About Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
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Tenting Guests may bring their own tent and gear and camp on the land. Sleep closer to nature in the fresh, open air. There are deck platforms designated for tenting. - $50/night per person Om Cabins Pleasant, simple lodging can be booked as single, double or dormitory-style for four (with 2 bunkbeds). Our Om Cabins are placed in a peaceful and tranquil setting, on a gentle hillside overlooking the pond and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ashram. Each cabin is named for a different virtue, such as happiness or contentment. Each cabin is furnished with a dresser, desk, night stand, ceiling fan and propane heater. Om Cabin guests share a nearby bath house. - Dorm: $65/night per person - Double: $85/night per person - Single: $130/night Siva Cabins Nestled at the base of Siva Temple Hill and offering a beautiful view of the valley these five cabins are our newest accommodations. They feature an outdoor porch, bamboo wood flooring and are built with high grade materials and can be booked for either single or double occupancy. Furnished with a side table, dresser and propane heater, each cabin has a private bathroom, including shower. - Double: $120/night per person - Single: $170/night Deluxe Shanti Cabins 50% larger than the Siva Cabins and located close to the central yoga halls, these extremely comfortable, spacious cabins are tastefully furnished and decorated. Watch the deer wander by from the front porch with sun shade. For your comfort, an air conditioner, propane heater and ceiling fan are provided; furnishings include a desk/table and chairs, dresser/wardrobe and a sitting area. A small refrigerator, dishes and cutlery are provided. Options for single, double, or triple occupancy are available. The Shanti cabins include private bathrooms with showers. - Triple: $120/night per person - Double: $160/night per person - Single: $240/night - Family of 2: $280/night per family - Family of 3: $320/night per family Non-Overnight Rates If you will not be spending the night at the ashram, rates are as follows: - Meal Only: $10 - Yoga Asana/Pranayama Class Only: $15 - Meal and Class: $20 - Day Rate: $35 (include 2 meals and 2 yoga class) Meals Two buffet-style vegetarian meals (prepared according to Yogic and Ayurvedic dietary principles) are served daily. Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions, and caffeinated beverages. No smoking, alcohol, or drugs allowed on the premises. - Meals are served in the dining hall/sunroom which has just recently been enclosed.
How to Get There
By Air to San Francisco: Public Transit - We recommend that you book train (Amtrak) or bus service from San Francisco to Auburn station and we will have one of our staff pick you up there to transport you to the Yoga Farm. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) departs from San Francisco Airport; look for the "BART" signs or ask at any information booth for directions. Travel on BART to Richmond Station and transfer there to Amtrak Station (a short one minute indoor walk). From there continue on Amtrak to Auburn Station. Please contact us at least one day ahead of your travel to advise your plans so that we may arrange to meet you upon arrival in Auburn. PLEASE NOTE that Amtrak offers bus service from Sacramento to Auburn. Although the schedule is shown at www.amtrak.com it is not possible to purchase tickets online for bus travel. For this you will simply need to arrive at the Sacramento Amtrak station with a few extra minutes and purchase the ticket there. By Air to Sacramento airport: Public Transit - We recommend that you book www.amtrak.com train or bus service from Sacramento to Auburn station and we will have one of our staff pick you up there to transport you to the Yoga Farm. You may take the airport shuttle to the Amtrak station in Sacramento and transfer there. Please contact us at least one day ahead of your travel and advise your plans so that we may arrange to meet you when you arrive in Auburn. PLEASE NOTE that Amtrak offers bus service from Sacramento to Auburn. Although the schedule is shown at www.amtrak.com it is not possible to purchase tickets online for bus travel. For this you will simply need to arrive at the Sacramento Amtrak station with a few extra minutes and purchase the ticket there. Supershuttle - is also available if you would like a direct ride to the ashram or to Auburn. By Car: From I-80 exit in Auburn and onto Hwy. 49 North towards Grass Valley. Go 11 miles to Wolf Road (traffic signal light) and turn Left. (note that right side of the intersection is Combie Rd.) Go 1.8 miles and turn right onto Duggans Rd. Go 2 miles to the end of the road and turn left on Lime Kiln Rd. Go 2.4 miles - (the road becomes McCourtney Rd.) (continue straight). Continue 1.2 miles and turn left on Ballantree Lane. (You will note an Adopt-a-Highway sign 1 mile ahead of the turn that the "Yoga Farm removes litter") Go 0.9 miles to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm driveway and turn left (It is marked by a big sign.) Please drive 10 MPH ONLY on Ballantree Lane.
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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Reviews
Absolutely fabulous. We have been guests of the Yoga Farm for three times - in a row - and every visit makes me and my wife Umarani feel that we are in the most eco-friendly place that has a natural air of divinity. Vastuwise we have found the 80-acre land fairly well balanced and certain of the suggestions that we give every them have been sincerely implemented and the powerful metaphysical energies have grown manifold. In our last visit, we created a special energy space for Swami Sita Mataji. We have been invited for the Astro Conference in 2017 July where we will be conducting a workshop on the science of Vastu incorporating astrological ideas too. Those of you traveling for a holiday should not miss this beautiful sacred ashram premises where excellent accommodation with delicious vegetarian food is provided. A week here strengthens you physically and metaphysically with the different options of participation provided.
My first time at a yoga retreat. I came alone but got a shared cabin with bathroom. My roommate was very pleasant and we really didn't see much of each other. The lodgings were comfortable. The food was vegetarian (almost vegan) and very delicious. We had a late breakfast and supper each day. Our day was more structured than I expected beginning at 5:30 a.m. I went to all the activities the first evening and morning but after that I was more selective. The downside was it was a huge storm during my time so the designated free time for hiking, etc. was spent in my cabin. There was no communal place for the guests to hang out and get to know each other. I think it would be beautiful in the spring or fall and I understand the yoga and workshops take place outside at that time of year. All in all, I liked my visit and may go again.
Back in 1974 I had the extraordinary experience of meeting Swami Vishnudevananda while he was teaching a free yoga class to inpatients at San Francisco General Hospital's drug and alcohol detox ward. It's taken me 42 years to reconnect to this memorable experience via the Yoga Farm and Swami Sita. For anyone who has never been exposed to classical yoga and the overwhelmingly positive spirit of Sivananda I'd high recommend a visit to the Yoga Farm. It's a beautiful experience you won't regret.
I love it here. The people are so friendly and caring. It's like coming home to family whenever I return. It's a wonderful place to fill your spiritual cup, rejuvenate, and feed your soul.
I lived at the farm in the mid to late 70's, it has always been an important period in my life. I'm forever grateful to swamiji & everyone who was a part of the Sivananda organization at the time..........& everyone who has kept up the work over the years for others.............