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 Introduction to 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. 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

19 Feb – 18 Mar
 Fridays
6:45 – 8:00 pm

 

8 Apr – 6 May
 Fridays
6:45 – 8:00 pm

 

13 May – 10 Jun
 Fridays
6:45 – 8:00 pm

 

29 Jul – 26 Aug
 Fridays
6:45 – 8:00 pm

 

16 Sep – 14 Oct
 Fridays
6:45 – 8:00 pm

 

28 Oct – 25 Nov
 Fridays
6:45 – 8:00 pm

 

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION

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

Practical hints:

  • It is recommended not to eat one hour before class.
  • We provide meditation cushions for the class.
  • Wear comfortable clothing suitable for long periods of sitting.

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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