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Newsletter September 2012

Swami Sivananda Quote of the Week

Yoga is the discipline of the mind, senses and the physical body. You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of Yoga .

Swami Sivananda
Jaggery Sesame Snaps

1 cup of sesame seeds

2/3 cup of Jaggery*

1 or 2 tablespoons of Ghee or oil

Two pans

In one pan, dry  roast the

sesame seeds -  avoid burning

them by stirring regularly.

In the other pan, gently melt the

jaggery and ghee.

Mix the two together quickly and

pout onto a flat tray or plate.

Press and smooth the mixture.

Allow the prepared mixture to set

for about one hour.

Cut or break to serve.

Can be stored in a jar.

* Jaggery is traditional unrefined

whole cane sugar and is an

excellent alternative to using

refined sugar. It can be easily

purchased in Indian shops.


Yoga and Music Weekend Festival     On the Wings of Wisdom and Devotion Yoga Can Unite the World

September 29 - 30

Celebrate Over 50 Years of Sivananda Yoga in

the West!

with Special Guest of Honour:

Sir Venugopal Goswami

Bhakti Yoga Acharya

Talks with Swami Durgananda

European Yoga Acharya

Practical Workshops with

Swami Krishnadevananda,

Gopala, Bhima and teachers of the Sivananda Centre


September 26 - October 2

Seven days of

Divine Music

and Spiritual Wisdom

with Special Guest of Honour: Sir Venugopal Goswami,

Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan North India

Beautiful chanting of selected

verses from the yogic scripture

Srimad Bhagavatam with live

musical accompaniment 

Music and Discourse

Everyday at 7.30pm

Sunday Sept 30, 6pm

Nada Yoga Concert

Satuday, Sept 29, 7.30pm 


September 29 - 30

Inspiring Talks

with Swami Durgananda

European Yoga Acharya

Saturday, September 29, 6pm 
Dharma – The Universal Way

of Life

Sunday, September 30, 1.30pm 
The Path to Peace –

Unity in Diversity


Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya for Europe and a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda.

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More and New Courses

Ayurvedic Cooking

Saturday Workshops
open house

New Course format!

Level 1- 5 Yoga Courses -



Free Sivananda Training

Manual with a Level 1 course

50% off the Yoga@Home CD

with a Level 2 course

Yoga London

New Drop-in Courses added to weekly schedule!

We added days and times for Level 1 - 3 drop-in courses.

Yoga London


Wed-Thurs | November 8-14

Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

with Sanjay & Anjani Kulkarni, Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune


Daily schedule includes:

• One Asana class

Two lectures

One hands-on cooking workshop

An introduction to the principles of Ayurveda. Participants will receive practical tools for preparing

delicious ayurvedic meals

according to their constitution. 

Booking options

Full programme

Day programme only

Workshops only

The full programme comes with

a residential option.

September 15 | 1 - 3pm
Memory and Will Power

Yogic methods to improve mental strength
• Concentration exercises for memory and clarity
• How to increase your will power

The workshops can be taken alone or as part of a full day programme.

September 22

10.30am - 1.30pm

Easy Dishes

for Busy People

Vegetarian cooking can be quick and delicious. The recipes presented draw from a variety of cultures and traditions.

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Intensive Courses Special Offer Teachers' Training Course
Sivananda Yoga

Four-Day Yoga and Meditation Intensive Courses at a special price

Autumn Half Term

29 Oct - 1 November

Christmas Holiday

27 - 30 December

Spring Half Term

18 - 21 February 2013

Yoga London

Weekend Intensives

Saturday & Sunday I

Level 1 - beginner

September 8 – 9

Level 2 - Intermediate

October 13 – 14

Level 3 - Intermediate

November 17– 18

September Special Offer for both Members and Non-Members:*

10% reduction on any course booking

Reduction applies to the following:

  • Level 1-5
  • Meditation
  • Positive Thinking
  • Raja Yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita


* Limit one per student


LONDON - Putney
June 1 - 30 | 2013

HIMALAYAS, INDIA - Rudraprayag February 23 -March 24 | 2013

FRANCE- Orleans

April 5 - May 4 | 2013

May 5 - June 2 | 2013

June 28 - July 26 | 2013

Dec 15, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013      

May 4 - June 2 | 2013

August 3 - 31 | 2013
September 1 - 29 |

Yoga London

October 7 - 14 | 2012

Certificate Course: Yoga & Stressmanagement

FRANCE - Orleans

Yoga London

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