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Chandrika
How Yoga Works
Beneficial effects of yoga, relaxation and meditation on the physiology
With Chandrika, MD
November 17 – 19
Beneficial effects of yoga
Yoga techniques and mental exercises (meditation) have become an integral part of Western culture and are finding increased acceptance in medicine. This course is based on scientific medical research proving the physical and mental benefits of a regular practice of yoga, relaxation and meditation.
Workshop and class topics:
Monday November 17
6.30pm Workshop: The effects of asanas on the musculoskeletal system
8.00pm Yoga class focusing on gentle stretches for the lower back
Tuesday November 18
6.30pm Workshop: Benefits of yoga for heart, heart disease and risk factors
8.00pm Yoga class: relaxation in the asanas

Wednesday November 19
6.30pm Workshop: Benefits of yoga on the nervous system and stress reduction

8.00pm Yoga class:Asanas for emotional balance

Chandrika is a medical doctor and a Sivananda Yoga Teacher. She teaches anatomy and physiology in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses in Europe.
Class: Members £7.50 / Non-members £11.00 / Concessions £9 / one tick on class card
One workshop: Members £12.50 / Non-members £17.50 / Concessions £15.00
Swami Kailasananda
Satsangs
With Swami Kailasananda,
Yoga Acharya
November 23 – 28
Swami Vishnudevananda
Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers’ Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with clarity, precision and deep insight.
Sunday November 23
6.00pm: Satsang “Vedanta, the path beyond sorrow”
Friday November 28
4.00pm: Satsang “Inspiration from the life of Swami Vishnudevananda”
Satsang: free of charge. Donations are welcome.
Christmas
Christmas Party Saturday December 6, 6pm
With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya and Swami Jyotirmayananda
Join us for a spiritual and joyous evening of chanting, carol singing, festive feast and a surprise visit…
Children of all ages are especially welcome. Suggested minimum donation: £8
Christmas Eve Satsang Wednesday December 24, 6pm
With meditation, mantra chanting, Christmas carols and Christmas meal.
New Year’s Satsang, Swami Vishnudevananda’s Birthday
& Chanting for World Peace Wednesday December 31, 8pm
With Om Namo Narayanaya chanting, the celebration of Swami Vishnudevananda’s birthday, feast and silent meditation into the New Year.
Christmas Intensives December 27 – 30
Level 1 Suitable for complete beginners. Practice of basic postures, breathing and relaxation
Level 2 Further practice of the basic postures, simple variations and preparations for
the practice of the headstand.
Meditation Practical and theoretical techniques for focusing and stilling the mind
Level 1 Saturday December 27 and Sunday December 28 4 – 5.30pm
  Monday December 29 and Tuesday December 30 6.30 – 8pm
Level 2 Saturday December 27 and Sunday December 28 4 – 5.30pm
  Monday December 29 and Tuesday December 30 6.30 – 8pm
Meditation Saturday December 27 and Sunday December 28 6 – 7.30pm
  Monday December 29 and Tuesday December 30 8 – 9.30pm

Level 1 or 2 : Members £30 / non-members £42 / Concessions £36
Level 1 and level 2: Members £53 / non-members £75 / Concessions £64

