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 Meditation & Positive Thinking

Meditation Course
Meditation is a mysterious ladder which reaches from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to knowledge.” – Swami Sivananda

Meditation is considered the most important of all the yoga techniques and is an invaluable tool for peace of mind and amotional balance. This 4-week course provides instruction in the basic meditation techniques and theory for starting a personal meditation practice.

• Why meditate? • How to start a meditation practice • Sitting positions, conscious breathing and mental relaxation • Developing concentration • Mantras – tools for meditation
• Individual guidance by an experienced teacher.
Meditation Course
Recommended reading: Sivananda Book of Meditation by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.
Mondays 6.30 – 8.00pm October 6 - October 27
Mondays 8.00 – 9.30pm October 27 - November 17
Saturday - Tuesday Meditation intensive December 27 - 30                               Click here for more info about this course
Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.00pm January 20 - February 10
Monday - Thursday 6.30 – 8.00pm February 16 - February 19

Cost Meditation or Positive Thinking course:  

One Course: Members £44   /   Non-members £63      /   Concessions £53.50
Two courses: Members: 80   /   Non-members: £115   /   Concessions: £98

 

 

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Positive Thinking Course
Every thought has literal value to you in every possible way.
What you think upon, that you become
.”
Swami Sivananda

The yogic understanding of thought has helped many individuals to find new meaning in their daily lives. This 4- week course is filled with many practical techniques for facing both inner and outer obstacles through an understanding of the transformative power of thought.

• The nature of thoughts • How habits are formed • Developing thought power
• Transforming negative emotions
Positive Thinking Course
Recommended reading: Thought Power by Swami Sivananda.
Tuesdays 8.00 – 9.30 pm November 18 – December 9
Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00pm January 8 – January 29
Mondays 8.00 – 9.30 pm March 2 – March 23

Cost Meditation or Positive Thinking course:  

One Course: Members £44   /   Non-members £63      /   Concessions £53.50
Two courses: Members: 80   /   Non-members: £115   /   Concessions: £98

 

 

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Special courses and Study Groups

Yoga and Stress Management Course
Yoga is a complete system for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and teaches techniques that equip us to cope better with the stresses that life brings. Reducing stress levels can greatly improve health and the quality of life. This 4 session course is designed to help you broaden your understanding of the stress response and to learn to apply the yogic techniques to find increased health, wellbeing and inner peace.

• The flight and fight response • Understanding the parasympathetic nervous system
• Autosuggestion and relaxation • Yoga psychology: the psychology of contentment and detachment • The 4 goals of life: material success, happiness, finding one’s duty and place, inner freedom

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion by Sivananda Yoga Centres
Yoga and Stress Management Course
Wednesdays 6.30 – 8.00pm October 15 – November 12  (There will be no class on Wed. .29 October)
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Pranayama Course
Prerequisite Yoga 1:
10 minutes theory, 30 minutes asanas with individual corrections, 10 minutes deep relaxation, 40 minutes pranayama (Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma and minor pranayamas like Sitali, Sitkari and Brahmari).

Recommended reading:
Pranayama by Swami Sivananda.
Pranayama
Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00pm November 20 – December 11
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Mind its Mysteries
and Control Study Group
"Fear not. The mind is no doubt extremely turbulent. Through repeated attempts you can perfectly subdue it.” – Swami Sivananda

To everyone striving for success in life, Swami Sivananda’s comprehensive book Mind, its mysteries and control is a valuable treasure. This comprehensive work gives insight into the functions of the mind and the methods to control and subdue it.
Mind its Mysteries and Control Study Group
Recommended reading: The Mind, it’s Mysteries and Control by Swami Sivananda
Tuesdays 8 – 9.30 pm January 6 – January 27
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Vegetarian Cooking Course
Each session of this 4-week course includes lectures on nutrition as well as practical cooking demonstrations to learn the preparation of vegetables, grains, pulses, simple vegetable dishes and the proper use of spices.

• Ingredients of a balanced vegetarian meal • The question of proteins • The energetic quality of food and its effect on the mind • What to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Vegetarian Cooking Course
Recommended reading: The Yoga Cookbook by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres
Click here for more cooking workshops / Click here for more programmes on Ayurveda
Mondays 6.30 – 8.00pm February 9 – March 2

Cost Special courses and Study Groups:  

One Course: Members £44   /   Non-members £63      /   Concessions £53.50
Two courses: Members: 80   /   Non-members: £115   /   Concessions: £98

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