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									Welcome to Satyananda Yoga Sangha!
It’s all gotten a little bit chilly here at Mangrove Mountain, which makes walking in to the warmth of the sadhana halls for morning classes and Yoga Nidra all the more delightful. Many students have taken on the cold to continue with their Yogic Studies as the mid year courses get underway. Many more will be joining the Guru Poornima Celebrations as we pay respect to all the great teachers who have kept the yogic knowledge and practices alive through their devotion and dedication. Let’s face it, without these teachers we wouldn’t have a leg to balance on! This July full moon is dedicated to all the gurus who have kept the yogic lifestyle a living reality. Also take time to remember the people and places who have taught us the lessons we needed to learn wether we wanted to or not.

Guru Poornima message from Swami Niranjanananda…… Om and prem to all – Take the sankalpa on 11th July to dedicate yourself to discover the truth to connect with beauty and to nurture the creative. May the grace of SwaN and Satyam guide all spiritual aspirants in the luminous path of Yoga. With best wishes – Om and prem Swami Niranjan 11/7/06

Hari Aum Tat Sat UP-COMING COURSES GURU POORNIMA July 10 – 11 One of the biggest celebrations on the yogic calendar is Guru Poornima. Poornima is the full moon which is celebrated every month at Mangrove Ashram with an evening Havan or fire celebration. The Guru Poornima is dedicated especially to all gurus or teachers who have passed down this yogic heritage and inspire us to a fuller more conscious life. This weekend is a celebration of the great masters who have made the yogic lifestyle accessible to everyone and a living reality in this modern age. It is also a time to reconnect with the energy that flows through the gurus and all the people and situations in our life that teach us important lessons everyday. Connecting with this spark makes every moment an inspiration and every day rewarding. Fee: $60.00 overnight or day visit by donation

(Kirtan to be held on evening of the 10th)

Sadhana Shuddhi July 11 – 15 Sadhana refers to ones own personal practice. The yogic tools and concepts used and integrated into life taking into consideration where you are at in both your worldly and spiritual life. Periods of focus are a vital part of adding fire to your sadhana, both to strengthen and to create a space for change and further evolvement. Drawing on rich yogic texts this retreat provides a basis for exploring practices on a deeper level. Personal practice is evolved as these concepts are integrated into the wide variety of yogic techniques. Asana, pranayama and meditation are covered alongside less well known practices such as karma yoga, chanting and puja. Mauna, silence is observed at all opportunities giving aspirants the time to reflect and absorb the teachings on all levels. The whole program is supported by the simple yogic lifestyle of the ashram and the presence of others committed to living by yogic principles. This sadhana Shuddhi course will be conducted by Swami Satyadharma who will lend her own unique wisdom and inspiration to the occasion. Fee: $280 Farm Project July 14 – 16 Come and say farewell to the last of the lantana (an environmental and agricultural weed which has made itself at home along our fence line). The farm is a great place to spend time with friends and family out of doors. The work is physical but there is always a good variety of tasks that need doing, allowing everyone to contribute what they can. Age, body type or farming experience are no concern as everyone applies themselves in the attitude of karma yoga and willing service. If you do have experience, skills, knowledge, ideas or tricks of the trade that you can share these will be welcomed and appreciated. Tea breaks let you kick back and enjoy the open air with good company and a delicious cup of chai (spiced tea). Lunch on Saturday is served at the farm after an outdoor yoga nidra (relaxation) session, the cooler winter air hopefully keeping the mosquito distractions to a minimum. When not at the farm participants are welcome to join in any of the regular ashram program such as morning asana classes, evening kirtans and more. Farm Project weekends are held every month and provide a way to connect with others who visit or live at Mangrove and a great excuse to stay for the weekend. Fees: By Donation if attending all sessions Yoga Outdoors July 21 – 23 A dynamic weekend which engages your internal awareness; through the practice of yoga asana, pranayama, yoga nidra (deep relaxation technique), chanting and meditations and harmonises this awareness with the rhythms and richness of nature. Your guides on this journey through these two environments bring together their passion for the outdoors and for yoga creating a dynamic weekend replete with out-in-nature activities such as gentle hikes, swimming, volley ball and walking Om chanting. All interspersed with yoga practices enjoyed in the midst of nature.

Fees: $180 Yoga Relax July 22 – 23 Experience how simple yogic techniques can bring calmness and clarity to your body and mind. Two days in a lush natural environment enjoying healthy and delicious vegetarian food is just the ticket to relaxation. Yoga asana classes use the body and the breath to unwind physically and mentally. Simple relaxation and meditation techniques both calm and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Yoga Relax is a great way to spend time with friends or family or to find some space for yourself. You will find an easy balance of practices and free time for walking, reading or resting. The simplicity of ashram life is an inspiring force to take home with you. Fees: $120

Yoga & Emotional Intelligence July 28 – 30 “Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from, manage and understand emotions.” Developing Emotional Intelligence or EI is a clear means to improving the quality of relationships both at home and at work through greater self-awareness, self-discipline, empathy and persistence. The parallel between this western concept of EI and the yogic teachings are many and the facilitator for the weekend Bert Franzen is a highly successful corporate executive who has used meditation and other traditional techniques for over 20 years in his corporate and personal life. Take a new look at ancient wisdoms as you explore the many ways in which you can strengthen your own Emotional Intelligence thereby becoming more effective in your actions and more intelligent in your life. Fee: $180 Yogic Studies 1b July 30 – August 13 See website for more information www.satyananda.net

AUGUST RETREATS Yoga Practical Aug 4 – 6 An intensive weekend working with the physical body to build prana (energy) and raise awareness. Explore the stronger aspects of Satyananda Yoga, increasing the duration of asanas and pranayama. Bandhas and mudras are utilised to release blocked and hidden energy. Over this weekend you will use the physical body as a tool to expand awareness as the mind, body and breath work together in harmony.

The diverse range of teachers adds a variety of flavours to the practice of physical yoga giving you a fresh perspective on familiar practices. As this course builds on previous experience in asana it is open only to people with experience in asana, pranayama , mudras and bandhas. Regular ashram programs including chanting, kirtan and relaxation sessions are available to relax and inspire the body and mind between practical sessions, with delicious vegetarian meals nourishing the body from the inside. Fees: $180 Yoga Bush Regen Aug 4 – 6 Nestled between cliffs and a winding creek Mangrove Yoga centre is surrounded by natural beauty. Yoga Bush Regen gives the chance to spend time connecting with nature, enjoying some light physical activity while developing the attitude of Karma Yoga, working without expectations. Yoga Bush Regeneration weekends are held the first weekend of every month. All of the ashram programs such as morning yoga classes, relaxation sessions and evening kirtans are open to participants. Delicious cooked meals are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and morning and afternoon tea is also provided.

