Yoga Workshops & Courses

"We confuse spiritual life with religious life, which is altogether different. Spiritual life is one eye, religious life is the other eye. These two eyes do not see each other, but together they can see the world. Spirituality means connecting with what is auspicious, appropriate and good in life, by connecting with one’s own inner source of strength. A spiritual discipline indicates a way to improve the human personality." - Swami Niranjanananda


Various day and weekend workshops are held throughout the year and usually include asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, karma yoga and yoga philosophy. They are held in a relaxed atmosphere and shared lunches are a key part of any day. Student numbers are restricted so that individual attention and support may be given.

 

A FRYOG yoga teacher training class enjoying lunch

 

Yoga Workshops on Saturday 24th and 31st January 2015

How both teachers and students can find time in their busy and hectic lives for a daily personal Sadhana

This is open to both Teachers and Students alike and counts as a CPD Day for FRYOG students. The topics that will be covered are:

  1. Asana – various individual asana practices and sequences, which can take as long or as little time as you have available.
  2. Pranayama – a way for both students and teachers to look at pranayama and various sequences to heighten your practice.  Pranayama is the bridge that links asnana and meditation.
  3. Meditation – so often left out of a daily sadhana due to time restrictions.  Various different types of meditation will be covered and show you that you DO have time!
  4. Spiritual Diaries – help / hinderances pros / cons
  5. Other related topics that may come up in discussion.

One day workshop running on both 24th and 31st January, 10am to 5pm at The Yoga Room, cost £45.00. Booking essential, there are places for 10 only. To reserve a place contact Swami Satvikananda. Once you have been accepted on the day send a cheque made out to Swami Satvikananda for the full amount.

Yoga Days & Courses later in 2015

A day of the cleansing practice Shankhaprakshalana in the Spring probably Saturday 21st March 2015 open to all students.

six month yoga Nidra Course probably starting in July or September 2015. Yoga Nidra is a Satyananda Yoga practice and this course will enable teachers from other schools of yoga to teach this practice. Qualified yoga teachers only can apply. Contact Swami Satvikananda if you are interested in any of these courses.

Shankhaprakshalana, Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana, Kunjal & Jala Neti on Saturday 21st March

This day is open to all Teachers and Trainee Teachers, Yogis and Yoginis. This is an important part of yoga practice but must never be done without guidance or without a teacher. The advice to yogis is to do this practice twice a year, once in Spring and once in Autumn.

If you are not known to Swami Satvikananda and have never done Shankhaprakshalana before then you will only be able to do the short practice of Lahgoo. You do need to make her aware of any medical conditions. If you wish to perform Shakaprakshalana then you must undertake to keep to the strict diet necessary for a month after the practice. No such diet is needed for the shorter practice of Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana.

The day will start at promptly 8.30am. You MUST NOT eat anything beforehand. The designated asanas will be performed plus Shankhaprakshalana or Laghoo. Afterwards students will have a short rest before completing the practice with Kunjal followed by Jala Neti. Another rest needs to follow before eating a bowl of kitcheree which will be provided. You DO NEED to talk to Swami Satvikananda before you can be accepted on the day so that she knows that you understand the commitment that you will be making to both the practice and the diet. The asanas that you need to perform are simple and you will be given a handout before you come to the day. A diet sheet will also be sent to you if you are doing the full Shankhaprakshalana. Please do not hesitate to phone  on the landline 01932 872587 if you have any questions that you need to ask about the day or the practice. You will be thoroughly looked after on the day, nurtured and taken care of. These are truly great practices to experience and you will feel wonderful, totally refreshed and invigorated after the practice. If you do not have a Jala Neti Lota and need to buy one on the day, (£15.00 nose buddy), then please make it known at the time of booking.

Satvikananda is both a Satyananda & FRYOG Teacher. She has been studying Satyananda Yoga for nearly 35 years and teaching Satyananda classes for 20 years. Cost £45.00. Booking essential - places for 12 – 14 only. To reserve a place contact Swami Satvikananda. Once you have been accepted send a cheque made out to Swami Satvikananda for the full amount.