1. Kriyas – Yogic Cleansing Techniques

    This workshop focuses on cleaning the internal organs through various techniques including jala and sutra neti (nasal cleansing) and kunjar kriya (water purification). These yogic practices help eliminate toxins and wastes, strengthen the respiratory and digestive systems and sharpen the mind. Date: Saturday September 3 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm...
  2. Yoga Anatomy

    Understand the anatomy related to yoga postures with focus on movement of the spine within different sets of asanas. Learn how asanas work to improve your posture. Date: Saturday August 27 Time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24 Members Teacher: Mayavan  
  3. Mantras for Daily Meditation Practice

    Mantras are powerful tools for meditation practice. Learn the proper pronunciation of some basic mantras as well as how to use them in your meditation practice. Date: Saturday August 13 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24 Members  
  4. Chanting Sivananda Prayers

    This workshop is an opportunity to learn the prayers chanted in our classes, courses, and satsang. In this workshop we will practice: Dhyana Slokas (Gajananam) Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Om Tryambhakam) Brahmarpanam (Prayer for Meals) Other Peace Chants Arati Beginners are welcome. Date: Saturday July 16 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm...
  5. Yoga in the Park – Sunday June 19

    Let’s meet here at the Centre. Together we’ll walk over to Queen’s Park to enjoy a yoga class under the summer sun in recognition of International Yoga Day! Schedule – Sunday June 19: 3:45 pm: Meet here at the Centre 3:45 – 4:00 pm: Silent Walk to Queen’s Park 4:00...
  6. Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking for Self-Healing with Dr. Sonal

    Learn how to plan well-balanced, nutritious meals that include all necessary elements with authentic tridoshic Ayurvedic recipes. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life and longevity, teaches us that food plays an important role in a healthy life and makes a vital contribution to continued good health. Date: Saturday June 25...
  7. Summer Special:
    3-Month Unlimited Class Pass for $100

    This summer, take as many open and advanced yoga classes as you wish for only $100. That’s 50% off the regular price of a 3-month unlimited pass! This offer is open to Members and Non-Members. Purchase by: May 31, 2016 Valid for use from: June 1 to August 31, 2016...
  8. Yoga Asanas According to Ayurveda

    In this workshop we will look at the twelve basic yoga postures practiced in our open classes according to the healing system of Ayurvedic medicine and how to perform yoga asanas taking into consideration Ayurvedic mind-body types. The workshop will explain: the effects of an individual yoga postures on doshas...
  9. Chair Yoga Training Course

    Learn to offer a complete yoga class in a chair, ideal for seniors, those with limited mobility and office workers looking to refresh during the day. Our society is aging and there are many people unable to practice a standard yoga class. Aging can bring many stresses, from the body...
  10. Ayurveda, Mind and Body Workshop with Dr. Sonal

    Learn and discover your body and mind’s personality from the Ayurvedic perspective of tridoshas and trigunas. Date: Saturday April 30 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Cost: $45 Non-members / $36 Members Teacher: Dr. Sonal Bhatt   About the Teacher: We are blessed to have this workshop taught by Dr. Sonal...
  11. Prana, Chakras and Astral Body

    Topics include: Understanding prana and how to increase it Anatomy of the astral body Study of nadis and chakras Date: Saturday April 9 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24 Members  
  12. Bhagavad Gita Study Group

    The Bhagavad Gita is one of the core scriptures of Yoga. It is a conversation between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his teacher Krishna on a variety of philosophical concepts. We will read and discuss selected verses from the Bhagavad Gita, taking inspiration and connecting them to the struggles we face...
  13. Asana Symbol & Thematic Series with Janaki

    Explore the symbolism and sequencing of more advanced asanas and variations in this monthly series of workshops. Each month we focus on a different theme and incorporate practice of asanas, theory and, at times creative exercises to better understand the deeper transformative aspects of yoga practice. Cost: Each workshop is...
  14. Inner Healing Through Nada Yoga with Ram Vakkalanka

    Nada Yoga is one of the most effective ways to balance the Chakras, remove mental and emotional energy blockages, and gently carry the mind to a tranquil state where inner healing becomes possible. Nada Yoga is a wonderful confluence of the science of Yoga, Mudras, Ayurveda, Astrology and the art...
  15. Essential Yoga for Back Care

    A practical course for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and individuals with back care needs. The focus of this 9-hour training is on how yoga can meet the needs of individuals experiencing acute or chronic issues with their back. This training is very much experiential oriented rather than theoretical. It includes:...
  16. Yoga 3M – Intermediate Yoga with Meditation: starts Mar 21

    Practice traditional Hatha Yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing exercises (kriyas) in additonal to the theory and practice of meditation. Learn the theory behind the different paths of Yoga, the power of the mind, and the energetic body. Open to those who have completed Yoga 2, or are practicing...
  17. Introduction to Bhagavad Gita: Sun Mar 13

