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Swami Sivananda

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" DO IT NOW - not tomorrow or the day after, but now itself."



Makes 4 servings

1 cup of yellow mung dhal
1 cup of basmati rice
1 piece of ginger root
2 tablespoons of coconut shreds
1 bunch of coriander
1/2 cup of water
3 tablespoons of ghee (clarified butter)
1 cinnamon stick
5 whole cardamom pods
5 whole cloves
10 whole black peppercorns
3 whole bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Wash dal and rice until water is clear.

  • In a blender, put ginger, coconut, cilantro and 1/2 cup of water and blend till liquefied.

  • Heat saucepan on medium heat, add ghee, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns and bay leaves.

  • Stir for a moment, add blended items to spices, then turmeric and salt, stir until lightly browned.

  • Stir in mung dal and rice and mix well, pour 6 cups of water, cover, bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes.

  • Then turn heat down low and cook, lightly covered, until mung and rice are soft (25-30 minutes)

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Yoga Celebration

January 2013


Mantra Chanting with Live Music

Swami Durgananda & Swami Sivadasananda

January 16 - 22, 2013

Uniting Body, Mind and Spirit

Join us for this seven day celebration of Swami Sivananda's Yoga of Synthesis!

Programme includes:

Yoga Workshops with plumb line test for postural alignment.

Talks on Yoga Philospophy

with Swami Durgananda & Swami Sivadasananda

Saptaha: Meditation, Mantra Chanting & Discourses with live music

Teachers' Workshop for Sivananda Teachers

January 16 - 22, 2013

Fruits from the Garden of Wisdom

Meditation, Mantra Chanting & Discourses with live music

Part of Uniting Body, Mind & Spirit

with Special Guest of Honour

Sri Venugopal Goswami

Bhakti Yoga Acharya, India

This programme is free of charge. Donations welcome

Saturday, January 19, 6pm

Nada Yoga Concert with live music

Cost: Members £12 / Non-members £15 / Conc £13.50


January 16 - 22, 2013

Yoga Inspiration for Daily Life

Talks with Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya

Saturday Jan 19, 1.30pm:

Shifting from the Unreal to the Real

Sunday Jan 20, 1.30pm:

Inner Peace and Outer Peace

Taking Your Yoga Practice to the Next Step

• Daily workshops on Asanas and Pranayama

• Daily talks on Yoga

with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya and Swami Krishna-devananda, Director, London Centre

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Vedic Astrology

FREE Yoga Festival

Sat & Sun, January 19 - 20

Postural realignment through the Sivananda class

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Sunday, January 20 at 9am:

Sivananda Teachers’ Workshop

Asanas and the Plumb Line Test with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Saturday, January 19

20% Reduction on class cards and courses. Limit one class card/course per person.


Fri - Tues, January 25 - 29

Vedic Astrology  

with Stephen Quong, California

Free Talk

Friday, January 25 at 7.30pm



Saturday, January 26 at 1pm

Sunday, January 27 at 1pm

Monday, January 28 at 8pm

Tuesday, January 29 at 8pm

Stephen Quong (Umananda) is a renowned astrologer from California. He studied classical Vedic astrology with different masters in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and is a practicing Yogi.

Saturday, Feb 2, 1 - 8pm

Winter Yoga Festival

All activities free of charge.

All are welcome.

1pm:  Yoga demonstration & introduction to 5 points of yoga

1pm: Talk: “The Art of Positive Thinking” 

2pm: Trial Class for those new to the centre

2pm: Asana Workshop: Muscle length – Muscle Strength

2pm: Kids Class

3.30pm: Vegetarian snack

4pm: Introduction to Vegetarian Cooking / Cooking Demonstration

5pm: Ashram-TTC Preview

6pm: Ganapathi Homa: Special Fire Ceremony with Indian Priest

Special Offer:

20% discount on courses, classes, and workshops.*

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