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Date registered: December 1, 2012

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  1. Creating Health and Healing with Grace Van Berkum — April 14, 2014
  2. Spiritual Names — April 13, 2014
  3. Chanting Ahimsa — April 13, 2014
  4. Exploring Consciousness with Peter Russell — April 2, 2014
  5. Do not be overwhelmed by the Vedas — March 20, 2014

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Make Sure You Keep Receiving Our E-Newsletters!

As some of you may know, Gmail completely altered their web-based email interface last week. Many email blasts and e-newsletters are now showing up in a separate Inbox entitled “Promotions”. To change how Gmail handles your “Promotion” emails and to make sure you keeping receiving the latest news from the Yoga Retreat, follow the directions …

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Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: World: Real, Unreal or Both?

Q: If everything is Brahman, is there really any such thing as an individual’s past life? Or is there really just a collective evolution? Answer: Both exist, but we first need to understand that many systems of philosophy have appeared within India. There are different points of view, and different ways that Ultimate Reality is …

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What Is the Relationship Between Grace and Karma?

Russill Paul & The Bhakti Boys

Join Russill Paul & the Bhakti Boys for The Yoga of Sound March 21 – 22, 2014 Allow the sacred power of sound to bring you fully alive during two days of high-energy chanting and devotional bliss. Through mantra recitation and ecstatic kirtan you will experience the transformative power of sound.

Gracious Living Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

Recipe contributed by Grace Van Berkum & Gracious Living   * handful of raw cacao beans * Sunwarrior plant-based chocolate protein powder * 3 tbsp dandelion root powder * 3-4 cups of unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk) * 1 frozen banana * 1 cup frozen papaya * 1 tbsp maca powder * 1 tsp …

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Special Discounts Ending Soon

There’s still time to sign up for our “Early Bird” discount on any upcoming 2013-14 Teacher Training Course. This special offer will be ending soon (August 31st), so be sure to sign up today for any one of our upcoming Teacher Training courses. Check our website for more information and to register. We would also …

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Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: Learning to Distinguish the Real from the Illusory

As Printed in Yoga Life – Summer 2013  [Download the PDF here] Q: How does one cultivate viveka? Answer: Viveka means discrimination, or the ability to correctly discern one thing from another. For instance, when we go to the market, what do we do? We look for the good vegetables, which go into our basket, …

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Special TTC Promotion!

Sign up for an upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Course before August 31st & SAVE $250 If you’re longing to take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level OR if you’re ready to teach others about the wonderful benefits of classical yoga, then the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (TTC) is right for you! …

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How to Become Fearless & Develop Confidence

What Is Meditation?

“Dhyanam nirvishayam manah”: That state of the mind wherein there are no Vishayas or sensual thoughts is meditation. “Tatra pratyayaikatanata dhyanam”: A continuous flow of perception or thought is Dhyana (meditation). There is continuous current in the mind of one object like the flow of water in a river (Pravaha). There is only one Vritti …

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