Fees: by donation if attending the whole weekend For other participation stays see Farm Project… First Aid Aug 11 – 13 Learn how to wrap up a bite, wound or broken bone, what to do if someone stops breathing, is concussed or in pain. We may not come across these situations regularly but this two day course gives you the information, skills and confidence to be able to handle such situations with a clear head and good common sense. Add to that a gorgeous natural environment with yoga on tap, delicious food, engaging company and a certificate to take away attesting to your skills as a First-Aider. A practical and enjoyable weekend all round and one of the most pleasant ways of gaining these useful skills. Fees: $180 Farm Project Aug 11 - 13 It’s time for the winter prune in the apple and plum orchards. Under the experienced and watchful eye of Sivadharma participants will be taken through the fundamentals of pruning. What are the needs of the tree, what is the purpose of pruning, how to make clean cuts and most importantly how to view the tree patiently until you can get a clear picture of how to proceed with care and confidence. As always there will be plenty of good food, great chai and diverse conversations as participants from all over bring their special talents and interests to the weekend. When not at the farm participants are welcome to join in any of the regular ashram program such as morning asana classes, evening kirtans and more.

Farm Project weekends are held every month and provide a way to connect with others who visit or live at Mangrove and a great excuse to stay for the weekend. Fees: By Donation if attending all sessions Ashram Life Satra Intake Aug 13 For anyone who is keen to evolve the yogic experience into a daily reality. The balance of yogic learning, practice and community involvement provided by the Ashram Life Satra (ALS) program allows you to integrate yogic concepts and principles in mind and in action. ALS offers a balanced style of discipline which considers the needs of the individual, ultimately cultivating an appreciation for simplicity, externally and internally. Yogic Studies students would find great benefit in a period of Ashram living to ground themselves in their practice and understanding of yoga. Minimum stay is one month and a pre-requisite for ALS is a previous stay in the ashram participating in karma yoga for a minimum of 2 weeks or Yogic Studies. Fees: Begin at $28 a day and reduce with time and involvement. Yoga Art Aug 18 – 20 Revel in a weekend of creativity and fun as art is used as a tool for harmonising total personality. Explore your creative, receptive energy drawing on the inspiration of the yogic environment then flip the coin and find release for your natural expression. Teachers bring their own innate style and flair to the weekend as they guide you with means to unlock your hidden potential. Feel the mind relax and tensions release as the beauty of art, the natural surroundings, good food and yogic environment all work together to create a positive change in your body and mind. So pack your paints, pens and pastels and other favourite arty tools for a weekend of yogic artistry. Fees: $180 Yoga Relax Aug 18 – 20 Experience how simple yogic techniques can bring calmness and clarity to your body and mind. Two days in a lush natural environment enjoying healthy and delicious vegetarian food is just the ticket to relaxation. Yoga asana classes use the body and the breath to unwind physically and mentally. Simple relaxation and meditation techniques both calm and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Yoga Relax is a great way to spend time with friends or family or to find some space for yourself. You will find an easy balance of practices and free time for walking, reading or resting. The simplicity of ashram life is an inspiring force to take home with you. Fees: $120

Teacher Training 2 Aug 20 – Sept 10 See website for more details www.satyananda.net

Ajna Chakra Aug 25 – 27 Ajna chakra is the fulcrum on which our external life and spiritual life are balanced. This weekend is for those aspirants who yearn to expand their inner awareness and vision by exploring techniques to awaken this crucial psychic centre and become aware of their inner dormant potential. Senior teacher, Rishi Nityabodhananda, guides participants through practices specific to awakening the third eye. These practices are reinforced with explanations drawn from his personal experience and the vast body of knowledge that is yoga. Fees: $200 Family Yoga Aug 27 Children, parents and friends are all invited for a day of creativity and entertainment. Yoga is for all ages and children especially imbibe and reflect the spontaneity and joy that yoga can create in our lives. The care, dedication and childlike enthusiasm of those running the activities create an atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy. If you have not visited the centre before, a day out with the family could be the perfect introduction, (knowledge of yoga not being important when it comes to having a fabulous day!). Children can make their first connection to the centre without having to spend a whole night away from home. The day is open to all ages with friends and family, especially grandparents, delighting in an out-of-the-ordinary outing. Fees: $15 Adults: $25 SEPTEMBER RETREATS Yoga Meditation Sept 1 – 3 Learning different meditation techniques allows people to find a practice they are comfortable with and also increases awareness of the process of meditation as a whole. This weekend explores various techniques depending on the level of experience or interests of the group. A little theory helps to understand how the technique works while the practical sessions give the deeper experiential knowledge. The daily ashram routine is an example of how to incorporate meditation into a balanced and harmonious lifestyle. The teachers are a fountain of knowledge and more importantly they bring their experience and love of meditation and yoga to the weekend as a source of inspiration and encouragement. The weekend is systematic and sequential, leading aspirants gradually into a greater depth of understanding. Whether you are new to yoga or are looking for the motivation to reignite your personal practice, you will leave the weekend with a practice to continue and the motivation to develop it further. Fees: $180 Yoga Bush Regen Sept 1 – 3

Nestled between cliffs and a winding creek Mangrove Yoga centre is surrounded by natural beauty. Yoga Bush Regen gives the chance to spend time connecting with nature, enjoying some light physical activity while developing the attitude of Karma Yoga, working without expectations. Yoga Bush Regeneration weekends are held the first weekend of every month. All of the ashram programs such as morning yoga classes, relaxation sessions and evening kirtans are open to participants. Delicious cooked meals are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and morning and afternoon tea is also provided. Fees: by donation if attending the whole weekend For other participation stays see Farm Project… Farm Project Sept 8 - 10 The farm is a great place to spend time with friends and family out of doors. The work is physical but there is always a good variety of tasks that need doing allowing everyone to contribute what they can. Age, body type or farming experience are no concern as everyone applies themselves in the attitude of karma yoga and willing service. If you do have experience, skills, knowledge, ideas or tricks of the trade that you can share these will be welcomed and appreciated. Tea breaks let you kick back and enjoy the open air with good company and a delicious cup of chai (spiced tea). Lunch on Saturday is served at the farm after an outdoor yoga nidra (relaxation) session, the cooler winter air hopefully keeping the mosquito distractions to a minimum. When not at the farm participants are welcome to join in any of the regular ashram program such as morning asana classes, evening kirtans and more.

