Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hari Om Dear All,
This is just to let you know that there are still places available on the upcoming Intermediate Teacher Training at Quinta da Calma in Portugal.
Our beloved Swami Asokananda will be leading the training, which runs from 14th March to 4th April, along with High Key from Germany, Usha from Italy and Rev Padma Priya as staff members.
If finances are a problem, Quinta da Calma are magnificently offering to help in any way they can - whether by deferred payments, an instalment plan or any way that works for you. If you want to take this training with Swamiji, we don't want money to stand in the way.
If you want to find out more, please email Divyajyoti (Sylta) on email@example.com.
Please pass this message on to everyone who may be interested.
Thank you so much and God bless.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
ITT With Swami Ashokananda
Intermediate Integral Yoga Teachers Training March 2010 at Quinta Da Calma, Portugal.
A fantastic opportunity to train with Swami Asokananda here in Europe
For more information please contact as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org , or tel 351 289 393 741
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Program For Rev. Padma Priya 2010
1 Year Raja Yoga Course
Bi-monthly day workshops
6th March, 15th May, 3rd July, 4th September, 4th November, 4th December
Cost: £30 per day or £150 for the year’s course.
Venue to be confirmed but either Bath, Camerton, Bruton or Gillingham
12th-14th March I.Y. Living Yoga Retreat “Finding the Beloved”
Cleeve House, Wilts. Cost £120
7th-9th May I.Y. Living Yoga Retreat “Embracing the Beloved”
Penmellyn, Cornwall Cost £120
11th-16th June I.Y. Yoga Holiday & Fiesta “Yoga, Fun, Sun”
Quinta da Calma, Portugal Cost £350
17th-19th September I.Y. Living Yoga Retr
eat “Transformation –
The Power of Mantra”
Penmellyn, Cornwall Cost £120
1st-5th October I.Y. Silent Retreat “Going Deep
El Saltador, Almeria, Spain - Silence & Sadhana”
29th-31st October I.Y. Living Yoga Retreat “Healing”
Cleeve House, Wilts. Cost £120
To be confirmed
18th – 26th April Pilgrimage to Assisi “Channel of Peace Retreat”
Ananda Ashram, Assisi, Italy
Cost full board +retreat: approx £600 +flights & transfers & visits
Rev. padma priya & Ammaprema Grace 01749 677458
Booking deposits made out to Integral Yoga AUM to Ammaprema at new address 79 Bekynton Ave Wells, Somerset. BA5 3NG
“Overcome fear with faith”With Nalanie June 3rd-7th
Please let me tell you about this special workshop coming up!
Nalanie will be giving a workshop from June the third till the seventh in Yogaville, called “Overcome fear with faith”.
There are several very interesting speakers invited and it promises to be an intense week in this beautiful environment.
The Ashram of Yogaville was founded by Nalanie’s beloved master Sri Swami Satchidananda and includes the beautiful lotus temple: The Light of Truth Universal Shrine. Open to all faiths to meditate and pray using the universal symbol of light of the Divine.
This is the first shrine ever built to house altars for every major faith and also faith less- known and those not yet known.
"More people have died in the name of God and religion than in all the wars and natural calamities. But, the real purpose of any religion is to educate us about our spiritual unity. It is time for us to recognize that there is one truth and many approaches. The basic cause for all the world problems is the lack of understanding of our spiritual unity. The need of the hour is to know, respect, love one another and to live as one global family. Our humble aim in building the LOTUS is to spread this message."
—H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda, founder of LOTUS
Jo Manuel Teacher Trainings
Jo Manuel teacher trainings are held at The Special Yoga Centre. Please visit www.specialyoga.org.uk to find out more info.Both Joe and Sonia Sumar are integral yoga teachers
These are running as follows:
1. Yoga for the Special Child LLC Basic
Date: 6th to 12th Feb 2010 and 13th to 19th June 2010
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
A comprehensive seven day training program recognised by the Yoga Alliance
A course designed to provide the essential tools for teaching Yoga to infants and children with special needs. Using hands-on and video instruction, Jo Manuel guides participants through each stage of the special child’s development. Topics include: how to evaluate infants and children; how to create the optimum home environment; how to work with specific syndromes and disorders. The program offers a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and adaptive physical education teachers. It is also appropriate for the continuing education of health care specialists in a variety of fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and paediatric nursing.
