Silent Auction

Final bidding will take place during our anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 5, 2018. You are welcome to bid by phone or email! Highest bid amounts will be updated online daily. Don't miss out!

Note: You do not have to be present on May 5 to be awarded an item. Bid donation for the item must be received by May 12 or the item will be assigned to the next highest bidder. Please pick up your item by May 19 at the latest.


Weekend for two in a luxurious
Shanti Cabin at the Yoga Farm
in Grass Valley

Beautifully-appointed cabin with en suite bathroom and shower. Quiet and peaceful. Includes two meals a day, two asana classes a day, two meditation sessions per day. Expires May 1, 2019. Book directly with Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. (value $640) Minimum bid: $300
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Painting by Cecile Picard

"The color of Love in the Cosmos is magenta # 16” Dimensions are: 13-1/4 x 17-1/4”, frame included; Medium: Watercolor, salt and oil paint (value $400)
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One weekend of Yoga of the Voice
with Silvia Nakkach

at the Vox Mundi School in Emeryville, CA
Offered October 2018 and/or April 2019 
(value $400 each) Two available
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Mira calligraphiae monumenta:
A 16th century calligraphic manuscript

Exquisitely inscribed by Georg Bocskay and illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel. Hardcover book with slipcase. A treasure. 5.5 x 7.5”, 424 pages (value $350)
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Vedic Astrology Consultation

With Komilla Sutton, internationally-renowned consultant, teacher, author and lecturer. Consultation can be done online, by telephone or in person in Brentwood, CA (East Bay). Expires May 1, 2019. (value $250)
Current bid: $100

Four private music lessons

Half-hour lessons at Inspire Music Center. Start from scratch or hone your skills. Piano, guitar, trumpet, voice... 1241 Taraval St. Includes registration fee. Does not expire. (value $154)
Current bid: $50

Ayurvedic Abhyangha Massage

With Kathy Gehlken at the Yoga Center. A traditional Ayurvedic warm oil massage used to detoxify, rejuvenate and balance. One 90-minute session. Expires December 15, 2018. (value $150) 
Current bid: $160

Alexander Technique Lesson

With Flora Ojanen at her private office south of Union Square, SF. Discover how learned, habitual movement patterns are interfering with your experience of ease, balance and well-being. One 90-minute session. Expires December 31, 2018. (value $130 each) Three available.
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Set of three books on visual information by Edward R. Tufte

Fascinating books, beautifully printed by the author. Excellent condition. Visual Explanations, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information.  (value $125)
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Tulip Stained Glass Panel

Handmade by one of our students. Size: 11 x 22”, including wood frame. (value $125)
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Green Leaf Motif Stained Glass Panel

Handmade by one of our students. Size: 9 x 17-3/4” (value $125)
Current bid: $130

Banyan Botanicals Selection

Includes 1 fl oz bottle of Focus liquid extract; 1 fl oz bottle of 7-Herb Energy liquid extract; 4 fl oz Daily Massage Oil; 4 fl oz Sleep Easy Oil; Triphala tablets (90); Pollen Protect tablets (90); Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner (value $102)
Current bid: $65

Indian Vegetarian dinner
brought to your home

Dinner for two or four, brought to your home. Four dishes, plus dessert. Does not include beverages. Expires December 15, 2018. (value $100-150)
Current bid: $100

Private Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop

With Kristin Mattias for up to 6 people at her house in the Outer Sunset near the Center. Groceries included. Learn the basics of an Ayurvedic kitchen and cook the following recipes together: Seasonal kitchari, Seasonal subji (veggie stir fry), Seasonal chutney, Takra. Expires December 15, 2018. (value $100)
Current bid: $105

Five-Week Yoga or Meditation Course

Sign up for a five-session course at the San Francisco Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. Yoga course, Meditation course, or Positive Thinking course. Expires May 1, 2019. (value $90)
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One private Yoga Class

Reserve your hour of personal yoga instruction at the San Francisco Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. Expires May 1, 2019. (value $90)
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Organic India Wooden Gift Box
with 240 Teabags

Contains a 120-bag selection of Original, Sweet Rose, Lemon Ginger, Turmeric Ginger, Masala Chai, Tulsi Sleep, Moringa and Green Tea. Includes 120 additional tea bags! (value $75)
Current bid: $60

One private tabla lesson
with Samrat Kakkeri

Any level. Expires December 15, 2018 (value $70)
Current bid: $50

32-ounce jar of organic Ghee

From Jersey Cow butter. Rich in vitamins A, D, E and K. Good for the digestive system, bones, brain, heart and immune system. (value $50)
Current bid: $30

Lakshmi Oil Lamp

Bronze, 7.5 inches tall. (value $50)
Current bid: $50


Therapeutic aromatherapy blends based on Ayurvedic principles includes three 4-ounce glass spray bottles: Clearing Spray (sage and juniper berry), Balancing Spray (lavender, sweet orange. cedarwood and lemon), and Tulsi Spray (Holy Basil, a sacred plant of India). Plus Releasing & Cleansing Bath Salts (lavender peppermint and lemongrass  (value $35)
Current bid: $40

Vintage Artisan Tools

Vintage 2-foot wooden foldable ruler with brass hinges and 10-inch brass and hardwood level, both made by I & D Smallwood Birmingham, England. (value $35)
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Vishnu Murthi

Bronze, 4.3 inches tall. (value $25)
Current bid: $25

Buddha Murthi

Bronze, 4 inches tall. (value $25)
Current bid: $25

$25 Gift Card from Cole Hardware

Sivananda Yoga is a Community Partner—always mention us when you shop there.
Current bid: $15

Dosas for Two at Udupi Palace

Ten options to choose from. 1007 Valencia Street, San Francisco (value $20)
Current bid: $10

100 Boots by Eleanor Antin

This book shows postcard photographs of the artist's arrangements of one hundred boots in a variety of settings, including in rows outside a bank, at a drive-in, in a line along a sidewalk, and gathered around a campfire. (value $15)
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Garuda Murthi

The vehicle mount of Vishnu. Bronze, 2 inches tall. (value $12)
Current bid: $25