I will be going to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in the month of July for the ATTC (Advanced Teaching Training Course). It is in the Catskills, NY. Many people who live in NYC come to the Catskills for their vacation. It is about one hour north from NYC. It is a very pretty, serene and soothing sacred place to be. It is essential that yogis have their own professional development to maintain their knowledge and experience teaching yoga to students, so I go to the ashram at least once a year.
While at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, I will deepen my spiritual practice and my study of Hatha Yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja Yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit, so I can come back to serve you with the latest information on yoga practices, and meditation training. If you are interested in knowing what the courses are offered at the ashram, the link is http://www.sivanandayogaranch.org.
I would like to share the schedule at the ashram that will deepen my spiritual practice:
4:30am Wake up & self-guided Kriyas
5:00am Pranayama Practice
6:00am Satsang or Silent Walk
8:00am Hatha Yoga and Pranayama Class (all levels)
9:00am Anatomy and Physiology Class
11:00am Karma Yoga (selfless service)
12:00pm Raja Yoga or Sanskrit Lectures
2:00pm Main Lecture (Vedanta, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga)
4:00pm Advanced Asana and Pranayama Class
10:00pm Lights out
The red building is the dorm that I will be staying at. The retreat attendees have an option to camp out, or reside in a double room or a single room. The other picture is the ashram has a pond. It has a sauna which is across the pond. It is much better to take the long way around the pond than to swim across!
I will come home with a deepened knowledge and experience in yoga to draw upon that I will share with students at Deaf Roots and Wings. I am excited about our new upcoming fall classes, and please watch out for them so you can reserve your spots early!
If you have any questions, please let me know before the trip since I will be leaving on July 6th.