• London Study Retreats

London Study Retreats

Diving Deep Within

Programme Calendar

Integrate mind and body.

Our London study retreats offer opportunities to learn, grow and connect. Experience the best in holistic learning.

London study retreats

Yoga Psychology – the way to radiant mental health
8 – 12 July
Arrival: 7 July around 7pm, departure 12 July around 3.30pm
The science of Raja Yoga explains the subtle functioning of the mind: its different levels, how habits are formed, how pain is generated and how one can free oneself from mental suffering. It teaches us how to focus the mind and realise our true nature which is beyond mental conditioning. It makes us aware that our true self is pure bliss and absolute peace. It gives a wonderful message of hope and encouragement and inspires us to rise beyond the habitual states of depression, excitement and fear and find the centre within where we are not shaken by the changes that challenge us in our lives.
Course textbook: Raja Yoga Sutras
“There is something beyond the mind and that is the Self, consciousness. Psychoanalysis should be combined with Raja Yoga. We must not only have a thorough knowledge of the Western science of psychology, but also combine it with Raja Yoga.” Swami Sivananda
Saturday 8 July
8am Asana class The art of conscious relaxation
1.30pm Workshop Introduction to the science of Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control
4pm Asana class Stimulating the solar plexus through asanas
6pm Satsang The art of simplicity

Sunday 9 July
8am Asana class Dynamic forward bends
1.30pm Workshop The five states of mind: understanding the process of concentration
4pm Asana class Fine tuning the asana variations
6pm Satsang Puja for Guru Purnima

Monday 10 July
8am Asana class Asana class with extended pranayama practice
1.30pm Workshop The evolution of the mind: the subconscious, conscious and superconscious mind
4pm Asana class Increasing awareness in the asanas
8pm Satsang The power of chanting to open the heart
Tuesday 11 July
8am Asana class Standing, balancing and triangle variations
1.30pm Workshop How to deal with the kleshas, the underlying causes of mental pain
4pm Asana class Breath awareness in the asanas
8pm Satsang Meditative silent walk along the Thames
Wednesday 12 July
8am Asana class The meditative asana experience
1.30pm Workshop Yamas and niyamas: ethical foundations for living peacefully with oneself and others
Schedule
6am Wake-up
6.30am Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture
8am Asana class
9.30am Breakfast
10.30am Karma yoga
12noon Lunch
1.30pm Workshop
4pm Asana class
6pm Dinner
8pm Meditation, chanting, talk

Cost

Workshop only: £25
Full day programme: £50
Residential programme
Shared room: £360
Single room: £550

Teacher
Swami Jyotirmayananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London. She is an inspired and experienced teacher.

Mantras – sacred sound of power
7 – 11 October
Arrival: 6 October around 7pm, departure 11 October around 3.30pm
A mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Every mantra contains within its vibration a specific power. Upon concentration and repetition of a given mantra, its power and energy take form. The benefits of the mental repetition of a mantra and the chanting of mantras are immeasurable. Mantras open the heart, fill the mind with purity and generate harmony and divine love.
“Every mantra has got tremendous force. A mantra is a mass of radiant energy. It helps the spiritual power and reinforces it.” Swami Sivananda
Course textbook: Meditation and Mantras from Swami Vishnudevananda and Meditation on OM and Mandukya Upanishad from Swami Sivananda
Saturday 7 October
8am Asana class Deepening the relaxation experience
1.30pm Workshop The transformative power of sacred sounds
4pm Asana class Dynamic backward bends
6pm Satsang Transforming emotions through music

Sunday 8 October
8am Asana class Dissolving tensions through deep breathing
1.30pm Workshop Philosophy and meditation on OM
4pm Asana class Increasing awareness in the asanas
6pm Satsang Asanas, a gateway to meditation

Monday 9 October
8am Asana class Physical and mental stability in the asanas
1.30pm Workshop Saguna mantras: devotional meditation and visualisation to open the heart
4pm Asana class Variations in the shoulderstand cycle
8pm Satsang Developing deep concentration through likitha japa
Tuesday 10 October
8am Asana class Sitting poses and triangle variations
1.30pm Workshop Nirguna mantras: vedantic meditation to rise above ego consciousness and realise our true identity
4pm Asana class Progressively prolonged holding of the asanas
8pm Satsang Stories from the life of Swami Vishnudevananda
Wednesday 11 October
8am Asana class The meditative asana experience
1.30pm Workshop How to channel emotions, sooth the nervous system and enhance one’s overall psychological wellbeing through the chanting of mantras
Schedule
6am Wake-up
6.30am Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture
8am Asana class
9.30am Breakfast
10.30am Karma yoga
1.30pm Workshop
4pm Asana class
6pm Dinner
8pm Meditation, chanting, talk

Cost
Workshop only: £25
Full day programme: £50
Residential programme
Shared room: £360
Single room: £550

Teacher
Swami Jyotirmayananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London. She is an inspired and experienced teacher.