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Free trial class
Tuesdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 2pm

You are new to yoga and curious to discover its benefits?
We invite you for a free 90-minutes introduction.
The trial classes take place at 2.30 pm during the Open House (see dates

below).

Open House
Saturdays, 2pm – 7.45pm
Free of charge. Enjoy a whole afternoon of discovering Yoga.
April 11, May 16, July 4, August 8
1.30pm Introduction to yoga and demonstration postures
2.30 pm Trial class
4.15 pm Introduction to meditation, information about yoga vacations and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses
5 pm Snack
6 pm Group meditation with mantra chanting
10 % reduction on all courses and class cards
The reduction excludes workshops, retreats, special programmes and Teachers’ Training Courses.
Yoga Festival
International Yoga Day - June 21st
International Yoga Day - June 21st
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres celebrate
 the 1st United Nations International Yoga Day

‘Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.’ Swami Vishnudevananda

 

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, in collaboration with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are honored to celebrate the first ever International Yoga Day on June 21st, 2015 in a festive boat on the Thames.

 

The heart of the celebration will take place in London. We have organised a festive boat for 300 guests on the Thames to mark this occasion and a public yoga class in Jubilee Gardens at the London Eye.

 

‘Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment, harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to health and well being,’ says Prime Minister Modi.

 

In the same spirit, the International Sivananda centres have been teaching yoga as a life style for the last 60 years in 50 different centres and Ashrams worldwide.

 

This is the first time that such an initiative has been proposed by the UN. The resolution was adopted under the agenda of 'Global Health and Foreign Policy'.


Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, was a pioneer in using yoga as a tool for individual and world peace.

 

Senior Acharyas of the International Sivananda Yoga Organisation will be leading the event. A special guest, Raghunath Manet, India, will be giving a Bharata Natyam (classical South Indian temple dance) dance performance.

 

This celebration is to promote the true spirit of yoga. Yoga does not only bring individual health and well being, it reconnects us with our true self. It carries a powerful message of unity and peace. It offers clear and practical solutions to help overcome the consciousness crisis the world is going through.

 

Preliminary schedule for the event:

11:00am Guests board at the Putney Pier
11:15am to 12:30pm Lecture with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya and director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France, ‘The universal message of Yoga’.
12:30pm Dock at Festival Pier
12:45pm Special address from the Indian High Commissioner
1pm Food and refreshments
1:30pm Board the boat at Festival Pier
1:45pm

Bharata Natyam dance performance and Veena concert with Raghunath Manet (a nenowned Indian classical dancer, choreographer, musician, composer and singer who has performed at many international festivals)

2:50pm Dock at Putney Pier

3:00pm

Yoga class with Swami Kesavananda, Fielders Meadow in Bishops Park
6:00pm Evening meditation and lecture at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Putney
‘The Peace missions of Swami Vishnudevananda’
 

Tickets are available at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London , please call 0208 780 0160.
You will be able to purchase tickets on our web site shortly.

Minimum donation : £10. Other donation welcome.

All proceeds will go to the continuation of Swami Vishnudevananda’s peace missions through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.

 

We would like to share a link on a very nice documentary produced by the government of India on the occasion of the First International Yoga Day celebration, please click here to see the documentary.

 

 
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