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Yoga Open House
Free Introduction to Yoga and Meditation


Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Take this opportunity to get to know the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, the oldest established Yoga center in Chicago! Our open house is designed to give newcomers to Yoga a practical, holistic, and easy-to-understand introduction to Yoga practice. The day's schedule will be as follows:

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Introduction to Yoga philosophy
  • 10:15am-11:30am: Beginner Yoga Class
  • 11:45am-12:15pm: Vegetarian snack
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Introdiuction to Meditation

There is no charge for the day's open house activities, and registration is not required. All events will be held at 1246 West Bryn Mawr Ave. Please call (773) 878-7771 with any questions, or send email to chicago@sivananda.org

 

Weekend programs with Prahlada
Pranayama & Hatha Yoga for Health & Vitality
April 26th/27th

Saturday April 26th - Sunday April 27th

Prahlada is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and one of the most senior teachers and trainers in the Sivananda organization. He is known for his ability to pass on his tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the practice with clarity and humor.

Space for asana classes will be limited, please reserve your space early for these very popular programs!

Saturday, April 26th,
1:00pm-2:30pm

Pranayama workshop.
Pranayama for health and vitality. In depth theory and practice of basic breathing exercises.
Cost $20 ($15 members)

Saturday, April 26th,
3:00pm-4:30pm
Asana workshop.

Backward bending
Open to all levels.
Cost: $20 ($15 members)

Sunday, April 27th.
4pm-6:00pm
Meditative asana class
Cost: $12 ($10 members)

Sunday, April 27th,
6:15pm
Satsang

Meditation, kirtan, and talk with Prahlada
Free and open to all

Please register in advance, space will be limited.
Call (773) 878-7771 for more information or to register

 

Kirtan Night
Saturday, May 3rd, 6:30pm

Come experience the power of Kirtan to lift your spirits and give you energy!

On Saturday, May 3rd, we will practice call-and-response chanting of Sanskrit mantras. Chant books are provided, and no experience is necessary.

This event is free and open to all! There is no charge for attendance, but donations to support the work of the Center, a non-profit organization, are greatly appreciated.

"Kirtan is singing of God's name, with feeling. Such singing has a benign effect on both the physical and subtle bodies. It is an excellent method of soothing the nerves and directing the emotions to a positive goal. Kirtan melts the heart, fills the mind with purity and generates harmony and divine love." Swami Sivananda

 

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Special workshops
with Swami Narayanananda
Saturday & Sunday, May 10-11th

Saturday, May 10th
1:00pm-2:30pm
Cost $20 ($15 members)

Sunday, May 11th
1:00pm-2:30pm
Cost $20 ($15 members)

"Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive and scientific approach to God-realization. The precepts and doctrines of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali Maharishi, the greatest physchologist of all time... Never has a process for eliminating human woes and frailties been so succinctly presented."
~Swami Vishnudevananda

Please reserve your space early for these very special programs!

 

Weekend program with Swami Shivabhaktananda
Finding Contentment in Daily Life
Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga
May 30th-June 2nd

Friday, May 30th
7:30pm
FreeTalk: Foundations for building contentment

An introduction to the theory and practice of Raja Yoga. Gain an understanding of the workings of the mind, subconscious, ego, intellect, thought patterns, likes and dislikes. This event is free and open to all.

Saturday, May 31st,
10:30am-12pm
Yoga Class: Preparing for Meditation
in this special yoga class we will work on different leg stretches that have the benefit of improving sitting posture.
Cost $20 ($15 members)

12:30-1:30pm
Vegetarian Lunch
Join us for a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared at the Center.
Suggested donation $10

2pm-3:30pm
Talk - Asanas and Pranayama as a means to develop concentration and adaptability
Cost $20 ($15 members)

Sunday, June 1st,
2pm-3:30pm

Talk - Meditation and Introspection, tools for self discovery and understanding
Cost $20 ($15 members)

4pm-6pm
Meditative Yoga Class

This special asana class will include longer pranayama exercises and more challenge in the different postures
Cost $20 ($15 members)

6:15pm
Satsang - practical hints to develop contentment and finding peace of mind
Satsang is free and open to all

 
Bhagavad Gita Study Class
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Bhagavad Gita Study

Fridays, 7:30pm-9:00pmNect

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"The Gita embodies in itself a solution to the immediately pressing problems of mankind, it gives a positive promise of salvation and makes a person fearless." - Swami Sivananda

Learn precious lessons about how to conduct your life from one of the most important scriptures of Yoga: the Bhagavad Gita. Life is compared to a battlefield, and clear instruction is given on how to become a spiritual warrior who is well equipped to fight the inner battle and guided by divine wisdom.

This is an ongoing class; students are free to join at any point. Please call the Center with any questions: (773) 878-7771.

There is no charge is made for the class. Donations to support the Center's work are welcome.