Special Programs & Events

SPECIAL 20th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND PROGRAMS
with Srinivasan
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20

We are happy to welcome Srinivasan to the Yoga Warehouse for an uplifting weekend of teachings: a timely and crucial workshop on ahimsa (non-violence) on Saturday, and an evening of music and yogic teachings on Sunday evening.

Srinivasan was a close student of Swami Vishnudevananda and spent many years with him. He is the acharya (spiritual director) of Sivananda yoga centers and ashrams on the East Coast of the United States (including the Yoga Warehouse) and directs the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Woodbourne, NY. A longtime friend and supporter of the Yoga Warehouse, he is a knowledgable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of yoga.

Saturday, May 19, 3-5pm
WORKSHOP with Srinivasan
Ahimsa, the Foundation of Self-Transformation

Violence, unfortunately, is age-old. In our culture today, it manifests in an age of mass shootings with no other apparent motive than an expression of existential frustration outside of the institutional violence that we take for granted. We have a culture that is running amok. The answer to the inner and outer mayhem that we are experiencing is ahimsa (non-violence), the foundational practice in the yogic system of self-transformation.

By donation – please arrive early.

Sunday, May 20, 7-9pm
SATSANG with Srinivasan
and special guest musician Jorge Alfano

One of the highlights of Srinivasan’s annual visits to the YW are these joyful evenings of guided meditation, chanting and an inspirational talk.

The satsang will feature music by South Florida’s Jorge Alfano, who has studied and worked with many noted masters and musicians all over the world. His specialties are flute and string instruments.

By donation – please arrive early.

20th ANNIVERSARY PUJA AND HOMA
with Krishnan Namboodiri
Sunday May 27, 7pm

We are honored and excited to welcome Krishnan Namboodiri, a South Indian Tantric priest, to the Yoga Warehouse! Krishnan Namboodiri is trained in the classical tradition of mantras (sacred sounds), pujas (prayers), homas (fire rituals), and yantras (sacred geometric designs). He is the priest of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas, in charge of performing daily rituals and special ceremonies. He is also a Vedic astrologer, and comes from a long family lineage of tantric priests, as well as being a popular hatha yoga teacher.

Krishnan Namboodiri will join us for our regular Sunday meditation gathering to guide us through a special ritual to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Yoga Warehouse. Everyone present will have the rare opportunity to participate in this auspicious ceremony!

Please join us for this special evening. All are welcome.
By donation, please arrive early.

SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL with Shyam and Mohini
at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas
Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14

So many movies are made purely for entertainment — but there are also artists creating movies that are serious, thoughtful attempts to convey ideas, information, and emotion in an uplifting or even mystical way. Interestingly, some of today’s great works of art are movies that either intentionally or unintentionally explore the subject of spirituality.

Enjoy a unique yoga vacation experience. Join us at the beautiful Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a series of daily movie screenings followed by interpretive discussions. Together, we will watch thought-provoking films – from classics to newer releases — in the spiritual environment of the ashram and ponder their deeper meaning with like-minded movie enthusiasts. (To find out which films will be shown, you have to come!)

For information on accommodations and rates, go to Sivananda Bahamas

SPIRITUAL MOVIE NIGHT
The Doctor From India

Sunday, July 1, 1pm
(Leaving Yoga Warehouse at 12:15pm)

Join us for an inspiring and uplifting film. Meet us at the YW for a walk along the New River to the lovely Savor Cinema (formerly known as Cinema Paradiso), just a few blocks from the Yoga Warehouse, for a special Sunday matinee!!

The Doctor From India is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of ayurveda from India to the west in the late 1970s. It is the beautiful and inspiring story of a man who has for decades been quietly at the center of a revolutionary movement to change the way we care for our bodies and our spirits.

This one-time-only showing was directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das) with an elegant musical score by Rachel Grimes, and features Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Claudia Welch.

The Yoga Warehouse is helping to sponsor this event and will have a table in the theater’s courtyard to promote yoga and ayurveda.

We will leave the Yoga Warehouse for the walk to the theater at 12:15pm, or you can drive directly to the theater and meet us there (there is free parking in the parking garage next to Savor Cinema).

For more information on this film and to watch a trailer go to The Doctor from India


ADVANCED YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE (ATTC)
with Srinivasan, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Paramananda, Swami Satyapremananda, Krishnpriya and Shyam
at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, Catskill Mountains, NY
Thursday July 5-Thursday August 2

The Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of hatha yoga, vedanta philosophy, raja yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit.

During this intensive course the student experiences the purifying and transformative power of a four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices. This unique and informative training will help you dive deeper into the path of meditation, focusing on the more subtle aspects of yoga. The course is taught by senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda and is considered to be the next step after the 200-hour Yoga Teachers’ Training Course. It fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certification.

For more information, go to ATTC

YOGA AND RELATIONSHIPS with Mohini and Shyam
at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, Catskill Mountains, NY
Friday July 20-Sunday July 22

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 while enjoying morning and evening meditation as well as special asana classes. Spend the weekend amid the beautiful natural surroundings and daily spiritual rhythm of the ashram, preparing physically, mentally, and spiritually for a life of companionship based in love rather than romance or need.

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.

For more information, go to Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch