From Wednesday to Sunday, July 22nd – 26th “Detach. Attach”: detach yourself from the world and attach yourself to God, said Sivananda as one of his last instructions. If we
From Wednesday to Sunday, July 22nd – 26th
“Detach. Attach”: detach yourself from the world and attach yourself to God, said Sivananda as one of his last instructions. If we were to adapt his saying to our present days, we could say, disconnect, connect. Disconnect yourself from the virtual world we have been immersed during the last few months specially and connect yourself to your own Self. The idea of this retreat is to create a space in which we will disconnect from the external business of life, communications, social media, news, etc. and using the Yogic tools and disciplines to reconnect to our own inner world. Meditation plays a big role in diving within oneself to discover the beauty and silence that can be found there. Gradually developing the ability to observe the thoughts and feelings for what they are and staying a step away from them, so we do not get pulled into the turmoil of our inner conflicts, is the way to go if one wants a life of tranquility and contentment. This 5-day retreat will give you the opportunity to disconnect from the worldly concerns and invasive technology by immersing yourself in the daily activities of the ashram. Yoga classes, meditation, chanting, and philosophy lectures, combined with the peace and beauty of the natural surroundings, will calm your mind and allow you to come back to a more natural pace of life, in harmony with yourself.
- Single – CAD $400.00
- Double room (2 beds) – CAD $400.00
- Quad (4 beds) – CAD $400.00
- Female Dormitory – CAD $260.00
- Male Dormitory – CAD $260.00
- Camping – CAD $200.00
Price includes all the retreat activities: daily satsangs, yoga classes, afternoon lectures/workshops, two meals, the accommodation, and taxes.
Weekend retreat with Swami Vairagyananda Saturday & Sunday, July 25th – 26th • Contentment - developing peace within • Methods to overcome gloominess and worrying habit • Developing power of discrimination and inquiry • Accepting
Weekend retreat with Swami Vairagyananda
Saturday & Sunday, July 25th – 26th
• Contentment – developing peace within
• Methods to overcome gloominess and worrying habit
• Developing power of discrimination and inquiry
• Accepting our own limitations – connecting to treasures within
• Staying in the present moment – practice of detachment in day to day life
• Meditation on contentment and compassion
• The source of happiness and joy
• Tips for staying inspired and continuing practices in daily life
8-10am Yoga class
*This course will be taught in English
July 27th – August 9th, 6am – 8am *This course will be taught in English We are happy to bring to you the next level of our intermediate series, named “Intermediate
July 27th – August 9th, 6am – 8am
*This course will be taught in English
We are happy to bring to you the next level of our intermediate series, named “Intermediate Level 2 challenge”. Here is a 14 day challenge for you comprising of meditation, pranayama, Surya Namaskara and our intermediate series building up to the next level of variations, and ending with a guided relaxation. The classes guided by our 3 experienced teachers aim to get you into the routine of some stronger practice that you can set up and continue as a routine.
August 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Daily schedule: •8:00 -10.00 am: Yoga and pranayama class •12:00-2.00pm: Ayurvedic lecture, discussion and demonstrations •2.00-3.30pm: Break •3.30- 5.00pm: Ayurvedic lecture or practical session Overview Open to
August 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th
•8:00 -10.00 am: Yoga and pranayama class
•12:00-2.00pm: Ayurvedic lecture, discussion and demonstrations
•3.30- 5.00pm: Ayurvedic lecture or practical session
Open to everyone including yoga teachers, yoga practitioners and other wellness practitioners. This course is designed to provide students with a profound foundational understanding of Ayurveda theoretically and practically, in order to develop their own healthy life style. Students will design balanced Ayurvedic health programs for themselves and others, with tools that include daily health regimens, diet therapy, nutrition and herbal remedies. Students will further learn how to apply Ayurveda therapeutically within a yogic life style. The course acknowledges the successful student’s expertise to perform as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor who can assess Ayurvedic constitutional types to help family, friends and others progress towards balance by using an Ayurvedic health regime and lifestyle suggestions. The course is open to everyone who is searching for a deeper understanding of Ayurveda and yoga wellness, as well as those who are involved in other healing arts and would like to share Ayurvedic principles with others to empower health and fitness. The course is not for the purpose of any diagnosis, treatment, prevention or cure of any diseases. If you have any serious, acute or chronic health concerns, please consult your family physician or primary health care provider.
-Introduction of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda including the five basic elements theory, Tridosha theory, and Sankhya philosophy.
-Concept of Ama, Agni, Ojas, Seven Tissues (Dhatu), and Channels (Srotas).
-Determine your own body type based on Tridosha theory Guidance on how to pursue Ayurvedic preventive methods such as daily (Dincharya) and seasonal routine (Ritucharya).
Overview of disease cause and manifestation:
– Importance of Ayurvedic home remedies in doshic imbalance and prevention
Information on other Ayurvedic healing treatments:
-Panchkarma Overview on self massage and oil massage(Abhyanga)
-Information on the use of common Ayurvedic herbs and spices
-Practical session overview
-Preparation of Ayurvedic home remedies
-Sample session for preparation of Ayurvedic digestive formulas
Teacher: Dr. Sonal Bhatt M.D. (Ayurveda) is a highly qualified Ayurvedic physician and Panchakarma specialist from one of the leading Ayurvedic universities in India, Jamnagar Ayurvedic University. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant from CSNN Toronto. She has been practicing as an Ayurvedic consultant, Panchkarma specialist, teacher and researcher in India, Canada and North America for over 20 years. She is currently practicing and teaching in Ayurveda and offering holistic health services in Toronto.
Tuition Fees: CAD $1,150.00
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is a non-profit organization which, for over 50 years, has been sharing the teachings of classical hatha yoga and Vedanta (yogic philosophy) as a means for all to achieve physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, and self-realization.