Sadhana Intensive March 2019
- Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center in Da Lat, Vietnam
- K'lan Resort, Hoa Hong Street, Ward 4, by Tuyen lam Lake, Dalat City, Lam Dong province
- Mar 17 - 31, 2019 (15 days)
- Tenting - $1,100.00 Ng? l?u - $770.00 Shared 4-person - $1,200.00 Phòng 4 ng??i - $840.00 Single Room - $1,600.00 Phòng 1 ng??i - $1,120.00
Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of yoga in the West for next 40 years. This course is based on individual self-practice divided into two or three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense and prolonged pranayama. Students work towards eight hours of hatha yoga per day which is balanced by the study of classical scriptures.
- Explanation and practice of advanced pranayama, bandhas (locks) and mudras (seals).
- Daily self practice of asana.
- Practice of shat kriyas (cleansing techniques).
- Mouna (at certain times of the day) to conserve the vital energy
- Practice of kriyas.
- Morning and evening satsang with meditation and chanting.
- Two or three practice sessions of asana and advanced pranayama incorporating bandhas and mudras.
- Study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika / Viveka Chudamani / Srimad Bhagavatam.
- Morning almond milk drink, brunch and dinner.
- Participation in entire daily schedule is mandatory. The course director may change the schedule according to the need of the students.
The course demands a high level of self-discipline and students are guided according to individual needs. Students are expected to remain within the ashram premises throughout the course with no free days, no access to telephone or email and a strict sattvic diet (salt, spice, tea and sugar free). The highly controlled environment is vital for this type of practice. The course requires some preparation from the student. Interested students are advised to prepare by following a regular daily hatha yoga practice and a sattvic lifestyle. Sound physical and mental health is a pre-requisite. Sadhana Intensive affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects. Sadhana Intensive courses are open only to Sivananda Teachers Training Course (TTC) graduates. Good physical and mental health as well as a high degree of self-motivation are required due to the very intensive nature of the course.
An internationally recognized certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre organization (ISYVC) is awarded on completion of the course.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: 12pm Mar 17th
Departure: 12pm Mar 31th
What to bring
- “Viveka Chudamani” by Sankaracharya A standard text on Vedanta philosophy which describes the practical methods towards realizing the Self.
- “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” by Yogi Swatmarama with commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda. This classical text on Hatha Yoga explains in detail asanas, pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas and the process of awakening the Kundalini.
- “Srimad Bhagavatam” by Vyasa Maharishi is one of the most important works on Bhakti Yoga. Listening to these stories fills the mind with universal love and opens the heart.
- Sadhana Intensive course manual (supplied)
Copies of the texts, personal toiletries, towel, asana mat, meditation cushion, comfortable footwear, warm clothing and shawl are useful. The ashram boutiques stock most of these items including books, stationery and clothing. Remember to take your TTC uniforms and a copy of your TTC diploma. Students are expected to wear their uniforms during satsang and lecture times. Uniforms are not provided for the course but are usually available for purchase at the ashram boutique.
Accommodations and Cost
Shared (2 people)……….$1300
Peaceful and beautiful place, with real yogi life My experience was fantastic. I was able to learn a lot about theory, meditation and Asana practice. People were very kind, helpful and keen to share knowledge. The training center is located in a gorgeous area in the mountains of Da Lat. The food was also great. I can’t wait to come back and my daily life has changed with the new things I learnt there. Deborah B October 8, 2017 Rio de Janeiro Chef
Venue HighlightsOpen to guests year round, the Yoga Resort and Training Center welcomes people from around the world, and provides a peaceful setting in which to find a way back to a holistic lifestyle in harmony with nature. Our guests often testify to the effect of a sense of stress relief and the experience of improved physical, emotional, and spiritual health. You can join for a minimum of 3 days, for a week, or longer.
Designed by Yoga Master Swami Sivananda, the daily routine at the Yoga Resort is the core of a practice to restore good health on all levels:
6:00am Satsang – Meditation, Kirtan chanting, Lecture, or Silent Walk
8:00am Asanas and Pranayama
10:00am Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga
2:00pm Yoga Vacation Workshop
4:00pm Asanas and Pranayama
6:00pm Vegetarian Dinner
7:30pm Satsang – Meditation, Kirtan chanting and Lecture
- Free Wifi
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineThe Yoga Resort uses mostly organic, locally produced vegetables. Meals at the ashram are freshly prepared with love and care by dedicated karma yogis. Following Yoga tradition, meals are vegetarian, including a limited amount of dairy items. Eating a plant-based diet has been conclusively shown to be good for health and well-being, it is detoxifying and nutritive at the same time.
Meals are offered at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, with a small fruit snack served in the afternoon. Additional snacks are available in the boutique if needed.
In the case that you have special dietary restrictions please mention on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please note that meat, fish, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, and eggs are not served in the Yoga Resort. We ask guests not to bring these items onto the Yoga Resort property.
AccommodationsThe Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center is located amidst the secluded pine forests surrounding Tuyen Lam Lake, close to the hill-station town of Dalat, Vietnam, famed for its moderate climate and scenic beauty. The fresh air and silence of the forest location have moved many to remark on the healing atmosphere.
The location offers opportunities for walking, with several vantage points from which the local countryside can be admired. Regular walks up on the mountainside in the early morning, in time to watch the sunrise, or in the evening enjoy the light of the full moon or for star-gazing, are popular events in our program. On warmer evenings we often enjoy meditation outdoors in the light and warmth of a campfire. Close to our main Yoga hall a classical walking labyrinth provides a place for contemplative walks.
Guests are housed in villa-style buildings, each with 3-5 separate rooms, that are spread over the property. Accommodation is simple, providing basic comforts. Bedding and towels are provided. Please note that housekeeping services are not provided during your stay.
Guest accommodation is provided in villa-style buildings, each with several rooms, that are situated in the forest area. All rooms have attached bathrooms. Single occupancy is available, we also have some double rooms, other rooms have 3-4 beds.
Facilities are simple, providing basic comfort. There is no air conditioner or heater provided. Please note that we do not provide housekeeping services for your room during your stay.
Dalat Lien Khuong airport, 45 minutes drive
from the Yoga Resort, is served by daily flights
from major cities in Vietnam. International
travelers are advised to fly to Ho Chi Minh
City, from where there are many connecting
flights to Dalat. Pick up from Dalat Lien
Khuong airport by a local taxi company can
Dalat is 300 km from Ho Chi Minh, 660km
from Da Nang, 135km (3 hour drive) from Nha Trang/Cam Ranh, the closest beach town.