Emotional intelligence through yoga & ayurveda: the intensive

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
  • <br> 14651 Ballantree Lane <br> Grass Valley, CA 95949 <br> USA<br>
  • May 17 - 19, 2019 (3 days)
  • Tent - Bring Your Own - $350.00 Tent - Ashram Provided - $380.00 Om Cabin - Shared - $380.00 Om Cabin - Private - $510.00 Siva Cabin - Shared - $490.00 Siva Cabin - Private - $590.00 Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared - $490.00…

About us


How do we understand the emotional body? In āyurveda the mind begins in the heart, reaches downwards into the gut and upwards into the brain. The connections are easy to see as seats of instincts, feelings and sensation/thought. All our instincts and our rational thinking revolve around the mediating emotional state.

When our emotional state is one of creativity, innocence and joy, we see beauty, feel compassion and instinctually open to universal waves of loving. When our emotions are dominated by fear, anger and grief, we become susceptible to the 6 enemies of the mind: lust, rage, greed, jealousy, envy and delusion.

After years of personal practice, study and teaching on the relationship of the emotional body to our health and our peace of mind, the results Arun has gained offer clear, succinct information on the use of yogic tools. We will do a yoga practice to show their effectiveness in transforming fear, anger and grief into creativity, innocence and joy.

After 8 years of teaching Emotional Intelligence workshops at Sivananda Yoga Farm, in this first, the content has been greatly expanded to turn it into an intensive. Previous attendees are invited to come further deepen the journey as well.


Friday Evening Satsang 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Foundational aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga and where they intersect in therapy.

Saturday 8-9:30 am:

The preliminaries: diet, lifestyle and relationships

Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Understanding the tools of yoga in emotional therapy. We will examine the roles of kriya, vinyasa, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, japa, dharana and dhyana. That is cleansing breathing, sequencing to place in intelligent postures, awareness breathing, external and internal symbolization, internal locks, chanting, becoming aware through breath and body and finally sitting in awareness.

Saturday Evening Satsang 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Connecting satva (clarity) rajas (restlessness) and tamas (inertia) to our individual natures of vata, pitta and kapha: personalizing our emotional healing.

Sunday 8-9:30 am:

Svatantra nyāya: Finding that the logic inherent within wisdom and compassion equates with love and intelligence. This is the deeper healing, where we end up when we have learned the logic of the body as correct action, breath as correct speech and mind as superior contemplation.

Sunday 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Practical Session that will utilize all the yogic tools we speak about on Saturday so we can actualize the experience of emotional stability. A short talk will close out any additional needed explanations at the end. All levels of healthy practitioners are welcome. If you have special injuries or needs you may also observe the practice. It can be just as powerful.

Bonus session:

Sunday evening Satsang 8:30-9:30 pm

Connecting yogic thought to somatic psychotherapeutics and the concept of meditation as the goal of yoga: to include a short practice.

Ashram Schedule

6-7:30am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture

8-9:30am Emotional Intelligence Workshop

10am Brunch

10:45am Karma Yoga

12-3pm Emotional Intelligence Workshop

4-6pm Open Yoga Class

6pm Dinner

8-9:30pm Satsang: Talks with Arun

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Emotional intelligence through yoga & ayurveda: the intensive

at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

  • May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019 (3 days)


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