• Retreat

    Mantras, sacred sounds of power
    with Swami Jyotirmayananda

Mantras, sacred sounds of power

4 - 8 October

“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 4 October

4pmAsana class: Gentle arrival class with focus on relaxation
6.00pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pmSatsang: Yoga, a path to peace


Thursday 5 October

6.30amSatsang: The practice of Shanti Mantras, a meditative hymn
8.00amAsana class: Extended pranayama practice
10.00amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: The transformative power of sounds
4.00pmAsana class: Asanas for increased vitality
7.30pmSatsang: Likitha Japa, writing of mantras


Friday 6 October

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
7.30pmPuja, devotional ceremony, for the Divine Mother


Saturday 7 October

6.30amSilent meditative early morning nature walk
8.00amLight breakfast
9.00amKarma yoga
10.30 amAsana Class: Variations in the shoulderstand cycle
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.00pmWorkshop: 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 8 October

6.30amSatsang: We are all one
8.00amAsana class: Yoga 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 realise our true identity



Workshop only: £25
Residential course
Dormitory (4 – 8 beds) £350
Double Room £430
Single Room £475


The workshop and satsangs will be given by Swami Jyotirmayananda, the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in London.

Course Material

‘Meditation and Mantras’ by Swami Vishnudevananda and the Sivananda Book of Meditation.

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. 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.

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