Newsletter November 2011
A warm welcome to another edition of Anahata Dharana. In this issue we will be exploring the theme of Sustainability, both on our inner and outer world. With spring in the air, things are starting to warm up again at Anahata, and a number of events and projects are in preparation. We continue to plant seeds for future growth, and have lately been focusing on creating a more sustainable environment by planting a large number of trees for wood and food. See the Anahata News section for updates on our current projects.
This September we have seen the return of Swami Gyan Dharma to guide and lead the activities at Anahata while Swami Muktidharma and Swami Karma Karuna run the annual retreats in India. You can read news on what is happening at the heart of the Satyananda tradition in the India and Special Report sections.
It has again been a very active year for Swami Muktidharma and Swami Karma Karuna, leading many workshops internationally as well as around New Zealand. Another successful International Tour was had from June to August (you can view pictures and read about some of the events of this tour in the International section). Swami Muktidharma is being requested to present workshops in different centres around New Zealand, and new relationships continue to be forged with the wider community. See the Event News to catch up on recent events held around New Zealand, including a report on a very well received workshop run for the local Maori community at Hirangi Marae in Turangi. The Anahata Yoga Health and Education Trust remains committed to supporting local and national events so that the benefits and fruits of Satyananda Yoga can be shared with more people.
Anahata has been a place of inspiration and change in many lives. In this edition read the inspiring story of Jessica Labesehr who came to Anahata midway through last year, and found a new direction for her life. Another story in the Living Yoga section also discusses the internal changes one experiences through living a yogic lifestyle. In the Practical Tools section Swami Gyan Dharma shares ideas for developing internal sustainability, and there are also practical tips for things that can be done in our own homes to create a more sustainable environment. Continuing with the theme of sustainability, Swami Muktidharma writes on Yoga Ecology and Yoga Nidra, an excellent practice for sustaining our energy, in the Features section. We have included a simple recipe from the garden for you to enjoy in the Yogic Diet. We hope you take something away from this edition that both nourishes and supports your own growth.
Om Tat Sat
From the Anahata Team