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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
YOGA AND RELATIONSHIPS
with Mohini and Shyam
NEW YORK CITY SIVANANDA YOGA VEDANTA CENTER
Sunday August 27, 6:15-8:30pm
Discover how the classical teachings of yoga
can help you find and sustain a rich, loving relationship.
Explore the yogic keys to a deep and fulfilling partnership
at the historic New York City Sivananda Center in the
Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Learn how to prepare
yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually for a
life of companionship based on love rather than romance
This special satsang, which is free and open to all,
will be preceeded by an Advanced Asana Class with Shyam
from 4-6pm (Yoga class is $15. Space is limited, preregistration
Following a spiritual pilgrimage to the Himalayas in
1999, Mohini and Shyam renounced their professional
careers to dedicate themselves to the practice, study
and teaching of the full range of authentic yogic practices
in the lineage of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda.
They are the co-directors of the Yoga Warehouse, which
they founded in 1998. They regularly teach special courses
at Sivananda ashrams and have helped to train and certify
hundreds of yoga teachers in classical hatha yoga as
instructors in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
Satsang is free and open to all. For more information,
go to www.sivanandanyc.org
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
HELP FOR HAITI CAMPAIGN
You can still give!
After Hurricane Matthew caused widespread destruction
and suffering in Haiti in early October 2016, the Yoga
Warehouse teachers and students began a charitable campaign
to help. The result was that we collected a substantial
amount of food that was delivered to Haiti through the
Food for the Poor organization, and almost $1500.00
in monetary donations for two worthy Haitian charities
on which we chose to focus our efforts.
Although the formal campaign has concluded, it is still
possible to make direct donations to those two charities.
If you would like information on how to give, go to:
Lambi Fund of Haiti
Three Little Flowers Center
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
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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.