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recommended for yoga teachersSaturday & Weekday Workshops

All Saturday workshops can be taken as
a single workshop or as a full day workshop.

The full Saturday programme is:
10.30am: Yoga class
12.00pm: Lunch
12.45pm: Silent walk
2.00pm: Workshop
4.00pm: Yoga class
6.00pm: Group meditation (optional)


Headstand workshop

Thursday 5 October at 7pm

The headstand (sirshasana in Sanskrit) is also called the king of asanas as the posture has so many benefits for your body and mind. By reversing the normal effects of gravity, it rests the heart, aids circulation and relieves pressure on the lower back. A regular headstand practice helps to prevent back problems and improves memory and concentration. Inverting the body also deepens the breath, bringing a fresh supply of oxygen-rich blood to the brain.


Mastering the headstand requires no great strength. It is largely a matter of conquering fear and believing you can do it. The key to balance is the tripod formed by elbows and hands.


Prerequisite for participation: yoga practice at an intemediate level.


"Sirshasana (headstand) invigorates, energises, and vivifies. It is a true blessing and a nectar. You will find real pleasure and exhilaration of spirit in this asana".


Teachers’ Training Course Preparation Day

Saturday 21 October from 10.15am to 7.45pm

This one-day programme is designed to give you an insight into a typical TTC day. You will participate in two asana classes, two lectures and the evening meditation, which includes traditional mantra chanting.

Presentations will cover the historical background of the Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course, the course curriculum, the different course venues and the certificate of completion. There will be time for Q&As and course teachers will also be available for individual advice and guidance.

This day provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the International Sivananda Yoga Centres as a training institute for anyone thinking about taking a Teachers’ Training Course.

10.15am    Welcome & introduction to the day                                                                                            10.30am    Yoga class
12.00pm    Lunch
1.00pm      Presentation of the Teachers’ Training Course, the course curriculum,
                    how to prepare oneself, how to register
2.30pm      Presentation of the course venues, including videos of various
                    courses locations
4.00pm     Yoga class
6.00pm     Meditation, chants, lecture





One Day Detox and Fasting Day


Saturday 28 October from 10.30am to 6pm

On Saturday 8 October, a One Day Detox and Fasting Day will be held at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. Cleanse and rejuvenate body and mind by combining yoga and fasting.

10.30am       Asana class                                                                                                                      12.00noon    Broth
1.00pm         Silent walk
2.00pm         Fasting and kriya workshop: how to cleanse the respiratory and digestive system 
                       with yoga cleansing techniques
3.30pm         Carrot juice                 
4.00pm         Asana class
6.00pm         Meditation, chants, lecture

" A fast gives rest to the stomach and eliminates toxins from the body. It cleanses the body and makes it more energetic. Prana (vital energy) is unified through fasting and the life spark is rekindled. " Swami Sivananda





Kirtan workshop

Saturday 2 December at 2pm

Kirtan elevates the mind, opens the heart and soothes the nerves. Kirtan gives you strength to face difficulties in life. It is a powerful mental tonic.

Workshop topics:

- Introduction to kirtan and its benefits                                                                             
- Mantra chanting to calm the mind and open the heart  
- Experience the joy of chanting and express your feelings in a positive way
- Practice the traditional Sivananda daily chants
- Using cymbals and clapping hands to accompany kirtan






One workshop: Members £12.50, non-members £17, concessions £12

Full Saturday programme and TTC preparation day: Members £32, non-members £43, concessions £30

 Vegetarian Cooking Workshops

You are what you eat. Food connects us to the earth, to life and to each other. The yogic tradition advocates a vegetarian diet. Predominantly plant-based, this diet ensures that our food gets its energy directly from the sun – the source of all life.


The yogic diet is based on fresh, light, nutritional food bringing harmony and vitality to both body and mind. Pure ingredients such as grains, vegetables, pulses, fruits and nuts produce an abundance of energy. They also leave a positive imprint on the mind, nourish our thought processes and shape our emotions.

The vegetarian cuisine is fascinating; so full of flavour, colour and creativity. Yes, it is as tasty as it looks! And besides the joy of eating fresh, flavoursome dishes, following a well-balanced vegetarian diet will support you in your practice of yoga and meditation.

The workshops start with an explanation of the theory of the yogic diet followed by a practical workshop featuring a vegetarian cooking demonstration. We provide a copy of all the recipes will be provided and you will enjoy tasting the flavoursome vegetarian dishes at the end of the demonstration.

Wednesday 4 October from 6.30 - 9.30pm The art of Indian vegetarian cooking 
Saturday 25 November from 2 - 5pm Cooking with awareness: vegetarian dishes for health and wholeness 


Full Saturday programme :


10.30am Asana class
12pm Lunch
1pm Nature walk
2.30pm Cooking workshop
5.15pm Vegetarian dinner
6pm Meditation, chanting, talk (optional)

Price cooking workshop:                                                   Members £25 / Non-members £33 / Concs. £20

Full Saturday programme incl. cooking workshop:     Members £38 / Non-members £44/ Concs. £30


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