Farm Project weekends are held every month and provide a way to connect with others who visit or live at Mangrove and a great excuse to stay for the weekend. Fees: By Donation if attending all sessions Student Weekend Sept 8 - 10 OPEN DAY Sept 10 The cool air and the cloudless winter days provide a gorgeous setting for a visit to the ashram. The program runs from 10am to 3pm and includes all of the regular activities that would be open to day visitors including a midday Yoga Nidra (relaxation session) and an afternoon stretch class. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea breaks provide time to relax, enjoy tasty vegetarian food and to talk to other visitors or residents of the centre. A tour of the grounds and buildings puts you in touch with the natural environment, the organisation of the centre and allows the time to ask any questions you may have. If you are interested in Satyananda Yoga, just curious to see what goes on in a Yoga Centre or would like to introduce friends or family to a piece of yoga, Open Days are the perfect opportunity. The beauty of the area combined with good food and the relaxing atmosphere makes for an engaging yet casual day out. The fee for the day is by donation.

Ashram Life Satra Intake Sept 12 For anyone who is keen to evolve the yogic experience into a daily reality. The balance of yogic learning, practice and community involvement provided by the Ashram Life Satra (ALS) program allows you to integrate yogic concepts and principles in mind and in action. ALS offers a balanced style of discipline which considers the needs of the individual, ultimately cultivating an appreciation for simplicity, externally and internally. Yogic Studies students would find great benefit in a period of Ashram living to ground themselves in their practice and understanding of yoga. Minimum stay is one month and a pre-requisite for ALS is a previous stay in the ashram participating in karma yoga for a minimum of 2 weeks or Yogic Studies. Fees: Begin at $28 a day and reduce with time and involvement Hatha Yoga Cleansing Sept 15 – 17 Rishi Hridayananda is an expert in the field of Shatkarmas, the Hatha Yoga cleansing practices used to purify the body in preparation for further yogic practice. These are powerful techniques best learnt under the guidance of a competent teacher who has an intimate knowledge of the practices and their all their subtle effects. Rishi Hridayananda is such a teacher. Her vast experience teaching in ashrams, the community and in research centres in India, combined with her keen intuition allow her to deftly guide each student through their experience of the Shatkarmas with care and wisdom. The ashram provides an ideal environment for learning the shatkarmas. The peaceful vibrations of nature and the simple lifestyle encourage a deeper awareness of your internal systems and processes. This awareness in turn leads to personal understanding of how and when to use the practices in your own life. Combined into a regular sadhana you have a total program for establishing and maintaining a healthy body and mind.

The Shatkarmas: Jala Neti: a nasal and sinus wash which clears pollution and excess mucus, aiding breathing, balancing the nervous systems and calming the mind. Kunjal: washes out the stomach and clears the lungs improving digestion and respiration and releases tension held around the abdomen, relaxing the mind and emotions. Laghoo: a short intestinal wash which improves digestion and excretion and flushes out residual toxins in the body and mind. See Shankaprakshalana for the full practice. Trataka: cleanses and focuses the mind.

Fees: $180

Hatha Yoga Cleansing Shankaprakshalana
Sept 15 – 21 The complete internal Spring Clean! These five days focus on the full Shankaprakshalana. The peak of the Hatha Yoga Shatkarma practices. It is a very powerful practice which flushes out the entire digestive

tract, leaving the body and mind cleansed of toxic build up. It also leaves practitioners particularly sensitive to all form of stimulus. It therefore should be practiced: Under the guidance of an experienced teacher…Rishi Hridayananda In a calm environment where dietary requirements are provided for…the ashram And with full respect given to the potency of the practice adhering to the guidelines regarding food and activities for the following month, while the body adjusts. There is a valid reason for each rule and they must be carried out without fail. Students must have practiced the shorter laghoo shankhaprakshalana previously. Practiced in such a way Shankaprakshalana is a wonderful practice with empowers you physically, mentally and emotionally as you become more sensitive, more responsive, more in tune to what it is you really need to nourish your total being.

Fees: $400

Yoga Relax Sept 16 – 17
Experience how simple yogic techniques can bring calmness and clarity to your body and mind. Two days in a lush natural environment enjoying healthy and delicious vegetarian food is just the ticket to relaxation. Yoga asana classes use the body and the breath to unwind physically and mentally. Simple relaxation and meditation techniques both calm and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Yoga Relax is a great way to spend time with friends or family or to find some space for yourself. You will find an easy balance of practices and free time for walking, reading or resting. The simplicity of ashram life is an inspiring force to take home with you. Fees: $120

Navaratri Sept 22 – Oct 2 One of the most loved events on the yogic calendar. A special time of year for turning awareness inward and calling upon the creative aspects of your own nature to rise up and come to your aid. The alignment of the planets during this time of year give extra power to yogic practices setting the stage for an intense period of introspection and spiritual growth. In ancient traditions the goddess or devi, represents the creative power inherent in all of us. The Tantric practice of mantra yoga is used to explode this power by chanting the names of various goddesses invoking the qualities of renewal, prosperity and wisdom. Over the ten days the atmosphere becomes charged with the vibrations of the mantras, as energy is unlocked from within. Personal sadhana is consolidated and focus and direction renewed. This sadhana has been handed down through experienced teachers who have brought the practice from India, where this sadhana has been used for centuries. Each year is a unique experience brought about by the energy of those participating and the guidance of the leading teacher.

The experience is heightened by observing periods of silence, a practice known as mouna, and adhering to a light purifying diet, this extra sadhana is up to each individual as the chanting alone is a profound experience. The regular ashram activities of morning asana classes, midday yoga nidra and karma yoga sessions are held daily, reinforcing the sadhana with the simplicity of a yogic lifestyle. Navaratri is the prime time for reconnecting with the source of inspiration that guides us through the obstacles of life, and enriches every moment. Fees: $70/day or $470 for 10 days
ARYUVEDA TIP

Balancing kapha Winter is the season in which kapha dosha becomes predominant. Kapha naturally tends to accumulate from mid-winter through early spring because winter shares many of kapha’s qualities, which are heavy, damp, cold, slow, stable and cloudy. When it is in balance, kapha builds and maintains the body, giving strength, vitality, stamina, good immunity, mental stability and a strong memory. Kapha creates grounded, stable and secure feelings. An imbalance of kapha can lead to excessive weight gain, poor digestion, and weakens the muscles, the mind and the memory, as well as leading to diseases such as coughs and colds. Kapha can be detrimented by overeating and eating excess quantities of kapha-aggravating foods such as dairy, fried food, processed foods and sweets. Also, if our lifestyle habits are poor this can lead to excessive kapha accumulation. For example, if we take long naps (more than ½ hour during the day) and do not exercise, we will imbalance our kapha. Here are some simple dietary measures to balance kapha: 1. Drink warm water, for example, on waking. Add a little lime or lemon and some honey 2. Eat warm, fresh foods, and never over-eat. Stay light and eat light food, and minimize dairy products. 3. The following spices are anti-kapha: black pepper, cayenne, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, hing, basil, bay leaf and nutmeg. 4. Drink ginger tea – soak grated ginger in boiled water and add some lemon and honey to taste. 5. Keep moving, get plenty of exercise and stay warm. 6. Surya Namaskara, bhastrika and agnisar kriya are the best practices to move kapha. To investigate further into Aryuveda visit Swami Shankardev’s website… www.bigshakti.com

