• YOGA FESTIVAL

    Bhagavata Saptaha

Yoga Festival: Bhagavata Saptaha

Lila, the Divine dance of life

We warmly welcome you for a vibrant seven day yoga festival in the beginning of the New Year.

We will be celebrating the Divine Dance of Life with themed yoga workshops and a series of in-depth lectures on spirituality and meditation taught by senior teachers from all over Europe. The evenings will be enriched by beautiful discourses on the meaning of life accompanied by live music. Inspiring words of wisdom leave a deep impression on the minds of the listeners as they are taken on a soulful spiritual journey.

With honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

With Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda and Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharyas

For the detailed programme, please click here.

Daily Programme

Please click on your dates of choice to register.

Monday 14 January

4pm  Asana class with Swami Kailasananda: Dissolving stress through stretching

6pm  Lecture with Swami Sivadasananda: Relax and channel mental energy through sound vibration

7pm  Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami: Bhakti, the language of the soul

9pm Free vegetarian snack

Tuesday 15 January

4pm  Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: Breath, the essence of life

5.30pm  Asana class with Swami Sivadasananda: Mobility, strength and flexibility

7pm  Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami: The unity of existence

9pm Free vegetarian snack

Wednesday 16 January

4pm  Asana class with Swami Kailasananda: Deepening the pranayama experience

6pm  Lecture with Swami Sivadasananda: Inspiration from the life of Swami Sivananda

7pm  Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami: The philosophy of love

9pm Free vegetarian snack

Thursday 17 January

4pm  Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: Meditation – deepening the awareness of the Self

6pm  Lecture with Swami Sivadasananda: Inspiration from the life of Swami Sivananda

7pm  Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami: The philosophy of love

9pm Free vegetarian snack

 

Friday 18 January

4pm  Asana class with Swami Sivadasananda: Relaxing your back

6pm  Lecture with Swami Kailasananda: Inspiration from the “Bhagavad Gita”: Staying positive in the midst of life challenges

7.30pm  Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami: Living in simplicity and harmony

9pm Free vegetarian snack

Saturday 19 January

10.30am  Asana class with Swami Jyotirmayananda: Dynamic variations of the classical asanas

12pm  Vegetarian lunch

1pm  Walk along the Thames

2.30pm  Lecture with Swami Durgananda: Where is true freedom?

4pm  Asana class with Swami Sivadasananda: Recharging your solar plexus

7.30pm  Bhagavata Saptaha with Sri Venugopal Goswami: Rasa Lila, the Divine dance

9pm Free vegetarian snack

Sunday 20 January

10.30am  Asana class with Swami Kailasananda: Inspire creativity through asanas 

10.30am  Trial class: The art of conscious relaxation for beginners 

10.30am  Children’s class: Let’s play yoga for 7 – 12 year olds 

12pm  Vegetarian lunch

12.45pm  Introductory talk: Creative visualisation, using the power of imagination

1pm  Creative workshop: Awaken the inner artist using colourful thread and fabric

2.45pm  Saree draping tutorial: A step-by-step guide on how to drape a saree

3.15pm  Garba dance steps for beginners: Garba is a traditional dance from Gujarat associated with Holi, the festival of colours

Sunday 20 January (cont’d)

4pm Tea and vegetarian snack: You are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share

4pm Asana class with Swami Sivadasananda: From tension to joy

4.30pm Rangoli Crafts: Traditional Indian floor art using colourful designs and patterns

5pm The world in colour: How to create mood with colours and light

6pm Nada Yoga concert: Music for inner harmony with Sri Venugopal Goswami

8pm Free vegetarian snack

  • "Kindle love divine in thy heart, for this is the immediate way to the Kingdom of God."
    – Swami Sivananda

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