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How Yoga Works

Friday, May 4  Monday, May 7

How Yoga Works

4 – 7 May 2018

Taught by: Padma, Kailas and Swami Jyotirmayananda

Call to Register

We welcome yoga teachers for a further training course on How Yoga Works during the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 4 – Monday 7 May.
Asanas promote health by increasing the range of motion in the joints, keeping the body mobile. At most joints, muscles are arranged in opposite pairs: movement takes place when one muscle contracts and shortens while the other relaxes and lengthens. Asanas focus on strengthening and stretching the key muscles. This will help to gradually improve any faulty alignment, particularly in the lower and upper back.

This three-day programme will help you to deepen your asana practice, improve your teaching skills and reconnect to the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Vishnudevananda.

4-day Retreat Schedule

Friday 4 May

4pm

Regular asana class

6pm

Vegetarian dinner

7.30pm

Satsang: Asanas, a gateway to meditation

Saturday 5 May

6.30am

Satsang: Transforming emotions through sound

8am

Dynamic asana class with classical variations of Swami Vishnudevananda

9.45am

Light breakfast

10.30am

Karma Yoga

12.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Workshop How yoga works part 1:

posture types

assessing posture

anatomy of the asanas

4pm

Asana class: muscle work in the asana practice

6pm

Satsang: The vision of Swami Vishnudevananda for the True World Order

7.45pm

Dinner

Sunday 6 May

6.30am

Silent meditative walk

8am

Asana class: deeper stretches in the asana practice

9.45am

Light breakfast

10.30am

Karma Yoga

12.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Workshop How yoga works part 2:

what is pain? how to manage it?

basics of back, neck, shoulder & knee pain

flexibility and issues around hyper mobilitys

4pm

Asana class:’Good and bad pain’ in asana practice: how to find the balance

6pm

Satsang: Inspiration from the life of Swami Sivananda

7.45pm

Dinner

Monday 7 May

6.30am

Satsang: Sadhana, the joy of living a meaningful life

8am

Asana class: the notion of strength in the asana practice

9.45am

Light breakfast

10.30am

Karma Yoga

12pm

Lunch

1pm

Workshop How yoga works part 3:

recognising and correcting faulty alignments in asana practice

improving confidence in answering questions

How Yoga Works

Budget:

Training costs: £145. Teachers can stay at the centre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at an additional cost of £15 per night. Please bring your uniform.

Teachers:

The anatomy workshops will be taught by Padma, an inspired senior physiotherapist and Sivananda trained teacher. The asana classes will be given by Kailas. Kailas is the practical manager of the Sivananda Ashram in France and is a dynamic teacher. The satsangs will be given by Swami Jyotirmayananda, director of the London Sivananda Yoga Centre.

Details

Start:
Friday, May 4
End:
Monday, May 7

Venue

Sivananda London
51 Felsham Road
Putney London SW15 1AZ, United Kingdom
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Organiser

Sivananda London
Phone:
020 8780 0160
Website:
https://sivanandalondon.org