Monthly Archives: September 2010

SYVP Yoga/Vedanta Courses

Blessed Self

Om Namo Narayanaya – Namaste

Hope all of you are well. Hope your yoga / spiritual practice is going on gracefully.

We are happy to announce a few yoga/vedanta courses to be conducted under the banner of the ashram: Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham.

Those who are interested to attend a Yoga Sadhana Camp or a Yoga Teacher Training Course or an intensive Hatha Yoga Sadhana please visit the following web site (a temporary web site)

We are happy to announce:

– Yoga sadhana Camp ( YSC ) – 2 weeks (Dec 22 – Jan 5, 2011)

– Yoga Teacher Training Course ( YTTC- level 1 ) – 4 weeks (Jan 9 – Feb 6, 2011)

– Hathayoga Intensive ( HYI ) – 2 weeks (Feb 20 – Mar 7, 2011)

to be held at The Holistic Centre for Yoga and Vedanta Ashram in Amboli (110 km from Goa in India)

The permanent web site: will be ready soon.

Please join or inspire others to join the courses , if interested.

With regards

Swami Govindananda
May Gurudev’s Blessings be with us all always


SYVP Yoga Courses Update

Blessed Self

Hari Om – Namaste

Hope all of you are well.

Finally I would like to announce the confirned dates of the two yoga courses to be conducted under the banner of ” Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham” in an ashram location in Amboli ( near Goa ) in Maharashtra state, India.

1. Yoga Sadhana camp ( YSC )- Dec 22 – Jan 4, 2011.

2. Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC ) Jan 9 – Feb 6, 2011.

Please visit the temporary web site for all the details.

Soon all these details will be transferred to our permanent web site

In case interested please follow the registration procedure. The total seats are only 36 and registration on first come first serve basis.

Meanwhile I am keeping well and working with Swami Tatwaroopanandaji for the preparation for the above courses. Swami tatwaroopanandaji will also be in the TTC as part of the faculty.

May all be happy – Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

May Gurudev’s Blessings be with us all always


Swami Govindananda

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A beautiful poem of Rabindranath Tagore

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the fragrance of love…
Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart…

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen…
Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden…
Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.