TO INSPIRE

Traditional Ashram Training ~ Rishi Nityabodhananda Life does have difficulties. A life without difficulties is an oxymoron, it does not make any sense at all. Our body was created out of our parents’ desire and our being came into that body out of our desire and it was our desire to be here in this world and experience it, it was not our desire to be here and die, nor was it to be here and not be able to achieve our desire. Yet throughout life we go after whatever we may want… and want whatever we cannot get. Yogis looked at life and its dissatisfactions and came to the conclusion that satisfaction will never be achieved through getting what we want, even when it is possible. Yogis and Gurus tell us to be satisfied with what we have and work for the needs of the needy and not for ourselves. Only then is the selfish mind transformed into a selfless one, and a needy mind transformed into a needless one. This is the path to happiness and spirituality. Paramahamsa Satyananda said his disciples in Munger could live without fear, inhibition, and have confidence within themselves. He used to say “my disciples are strong like steel”. Pure iron is soft and malleable but steel is tough due to the impurities. My disciples are impure and this gives them strength of mind. He would add that his job of training was easy. When a disciple wanted something he would not get it and when they disliked something they would get it. Disciples always got the things they did not want and never got the things they wanted. This was how Paramahamsa Satyananda administered training to his disciples. Yet He never acted out of a need to have power and control but out of a deep love and concern for disciples’ dissatisfaction disease and one intuitively trusts that kind of compassion. Of course to get such training you have to dedicate years of your life. Alternatively we learn the same lessons in other spheres of life. Negative environments and denial of individual self respect is usually not the result of a concerned and deeply caring Guru but by ordinary humans, selfish ambitious and greedy associates. Basically the lesson is the same but the task is much tougher. It is easy to love those who support us, who want to be with us, and who like us. Putting ourselves in such sweet environments is not growth in Yoga. It is stagnation. Yoga is union with the Paramatman, union with the universal or union with the infinite consciousness, or union with the divine. To separate from those and that which we do not like is separation from opportunities we have been presented to unite with. Nature is the face of the divine and it is through love of all nature around us we access divinity. Just as a surfer has learned to ride the rough waves and love the ocean the Yogi lives to adjust and adapt to the problems of life and love the troublemakers. Such lessons are never learned in the internal space of Meditation Pranayama and relaxation. Conversely progress in Meditation and expansion of the inner realms of the unconscious mind are limited by the very same suppressions we have created in life. In Munger, Paramahamsa Satyananda use to say when difficulty comes to the door, welcome it, don’t shut it out. The attitude of the Yogi toward liberation is to accept. Therefore he often said to his disciples “do not expect an easy life”. Evolution of the human spirit comes through effort, suffering and struggle.

Q&A How does Yoga create awareness? Yoga actually begins with self-awareness. Initially you become aware of the fact that you have a body and a mind, and that you are constantly influenced by the environment, the family, society and the organisation for which you work. These influences can either be positive or negative and you react to the influences either in a positive or negative way. Not many people are aware of this process. We take our life for granted, we take our body and mind for granted. We know how to take care of our body, even a tiny cut, or a scratch on the body, by immediately applying medication to it. If we have pain in any part of our body, we immediately become aware of that pain, and we try to remove it either by taking hot baths, applying hot compresses or with exercise and medication. However, when something happens to us internally we are lost. Our consciousness, our mind, our feelings and emotions are also subject to cuts and bruises like our body, but what type of medication can be applied to our emotions and to our mind? The first training in Yoga that we get is how to apply this medication, this bandage, to our emotions and mind, by becoming aware. Secondly, we learn how to relax, and then observe our own reactions to the various situations that we confront. On this way we develop our own vitality, creativity, and we find ourselves coming closer to our inner nature. Swami Niranjanananda. On the Wings of the Swan Part II, pg 37
ANNA YOGA

Moroccan Roasted Vegetables Colourful, tender easy to make and full of all the spices that help to keep the kaffa dosha (see the Aryuveda Tip) in check in the winter months . Coucous makes a fabulous accompaniment and is ready in a flash. Goes well with chopped nuts for a extra flavour and a balanced protein combo. Serves 4: Prep time: 30 min Baking time: 40 min 1 medium onion, cut into ¼-inch slices 1 medium zucchini, cut into ¼-inch semi-circles 1 small eggplant, cut into ½ inch think semi circles 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into cut into ¼-inch semi-circles 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into ¼ inch strips 2 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas 3 garlic cloves minced or pressed 2 tbs vegetable oil

1 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 tbs ground cumin 1 ½ tsp turmeric 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 ½ tsp paprika ¼ tsp cayenne 2 tsp salt Preheat the oven to 180 - 200°. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together the onions, zucchini, eggplant, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, tomatoes, chickpeas, garlic, oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Spread the vegetables onto an unoiled 11 x 17-inch baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir well; then bake for another 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Serve warm and soak up the delicious aroma.
YOGA Magazine The following articles are taken from the July issue, 2005. Guru Seva ~ Swami Satyananda Service to the guru is of many kinds. Lord Krishna used to collect wood at this guru Sandipani’s place. Lord Rama used to live in the cave where his guru Vashishtha himself used to live. Lord Rama worked with a spade, looked after the cows and buffaloes, picked up wood for the ashram. Maybe he also washed Arundhati’s clothes. Who knows? He must have done everything as seva. While living in the Gurukul, he had to follow the rules of the ashram. He had to sleep on the floor, which was the rule of the ancient period. Lord Rama had to live a hard life and he was trained in his guru’s ashram. Later on, when Lord Rama was exiled to the forests, he did not feel the pain and hardship of forest life because the austerity of his guru’s ashram had made the pain of life lighter. The austerity of the guru’s ashram renders the service. The difficulties which come in life are of many kinds. They are in the form of pain: poverty is pain, hunger is pain, thirst is pain, disease is pain, criticism and back biting are pain; there are many types of pain. So these become lighter and insignificant. By serving the guru and serving him endlessly, the ego of the disciple is effaced. He does not think, “I came to the guru for self-realisation and he is only getting me to clean toilets! In me he has an unpaid servant.” The guru creates conditions so that the disciple may purify himself. The most difficult thing in life is purification of the consciousness, the atma, the self. At present, you do now know what consciousness is or what the faults within you are. You try to correct your social and mental faults, but they are embedded deep within your personality. Therefore, the guru often performs an operation on the disciple, which is not the tonsillectomy but the egodectomy, the removal of the ego. This operation on the ego is so difficult that many disciples cannot bear it. However, if it succeeds, then they reach the goal. So a disciple must have certain cardinal qualities, like devotion to guru and an innocent personality. Before guru you are not an intellectual, not intelligent, you are like a child in your mother’s lap. While serving your guru, you are not serving him as a servant, but as a disciple. Service, devotion, innocence and faith are the four very important cardinal principles in the life of a disciple.

