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  At the London Centre - Residential and non residential options available!
 The London Centre offers Certificate Courses to help deepen your Yoga practice!
The London Centre offers the possibility of experiencing yoga as a lifestyle through Certificate Courses. Especially when taken on a residential basis it offers an opportunity to develop a deep and dynamic practice of all aspects of yoga under the guidance of experienced teachers. It blends the stimulating company of sincere yoga practitioners with the warm and nurturing energy of a spiritual community… all this just a few minutes from the River Thames!

The Certificate Courses in London

These certificate courses are open to all yoga practitioners and are especially well suited for yoga teachers and people in the health professions. The goal is to transfer these integral personal experiences and the knowledge gained into our daily and professional lives.

The courses will follow the daily schedule of the Sivananda Ashrams:
Yoga classes, Satsangs (group meditation), in-depth workshops, vegetarian meals and participation in the Ashram community life. There will be time to relax, go for walks along the river or visit London for those coming from abroad.

Students enrolled for the course are required to participate in all activities and follow the yogic lifestyle taught at the Centre. Yoga is based on self discipline (Sadhana). It is this discipline that allows one to experience the full benefits of the course while helping to maintain the spiritual energy of the Centre.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation stipulating the number of practice/study hours in the course.


The Certificate Courses in London
August 27 – September 1
Arrival: August 27 around noon - Departure: September 1 around 9am
(it is possible to leave after the last lecture on August 31)
Yoga Psychology
The way to radiant mental health
The Science of Raja explains the subtle functioning of the mind:
its different levels, how habits are formed, how pain is generated and how one can free oneself from mental suffering. It teaches how to focus the mind and realize our true nature, which is beyond mental conditioning. It makes us aware of our true self, which is bliss and peace. It gives a wonderful message of hope and encouragement and inspires us to rise beyond the habitual states of depression, excitement and fear and find the centre within where we are not shaken by the changes that challenge us in our lives.

Topics of the workshops :

Thursday 27 August 2pm:       Introduction to the Science of Raja Yoga

Friday 28 August 2pm:             The 5 states of the mind
Saturday 29 August 2pm:        Conscious, subconscious & superconscious mind
Sunday 30 August 2pm:           How to deal with kleshas, sources of mental pain
Monday 31 September 2pm:     Finding strength and peace through inner focus


Per Day: £50 / Workshop only : £25 / All 5 days – non residential: £210
Residential option (includes course and accommodation):
Shared (4 - 8 persons): £350 - Double (2 persons): £445








Swami Jyotirmayananda is an inspiring and experienced teacher.
October 4th to 8th
Arrival: October 4 around 12noon - Departure: October 9 around 9am
Certificate course with Swami Kailasananda
The light of Hatha yoga
Connecting to the source of power within
Hatha Yoga is the union of the 2 energies of the bodies, prana and apana, resulting in a unified field of consciouness in which complete peace is experienced.

Its goal is the actualisation of the human energy potential, which will bring about a complete rejuvenation and refinement of the body and mind.

It includes the practice of asana, pranayama, bandha, mudras and mantras, and is based on the understanding that prana, the life force, is the invisible principle which is the essence of everything in the universe, including our body and mind.

This course will enable you to undertand and experience the depth of hatha yoga, and refresh your approach to your asana, pranayama and meditation practice.

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers' Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with clarity, precision and deep insight.

Themes of the workshops :

Sunday 4 October 1.30pm:         Introduction to the philosophy of Hatha Yoga

Monday 5 October 1.30pm:         Breath, the essence of life
Tuesday 6 October 1.30pm:       Asanas, powerful tools to rejuvenate the body
Wednesday 7 October 1.30pm: The importance of inner purification through Hatha Yoga
Thursday 8 October 1pm:            The awakening of the divine potential within

Per Day: £50 / Workshop only : £25 / All 5 days – non residential: £210
Residential option (includes course and accommodation):
Shared (4 - 8 persons): £350 - Double (2 persons): £445
Swami Kailasananda
Daily Schedule for Residential Option*
6.30am Satsang
8.00am Light breakfast
8.30am Study time
9.30am Karma Yoga
(Voluntary Service)
10.30am Yoga class
12.00am Lunch
1.30pm Workshop
4.00pm Yoga Class
5.30pm Dinner
8.00pm Satsang
* Daily schedule subject to modification for
  residential students
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