Meditation course: Members £44 / non-members £63 / Concessions £53.50

Prem the quintessence of love divine
January 28 – February 3
with
Special Guest of Honour,
Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhagavatacharya,
Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan, North India
Bhagavad Acharya Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya is a spiritual teacher in a family tradition of more than 500 years. His father initiated him into the teachings of the classical Bhakti scriptures in the Radha Raman Temple. For many years, Sri Venugopal Goswami studied under the world famous Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj, an award-winning leading exponent of classical Hindustani music.
Programme
Wednesday January 28
4.00 pm
6.00 pm
7.30 pm
Yoga class: “Classical variations of Swami Vishnudevananda”
Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: “Simplicity, the art of right living”
Bhagavata Saptaha “Bhakti, the language of the soul”
Thursday January 29
4.00 pm
6.00 pm
7.30 pm
Yoga class: “Increasing awareness in the asanas”
Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: “The inter-connectedness of self effort and divine grace”
Bhagavata Saptaha: “Inner freedom, the key to happiness”
Friday January 30
4.00 pm
6.00 pm
7.30 pm
Lecture with Swami Jyotirmayananda: “The Yoga of Synthesis of Swami Sivananda”
Yoga class: “Expansion in the asanas” with Swami Sivadasananda
Bhagavata Saptaha: “The unity of existence”
Saturday January 31
1.30 pm
4.00 pm
6.00 pm
Lecture with Swami Durgananda: “Dharma – the path to freedom”
Yoga class: “Contraction and relaxation in the asanas” with Swami Sivadasananda
Bhagavata Saptaha: “Nada Yoga Concert”
Sunday February 1
1.30 pm
3.30 pm
6.00 pm
Lecture with Swami Durgananda: “The necessity of a spiritual teacher”
Yoga class: “Finding physical and mental stab¬ility in the asanas” with Swami Sivadasananda
Bhagavata Saptaha: “The nature of infinity”
Monday February 2
4.00 pm
6.00 pm
7.30 pm
Yoga class: “Dynamic backward bends”
Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: “The light of hatha yoga”
Bhagavata Saptaha : “OM, the source of silence
Tuesday February 3
4.00 pm
6.00 pm
7.30 pm
Yoga class: “Longer holding in the asanas”
Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: “The power of Positive Thinking”
Bhagavata Saptaha: “Bhakti Rasa nectar”
Swami Durgananda Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya
Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya for Europe and senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She directs the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe and teaches yoga philo¬sophy at the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world, sharing the inspiration of over 35 years of teaching experience.
Swami Sivadasananda Swami Sivadasananda Yoga Acharya
Swami Sivadasananda is Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Geneva, Spain and South America. He was personally trained in Asanas and Pranayama by Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches all aspects of yoga in the International Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses worldwide.
Swami Kailasananda Swami Kailasananda Yoga Acharya
Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers’ Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with clarity, precision and deep insight.
Cost:
Talk: Members £7, Non-members £10, Concession £8.50, 1 tick on class card
Yoga Class: Members £7.50, Non-members £11, Concession £9, 1 tick on class card
Bhagavatha Saptaha:
Free of charge. Donations welcome
Kailas
The Power of Asanas
With Kailas
February 13 –15
The Power of Asanas
Friday February 13
6.00pm Advanced asana class “Classical variations of Swami Vishnudevananda”
Saturday February 14
2.00pm Workshop: Deepening one’s understanding of asanas and their benefits
4.00pm Yoga class “Dynamic backward bends”
Sunday February 15
3.30pm Advanced asana class “Stretching and strengthening the muscles”
6.00pm Satsang “Health is wealth”
Kailas is staff at the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda in France and is a young and dynamic
Sivananda yoga teacher.
Class: Members £7.50 / Non-members £11 / Concessions £9 / one tick on class card
Workshop: Members: £12.50, non-members: £17.50, concession: £15
Satsang: free of charge. Donations are welcome.
 
Gina Lawrie
The Dance of Compassionate Communication
With Gina Lawrie
Saturday February 21
Gina Lawrie - Compassionate Communication
This workshop offers an introduction to the Nonviolent Communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Gina will be sharing some of the fundamental principles. She will be demonstrating and coaching participants on one of the NVC Dance Floors – a method for learning and practicing NVC co-created by Gina and Bridget Belgrave. It is a floor map that used to learn this process of communicat - ing with empathy, honesty, power and compassion. Please bring communication examples to work. They can be related to work, family, friendship or any situation that you find challenging.
Workshop topics:
• How to be fully heard and understood • Handling conflict with confidence and compassion
• Inspiring willing co-operation • Deepening important relationships
Gina Lawrie is an independent coach and consultant and trainer in personal and organisational development
Cost: Members £38, non-members £45
Angela-Hope Murray
Ayurveda in Daily Life Weekend
With Angela Hope-Murray
March 7 – 8
Ayurveda in daily life Weekend
Angela-Hope Murray, Angela Hope Murray, D.O. has been a practitioner of complementary medicine for over 30 years. She has trained extensively in Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and has been a close colleague of Dr. Robert Svoboda. She has earned a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Oxford Brookes University and is a dedicated proponent of the ayurvedic tradition in the UK.
The healing system of Ayurveda, literally translated as the science of life, is one of the oldest medical systems in the world. It is a source of profound knowledge for promoting and maintaining good health, curing disease and increasing longevity. This weekend workshop will provide an introduction and overview of the basic principles of Ayurveda with practical techniques for applying them in daily life.
Workshop and class topics:
• Ayurveda and the doshas
• Determining your ayurvedic constitution
• Daily regimen with ayurveda
• Basics of ayurvedic cooking with practical workshop
Daily Schedule
10.30am Morning Ayurveda workshop
12.00am Vegetarian lunch
1.30pm Afternoon Ayurveda workshop
4.00pm Yoga class (optional)
6.00pm Satsang (optional)
Full weekend: £65 members, £84.50 non-members.
Price includes vegetarian lunch and optional participation in the 4pm yoga class and 6pm satsang.
 
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