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Yoga Weekend for Beginners

Friday, June 3 Sunday, June 5 PDT

This retreat is offered with 3 options:

1. In-person immersive (We recommend you arrive Friday, depart Sunday 4:00pm)
2. In-person visiting (6:00am–4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday)
3. Online 6:00–7:30am, 8:00–9:45am, 1:00–2:30pm, 3:00–4:00pm Saturday and Sunday)


Yoga is the oldest system of self-development in the world encompassing body, mind and spirit. The ancient yogis had a profound understanding of our essential nature and of what we need to live in harmony and understanding with ourselves and our environment. Yoga provides a method for maintaining the balance between the body and mind. In fact, health is based on discipline of the mind and body. Over this weekend, learn the yoga postures, breathing exercises and theory step by step. No experience necessary.

Daily Schedule

4:00–5:00pm – The Five Points of Perfect Health
6:00–7:00pm – Yoga class #1
7:00pm – Vegetarian dinner
7:30–8:45pm – Bhagavad Gita Study (optional)

6:00–7:15am – Satsang (silent meditation, chanting and a talk)
8:00am – Light breakfast
8:30–9:30am – Proper Exercise and Relaxation
10:00–11:30am – Yoga Class #2
12:00pm – Vegetarian lunch
1:00pm – Karma yoga
2:00–3:30pm – Proper Breathing/Intro to Pranayama
4:00–5:00pm – Yoga Class #3
6:00pm – Dinner (optional for visiting)

6:00–7:15am – Satsang
8:00am – Light breakfast
8:30–9:30am – Positive Thinking
10:00–11:30am – Yoga Class #4
11:30pm – Vegetarian lunch
12:30pm – Karma yoga
1:30–2:30pm – Intro to Meditation
3:00–4:00pm – Yoga Class #5
4:30pm – Dinner (optional)
5:30pm – Satsang (optional)

Arrival & Departure

Arrival: Recommended check-in time is 2:00pm Friday. 

Departure: Check-out time is 12:00pm. You are welcome to stay in the Center for the rest of the afternoon, even after checking out of your room.

Recommended Course Material

Essentials of Yoga Practice & Philosophy by Swami Sitaramananda
Available to order from our online boutique.

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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