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SPECIAL SATSANG with Swami Sankarananda
Power of Positive Thinking"
Sunday, October 22, 7-9pm
us in welcoming Swami Sankarananda as a special guest speaker at our Sunday night
satsang. This inspiring and uplifting evening will begin with meditation and chanting,
followed by a talk by Swami Sankarananda on The Power of Positive Thinking.
Sankarananda is a peace pilgrim who walked across the USA for two and a half years.
In 2014 he walked from the southern California coast to the New York coast. He
now travels from town to town in a tiny motorhome named Prema emblazoned with
the words "Yoga for Peace." He travels to offer kindness, to inspire,
to demonstrate living in peace, and to share the ancient and universal teachings
of yoga through talks, workshops and practices.
For more information on
Swami Sankarananda, go to www.fromfear2peace.org.
donation, please arrive early.
SATSANG with Yogi Hari
Sunday, November 19, 7-9pm
Join us in
welcoming Yogi Hari as a special guest speaker at our Sunday night satsang. This
inspiring and uplifting evening will begin with meditation and chanting, followed
by a talk by Yogi Hari.
Yogi Hari studied closely with Swami Vishnudevananda
and Swami Nadabrahmananda for many years. He is an accomplished yogi who has trained
many teachers and was involved in the first Sivananda Center in Fort Lauderdale,
which was founded in 1969. Today, from his ashram in Miramar, he teaches another
integrated technique which he named Sampoorna Yoga, or the Yoga of Fullness. He
is the author of four books and is an renowned kirtanist and nada yogi who has
recorded more than 36 CDs.
For more information on Yogi Hari, go to www.yogihari.com.
donation, please arrive early.
TRAINING COURSE with Shyam and Mohini
SIVANANDA ASHRAM YOGA RETREAT
The Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training
Course (TTC) is a profound personal experience designed to build a firm foundation
of inner discipline and provide the proficiency to teach yoga to others. This
course, which was the first yoga teachers' training course in the West, is taught
all over the world at different times of the year (see links at bottom of page).
In December, you can join Shyam and Mohini of the Yoga Warehouse and senior
staff of the Sivananda organization at the Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas for this
inspiring 4-week experience. Mastery of any yoga practice is not necessary, only
your sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal growth. The
course fulfills the requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT 200-hour certification.
Shyam and Mohini are graduates of the International Sivananda Teachers Training
Course and the Sivananda Advanced Teachers Training Course and co-directors of
the Yoga Warehouse. They teach hatha yoga in the Sivananda Teacher's Training
Course and Advanced Teacher's Training Course.
For more information, go
EARLY MORNING YOGA PRACTICE
FOUR-WEEK SERIES with Shyam
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Start your day,
and the new year, in a positive way!
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
* Mantras and Chakras
Tuition $240. Pre-payment
and preregistration required. No drop-ins.
FOR BEGINNERS COURSE
Tuesday January 9 thru Thursday January 18 (four classes)
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:
January 9, 6-7:30pm
Thursday January 11, 6-7:30pm
Tuesday January 16, 6-7:30pm
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAHAMAS TRIP for SIVARATRI!
All-night celebration at Sivananda Yoga Retreat
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.
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.
SATSANG (MEDITATION AND KIRTAN)
Sunday evening, 7-8:30pm
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.
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
TEACHERS TRAINING COURSES (TTC)
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.
TTCs in the Catskill Mountains of New
Upcoming TTCs in the Bahamas:
November 4 December 1
December 4 December 31 (with Shyam and
January 4 January 31
March 7 April 3
April 6 May 3
May 6 June
June 5 July 2
July 5 August 1
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.