Mantras, sacred sounds of peace

10 – 14 April


“A mantra is a mass of radiant energy. It helps the spiritual power and reinforces it. Every mantra has got tremendous force.”
” Swami Sivananda .
This course guides us how to use mantras as a tool to connect to inner peace, channel emotions, sooth the nervous system and benefit one’s overall psychological well-being. The benefits of the mental repetition and the chanting of mantras are immeasurable. Mantras open the heart, fill the mind with purity and generate harmony and divine love. Each session includes a short silent meditation and the chanting of Sanskrit mantras.

Wednesday 10 April

4.00pmAsana class: Gentle arrival class with focus on relaxation
6.00pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pmSatsang: Yoga, a path to peace


Thursday 11 April

6.30amSatsang: The practice of Shanti Mantras, a meditative hymn
8.00amYoga class: Extended pranayama practice
10.00amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: The transformative power of sounds
4.00pmYoga class: Asanas for increased vitality
6.00pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pmSilent meditative walk along the Thames


Friday 12 April

6.30amSatsang: Constant mindfulness through the spiritual diary
8.00amThe meditative asana experience
10.00amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: Philosophy and meditation on the mantra OM
4.00pmAsana class: Increasing the flexibility of the spine
6.00pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pmSatsang: Likitha Japa, the writing of mantras


Saturday 13 April

6.30amSilent meditative early morning nature walk
8.00amLight breakfast
9.00amKarma yoga
10.30 amAsana and pranayama class: Variations in the shoulderstand cycle
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: Saguna mantras, devotional meditation and visualisation to open the heart
4.00pmAsana class: Awareness, coordination and breath control
6.00pmChanting satsang: Kirtan for inner harmony
7.30pmVegetarian Dinner


Sunday 14 April

6.30amSatsang: We are all one
8.00amAsana class:Silencing the mind through asanas
10amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga and packing
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: Nirguna mantras, Vedantic meditation to rise above ego consciousness and realis our true identity



You are welcome to stay in the centre for the length of the course, accommodation will be in a shared room. It is also possible to attend individual workshops, classes and satsangs in case you are unable to participate in the full course.

Residential course
Dormitory (4 – 8 beds) £390
Double Room £470
Single Room £550

Non-residential course
Non-residential £316
Workshop only: £25



Swami Jyotirmayananda | Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre| Yoga | England

Swami Jyotirmayananda

The workshop and satsangs will be given by Swami Jyotirmayananda, the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in London. She is a natural teacher and shares the teachings of yoga with insight and devotion.

Course Material

The course is based on the books Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and The Sivananda Book of Meditation. The books are available in the boutique of the centre.

Course venue

The course will be held in the Sivananda Centre in London – a spiritual oasis amid the pressures of city life. Situated in a quiet residential area, the centre’s welcoming reception area, spacious studios and beautiful peace garden provide an ideal setting for practising yoga, meditation and relaxation.

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