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  At the London Centre - Residential and non residential options available!
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 The London Centre offers Certificate Courses to help deepen your Yoga practice!
The London Centre offers the possibility of experiencing yoga as a lifestyle through Certificate Courses. Especially when taken on a residential basis it offers an opportunity to develop a deep and dynamic practice of all aspects of yoga under the guidance of experienced teachers. It blends the stimulating company of sincere yoga practitioners with the warm and nurturing energy of a spiritual community… all this just a few minutes from the River Thames!

The Certificate Courses in London

These certificate courses are open to all yoga practitioners and are especially well suited for yoga teachers and people in the health professions. The goal is to transfer these integral personal experiences and the knowledge gained into our daily and professional lives.

The courses will follow the daily schedule of the Sivananda Ashrams:
Yoga classes, Satsangs (group meditation), in-depth workshops, vegetarian meals and participation in the Ashram community life. There will be time to relax, go for walks along the river or visit London for those coming from abroad.

Students enrolled for the course are required to participate in all activities and follow the yogic lifestyle taught at the Centre. Yoga is based on self discipline (Sadhana). It is this discipline that allows one to experience the full benefits of the course while helping to maintain the spiritual energy of the Centre.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation stipulating the number of practice/study hours in the course.


The Certificate Courses in London
September 4 - 7
How to design healing spaces with Vastu Shastra - Certificate course
With Narayani Olga Mandodari
(certified Vastu Shastra consultant)

Originating from India, Vastu Shastra is a 10,000-year-old practice of designing and constructing buildings to influence peace and prosperity in the form of design. This three-day course focusses on the basic understanding of the principles of vastu and its connexion with health and ayurveda. A  printed manual is included.

Topics studied during the course:

  • Workshops will help you to better understand the direct link between the energies of the Cosmos, Earth, the home and the human body. A  house is a living organism with its own energy grid, just like our body. The universe as a whole has the absolute grid (a perfect harmonic and healing vibration). The goal of vastu is to insure that these grids resonate harmonically for optimum health and prosperity.
  • Study of the connexion between Vastu and Ayurveda
  • You will learn how to apply the principles of Vastu Shastra when designing a new home. After completing this course, you will be able to properly evaluate your home through the lens of Vastu Shastra and make enhancements as necessary.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course. A printed manual is included.

    Participants are recommended to bring the following for the course:
    • Floor plans (to scale) of your home/flat
    • A screenshot of your home/flat location from GoogleEarth with directional arrow ‘north’ shown (you can contact the centre for more details)
Cost: Full Programme: £120 (price includes 10.30am Yoga class and vegetarian lunch on Saturday, 4pm yoga class on Sunday) - Per workshop: £32
Olga Mandodari Sokolova
Course teacher: Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Ph.D., Certified Vastu Shastra consultant, studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India, under Dr V. Sthapati Ganapati, a well-known architect from South India who applied Vastu principles in his architectural designs. Ms Sokolova earned her MS degree in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia.
• Thursday, September 4 | 8 - 9.30pm:
Free Talk: Introduction to Vastu Shastra - The Art of Designing Healing Space.
The art of designing healing spaces

• Friday, September 5 | 6 - 9pm
• Saturday, September 6 | 1 - 4pm
• Sunday, September 7 | 1 - 4pm
Sunday 23rd November - Friday 28th November
Arrival: Saturday 22nd November at 6pm / Departure: Saturday 29 November at 8am
The meditation experience
certificate course
With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya
Course teacher: Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers'Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with much clarity, generosity and deep insight.

Course textbook:
Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda

The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, the arts, sports training and healing. It provides means for maximizing physical, emotional and mental efficiency and well-being. This course will provide a thorough overview of the philosophy and practice of meditation as well as techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting.

Workshops times & themes:
• Swami Vishnudevananda’s 12 step approach to meditation
• Creative Visualisation and Positive Thinking: training the mind for concentration
• Relax and channel mental energy through sound vibration
• Meditation and lifestyle
• Tips for overcoming distraction and dullness of mind
• Gate to inner peace connecting to the inner self


To download the application form, CLICK HERE

Per Day:
£50 / Workshop only : £25 / All 5 days – non residential: £210
Residential option (includes course and accommodation):
Shared (4 – 8 persons): £350 Double (2 persons): £445

Swami Kailasananda
Daily Schedule for Residential Option*
6.00am Wake up
6.30am Satsang
8.00am Light breakfast
8.30am Study time
9.30am Karma Yoga
(Voluntary Service)
10.30am Yoga class
12.00am Lunch
1.30pm Workshop
4.00pm Yoga Class
5.30pm Dinner
8.00pm Satsang
* Daily schedule subject to modification for
  residential students
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