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Are you ready to transition to a healthier, lighter you?

Join Manu Matthew Dawson from August 3 - 6 for The Complete Vegetarian How to Transition to a Yogic Diet.

This course helps the aspiring yogi to transition to the traditional yogic diet with ease and joy.

The spiritual, mental, and physical benefits of a vegetarian diet are becoming increasingly known throughout the world. The yogic diet advocates not only vegetarian food, but specifically foods that help to purify and pacify the mind. Stimulating and heavily processed foods can disrupt meditation and can even generate negative feelings. Read more and register here -> bit.ly/2tacbkI
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Join us for an evening of Q&A with Swami Swaroopananda. Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice, philosophy and the spiritual path. The answers are steeped in rare wisdom and deep understanding of the teachings and practice of yoga. Swami Swaroopananda is renowned for his clear, concise, and complete answers. While presented in simple terms, his answers are illuminating and hold within them vast knowledge. He dispels doubts and fears, clears troubled minds, and inspires the listeners to strive and advance on the spiritual path and become better citizens of the world. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for an evening of Q&A with Swami Swaroopananda. Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice, philosophy and the spiritual path. The answers are steeped in rare wisdom and deep understanding of the teachings and practice of yoga. Swami Swaroopananda is renowned for his clear, concise, and complete answers. While presented in simple terms, his answers are illuminating and hold within them vast knowledge. He dispels doubts and fears, clears troubled minds, and inspires the listeners to strive and advance on the spiritual path and become better citizens of the world.

20 hours ago

Questions and Answers on Yoga and Spiritual Life

July 26, 2017, 3:00pm

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

Join us for an evening of Q&A with Swami Swaroopananda. Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice, philosophy and the spiritual path. The answers are steeped in rare wisdom and deep understanding of the teachings and practice of yoga. Swami Swaroopananda is renowned for his clear, concise, and complete answers. While presented in simple terms, his answers are illuminating and hold within them vast knowledge. He dispels doubts and fears, clears troubled minds, and inspires the listeners to strive and advance on the spiritual path and become better citizens of the world.

Are you ready to take your yoga practice a step deeper? This course is perfect for those who have taken Essentials of Yoga I or have been introduced to Sivananda Yoga practices through classes or courses at the Yoga Retreat or in another Sivananda location.

In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana: concentrating on the energy channels, learning to meditate, experiencing relaxation, and working with visualization. You will also be exposed to a practical and theoretical introduction to meditation, positive thinking, Ayurveda, the yogic diet, and stress-relieving techniques, expanding your base of knowledge and experience.

Essentials of Yoga II offers the opportunity to:
- Establish or refine a home yoga practice, including asana and pranayama
- Integrate your personal yoga experience with new knowledge
- Gain exposure to meditation theory and practice
- Discover how an integrated approach to a yogic lifestyle (postures, breathing, diet, meditation, and positive thinking) contributes to well-being
- Receive personalized attention and answers to your questions.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, this course further develops the Five Keys to a Yogic Lifestyle taught by Swami Vishnudevananda for health and inner peace and taught at Sivananda ashrams and centers worldwide. This next step in learning and living yoga, invites you to deepen and personalize your practice to further develop the inner peace of a yogic lifestyle at home.

For more info click here -> bit.ly/2tJpk1v
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Are you ready to take your yoga practice a step deeper? This course is perfect for those who have taken Essentials of Yoga I or have been introduced to Sivananda Yoga practices through classes or courses at the Yoga Retreat or in another Sivananda location. In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana: concentrating on the energy channels, learning to meditate, experiencing relaxation, and working with visualization. You will also be exposed to a practical and theoretical introduction to meditation, positive thinking, Ayurveda, the yogic diet, and stress-relieving techniques, expanding your base of knowledge and experience. Essentials of Yoga II offers the opportunity to: - Establish or refine a home yoga practice, including asana and pranayama - Integrate your personal yoga experience with new knowledge - Gain exposure to meditation theory and practice - Discover how an integrated approach to a yogic lifestyle (postures, breathing, diet, meditation, and positive thinking) contributes to well-being - Receive personalized attention and answers to your questions. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, this course further develops the Five Keys to a Yogic Lifestyle taught by Swami Vishnudevananda for health and inner peace and taught at Sivananda ashrams and centers worldwide. This next step in learning and living yoga, invites you to deepen and personalize your practice to further develop the inner peace of a yogic lifestyle at home. For more info click here -> bit.ly/2tJpk1v

