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TTC Refresher
Course

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2018
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“Just as camphor melts and becomes one with fire; just as a drop of water when it is thrown into the ocean, becomes one with the ocean,  the individual soul, becomes one with the Supreme Soul. The science that teaches the way of acquiring this  knowledge is called ‘Yoga ‘. (Swami Sivananda)

Come reunite to reignite the fire lit when you took TTC! Join us at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp this summer to expand your knowledge, deepen your practice and spend time in the company of your fellow teachers from all over the world. Being a strong and confident yoga teacher  means you never stop learning and exploring in order to give your students the best that traditional  yoga has to offer.  

Reconnect to the classical teachings of Yoga and Vedanta and timeless, positive message of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-devananda through the wide array of classes , lectures and satsangs. The ashram will provide you with much needed support and inspiration to refresh, recharge and leave inspired.

The program will be taught  by Swami Sivadasananda and Prahlad , senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda, as well as by  Swami Narayananda,  Swami Satyapremananda and Swami Shivabhaktananda

Swami Sivadasananda is a Yoga Acharya, director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe, Acharya for South America and a long-time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. He was personally trained in Asanas and Pranayama by Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches all aspects of yoga in the International Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses worldwide. He is known for his inspiring and relaxed teaching methods in asanas and pranayama.

Prahlada, Yoga Acharya and a senior teacher of the International Sivananda organization, is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, and has devoted his life to the study, practice and teaching of Hatha Yoga & Vedanta. Personally trained by Swami Vishnu from a young age and with over three decades of experience, Prahlada is known for his practical and inspirational lectures, workshops and an ability to deliver the authentic teachings based on the yogic scriptures, in a simple, contemporary and relatable way. His dynamic Hatha Yoga classes are informative, engaging and filled with humor and he is also a dedicated karma yogi, encouraging others on the path by example. As part of the executive board, Prahlada heads the organization’s activities and teacher training courses at the Sivananda centers and ashrams in Canada, India and Thailand.

Dynamic Morning Asana Class

  • Challenge your Breath in Sun Salutations and Asanas

  • Forward Bend Variations and lotus variations

  • Joining feet and head – challenging your asana variations

  • Sthira Sukham Asanam by Patanjali Maharishi

Refreshing ” How to Teach” Workshops (afternoon):

  • One muscle – different roles

  • The virtues of an open rib cage

  • Sequencing counter poses and variations

  • How to conduct an asana workshop

Vibrant Satsangs and Lectures

  • To be in in the world, not of the world

  • Songs of Swami Sivananda

  • The Good and Pleasant

  • Power of collective sadhana

  • The Dharma of a Yoga teacher

 

Special Programs

  • The daily kirtan rehearsals are a wonderful opportunity to share friendship, creativity and the spirit of Yoga
  • Likhita Japa

  • Maha Mantra Chanting (Lord Krishna’s Birthday)

  • Using the Japa Mala

  • Om Namo Narayanaya Chanting

 

 

Special Accommodation Rates:

For 5 Nights – Arrival day August 13th departure August 18th

Discount: Tent $175 (instead of $225)

Discount: Dorm $250 (instead of $300)

Single Room: $450

Shared Room: $400

Double Room: $500

Refund Policy

If you want to cancel your registration before the start of the course, we will refund your original payment less an administration fee of $150.
Once the course has begun, and you decide to leave, a charge of one night’s fee plus $150 will apply .If you do not show up and do not contact us, no refund will be issued.

For any other questions and information: Please contact: yogacampregistrations@sivananda.org

