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. 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. A five-week course meeting once a week. 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
Dates: Fridays, November 19 – December 21, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $75 – Non-members / $60 – Members
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.
Recommended Textbook: Meditation & Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda. (Available at the Boutique)
A practical introduction to yoga philosophy, this course offers techniques for facing both inner and outer obstacles through understanding the transformative power of thought, thus improving the quality of life. Thoughts control our life, mold our character, shape our destiny and affect our relationships both with ourselves and others. Subject matter includes:
- The nature of thought.
- How to deal with unwanted thoughts.
- Transforming negative emotions.
- How to turn obstacles to our advantage.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 23 – October 21, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $70 – Non-members / $55 – Members