Dates: April 13-15, 2018

“There is a method called yoga nidra in which you can have conscious sleep. Yoga nidra is a state between sleep and samadhi.”   Swami Rama

Yoga nidra is a simple method consisting of a few breathing and mental exercises.

This weekend program is primarily practical, designed to introduce the participant to the practice of yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, as taught by Swami Rama. Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

The method of yoga nidra practicum as described in the book by Swami Rama, Enlightenment without God, will be used as a basis for yoga nidra instruction.  The book is available in the ashram bookstore, or online through Amazon.

This weekend program offers daily gentle yoga classes, breathing and relaxation practicums, mental exercises, and guided meditation practice. There is also enough personal time for self-study and for walks along the Ganges. Three vegetarian meals are provided daily.

Practices include: diaphragmatic breathing, crocodile posture, corpse pose, tension/relaxation exercises, breath awareness, 31 points  and 61 points, and the sequence for beginning meditation.

Recommended reading: Enlightenment without God, by Swami Rama

Optional reference materials:

Meditation and Its Practice, by Swami Rama, paperback
Exercises for Joints and Glands, by Himalayan Institute, paperback
“Guided Practice of Mantra and Meditation,” by Swami Rama, audio CD
“Practices of the Himalayan Tradition as Taught by Swami Rama, vol. 1: Breathing and Relaxation,” audio CD

Facilitator: Mrs. Savitri Jugdeo

Dates: As noted.  Application form is required.

Suggested donation: Rs.2,700

Registration: Please fill out the online application form on the Registration page. You will be contacted by email after your form is submitted.

 

Friday

4:30-5:00 p.m., First half of “Finding Meaning in Life” video

5:00-6:30, Discussion and Practicum

7:00, Supper

8:00, Guided meditation

Saturday

6:00-6:30 a.m., Tea, hot water & lemon

6:30-8:00 a.m., Joints and glands exercises, systematic relaxation

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-10:30, Second half of “Finding Meaning in Life” video

10:30-12 noon, Discussion and practicum

1:00, Lunch

2-4, free time, personal time

4:00, tea

4:30-6:30, Discussion and Practicum

7:00, Supper

8:00, Guided Meditation audio CD by Swami Rama

Sunday

6:00-6:30 a.m., Tea, hot water & lemon

6:30-8:00 a.m., Joints and glands exercises, systematic relaxation

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-11:30, Practicum and closing