Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Maria Mascarenhas. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Yin yoga is a way of working our deep tissues and keeping our joints healthy. It is also a deeply meditative practice as the poses are each held for a few minutes fully supported by props to take away any strain.

This can be a challenging form of yoga as it can be a struggle to still our body and mind but once this challenge is overcome, there is a wonderful feeling of stillness and peace. The practice allows us to connect with our bodies, being aware of tightness and limitations so that we can work with them rather than against them. It is also a fantastic opportunity for self reflection.

Yoga Nidra has the potential to completely relax the body and takes our mind to the same state as when we are in a deep dreamless sleep but still with a level of awareness. As well as a form of complete rest for the body and mind, it is also a deeply spiritual practice.

The workshop will begin with pranayama (breathing practices) to start stilling the mind and settling the body. We will then come into our yin yoga practice allowing time to find the variation of each posture that works best for each of us. Towards the end of the session, we will use yoga nidra to fully absorb our yoga practice by relaxing the body and mind fully. Finally we will ground ourselves using all of our senses in preparation for going back into our everyday lives while still maintaining a feeling of calm.

This workshop is suitable for all levels. Advance booking essential.

If you have any questions, prior to workshop, you can contact me at maria@yogaseasons.co.uk

Price: £25

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Meditation For Life with Leon Deith Sun, 28 Oct 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Investment: £60 or £40 if you are repeating this workshop

Meditation for Life Course Ideal for people who have always wondered about meditation but have never had the time to find out

On this full day course we will explore what is Meditation and how to integrate this practice in to your life.

The practice of meditation is no longer restricted to Buddhist Monks, Christian Contemplatives and Yogis. It has become part of our popular culture and brings with it positive and often rapid results.

Recommended by Doctors as a way to de-stress, combat hypertension and ease depression, by sports coaches and business managers to keep focused and relaxed, More and more people from all walks of life meditate to de-stress and to help deal with the complexities of modern living. Its easy to learn and need only take 10 minutes a day.

We will explore how we can use meditation and other disciplines to enhance our lives making us more positive, confident, healthy and happy. Over the course of the day we will look at different types of meditation, and we will enjoy practicing different methods finding out what is most suitable for us.

Do bring a pen and paper and a packed lunch - we have a microwave, fridge, kettle, teas and coffee, and place to eat.

Minimum 5 per course- please book online

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The Work of Byron Katie with Leon Deith Fri, 2 Nov 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What is The Work?
 
Run by facilitators of The Work 
Tamara- Leon-
 
6.30pm-8.30pm   investment £10 

The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity. In its most basic form, The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds.

 

I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn't believe them, I didn't suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment. That joy is in everyone, always.”
—Byron Katie

 

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Comprehensive guide to Yoga with Yogi Raaj Next held on Fri, 2 Nov 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri 2 Nov 2018 - Fri 28 Dec 2018

This 8 week course will cover the 8 limbs of Yoga. It goes far beyond what could be taught in our normal classes. We will be learning the postures, breath, philosophy and meditation techniques.

Raaj has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years.

"Yoga has been part of my life since my schooldays and my practice has helped me grow stronger and more flexible both on and off mat."

Suitable for beginners or Yogis who would like to learn more and go deeper in their practice

Course to be booked in advance

£120 for the 8 week course

7-8.30pm on Friday Evenings

For more info Contact me at raaj711@aol.co.uk

The book for the course - YOGA - YOUR HOME PRACTICE COMPANION (SIVANNANDA YOGA VEDANTA CENTRE)

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Shakti – Dance and Yoga Nidra Class with Nalini Deane Sat, 3 Nov 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A magical blend of dance and yoga nidra in this inspiring two hour class. Moving to our own rhythm to heal, inspire and awaken our female 'Shakti' energy. Not just for women, we all have a blend of both Shiva and Shakti. We dance through a wave of great music that takes us from stillness, through expression and releasing as things heat up on the dance floor, and down the other side back into a quiet, reflective space...ahhh, wonderful! Capturing the essence of the feminine, open your heart, free your mind, and let sunshine and joy enter into your body, mind and soul in this lovely two hour session with Nalini.
Breath - relax - let go, that's it! No special steps to learn, gentle guidance given.
Concluding with a delicious session of yoga nidra to sooth your nervous system and take you into the deep peace that is our natural state. Let your curiosity be aroused and expand your heart's natural love. Come and relax and reset.

