Special Programs & Event

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE with MOHINI
Tuesday February 4 thru Thursday February 13 (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 our regular schedule.

Beginners Course Schedule:
Tuesday February 4, 6-7:45pm
Thursday February 6, 6-7:45pm
Tuesday February 11, 6-7:45pm
Thursday February 13, 6-7:45pm

Mohini is the co-director of the Yoga Warehouse, which was established in 1998. She has dedicated her life to yoga study and practice and especially enjoys teaching beginners. She regularly teaches special courses at Sivananda ashrams and has helped to train and certify hundreds of Yoga teachers in classical Hatha Yoga as an instructor in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

$90. Space limited, advance signup required. Participants should be able to attend all four classes. To register call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail us at yogis@yogawarehouse.org.

ADVANCED ASANA AND PRANAYAMA CLASS with SHYAM
Saturday February 15, 3-5:15pm

This Yoga class will focus on longer holding and advanced variations of asanas within the context of the Sivananda sequence. During this 2-hour and 15-minute session we will learn some of the fun, different and challenging ways to practice inversions, forward bends, backward bends, balancing asanas and more. In addition we will practice holding some of the asanas for longer periods of time. Everyone will work at their own level with the only requirement a working knowledge of the techniques that we practice in the regular Yoga Warehouse classes.

Shyam is a co-director of the Yoga Warehouse, an award-winning Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Fort Lauderdale, which he founded in 1998. He regularly teaches special courses at Sivananda ashrams and has helped to train and certify hundreds of yoga teachers in classical Hatha Yoga as an instructor in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

Space limited, advance signup required. $25. To register call the YW at 954-525-7726 or e-mail us at yogis@yogawarehouse.org.

ANNUAL BAHAMAS TRIP FOR MAHA SIVARATRI !
All-night celebration at Sivananda Yoga Retreat
with Krishnan Namboodiri and Krishna Das !
Friday February 21

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.

On Friday night, join us for Maha Sivaratri, one of the most important events 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, all against the backdrop of continuous Siva chants from dusk until dawn. The celebration will end with a sunrise feast.

This year, we are excited that Krishna Das will be participating in the Maha Sivaratri chanting. A disciple of Indian sage Neem Karoli Baba, Krishna Das layers traditional Hindu kirtan with accessible melodies and modern instrumentation. He has become a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time.

Register early as this event will definitely sell out. Make your own travel arrangements and stay for as little or as long as you like. For information about the Yoga Retreat — accomodations, rates, etc. — go to sivanandabahamas.org