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Very reasonable Yoga Weekends for Beginners and Intermediates in London……

I have been looking at the Sivananda website today. there is lots of great information on there. I love the words they have on the site – Serve, Love, Give, Meditate, Realise.

Anyway, they have some really good facilities including meditation and yoga courses. They have charges but Auranics approves these. They are reasonable for what you are getting. Here is just one of many….

Weekend Intensives…


Beginners’ Weekend
July 11 – 12
A very popular alternative to the 4 or 6 week Yoga 1, this weekend intensive gives a complete experience of the yogic lifestyle while providing a sound basis for your home practice. Delicious vegetarian meals, nature walks and workshops on yoga and meditation make this a “mini” retreat in the heart of London.

Intermediate Weekends
August 15 – 16
Similar in structure to the Beginners’ Weekend, this follow-up weekend focuses on deepening the Yoga experience through the practice of variations, introduction to the headstand and a deeper understanding of the Yoga philosophy.

cost: Members £57 / Non-members £75 / Concessions available

The daily programme is as follows:
Saturday | 10.30am – 5.30pm
10.30am Yoga Class
12.00 Lunch
1pm Walk
2.15pm Talk: Introduction to Yoga
4pm Yoga Class
Sunday | 10.30am – 5.30pm
10.30am Yoga Class
12.00 Lunch
1pm Video presentation
2.15pm Talk: Introduction to Meditation
4pm Yoga Class

Just one of many courses available.

Do we really practice these slogans? – ‘Be Good To Yourself’ and ‘Because You’re Worth it’

I speak to so many wonderful people who put themselves out everyday for those they love – family, friends, charity commitments etc. I also see that so many of these people are so great at selfless giving that somewhere along the line, they forget about themselves.

I remember many years ago watching Oprah where she really explored this subject. Many people want to be the best and give their all – for example, a mother and wife who wants to be there for her family and holds all of it on her shoulders. Oprah reminded us that all of us give out loads and nurture others but don’t nurture ourselves. I am certainly guilty of this. I love everyone and everything but until recently, I didn’t hold any love back for me. The greatest love of all is for you to love you. I couldn’t believe I was one of these who had not realised this.

So here’s what I suggest – take 30-60 minutes out of the 24 hour day everyday to do something you want to do. That could be sitting in silence/meditating, some exercise, watching your favorite show, looking at the moon and starts as I like to, listening to music that relaxes you etc. What do you really enjoy doing? Try to get some of this in everyday. Out fo 24 hours in the day, you can take some for you. You are allowed. Plus when you begin to do this,  you will see how much happier you are as you are nurturing yourself too and you will be able to give so much back to your family and other selfless causes.


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