£20 per class.
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Beginners Yoga Course - Evening with Maria Mascarenhas. Next held on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon 12 Nov 2018 - Mon 17 Dec 2018

6 week course £90

Time: Mondays 7.30 - 9pm 

This course is designed for anyone who wants to find out what yoga is all about. It is perfect for anyone who wants to try yoga and is still finding the courage to step into that first class. If is also ideal for anyone who has just begun taking classes but would like to understand a bit more about all aspects of yoga and to break down the postures a bit more. In addition to working with the postures, there will be an introduction to breathing practices and meditation as well as an introduction to yoga philosophy so you can have a full understanding of what is meant by 'yoga'. Each session will also include time for questions.

By the end of the course you will have developed the confidence to attend a group class and take the next step on your yoga journey.

The course will be limited to 10 people to allow everyone to have individual attention.

WEEK 1: Introduction to the course; Finding a sitting position; Understanding the importance of the breath; Foundations – making friends with your feet

WEEK 2: Introducing rest poses; Introduction to meditation; The importance of relaxation

WEEK 3: What are the chakras?; Hip opening, backbending and twist poses;

WEEK 4: What is the psoas muscle and why do we care about it; Postures for the health of the psoas; Working on our core; Introducing bandhas

WEEK 5: Sun Salutations; Finding your balance; Introducing Yoga Nidra

WEEK 6: Overview of the different styles of yoga; Introduction to mudras; What is an inversion? What is the significance of chanting?

If you have any queries either before or after booking, then please email maria@yogaseasons.co.uk or call Maria on 07949 928 974

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ANGEL WORKSHOP with Michelle Murray Sat, 24 Nov 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NOVEMBER 24TH ANGEL WORKSHOP -
 
On this workshop you will be selecting a crystal gird to work with your vibration.
- An authentic yoga Sivanda Practice created by the hatha yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda
- A topic of conversation! ‘Seeing your angel exercise’.
- Fresh cleansing juice break free from snack break.
- Pilates class to stretch and relax.
Home,
This is a very popular workshop booking early is advised.
 
Venue: Yogaananda centre, 46 Albert Rd N, Reigate RH2 9EL
Date: SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER 12.00-5.00pm
Price PP: £29.99
Noticeboard: suggestion of a change of comfortable clothing for workshop, and water bottle. Look forward to seeing you there.
Namaste FOR BOOKING, enquires please email Michelle Lia Murray:calvert38@aol.com
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Meeting In Truth -Afternoon Intensive with Ananta Kranti Sun, 25 Nov 2018 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 
Meeting in Truth 
 
3-6.00pm Satsang with Ananta 

To book, please follow the link below :

https://anantakranti.as.me/yogaananda-meeting-nov-25th

Early bird pricing of £30 up to November 15th

£35 thereafter

 
 
Ananta grew up in London and left England aged 19, with the strong desire to live as a Free Being.
This first expressed itself through travel and lead her to Asia in 1989 where she lived until returning to the UK in 2017.

Searching to find the Truth of herself, Her heart was was deeply called to a Master and she found her way to the Osho commune in Pune, India where she explored meditation, Tantra and Self Awareness groups for more than 10 years.

 

In 1994, she entered a two and half year period of silence in a Zen style retreat in Japan (otherwise known as a Japanese prison). It was during this retreat where True Freedom was realized.

In the face of extremely limiting conditions...
She realized herSelf As THAT which has Always been Free, Full and Enough unto ItSelf!

Coming back into ‘the world’ in 1997, there followed a period of confusion as personality and drama began to reappear causing the search to go on....

