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 Meditation & Positive Thinking

Meditation Course
Meditation is a mysterious ladder which reaches from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to knowledge.” – Swami Sivananda

Meditation is considered the most important of all the yoga techniques and is an invaluable tool for peace of mind and amotional balance. This 4-week course provides instruction in the basic meditation techniques and theory for starting a personal meditation practice.

• Why meditate? • How to start a meditation practice • Sitting positions, conscious breathing and mental relaxation • Developing concentration • Mantras – tools for meditation
• Individual guidance by an experienced teacher.
Meditation Course
Recommended reading: Sivananda Book of Meditation by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.
Mondays 8.00 - 9.30pm July 6 - 27
Monday - Thursday 6.30 - 8.00pm August 24 - 27
Positive Thinking Course
Every thought has literal value to you in every possible way.
What you think upon, that you become
Swami Sivananda

The yogic understanding of thought has helped many individuals to find new meaning in their daily lives. This 4- week course is filled with many practical techniques for facing both inner and outer obstacles through an understanding of the transformative power of thought.

• The nature of thoughts • How habits are formed • Developing thought power
• Transforming negative emotions
Positive Thinking Course
Recommended reading: Thought Power by Swami Sivananda.
Tuesdays 8.00 – 9.30 pm May 12 - June 2
Monday - Thursday 6.30 - 8.00pm August 3 - 6

Cost Meditation or Positive Thinking course:  

One Course: Members £44   /   Non-members £63      /   Concessions £53.50
Two courses: Members: 80   /   Non-members: £115   /   Concessions: £98


Special courses and Study Groups

The next step in your meditation practice

With Swami Jyotirmayananda

‘’Meditation gives the vision of unity and produces a sense of oneness. Meditation is an aeroplane that helps the practitioner to soar high in the realms of eternal bliss and everlasting peace.”– Swami Sivananda

The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, arts, sports training and healing. Meditation can greatly improve our health and the quality of life.  This 4 session course is designed to help you deepen your meditation experience and to learn further techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting.


Prerequisite: meditation course, positive thinking course or participation in satsang



  • The health benefits of meditation based on medical research
  • Overcoming restlessness and encouraging the relaxation response
  • Overcoming mental dullness
  • Vedantic meditation to go beyond ego consciousness
  • The practice of detachment from thoughts
  • The use of sound energy to transcend the mind
  • Benefits of mantra japa
Recommended reading: Meditation and mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and The Sivananda Book of Meditation
Wednesdays 8 - 9.30pm May 13 - June 3
Sanskrit for beginners

Sanskrit, the language of yoga and ayurveda, is considered to be the Mother of all languages. The language in which all the major scriptures of yoga have been written is full of charm and great beauty. In this introductory course you will learn how to write, read and speak simple Sanskrit. By studying Sanskrit, you will enrich your understanding of the depths of yoga.



Nina Fallwell is a Sanskrit instructor with many years of teaching experience.


Recommended reading:  workshop material and handouts that will be distributed during the course


Recommended reading: Workshop material and handouts that will be distributed during the course
Mondays 6.30 – 8.00pm April 13 - May 11  * There will be no class on the Bank Holiday of 4 May

Cost Special courses and Study Groups:  

One Course: Members £44   /   Non-members £63      /   Concessions £53.50
Two courses: Members: 80   /   Non-members: £115   /   Concessions: £98

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