Yoga Philosophy & Meditation Course – Swami Govindananda – Adelaide Studio

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Drawing from time honoured teachings such as the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, Shrimad Bhagawatam, and the Vedas; this 10 hour course with Swami Govindananda will outline the main principles of yoga philosophy, the big picture of life, and the importance and purpose of meditation. This will give you a greater sense of purpose and understanding of your inner self and of the world around you; knowledge which goes right to the heart of your being.
All sessions in this course will include a talk, interactive session, and meditation. We advise to contemplate and take notes during the breaks, at home, and throughout the sessions to gain maximum benefit.
*Please no recording.

Friday 10 August 2018 – 7-9pm
Why Vedic knowledge is important
• The profound, all encompassing nature of Yoga
• Krit, Smrit, Vaneergat – the 3 types of writings
• Para and Aparadharma – there are only 2 areas of knowledge
• The never-ending search for happiness and contentment
• Understand your purpose in this universe
• The importance of your mind and soul
• The great wheel of time – the four different ages
• The authority of the Vedas: 100,000 verses
• How knowledge can change your entire perspective

Saturday 11 August 2018 – 10am-12pm
Your Mind is Your World – 3 Gunas
• The balance of moving well, eating well, and thinking well
• The power of the mind
• The three gunas – qualities of the mind explained
• The mind and the world of triguna
• Take a look at your own mind and where it is/can take you
• Beyond the three gunas – gunateet/mayateet
• A powerful meditation practice for everyday

Saturday 11 August 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Clearing the Mist From the Mind – from confusion to clarity
• The quest for true happiness
• The Atma (the soul) has three important names that explain its purpose
• Maya and Yogmaya – how Maya deludes us
• The three great illusions
• Respecting the mind and going to the ‘zone’

Sunday 12 August 2018 – 10am-12pm 
Karma – a Life of Your Own Making
• The world is governed by spiritual laws
• Cause and effect : every thought has a consequence
• The mind creates consequence not the action
• Sanchit, Prarabdh, Kriyaman: three expressions of Karma that shape our
• The wheel of Samsara
• It is not what happens to you, its how you respond to it that matters
• Why do things happen to you and not to others
• How to break the endless cycle of Karma

Sunday 12 August 2018 – 1-3pm 
Letting Go of the Ego – Surrender and Grace
• A wonderful metaphor expressed through the story of crows
• Going deeper into Karma – Vikarma, Karma, Karma Yoga, Karma Sanyas
• Attachment of the mind – the power of association
• Satsang and Kusang
• The ancient practice for modern times: Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga
• Seva
• The big picture of life


Limited spots available, booking highly recommended. Jump online or put your name down at the front desk.


About Swami Govindananda (Swamiji)

Swamiji visits yoga centres around the world to present programs especially tailored for yoga students. He illuminates the wisdom that lies at the heart of yoga and gives inspirational insights into the significance of human life. He is widely known for his depth of knowledge, his gentle, humorous nature and his ability to inspire in others the quest for genuine spiritual living. Though a westerner (he lives in Sydney, Australia), Swamiji has spent many years in India learning personally from one of the country’s historically accepted great Masters. With this blend of cultures, Swamiji brings extraordinary clarity to the complex and timeless philosophies of India, making this knowledge easy to understand in a way that is rarely seen in the west.


“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.” 


10 August 2018






Swami Govindananda


Whole course: $220 (members 10% off) Friday night only: $50 (members 10% off)