2. Yoga for Teens
Date: Fri 12/03/2010
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Price: £100, earlybird £80 before 1st December
These one day workshops are suitable for qualified yoga teachers
The aims of these one day workshops are to give yoga teachers the set of skills needed to teach yoga to teenagers. The day will include looking at what teenagers are coping with these days, the physiological changes they are going through, and how to adapt yoga to support their needs and their bodies. The course will also give yoga teachers skills and confidence to deal with the behavioural difficulties that teenagers can present.
3. Yoga for Children with Developmental Challenges
Date: Thu , Fri 18/03/2010 - 19/03/2010
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
A 2-day course for suitable for yoga teachers, school teachers, OTs, physiotherapists, & those in the Special Educational Needs arena.
This course will introduce a balanced therapeutic approach for children challenged by autism, PDD/anxiety disorder, LD and motor planning issues, AD/ADHD, general developmental delays, degenerative conditions.
The learning objectives of this course are to:
Develop an understanding of the specific motor, sensory, biochemical and neuro-physiological benefits of a therapeutic yoga programme.
Understand how, when and why to use yoga to address individual therapeutic goals.
Become familiar with a basic classroom yoga programme
Understand how to address self regulatory goals with specific yoga practises
Implement a yoga programme designed to build body awareness, motor planning and motor development
Understand how a basic yoga practice influences digestion, metabolism and elimination and enhances immune function
Understand the use of yoga as a daily ‘sensory diet’.
4. Yoga for the Special Child LLC Advanced 1
22nd November to 27th November 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Euro Council Meeting 2009
News of all that was achieved at the Meeting
Germany High Key Meyer
Gibraltar Lakshmi & San (representing Nalanie Chellaram)
Holland Chandra van Altveer
Italy Parvathi Faini
Portugal Divyajyoti Kalmbach
Spain Kirana Stover & Brahmani Eaton
U.K. Lalitha Williams
Euro Co-ordinator Rev. Padma Priya
Integral Yoga International Swami Asokananda
Apologies For Absence
Austria Narayani Bianca Westreicher
Belgium Ramakrishna de Meester
Czech Republic Chinmayi Niegsch
Finland Prasanna Paula Jooga
France Ambhika Berthias
Greece Linda Vincent
Norway Hillevi Larsson
Switzerland Jaya Palma
Rev. Padma opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and sharing messages from those not able to be present. She gave a brief overview of the history of the European meetings since 2001. She read out the Integral Yoga Europe Vision Statement which was formulated on 25th May 2001 and it was agreed to keep this inspiring vision as it is shown below:
“Integral Yoga International makes available the teachings of HH Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj to all those in need.
It serves as a dynamic force for individual and world peace, embracing all paths and presenting the highest and purest possible standards of yogic teaching by teachers of noble character and good reputation.
Thus it brings honour to Sri Gurudev, beneficence to the world and liberation to ourselves.
We do this through our very presence in a room, on the street and in the world, and by dedicating our lives to the peace and prosperity, health and happiness of all creation.”
Main Projects for Europe to Take Forwards
A number of projects were put forward by the European Council which were voted on to give an order of priority.
- Euro website
- Translation of books and dvd’s
- Visiting teachers to have an official tour
- Key Ashram people to go to Europe
- Ongoing training for teachers
Euro Reunion will be in Italy in May or June 2011.
It is planned to be in Germany in 2013 and the UK have asked to be the hosts in 2015.
It was agreed there would be a Teachers Retreat every 2 years at QDC
And a Euro Council centre heads meeting every year.
Retirement and Election of Euro Co-ordinator
Padma confirmed her retirement as Euro Co-ordinator. Swamiji thanked her for her service in that role for the past 8 years.
It was decided to have at least two and preferably three new co-ordinators.
The names proposed and elected unanimously were Parvathi (Italy), Brahmani (Spain)and Raghavan (UK) with the following areas of responsibility: Parvathi to nurture good relations between the Ashram and Europe and oversee the projects above; Brahmani to co-ordinate information and communication; Raghavan to spearhead updating our technology and image and bringing in a Euro Distribution business and social networking site.
Swamiji suggested that there should be one main head out of the 3 people, which was agreed by most people, but it was not agreed who it would be.
Ashram Ambassador to Europe
The whole of the European Council made it known that everyone felt extremely grateful to Swami Asokanandaji for his help over the past few years and that his energy and enabling support had really helped Europe to move forwards together.
Swamiji spoke about different people who could fulfil that role. Different Council members then expressed their belief that Swami Asokananda will be the right person to take us to the next level.
The European Council then voted on the appointment of the Ashram Ambassador to Europe. There was a unanimous vote for Swami Asokananda to take that role forwards and include Europe in his global vision for Integral Yoga.