“Sound vibration can work miracles.”—Swami B.R. Sridhar
We teach an easy and accessible form of meditation called Kirtan, which involves chanting sacred mantras and prayers, accompanied by the sound of traditional Indian drums and hand cymbals.
Kirtan is especially suitable for this modern age of stress, bustle, and distraction, as it is exceedingly easy to pick up, can be performed in any situation, and has the immediate effect of soothing the mind and enlivening the heart. Though it can be performed individually, it is particularly effective when performed with others.
The Institute offers regular kirtan sessions for all levels of experience.
“Know this to be the king of secrets, the king of knowledge, supreme, pure, and imperishable. It is known by direct realisation, it is the perfection of religion, and very easy to practise.”—Sri Krishna
The Bhagavad-gita, literally the ‘song of God’, is a text that has played a central role in the lives of practitioners of yoga for millennia. The Gita outlines different types of yoga—the yoga of action (karma), the yoga of knowledge (jnana), the yoga of meditation (ashtanga)—and their progressive development and culmination in Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion, which in spite of being the highest form of yoga, is also the most accessible and natural to practise.
The Institute offers a range of classes on the philosophy of Bhakti Yoga as expounded in the Bhagavad-gita suitable for all levels.
asato ma sad gamaya tamaso ma jyotir gamaya mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya —Upanishads
“I am mortal; make me eternal. I am ignorant, filled with nescience; take me to science, knowledge. And I am threatened with misery; guide me towards bliss”.
Sanskrit is the essential language of ancient India’s wisdom traditions and scriptures. It is full of profound concepts and stands at the root of very many Eastern and Western languages. Seeking to provide access to the wealth of this ancient language, the Bhakti Yoga Institute currently offers introductory Sanskrit classes.
“Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever you sacrifice—do that as an offering to Me.” —Sri Krishna, Bhagavad-gita
Here at the Bhakti Yoga Institute we believe that all aspects of our lives can be connected with the spiritual plane—nothing need be seen as separate. Cooking and eating are among the most basic activities that we perform day to day, and even these, with proper perspective, can become a form of meditation. We offer unique vegetarian cooking workshops that show individuals how to transform their cooking (and eating!) experience into just such a form of joyful meditation.
Yoga Classes with Susy Galante Every Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
In the Yoga class you will learn the Primary Series from Ashtanga yoga, adding the creative side of Vinyasa yoga flow and going into a more meditative and introspective practice from Hatha yoga. As the body becomes strength and flexible, mind will be focused and stable. So the breath remains synchronise to the Vinyasa throughout the practice. As you progress, asanas (yoga poses) will become more difficult and you will have to face body/mind limitations. Susy takes your hand and together you will go over limits little by little.
Pranayama and Restorative sessions will be taught to still your mind and reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga is about the journey, not the result.
Teacher: Susy Galante - www.almayoga.net Health Form Please fill in the Health Form before joining the class Prices (Booking is required in advance) Drop in: £7 6 classes pack: £37 (all 6 classes to be taken within 8 weeks of purchase) Booking is essential as places are limited per session: email@example.com
Mats Please bring your own mat. If you need one do let us know or see links below: YogaMatters om YogaMad
Tips It is recommended not to eat at least 2 hours before class. Wear light and comfortable clothing. Bring a bottle of water with you.