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NEW SIVANANDA VANA DURGA ASHRAM SANCTUARY!
Please contribute to help build this sacred space in
We are extremely excited to contribute to this
campaign and we hope you will be, too! Our dear longtime
friends Satyadev and Nirmala of Atman Yoga in Medellin,
who have dedicated their lives to promote peace and
healing for their community and the planet, are raising
funds because they need our support to finalize the
construction of a beautiful yoga ashram in San Rafael,
Colombia, which will be the first Sivananda ashram in
all of South America! Fittingly, this peace offering
is being made in a country that is emerging from 60
years of civil war.
We hope to visit there soon and would love to have you
join us. In the meantime, the Yoga Warehouse is contributing
$1080.00 to this sacred project. If you would like to
join us, here are some links with information about
this beautiful place, the campaign and how you can help:
a short video highlighting the campaign and this sacred
more about this campaign (information in Spanish and
to this beautiful project here.
Every Sunday evening, 7-8:30pm
Satsang means association with the wise.
Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual
atmosphere which allows a deeper experience of meditation.
In satsang, people of different levels practice together
from newcomers to experienced Yoga teachers.
Satsang is the heart of the Yoga practice. It
consists of 30 minutes of silent meditation, 30 minutes
of meditative chanting of mantras and kirtan and an
easy-to-follow reading and/or talk on yoga philosophy
or psychology. The steady, joyful practice of satsang
tangibly builds the energy at the yoga center.
Our chant book reflects the inclusiveness of the Sivananda
lineage, with a section of chants for each of the main
deities, as well as chants in English and Hebrew. Many
of the Sanskrit chants are followed by translations.
There is a mysterious power in every word. Our Daily
Chants (Jaya Ganesha) and a few bhajans are usually
accompanied by harmonium and simple percussion. It is
not your voice, but the inner feeling that matters.
We recite Swami Sivananda's Universal Prayer and conclude
satsang with arati, an offering and receiving of Divine
Light. We also share prasad, a sweet offering.
Beginners and members of all traditions welcome. This
is a free event although donations are gratefully accepted.
Please arrive at least five minutes early.
"As Satsang is the only safe boat to take you
to the other shore of Bliss or Moksha [liberation],
you should all try as best as is in your power, never
to miss it." - Swami Sivananda
SIVANANDA TEACHERS TRAINING
The International Sivananda
Yoga Vedanta Centers make up the largest yoga organization
of its kind in the world, with more than 40 years of
experience in teaching this course, which was the first
yoga teachers training course in the West. The four-week
residential course, founded by Swami Vishnudevananda,
offers a profound personal experience and the opportunity
to increase strength and flexibility, develop greater
spiritual awareness, improve your power of concentration,
and enhance your self-esteem and self-discipline. Mastery
of any yoga practice is not necessary, only your sincere
desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal
Upcoming TTCs in the Catskill Mountains of New
March 11 April 8
Upcoming TTCs in the Bahamas:
November 4 December 1
December 4 December 31 (with Shyam and Mohini)
January 4 January 31
February 3 March 2
March 7 April 3
April 6 May 3
May 6 June 2
June 5 July 2
July 5 August 1
For information on the curriculum, schedule, accommodations,
rates and for more dates for Sivananda teacher training
courses all over the world (including California, Canada,
Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, England, France, Italy,
Austria, Poland, Lithuania, India, Thailand, Vietnam
and China), go to www.sivananda.org.