Yasodhara Yoga teachers offer workshops and other day events in a variety of London locations, including the East End, at the quiet and beautiful oasis of St Saviour’s Priory near Haggerston Park and the Hackney City Farm; in Shoreditch, near St Matthew’s Church; and in central Enfield.
In addition, we are always happy to receive invitations from Yoga groups and centres anywhere in London. Depending on our availability, we can offer tailor made workshop programmes. These can be especially helpful for extending the opportunities available to continuing students and for teachers’ conferences and professional development days. They often focus on deepening the practice of Yoga asanas, or on exploring aspects of Kundalini Yoga, or more specific topics such as yoga and healing, cultivating compassion, conscious aging, the Divine Feminine, or Karma Yoga/the Bhagavad Gita and selfless service.
Gentle Hatha – Finchley Central
A perfect way to unwind and relax. Chairs available as needed.
When: Monday morning at 11am – 12.30pm, starting again 14 January 2019
Where: St Mary’s Church Hall, Finchley Central N3 1TR
Cost: £36 for a group of 4 sessions, £10 drop in.
Contact: Devani@yasodharayoga.org or 07982805535
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga – Enfield
These classes encourage self acceptance, through gentle, reflective work. Movement with awareness and connecting with the meaning of the poses to give practical guidance for daily life. Your opportunity to increase physical/mental flexibility and well being.
When: Wednesday morning 10.30am – 11.30am Beginners, AND
Friday evenings 7-8pm Beginners
Cost: £8 per session
Contact: Devani Devani@yasodhara.org or 07982805535
Please bring a Journal and a pen to these classes.
Come together for an uplifting time of mantra, meditation, songs and reflection.
Date & Times: Last Friday of each month, 8.00-9.00pm
All welcome, no fee.
Contact: Devani Devani@yasodhara.org or 07982805535 Please contact ahead of time.
Events and Workshops
Finding Balance – Queen’s Park, Saturday May 18th 1.30 – 4pm
Life has many parts and responsibilities. How do we keep ourselves centred when life’s challenges overwhelm us?
Enjoy an afternoon of Hatha Yoga poses, mantra, reflection and relaxation with Devani.
Wear loose clothing and bring a mat, a blanket, pencil and notebook.
When: Saturday, May 18th 1.30 – 4pm
Where: London Interfaith Centre, 125 Salusbury Rd, Queen’s Park, NW6 6RG
Cost: £25 (concessions available)
‘What is it that heals? Is healing a power of the mind? Or of the heart? Or is healing by Divine Grace?‘ asks Swami Radha, inviting you to reflect on what you know already from personal experience.
Sign up for a quiet and nurturing afternoon with Devani where you will find out more through reflection with the practices of Yasodhara Yoga: Postures, mantra, pranayama and relaxation.
Wear loose clothing and bring a mat, a pencil and notebook.
Where: Enfield Town
When: Sunday June 16th, 2-4pm
Cost: £25 (concessions available)
Contact: Devani, email@example.com or call 07982805535, 02036090109
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Devani has been practising yoga for over 30 years and teaching for more than 25 years, initially with the British Wheel of Yoga, and then as a yoga therapist with the Yoga Biomedical Trust. She became a senior therapist at the Yoga Therapy Centre London.
Devani trained at Yasodhara Ashram 2008 – 2010 and has since been teaching, at the Ashram, on the Isle of Wight, and in West and North London. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 2018.
‘Yasodhara Yoga – the Teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha – reflection, working directly on mind and consciousness, has brought real change in my life.’
Devani offers classes and workshops in Finchley and Enfield. For information about what is happening contact Devani by email or call her 0798 2805535
Swami Sukhananda is a senior teacher and resident at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada. She is visiting England in the winter 2018-9 and offering workshops and retreats. She is looking forward to her time in London, to connect with students and friends, old and new. She is continually inspired by yoga and by witnessing its transformative effects. Her articles about Swami Radha’s work have appeared in British and North American yoga magazines.
‘I first practiced yoga in 1998 and met the Yasodhara Yoga community in Canada during a 3 month stay at the ashram in 2005. I participated in the Yoga Development Course and undertook teacher training whilst living at the ashram in 2008 and 2009, refreshing my certification in 2015. I currently live in East London and support the community’s offerings there‘: thepromiseofyoga.com
Steps to Freedom: Kundalini Yoga – April 2019
Kundalini Yoga is the path to freedom. What are the Chakras (or wheels) turning and churning up in your life? How do you want to direct this energy?
Thank you for a wonderful workshop, and weekend! Jane,
Transitions – Embracing Change – Enfield January 2019
A Day of Yoga including the RHA Annual General Meeting – Hackney
The Yoga of Healing – a quiet, nurturing day in Shoreditch – November 2018
My Body as a Temple – Bethnal Green/Shoreditch – 7 April 2018
A day of quiet retreat in this surprisingly peaceful, green, corner of London. Led by Swami Sukhananda, connecting with your body as a sacred space and hearing its messages. Creating a map of your body, to explore the power of Yoga asanas. Absorbing the healing benefits of deep relaxation. The gentle, reflective approach of Yasodhara Yoga, Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga is ideal for learning to honour and respect your body as a temple.
A nourishing day of self-inquiry and discovery in small group setting.
Where: St Matthew’s Row, Shoreditch/Bethnal Green, E2 6DT
Day of Yoga at the Priory with Swami Sukhananda – Saturday 20 January 2018
Opening the Hips and Opening the Heart – Hatha Yoga Workshop
Followed by a Dream Yoga Workshop in the afternoon and Satsang.
Annual General Meeting – October 2017
A day of meeting others from across the Yasodhara Yoga European Network – teachers, students and well-wishers. The day included a Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Workshop, an informal lunch, discussion and reflection. It ended with a Satsang to celebrate our time together.
Interpret your own Dream
Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Hidden Language with Swami Sukhananda
The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga takes your asana practice to a different level, beyond a series of physical exercises to quieten the mind. In this gentle and meditative approach, by reflecting with symbolism and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are subtly revealed.
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Conscious Living in Times of Change with Swami Sukhananda
We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding,’ to stillness and to connection to purpose. Join us for a breath, relaxation, visualization and reflection – a time of returning to centre.
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Annual General Meeting of the Radha House Association – October 2016
A day meetingothers from different centres across Europe. A day together including:
Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Class
Lunch followed by AGM
Satsang with donations towards our bursary fund to helps students attend workshops, courses and retreats in Europe and at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada.
Dream Yoga Workshop
Discovering the meaning of our dreams enables us to understand the unique personal language of our own symbolism and to access the wisdom of our dreaming mind. Open a dialogue with your unconscious mind and find out how to apply its guidance in your daily life.
Opening the Heart Workshop
Where can the ancient teachings of yoga take us? By listening to the body/mind/emotions during hatha yoga and developing intuition through meditation and art practice you can connect with your authentic self, your potential and a wider perspective on life.
Stilling the Mind Workshop
What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. Take time to learn new tools, and search for the silence and beauty within.
Swami Padmananda has been a student of Swami Radha’s teachings since 1986 and a Yasodhara Yoga teacher for over twenty years. Since 2013, Padma has been living, working and teaching at Yasodhara Ashram and finding inspiration in the beauty and sacred space.