Day at the Ashram

Sunday July 24th, 2016 @11am – 5pm
Sidrabene Retreat Centre
Hosts: Shonna Annapurna Brown & John William Bauld
Special Guest: Ram Vakkalanka
Burlington, ON Canada
Tickets $135/ea
Two-Ticket PROMO $216 (savings of $54)
Day of The Event $150/ea


A Day at The Ashram will be your day to retreat in nature and expand deeper into your spiritual practice (sadhana). Experience the sacred connection of community as we delve into the 4 paths of yoga (Karma, Bhakti, Raja, Jnana) through chanting, puja, pranayama, asana, meditation, selfless service, and relaxation. A healthy vegetarian meal will be served for lunch with time to explore the beautiful breathtaking 70-acre property buried in the hillside of the incredible Niagara Escarpment. Facilitated by Shonna Annapurna Brown & John William Bauld (Maha Deva) with Special Guest Ram Vakkalanka. See you at the Ashram – Om Namah Sivaya.

10:30am – 11:00am – Arrival
11:00 am – Opening Puja with Ram Vakkalanka
11:45 am – Meditation & Pranayama
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Asana
1:00pm – 2:30pm Lunch/ Relaxation / Karma Service
2:30pm – 4:30pm Chanting/ Kirtan
4:30pm – 5:00pm Closing Meditation




John William Bauld (MahaDeva) & Shonna Brown (Annapurna) are the founders of ANANDAFEST EVENTS. They travel internationally sharing the classical teachings of yoga and the divine practice of Bhakti (loving devotion) through their music.


ram-slider-1RAM VAKKALANKA

Ram Vakkalanka grew up in India, immersed in music, Vedic tradition, the Sanskrit language, and yogic way of life. Today he is a teacher, Yoga philosopher, meditation instructor, Sanskrit expert, Sitar performer, and Kirtan singer. He brings his expertise and gifts to the world through retreats, public speaking, performances, webinars, one-on-one sessions, and recorded media. He travels around through Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Thailand, spreading his teachings. He has been featured in print, broadcast on radio and TV, and made appearances at many events such as the Toronto Yoga Conference, Montreal Chant Festival, Global Mala Festival, and Ananda Festival.



Sidrabene Retreat Centre
5100 Appleby Line Burlington, Ontario CANADA L7M 0P5 | Tel (905) 335-3849

Sidrabene Retreat Centre is located in (North) Burlington, ON – County of Halton, just south of the majestic Niagara Escarpment, aprox 45 mins West of Toronto, and 50 mins north of the US Border. The tranquil Retreat Centre and Camp, boasts rolling fields, walking trails, a salt water swimming pool, snack shop/restrooms, an indoor community centre and camping is available on site. Bronte creek runs through the site, which adds to the peacefulness of the space.

Onsite parking is located on the grounds. If you are taking public transit, please consult the GO schedule here. From Union Station, downtown Toronto it is aprox 40 mins west to the Appleby Ln Go station in Burlington. The location is aprox 10-15 mins north on Appleby Ln by car. Burlington taxi’s information is located here or call (905) 333-3333




Camping and dorms are available onsite at an additional cost, please contact Sidrabene Retreat Centre directly to arrange your tent space or dorm accommodation.

Sidrabene (905) 335-3849 |



CAMPING: Imagine being lulled to sleep under the stars by the sound of gentle running water from the nearby creek after a day of practicing yoga, meditation and taking in an evening concert – bliss! Sidrabene has many private camp sites available in the heart of nature. The most coveted sites along the creek fill up quickly, and many of the sites are surrounded by trees. All camping areas are on a first come, first serve basis. There are more than enough spots to set up camp within the 70 acres, however arriving early is advised for those who wish to camp so as to have the first choice of the sites. Camping Checklist
HOTELS: For out of town attendees who wish to stay offsite, a list of nearby hotels, motels & B&B’s is listed below:

Burlington Hotels Online          Milton Hotels Online            Bed & Breakfasts

Downtown Burlington, Ontario’s beautiful waterfront


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