Weekend of Workshops:
Saturday April 27th @ LAKESIDE
Sunday April 28th @ BRADDON
Swami Govindananda, fondly known as Swamiji, from the age of 31 he had the remarkable opportunity to learn personally from the legendary Master, Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, who is renowned as the 5th original Jagadguru in the last 5000 years of Indian history. Swamiji was the first caucasian to do so and after years of intensive training in the profound teaching of Vedic philosophy and mediation, he was formally ordained as a Swami in the renounced order of Sanyas in 1987.
Swamiji is a senior teacher of the famed body, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. For over 30 years he has been teaching numerous souls around the world the essence of the great Indian scriptures known as the Vedas, Gita, Bhagawatam and Ramayan. He illuminates the pathways of Karma, Gyan and Bhakti Yoga, the way of action, knowledge and devotion.
We are excited to welcome Swami Govindananda back to SOULution and to offer you the chance to soak in traditional teachings and philosophies of yoga. Swamiji is an incredible energy to be around and these events are not to be missed!
COUNTING THE SAND ON A BEACH
WHY VEDIC KNOWLEDGE IS IMPORTANT
Saturday April 27th, 11am-1pm (LAKESIDE)
Vedic traditional teachings can be confusing and overwhelming at times. Esoteric concepts and intricate translations can make self directed learning challenging. Come and experience living teachings that set the stage for embodied understanding of ancient wisdom and how it is relevant in the here and now. Swami Govindananda takes complex philosophical concepts and creates relatable links and current references.
HAPPINESS OF THE SOUL
THE 3 GUNAS
Saturday April 27th, 3pm-5pm (LAKESIDE)
At the heart of all we do, lies the underlying motive of endeavouring to be joyful, to be happy and contented with our life. To give understanding as to why we feel like this, and how actual happiness can be experienced, Swamiji will speak of two powers— Maya and Yogmaya. He will also talk of a meditation that will take you beyond the gunas, a practice that is to do purely with the soul.
EXPLORING THE BHAGAVAD GITA
Saturday April 27th, 5:30-7:30pm (LAKESIDE)
Arjuna’s dilemma; “I’m bound on all sides!”
The heart of the Bhagavad Gita explained
The Bhagavad Gita is also known as the ‘Yoga Shastra’ (the scripture of yoga). This knowledge is becoming increasingly popular for yoga teacher training courses. In this talk Swamiji will teach you the essence of the Bhagavad Gita, explaining its deep meaning and significance.
YOUR LIFE IN THE MAKING
Sunday April 28th, 10am-12pm (BRADDON)
Many wonder just how much control they have over their own life. These are complex times and events move quickly, often changing the character and outlook of individual lives. Do we truly have a say over what happens to us individually? Vedic knowledge expresses that we do, that it is by our own hand we fashion the way our life unfolds.
Come and hear Swami Govindananda elaborate on this fascinating topic and explain how you can make your own life in the way you would like it to be.
LETTING GO OF EGO
EMBRACE THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE
Sunday April 28th, 1:30-3:30pm (BRADDON)
Why do the Saints and Sages advise us to give up the ego? What’s wrong with it? In this final session, Swamiji will talk on the intricate staircase to self understanding, and the role that our individual ego plays in this journey. The steps on this staircase include understanding the nature of Vikarma, Karma, Karma Yoga and Karma Sanyas, finally ending with the yoga of yogas, Bhakti Yoga.
In conclusion, Swamiji will elaborate on the meaning and importance of the Sanskrit terms, ‘satsang’ and ‘kusang.’ Where you attach, or associate your mind, is the key to joyful living and experiencing a progressive meditative practice.
YIN & YOGA NIDRA
JOURNEY TO THE BLUE LIGHT
Sunday April 28th, 5:15-7:15pm (BRADDON)
Join us for the ultimate relax and renew practice! Yin yoga helps to balance the fast pace of our daily lives and offers an autonomic nervous system reset as well as providing improved flexibility. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation technique that will give you take away techniques that you can use to aid in healthy sleep, stress relief and general wellbeing through full body relaxation and mental calm. This is a gentle floor based practice which will include some breath work, yin based stretches, meditation techniques and yoga Nidra. Yin Yoga led by Roz Penfold. Space is Limited.