Hidden language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed.
Hidden Language starts with the very personal – your observations, your mind, your body, your relationship to the world. And it expands out to the universal, to the mythologies of our cultures, to the subtle force sustaining all life. The asanas are practiced not only for their physical benefits, but also to understand the psychological and symbolic meanings, to demonstrate how each asana can increase spiritual awareness. For those accustomed to physically intense or rigorous Hatha traditions, Hidden Language will be a change of pace, a chance to go deeper into the body and the mystical potential of each asana.
The atmosphere of a class is quiet and self-directed. The instructor offers principles – such as spinal awareness, moving with the breath, relaxing in the movements, and observing physical, mental and emotional responses – but you are given responsibility for your own self and your own insights. Students take time between asanas to write down observations. At the end of class there is a deep relaxation, then the class gathers together to share their reflections. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a journal and a pen.
When: 10-11.30 Dates TBC
Contact:JaneCatherine here for more information, to reserve a place, for the on line link, or if you’d like to register for the waiting list to attend in person.
Cost: £1-15. A little kindness goes a long way. You can contribute towards bursaries with our Pay it Forward Price: £15 (including £5 towards a bursary to assist another student), £10, or for those with little income in these difficult times, £1-5
We would much rather you paid what you can afford than not attend the classes because of financial restrictions.
The Radha House Association is a charity (no 1057281) that helps people benefit from our Yoga. Teachers donate the proceeds from these classes and workshops to help others. For those who attend regularly, there is also a Gift Aid option. Please ask for the form here.
N.B. To make sure that you are able to access the class, please make sure that payment is made in advance.
What is the key to relaxation? What if there were many, to help you access levels of joy, peace, harmony, healing and creativity?
Taking Swami Radha’s relaxation method as inspiration, we’ll take our time to relax and let go, explore ways to find the keys to open doors to deep levels of joy, peace, harmony, healing and creativity.
Contact: JaneCatherine here for more information, to reserve a place, for the on line link, or if you’d like to register to attend in person (Limited places available).
Online and in person Satsangs
Satsang is the time of gathering together in devotion and prayer. It is offered in the Saraswati tradition, and includes aarti, a celebration of light, meditations, mantras and bhajans, and either a talk or an inspirational reading on an aspect of spiritual life.
‘It is a time of prayer, reflection and chanting, a time to see the personal challenges of life from a different perspective’. Time to be Holy by Swami Sivananda Radha
Offered collectively by the European Yasodhara Teachers.
Cost: all welcome, no fee, donations welcomed for our Yoga charity,the Radha House Association (Charity no 1057281), which helps people to get to experience yoga at Yasodhara Ashram.
JaneCatherine Aldiss started practicing hatha yoga in 1991 and started teaching yoga in 1999. She has studied with internationally recognized teachers around the world.
JaneCatherine is a Yasodhara Yoga Teacher, a Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance UK as well as a CPD teacher for the British Wheel of Yoga. She teaches The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Dream Yoga workshops in the Yasodhara Yoga tradition. She teaches remedial yoga on a 1-2-1 basis, drawing from years of experience as a body worker and studying and assisting with teaching anatomy to yoga teachers.
“I discovered one of Swami Radha’s books in the local library (In the Company of the Wise) in May 2015, and by the time I was half way through, knew that I had to go to Yasodhara Ashram to do the three month Yoga Development Course, which I attended in 2016. I returned to the UK after a five month stay. I went back to the ashram in 2017 for the Dream and Kundalini Training, in 2018 for the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Training, and in October 2019 took four of my friends and students to the ashram, three of whom participated in the 10 Days of Yoga Journey https://www.yasodhara.org/study/10-day-yoga-journey/ and one, in the One Month Karma Yoga Programme https://www.yasodhara.org/karma-yoga/one-month-introduction/
The Yasodhara teachings have changed my life in extraordinary ways, and continue to do so. I am deeply committed to bringing them forward in my European community both in person and on line, so that others can experience these transformational practices.”
For details of classes and workshops or any other information visit JaneCatherine’s website yogalightness.com
I was inspired to take up yoga aged 21 by my parents whilst living in France. Seven years later, in 2005, I first stayed at Yasodhara Ashram during a gap year in Canada. I returned to participate in the 2008 Yoga Development Course, remaining at the ashram for most of 2008 and 2009, undertaking karma yoga and completing my teacher certification.
I return to the ashram every 3-4 years to refresh my experience and connection, and am supported on a regular basis by a network of fellow yogis stretching from Vancouver Island to Nagano. I have previously been on the Radha House Association board, including in the role of President.
I currently lead a fortnightly book group as well as initiating the weekly Divine Light Invocation practice group, both sessions being online.
Immersion into The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga
Online and in person.
Saturday 8th July 23 10-3
A day of Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga Class. Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga, 10-12, with a Dream Yoga session 1-3pm.
Dream Yoga is a way to get in touch with your Higher Self through the involvement and analysis of your dreams.
Analyzing the content of dreams is the most direct means of learning to understand your self. By combining yoga techniques and practices with an investigation of symbolism, Dream Yoga opens up a dialogue with the unconscious mind. It is a detailed method of interpreting the messages of your subconscious to create change in your waking life.
The yogic method of working with dreams emphasizes independence and stresses understanding yourself as an individual. Dreams are personal creations, and as you study them you learn the language of your unconscious. Making your own discoveries is a very joyful process and gives you the courage to go on. By finding answers within, you gain self-confidence.
