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2019 annual events

Sivananda Ashram and Beacon Yoga Centre  host a variety of annual events which are open to the public.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2018
January 8th -12th


Why not treat yourself to the best beginning for the New Year?

Five days of blissful yoga practice, health, meditation, music and philosophy at our Summer School.  Immerse yourself in the ancient healing practices of yoga. Why not take two or three classes a day and make a real retreat for yourself at our unique Ashram Yoga Centre which has been serving the community since 1976.

You are welcome to come and live-in at the Ashram for this week.

YOGA SUMMER SCHOOL

5 Days

January 7th - 11th

Yoga classes / meditation

ayurveda / yoga philosophy

pranayama & yoga nidra

power of chant

Residential

AYURVEDA - YOGA WEEKEND

with Meta Doherty

March 8th -10th

During this weekend we will gain familiarity with preparing and enjoying sattwic food. Self-massage, yoga asana, Amma's IAM Meditation, cleansing, chanting, dancing, rest and camaraderie.

Keep your energy lifted as we drop out and tune in.

LOUISE SIMMONS 

WEEKEND  - March 22 -24

WORKSHOPS - March Wed 20 & Thurs 21

Curious Movement in Mysterious Depths

 

 

Enrich your practice with the experiential yoga of Louise Simmons in a series of workshops that cultivate a subtlety of attention that is

transformative for yoga practitioners of all levels.

Louise's work is informed by a deepening practice in the lineage of

Vanda Scaravelli through her mentor Diane Long

SADHANA WEEK

with Swami Uditramananda

May 11th

Nothing could adequately express the experience of seven days living the full yogic lifestyle at the Ashram in the company and guidance of such a yogi as Swami Uditramananda.

Our Ashram lights up from early morning into the evening with yoga practice, study, workshops, fire ceremonies, satsangs and meditation as together we create a powerful energy field. Each afternoon we are immersed in silence to find the deep rest, the deep truth, the deep knowing.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019

Sunday June 23rd

free event

Join us for this most amazing day with many of our teachers working together to present a truly yogic experience.

GURU PURNIMA
July 

 

Paying homage to ones guru – Sw Venkatesananda day

As Wesak (Buddhas birthday) is the most significant full moon for Buddhists, so too Guru Purnima for Hindus. And for yogis it is a time of rededication to our spiritual paths and teachers.

Meditation/Renunciation. We will workshop, study, practice and meditate on this most auspicious full moon.

108 SUN SALUTATIONS

surya namaskar

TBA

 

Four teachers will guide you through 108 Sun Salutations.

Each teacher taking you safely through 27 rounds using different variations of Surya Namaskar to live music. 

NAVARTRI

9 DAYS
September/October

 

Immerse yourself into Sadhana during the auspicious time of Navaratri.
Come and be part of the Ashram Celebration: 3 days of puja and havan, one at the beginning of each period.
9 days of fresh vegan raw food diet.

Daily chanting of Sanskrit mantras dedicated to the glory of the Divine Mother.
You are welcome to live in at the Ashram during this celebration.

2019 AGM - All Welcome
Sunday 3rd November

2pm
 

Annual General Meeting and afternoon tea at its conclusion.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about this wonderful Centre and contribute through your interest to its ongoing relevance, integrity and sustainability.

  

Ashram Open Day
TBA

The Ashram comes to life, offering such diversity of fare, yoga events in the yoga hall, talks in the library.

It is enormous. Many people come to have a look at the house on the hill. Come and support our Ashram Yoga Centre, have morning tea, lunch, sit in the grounds, chat.

Diane Long
Early November

Diane Long was the first of Scaravelli's regular students and studied with her for 23 years. During Vanda Scaravelli's 40 years of practice she accepted only a small number of individual students, all of whom were teachers. Diane is based in Charleston, USA and travels all over the world teaching and practicing yoga.

 

Legendary yoga teacher Vanda Scaravelli, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, developed an approach to yoga that is radically different from most forms of yoga taught today.

NEW YEARS EVE KIRTAN
December 31st 2019