Yoga and Meditation
April 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 5 @ 12:00 pm
Yoga and Meditation
April 1 – 5, 2019
Yoga and Meditation
This Meditation retreat will introduce you to the basic guidelines for classical yogic meditation. This course is ideal for beginner’s in meditation. If you are curious about meditation, if you want to know what is meditation and how to do it, this course is for you.
You will practice yoga postures, Yoga breathing and meditation twice per day, participate in daily Kirtan chanting sessions, enjoy 2 delicious organic, vegetarian meals, and learn about the specifics of meditation from an experienced meditation teacher. This meditation course is the only one of it’s kind in Vietnam, based on the traditional methods of Classical Yoga meditation from ancient India.
relaxation techniques (savasana)
Mantras and the Mind
Benefits of meditation include:
- Increased focus and concentration
- Lowers blood pressure, naturally
- Balances both right and left hemispheres of the brain
- Natural energy boost
- Increased problem solving ability
- Heightened awareness throughout your day
- Inner peace and tranquility
- Balanced mind and emotions
- Increased sense of joy and happiness
Sivananda Yoga Meditation has been shown to help people through difficult times, by teaching awareness, relaxation and concentration, bringing presence of mind into our every action and endeavor.
This meditation retreat will guide students through the following topics:
- why meditate?
- techniques of meditation according to Swami Vishnu
- mechanics of the mind
- concentration vs detachment
- mantra meditation technique
The Yoga and meditation retreat participants will study the basic yoga psychology from Patanjali Yoga Sutras, and learn how to manage your mind effectively to reach your optimum health and well being and attain success in Life and Self-realization!
Find out more about our teachings.
Swami Narayanananda, who was born in London, England, has been a teacher of Yoga and meditation in the International Sivananda Yoga vedanta Centers since 1999. He has served in the ashrams in California and New York, also as director of the centers in New York and Chicago. He is a regular teacher for our Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher training courses in the USA, India and Vietnam. Swami Narayanananda has a compassionate and accessible teaching style firmly based in his own practice and in the study of scripture.
Saraswati graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course 2010 in Vietnam. She is also a graduate of the, “Yoga Psychology”, “Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness” course and “Ayuvedic massage therapist”. She was staff at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta center in Ho Chi Minh from 2010 – 2013. In 2014 she assumed the responsibility of directing the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Dalat City and in 2017 she is assistant director of the new Sivananda Ashram in Dalat. She enjoys teaching beginner courses, yoga for kids along with ayurveda and healing.
Tenting – $120.00
Shared 4-person – $136.00
Shared (2-person) – $184.00
Single Room – $264.00
All options include 2 vegetarian meals, 2 yoga classes, and 2 satsangs.
6:00am – meditation, chanting
8:00am – Yoga Class
10:00am – Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am – Karma Yoga (selfless service)
01:00pm – Workshop
04:00pm – All Levels Open Yoga Class
06:00pm – Vegetarian Dinner
08:00pm – meditation, chanting
Come any time of the year for a yoga vacation.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: Check-in time is between 12:00 – 4:00pm Friday. Please do not arrive any later than 7:00 pm. We recommend that you join the afternoon Asana class at 4:00pm.
Departure: The course will finish at 2:00pm on Sunday. Please check-out of your room by 12:00pm. Please stay on for your final workshop before departing.
What to Bring
In-door slippers, loose comfortable clothes, notebooks, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.