Saturday 22nd April 23 CPD workshop for the British Wheel Of Yoga
Introduction to the Kundalini System
Kundalini Yoga is the path to freedom. An esoteric and much misunderstood yoga, Kundalini Yoga is in fact a practical and powerful tool for self-development. Swami Radha has developed an approach that takes the wisdom of this ancient system and makes it accessible to daily life. In Kundalini Yoga, you investigate your own mind and consciousness. By asking important questions, studying the symbolism of the chakras and practicing reflection and meditation exercises, you begin an exploration of consciousness and build the foundation for character, courage and awareness in your life.
The Kundalini System can be seen as a map of consciousness, which holds all the possibilities and permutations of what it is to be a human being. When setting out on a journey, we use a map to take us to our geographical destination. The Kundalini System can be seen as a map to help us navigate our journey through life.
Working with the ancient symbolism of the System gives direct access to our ‘inner powers’, the potentials that lie within us all. We learn how to navigate the powers of choice, intuition and emotion and use them creatively to move into more comfortable ways of being, rather than being stuck in a repetitive cycle of reactivity.
Bringing yogic practices such as relaxation, meditation, visualisation and mantra into our studies of the Kundalini System opens us up to living from more altruistic, positive, constructive and flexible aspects of our humanity. Instead of being carried through life in a seemingly haphazard way, we learn tools to use to help us on our journey and to work with the joys and challenges that we meet more consciously and constructively. The Kundalini System holds the keys to doors through which we can enter into our full potential.
In this one day workshop you will have an experience of what the Kundalini System can offer you personally, as well as tools that will help you apply what you learn in your daily life in a practical, ongoing and meaningful way.
Finding Balance – On Line and In Person – Saturday 25 March 2023
“We have to recognize that the moment of balance exists in order to take the opportunity for rest and renewal.”
Swami Sivananda Radha, Yoga: A Path to Awareness
Coming into balance at the time of the equinox, through hatha yoga, mantra, meditation, visualisation, reflection and relaxation.
Still Mind, Peaceful Heart – January 2023
“Nourishing ourselves on the inside of our very being helps us cope with the complexities and uncertainties of life. How can you make the best of your life…, especially in uncertain times?” Swami Sivananda Radha
Connecting with the wisdom of the mind and find peace of heart through reflection, hatha yoga, breath, meditation and relaxation in this two hour class.
Harmony comes when the elements are beautifully blended together.
How can you encourage your mind and body to relax and open to a quiet inner self? Quietness and stillness bring perspective and clarity to what you can realise and what you want to draw in.
Learning to understand the ground of the body, the ground of the mind and the ground of the heart can bring about the realisation of how everything is always there for us at any time, in any place,
In this workshop we explored the possibilities harmony has to offer, through asanas, reflection, breath, relaxation and Light.
Online Dream Yoga Workshop – Saturday 2nd April 2022 2-5pm With JaneCatherine
In this workshop you was facilitated through Swami Sivananda Radha’s Dream Method . You’ll learn ways to open up and find the unique message of your dream, as well as tools to help you work with your dreams on your own.
Day Retreat – Introduction to the Kundalini System – February 2022
What do you REALLY know about The Kundalini System?
An Introduction to Manipura Cakra (the 3rd cakra in the Kundalini System) June 2020
Dream Yoga Workshop – May 2020
This inward and reflective lockdown period has given some the time to connect more deeply with their dreams, and a request has come forward for dream workshops, so the next Saturday reflection class will be a dream workshop. We will take two hours to explore a dream and see what the hidden messages are for you.
“Our dreams are our own creations, and as we study them we learn our personal language of the unconscious.” Swami Sivananda Radha
Finding Balance on line reflection class 2nd May 20.
The ‘Finding Balance’ on line reflection class was very special. People new to Yasodhara Yoga joined for the first time and said how powerful the practices (relaxation, visualisation, mantra, breathing , meditation) were for them. We connected from all over Europe, from Norwich to London and Lowestoft, and Sweden, Denmark, France and Spain!
Escorted Trip to Yasodhara Ashram – 2019
In October, Jane took a group from Norfolk on an amazing trip to attend the Ten Days of Yoga course at Yasodhara Ashram. Here you see Jane with Lisa, a Yoga teacher from Alaska who also took a group of her students to participate in this course. (Click here for details.)
Second Cakra Workshop – February 2019
Norwich Teachers’ Programme – January 2019
(Not a) Christmas Yoga Retreat – December 2018
Relaxation and Dreams Workshop – December 2018
Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga and First Cakra Day – October 2018
Going beyond stretch and relax with this meditative style of Hatha Yoga respects the body as a spiritual tool, leading to greater peace of body, mind and heart.
1st Cakra workshop, Root Cakra, Muladhara
The Kundalini System can be said to be a map for your life’s journey. Start with feet placed firmly on the ground.
Dream Yoga Workshop – December 2017
We explored our dreams and help to learn the language of the subconscious dreaming mind to see what messages it was trying to tell us.
Divine Light Invocation Workshop – November 2017
a Sunday morning immersed in the Divine Light Invocation, a powerful meditation and mantra technique given to Swami Sivananda Radha by Babaji in India.
The Yasodhara Yoga European Teachers’ Convention – March 2017
Teachers from France, the Netherlands and Kent in England gathered in Oulton. Hosted by Jane and facilitated by Swami Sukhananda. Read about it in the local news.