2 days ago

Essentials of Yoga II: Deepen Your Practice

July 24, 2017, 6:00am

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

Are you ready to take your yoga practice a step deeper? This course is perfect for those who have taken Essentials of Yoga I or have been introduced to Sivananda Yoga practices through classes or courses at the Yoga Retreat or in another Sivananda location. In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana: concentrating on the energy channels, learning to meditate, experiencing relaxation, and working with visualization. You will also be exposed to a practical and theoretical introduction to meditation, positive thinking, Ayurveda, the yogic diet, and stress-relieving techniques, expanding your base of knowledge and experience. Essentials of Yoga II offers the opportunity to: - Establish or refine a home yoga practice, including asana and pranayama - Integrate your personal yoga experience with new knowledge - Gain exposure to meditation theory and practice - Discover how an integrated approach to a yogic lifestyle (postures, breathing, diet, meditation, and positive thinking) contributes to well-being - Receive personalized attention and answers to your questions. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, this course further develops the Five Keys to a Yogic Lifestyle taught by Swami Vishnudevananda for health and inner peace and taught at Sivananda ashrams and centers worldwide. This next step in learning and living yoga, invites you to deepen and personalize your practice to further develop the inner peace of a yogic lifestyle at home. For more info click here -> bit.ly/2tJpk1v

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Karma Yoga Couple Discovers Serenity at the Ashram

When Hoa Tran, 50, and Kevin Wicks, 40, came to the ashram as karma yogis, they were already trained as yoga teachers but sought something deeper. “We wanted to do something more profound with our practice, so we came here to learn more,” Hoa says. In addition to Hoa’s training as a yoga teacher, she was also trained as an Ayurveda Body Treatment Practitioner and an Ayurveda Health Counselor. Kevin also had special training in Thai Yoga Massage, so their deep background in the healing arts drew them to the restorative energy of the ashram. Though they came for the …
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May Recipe: Gigi’s Famous Tahini Sauce

This yummy and versatile recipe can be used as a delicious topping for veggie burgers, as a dip with vegetables, cooked with eggplant, and more. Make a batch and see for yourself!   Ingredients 1 cup (250 ml) tahini paste 1 cup (250 ml) boiling wa …
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Breathe Deep, Live Deep: The Yogic Lifestyle #1

How many facets of yoga do you know? How many do you practice? At the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, a destination for yogis from around the world, yoga is based on five points that are practiced regularly in order to achieve wholeness in your …
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9 Tenting Tips at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

Whether you’re preparing to experience tent life for a month in your Yoga Teachers Training Course or are committing to several months as a karma yogi, you can prepare for a freeing and worthwhile experience in your new minimalist home. Sleeping in a t …
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Life Change Through Yoga Teacher Training

The Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) was created not only to train people to become yoga teachers but to become ambassadors of peace in the world. Now more than ever, we need people committed to their own personal transformation through yog …
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Diving into Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points of Yoga

In these days of mindfulness, positive psychology and the science of happiness, the yogic lifestyle is the ideal approach to health and well-being. Why? Because much of what we may think of as new has actually been taught in the yoga tradition for mill …
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The Sivananda Daily Chant

  Chant with us! Please enjoy this video of the Sivananda Daily Chant, led by Swami Hridyananda and filmed during satsang at the Yoga Retreat in March 2014. We hope you find inspiration and return often. Here is the translation:   Jaya Gaṇeśa …
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