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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
SPECIAL SATSANG with Yogi
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 has produced a series of hatha yoga
at home instructional videos. He is also a renowned
kirtanist and nada yogi who has recorded more than 56
For more information on Yogi Hari, go to www.yogihari.com.
By donation, please arrive early.
YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING
COURSE with Shyam and Mohini
SIVANANDA ASHRAM YOGA RETREAT
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS
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
For more information, go to www.sivanandabahamas.org
NEW! EARLY MORNING YOGA
FOUR-WEEK SERIES with Shyam
January 8-February 2
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Start your day, and the new year, in a positive
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.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE
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
Tuesday January 16, 6-7:30pm
Thursday January 18, 6-8pm (please note last class is
$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.
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.
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.