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Memorial Day Weekend: Swami Sitaramananda on Mental Health

Friday, May 26, 2023 @ 4:00 PM Monday, May 29, 2023 @ 3:00 PM PDT

“Yoga health” is very different from the mainstream definition of health. The word Yoga means union, completeness, wholeness of body, mind and spirit. By self-healing, we become whole, perfect and complete. It’s the most essential topic because it’s about you. It’s about your life. It’s about healing from suffering—physical, mental, emotional. When you don’t know why you are here, it can be also spiritual; you feel that you are in darkness.
When the mind is agitated, restless, fearful, always looking for something, running, jumping, hiding, the mind is not clear. You are not peaceful, you’re not happy. It is important to calm your mind down so that you can recognize yourself.

By contemplation, you realize the Self. According to Vedanta philosophy, the nature of
the Self is happiness and knowledge.

We hope you can join us for this special retreat. Take time for yourself.

Guest Speaker

Swami Sitaramananda (b. 1953) is in charge of the US West Coast and Asian Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams. She is director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA and the Yoga Resort in Dalat, Vietnam. A direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, she has been an active Karma yogi since 1982, training thousands of Karma Yogis around the world. Her teaching style is dynamic and very clear. Her wisdom touches your heart.

Swami Sitaramananda has always had an interest in health and healing, especially in mental and emotional healing, and is an advocate of the effects of yoga and meditation in health. She created the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training Program, a 800-hour intensive program to help bridging medical sciences and classical Yoga.

Daily Schedule

Friday 5/26
6:00–7:30pm Yoga Asana Class
7:30pm Vegetarian dinner

Saturday 5/27
6:00–7:15am Satsang (meditation and chanting)
8:00am Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am All-Levels Yoga Asana Class
12:00pm Vegetarian lunch
1:00pm Karma Yoga (selfless service)
2:00–3:30pm Afternoon Talk: Why Do We Need to Control the Mind?
6:00pm Vegetarian dinner

Sunday 5/28
6:00–7:15am Satsang
8:00am Light breakfast
10:00–11:30am All-Levels Yoga Asana Class
12:00pm Vegetarian lunch
1:00pm Karma Yoga
2:00–3:30pm Afternoon Talk: Resilience in Life Struggles
5:30pm Satsang with Swami Sitaramananda
7:00pm Reception and Soup

Monday 5/29
6:00–7:15am Satsang
9:30–11:00am All-Levels Yoga Asana Class with Swami Dharmananda
11:00pm Vegetarian Vietnamese brunch
1:00–2:30pm Afternoon Talk: Finding Purpose

Arrive Friday by 6:00pm and depart Monday afternoon.

Online: $195. (includes daily Satsang, 4 yoga classes and 3 comprehensive talks)

Your donations are tax-deductible!