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NEW! EARLY MORNING YOGA PRACTICE
FOUR-WEEK SERIES with Shyam
January 8-February 2
and Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Start your day, and the new year, in a
This early-morning class series is open to anyone already familiar
with the Sivananda hatha yoga sequence, including pranayama (breathing exercises),
as practiced at the Yoga Warehouse. Each of the four weeks will focus on a different
subtle energetic theme:
* Concentration in Asana
Tuition $240. Pre-payment and preregistration
required. No drop-ins.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday January 9 thru Thursday January 18 (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 January 9, 6-7:30pm
Thursday January 11, 6-7:30pm
Thursday January 18, 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
BAHAMAS TRIP for SIVARATRI!
All-night celebration at Sivananda Yoga Retreat
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 13 and 14
Meet us at the Yoga
Retreat, an island paradise with crystal-clear water and pure white sand, a true
sanctuary of peace and natural beauty located on one of the most beautiful beaches
in the world. There we will share daily yoga practice, meditation, great vegetarian
food and the warm companionship of like-minded people from around the world. Make
your own travel arrangements and stay for as little or as long as you like.
On Tuesday night, join us for Sivaratri, one of the most important nights
of the yogic calendar. Sivaratri is an all-night celebration of Siva, the aspect
of the Divine that destroys the old and negative to make way for new creation.
We will celebrate with homas (fire ceremonies) and pujas (rituals) conducted by
Krishnan Namboodiri, tantric priest from South India. Senior staff of the ashram
will lead us in continuous Siva chants from dusk until dawn. The celebration will
end with a sunrise feast.
For information about the Yoga Retreat -- accomodations,
rates, etc. -- go to www.sivanandabahamas.org.
(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
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
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
Upcoming TTCs in the Bahamas:
December 4 December 31 (with Shyam and Mohini)
4 January 31
February 3 March 2
March 7 April 3
April 6 May 3
May 6 June 2
June 5 July 2
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.