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September 2021

Yoga’s Mystical Formulae

September 14 - September 23
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Delve into the mystery hidden in yoga’s ancient language, Sanskrit. Each of the highly technical terms have multiple layers of meaning, not easily conveyed in English. It takes a paragraph to explain the meaning of a single word. In this course, Swami Prajñananda walks you through the process of understanding the mystical terms, which can break you free of old, limited ways of thinking. The purpose is to expand your mind and sense of self into the Consciousness that you…

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Karma & Reincarnation

September 15 @ 9:30 AM - September 20 @ 11:30 AM
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Your karma can hold you back or propel you forward. Master the power of karma by understanding how it works. When you know how the system works, you can work the system! The point is to know how to create the kind of karma that brings you the experiences you want to have. You don’t need to know about your past karmas; you need to manage your future karmas. And how do you wipe the slate clean? Find out about…

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The Yoga of Food

September 23 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 7, 2021

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Meets 5 Thursdays beginning Sept 9 Special New Student DISCOUNT** Combine the pleasure of food with the science of yoga under Gurudevi Nirmalananda's guidance and care. Improve the health of both body and mind by using the tools of Svaroopa® yoga, including breathing practices, poses, vichara, mantra and contemplations. Gurudevi will guide you through the process of transforming your relationship with food as you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your life. This course is not about WHAT you…

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Chanting & Meditation Weekend Onsite

September 24 - September 26
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, 116 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19355 United States
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Singing is a way for you to express your heart, but chanting is how you express your spirit. Yoga’s amazing technology includes chanting in Sanskrit, providing a direct route to inner bliss. Spend the weekend immersed in the music of yoga. Plumb the heights of Consciousness and the depths of your own being, carried by the sound current hidden in the mantras we sing. Come to Lokananda, our yoga retreat center in Downingtown PA. We've got special COVID protocols in…

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October 2021

Swami Sunday: Meditation Program Online or Onsite

October 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Discover how easy meditation can be. When you meditate with a Master, you slip inward so easily. That’s what Gurudevi Nirmalananda offers, along with the sutras and teachings from the ancient tradition. Join us for satsang, which includes chanting, a discourse, meditation instruction and group meditation. ONLINE or ON-SITE — which one works for you? It’s free if you can join us live in Downingtown, but only if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID and have completed your two-week waiting period.…

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Your Missing Peace

October 9 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Free

Meditation gives you peace, it’s true what they say. But how does it work? Gurudevi Nirmalananda says: "Peace is not something you add to your life; peace is your underlying nature. You have to uncover it." Find out how in this free program where you learn how to meditate specifically for inner peace. Rather than looking outside for events to give you peace, you’ll learn how to turn your attention inward, diving deeper than your mind, to the ocean of…

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FREE Newcomers Yoga Class

October 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, 116 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19355 United States
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Free

Try it out for free.  See if Svaroopa® Yoga works for you.  Your class begins with a reclining pose, your knees propped up on soft blankets and soothing music playing.  The 10-minute guided relaxation is followed by some slow yoga breathing, and then you're up and moving. Each pose builds on the one before, in a choreographed process that decompresses your spine from tail to top.  Your teacher adjusts your blocks and props to customize the pose to your body's needs, while…

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FREE Newcomers Yoga Class

October 16 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, 116 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19355 United States
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Free

Try it out for free.  See if Svaroopa® Yoga works for you.  Your class begins with a reclining pose, your knees propped up on soft blankets and soothing music playing.  The 10-minute guided relaxation is followed by some slow yoga breathing, and then you're up and moving. Each pose builds on the one before, in a choreographed process that decompresses your spine from tail to top.  Your teacher adjusts your blocks and props to customize the pose to your body's needs, while…

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Enlightenment Studies 7: Sutras on Pain

October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on September 19, 2021 at 6:00pm

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Yoga promises that you can live free from pain. An amazing promise, isn’t it? Learn from the yogic texts about the cause of your pain. Use these powerful teachings to learn how to free yourself from pain’s clutches. These teachings work whether your pain is mental, emotional or physical. You can truly live free from pain. These sutras are also taught in our professional training courses for Yoga Therapists, specifically in our PYT 262: Yoga Therapy — Treating Pain. This…

