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  At the London Centre - Residential and non residential options available!
 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

The Power of Hatha Yoga

Connecting to the source of power within

4 - 8 February, 2017

With Kailas


Hatha Yoga is the union of the 2 energies of the bodies, prana and apana, resulting in a unified field of consciousness in which complete peace is experienced. Its goal is the actualisation of the human energy potential which will bring about a complete rejuvenation and refinement of the body and the mind. It is based on the understanding that prana, the vital life force, is the invisible principle which is the essence of everything in the universe, including our body and mind. 

Asanas work on many body systems simultaneously, creating suppleness in the spine and toning the muscles, glands and internal organs. Though at first it will be the physical experience of the postures that affects you most strongly, as you progress you will grow more and more aware ofthe flow of prana, the vital energy, and the importance of correct breathing - pranayama. 

The course will enable you to experience and understand the depth of hatha yoga, and refresh your approach to your asana, pranayama and meditation practice. 

Saturday 4 February 

1.30pm  Workshop Introduction to Hatha Yoga
4pm       Asana class Breath, prana and vitality 

6pm       Satsang Bhakti - bringing sweetness to life 

Sunday 5 February

1.30pm  Workshop Step by step improving flexibility and strength 
4pm       Asana class Stretching and strengthening the muscles 

6pm       Satsang The vision of Swamiji for the True World Order 

Monday 6 February 

1.30pm  Workshop Deepening one's understanding of asanas and their physical   and mental benefits - part 1
4pm       Asana class Asanas, powerful tools to rejuvenate the body 

6pm       Satsang The art of well being

Tuesday 7 February

1.30pm  Workshop Deepening one's understanding of asanas and their physical   and mental benefits - part 2
4pm       Asana class Meditative class with prolonged holding  

6pm      Silent meditative walk

Wednesday 8 February 

1.30pm  Workshop Pranayama, the science of breath
4pm      Asana class with extended pranayama practice  

6pm       Satsang Chanting to open the heart

Course textbook: Your Home Practice Companion



Kailas is a dynamic Sivananda yoga teacher with much energy and enthusiasm to serve. He is the practical manager of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda in France. He used to be a professional basket ball player which gave him a strongphysical basis and discipline for his yoga practice. He teaches in the SivanandaYoga and Teachers' Training Courses in France and in India with enthusiasm andmuch attention to details.


Non-residential programme
Workshop only : £25                        Full day programme: £50      


Residential programme (includes course and accommodation)
Arrival on Saturday 4 February around noon
Departure on Thursday 9 February around 8am

Shared room, 4 - 8 people: £350
Double room: £445

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Positive Thinking - living life with joy

17 - 21 March, 2017

With Swami Kailasananda


With our thoughts we hold in our hands the most powerful tools of self transformation. Thoughts are the source of all our actions, they are the silent bricks that build our lives. We carry the responsibility for the quality of our thoughts, for the way we develop our thoughts and so choose the direction in which our life will go. We come to realize that we are the authors of our own life. Thought is the most creative power in the universe and when the potential contained in the thought is realized, it is the beginning of great spiritual growth.

Yoga encourages us to live to our fullest capacity in accordance with the universal law of harmony. Such a life reflects an effort to share whatever we have with others and to actively promote peace and mutual understanding. In order to achive this, we have to learn the most precious art of positive thinking.


'Thought is the greatest force on earth. Thought is the most powerful weapon in the armour of a Yogi. Constructive thought transforms, renews and builds.' Swami Sivananda  


Saturday 17 May 

1.30pm  Workshop What is a thought, how are habitual thought patterns formed

6pm       Satsang Yoga of synthesis of Swami Sivananda 

Thursday 18 May

1.30pm  Workshop Transforming negative thoughts and emotions 

6pm       Satsang Bhakti yoga – bringing sweetness to life 

Friday 19 May  

1.30pm  Workshop Creative visualisation: Yogic techniques to focus on the positive and to kindle creativity

6pm       Satsang The joy of selfless service

Saturday 20 May

1.30pm  Workshop Relaxation, master key to regaining positivity & inner serenity

6pm      Satsang Inspiration from the life of Swami Vishnudevananda

Sunday 21 May

1.30pm  Workshop Channel emotions, sooth the nervous system and benefit one’s overall psychological wellbeing through the chanting of mantras 

6pm       Satsang Experience the beauty and joy of the Sunday prayers

Course textbook: Thoughtpower from Swami Sivananda


With his extraordinarily flair for practice, Swami Sivananda explains in his book Thought Power highy practical methods to develop the creative power of thought and regain mastery of our own destiny.



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 Teachers Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with much clarity, generosity and deep insight.


Non-residential programme
Workshop only : £25                        Full day programme: £50      


Residential programme (includes course and accommodation)
Arrival on Saturday 17 May around noon
Departure on Monday 22 May around 8am (it is also possible to leave after the workshop on Sunday afternoon)

Shared room, 4 - 8 people: £350
Double room: £445

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