Mantras, sacred sounds of peace
6 – 10 March
“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 6 March
|4.00pm||Asana class: Gentle arrival class with focus on relaxation|
|7.30pm||Satsang: Yoga, a path to peace|
Thursday 7 March
|6.30am||Satsang: The practice of Shanti Mantras, a meditative hymn|
|8.00am||Yoga class: Extended pranayama practice|
|1.30pm||Workshop: The transformative power of sounds|
|4.00pm||Yoga class: Asanas for increased vitality|
|7.30pm||Satsang: Likitha Japa, the writing of mantras|
Friday 8 March
|6.30am||Satsang: Constant mindfulness through the spiritual diary|
|8.00am||The meditative asana experience|
|1.30pm||Workshop: Philosophy and meditation on the mantra OM|
|4.00pm||Asana class: Increasing the flexibility of the spine|
|7.30pm||Puja, devotional ceremony, for the Divine Mother|
Saturday 9 March
|6.30am||Silent meditative early morning nature walk|
|10.30 am||Asana and pranayama class: Variations in the shoulderstand cycle|
|1.30pm||Workshop: Saguna mantras, devotional meditation and visualisation to open the heart|
|4.00pm||Asana class: Awareness, coordination and breath control|
|6.00pm||Chanting satsang: Kirtan for inner harmony|
Sunday 10 March
|6.30am||Satsang: We are all one|
|8.00am||Asana class:Silencing the mind through asanas|
|10.45am||Karma yoga and packing|
|1.30pm||Workshop: Nirguna mantras, Vedantic meditation to rise above ego consciousness and realis our true identity|
Workshop only: £25
Dormitory (4 – 8 beds) £375
Double Room £455
Single Room £500
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.
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.
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. 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.