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Meditation Course, Harrogate


  • Well House Farm Yoga Space Cote Hill Road Harrogate, England, HG3 United Kingdom (map)

Across four months a total of four Sunday seminars, 9.30am - 5pm

This is a well-structured course to yoga practitioners and yoga teachers that will develop skills and experience for a variety of meditation practices.

You will deepen you personal practice, fully explore and discover a variety of meditation techniques and the different stages of each practice, and understand the theory and science behind the practice of meditation.

Suitable for yoga practitioners who wish to learn mediation techniques for personal practice, yoga teachers from other traditions who wish to learn more about meditation through personal practice, as well as Satyananda Yoga trained teachers who wish to revise and expand their teaching of meditation and Satyananda Yoga trained assessors.

A willingness to learn the techniques and practise daily to take personal sadhana to a deeper level is required.  

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Course content

Practical - each day will begin with an asana, pranayama and Yoga Nidra class. A selection of meditation practices will be taught - minimum 4 hours – not including home practice

Theory - the theory of meditation, how to systematically practice each technique given, the benefits of meditation

Home assignments - a daily meditation practice of 15 – 25 minutes will be given plus an optional asana and pranayama 20 - 25 minute class. Keeping a personal diary of experiences, progress, changes, mood swings etc. that may occur during the course. Hand in a general review of experiences of the practice, challenges, likes and dislikes

Teaching methods - lectures, Practice, Experience, Group Discussion, Plenary Sessions, Group Work

Dates

19th September, 2019

17th November

2nd February, 2020

29th March

Cost

£280. A deposit of £80 to be paid on acceptance to the course. Balance to be paid by 30th June 2019.

Course requirements

Attend all 4 days of the course
Do the daily practice as set
Complete the home review assignments as required

Theory

The history and origins of Yoga Nidra
The stages of Yoga Nidra
How to teach the practice
The need for relaxation
The potential of Yoga Nidra – applications and responsibilities
The use of voice and language

Course literature

Meditations from the Tantras – BSY publication - essential
Additional publications that we recommend:
Sureways to Self Realisation
Dharana Darshan
Ancient Techniques of Yoga and Kriya
Teachings of Swami Satyananda

For more information or to book please contact:

Swami Vedantananda: swamivedantananda@gmail.com

Pujananda: 01423 880859   ute@yoga-harrogate.com

About Swami Vedantanada Saraswati

She began practicing yoga at the age of sixteen and studied with several teachers before meeting her Guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, in 1983 and was initiated into poorna sannyasa in 1985.

Since that turning point in her life she has taught yoga in many areas of society, specialising in teaching yoga to children, in-service training and teacher training. She is a respected and much loved yoga teacher whose humour shines through her love of living yoga. Her teaching is recognised by its practical and down to earth approach.

Swami Vedantananda is currently living in Portugal where she offers a variety of yoga and meditation retreats.

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