2015 – Trust is in the mind; faith is in the heart

Welcome to 2015 

Given the current opportunities in the world to induce fear and panic I have decided it is a year to love more, laugh more, share more, forgive more, be more brave, more compassionate and more passionate, risk more, take more actions, smile more, inspire more, trust more, give more, practice awareness in every moment, consider the environment in every action, adapt, adjust and accommodate more and when in doubt draw on the reservoir of inner strength and focus, stand up straighter and choose to be happy in each moment no matter what. Breathing in breathing out allow the whole body to relax. trust is in the mind; faith is in the heart. OM

We have some exciting events happening in 2015:

Classes and regular programs

Dru Yoga

Dru class for term 1 will start on Monday 2nd February running from 5.45pm – 7.15pm. This is a nine week course and will be taught by Elisabeth Marnie. The venue is Om Bhavan, 47 Coolibah Crescent New East Side, Alice Springs (please be mindful of our neighbours’ driveways when you park). The cost is $135 for the term or $17 casual attendance.  Dru Yoga for term 2 will run from 13th April – 15th June, from 5.45pm – 7.15pm. Please note some of the classes are on public holidays and classes will go ahead on these days. For bookings please contact Elisabeth on 08 89537303.

Havan

Havan, the fire purification ceremony, will continue this year every month.  The program runs from 5.30pm-6.45pm on Fridays at Om Bhavan, 47 Coolibah Crescent New East Side, Alice Springs. All are welcome, whether you have participated in Havan before or not.  Please bring a gold coin donation.

DATES for first half of 2015: 13 February, 13 March, 17 April, 15 May and 12 June.

Kirtan

Kirtan is devotional singing.  You can come and join the singing, bring a song to share / teach.  The program runs from 3.00pm-4.00pm on Sundays at Om Bhavan, 47 Coolibah Crescent New East Side, Alice Springs. All are welcome, whether you have participated in Kirtan before or not.  Please bring a gold coin donation.

DATES for first half of 2015: 15 February, 15 March, 19 April, and 17 May.

Satsang, Sangha (community) and Supper

Four times a year Mahadevananda and I offer the opportunity for people to come together in community. It is an opportunity to share a part of your journey in Yoga and meet with others. Each program has a theme for discussion, we sing some kirtan, finish with Arati (a ceremony of sharing light) and then share a vegetarian supper.

Bring a plate of vegetarian food (labelled with ingredients please) plus $5 donation.

Saturday 21 March 4.00pm-7.30pm at Om Bhavan, 47 Coolibah Crescent New East Side, Alice Springs.

Workshops and Tours

Classical Hatha Yoga in the Modern Age

We are delighted to announce an intensive weekend workshop in Alice Springs with Swami Ahimsadhara, on 21-22 February. Swami Ahimsadhara is a popular teacher, known for her warmth, humour and depth experience.

The cost is $280 /$235 concession for both days or $150/$135 concession one day. There is an early bird discount of $235 for the two days if paid by 31/1/14. Bookings and enquiries to Sharon (Shoonya Chaitanya) at shoonyayoga@gmail.com 89 53 5054

Essence of India Tour 2015 – Nov-Dec

After a great tour last year which has been a highlight of FaceBook recently, planning is underway for Essence of India 2015. The tour dates are being planned around the Sat Chandi Maha Yagna which is from December 12-16. This year the focus will be on exploring in the North of India: Kashmir, Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj the home of the Dalai Lama, Rishikesh, as well as attendance at the Sat Chandi Maha Yagna in Rikhiapeet. The tour will enter and leave through New Delhi and will include a visit to the Taj Mahal.  Details of the tour are still being finalised with the tour being for approximately 21-23 days long from 21 November to 19 or 20 December.  People are starting to book their spot so please send an expression of interest to kalikamurti@beyondbreathingspace.com if you are thinking of coming along.

Visit to Rocklyn Ashram, Victoria – April

This year is the 30 year celebration of Rocklyn Ashram in Victoria, and Swami Kalikamurti is planning to visit the Ashram in April. She welcomes you to join her. On the weekend of 24-26 April the Ashram runs two programs My Yoga Relax Weekend and Sacred Sounds, Healing Voice. Swami Kalikamurti may attend Rocklyn for a few days in the lead up to this weekend. If you are interested in coming along please let her know by 28 February so we can ensure a place at the Ashram, and hopefully reasonably priced airfares.  Contact kalikamurti@beyondbreathingspace.com or phone 08 89523638.

Basic Intensive Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management

  • Gain culturally neutral and practical counselling and problem-solving skills
  • Expand your skills in assisting others to take control of their own lives
  • Expanding your communication and leadership skills
  • Plenty of practice in small groups
  • Internationally accredited 4-day training

Melbourne: 26/27 Feb and 2/3 March 8.30am-5pm.
Alice Springs: 16/17 April and 20/21 April 8.30am-5pm.

For Melbourne please contact Anita on 0407264821. For Alice Springs please contact Kalika on 0412179957.  Bookings at sales@centredinchoice.com

Beyond Limitations

Do you want to change your career or or some aspect of your personal life? This half-day workshop may be just what you need to help you on your journey beyond limitations.

Melbourne:  Saturday 28 Feb 1-5pm
Alice Springs:  Saturday 28 March 1-5pm
Melbourne:  Saturday 2 May 1-5pm

For Melbourne please contact Anita on 0407264821. For Alice Springs please contact Kalika on 0412179957.  Bookings at sales@centredinchoice.com

Royal Commission Into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse

One of the hearings has examined the response of Satyananda Yoga Ashram to allegations of child sexual abuse by the Ashram’s former spiritual leader in the 1970s and 1980s. For more information including the transcripts please visit the Royal Commission website Case Study 21.

It is best that the darkness comes to the light for all concerned. To be able to move forward there must an irrevocable change to the way sexual abuse has been handled in the past and a guarantee and processes to ensure that nothing can be swept under the carpet again.

In peace,
Swami Kalikamurti Saraswati

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