Meditation Workshop: Theory and Practicum
Tuesday, Sep 5 – Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Tuesdays, Thursdays 7:30 –9:00 pm
Meditation is a powerful practice for achieving greater peace of mind. Regular practice will enhance mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Our two-week, 4 session introductory course gives a step-by-step guide to the theory and practice of meditation.
Swami Sivananda's Birthday Celebration
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
7:30 –9:00 pm
Master Swami Sivananda's birthday is a day celebrated by all devotees and students around the world. It is a day to honor a great saint, who, through his love and devotion to mankind, diseminated the teachings of yoga, making it accessible to all. Join us for this special satsang, honoring our Gurudev, Swami Sivanandaji. Donations of financial support to continue the work of the Center are greatly appreciated Please call us at 773-878-7771 for more...
Balancing Pose Workshop
Pamela (Lalita) Ryder
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
10:30 am–12:00 pm
In this step-by-step format, you'll learn how to build and use core strength, and the proper alignment of the hands, arms, shoulders and hips. Learn the safe way to come in and out of balancing poses. Come have some fun and gain the countless benefits balancing poses can have on your body, mind and life!
Yoga for Men
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
1:00 –3:00 pm
In this workshop, Arjuna gives some hints and techniques that can help men get started. This fun workshop is designed with special emphasis on the postures that men have trouble with.
Monday, Sep 11 – Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Mondays, Wednesdays 7:15 –8:45 pm
For people of all ages who are new to yoga or complete beginners, and want to start a regular practice, this course is the perfect way to ease into yoga. You will learn about the health benefits of yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) and the positive effect on body, mind and emotions. Held in small groups for more individual attention, we will slowly and systematically teach the basics of Yoga.
Vegetarian Cooking Workshop
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
1:00 –4:00 pm
Studies show that the foods we eat have a profound effect on our health, well-being and quality of life. Home cooked vegetarian meals made from whole, fresh, plant based food lead to long lasting health and happiness. A healthy plant based diet is part of the yogic lifestyle. A vegetarian diet has a higher proportion of beans, soy protein, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, and as a result has higher dietary amounts of fiber, antioxidants...
Raja and Hatha Yoga: From Asana to Stillness
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
1:00 –3:00 pm
Hatha and Raja Yoga are two of the four paths of Yoga. All of the paths are interconnected, and in this workshop, we will explore the mind body connection, and how we can achieve a stillness, both inner and outer, through a mindful asana practice and focused control of the breath. This workshop is an excellent new step for Yoga 1 and 2 students, or anyone looking to take their asana practice to a deeper, meditative level.
Navaratri: Nine Nights of the Divine Mother
7:30 PM Thursday, Sep 21 –
9:00 PM Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
The festival of Navaratri presents a great opportunity for spiritual uplift and renewal for all. We will celebrate with a series of nine pujas (ritual worship), each held in the evening on consecutive days. Through each puja we will honor a particular aspect of the Divine in the form of the Mother. The festival ends with a final puja in the morning of Vijaya Dasami, the Day of Victory.