Newsletter July 2015
Photo by Arjuna Krshnan, Anahata Resident
Join us for the finale of the Silver Jubilee Celebration this year in India, where our exquisite yoga retreats on Chakra Sadhana and Prana Vidya will be held once again. Experience a deepening of your yoga practice by joining us at one of these two very special Retreat weeks in Rikhia, India, during October and November 2015.
The Silver Lining Jubilee started September 2014 and will conclude in December 2015, commemorating the transformation of Rikhia from a desolate village into a prosperous and thriving area. It focuses on Swami Sivananda’s teachings of Serve, Love & Give at Rikhiapeeth. There have been various events taking place for local villagers, such as medical camps for disorders and various ailments, and vocational training for young girls & boys to develop their educational skills and carry them onto a path of self sustainability to earn their own living.
Join us for the final celebrations, culminating this year with a Grand Poornahuti during the festivals in December. Come for the retreats during this special time and stay on for the Celebrations!
"The contact with the village people was enlightening... to see their faces and smiles was wonderful"
Chakra Sadhana Retreat: STIMULATE, PURIFY & CLEANSE YOUR ENERGY CENTRES (Oct 24th - Nov 4th, 2015)
Swami Karma Karuna will share insights on Chakra Sadhana, which is an exploration into the influence of the seven main energy circulations within our energy field, and how they influence our personalities, health and mind.
This retreat will embody a deep experience of Sadhana - a process of committed endeavour, a means of self enrichment. Thus we are devoting ourselves to purification through dedication and practice. This immersion into an authentic experience of ashram life will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. It is a 12 day retreat, where the meet up begins in Kolkata and includes a hotel and guided travel package.
Prana Vidya Retreat: AWAKEN, MANIPULATE & DIRECT YOUR PRANIC ENERGY (Nov 7th - 13th, 2015)
The Prana Vidya Sadhana Retreat is a week long program that explores the Prana - the vital energy. ‘Prana Vidya’ translates as knowledge of energy. We will be learning ancient, powerful practices for manipulating our prana. Learn practical techniques for awakening the energetic field, and learn to direct your subtle energy for self healing. When prana is not flowing, it can result in physical blocks and emotional imbalances. Pra-na, when put together, denotes constant flow. The final goal of Prana Vidya is to transcend the energy body in order to awaken Kundalini Shakti and therefore to awaken the total brain.
All retreats will have the following:
• Early morning Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha practices – theme based
• Yoga Nidra
• Yogic lifestyle application
• An authentic Indian ashram experience integrated with the local culture
• The possibility of Satsang (spiritual truth talk) with the senior teacher representative
• Esoteric practices such as Havan (fire ceremony) and chanting of ancient texts.
• Kirtan (singing and chanting of mantra)
• Karma yoga (working with meditative awareness)
• As well as additional specialised practices pertaining to each retreat
"I experienced the profound effect that sadhana has on my physical, mental and energetic states...I feel better able to maintain this now"
To make a booking on one of our India Retreats, please email: email@example.com.
To find out more about the Chakras and Prana Vidya, you might like to take a look at some of our books, which can be found online in our bookshop.