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Beginners Yoga Courses

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Description

These courses are ideal for beginners or for those new to Sivananda Yoga. They give you a full yoga experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy. The 5 points of Yoga will be introduced. You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals. You will leave rested and refreshed with the basic knowledge of how to continue to practice at home.

Curriculum

  - Step by step guide to the basic 12 postures, explanation of benefits of the postures
  - Introduction to the tradition of lineage of the yoga masters
  - What is the purpose and what are the methods of classical yoga?
  - Basic Yoga philosophy, including themes of happiness, health, life and freedom
  - The difference between yoga asana practice and other physical exercises
  - Yogic techniques of breathing, basic pranayama
  - Vegetarian diet
  - Relaxation and stress management
  - Positive thinking
  - Basic techniques of meditation
  - The Yogic daily routine

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Daily Schedule

6-8am...........................Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am........................Yoga Class
10am...........................Brunch
11am...........................Karma Yoga
1-3pm..........................Yoga Workshop
4-6pm..........................Open Yoga Class
6pm..............................Dinner
8-10pm.......................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 12pm on the first date of the course. 
Departure: The course will conclude at 12pm on the final date.

What to Bring

Textbook: "Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

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

Cost (all-inclusive)

Single..................................$462 USD

Shared (2 people).............$322 USD

Shared (3 people).............$273 USD

Shared (4 people).............$238 USD

Tent.......................................$189 USD

The cost includes price of classes, accommodations, and food.

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Please choose from one of the upcoming dates: