Arrival Date: March 8, 2014 • Departure: March 15, 2014
Florida International University’s (FIU) renowned Religious Studies Department is partnering with Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas to offer an innovative Study Abroad program from March 8-16, 2014. Students enroll in either an undergraduate or graduate course for college credit at FIU instructed by Religious Studies faculty member Dr. Andrea Mantell Seidel.
Through a concentrated study of yoga asanas (postures), meditation techniques, pranayama (breath control), guest lectures, and philosophical and religious scriptures and dialogue, students will engage in both the theory and practical applications of yoga and related spiritual disciplines within the concentrated environment of a traditional yoga ashram. The 7- day study abroad component includes lectures by world renowned speakers from a variety of traditions, daily Yoga classes, a morning and evening satsang (meditation, chanting, and lecture), delicious vegetarian meals, and some recreational time for swimming and meditative beach walks. The pre- and post-departure curriculum includes seminars, daily journaling, reading assignments, take-home essay exams, and term papers for graduate students.
Students outside of South Florida may register for one of the classes below as an out-of-state, transient student and participate in the pre- and post-departure seminars via internet. For further information please visit our website [http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/page.php?content_id=86&page_id=60#m]
Check out this upcoming course with Stacie Doorek (Saraswati). http://sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3753
Learn how to make Yoga accessible for everyone — seniors, those with disabilities or limited mobility, the chronically ill, Alzheimer patients, pre-/post-surgery patients, and those recovering from injuries — so that all can enjoy the benefits of Yoga in a safe, gentle way.
Check out our recently added course offered by Grace Van Berkum: Gracious Living Yoga Lifestyle Retreat. [http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3779]
Over the course of 5 days, Grace will guide you through the 5 points of Yoga established by Swami Vishnudevananda and teach you how these principles can help you lead a gracious, healthy, vibrant life, with a strong focus on plant-based nutrition to help heal the body and planet.
This retreat will include nutrition lectures, discussions and demos, yoga classes, special workshops on yoga poses, and different types of meditation and relaxation exercises. You will leave this retreat feeling energized, empowered, and inspired. So JOIN GRACE for 5 Days of lifestyle tips for healthy, gracious living!
June 2-6, 2013
Only $350 for 5 Days
BEGINNERS WELCOME & ENCOURAGED!
Most of us recognize that our health cannot be separated from what we eat, what we do, and what we think. Ayurveda provides us with a system for understanding the energies and qualities that are set in motion by our daily living practices, so that we can use them to counteract or prevent the imbalances that cause disease. Ayurveda is becoming better known in the West and its influence is growing rapidly. Those who learn Ayurveda today will be pioneers of this movement that will continue to grow significantly in the future.
This program is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva). The course is designed for students of all kinds. There is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course although knowledge of Ayurveda can enhance the practice of medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, psychologists, yoga therapists/teachers, nutritional counselors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other health practitioners.
This course offers yoga teachers an opportunity to integrate the sister sciences of yoga and Ayurveda into a holistic approach to healing: 100-hour certification awarded jointly from the Sivananda Organization and The American Institute of Vedic Studies upon successful completion.
For more information, please visit the course page on our website. http://sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3449
Q: If a person has suffered evil at the hands of another, and they hate that person, what is the best way to get rid of that anger?
Answer: The best way to approach it is to have a practical understanding of the law of karma. If you understand karma, you will never hate another person. The only reason someone would hate you is because you hated someone in the past. There is no other reason. I hated someone in the past, and this became a cause for someone to hate me in the present. If I want to remedy this situation, it’s very simple, and it doesn’t matter what the other person is doing to me. I just have to love this person. I don’t have to love what the person is doing or even refrain from stopping it, which is not the idea, but I have to love the person.
Be aware that if you hate, you’re going to be hated in the future. If you hurt another person, you can be one hundred percent certain that someone will hurt you. The only reason people hurt us is because we hurt other people in the past. This is the cause. The remedy — the smartest way to go about it — is to do only good and nothing but good.
When you say in the past, do you mean in the past of this life, or in past lives?
Karmic results usually do not ripen immediately, although it is possible to experience karmic results from the past of this life in the case of very strong, very intense karmas — either positive or negative — but this is rare. Most karmic consequences come from previous lives.