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 The London Centre offers Certificate Courses to help deepen your Yoga practice!
The London Centre offers the possibility of experiencing yoga as a lifestyle through Certificate Courses. Especially when taken on a residential basis it offers an opportunity to develop a deep and dynamic practice of all aspects of yoga under the guidance of experienced teachers. It blends the stimulating company of sincere yoga practitioners with the warm and nurturing energy of a spiritual community… all this just a few minutes from the River Thames!

The Certificate Courses in London

These certificate courses are open to all yoga practitioners and are especially well suited for yoga teachers and people in the health professions. The goal is to transfer these integral personal experiences and the knowledge gained into our daily and professional lives.

The courses will follow the daily schedule of the Sivananda Ashrams:
Yoga classes, Satsangs (group meditation), in-depth workshops, vegetarian meals and participation in the Ashram community life. There will be time to relax, go for walks along the river or visit London for those coming from abroad.


Students enrolled for the course are required to participate in all activities and follow the yogic lifestyle taught at the Centre. Yoga is based on self discipline (Sadhana). It is this discipline that allows one to experience the full benefits of the course while helping to maintain the spiritual energy of the Centre.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation stipulating the number of practice/study hours in the course.

 

 
Yoga Psychology
the way to radiant mental health
With Swami Jyotirmayananda
8– 12 July, 2017
Arrival: 7 July around 7pm, Departure: 12 July around 3.30pm
 

The science of Raja Yoga explains the subtle functioning of the mind: its different levels, how habits are formed, how pain is generated and how one can free oneself from mental suffering. It teaches us how to focus the mind and realise our true nature which is beyond mental conditioning. It makes us aware that our true self is pure bliss and absolute peace. It gives a wonderful message of hope and encouragement and inspires us to rise beyond the habitual states of depression, excitement and fear and find the centre within where we are not shaken by the changes that challenge us in our lives.

 

"There is something beyond the mind and that is the Self, consciousness. Psychoanalysis should be combined with Raja Yoga. We must not only have a throrough knowledge of the Western science of psychology, but also combine it with Raja Yoga." Swami Sivananda

Programme
Saturday 8 July
8.00am Asana class: The art of conscious relaxation
1.30pm Workshop: Introduction to the science of Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control
4.00pm Asana class: Stimulating the solar plexus through asanas
6.00pm Satsang: The art of simplicity
Sunday 9 July
8.00am Asana class: Dynamic forward bends
1.30pm Workshop: The five states of mind: understanding the process of concentration
4.00pm Asana class: Fine tuning the asana variations
6.00pm Satsang: Puja for Guru Purnima
Monday 10 July
8.00am Asana class: Extended pranayama practice
1.30pm Workshop: The evolution of the mind: the subconcsious, conscious and superconscious mind
4.00pm Asana class: Increasing awareness in the asanas
8.00pm Satsang: The power of chanting to open the heart
Tuesday 11 July
8.00am Asana class: Standing, balancing and triangle variations
1.30pm Workshop: How to deal with the kleshas, the underlying causes of mental pain
4.00pm Asana class: Breath awareness in the asanas
8.00pm Satsang: Meditative silent walk along the Thames
Wednesday 12 July
8.00am Asana class: The meditative asana experience
1.30pm

Workshop: Yamas and Niyamas: ethical foundations for living peacefully with oneself and others

Course book: Raja Yoga Sutras
Teacher
Swami Jyotirmayananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London. She is a natural teacher and shares the teachings of yoga with insight, creativity and joy. She has been teaching in Yoga Teachers' Training Courses for many years.
Cost study retreat:

Non-residential programme
Workshop only: £25 Full day programme: £50

Residential programme
(includes course and accommodation)
Shared room, 4 – 8 people: £360
Single room: £550
Mantras
sacred sound power
With Swami Jyotirmayananda
7 – 11 October, 2017
Arrival: Friday 6 October around 7pm, Departure: Wednesday 11 October around 3.30pm
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“Every mantra has got tremendous force. Amantra is a mass of radiant energy. It helps the spiritual power and reinforces it”. Swami Sivananda
A mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Every mantra contains within its vibration a specific power. Upon concentration and repetition of a given mantra, its power and energy take form. The benefits of the mental repetition of a mantra and the chanting of mantras are immeasurable. Mantras open the heart, fill the mind with purity and generate harmony and divine love.
Programme
Saturday 7 October
8am Asana class: Deepening the relaxation experience
1.30pm Workshop: The transformative power of sacred sounds
4pm Asana class: Dynamic backward bends
6pm Satsang: Transforming emotions throught music
Sunday 8 October
8.00am Asana class: Dissolving tensions through deep breathing
1.30pm Workshop: Philosophy and meditation on OM
4.00pm Asana class: Increasing awareness in the asanas
6.00pm Satsang: Asanas, a gateway to meditation
Monday 9 October
8.00am Asana class: Physical and mental stability in the asanas
1.30pm Workshop: Saguna mantras: devotional meditation and visualisation to open the heart
4.00pm Asana class: Variations in the shoulderstand cycle
8.00pm Satsang: Developing deep concentration through likitha japa
Tuesday 10 October
8.00am Asana class: Sitting poses and triangle varations
1.30pm Workshop: Nirguna mantras: vedantic meditation to rise above ego consciousness and realise our true identity
4.00pm Asana class: Progressively prolonged holding of the asanas
8.00pm Satsang: Stories from the life of Swami Vishnudevananda
Wednesday 11 October
8.00am Asana class: The meditative asana experience
1.30pm Workshop: How to channel emotions, sooth the nervous system and enhance one's overall psychological wellbeing through the chanting of mantras
Course book: Meditation and Mantras from Swami Vishnudevananda and Meditation on OM and Mandukya Upanishad from Swami Sivananda

 

Schedule

6.00am         Wake-up

6.30am         Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture

8.00am         Asana class

9.30am         Breakfast

10.30am       Karma yoga

1.30pm         Workshop

4.00pm         Asana class

6.00pm         DInner

8.00pm         Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture

 

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Teacher

Swami Jyotirmayananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London. She is a natural teacher and shares the teachings of yoga with insight, creativity and joy. She has been teaching in Yoga Teachers' Training Courses for many years.

Certificate Course Cost:

Non-residential programme
Workshop only: £25 Full day programme: £50

Residential programme
(includes course and accommodation)
Shared room, 4 – 8 people: £360
Single room: £550
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