Courses

Learn the basics of yoga or meditation from scratch systematically and safely with a small group in a friendly, relaxed setting with one of our Beginners’ Yoga Courses or Meditation Courses. Taking a course is also a way to renew your practice after some time away or to strengthen the foundation of your existing practice. The courses combine practice, theory, and discussion of health and well-being to help you to integrate the techniques of yoga and meditation into your everyday life. The yoga practices are taught step-by-step, including: 12 basic yoga postures, the sun salutation (surya namaskar), proper breathing or pranayama, and relaxation techniques. For an experienced practitioner, our Advanced Courses offer an opportunity to deepen your practice with more challenging variations and a longer holding of asanas to build strength, flexibility, and a quiet mind.

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Beginners’ Course

Learn the basics of yoga from scratch systematically and safely in a small, friendly and relaxed setting with one of our Yoga for Beginners Course. Or, take a course to renew your practice after some time away or to strengthen the foundation of your existing practice.

We start from the very beginning, learning how to practice yoga step-by-step.The first 8 classes teaches:

  • 12 basic yoga postures
  • sun salutation (surya namaskar)
  • proper breathing and pranayama
  • relaxation techniques
  • introduction to yogic diet, positive thinking, and meditation
  • Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points of Yoga for health and inner peace

The last 8 classes continuously starting from Thursday to Thursday. This is the natural follow-up to the first 8 classes.  This course focuses on further practice of the basic postures, simple variations and deepening the preparations for the headstand. Further focus on deepening the pranayama through breathing techniques which helps to steady the asanas and still the mind.

Suggested Donations :  INR 5,000

Upcoming courses:  2nd March 2020, 6:00-7:30am

                                        9th March ,  9:30-11:00am

                                        16th March ,  6:30-8:00pm

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Meditation  – Introduction to Meditation

Meditation is considered the most important of all yoga practices and leads to emotional balance, peace of mind, and a joy of living. Daily practice is known to remove anger, anxiety and depression. In this comprehensive and informative course you will be guided in the basic techniques of meditation to establish a daily practice. In addition the course will help you to understand the nature of the mind and how to develop concentration and inner stability.

In addition the course will help you to understand the nature of the mind and how to develop concentration and inner stability.

• Why and how to meditate
• How to establish a meditation practice at home
• How to develop concentration
• Meditation using mantras – tools for meditation

Textbook: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda (included in the donation).

Suggested Donations :  INR 2,000