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.
Classes, Mantra and Satsangs
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
Mantra Chanting for our Prayer List
Chanting produces a series of psychological and spiritual effects while the concentration brings a deep sense of peace and joy. Through repetition of the mantra you can become like a magnet, attracting spiritual power and you may offer a prayer or chant mantra for healing others, as an expression of your sincere concern. Learn how to let the power of the mantra itself work as the healing force flows through you.
When: every Wednesdays, 19h45 – 20h15
Where: Centro de Yoga de Braga
Kundalini Yoga and Satsang
Kundalini Yoga can help you to draw on your inner wisdom draw and move forward, whatever the situation. Explore the power of Yoga to transform your life through a process of self-inquiry and meditation practices. Each choice you make, each step you take, can help you overcome limitations and bring you closer to your potential.
Class is followed by satsang, an uplifting and joyful time of mantra, meditation and song.
Suitable for all levels. Bring a journal for your reflections and come in comfortable clothing.
When: Friday 24 May 2019, 14h30 – 18h30
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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
Yoga na Primavera, April 2019
A Weekend with Swami Sukhananda – February 2019
Kundalini Yoga is the path to freedom and quite often misunderstood in the west. 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? What is possible?
Stilling the Mind Workshop
Symbolism, the Mind’s Powers and the Mantras of the Cakras
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