Ananta's life and work is Now dedicated to the Awakening of Human Consciousness, and through her own Self-Realization, her main area of focus is Now facilitating, the simple direct recognition of the realization of our True Nature, through all that appears to play in all levels and back to the ordinariness of Life itself.

Ananta’s way of sharing includes Direct Self Inquiry, similar to the investigation of ‘Who Am I’ passed down from Ramana Maharshi. Yet it has now taken on a definite ‘Ananta’ flavour… after many years of developing in her own unique way, she finds a most easy and simple way of bringing about the Direct Experience of our True Nature and the ever deepening embodying of this realisation so uniquely to every Being who comes to her.

Living from this point of clear seeing and deepest knowing, there is the invitation to meet all ‘unfinished business’ in Truth. This carries over into a unique expression of Divine/Humanness.

 

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Sacred texts of the Bhagavad Gita with Marty Epstein Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday  10-5pm  Investment £50
 
An opportunity to immerse yourselves in the beauty and consciousness of the Bhagavad Gita and the profundity of the Sanskrit slokas, we will learn the meaning and the sounds of these sacred verses. 
  
Sanskrit is like a crystalline river, flowing with tremendous force to the ocean of our eternal, all pervading Being...
 
The vibrational purity and resonating power of Sanskrit, as well as the meanings conveyed in its awesome body of sacred literature, is an opera on a cosmic scale that you can sing with your whole heart and being.
 
This is a very special day with Marty Epstein a Sanskrit scholar and yogi from New York, minimum numbers for this course are needed  , do book early.
 
 
 
 
 
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Authentic Communication: Wanting That Honest Conversation? It’s Time. with Marty Epstein Next held on Sat, 1 Dec 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat 1 Dec 2018 - Sun 2 Dec 2018
 

Wanting That Honest Conversation?

£120 for the weekend 

It’s Time. An invitation to live fearlessly, honestly, and empathically in our communication.

  • Do you wish you could communicate with others in a way that provides real understanding, connection and empathy?
  • Is it difficult to ask for what you want? Are you stressed by the way you relate with your partner, family, friends, your boss, work colleagues?
  • Do you find your leave your interactions: o Frustrated? With regret? A sense of emptiness, stress and discomfort?

The Effective Conversation workshop will provide you with the skills and practice so that you can quickly experience and implement having an empathic conversation, a connecting conversation, holding your needs and the needs of the other with care – a real conversation. What you will experience:

  • Discover your natural innate power of Empathy.
  • Find comfort and confidence with conflicts that arise in relationships
  • Experience the “Yes” to me in the “No”
  • Learn to fearlessly ask for what you want
  • Move past stories that cause conflict, pain and defense in your relationships

Marty Epstein, M.S., a coach, mediator, trainer in both “Effective Conversation” and Nonviolent Communication, and teacher of Sanskrit, is a Certified Facilitator for the Work of Byron Katie. He has given workshops at the UN; a teacher of Negotiation at Columbia University & Conflict Resolution at Pace University; he has also successfully managed large-scale outsourcing assignments for companies like Charles Schwab & Co., Bank of NY, Mellon Corp. and Merrill Lynch. www.effectiveconversation.com

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Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Maria Mascarenhas. Sun, 2 Dec 2018 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Yin yoga is a way of working our deep tissues and keeping our joints healthy. It is also a deeply meditative practice as the poses are each held for a few minutes fully supported by props to take away any strain.

This can be a challenging form of yoga as it can be a struggle to still our body and mind but once this challenge is overcome, there is a wonderful feeling of stillness and peace. The practice allows us to connect with our bodies, being aware of tightness and limitations so that we can work with them rather than against them. It is also a fantastic opportunity for self reflection.

Yoga Nidra has the potential to completely relax the body and takes our mind to the same state as when we are in a deep dreamless sleep but still with a level of awareness. As well as a form of complete rest for the body and mind, it is also a deeply spiritual practice.

