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Autumn Yoga Festival
13 October, 2018
1.30-7.45pm | Saturday
We warmly invite you for the Autumn Yoga Festival. Discover the benefits of classical yoga and meditation, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, young or old, fit or not so fit.
The festival is open to all, newcomers to yoga are very welcome to join.
Autumn Yoga Festival Schedule
Free and open to all!
Throughout the day, a 20 % discount will be offered on all class cards.
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres brought authentic yoga from India to the West 60 years ago and, for us, it is more a way of life than a form of exercise. We’d be happy to share it with you and look forward to welcoming you to the centre.
Retreats in France: Ashram de Yoga Sivananda in the Loire Valley
19 - 24 October, 2018
Arrival: 3pm, 19 October | Departure: 2pm, 24 October
The London Centre is organising group travel to France for an autumn rejuvenation retreat in the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda in the Loire Valley. You can join the retreat on your own, with a friend or bring your family.
The Ashram is a haven of peace, an ideal place to combine the practice of yoga and meditation with relaxation and self-development. Its natural setting is very conducive to contemplation and rejuvenation: vast open spaces, forests with century old trees populated by countless species of birds, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
At the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda, people from around the world come to connect to a holistic way of living in harmony with nature. A stay at the Ashram augments stress resilience and enhances your physical, emotional and spiritual health. You will face life with renewed energy and inspiration.
We are looking forward to accompanying you in your yoga practice during the autumn rejuvenation retreat.
Swami Bhagavatananda is co-director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She is a thorough teacher who teaches with care and precision.
Kailas is the practical manager of the Ashram. He is a dynamic Sivananda teacher and teaches yoga with much attention to detail.
Madalassa is a young and dynamic yoga teacher with a keen interest in asanas and much energy and enthusiasm to share.
How to Get There:
To join the group travel, please book the following Eurostar trains:
London-Paris: departure London St Pancras at 7.55 am, arrival Paris Gare du Nord at 11.17am
Paris-London: departure Paris Gare du Nord at 4.13pm, arrival London St Pancras at 5.39pm
We will meet you at the end of the platform at Gare du Nord in Paris and continue our travel together as a group to the Ashram. The journey from Paris to the Ashram will be by rented bus or by train, depending on the number of retreat participants.
If you plan to travel by car, here are directions to the Ashram from Paris.
London Study Retreats:How Yoga Works: Posture, Flexibility and Anatomy
26 – 28 October, 2018
With Padma, senior physiotherapist
Arrival: 5pm, 26 October | Departure: 4pm, 28 October
Practicing yoga helps the body to maintain its complex balance, which boosts the capacity for self-healing. Asanas promote health by increasing the range of motion in the joints, keeping the body mobile.
Asanas focus on strengthening and stretching the key muscles. This will help to gradually improve faulty alignment, particularly in the lower and upper back. This workshop aims to bring an understanding of anatomy and posture, related to your yoga practice.
Per individual workshop:
Padma (Julia Descroizilles) is an inspirational senior physiotherapist and a Sivananda trained Yoga Teacher.
TTC Preparation Day
3 November, 2018
10.15am-7.45pm | Saturday
This one-day programme is designed to give you an insight into a typical TTC day. You will participate in two asana classes, two lectures and the evening meditation, which includes traditional mantra chanting.
Presentations will cover the historical background of the Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course, the course curriculum, the different course venues and the certificate of completion. There will be time for Q&As and course teachers will also be available for individual advice and guidance.
This day provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the International Sivananda Yoga Centres as a training institute for anyone thinking about taking a Teachers’ Training Course.