Guru disciple relationship ~ Swami Niranjanananda

What is the basis of the guru disciple relationship? Just as affection is the basis of the relationship between a parent and child, love between a couple, and pleasure between a human being and life, in the same way, the foundation of the relationship between guru and disciple is trust. This trust is very difficult to understand. Some people are not honest and truthful with the person they call their guru. If something goes wrong, the excuse for not telling the guru is, You know everything already.” But such an attitude is not an indication of a relationship based on trust. In my own relationship with my guru my life is an open book. My thoughts, mistakes, limitations, ambitions, arrogance, wisdom, whatever there may be, is laid bare before him. In my interactions I have only benefited from being more and more open. There has been no moment in my life where I can say that I’ve been duped by my guru. Some people express such sentiments simply because they are unable to develop that level of trust. Only trust enables one to unite. A moth will fly to a flame with the idea of becoming one with the light. The moth is ready to sacrifice itself. That is real trust. If there is a feeling of trust and oneness, then physical proximity or distance do not really matter. The development of this relationship only happens when somebody truly wants it to happen, not just desires it. One can desire many things, but one can deeply and truly want only those things that one holds dear. So it is not a question of desire but of what one truly wants. Trust, openness, clear communication, acceptance and mutual understanding are some of the components that can make the relationship come alive. The most important point is for each to accept and serve the other as they are. If the student is a total idiot, the teacher must accept that. If the teacher is arrogant the student also has to accept that. There can’t be any criticism. We learn that God moulded human beings in His image, but human beings want to be more powerful than God by trying to mould each other in their own image. That should not happen. Even if you cultivate one component and take it to its furthest extent, you will have attained something very great in your life.

The YOGA magazine has been published since 1962 and is published monthly. It contains great articles on all the different facets of yoga. Subscriptions can be made through the Publications Dept at Mangrove publications@satyananda.net , through the Lakshmi Online Shop - click here or by phoning the Publications Dept on 02 43771171 # 121. Subscriptions to YOGA are as follows: Within Australia 1 year subscription $45 2 year subscription $85 3 year subscription $125 Overseas 1 year subscription $55 2 year subscription $105 3 year subscription $155 Special e-newsletter offer: Sign up for a year subscription now and go into the draw for a free lifetime subscription to YOGA. Offer ends 31st December 2006.

MANGROVE NEWS

Winter is well and truly upon as at Mangrove and the cold weather can leave one in a very introspective and philosophical mood. Often at this time of year there are departures from the ashram and this year is no different, there are several people who have gone onto new ventures or who are about to wander on. Some of them are going to India and others are looking for new challenges in other ways. It is the ongoing wave of movement that is a constant of ashram life, yet somehow it continues to catch us a little unaware and create some ruffles as we look for ways of filling the roles left empty. The phrase which comes to mind oftentimes recently is Swami Sivananda’s “adapt, adjust, accommodate” – such a wonderfully simple phrase which really does sum up what is required in ashram life! So that is the current phase of things at Mangrove and we are awaiting the arrival of those folk who are sitting at home thinking that this may be the time for a “tree change” to Mangrove for a while. If you are considering a period of time at Mangrove there is an easier way than ever to ease into ashram life. This is through Ashram Life Satra, a program which is specifically designed to facilitate a progressive understanding of ashram life and development of the skills required to live within an ashram environment. Funnily enough those skills correlate very much with the skills required to live a full, conscious and harmonious life anywhere. They are the very skills which enable a person to work with others, live creatively with a little or a lot and be adaptable in all situations. Ashram Life Satra has an intake for new participants on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Position Vacant Mangrove is currently looking for a receptionist to replace Sharnee who will be leaving us shortly to await the birth of her first child. We are seeking an experienced, dedicated and reliable person who is looking for a long term commitment, for the role of receptionist. This role requires excellent communication skills and commitment to customer service. Also required is a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications along with good problem solving, ability to refine and develop systems and not least, a warm and welcoming manner. If you think you would fit the role and you live close enough to commute each day, please email jayatma@satyananda.net for the full job description. Applications close on 25/7/06.

SIVANANDA MATH NEWS
Water Crisis in India Sivananada Math is urgently seeking donations to assist Sivananda Math with the water crisis in India. With a rapidly growing population, the growing climate changes, unreliable monsoons and lack of water infrastructure India is facing a huge water crisis. The ground water is drying up and India is facing a situation in which water of any kind, but especially hygienic drinking water is going to be a rare commodity. Many researchers and scientists are recommending a return to grassroots management of water through water harvesting and reservoirs. These systems were traditionally used to maintain adequate water supplies throughout the year but fell into disuse when the British set up large scale irrigation projects. It is becoming obvious now that many of these large scale irrigation projects are no longer viable and may in fact be contributing to the water shortage. Sivananda Math India is looking to immediately begin water harvesting and storage projects in the villages in Jharkhand. It is anticipated that these projects will need to continue over several years in order to cope with the water shortage problems.

As Australians we have some understanding of what it is to live in a country without surplus water; however the difference in Australia is that we can have a little more faith in our governments and infrastructure to provide solutions to water shortage. In India this is not the case, the governments are likely to focus on keeping water in the cities before they begin to focus at the village level and even then governments in India have never been renowned for fast, efficient solutions to problems. In the meantime Indian villagers face increased difficulties in the search for the most basic of all needs, a reliable source of clean drinking water. You can help by donating to Sivananda Math Australia’s water fund. All donations to the water fund go directly to Sivananda Math India. Ways to donate: by phone, fax or email with your credit card details by mail with cheque, money order or credit card details by direct deposit into Sivananda Math bank account – BSB 032083 Account number: 174319 Account name: Sivananda Math Regular donations: can be made by giving authorisation for us to take a regular amount from your credit card or through setting up your internet banking to make a regular payment to the Sivananda Math bank account. For further information contact Sivananda Math Australia 300 Mangrove Creek Rd Mangrove Creek NSW Australia Ph: 02 4377 1171 Fax: 02 4377 1219 sivanandamath@satyananda.net To read more about the water crisis in India: http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Water_Crisis_Looms_In_India_As_Drilling_Depletes_Resources.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/185791.stm http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org/Crisis/Crisis.htm http://www.water.org/programs/india/ http://www.uswaternews.com/archives/arcconserv/4rainharv8.html Food and Drink Stall at the Krishna Das Concert and Workshop Mangrove residents and friends of the ashram banded together to cook up a storm for the Krishna Das concert and workshop. Concert goers enjoyed the traditional rice, dahl and sabji along with a large array of cakes and good ashram chai. All involved had a great time and a big bonus was the $4000 raised for Sivananda Math. Thanks to all who offered their help. Upcoming Inspirational Films Inspirational film screenings are inspired by Sivananda Math in an endeavor to spread more inspiration and positivity in the world. Inspirational films are shown at Satyananda Yoga Mangrove on most Sunday nights and start after dinner (6pm).