The workshop will begin with pranayama (breathing practices) to start stilling the mind and settling the body. We will then come into our yin yoga practice allowing time to find the variation of each posture that works best for each of us. Towards the end of the session, we will use yoga nidra to fully absorb our yoga practice by relaxing the body and mind fully. Finally we will ground ourselves using all of our senses in preparation for going back into our everyday lives while still maintaining a feeling of calm.

This workshop is suitable for all levels. Advance booking essential.

If you have any questions, prior to workshop, you can contact me at maria@yogaseasons.co.uk

Price: £25

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Balance your Chakras with Raquel Alves Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

A deep insightful workshop into the Chakras , with our special guest Teacher Raquel Alves .
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Shakti – Dance and Yoga Nidra Class with Nalini Deane Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


A magical blend of dance and yoga nidra in this inspiring two hour class. Moving to our own rhythm to heal, inspire and awaken our female 'Shakti' energy. Not just for women, we all have a blend of both Shiva and Shakti. We dance through a wave of great music that takes us from stillness, through expression and releasing as things heat up on the dance floor, and down the other side back into a quiet, reflective space...ahhh, wonderful! Capturing the essence of the feminine, open your heart, free your mind, and let sunshine and joy enter into your body, mind and soul in this lovely two hour session with Nalini.
Breath - relax - let go, that's it! No special steps to learn, gentle guidance given.
Concluding with a delicious session of yoga nidra to sooth your nervous system and take you into the deep peace that is our natural state. Let your curiosity be aroused and expand your heart's natural love. Come and relax and reset.

£20 per class.
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Yoga Nidra with Singing Bowls - Winter Solstice with Maria Mascarenhas. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 at 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Winter is a time of rest. A time to allow the rejuvenation of body and mind.. This time of year is a time where ideas may make themselves known if we allow them the opportunity, ready to be brought into fruition when Spring comes.

The Yoga Nidra for this session will help to take you to a place of deep rest. Singing bowls will be incorporated into the practice to help access the state of Yoga Nidra and the room will be candlelit to help invoke a feeling of cosiness and peace while you rest.

You will be slowly guided out at the end and we will spend some time grounding our energy leaving you feeling relaxed and settled.

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Make 2019 the best year ever! with Leon Deith Wed, 2 Jan 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make 2019 the best year ever !!
Investment £50

Reflections 2018 and Resolutions 2019

Workshop ..all welcome, Sunday 6th January   10-5pm
 
 
With the conclusion of the past year, what changes would you like to make in the new one?
What worked, what didn't.
With love, wisdom, and appreciation for the people, places, and circumstances we have experienced in the past year, we will look forward with joy, hope and faith to begin a “new tomorrow."

The perfect time of year to really reflect on the last 12 months the highs and lows, and the opportunities for the coming year
What better way to start the New Year !
 
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What Is Kriya? with Leon Deith Sat, 5 Jan 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course I
 
Investment £60 (or £170 for first part Course I) 
prerequisite
 
  • Students should have read or are reading
  • The Autobiography of a Yogi
 
An introductory day into the path of Kriya yoga, we will be covering the philosophy and background as well as learning some of the techniques on this path.
Kriya Yoga is described as the ancient Yoga system revived in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, c. 1861, and brought into popular awareness through Paramahansa Yogananda's book Autobiography of a Yogi . The system consists of a number of levels of Pranayama based on techniques that are intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development  and engender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion
 
 
This will be part of a One year Raja Yoga preparation Course that will lead to Kriya Initiation. It will be  in two parts the first four workshops will be  focused on
 
What is Kriya?  10.00am to 5.00 pm  January 5th
 
Meditation day   10.00am to 5.00 pm  January 6th
 
The energising exercises  10-1pm  March 2nd 
 
Pranayama Meditation 10-1pm   March 17th    
 
The Total Cost for the Course I is £170
at the end of the course discipleship can be taken.  
 
