ShantiDwara Yoga Temple and Satyananda Yoga
We are opening the doors of ShantiDwara Yoga Temple on the 27 Feb 2019 with a wonderful workshop of "Yoga Of Presence, Focus and Intuition" (PHOTOS and VIDEOS) and are gracefully blessed by the most inspirational people to offer their Yoga skills to local communities. We foresee that many highly experienced instructors trained in Bihar School Of Yoga, inspired by a realised sage and visionary Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati's teachings, would love to give their classes covering various needs of the students.
Satyananda Yoga is a system of integral yoga which incorporates practical philosophy and intentionally centers on realization of the whole person through their yoga practice. The Satyananda Yoga Diploma is one of the longest yoga courses around the world of around 1500hrs. The recognised accredited course includes Yogic Studies and Teacher Training modules.
The primary goal of a Satyananda practice is inner awareness of the self, instead of solely increasing physical stamina or health. Satyananda yoga includes attitudes held by practitioners of Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga and Jnana yoga. Compared to Iyengar or Vinyasa yoga, Satyananda yoga is gentle and less physically oriented. A Satyananda yoga practice begins slowly with a systematic sequence of Asana - movements and postures, incorporates Pranayama - breathing techniques, Mudra - attitude gestures, Bandha - energy locks, meditation, cleansing practices, and Mantra practice to release tension in the heart and realign connection with the Divine.
Swami Satyananda developed Satyananda Yoga based on ancient Indian yoga practice as well as modern medical physiotherapy. His selfless work continues through hundred of thousand Yogis and multitude of yoga centres around the world, most of them conducting various scientific research and offering highly demanded practices in schools, hospitals, prisons, in corporate world and other paths of life.
ShantiDwara Yoga Hall:
You'll have space around you to ensure you don't feel crowded. ShantiDwara space is warm in winter and cool in summer and has an ambient safe atmosphere. It's a quiet location, away from traffic and busy life. You will learn yoga and meditation practices that are designed to promote physical and mental well-being as well as foster personal growth through the integration of body, mind and soul. Some of the benefits of this type of practice include mental clarity and peace as well as reduced physical tension in the body by the performance of gentle, systematic asanas.
Starting from SATURDAY 2 March 2019 the Mantra practice of HEALING Mahamrityumjaya Havan and Kirtan is held WEEKLY at 5pm (finishing around 8:30pm, chai/herbal tea will be served). This practice evokes profound powers to transform and heal, as Mrityumjay is another name of Hindu Lord Shiva - the greatest father of Yoga. Mahamrityunjaya (healing mantras from Krishna Yajur Veda) are chanted for the Sankalpa (resolution) of peace, plenty and prosperity, health and happiness for all people and the environment. The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is a potent combination of sounds that, if repeated with faith, dedication and perseverance over a period of time, leads, not only to victory over the fear of death, but eventually to victory over death itself or Moksha (liberation).
"There are many benefits of worship; it purifies the heart and fills it with pure love for the Lord. It turns the mind inward and allows us to look at ourselves honestly. It steadies the mind inward and develops effortless concentration. It destroys evil qualities such as anger, lust, jealousy, hatred, egoism and greed. It fills the heart with the divine virtues of honesty, understanding, forgiveness and cheerfulness. It slowly changes man into a divine being, like a holy saint. In the end it leads to union with the Lord, which is the goal of human life.
Through regular worship we gradually feel a stronger and stronger love for God. We become in tune with the divine will of the Lord, which grants us peace, prosperity and protection in our daily lives.
- Swami Sivananda"
Starting from SATURDAY 23 March 2019 ShantiDwara offers a 4-week foundational Yoga course "Ayurveda And Deep Relataxion" on Saturdays from 8am to 10:30am with a small break for chai. Asana, Pranayama, Seated Meditation followed by deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra.
- Deepen an understanding of the natural forces underlying harmony with Ayurveda science.
- Open up through a practices focused on invoking your body’s own relaxation response.
- Build confidence in your Yoga.
- Unwind the nervous tension accumulated in a week.
- Learn breathing practices that lead the nervous system to a tranquil state and rest deeply with Yoga Nidra.
After this we all have a break to attend to our Saturday chores and re-connect at 5pm for our traditional "rain-hail-shine" MahaMrityumjaya Havan and Kirtan.
In Term 2 there are 4 courses run Tuesday to Sunday covering the subjects of Asana-Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mantra, Nada Yoga, Bhakti, as well as weekly Mahamrityumjaya Havan.
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