Sun 2nd July Sun 9th July Sun 16th & 23rd July Sun 30th July Sun 6th Aug Sun 13th Aug Sun 20th Aug Sun 27th Aug

Travellers and Magicians Satsang with a Buddhist Lama Gandhi Estatic States Ram Dass City of Angels Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Spiritual film circle Mind the price of meditation Osho

Fees for dinner and film go to Sivananda Math and are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Only the first child pays. TOURS AND YOGIC HOLIDAYS Closing dates are approaching for the various India trips for this year. The Sita Kalyanam program is running from in late November. Details below: Venue: Paramahamsa Alakh Bara Rikhia Dham, Deoghar, Jharkhand 814112 Dates: 21-25 November 2006 Program: 21-24 Nov: 8am to 6pm – Sat Chandi Pooja 25 Nov: Sat Chandi Poornahuti and Sita Ram Vivah RSVP: Sivananda Math, Deoghar Tel: (from Australia) 0011 91 6432 231343 & 6432 232870 For more information on Sita Kalyanam visit http://yogavision.net/sk/invitation_06.htm There are several tours which visit Rikhia for this great event: Karma Yoga Tour This tour gives the greatest opportunity for seva in preparation for this wonderful event and helps you to truly be a part of it. 3rd November to 5th December $3350 – includes airfare Pilgrimage Tour Along with the Sita Kalyanam program includes a visit to the sacred sites of Hardwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi and the Taj Mahal, along with the option of a visit to Nepal with a stay in an ayurvedic retreat and trekking and wildlife safari in Chitwan National park. 2nd November to 3rd December or 22nd December for Nepal option. $4500 or $6500 (incl Nepal) – includes airfare India Tour with Muktidharma Includes classes at Rikhia with Swami Muktidharma and others. The Sept tour can be followed by a stay in Rikhia preparing for the program and then the Sita Kalyanam program itself. 28th September to 18th October 1 – 10th March

FEATURE PRODUCT During Swami Niranjanananda’s visit to Satyananda Yoga Mangrove, Easter 2006 he gave a daily sadhana of early morning chanting. The chants are: •Mahamrityunjaya Mantra x 11 •Gayatri Mantra x 11 •Durgadvatrimsannamamala x 3 (32 names of Durga) Swamiji’s directions were to chant these mantras upon waking each day to bring about clarity, healing and strength so that one can learn to live in a more conscious way. This CD includes the talk Swamiji gave explaining the significance of these mantras and how to adopt them into your personal sadhana as well as the chants themselves. As a bonus it also includes two kirtans lead by Swami Niranjan.

EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALASIA JULY ACT Canberra Start Date: 21st July 2006 Finish Date: 21st July 2006 Event Title: "Guru Poornima" Description: A chance to gather and gives thanks and reconnect with your purpose in life and with your guru(s). A breakfast chant and feast hosted by Satyananda Yoga Canberra Community all welcome. Event Contact Info: Avinashi email avinashi@saraswatiyoga.com www.saraswatiyoga.com

TAS Hobart Start Date: 19th July 2006 Finish Date: 19th July 2006 Event Title: Yoga & Meditation "EARTH" Description: Salamanca Arts Centre in conjunction with Ahimsadhara from the Satyananda Yoga Centre and the GYOTO MONKS present an EXCLUSIVE yoga workshop series. Four classes integrating the elements into yoga practice. Known in yoga as the tattwas, the physical and psychological qualities of the elements form us and provide a direct link with the environment we live in. Experience this interplay through simple yoga practices of postures, breath and meditation. "EARTH": Involved with our stability, security and steadiness, earth is the tattwa of mooladhara chakra. Event Contact Info:

Ahimsadhara: 03 6231 9117 email hobart@satyananda.net

website www.satyananda.net

Hobart Start Date: Saturday 22nd July 2006 Finish Date: Saturday 22nd July 2006 Event Title: Yoga & Meditation "WATER" Description: Salamanca Arts Centre in conjunction with Ahimsadhara from the Satyananda Yoga Centre and the GYOTO MONKS present an EXCLUSIVE yoga workshop series. Four classes integrating the elements into yoga practice. Known in yoga as the tattwas, the physical and psychological qualities of the elements form us and provide a direct link with the environment we live in. Experience this interplay through simple yoga practices of postures, breath and meditation. "WATER": We can either drift about or flow strongly in a chosen direction. Water is the tattwa of swadisthana chakra. Event Contact Info: Ahimsadhara: 03 6231 9117 email hobart@satyananda.net website Satyananda Hobart Hobart Start Date: Monday 24th July 2006 Finish Date: Monday 24th July 2006 Event Title: Yoga & Meditation "FIRE" Description: Salamanca Arts Centre in conjunction with Ahimsadhara from the Satyananda Yoga Centre and the GYOTO MONKS present an EXCLUSIVE yoga workshop series. Four classes integrating the elements into yoga practice. Known in yoga as the tattwas, the physical and psychological qualities of the elements form us and provide a direct link with the environment we live in. Experience this interplay through simple yoga practices of postures, breath and meditation. "FIRE": The fire element concerns our energy, dynamism and confidence. It resides in manipura chakra. Event Contact Info: Ahimsadhara: 03 6231 9117 email hobart@satyananda.net website Satyananda Hobart Hobart Start Date: Wednesday 26th July 2006 Finish Date: Wednesday 26th July 2006 Event Title: Yoga & Meditation "AIR & ETHER" Description: Salamanca Arts Centre in conjunction with Ahimsadhara from the Satyananda Yoga Centre and the GYOTO MONKS present an EXCLUSIVE yoga workshop series. Four classes integrating the elements into yoga practice. Known in yoga as the tattwas, the physical and psychological qualities of the elements form us and provide a direct link with the environment we live in. Experience this interplay through simple yoga practices of postures, breath and meditation. "AIR & ETHER": The flow of breath gives us life from moment to moment. Air gives us qualities of lightness and surrender. It is the tattwa of anahata, the heart chakra. Related to our sense of spaciousness and involved with purifying, ether is the element of vishuddhi chakra. Event Contact Info: Ahimsadhara: 03 6231 9117 email hobart@satyananda.net website Satyananda Hobart

