer, composer, and educator, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating in its pristine…  
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Pavan Manocha
Pavan Manocha is a hatha yoga instructor at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in San Francisco, and a graduate of the Sivananda Teachers Training Course at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. Pavan is an international management consultant and adjunct professor who advises organizations embed…  
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Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm and is in charge of the Karma Yoga program.  He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows…  
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Swami Adi Parashaktiananda
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher, graduated from Sivananda Teachers Training Course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. He took the first monastic vow from Sivananda lineage in 2011 and has been traveling yearly to…  
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