 
For the second part of the course
 
Total cost for second part is £160.00
 
there will be prerequisites
 
Participants must be meditating twice a day for 20 Minutes.
  1. Must know and be daily practicing energising exercises.
  2. Have taken discipleship after the first course.

 An introduction to the more advanced techniques of Kriya yoga    weekend  in April 10am to 5pm                       

 Sanatan Dharma    May  9.00 am to 12.00

 Mahamudra      June 9.00 to 12.00

 Ancient Text   September 9.00 to 12.00

 Kriya Evaluation  October  9.00 to 12.00

 for those who would like to receive the Kriya Initiation this will be held in Italy in mid   November 2019

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Meditation For Life with Leon Deith Sun, 6 Jan 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Investment: £60 or £40 if you are repeating this workshop

Meditation for Life Course Ideal for people who have always wondered about meditation but have never had the time to find out

On this full day course we will explore what is Meditation and how to integrate this practice in to your life.

The practice of meditation is no longer restricted to Buddhist Monks, Christian Contemplatives and Yogis. It has become part of our popular culture and brings with it positive and often rapid results.

Recommended by Doctors as a way to de-stress, combat hypertension and ease depression, by sports coaches and business managers to keep focused and relaxed, More and more people from all walks of life meditate to de-stress and to help deal with the complexities of modern living. Its easy to learn and need only take 10 minutes a day.

We will explore how we can use meditation and other disciplines to enhance our lives making us more positive, confident, healthy and happy. Over the course of the day we will look at different types of meditation, and we will enjoy practicing different methods finding out what is most suitable for us.

Do bring a pen and paper and a packed lunch - we have a microwave, fridge, kettle, teas and coffee, and place to eat.

Minimum 5 per course- please book online

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Spiritual Awareness Group with Vanessa Harris Next held on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon 7 Jan 2019 - Mon 11 Feb 2019
Spiritual Awareness Group – From Monday 7th Jan 7-9pm
Join me and meet like-minded people to support you develop your intuition and spiritual awareness on a six week course.

Each week we will discuss and enjoy breath work, meditation, energy cleansing and protection, different forms of energy healing e.g. colour, crystals and a variety of divination and spiritual topics to enable us all to develop and grow holistically.

Investment £90

Vanessa is a clairvoyant medium, a reiki practitioner and a member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapists since 2002

See more about Vanessa at www.vanessa-harris.co.uk

 

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Mindfulness Course with Vanessa with Vanessa Harris Next held on Tue, 8 Jan 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue 8 Jan 2019 - Tue 26 Feb 2019

Mindfulness Course with Vanessa – From Tuesday 8th Jan 7-9pm

Start the new year giving yourself the lifetime gift of “Mindfulness”.

Over the course of eight weeks, we will discuss and learn the art of mindfulness with introduction to concepts and practices to enable you to respond creatively to “busyness” and stress in your daily life.

Investment £120

Vanessa is a clairvoyant medium, a reiki practitioner and a member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapists since 2002

See more about Vanessa at www.vanessa-harris.co.uk

 

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Would you like to be a yoga teacher? with Leon Deith Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This will be an informal meeting to discuss our new Teacher Training course in September 2019
 
So if you would like to become a teacher next year or take your practice and knowledge to the next level, do join us for this get together
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Comprehensive guide to Yoga with Yogi Raaj Next held on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri 18 Jan 2019 - Fri 8 Mar 2019

This 8 week course will cover the 8 limbs of Yoga. It goes far beyond what could be taught in our normal classes. We will be learning the postures, breath, philosophy and meditation techniques.

Raaj has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years.

"Yoga has been part of my life since my schooldays and my practice has helped me grow stronger and more flexible both on and off mat."

Suitable for beginners or Yogis who would like to learn more and go deeper in their practice

Course to be booked in advance

£120 for the 8 week course

7-8.30pm on Friday Evenings

For more info Contact me at raaj711@aol.co.uk

The book for the course - YOGA - YOUR HOME PRACTICE COMPANION (SIVANNANDA YOGA VEDANTA CENTRE)

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