Yoga Teachers Training Course
(May 18, 2005 – June 7, 2005)
Sivananda Ashram conducted sixth
Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) from May 18, 2005 to June 7, 2005.Twentynine established yoga student participated in this
course to become a certified yoga teacher recognized by Gujarat University. The
teaching team of the course including qualified doctors and yoga teachers namely Dr. Mayur Patel (Diabeitologist), Dr. Ina Patel (Pathologist), Dr.Amish
Kshtriya (Orthopedic), Dr. Swetang Pancholi (Cardiologist), Dr. Varshaben Dave (Gynecologist), Dr. Snehal Amin (General Practitioner), Mrs. Rupa Majmudar
(Reiki Master), Miss Sangita Thawani (Yoga teacher), Sri Sureshbhai Patel and
Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Main topics covered were Human Anatomy,
Physiology, Yogasanas, Pranayamas, Meditation, Eastern and Western Philosophy,
Philosophy of Geeta and Patanjali's Ashtangna Yoga. It was about thirteen hours
of intense learning each day. At the end of the three weeks course candidates
had gone through formal exams including theory and practical aspects of the
course syllabus. The concluding
ceremony was held at Sivananda Ashram,
Ahmedabad, on June 7, 2005 in the august presence of entire faculty members of
the board as well as trustees of the ashram. Certificates were awarded to the
candidates, who successfully completed
twenty days long course of YTTC recognized by Gujarat
Spiritual Retreat at Seashore of Tithal, Valsad ( June 1, 2005- June 6, 2005)
Divya Jivan Sangh, organized its annual Sadhana Shibir (Spiritual Retreat) from
During the retreat
every day in the early morning hours chanting of “Vaidik Hymns”
started with the background music of roaring ocean, ringing of bells from Shirdi
. It was a good morning in the real sense for all. After prayer and meditation
Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj conducted a Yoga and Pranayama session
for the Yoga students at the seashore only.
Forenoon commenced with Gita chanting, discourses
by Pujya Swamiji on “Shanti Mantras” and followed a mid-day meditation.
In the afternoon also sadhana continued with Gita Chanting, discourses on Gita
and different Sadhana related topics covered by Resp. Kirtichandraji Maharaj,
Mrs. Rupa Majmudar and others.
Activities at the Ashram
In the month
650 kg.of grains and wheat was distributed in thirty-five needy families. As always
third of the month nutritious food
packages were distributed to underprivileged children of slum
In the month of June, about 530 to 600 people participated daily in Yoga classes at the ashram. Morning Yoga classes are conducted by the experienced yoga teachers in the Ashram at 5.30am, 7.00am and 10.30am. Afternoon yoga classes at 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm. especially for women. Other than regular yoga classes every month, from 1st to 10th in the morning and from 15th to 25th in the evening, yoga classes run for the beginners.
always daily satsang from 8.30pm to 9.30 pm, Sunday satsang at 9.15am to 10.15
am and Paduka pujan on Thursday morning were performed at the ashram. Sunderkand
path is being recited in Dukh Bhanjan Hanuman temple at the ashram on every
to Ambala, Ludhiana & Jalandhar (June 25, 2005 to June 30, 2005)
June 25, 2005 to June 30, 2005 Sri Swamiji Maharaj had his tour to Punjab
including Ambala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Swamiji’s Spiritual discourses were
organized at Ambala Cant and Ambala city. Ambala is the place where, “ The
Divine Life Society” was registered by the most worshipful and Rev. Gurudev
Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on January 13, 1936.
At Ludhiana, morning meditation classes for general public were held at the
beautiful lawns of Satluj club. Evening discourses and tree plantations were
organized at different places namely at Air force station Halwara, Rotary Club
Mid-town and Sri Dayananda Medical College, Ludhiana. Sri Swamiji was also
invited at Citibank, Firoz Gandhi Complex, for a talk on ‘stress
Early morning meditation and evening discourse on the subject of ‘Gita in daily life’ at Arya Samaj Bhavan at Jalandhar were well received by people. Television center, Jalandhar and All Indian Radio recorded and telecasted Swamiji’s discourses for the benefits of people at large.
At Billimora - On June 4, satsang was arranged at banglow "Vrandavan" of Sri. Vinod & Surekha Vashi. Pujya Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji blessed their beloved parent Sri. Bhikhubhai (ninety years old) & Smt Nirmalaben Desai. They were happy to have Pujya Sri.'s darshan & satsang. Also present at the satsang was Sri. Moghabhai, President of famous Vasundhara dairy.
June 6, 2005 Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited to preside over an
Arangetram Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance recital by Miss Nitika Soni,
at famous Tagore Hall, Ahmedabad.
Ashram welcomed H. H. Sri Swami Prasannatmanandaji Maharaj from Sivananda
Ashram headquarters of the Divine Life Society. He stayed at the ashram for
a week from June 17, 2005 to June 23, 2005.
At the meeting of new executives" Lions club" Sanand, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj delivered a lecture on the subject of “Breathe Excellence” Rev. Swamiji said that key to achieve excellence is to surrender unto the supreme. One needs to forget the “little I “ and work for the benefits of others.
Rotary club for handicap of Bhavnagar is one of its kind. On the completion of four year and at the commencement of its fifth year Sri swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited at the meeting of their new executives. The program was held at the "Bhavnagar Apang Manav Mandal" (Handicap peoples Association). Pujya Swamiji spoke on the subject of “Service before self”. In the evening a satsang was conducted on account of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh at Dr. Naren Joshi’s place.
Narayan Cultural mission located in the neighbourhood of Sivananda Ashram
run a school from grade I to XII. On June 21, 2005 they started a
Commerce college. Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited at the
June 21, 2005 famous Gujarat Vidyapith’s nature cure and yoga training
center at Randheja in Gandhinagar (A’bad) invited Rev. Swamiji Maharaj at
their annual Gyan Satra. Mrs. & Mr. Shukla of
the institute gave a tour of the center to Swamiji. Other dignitaries were
present also namely Mr. Arun Oza, trustee and vice president of Shri Divya
Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh, Mr. Joshi, past chancellor of Bhavnagar University
and Mr. Ghanshyam Vyas.
Pujya Swamiji was invited at conference of chartered accountants of west zone at the country club. He spoke on the subject “Power of Knowledge” and inspired all.
On June17,2005 and June 18 Rev. Swamiji joined in the annual prayer meeting of Hero Honda family in memory of late Sri Raman Munjal, the worthy founder of Hero Honda automobiles.
Purnima Celebration (July 21, 2005 to July 28, 2005)
Ashram will have a week long Sadhana Shibir and Maha Samadhi day (Aradhna day stasang) of H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj from July 21, 2005 to July 28, 2005. People wishing to attend the Shibir, please contact the ashram.
Regular Activities and Services at the Holy Sivananda Ashram
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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