Peace, Simplicity and Love

Sun. 21 – Sun. 28 April 2024

With guest of honor Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan

• Classes, lectures, teachers’ workshops
• Concert and wisdom teachings from the Srimad Bhagavatam
• Vegetarian refreshments and meet & greet in the Peace Garden

 

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Discourses on the Bhagavatam

 

With guest of honour Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan

Listening to the Srimad Bhagavatam connects Jnana (knowledge) with Bhakti (devotion). This ancient scripture comprises the teachings of all yoga systems of India.
With live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute, shanai oboe and tabla.
 

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With the presence of Yoga Acharyas:

Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Kailasananda

Swami Kailasananda

Under the spiritual guidance of Swami Durgananda

Lectures and asana classes with Swami Sivadasananda and Swami Kailasananda, as well as Swami Jyotirmayananda, Swami Nityananda and other senior teachers

<span style="color: #ce402d;">Swami Kailasananda's 60th Birthday Celebration</span>

Swami Kailasananda's 60th Birthday Celebration

Sat 27th of April at 11.30 AM
Please join us to celebrate her yogic journey and life of spiritual service with a special puja ceremony.

<span style="color: #ce402d;">The Festival Programme</span>

The Festival Programme

Get inspired: deepen your practice, benefit from individual coaching and advice.

<span style="color: #ce402d;">Residential programme</span>

Residential programme

Relax and recharge body, mind and soul in the beautiful spaces and the peace garden of the Centre. Overnight stay in nearby hotels or Airbnbs.

<span style="color: #ce402d;">Expand your Practice with Two New Sivananda Publications</span>

Expand your Practice with Two New Sivananda Publications

  • “Hatha Yoga – Inspirations from a Master” – Lectures by Swami Vishnudevananda
  • “The Sivananda Asana Adjustment Manual”

<span style="color: #ce402d;">Rates and Donations</span>

Rates and Donations

Several festival activities are free of charge. Your kind donations are welcome.

The Festival Programme

Please call us on +44 (0)208 780 0160 to register.

Sunday 21 April

4:00 – 5.30pmAsana class “Slow stretching and Deep Relaxation” with Swami Nityananda
6:00 – 7:30pmMeditation, mantra chanting and free introductory talk: “The Wisdom Teachings of the Bhagavatam” with Swami Jyotirmayananda
7:30pmRefreshments

Monday 22 April

7:00 – 8:15amMeditation, Mantra chanting, reading/lecture “Self-Development through Yoga”
9:15amBreakfast
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana class “Forward Bend Variations”
1:00pmLunch
3:30 – 4:45pmLecture “Yoga, an ancient guide to healthy living” with Swami Jyotirmayananda
5:00 – 6.30pmAsana class “Mobility in all planes of movement” with Swami Sivadasananda
7:00 – 9:00pmDiscourse on the Bhagavatam with Sri Venugopal Goswami and musical ensemble

Register for 22 April – full day

Tuesday 23 April

7:00 – 8:15amMeditation, Mantra chanting, reading/lecture “Self-Development through Yoga”
9:15amBreakfast
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana class “Gentle Expansion of the Breath in the Asanas” with Swami Ramapriyananda
12:30pmLunch
3:30 – 4:45pmLecture “Pratyahara, withdrawing into inner silence” with Swami Jyotirmayananda
5:00 – 6.30pmAsana class “Balancing poses for inner balance” with Swami Nityananda
7:00 – 9:00pmDiscourse on the Bhagavatam with Sri Venugopal Goswami and musical ensemble

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Wednesday 24 April

7:00 – 8:15amMeditation, Mantra chanting, reading/lecture “Self-Development through Yoga”
9:15amBreakfast
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana class “Backward Bend Variations”
12:30pmLunch
3:30 – 4:45pmLecture “Building Resilience through yoga” with Narayana Chaitanya
5:00 – 6.30pmAsana class “Mobilize your Spine” with Narayani Chaitanya
7:00 – 9:00pmDiscourse on the Bhagavatam with Sri Venugopal Goswami and musical ensemble

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Thursday 25 April

7:00 – 8:15amSilent meditative walk along the Thames
9:15amBreakfast
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana class “The Headstand – Step by Step”
12:30pmLunch
3:30 – 4:45pmLecture “A healthy vegetarian diet to nourish the yoga lifestyle” with Swami Nityananda
5:00 – 6.30pmAsana class “Asanas for emotional balance” with Madalassa Chaitanya
7:00 – 9:00pmDiscourse on the Bhagavatam with Sri Venugopal Goswami and musical ensemble

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Friday 26 April

7:00 – 8:15amMeditation, Mantra chanting, reading/lecture: “Self-Development through Yoga”
9:15amBreakfast
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana class “Firm and balanced in the Triangle Variation” with Swami Ramapriyananda
12:30pmLunch
3:30 – 4:45pmLecture “The practice of Satya, truthfulness” with Swami Kailasananda
5:00 – 6:30pmAsana class “The higher effects of asanas” with Swami Sivadasananda
7:00 – 9:00pmDiscourse on the Bhagavatam with Sri Venugopal Goswami and musical ensemble

Register for 26 April – full day

Special Festival Weekend

Saturday 27 April

7:00 – 8:15amMeditation, Mantra chanting, reading/lecture: “Self-Development through Yoga”
9:15amBreakfast
9:30am – 11:00pmAsana class “Grounding yourself in the posture” with Narayana Chaitanya
9:30am – 11:00pmAsana Correction Workshop for Yoga Teachers “Sun Salute & Shoulderstand Cycle” with Narayani Chaitanya
11.30am – 1:00pm60th Birthday Celebration of Swami Kailasananda
1:00pmLunch
4:00 – 5:30pmAsana class “Three levels of breath control” with Swami Sivadasananda
6:00 – 8:00pmNada Yoga Concert with Sri Venugopal Goswami and musical emsemble
8:00pmRefreshments

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Sunday 28 April

7:00 – 8:15amMeditation, Mantra chanting, reading/lecture “Self-Development through Yoga”
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana class “Holding the poses with deep concentration” with Swami Jyotirmayananda
11:00am – 12:30pmAsana Correction Workshop for Yoga Teachers “Headstand & Forward bend” with Narayana Chaitanya
12:30pmLunch
2:00 – 3:30pmLecture “Embracing change: the practice of adaptability” with Swami Kailasananda
4:00 – 5:30pmAsana class “The experience of Inner Silence”, with Swami Sivadasananda
6:00 – 8:00pmDiscourse on the Bhagavatam with Sri Venugopal Goswami
8:00pmRefreshments

Register for 28 April – full day

Rates and Donations

 

Contribution for full week programme from Sunday – Sunday

Member: £277, Non-member: £342, Concession: £271.50

Contribution per full day

Member: £46, Non-member: £61, Concession: £44.50

Contribution per activity

Asana class/lecture : Member £11.50, non-member £16.50, concessions £11 or one tick on class card
Vegetarian lunch: £9

Asana correction workshop for yoga teachers: Member £11.50, non-member £16.50, concessions £11 or one tick on class card

Free of charge

  • Discourses on the Srimad Bhagavatam
  • Concert on Saturday 27 April
  • 60th Birthday celebration Swami Kailasananda at 11:30am on Saturday 27 April
  • Meditation, mantra chanting, reading/lecture daily at 7am

A noble cause needs noble action:

Bringing this unique international spiritual programme to the Centre is a considerable financial effort. The suggested rates are kept as low as possible.

If you appreciate the programme and have the means, we would be very thankful for any donation towards this special event.

 

Donations

 

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