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Meditation Made Easy

October 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Free

Discover how easy meditation can be in this 90-minute intro. Instead of watching your mind, get deeper within your own Divine Essence by using the shortcuts that yogis specialize in. Named Svaroopa® Vidya, this meditation methodology is based in yoga’s tantric system. In a single morning you will learn the goal and purpose of meditation as well as the how-to basics. You can ask your questions and be ready to add meditation to your lifestyle. This course comes to you…

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November 2021

FREE Chant & Meditation

November 3 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free

Come meditate with us.  Gurudevi Nirmalananda leads our evening program, which features a long chant and meditation.  Live music accompanies the chant in the traditional yoga style.  You’ll find it easy to follow along with the printed words and everyone else singing along. After the chant, Gurudevi guides the meditation, making it easy for newcomers, while simultaneously making it deep and profound for everyone.  Meditating with a Master is the best way to dive deep within, to explore the multiple…

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Enlightenment Studies 6: Passionate Enlightenment

November 10 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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You didn’t choose your family; you earned your family.  It’s called karma.  A related principle, dharma, is about how to be in relationship with them and with the world.  Learn about these yogic principles and how to utilize them for your own upliftment.  This course explains renunciation as well as yogic participation in the world.  It’s about getting enlightened, working the ancient truths in our modern world. Study these key principles of Svaroopa® Vidya meditation in a short course, meeting three times…

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Troubleshooting Your Meditation

November 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Free

Bring your questions and concerns to our Meditation Teachers.  Find out what to do when your meditation isn’t what you think it should be.  Learn the significance of your experiences, even of your difficulties.  Find out what other people are experiencing and learn from their questions as well.  Enrollment is limited so the teacher can help everyone individually. After answering your questions and helping you with your meditation problems, we’ll meditate together.  This is your chance to use the information…

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Yoga Healing Retreat

November 17 - November 21
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, 116 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19355 United States
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Advance your healing process dramatically in only 5 days.  You’ll have a wonderful time and blossom into your own energy and power on all levels of your being. Beginning with physical improvement, your day-to-day changes are tangible and undeniable, leading to freedom from the churning of your mind and emotions.  These inner changes make you glow with the inner light of your own Beingness, yoga’s most powerful promise. “Such deep healing on a level not accessible anywhere else. I felt…

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Yoga Healing Retreat: Bookends or Immersion

November 17 @ 7:00 PM - November 21 @ 11:45 AM
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Fit your Yoga Healing Retreat into your schedule with two enrollment options:  Bookends or Immersion.  With bookends, you get morning and evening healing sessions plus a full morning on Sunday.  Immersion adds midday sessions to your weekdays, much like when you’re at Lokananda, our Svaroopa® yoga retreat center. Advance your healing process dramatically in only 5 days.  You’ll have a wonderful time and blossom into your own energy and power on all levels of your being. Beginning with physical improvement, your day-to-day…

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Swami Sunday: Meditation Program Online or Onsite

November 28 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Discover how easy meditation can be.  When you meditate with a Master, you slip inward so easily.  That’s what Gurudevi Nirmalananda offers, along with the sutras and teachings from the ancient tradition.  Join us for satsang, which includes chanting, a discourse, meditation instruction and group meditation. ONLINE  or ON-SITE — which one works for you? It’s free if you can join us live in Downingtown, but only if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID and have completed your two-week waiting period.  Learn more about…

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The Shavasana Course

November 29 @ 6:30 PM - December 5 @ 9:00 PM
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Discover the power of doing nothing – and how you can get more by doing less. Perfect your Shavasana in this 6-evening course, each one featuring an hour-long guided Shavasana.  Every evening features different directions, taking you deeper within yourself, for illuminative insights and profound physical changes. After each Shavasana, you get to share your descriptions in the group discussion.  Hear what is happening for everyone else as well, while you learn from a Swami's explanations of the significance of…

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