Yoga Vacation Program
May 9 — 12, 2024

Self Healing with Yoga, Vedanta, and Ayurveda Symposium

Swami Dharmananda, Ramkumar Kutty, and Durga Leela

The process of what we call holistic healing is not just healing of the physical and mental bodies, it is seeing your own self in a new light. Self-Healing is returning to our true nature and removing the obscuration of the mind through Yogic and Ayurvedic practices, and through healing karma.

The Yogic and Vedantic approach to Self-Healing is based on the subtle understanding of a philosophical, consciousness-based interpretation of reality. Self-Healing is about treating the total person where the Self/Atman occupies the central role, and we understand that the Atman governs the body and mind from within. From this perspective, we prioritize our practices to discover, strengthen, and protect the connection to Self. The Ayurvedic approach to Self-Healing is based on the respect and understanding of Nature’s divinity and wisdom.

This is the complete spiritual path offered to ready spiritual seekers and health-conscious individuals in a nutshell. Taught by Swami Sitaramananda, the Acharya of Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, she will be joined by Swami Dharmananda, also of the Yoga Farm, Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, Ayurvedic physican from the Punarnava Ayurveda Community in Combiatore, India, and Durga Leela, the founder of Yoga of Recovery. Received condensed gems of wisdom from years of practice and teaching that will help you to go straight to the goal, knowing what is important, and what is not, to be successful in life and in Self-realization.

Offered as 6 satsangs and 7 workshops (subject to change).

The presentations associated with this Yoga Vacation Program begin with an 6am satsang on the first day of the program and conclude with an 2pm workshop on the last day of the program.  Click here to read more about the Yoga Vacation Program details and view the ashram schedule for yoga classes and meals during your stay. We suggest you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your program for the optimal experience.

Swami Dharmananda is the assistant director and spiritual advisor to staff and students of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, where he teaches yoga and meditation in the Teacher Training Course. He presents the classical teachings in a practical and accessible way to people of all backgrounds.

Dr. Ramkumar Kutty is a lifelong student of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian knowledge systems and an internationally renowned speaker. He is a founder-director of Punamava Ayurveda, and institution committed to universal wellbeing through authentic Ayurvedic practice. He works in collaboration with Yoga of Recovery, facilitating profound healing through cleanses and Panchakarma.




Durga Leela is an Ayurvedic and Yoga Therapy Specialist and the founder of Yoga of Recovery®, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and yoga with recovery tools for those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors. She teaches a holistic approach to recovery, integrating mind, body, and spirit. She overcame her own struggles with addiction and is a grateful member of 12-step fellowships for over 20 years. She is the author of Yoga of Recovery: Integrating Yoga and Ayurveda With Modern Recovery Tools for Addiction with a foreword by David Frawley.

May 9

morning satsang
What is Self Healing? | Ramkumar Kutty

noon workshop
Life and the Five Causes of Stress | Swami Dharmananda

2pm workshop
Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle: Daily Routines for Stress | Durga Leela

evening satsang
Healing Karma | Swami Sitaramananda via Zoom

May 10

morning satsang
Ganapati Vidya Homa

noon workshop
Managing Prana | Swami Sitaramananda

2pm workshop
Conscious Training: Sadhana | Durga Leela

evening satsang
16 Guna Types | Dr. Ramkumar Kutty

May 11

morning satsang
Imbalances of the Mind (Manovikaras) | Dr. Ramkumar Kutty

noon workshop
Sublimation of Desire | Swami Dharmananda

2pm workshop
Positive Thinking | Durga Leela

evening satsang
Finding Purpose: From Karma to Dharma |Durga Leela, Dr. Ramkumar Kutty

May 12

morning satsang
Selfless Love: Bhakti Yoga | Swami Dharmananda

noon workshop
Yoga of Relationship | Swami Swami Dharmananda

2pm workshop
Devotion: The 12th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita | Dr. Ramkumar Kutty

evening satsang
Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti


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