VIC

Rocklyn Intake every Sunday evening Event Title: Satyananda Yoga - "Living Consciously" Description: 1 week to 1 month residential stays. Living Consciously is a unique practical lifestyle program. Each day of the course has a theme built around yogic tools for developing self awareness, acceptance, understanding and the essentials of a balanced life. The courses are highly practical and build on the regularity of the ashram day. Phone for more details. Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Intake every Monday Event Title: Satyananda Yoga - "Yogic Lifestyle Retreat" Description: An important feature of the Yoga Lifestyle is to experience living with a dynamic yogic community involved for a small part of the day with mindful awareness during participation in the daily tasks of the ashram.Phone for more details. Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 11th July 2006 Finish Date: 11th July 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Guru Poornima” Description: This is a day of celebration and thanks for those who have taught and guided us in life. The festival will begin with chanting at 6 am and continue through the day with feasting, satsang, havan and inspirational video. Feel welcome to come the night before or stay on afterwards. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 21st July 2006 Finish Date: 23rd July 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “A Taste of Yoga - Flexibility” Description: Yogic practices and ideas are introduced in a light enjoyable style that lets you choose what you would like to take home and try in your life. Great for those who would experience the ashram for the first time, and great if you want to deep coming back. Simple postures, breathing practices, relaxation and plenty of time for bushwalking and taking it easy. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 22nd July 2006 Finish Date: 16th October 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Sannyasa Lifestyle” Description: In this 3 month residential: discover a new purpose in life in a dynamic process of selftransformation. Awaken self-understanding via this quest into the nature of truth and the Self. Create new patterns for living. These concepts are developed and explored in the context of practical ashram living. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn

Start date: 30th July 2006 Finish Date: 6th August 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Living Patanjali” Description: Practice tools for managing life and creating an expanded vision of ones self through the exploration of the Yoga Sutras. This retreat makes the traditional text accessible, ready for immediate use in the challenges of everyday life. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com

AUGUST

ACT Canberra Start date: Friday Evening, 24th August 2006 Finish Date: Saturday 25th August 2006 Event Title: Facing Life with a Strong Calm Mind Description: Dr Swami Shankardevananda from the Satyananda tradition will be here to guide a workshop. He is fun, inspirational and experiential. Event Contact Info: Archana ph 6296 1179 Anandajyoti ph 6247 0002 email archana@satyananda.net

VIC Mount Martha Start date: 20th August 2006 Finish Date: 20th August 2006 Event Title: "Opening the Heart” Description: A one day Seminar with Swami Satyadharma She will present Yogic methods for attuning the mind and emotions. Emotions hold incredible power. They have the ability to exalt or diminish the vital energy, prana, which sustains our very life. Without healthy and ppropriate emotional expression, we may experience imbalance, and even ill-ness, on the physical and mental levels. You are welcome to bring your voice, instrument, and Heart! Yogic stretches, breathing and relaxation will also be presented to promote harmony and wellbeing. Venue : Mt Martha Community House Cnr Dominion Rd & Esplanade, Mt Martha Event Contact Info: Gill Gordon 03 5974 1288 email: suryamurti@satyananda.net web: www.satyananda.net Melbourne Start date: 13th August 2006 Finish Date: 13th August 2006 Event Title: Kundalini and Chakra Meditation Description: Swami Satyadharma is a highly experienced

practitioner and teacher .Satyadharmas experience and detailed knowledge of the subtle aspects of yoga, particularly of meditation and allied yogic philosophies, is a great and rare gift. Her warmth and accessibility are valued by all who come in contact with her. The seminar introduces the topics of chakras and kundalini ,the dormant spiritual energy. It deals with different methods designed to purify, strengthen ,balance and activate the various chakras. You will learn techniques to bring the chakras into alignment . Venue : Yoga Association of Victoria 39 Victoria Parade ,Collingwood 3066 Event Contact Info: Phone 94 95 6177 Email: melbourne@satyananda.net www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Intake every Sunday evening Event Title: Satyananda Yoga - "Living Consciously" Description: 1 week to 1 month residential stays. Living Consciously is a unique practical lifestyle program. Each day of the course has a theme built around yogic tools for developing self awareness, acceptance, understanding and the essentials of a balanced life. The courses are highly practical and build on the regularity of the ashram day. Phone for more details. Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Intake every Monday Event Title: Satyananda Yoga - "Yogic Lifestyle Retreat" Description: An important feature of the Yoga Lifestyle is to experience living with a dynamic yogic community involved for a small part of the day with mindful awareness during participation in the daily tasks of the ashram.Phone for more details. Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com

Rocklyn Start date: 4th August 2006 Finish Date: 6th August 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – Yoga & Meditation "Tools for Life” Description: The emphasis on these weekend courses is the practical application in life of yoga and meditation techniques and skills. Each weekend has a different theme, which forms the basis for the specific practices that will be taught. Practice will be combined with a light touch of theory. This means that you can return again and again for different weekends, learn new practices and broaden your understanding. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 5th August 2006 Finish Date: 5th August 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Full Moon Havan” Description: Each Saturday closest to the full moon at 5.30pm we conduct a havan ceremony and chant the Mahamrityunjaya (healing) Mantra for world peace and wellbeing for all people. Dinner at 6.15pm followed by Kirtan (informal chanting to music) at 7.30pm.

All welcome - please let us know in time if you will be coming for dinner. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 11/12th August 2006 Finish Date: 13th August 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “A Taste of Yoga - Strength” Description: Yogic practices and ideas are introduced in a light enjoyable style that lets you choose what you would like to take home and try in your life. Great for those who would experience the ashram for the first time, and great if you want to deep coming back. Simple postures, breathing practices, relaxation and plenty of time for bushwalking and taking it easy. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 11/12th August 2006 Finish Date: 13th August 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Women, Tantra & Spirituality” Description: Please contact Rocklyn for details. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 25th/26th August 2006 Finish Date: 27th August 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “A Taste of Yoga - Strength” Description: Yogic practices and ideas are introduced in a light enjoyable style that lets you choose what you would like to take home and try in your life. Great for those who would experience the ashram for the first time, and great if you want to deep coming back. Simple postures, breathing practices, relaxation and plenty of time for bushwalking and taking it easy. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com

QLD Sunshine Coast Start date: 19th August 2006 Finish Date: 19th August 2006 Event Title: RESONANCE ~ A Journey through sound into stillness Description: A Healing Sound Concert with Terry Oldfield Master Flautist and Soraya Devashakti Saraswati. This is an exciting concert of Terry’s new work that he will be taking on a tour of Europe in September with Soraya. A Meditational Music Experience bring a cushion, floor space & seats both available. 6.30 -8.30 followed by Chai. Venue : Contact Terry for further details

