Monday, 15 August 2022

Upcoming Programs August - September 2022

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Upcoming Programs

Dear Sanga,

The spiral is a pattern in nature that constantly reminds us that nothing is linear! Like the Kundalini at the base of the spine, like the Ashtanga yoga practice, like the tendril of a creeper moving towards light and support, everything is a dynamic spiral! When we recognise this to be our reality, we also know that we can start anytime, anywhere; wherever we are, we are on the spiral. Whether it is upward, downward, inward, outward, there is movement that is inevitable. When that movement becomes conscious and intentional, in the direction of light and clarity, it becomes the journey of yoga!

Over many years, we have explored different training models. How do we reveal, to a beginner practitioner, the vastness and depth even while staying with the fundamentals of practice?

How do we inspire a student to dream and follow their inner aspirations while keeping oneself rooted in the practicalities of life?

How should a teacher be to enable a student grow towards their highest potential?

What do we teach, how do we teach and how can we continue to be a student?

The model for training at YogaVahini helps you begin wherever you are at any stage of life, and begin again at any point in this journey.

The Yoga Sadhana program is blossoming with the energy of every participant who has chosen to start this journey in all earnestness.

When you discover you want to learn more, go deeper and may also want to share this precious understanding with more people, you are ready for a Yoga Acharya program with us.

A natural progression is to realise the aspect of healing and deeper change, the acharya then gravitates to Yoga Vaidya.

Everything we offer, whether it is group classes, workshops or study programs, helps you, wherever you are, to plug in and continuously nourish yourself and keep your aspirations and practice alive!

Like the nascent prana at the tip of the tendril, you are moving towards light…

Love and best wishes,
Saraswathi

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Flagship Programs

Yoga Sadhana 1

Registrations are open for the next batch of Yoga Sadhana

Yoga Sadhana is a very special space where we explore what it means to practice yoga in everyday life. It helps us identify and change habit patterns that are not serving us well through regular practice and active self-inquiry. For those who aspire to become a teacher/therapist, Yoga Sadhana helps us understand our readiness for a more serious level of training.

Many senior teachers and therapists continue to come back to this course to refresh and reaffirm their commitment to practice, study and self-inquiry through these gentle 8 weekend sessions.

To benefit the most from this intensive exploration, you will need to have a regular personal yoga practice. If you are new to YogaVahini and this tradition of yoga, please register NOW so we can start you off with your personal practice with a mentor.

For more information & registration, click here:

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Specialised Study / Workshop Series

Themes from YS 2022

We all understand the power of this obstacle very well! How does Alasya (laziness, sloth, lethargy) become a habit pattern? What holds it in place? How are we reinforcing it? What are the ways by which we can weaken the hold of this obstacle? Let us explore the solutions Patanjali offers in this direction!

For more information & registration, click here:

For Indian students living in India, please register here:

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YsP and Tirumandiram

We are beginning the study of Chapter 1 of Yoga Sutra (Samadhi Pada) in September.

This chapter was given by Patanjali to an advanced aspirant, a Samahita Citta, someone with a clear mind close to the state of Yoga. Nevertheless, it gives us a glimpse into what is and what is not a state of yoga, the understanding of the mind and how it operates, how to reach the highest state of yoga, Citta Vritti Nirodha, what obstacles come in the way and how to overcome them, culminating with presenting the different levels of Samadhi.

Please note that we have changed the days and timing for this module, made it slightly longer, based on our experience from the first module (Sadhana Pada) that we completed in May. And if you have not done Module 1 with us, you can start with Module 2 (chapter 1)!

Weekly live sessions: Saturdays 3 - 5.30 PM (IST)
Re-streaming followed by Q/A and discussion: Wednesdays 6 - 8.30 AM (IST)

For more information & registration, click here:

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Introduction to Pranayama in Tirumandiram

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On July 19th we started with an Introductory session for the 12 week long course Yoga in Tirumoolar's Tirumandiram. The course commences on September 6th, every Tuesday 3 - 4.30 PM (IST).

