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Sheffield Yoga School was established in 2003. In 2009 we were pleased and honoured to receive authorisation from Swami Niranjanananda to form Sheffield Satyananda Yoga School. We now have a range of classes suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer Beginner and Intermediate level classes, as well as Yoga for Pregnancy. We run Sheffield Yoga Days. These monthly workshops bring some of the best Yoga teachers in the UK to Sheffield to share their knowledge and inspiration.
Sheffield Yoga School is off to India! We are attending a course with Swami Niranjanananda at the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger. We will also find time for a bit of a holiday. Our classes will continue as normal through December (with one or two exceptions and we have some excellent Sheffield based Satyananda Yoga teachers covering our classes. There are spaces on the Yoga Day 6th December. There are also a few spaces available in our beginner classes to start in January. Full details on our website. Om Tat Sat!
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course : Nottingham : 2015 We are biased of course, but there are many Yoga Nidra training courses around nowadays and none of them a patch on the teaching provided by the Satyananda Yoga tradition. Learn from the source! From the teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati; Devised by Swami Pragyamurti; Directed by Amarajyoti Venue: St Timothy’s Church & Community Centre, Daybrook, Nottingham NG5 6BX Dates: Saturdays: 25th April, 23rd May, 20th June, 18th July, 19th September, 24th October & 21st November 2015 Cost of Course: £550. A non-returnable deposit of £250 will be required when you are accepted onto the course; the balance to be paid by February 1st 2015 This teachers training module is open to teachers from other traditions of yoga who wish to teach yoga nidra to students. Course Content: Yoga Nidra practice The history and origins of Yoga Nidra Theory of the practice The stages of Yoga Nidra How to teach the practice The use of voice and language Duties and responsibilities of the teacher The need for relaxation; the health benefits The potential of Yoga Nidra - applications Teaching Methods: Lectures, practice, experience, group discussion, plenary sessions, group work, teaching practice. Assessment of Participants: On-going assessment throughout the course; home study assignments and practical performance. For full details of this course please read yoga nidra booking information and to apply for a place on the course download yoga nidra application form to tell others about the course download the yoga nidra poster Any further questions please email Amarajyoti Course Staff: Sannyasi Amarajyoti (Director) with Rambha (Rebecca Allen) will be responsible for delivering the day programs. Other experienced Satyananda Yoga Teachers will also provide the support services of assessing and homework marking.
How can we apply pratipaksha bhava? Pratipaksha bhava has been defined in the Yoga Sutras as thinking of the opposite quality in relation to the attitudes one develops and expresses in day-to-day situations. Attitudes such as envy, jealousy and competitiveness all lead to the development of a particular type of human expression, which involves a change in the total personality. Jealousy, for example, begins as an idea, but you begin to feel an emotion, which is termed 'jealousy'. In the experience and expression of that jealousy your logic and intellect, manas and buddhi, are involved. You continue to brood over the same thing. The indriyas, the senses, are involved, finely tuned to respond to that situation. Your performance is influenced; how you act, behave, think and express yourself changes. As the envy which developed as an idea becomes the predominant nature of the mind, it will give rise to altered states of perception. That jealousy can turn into animosity. It can change the entire personality so that one is geared up and ready to ensure the downfall of another person. In this way changes happen in the psychology of a person, in the emotions, logical understanding and behaviour. Pratipaksha bhava, developing the opposite quality, is ensuring that you are not influenced and affected by that strong feeling, sentiment or emotion. If there is aggression, in your mind you develop friendship. You don't have to interact with the person you consider your enemy, but in your mind, in your sentiments and understanding, that person can cease to be an enemy and just be an ordinary person. The result of pratipaksha bhava is becoming free from the influences of a negative trait by developing a positive trait. How can pratipaksha bhava be applied? By trying. If you fail, it is an achievement for the simple reason that you tried! If you succeed, it is your crowning glory - you achieved! Applying pratipaksha bhava has to be done with the right understanding, with dispassion, detachment and discrimination. Viveka and vairagya, discrimination and dispassion, develop the sattwic nature, which expresses itself, not in the form of self-rebuke and guilt, but in the form of encouragement. Swami Niranjanananda March 3, 2003
Kirtan : Saturday 7th February 6.30 - 7.00pm : Mahamrityunjaya Mantra : The intention behind chanting this mantra is the relief of suffering, either for ourselves, or people we know, or people throughout the world. 7.00 - 8.00pm : Kirtan Kirtan is informal and friendly. Free of charge. All welcome, kids included. No previous experience of Yoga or kirtan is necessary. One of the things that makes kirtan special is simply people coming together to make it happen. Kirtan is a lovely part of Yoga, open and accessible to anyone willing to give it a go. We look forward to seeing you in 2 weeks time! Contact us if you need any further details or directions.
Sheffield Yoga Day : Anahata - Opening the Heart Space Saturday 14th February, 10.00 - 4.00pm, Sheffield Tutor : Jayadhar (Jane Cluley) For full details : www.sheffieldyogaschool.co.uk The Heart Centre, known as Anahata chakra literally means ‘unstruck’ and it refers to the source of all sound and relates to the undying vibration and pulse of the universe. We will explore anahata chakra in a very practical way using a wide variety of techniques to connect more openly with and to honour our heart as an inner teacher. Practices will include asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, yoga nidra and meditation. Jayadhara (Jane Cluley) has been teaching yoga since 1988 and holds an MA in yoga philosophy. She is a Diploma Course Tutor (yoga teacher trainer) for the British Wheel of Yoga and also teaches various courses including the BWY Foundation course; she has a particular interest in yoga for those with mental health issues. This will be a very uplifting and informative day of Yoga with a tutor who has a wealth of knowledge and a talent for expressing her teaching clearly and enjoyably.
Yoga & Meditation - 10 week Course Chris Noon will be running a 10 week Yoga & Meditation course starting 26th February. The course will be on Thursday mornings : 7.30 - 8.30am. The venue is Broomhill Methodist Church. Through the course we will take the opportunity to develop the meditation practice Antar Mouna. In Antar Mouna we observe the activity of the mind, we let our mind do what it likes and we watch it. This is the original mindfulness technique! Over the 10 weeks we will go through several stages of the practice, developing it and going deeper. The course includes posture work, pranayama, and relaxation. The cost for the 10 week course is £60.00. I need a minimum of 9 people to make the course viable so please forward this information to anyone who may be interested. This course offers the chance to develop a regular and sustained practice of a powerful and ancient meditation technique. If you would like to book a place please let me know.
Just put a few events up. IGNORE the ones without pictures ... they are the one's where I pressed the return button too early! The posts with the pictures are all correct info.