Event Contact Info: Bookings essential: [07] 5445 9769

NSW Manly Start date: 8th August 2006 Finish Date: 8th August 2006 Event Title: Prana Vidya ~ Knowledge & control of the life force. Description: Prana Vidya Prana is the life force behind all beings and the power behind all movement in creation. Prana is neither seen nor unseen, yet it is awakened and experienced through yogic methods, which engender this awareness. Prana vidya is the yogic system and knowledge of regulating and awakening of the energies within the body for well being, healing and spiritual elevation. Workshop Presenter Swami Satyadharma has spent over 30 years studying and teaching yoga at Bihar Yoga Bharati, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Yogic Sciences, India. For many years, Swami Satyadharma has edited books on yoga as well as the monthly Bihar School of Yoga magazine. She continues to conduct yoga seminars and courses throughout the world and is a principal lecturer and teacher for the Satyananda Yoga Academy teacher training courses. She has been given the title Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga), and we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to experience her insight, knowledge and experience. • Please BOOK EARLY Cost: $85.00 (concession $65.00) ( $30.00 deposit required for all bookings) • Afternoon tea is included in the cost • Please bring a vegetarian plate to share for lunch Venue : Manly Yoga & Meditation Centre 27 Pittwater Road, Manly Event Contact Info: Ph: 9977 4725

WA Serpentine Start date: Friday, 18th August 2006 Finish Date: Sunday, 20th August 2006 Event Title: Swara Yoga Description: This weekend course is presented by Swami Satyadharma one of the most loved travelling teachers in the Satyananda lineage. 30 years of ashram life studying under the guidance of first Paramahansa Satyananda and then Swami Niranjan has gifted Swami Satyadharma with the clarity of mind and warmth of heart which impacts on all who have the fortune to hear her. The topic for the course is Swara Yoga. A form of yoga which aims to know and understand the the intricacies of the breathand the profound influence this largely unconscious process has on our total being. Venue : Serpentine Retreat, Serpentine, WA

Event Contact Info: ph: 08 9272 6475 email: swaha@iinet.net.au

SINGAPORE Singapore Start date: Saturday, 26th August 2006 Finish Date: Sunday, 27th August 2006 Event Title: Chakra Shuddhi, Chakra Dharana Description: In this 2-day workshop with Swami Satyadharma Saraswati, learn how to activate, visualize and concentrate on each your chakras. Then learn to cleanse and balance each individual charka. Venue : Gaia Yoga Centre, Singapore Event Contact Info: 67382028 email: om@gaiayoga.com.sg website: http://www.gaiayoga.com.sg/gaia_chakra.htm

SEPTEMBER
VIC Rocklyn Intake every Sunday evening Event Title: Satyananda Yoga - "Living Consciously" Description: 1 week to 1 month residential stays. Living Consciously is a unique practical lifestyle program. Each day of the course has a theme built around yogic tools for developing self awareness, acceptance, understanding and the essentials of a balanced life. The courses are highly practical and build on the regularity of the ashram day. Phone for more details. Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Intake every Monday Event Title: Satyananda Yoga - "Yogic Lifestyle Retreat" Description: An important feature of the Yoga Lifestyle is to experience living with a dynamic yogic community involved for a small part of the day with mindful awareness during participation in the daily tasks of the ashram.Phone for more details. Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com

Rocklyn Start date: 2nd September 2006 Finish Date: 2nd September 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Full Moon Havan” Description: Each Saturday closest to the full moon at 5.30pm we conduct a havan ceremony and chant the Mahamrityunjaya (healing) Mantra for world peace and wellbeing for all people. Dinner at 6.15pm

followed by Kirtan (informal chanting to music) at 7.30pm. All welcome - please let us know in time if you will be coming for dinner. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 17th September 2006 Finish Date: 24th September 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Living Nature” Description: Please contact Rocklyn for details. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 22nd September 2006 Finish Date: 24th September 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Yoga & Meditation Senses” Description: The emphasis on these weekend courses is the practical application in life of yoga and meditation techniques and skills. Each weekend has a different theme, which forms the basis for the specific practices that will be taught. Practice will be combined with a light touch of theory. This means that you can return again and again for different weekends, learn new practices and broaden your understanding. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 24th September 2006 Finish Date: 1st October 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Living Ritual” Description: Please contact Rocklyn for details. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 17th September 2006 Finish Date: 17th September 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “OPEN DAY” Description: Please contact Rocklyn for details. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 17th September 2006 Finish Date: 24th September 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Living Nature” Description: Please contact Rocklyn for details.

Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 22nd September 2006 Finish Date: 1st October 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Navaratri” Description: Please contact Rocklyn for details. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 29th September 2006 Finish Date: 1st October 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “Yoga & Meditation Ritual” Description: The emphasis on these weekend courses is the practical application in life of yoga and meditation techniques and skills. Each weekend has a different theme, which forms the basis for the specific practices that will be taught. Practice will be combined with a light touch of theory. This means that you can return again and again for different weekends, learn new practices and broaden your understanding. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com Rocklyn Start date: 15th/16th September 2006 Finish Date: 17th September 2006 Event Title: Satyananda Yoga – “A Taste of Yoga - Balance” Description: Yogic practices and ideas are introduced in a light enjoyable style that lets you choose what you would like to take home and try in your life. Great for those who would experience the ashram for the first time, and great if you want to deep coming back. Simple postures, breathing practices, relaxation and plenty of time for bushwalking and taking it easy. Venue : Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn, RMB 1440 Creswick Event Contact Info: 03 5345 7434 email yogarock@satyananda.net website www.yogavic.com

NEW ZEALAND South Canterbury Start date: 8th September 2006 Finish Date: 10th September 2006 Event Title: “EXPRESSION, SOUND AND THE HEART” Description: Share an inspirational and practical yoga week-end in a peaceful and beautiful location. Leave the intellect at home and experience practices to direct the emotions, harmonize the body and balance the mind. This will include nada yoga, hatha yoga, deep relaxation, meditation and exploring the chakras. Venue : Contact Anahata Yoga Retreat for venue details

Event Contact Info: 64 3 525 9887 email anahataretreat@satyananda.net or yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz website www.anahata-retreat.org.nz Golden Bay Start date: 22nd September 2006 Finish Date: 1st October 2006 Event Title: “Navaratri Sadhana” Description: Join Swami Kailash for this special 9 days period of sadhana (spiritual practice). Traditionally a significant time of planetary alignment devoted to the Goddess. The timing also coincides with seasonal changes and is a powerful time for purification through yogic practice. There will be times of silence, a simple diet, and daily program of chanting, postures, and devotional practices. The program will culminate with a fire ceremony. Navaratri Sadhana A4 Poster Venue : Golden Bay, South Island Event Contact Info: 64 3 525 9887 email anahataretreat@satyananda.net or yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz website www.anahata-retreat.org.nz


								
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