Ashram Rules and Regulations
 
Check in/Check out: Check-in time is after 3:00pm. Checkout time is before 11:00AM. Check in/out at reception in the main Lodge. When checking out please clean your room of litter as best as possible then bring your used bedsheets and towel to reception and retrieve a clean set.
Conservation and recycling: Please conserve water while bathing and washing. Report any leaking taps and toilets to reception. Save electricity by switching off lights and electrical items when not in use. Be aware of how much paper products are used. Used batteries can be left at reception. Kindly use the recycling bins found in the common areas. Any used items of clothing can be donated at reception.
Remember: “Every Action Matters” when consciously living in yoga.
Dress Code: Please cover the shoulders, upper arm, midriff and legs at all times, including asana classes & temple visits.
Fire Hazards: Please do not burn candles, incense, mosquito coils, etc in your room, dormitory or tent.
Food: We serve a vegetarian diet, nourishing and balanced with proteins, carbohydrates, fruits and plenty of local vegetables. Snacks are available at our Health Hut during high season. There is no consumption of meat, fish, eggs, garlic and onions. Alcohol, tobacco and any drugs is prohibited.
Hygiene: A good yogi leaves the premises, rooms and bathrooms cleaner than when they arrived. For hygienic reasons, please leave your Ashram pillows, blankets and sheets in your room.
Karma Yoga: The Ashram is run by volunteer staff members. Selfless service, karma yoga or seva is an essential part of the Ashram experience. Maintaining a positive spiritual atmosphere requires participation from all the guests and staff. In addition to staff duties, we ask all guests to participate for 1 hour each day contributing to the upkeep of the Ashram. A small task can make a big difference. Kindly meet the karma yoga coordinator at reception at 10:45AM, after morning meal, to arrange your assignment.
Laundry: Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the ground level of the Registrations building during daytime hours. Quarters and dollar coins are required. Approximately 40 minutes is required for a wash & 40 minutes for a dry.
Lights out: Kindly respect the silent time after evening satsang on your way to your room. Please turn all lights out and observe silence by 10:30PM to ensure everyone a peaceful rest.
Massages: We offer a variety of massages year round from Deep Tissue, Swedish and Thai. Appointments for these massages can be made at reception. Ayurveda consultations with our doctor, treatments and massages are available at the Ayurveda Clinic during high season.
Personal Belongings: A safety deposit facility is available for your valuables and cellphone. Ask reception. The Ashram cannot accept responsibility for anyone’s personal belongings. Consider labeling your yoga mat, bags, shoes and other items left in common areas.
Phone calls: Pay phones can be found on the north entrance of the Registrations building and downstairs in the Lodge. Phone cards are available in the Boutique.
Cell phones: To ensure a full Ashram experience we ask that all cell phones are set to silent and/or are turned off. Making or awaiting phone calls or text messages can distract a yogi … and their friends from their yoga practice. The Boutique has alarm clocks or perhaps follow the Ashram bell to guide you through the day.
Photography: To ensure people’s privacy during their stay, photography or video recording is not permitted during satsang, pujas, or asana classes. See Ashram Director with any questions.
Punctuality: For everyone’s benefit, kindly arrive to classes, events and satsangs on time or even arrive a little early to settle. Leaving your room at the 10-minute bell will help you arrive on time. Punctuality ensures peace for all for the beginning of any event.
Note: the doors are locked at the start of the meditation sessions and opened once chanting begins.
Post: You can leave any outgoing mail at reception. If you are expecting any mail, check with reception.
Relationships: Kindly restrain expressions of affection in public – kissing and hugging.
Women and men’s dorms: kindly respect the gender privacy of these dorms. Couples are advised to observe celibacy as part of the spiritual discipline.
Sauna and Swimming Pool: A wood-fired dry sauna is available year round. An outdoor pool is open during the summer when life guard is on duty. Kindly wear discrete swimming clothes in the sauna and pool. Bring an extra towel to sit on.
Shoes: Please remove your shoes and place them in the shoe racks when entering any of the buildings.
Schedule: It is expected that all guests attend all satsangs, lectures and asana classes. To help with the upkeep of the Ashram we ask all guests participate for 1 hour of Karma yoga each day.
Silence: To maintain the tranquil setting of an Ashram we aim to observe personal silence before the morning and evening satsangs and especially at mealtimes. Maintaining silence conserves energy and instills a peaceful environment. To maintain the energy received during evening satsang try observing silence for the remainder of the night.
Spiritual Respect: Kindly maintain a respectful attitude when near an altar, satsang hall or temple. When sitting, sit cross-legged, or in a chair. Kindly refrain from pointing the feet towards any altar, deities or teachers of the satsang. Kindly do your best to remain in the satsang hall for the entire satsang.
Staff: Staff members are willing and able to answer any of your questions. Feel free to go to them and ask your questions. They will most often be wearing yellow and white.
Suggestions, Comments & Special Requests: If you have any suggestions, comments or special requests, feel free to write them down with your name and drop them into the suggestions box at reception. Any immediate concerns, feel free to mention to any staff member.
Temples: The many Ashram temples, large and small, are available for visiting and silent meditation during your free time. You are welcome to visit the Krishna Temple, the Master’s Statues near the dorms and the Sivananda Temple on the pond for silent contemplation or meditation. Up on the top of the hill is the Subramanya-Ayyappa and Mariamman Temple and inside these temples are more temples. Kindly enter the temple of your choice in silence. Visit each temple with grace and awareness. You are welcome to prostrate in front of each murti, then sit to feel the resonance of the temple. There are donation boxes inside the Subramanya-Ayyappa and Krishna temple. Feel free to donate to help the maintenance of these temples. Kindly leave food or drink outside of any temple area.
Water: The tap water is city water. We also offer pure artesian well water for drinking. Bring your own water bottles and refill them at the pump located in the middle of the Ashram, near the first step of the Peace Trail. If we touch our drinking bottle to the tap when filling we may spread our bacteria to others. To prevent any spreading of bacteria, please keep the bottle away from the tap or hose when filling. If drinking from a hose please keep mouth away from the end of the hose.
Physical Harassment: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers of Canada disapprove of and condemn any form of harassment directed at guests, staff or visitors. Specifically, no harassment, proposals or innuendos with a sexual connotation will be tolerated during any program or activity organized by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers of Canada. Guests participating in such programs are accordingly made aware of this policy and invited to apply it in their personal behavior whilst on our premises. Any guest who thinks she (he) may be the victim of unsolicited advances or any other form of sexual harassment is asked to notify a senior Swami or Director immediately in order for corrective action to be undertaken without delay. Complaints made to a senior Swami or Director will be treated confidentially and the alleged violator or any third party will not be advised of the complainant’s identity without the latter’s consent.

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