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.

 

CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

Many classes and workshops have moved Online due to the Coronavirus precautions.

Find out more about on-line opportunities here.

 

Online Live Workshops

The Power of Breath – Saturday May 15th 2021 – on zoom 

Breath is the key to quieten the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of peace, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Learn to observe and harness your breath for increased energy and well-being.

We will use mantra, pranayama, asana and reflection to deepen our awareness of the breathing process.


When: Saturday 15 May 2021, 2pm – 4pm

Cost:  £25 or for those with limited income in these challenging times £15

Contact:  Devani  or 079 82805535 – she will advise you on how to get onto Zoom for the class

Please have a Journal and a pen for these classes and a mat if you have one.

 

 

Weekly Online Classes –  Winter 2020 -21

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 GMT, Now Online classes up to 16 December 2020. Resume 13 January 2021

Wednesday afternoon paused

Friday evenings 7-8pm  GMT – up to 18 December 2021. Resume16 January  2021

Cost: £10 per session

Contact:  Devani  or 079 82805535 – she will advise you on how to get onto Zoom for the class

Please have a Journal and a pen for these classes and a mat if you have one.

 

Gentle Hatha – Finchley Central –

A perfect way to unwind and relax. Chairs available as needed.

When: Monday morning at  11am – 12.30pm, In person – 7 and 14 December 2020

Where: St Mary’s Church Hall, Finchley Central N3 1TR

Cost: £36 for a group of 4 sessions, £10 drop in.

Contact:  Devani  or 07982805535

 

SATSANGS

 

Come together for an uplifting time of mantra, meditation, songs and reflection. Currently via Zoom

Date & Times: Fortnightly on Fridays of each month, 10.00 -10.45am. February satsangs, 5th & 19th, fortnightly thereafter.

Where: By Zoom

All welcome, no fee, donations welcomed for our Yoga charity, the Radha House Association Charity no 1057281, that helps people to get to experience yoga at Yasodhara Ashram.

You can pay Jane via PayPal here or BACS, or pay the Radha House Association directly and she will pass on your donation.
Contact: jane.a@yasodharayoga.org for more information, zoom link and BACS details.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Recent Events

Opening to the Light – February 2021 – Zoom 

“When I refer to Divine Light, I am referring to the Essence, God, Divine Mother, Consciousness or Higher Self. We need a symbol for this power, by whatever name, that is greater than we are…..Light is a good symbol because it brings clarity or awareness.”
(from Swami Radhananda, Living the Practice Pa. 139)

 

Seven of us re-connected with our inner Light yesterday at the Opening to the Light Workshop. We were able to re-kindle the fire and keep the Light burning, after the long hours of darkness.

 

 

Dream Workshop –  January 2021 – Zoom with Devani

Dreams can tell you what no one else can. Swami Radha

Using Swami Radha’s method, we dive into that inner world, the richness that comes forth never ceases to amaze me.

I am so grateful to you and everyone for the example, sharing and insights of this session.

 

Navigating change with Yoga  – October 2020 –  on Zoom with Devani

Everything changes. Sometimes things change rather fast, faster than we can adjust to. It is important to see that too, and accept it.‘ Swami Radha from ‘Time to be Holy’

 

Dream Yoga workshop – September 2020 –  on Zoom with Devani

We worked in detail with Swami Radha’s dream method, uncovered important insights, and were left with much more to discover.

 

 

 

Stilling the Mind Workshop July 2020 –  on Zoom with Devani

Siva helped us reflect on a situation which had been uncomfortable or disturbing for us, and imagine a positive response to that situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tree of Life and Exploring and Integrating our Opposites, with Swami Sukhananda  – December 2019 

 Very inspiring and nurturing workshops Jovita

 

Dream Yoga Workshop – Enfield, October 2019

“Dreams can tell you what no one else can” Swami Radha

A happy combination of new  and experienced Dream Yoga students.

 

 

 

The Yoga of Healing – Enfield, June 2019   ...a very restorative healing session. I have been feeling full of gratitude. Rose

 

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

 

agm-2016Annual 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

Lotus poseWhat 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.

 

joanne-500pxSwami 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.