Tirumandiram has 3000 verses spanning over nine Tandiram or chapters. In this extraordinary text, every verse, every word has the capacity to awaken and inspire you towards that which is beyond words…

For more information & registration, click here:

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Group Classes

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Most of us, especially women, are conditioned to not make time and space for self-care even if we know it is a very important and urgent need! This group class is finding very good responses from women who are finally able to shake and break this conditioning! Even though online, it is a beautiful community space that helps you build the foundations for good health and wellbeing, for yourself and your family.

Join and encourage the important women in your life to join and experience the special power of yoga!

For more information & registration, click here:

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YA 1

A simple conscious step can take you a very long way! The small group classes for Beginners' (actual and intentional) is a sure step in the direction of making yoga a way of life for you and for your family because if it impacts you in a positive way, your family is sure to benefit as well!

You don't need to be a beginner but someone with a Beginner's mind! Cliched as much as it sounds, this is the first step towards bringing our conditioned mind to the threshold of unconditioning, cleaning and preparing for a better way to live, we begin and begin again, everyday!

For more information & registration, click here:

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YogaVahini is a vibrant and growing community of Yoga practitioners, students, teachers, and therapists. We strive to provide an environment such that our personal learning flows into daily life seamlessly, manifesting as coherent and harmonised action.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Upcoming Programs July - August 2022

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Dear Sanga,

Greetings from Chennai!

On Guru Purnima day in 2014, we inaugurated the YogaVahini centre in Besant Nagar, Chennai. We have completed 8 years and travelled far, even though it seems like baby steps in the direction we aspire to move! The community has been expanding with training programs, therapy and group classes as well as outreach programs. We will continue to strive towards taking this magnificent system of self-care and inner transformation to more and more people who can benefit from the Light of Yoga.

When the moon fully reflects the glory of the Sun but with its gentle, cool nature, we can see more, trust the path and deepen our commitment towards our practice and learning.

On this auspicious day, we wish the Guru from within will guide us towards a quieter mind, clear path and meaningful action in service of all beings!

love and best wishes,
Saraswathi

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Flagship Programs

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Registrations are open for the next batch of Yoga Sadhana

Yoga Sadhana is a very special space where we explore what it means to practice yoga in everyday life. It helps us identify and change habit patterns that are not serving us well through regular practice and active self-inquiry. For those who aspire to become a teacher/therapist, Yoga Sadhana helps us understand our readiness for a more serious level of training.

Many senior teachers and therapists continue to come back to this course to refresh and reaffirm their commitment to practice, study and self-inquiry through these gentle 8 weekend sessions.

To benefit the most from this intensive exploration, you will need to have a regular personal yoga practice. If you are new to YogaVahini and this tradition of yoga, please register NOW so we can start you off with your personal practice with a mentor.

For more information and registration"

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YA 3

We are starting the next Yoga Acharya course in August 2022 with a small group who have completed Yoga Sadhana with us. This is an intensive program, definitely NOT a casual study to get a TTC! We insist on completing the 8-week Yoga Sadhana program for you to make an informed decision about continuing the journey into a more committed path at both personal and professional levels.

If you are interested in this course please apply for Yoga Sadhana and Yoga Acharya using the link below:

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Yoga Vaidya 2022 - 25

Yogavahini 2022

After 30 months of online engagement, we are finally able to get together for an in-person residential retreat in the beautiful campus of Babuji Memorial Ashram (The Heartfulness Foundation) in Manapakkam, Chennai. A full house of aspiring Yoga Vaidyas beginning their journey exploring the philosophy, practice & application of personalised yoga therapy.

If you are interested in this program, please register for our Level 1 training: Yoga Sadhana that starts in September 2022.

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Specialised Study / Workshop Series

Introduction to Pranayama in Tirumandiram

YsP 1

On July 19th we start with an Introductory session for the 12 week long course Yoga in Tirumoolar's Tirumandiram. The course commences on August 2nd, every Tuesday 3 - 4.30 PM (IST).

