SIVANANDA SADHANA MANDALAM
August 1 - September 10, 2017
Here is an exceptional opportunity to deepen your own spiritual practice under the guidance of Swami Janardhananda, a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and an active sadhaka in Uttar Kashi, north India. A mandalam is defined as a period of time (41 days) that allows the fruits of tapas—intense sadhana—performed in that time to manifest. A daily spiritual diary will be a requisite during the programme, and you will participate fully in all aspects of the programme. This is not a yoga vacation, nor a teachers’ refresher course and is held in the quiet season at the Ashram to ensure as little disturbance as possible. It is intended to enhance and strengthen personal practice. Stagnation and resistance in both mind and body will fade and you will start to experience some of the more subtle and penetrating aspects of expansion of consciousness. It’s a great opportunity to be in the company of other like-minded aspirants.
The programme is open to those who have completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course. Numbers of participants are limited to allow for personal guidance. The programme is for the full forty-one days and partial attendance will not be considered. Students are expected to be fully committed to experience a period of disciplined sadhana.
Please note there is no certification for this programme. It is intended to enhance and strengthen personal practice only.
- 04:30 hrs Wake-up
- 05:00 hrs Kriyas & Pranayama class
- 06:00 hrs Satsang
- 07:30 hrs Almond Milk
- 08.00 hrs Asana class
- 09.30 hrs Q & A related to Hatha yoga
- 10:00 hrs Brunch
- 11:00 hrs Karma Yoga
- 12:00 hrs Lecture (based on Sadhana by Swami Sivananda)
- 13.30 hrs Fruits
- 14:00 hrs Lecture (based on Mediation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda)
- 16:00 hrs Advanced asana class
- 18:00 hrs Dinner
- 18:45 hrs Temple chanting (Bhagavad Gita and Lalitha Sahasranama)
- 20:00 hrs Satsang
- 21:00 hrs Likitha japa or reading (silence)
- 21:15 hrs Spiritual diary
- 21:45hrs Lights out
Attendance at all programmes and activities is mandatory. The Ashram reserves the right to convert your stay to the status of Yoga Vacation guest if the programme is not satisfactorily followed.
There will be no free days during the programme.
Study will follow the texts Sadhana by Swami Sivananda & Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda. These books will be provided along with two sets of uniform as a part of course material.
Simple, nutritious food conducive to sadhana will be provided for brunch and dinner. Fruits will be provided during the day.
Simple dormitory accommodation will be provided for the programme.
To register for the course, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there is no refund after 30th July, 2017. Before 30th July, 2017 the refund will be done after deducting 10% as administrative charges.
Dates and donations are subject to change without notice. For all programmes guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of final payment.
Arrival and Departure
We recommend that you arrive a few days before the start of the programme in India and/or the Ashram to give time to acclimatise. Arrival should be no later than July 30. Departure is on September 11.