Raja Yoga Sutras

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
  • Nov 26, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 (6 days)
  • Tent - Bring Your Own - $500.00 Tent - Ashram Provided - $575.00 Om Cabin - Shared - $575.00 Om Cabin - Private - $900.00 Siva Cabin - Shared - $850.00 Siva Cabin - Private - $1,100.00 Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared - $850.00…
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Description

Raja Yoga is the royal Yoga path of mind control and meditation. It is a natural culmination of the Hatha Yoga practice which is considered to be a step to Raja Yoga. The purpose of Raja Yoga is to bring the mind to calmness so one can realize the Self, the peace and Bliss within. Course study centers on the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Students learn to apply the classical teachings in the context of daily life, gain understanding of the workings of the mind, and learn techniques and practices to gain mastery over the mind:

  • How to use the eightfold path to systematically identify the causes of suffering in people and design methods and techniques to alleviate suffering
  • How to help people increase vital energy (prana) and become stronger physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Learn methods to help people reduce distractions and increase concentration and peace of mind
  • How to help people to become more positive through positive thinking techniques
  • Learn methods to help people overcome bad habits and addictions by changing existing mental patterns
  • Learn practices to help people to recover their clarity and wellness through purification techniques of body and mind
  • How to help people breaks through darkness, self denial, confusion and be more effective and successful and realizing their innate potentials

Daily Schedule

06:00 – 07:30 am – Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture

08:00 – 10:00 am – Yoga Class: Asanas and Pranayama

10:00 – 10:45 am – Vegetarian Brunch

11:00 – 12:00 pm – Karma Yoga (selfless service)

01:00 – 02:30 pm –  Raja Yoga Workshop

03:00 – 04:00 pm – Free Time and Nature walks

04:00 – 06:00 pm – Yoga Class: Asanas and Pranayama

06:00 – 06:45 pm – Vegetarian Dinner

08:00 – 09:30 pm – Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.

Departure: The course will conclude at 3pm on the Final date.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.

What to Bring

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.

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