We are all suffering, but Buddhists believe you don’t have to suffer. This special five-day retreat lead by Swami Dharmananda offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of suffering.

Through tools from Ancient and Wise Yoga you can learn to Alleviate suffering and bring bliss into your modern lives.

Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in the activities of a classical yoga ashram: taking part in Satsang (silent meditation, chanting and lecture), yoga classes-Yoga asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing), healthy and delightful brunches and dinners, karma yoga, free time, nature walks, meditation twice daily, and of course, the workshops on Karma and Dharma.

Swami Dharmananda is one of the main teachers of Hatha Yoga and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013, and works alongside Swami Vishnudevananda, who founded the ashram in 1971. Swami Dharmananda is keenly interested in yoga psychology and philosophy, presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is on 40 acres of land located in the Gold Country of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. The retreat runs from Sunday, May 11—Friday, May 16, 2014.