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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
ANNUAL BAHAMAS TRIP for
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.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE
Tuesday February 20 thru Thursday March 1 (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:
TuesdayFebruary 20, 6-7:30pm
Thursday February 22, 6-7:30pm
Tuesday February 27, 6-7:30pm
Thursday March 1, 6-8pm (please note last class is 2
$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 email@example.com.
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
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
June 3 July 1
August 2 August 30
Upcoming TTCs in the Bahamas:
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.