Sonoma Ashram Daily Schedule

Ashram residents maintain a regular schedule of daily practice which includes meditation, yoga and seva (selfless service). Noble silence is observed early morning to 8:00 am each day. 

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
6:15 am Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation    
9 am Morning Teaching Morning Teaching Morning Teaching Morning Teaching Morning Teaching    
9:30 am  

Yoga Asana


10 am           Meditation  Meditation
10:40 am             Babaji's Satsang
1 pm - 2 pm          


4 pm - 5:30 pm              
7:00 pm Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation

Daily Offerings

Meditation: 30 minutes silent sitting preceded by short ritual for the health and happiness of all (puja) and resonation of the seed mantras OM-MA-KRINg

Satsang: inspirational talk and sharing


GENTLE HATHA - Level 1 Practice

9:30 am - 10:45 am (Tue)

This beginner’s course helps yoga students discover the benefits of integrating gentle yoga stretches into daily practice. We will find time to cultivate balance in the body through reclined, seated and standing postures. Along with guided meditation and breathing techniques, this class follows a complete and centering Hatha yoga approach. 

Marilyn Knight-Mendelson

Marilyn has been practicing yoga since 1974 when she was living in India, and over time has immersed herself in various styles, notably Iyengar and Raja Yoga. For the past ten years, she has taught at her Napa studio and also at Sonoma Ashram. In her classes, Marilyn guides students towards greater physical and emotional flexibility and a deeper awareness of inner potential by combining slow asana flows with sustained poses interspersed with brief rest periods and contemplative practices. Marilyn addresses all aspects of traditional Hatha Yoga, including asanas, pranayam and meditation, to provide a complete and fulfilling yoga experience.

Marilyn holds certifications through Yoga Alliance (RYT - 200) and the Mindful Yoga Therapy Center (teaching yoga to trauma victims). She studied Iyengar Yoga with Noelle Perez Christiaens at the “Institut de L’Aplomb” in Paris in 1978 and also received certification in yoga principles and instruction from Edoardo Beato from the Kailas School of Yoga in Padua, Italy. A long time student of Babaji, she has received his blessing to teach yoga, meditation and certain Hindi spiritual texts.