Yoga Holistic Health Retreat – Yoga for Stress Management
with Swami Jnaneswariananda and Surabhi Bhatia (Sivani)
April 14 - 19, 2019
It is said that 75 to 90% of all doctor visits are stress-related. Regular Yoga practice helps to reduce stress and anxiety that aggravate physical, mental/ emotional and spiritual states of health caused by stress.
The Yoga and Stress Management course introduces practical Yoga techniques and concepts to guide participants on how to establish regular Yogic lifestyle routines to reduce stress and anxiety.
Teaching is focused on the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual benefits of a Yogic lifestyle to reduce stress and anxiety, and further addresses the deeper questions in our search for true peace and happiness.
Gain practical understanding of the body-mind relationship through the application of specific Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga techniques; learn how to recognize the mind’s karmic tendencies and negative behaviors; and how to apply Yoga practices and techniques to reduce stress, anxiety and negative emotions.
In addressing spiritual stress, you will be introduced to the nature of the Self through Vedantic meditation practices to gain fresh perspective on stressful situations; and learn the panchamaya kosha model and its application in holistic assessment.
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Yoga Asana Class
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Yoga and Stress Management
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
Sunday – Arrival
4pm Asana and Pranayama Class
8pm Satsang: Introduction to Course: What is Stress? / 5 Points and 4 Paths of Yoga
AM Satsang: BD: Health and Stress
Workshop: 5 Sources of Stress / Fight and Flight Response
PM Satsang: Prana: Lifestyle Strategies
AM Satsang: 3 Bodies / Effects of Chronic Stress
Workshop: 3 Gunas: Mental and Emotional Responses to Stress / Strategies for
Creating a Sattvic Life
PM Satsang: Video – Sivananda Yoga: Health, Peace and Unity
AM Satsang: Silent Walk
Workshop: 5 States of Mind / Concentration Techniques
PM Satsang: 3 Levels of the Mind
AM Satsang AM: Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Relationships
Workshop: Positive Thinking Techniques from the 4 Paths of Yoga
PM Satsang PM: Guru Puja: Transforming Negative Emotions to Devotion
AM Satsang: BD: Meditation to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Workshop: Ethical Guidelines for Health and Unity
Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001.…
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Sivani is a certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher and completed the Sivananda ATTC and is currently enrolled in the 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training program. The ATTC and SYHET courses have given Sivani a new perspective towards life and health as she seeks to empower students to tap…
Learn more about Surabhi Bhatia (Sivani)