In addition to offering weekly Hatha Classes, the Centro de Yoga de Braga offers weekly Hidden Language of Hatha and weekly Mantra chanting. In addition, we have a monthly session of Kundalini Yoga or Dream Yoga followed by Satsang.
We like to offer our students and yoga friends the opportunity to meet visiting teachers at our yoga centre or in our annual retreat each April as a way to expand their views and go deeper in their reflections. Visiting teachers from Yasodhara Ashram, and Yasodhara Yoga teachers from other European centres offer a variety of workshops that, from time to time, include Kundalini Yoga, Lifeseals, Dream Yoga and Music and Consciousness.
Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Classes
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle, meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, ‘hidden’ messages are revealed. Open to all levels.
When: Mondays, 18h30 – 19h45
Where: Centro de Yoga de Braga
Kundalini Yoga is the path to freedom and quite often misunderstood in the west. The Kundalini System is represented symbolically with the 7 chakras or energy wheels. These respond to our experiences and allow us to direct our energy to create our life. How do you want to direct this energy?
Through reflection, questioning, study and practice, you can find out how to harness the latent power and create the kind of life you want to live. Wisdom arises from knowing yourself deeply, setting your course, opening to inner luminosity. What is possible?
What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can I still my mind and bring more relaxation into my day? Learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and relaxation – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. Take time to search for the silence and beauty within.
Each Chakra promises the faithful and persistent student certain powers, and all the powers mentioned in ancient text can be acquired, although it may take many years. First they must be understood from your your present position. The practices in this workshop will provide insight into how your mind creates your world, and identify practices that will help you grow and align with our true ideals, values and purpose.
The practice of Yoga means to transform yourself from a sleepwalker to a person who is wide awake and responsive to the needs of others. (Swami Radha, Kundalini Yoga for the West)
Jovita is the director of the Centro de Yoga de Braga, and has been teaching yoga since 1991. In 2010, Jovita took the Yoga Development Course and Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Yasodhara Ashram. She returned to Canada in 2013 to take the teacher certifications in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Dream Yoga. She has been returning to Yasodhara Ashram regularly since then to take recertification courses.
She now offers these classes at her studio in Braga and in nearby towns.
Swami Sukhananda is a resident and senior teacher at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada, who was previously director of several Yoga Centres in England. Her connection with the Centro de Yoga de Braga, goes back many years – almost to the first opening of the centre. And she is a regular visitor to Braga whenever she returns to Europe on a teaching tour.
Speaking recently she commented on “the growth of students in Braga with a desire for the Light, and a willingness to reflect and speak courageously about their challenges and their victories. They open themselves up to self-enquiry and to possibilities for change.” Working with Swami Sukhananda is an opportunity to go deeper into your practices, to emerge shining with fresh insights and inspiration.
Recent Events and Workshops
Satsang – June 2018
Yoga Centre Anniversary Celebration – December 2017
Celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Yoga Centre in 2004 with a review of what has been happening, joyful songs (Bhajans and Mantras), followed by a party with anniversary cake.
The Powers of the Chakras – Weekend Workshops with Swami Sukhananda – December 2017
We welcomed the return of Swami Sukhananda for a weekend of Yoga, exploration, intuition and Light. Through our practices we explored ways we can awaken to inner wisdom, increase awareness and learn to live our lives more joyously and fully.
September 2017 Workshop with Elizabeth Taylor – Finding Balance in Daily Life
Life has many parts and many responsibilities – work, relationships, family, and information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How do we keep ourselves balanced and centred when faced with life’s challenges?
Swami Sukhananda’s Visit – February 2017
- Dreams Workshop
- Conscious Living in Times of Change
Dream Yoga – November 2016
Some experienced students and some new students explored Swami Radha’s Method of dreams analysis.
Swami Sukhananda’s Visit – December 2015