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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS


SPECIAL WEEKEND PROGRAMS
with PREM SADASIVANANDA
Friday March 16 thru Sunday March 18 (see below items)

We are very happy to welcome this gifted and much-loved teacher to the Yoga Warehouse for an inspiring weekend: a special yoga class Friday evening, a philosophy workshop Saturday afternoon and an uplifting Satsang Sunday evening (see individual items listed below).

Prem is a direct and long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who in the 1950s was sent to teach yoga in the west by his master, the renowned Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India. He is also a scholar of Vedantic Philosophy, Hindu Scripture and Sanskrit, and is well-known for his lively and humorous talks, his accessible teaching style and his unique ability to bring the ancient Yogic scriptures and texts to life in the modern world. For more information about Prem, go to his website.

YOGA CLASS with PREM
"The Healing Power of Hatha Yoga in Classical Yoga "
Friday, March 16, 6-8:15pm

One of the many benefits of traditional yoga is that it can be used as a healing modality. In this special yoga class, Prem will share with us how different practices of Hatha Yoga can improve our health and the functioning of the body’s many systems.

Students of all levels welcome. Space limited, advance signup required. $25. To register call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail us at yogis@yogawarehouse.org.

WORKSHOP with PREM
"Nurturing Sensitivity in Modern Times"
Saturday, March 17, 3-5pm


We generally think that being sensitive means to be overly open and vulnerable, and we wonder if being sensitive is really desirable. Real sensitivity, though, is one of the most beautiful and delicate flowers of our heart. It is the essence of spiritual awakening.

Discover the true meaning of sensitivity. Learn the art of how to cultivate healthy and deep sensitivity. Change the way you view your relationship with life!

$25. To register call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail us at yogis@yogawarehouse.org.

SPECIAL SATSANG with PREM
"Empower Your Life"
Take the reins of your life in your hands!
Sunday, March 18, 7-9pm

Prem has written a new inspirational and a practical book, Empower Your Life, that will infuse new life into your spiritual practice.

Inspired as always by the wonderful teachings of Swami Sivananda, Prem will share in the satsang some of the most inspirational messages from his book. There will be a book signing too!

Here is an excerpt from the book, from the chapter on Ideals:
"What we think, we become. Our growth depends largely on having an ideal and our ability to give form to it or manifest it in daily life. To work for an ideal is to put in the effort of our whole being. To live with an ideal in our heart is to be forever young. The greatest impelling force in life is to have an ideal. It is our ideals that shape our thoughts, words and actions. By choosing an ideal we set the bar high, a standard of certain realization and achievement. The greater our ideal, the greater the transformational power it exerts upon us."

The evening will begin with meditation, chanting and music played by Prem followed by the talk.

By donation, please arrive early.


YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE with Mohini
Tuesday March 20 thru Thursday March 29 (four classes)

This course provides an excellent step-by-step introduction to the theory and practice of yoga, emphasizing the practice of yoga postures, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, proper diet, and concentration. Each class will include a thorough introduction, explanation and demonstration of each posture or exercise. Space is limited so that each student can benefit from individual attention. After completion of this course, students will be able to confidently join any of the open, all-level classes on the regular schedule.

Beginners Course Schedule:
Tuesday March 20, 6-7:30pm
Thursday March 22, 6-7:30pm
Tuesday March 27, 6-7:30pm
Thursday March 29, 6-8pm (please note last class is 2 hours)

$75. Space limited, advance signup required. Participants must be able to attend all four classes. To register call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail us at yogis@yogawarehouse.org.


ADVANCED & BEGINNERS YOGA WEEKEND RETREAT
at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in the Catskill Mountains of NY
with Shyam and Mohini of the Yoga Warehouse
Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1


During this holiday weekend retreat, separate yoga classes will be held to help both beginner and more advanced students focus on improving and deepening their practice. Special coaching workshops, and talks on how yoga really works and how to maintain a successful home practice will also be offered.

There is a $25/day holiday surcharge in addition to accommodations or ashram day rate. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes, which are offered daily. For more information, go to sivanandayogaranch.org

Program Schedule:

Friday
2:00pm Check-in
4:00pm Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Satsang*
10:30pm Lights Out

Saturday
5:30am Wake Up Bell
6:00am Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am Brunch
10:45am Karma Yoga
12:00pm Optional Activity or Free Time (Coaching Class, Walk or Other Activity)
1:00pm Workshop
4:00pm Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Satsang*
10:30pm Lights Out

Sunday
5:30am Wake Up Bell
6:00am Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am Brunch
10:45am Karma Yoga
12:00pm Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan/chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.



ONGOING


SATSANG (MEDITATION AND KIRTAN)
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 COURSES (TTC)

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 growth.

Upcoming TTCs in the Catskill Mountains of New York:
March 11 — April 8
June 3 — July 1
August 2 — August 30

Upcoming TTCs in the Bahamas:
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.

 


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