    This workshop will introduce the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the core scriptures of Yoga. The Gita is a conversation between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his teacher Krishna on a variety of philosophical concepts. We will read from the Bhagavad Gita, taking inspiration from the important verses and...
  18. Proper Breathing and Pranayama – Theory & Practice

    This workshop will help you to deepen your understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of pranayama (breathing techniques of yoga). Some of the topics we’ll cover include: How we breathe Benefits of pranayama Practice of pranayama Vitality and concentration on breath Date: Saturday March 5 Time: 1:30 – 3:00...
  19. Homemade Probiotics for Gut Health

    Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation and current research is raving over the health benefits of eating fermented foods. Science has noted improvements in immunity, digestive health and even mood. This hands-on workshop will focus on vegetable krauts. Discover the boons associated with fermented vegetables...
  20. Indian Vegetarian Cooking Workshop

    Learn to cook delicious, sattvic Indian vegetarian dishes. Discover the wonderful flavours, vibrant colours, nutritional value, amazing fragrances and tastes of Indian vegetarian food. Bring your appetite as this workshop ends with a FEAST! Date: Saturday June 4 Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm Cost: $50 Non-members / $40 Members Teacher:...
  21. Positive Thinking Workshop

    Our thoughts have a great impact on our lives. This workshop offers techniques for facing both inner and outer obstacles through understanding the transformative power of thought, thus improving the quality of life. Subject matter includes: how to deal with unwanted thoughts transforming negative emotions how to turn obstacles to...
  22. Hip Opening Workshop

    Warm up with Sun Salutation and learn postures to help you release tension from the hips. These variations will help increase your flexibility and prepare for the practice of more advanced yoga postures. Date: Saturday February 13 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24 Members  
  23. Headstand Workshop

    The headstand, or sirshasana, is known as the “King of Asanas” because of its many benefits. It is considered by many to be a panacea for countless human ills. This workshop is designed to guide you through how to come into and out of the headstand systematically and safely through...
  24. Discover Indian Spices

    You are what you eat and what you eat affects the state of your body and mind. During this workshop, Bhavani will focus on how to use Indian spices that are known for their positive health benefits. You will learn how to make simple and delicious foods to help bring...
  25. Stress Management with Yoga

    Daily practice of yoga can help increase your ability to deal with stresses of daily life. We will look into the origin of stress and how specific yoga practices induce relaxation response and increase your resiliency. Date: Sunday January 31 Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm Cost: $30 Non-members / $24...
  26. Chakra & Sequencing Workshop

    Explore the aspects of consciousness, elements and symbolism in the subtle anatomy of the chakra system, and also how the sequencing of asanas allows for the harmonious development of energies in the various chakras. Theory as well as focused practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and meditation. *** Sorry, this...
  27. Donations for Flood Relief Efforts in Chennai

    ***** Please note that our donation collection period ended December 25th. *****MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED! During the last two months as a result of unprecedented torrential rains, large areas of the region of Tamil Nadu, in southern India, have been under water. Hundreds of people have been killed....
  28. Spiritual Diary Workshop

    Swami Sivananda recommends keeping a diary in order to clarify our goals and record the practice. It is an essential tool for one who is serious about yoga and meditation practice. We will learn how to design a diary and follow our spiritual journey. Date: Saturday January 9 Time: 1:30...
  29. Holiday Sale – Save 10% from Dec 1st to 20th!

    From December 1st to 20th, 2015, save 10% off the purchase of: yoga class passes workshops and courses boutique items Applies to in-person purchases only — Be sure to drop by the Centre to take advantage of the savings. This is a great time to give the gift of yoga...
  30. Teachers – Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training: Nov 27 – 29

    This course gives yoga teachers guidelines for teaching yoga to children and teens, as well as practical tools they can use to adapt yoga practices to their needs. The course is based on the teachings of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization and Swami Vishnu-devananda’s 5 Basic Points of Yoga. Open to...
  31. Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking for Self-Healing: Sat Nov 21

    Learn how to plan well-balanced, nutritious meals that include all necessary elements with authentic tridoshic Ayurvedic recipes. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life and longevity, teaches us that food plays an important role in a healthy life and makes a vital contribution to continued good health. Date: Saturday November 21,...
  32. Yoga 4 Advanced Course: Nov 23 – Dec 16

    Explore more advanced asanas, practice holding postures longer, and learn to perfect your postures. Each session helps you gain more strength and focus from the practice. In this course, breathing and relaxation are also emphasized in order to experience deeper aspects of Hatha Yoga practice. This course is suitable for...
  33. Teachers – Asana Corrections in Depth: Nov 23-27

    Often, new yoga teachers struggle with how to correct students. In this course you will gain confidence in assisting and correcting students in their asana practice gently, effectively, and with integrity. We will also cover the various reasons for correcting students, how to determine if a correction is required and...

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