Tirumandiram has 3000 verses spanning over nine Tandiram or chapters. In the introductory session, we endeavour to explore some of these verses to try reach a core thought of Tirumoolar's Yoga. A short practice session will also be included.

For more information & registration, click here:

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Not every woman experiences pregnancy and childbirth the same way! While this can be exciting and joyful, the shift it brings in the physical, physiological and mental well-being of the pregnant woman can make it challenging, overwhelming and stressful at times.

This workshop will cover:

▪ An overview of the Trimesters and what to expect
▪ The yogic approach in dealing with pre and postnatal care
▪ Food and lifestyle guidelines for the different stages
▪ Specific tools used in yoga to be used during each trimester and the contraindications.
▪ Addressing associated emotional challenges through pregnancy and post-delivery
▪ Practical approach to taking the student through a healthy pregnancy.
▪ Q&A
The 5 hour workshop will be conducted by Ms Anupama Das and Ms Talat Fatima, experienced and certified yoga teachers & therapists from YogaVahini.

For more information & registration, click here:

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YsP 3

We are beginning the study of Chapter 1 of Yoga Sutra (Samadhi Pada) in September.

This chapter was given by Patanjali to an advanced aspirant, a Samahita Citta, someone with a clear mind close to the state of Yoga. Nevertheless, it gives us a glimpse into what is and what is not a state of yoga, the understanding of the mind and how it operates, how to reach the highest state of yoga, Citta Vritti Nirodha, what obstacles come in the way and how to overcome them, culminating with presenting the different levels of Samadhi.

Please note that we have changed the days and timing for this module, made it slightly longer, based on our experience from the first module (Sadhana Pada) that we completed in May. And if you have not done Module 1 with us, you can start with Module 2 (chapter 1)!

Weekly live sessions: Saturdays 3 - 5.30 PM (IST)
Re-streaming followed by Q/A and discussion: Wednesdays 6 - 8.30 AM (IST)

For more information & registration, click here:

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YS 2022 1

What does it mean when we say, "I am on the path?" What assumptions are we making for ourselves and others - fellow practitioners, teachers and students?

One of the major obstacles on the path of yoga, for a serious practitioner is Pramada, the tendency of the mind to quickly get into a careless, mindless mode and operate from there. You can find a constant warning of the same also in the Upanisads. We will explore the manifestation and causes for Pramada and how to overcome this powerful, yet elusive deterrent for an aspirant.

For more information & registration, click here:

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For Indian students living in India, please register here:

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Group Classes

YA

A simple conscious step can take you a very long way! The small group classes for Beginners' (actual and intentional) is a sure step in the direction of making yoga a way of life for you and for your family because if it impacts you in a positive way, your family is sure to benefit as well!

You don't need to be a beginner but someone with a Beginner's mind! Cliched as much as it sounds, this is the first step towards bringing our conditioned mind to the threshold of unconditioning, cleaning and preparing for a better way to live, we begin and begin again, everyday!

For more information & registration, click here:

***
WhatsApp Image 2022-07-12 at 11.39.05 AM

Most of us, especially women, are conditioned to not make time and space for self-care even if we know it is a very important and urgent need! This group class is finding very good responses from women who are finally able to shake and break this conditioning! Even though online, it is a beautiful community space that helps you build the foundations for good health and wellbeing, for yourself and your family.

Join and encourage the important women in your life to join and experience the special power of yoga!

For more information & registration, click here:

***

YogaVahini is a vibrant and growing community of Yoga practitioners, students, teachers, and therapists. We strive to provide an environment such that our personal learning flows into daily life seamlessly, manifesting as coherent and harmonised action.

You are receiving this email because you were a part of our past programs or made an enquiry with us.

To continue to receive future newsletters please unmark this email as promotion and move it to your primary inbox

Read our privacy policy here, to unsubscribe click on the "Unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the email.

 
 
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