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Arrival: Sunday, June 23
Departure: Friday, June 28, 2013

Tuition: $250

Accommodation options for the 5 night stay, per person:
Tent - $250
Dorm (4 person) - $325
Cabin (2 person) - $425
Cabin (1 person) - $700
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $475
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $600
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $975

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Dates given are when you should plan to arrive and leave and may not be actual dates of instruction. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

 

 

Raja Yoga Sutras Study with Swami Sitaramananda

Sunday, June 23—Friday, June 28, 2013
Swami Sitaramananda •

"One who meditates regularly develops a magnetic and dynamic personality.  Those who come into contact with him are influenced by his cheerfulness, powerful speech, lustrous eyes, healthy body, and inexhaustable energy."  -Swami Vishnudevananda

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 is to bring the mind to calmness so you can realize the Self , the peace and Bliss within.  This course is open to all students who have taken the beginners course and all practitionners of Hatha Yoga and Meditation. We will study the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and learn to apply the teachings in the context of daily life. This is a great opportunity to learn about your own mind and understand ways how to overcome inner obstacles. An enlightening course! 

Daily Schedule

5-6am Advanced Pranayama with Swami Pranavananda
6-7:30am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture with Swami Sitaramananda
8-9:30am Yoga Asanas with Ananta Chaitanya
10am Brunch, 11am Karma Yoga
12-2pm Personal practice or study
2-4pm Raja Yoga Workshop with Swami Sita
4-6pm Advanced Asana and Pranayama 
6pm Dinner
7:30pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Course Schedule

  - 2 Hour afternoon workshop with Swami Sitaramananda
  - Asana classes will focus on mind control and asana jaya (longer holds of the postures) taught by Ananta chaitanya
  - AM Satsangs also led by Swami Sita
  - Commentaries will be given on Patanjali's Raja Yoga sutras

What To Bring

"Meditation and Mantras" by Swami Vishnudevanada

available in our Boutique

Prerequisites

This course is open to all students who have taken the beginners course and all practitionners of Hatha Yoga and Meditation. 

Arrival & Departure

Arrival on June 23rd. Classes begin on June 24th.  Classes end on June 28th, Departing that night or the next day.  Feel free to extend your stay before or after the course.

Quotes from Raja Yoga Sutras

  - At that time when the thought waves are stilled, the perceiver rests in his own true nature. 
  - An unbroken flow of perception between the mind and objects is dhyana, meditation.
  - One-pointedness of the mind occurs when the contents of the mind that rise and fall at two different moments are exactly the same.
  - Kaivalya is that state in which the Gunas merge in their cause, having no longer a purpose in relation to Purusha.  The Soul is established in its True Nature, which is Pure Consciousness

Taught by

Swami SitaramanandaAbout Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a Yoga, Meditation, and Vedanta teacher for more than 30 years. She is presently the main teacher of the Yoga Teachers Training Courses offered at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA where she is serving as the director for more then 17 years. She also teaches at other Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers in India, Bahamas, Asia, as well as Centers along the West Coast USA, including her birth country, Vietnam. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda. She was nominated by her teacher as Goraknath acharya (spiritual teacher, one of the holders of the lineage) in 1989. Her lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as the 5 points of Health.  www.sivanandayogafarm.org/swami_sitaramananda