SIVANANDA YOGA

Sadhana Intensive

Sadhana Intensive

INTENSIVE PRANAYAMA PRACTICE

Sadhana Intensive is a two-week program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda based on his own Hatha Yoga Sadhana in the Himalayas. He said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of Yoga in the West for the next 40 years.

Course includes

  • Concentrated periods of pranayama practice of progressive intensity
  • Special diet geared to intensive practice
  • Daily self practice of asana
  • Discussion and practice of mudras (seals), bandhas (locks), mantras
  • Study of classical scriptures on Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Vedanta Philosophy
  • Practice of shat kriyas (cleansing techniques)
  • Meditation and chanting
  • Keeping a spiritual diary

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Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC)

Yoga Resort and Training Center, Da Lat, Vietnam

March 6 – Apr 3, 2023

 

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Sadhana Intensive (SI)

Yoga Resort and Training Center, Da Lat, Vietnam

Apr 4 – 18, 2023

 

In Sadhana Intensive students practice prolonged pranayama

Curriculum

The Sadhana Intensive affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects. The course requires some preparation from the student. Interested students are advised to prepare by following a regular daily Hatha yoga practice and a Sattvic lifestyle. Sound physical and mental health is also a prerequisite.

This course is based on individual self-practice divided into two or three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense and prolonged Pranayama. Twice each day, the students meet with their teachers and receive instructions. Students are guided individually in their practice which is balanced by the study of classical scriptures.

Requirments

The course demands a high level of self-discipline and students are guided according to individual needs. Students are expected to remain within the ashram premises throughout the course with no free days, no access to telephone or email and a strict sattvic diet (salt, spice, tea and sugar free).

The highly controlled environment is vital for this type of practice.

The course requires some preparation from the student. Interested students are advised to prepare by following a regular daily hatha yoga practice and a sattvic lifestyle. Sound physical and mental health is a pre-requisite.

Sadhana Intensive affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects.

Prerequisite

Sadhana Intensive courses are open only to Sivananda Teachers Training Course (TTC) graduates. Good physical and mental health as well as a high degree of self-motivation are required due to the very intensive nature of the course.

Sadhana Inensive at the Yoga Farm on 80 acres of land

The body is the moving temple of God.  It is the sacred shrine for the Supreme Soul.  It should ever be kept clean, healthy, and strong”

– Swami Sivananda

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