Special Programs & EventS
ONLINE SATSANG, LIVE FROM THE YOGA WAREHOUSE
with Shyam and Mohini
● Sunday June 7, 7pm
● Sunday June 21, 7pm
On Yoga Warehouse Facebook
In Satsang, people of different levels – from beginners to more experienced practitioners – meditate together. This kind of group practice creates a strong spiritual atmosphere, which allows a deeper experience of meditation. More about Satsang.
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LIVE ONLINE YOGA CLASSES, SATSANGS, COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE !
A selection of web offerings from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta ashrams and centers
●●● YOGA CLASSES ●●●
● Daily, assorted times
VARIOUS LEVELS from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in New York
● Daily 11am and 7pm EDT
(California times have been adjusted here to Eastern Daylight Time)
ALL-LEVELS YOGA ASANA CLASSES from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Northern California
● Daily 1:30pm and 8:30pm EDT
(California times have been adjusted here to Eastern Daylight Time)
GENTLE YOGA ASANA CLASSES from the Sivananda Yoga Center in Los Angeles
● Daily, assorted times (check individual classes for French, English or bilingual)
VARIOUS LEVELS INCLUDING PRENATAL, KIDS AND CHAIR CLASSES from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in Quebec
● Daily, assorted times (subtract 1 hour from Argentina times for EDT; classes in Spanish)
VARIOUS LEVELS INCLUDING KIDS CLASSES from the Sivananda Yoga Center in Buenos Aires
●●● SATSANGS ●●●
● Twice daily, 6:30am and 8:30pm
From the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in The Bahamas
● Twice weekly, Sundays and Wednesdays, 7:30pm
From the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in Upstate New York
● Various times, days (add 3 hours to California times for EDT)
From the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Northern California
●●● COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ●●●
●●● OTHER ●●●
● By Appointment
STRESS RELIEF ONLINE COUNSELING: A by-donation service to help maintain physical, mental and spiritual well-being, available in 12 languages, sponsored by Sivananda Yoga Health Institute – Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Northern California
CONNECT TO MANY MORE OFFERINGS FROM SIVANANDA CENTERS AND ASHRAMS AROUND THE WORLD
SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR OUR MARCH 13 STATEMENT
ON TEMPORARY CLOSING DUE TO COVID-19
YOGIC PRACTICES THAT CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR RESISTANCE
Yoga teaches many ways to keep your body clean and boost your immune system
● Jala Neti – Keep your nose clean!
Jala Neti is a technique used by yogis to stay disease-free. Nasal hygiene is maintained by removing mucus containing trapped bacteria, viruses and fungi through simple nasal irrigation. It also makes breathing practices (pranayama) deeper and more pleasurable. All you need is a neti pot, non-iodized salt and lukewarm water. For more information, see YW Store information below and our short instructional video.
● Kapalabhati – Keep your lungs clean!
Kapalabhati, the first breathing exercise in the Sivananda Yoga practice sequence, is a yogic kriya (cleansing technique) for the lungs. Forceful exhalations expel old, stale air from the lungs, making space for fresh, oxygen-enriched air. Daily kapalabhati practice in a well-ventilated space is highly recommended to keep the respiratory system clean and strong. Included in YW CDs, see below. (Our Yoga Warehouse 2 Go recordings are now available for free streaming or downloading.)
● Proper Diet (vegetarian or vegan) – Keep your food clean!
The Yogic diet helps us attain a high standard of health, a keen intellect and serenity of mind. Foods to boost the immune system are fresh, organic and easy to digest. Ayurveda (the Vedic science of self-healing) recommends taking ayurvedic herbs and also cooking with immune-boosting spices, such as turmeric and ginger. (Check out our Immune-Boosting Spice Mix in the YW Store item below.) We also recommend the documentary films Forks Over Knives and The Game Changers (both on Netflix) for some fascinating and motivating information!
● Proper Relaxation – Keep calm and carry on!
An adequate amount of good-quality sleep helps keep the immune system strong. Before going to sleep, practice auto-suggestion, which we do at the end of every Yoga class, to relax each part of the body, including the mind. This also can be done for 10-15 minutes at a time a few times per day to help us disconnect from stress, anxiety and tension.
● Mantra chanting – Enlist the power of vibration!
The Om Trayambakam Mantra, which we repeat three times at the conclusion of each Yoga class, is a life-giving mantra. Yogis teach that this mantra wards off death by accidents of all kinds and has a great curative effect for diseases. It is also a Moksha Mantra and bestows liberation. Included in YW CDs or streamed or downloadable classes, see below.
● Meditation – Your mind can be a strong ally!
Swami Sivananda writes that meditation acts as a powerful tonic and that the energy generated in the practice penetrates all the cells of the body and helps to cure all diseases. Modern science has established that meditation reduces stress, controls anxiety, helps to regulate blood pressure and even results in measurable and beneficial changes in the brain. Learn more in the book Meditation and Mantras, see below.
AVAILABLE FROM THE YOGA WAREHOUSE STORE
● Yoga Warehouse 2 Go audio classes
For your home practice, including the guided relaxation, we offer a two-CD set consisting of two Yoga classes (one with Shyam and one with Mohini). Both conclude with auto-suggestion and the Trayambakam Mantra. Please let us know if you would like us to email you a free written copy of the Trayambakam (Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra). (Our Yoga Warehouse 2 Go recordings are now available for free streaming or downloading.)
● Ceramic neti pots and salt
Beautiful handmade pots and a good-quality salt. We are happy to email free additional instruction on how to use a neti pot.
● Organic Ayurvedic Immune-Boosting Spice Mix
A delicious blend of turmeric, ginger and other spices for your cooking and eating pleasure
● Meditation and Mantras
This classic book by Swami Vishnudevananda starts by answering some simple questions about meditation. It then progresses through different techniques of mediation and gives practical instructions on how to start and maintain a meditation practice.
Call or email us to arrange a time to shop in person, or we will be happy to mail any items if you purchase them over the phone.
SPIRITUAL MOVIE NIGHT
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Date and time to be announced
Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, also known as Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature.
Director Marielle Heller told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s a story for our times, a story about kindness and family connection and trying to tap into our better selves.”
We will also be showing an excerpt from the 2018 documentary about Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
By donation. Please arrive early; doors close once movie begins.
March 13, 2020
THE YOGA WAREHOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Because of the uncertainty of the current situation, we are temporarily suspending all activities
For weeks now, we have been closely monitoring the situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). During that time we have worked hard to maintain a clean sattvic space and taken extra precautions for the safety of our students and teachers.
Unfortunately, it has become increasingly clear that when it comes to this pandemic we are in a time of great uncertainty, with many troubling unknowns. The limited availability of coronavirus testing is particularly disturbing, especially when there is growing evidence that people with COVID-19 may be at their most infectious before they start to feel unwell.
Therefore we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the center. The last thing we want is to be involved in spreading a dangerous disease even as we are teaching a way to attain physical and mental health. Please understand that we simply consider this to be the most prudent course of action and that no one associated with the center has to our knowledge fallen ill or tested positive for the disease. We also want to emphasize the temporary nature of the closing and will adjust the expiration date on everyone’s class cards when we reopen.
We are also exploring the possibility of using 21st century technology to continue our mission of promulgating the ancient teachings of yoga. If you haven’t signed up to receive our occasional emails please go here so that you can stay up to date with the latest YW news.