Meditation Courses

Meditation and Special Courses

Meditation is considered the most important of all the yoga techniques and is an invaluable tool for emotional balance and peace of mind. Begin, expand or deepen your knowledge and practice of meditation with one of our meditation courses.

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Introduction to Meditation M1

Introduction to Meditation Course This course provides instruction in the basic techniques and theory for beginning your meditation practice. Learn how to develop concentration and to experience inner peace. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Purpose of meditation
  • Nature of the mind
  • Meditation using a mantra (sound energy, vibration)
  • Obstacles to meditation
  • How to establish a practice

This is a five-week course, with students meeting once per week.
Cost: $75 – Non-members / $60 – Members


Meditation M2

Meditation M2 Go deeper into your meditation practice by understanding your mind, the root of your thoughts and emotions. Learn how to uplift your thoughts. This is a four-week course, with students meeting once per week. Topics covered include:

  • Meditation techniques according to the four paths of Yoga
  • Choosing a personal mantra for an individualized practice
  • Meditation using a mantra (sound energy, vibration)
  • How to continue your practice

This is a four-week course, with students meeting once per week.
Cost: $75 – Non-members / $60 – Members
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Meditation Course M1, or have previously practiced meditation.



For Both Courses:

Recommended Textbook: Meditation & Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda. (Available at the Boutique)

Practical hints: Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to class. It is recommended not to eat one hour before class. We provide meditation cushions for the class. Wear comfortable clothing.

About the Teacher: The course will be taught by Saraswati, one of the principal teachers of Sivananda Teachers Training Courses around the world and a co-director of the Toronto Sivananda Yoga Center. She lived and studied under the personal guidance of Swami Vishnu-Devananda, founder of International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. Saraswati extensively studied founding yoga texts and is dedicated to preserving purity of the original yoga teachings. With more than 20 years of teaching experience she is both an inspiring and dynamic teacher. In her workshops she challenges students to debate, discuss and take a look into their own mind, in order to reach their full potential.

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Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-Devananda

We are part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, a non-profit organization with a mission to share the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Learn More

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