Sivananda Vidya Peetham

Mudras for Well-being – Course

Mudras: using your hands to direct prana for meditation and self-healing

Course Date & Donations

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The course donation includes tuition as per the daily schedule shown below, food and accommodation, course manual and the use of ashram facilities.

Course Location

Kodakkad, Kasaragod District, Kerala, India

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Course Details

This 5-day training promises to be unique in its practical as well as theoretical approach. Swami Saradananda, author of Mudras for Modern Life,will introduce you to the subtle energies flowing through your hands and in each finger. You will also be encouraged to experience putting this information into practice, using your own hands.
Mudras are hand gestures that enable you to seal prana into specific channels within your subtle body. They are potent spiritual tools that can enhance your inner purification and good health. With regular practice, mudras can sharpen and expand your spiritual wisdom. They can help you to restore balance within the microcosm (jiva-atman; your individual body and mind) and bring it into harmony with the macrocosm (paramatman).

Pre-Requisites

This course is open to everyone interested in learning about and working with mudras, and has had some previous experience of practising asanas, pranayama and meditation.

Curriculum

Mudras can assist you in rebalancing your energy, enhancing your well-being and transforming your life in a wide range of ways. As useful tools in both yoga and meditation, they can also aid you in developing an increased sense of calm in life and finding inner peace – and all you need is your own hands and a place to sit.

The participants will be introduced to the basic energetic concepts of working with mudras, including:
• What are mudras and how they work
• Keeping your fingers, hands and arms flexible enough to practise.
• Directing the flow of your prana through the use of hand gestures
• Integrating mudras with sound, meditation and breath work
• Visualisations and affirmations that augment the effect of the mudras
• Mudras for physical health and well-being
• Mudras in relation to chakras
• Integrating the practice of mudras into your daily life
• Adding a new dimension to your meditation, asana and pranayama practices

Daily Schedule

05:00 am
Wake-up and kriyas
05:30 am
Satsang: silent meditation, chanting and arati
07:30 am
Tea time
08:00 am
Asana and pranayama class with focus on mudras
10:00 am
Brunch
10:30 am
Seva time – selfless service
11:30 am
Lecture on Mudras
01:00 pm
Tea Time
01:30 pm
Lecture / workshop on Mudras
03:30 pm
General asana/pranayama class
05:30 pm
Dinner
07:30 pm
Satsang: silent meditation, chanting and arati
09:30 pm
Lights out

• Attendance at all activities is mandatory.
• Changes in the programme may occur from time to time
• Students are required to attend morning and evening satsangs, both asana/pranayama classes, all lectures and to complete their Seva duties.

Suggested texts

Mudras for Modern Life - "Swami Saradananda"
You will be given an extensive course manual.

Assessment and Certification

There will be no written exams.
Students are assessed throughout the course based on regular attendance of all classes.
Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham.

Presenters

The main teacher of the course will be Swami Saradananda,the internationally-renowned yoga and meditation teacher who inspires you to want to practise. Her classes are practical as well as theoretical in nature – and always enlightening! She has authored the books "Chakra Meditation", "The Essential Guide toChakras" “The Power of Breath”, “Mudras for Modern Life” and “The Cleansing Power of Yoga”.
In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She holds an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.

Swami Govindanandanda, Yogacharya Susarsanand other teachers will lead satsangs and teach asana/pranayama classes.

What to bring

Casual loose-fitting, comfortable and modest clothing, preferably cotton.
Lycra is not suggested, as it is not conducive to hot weather.
Lightweight sweater for cool mornings/ evenings; yoga mat; meditation shawl; toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc) including prescription medication and a spare pair of eyeglasses; note books, pens, slip-on sandals;torch, insect repellent, alarm clock; travel mug/tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen.

Many of the above items are available in our boutique

How to register:

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Please download the application form, print it, fill all the required information, scan it and then send the completed application form to sivanandapeetham@gmail.com
Once the filled up application form is received and accepted, the applicants will be informed of how to proceed further in the registration process.

Indian nationals : To finish the formality of registration one has to send a non-refundable deposit donation of Rs 5000
Non-Indian or non-resident Indian nationals : To finish the formality of registration one has to send a non-refundable deposit donation of USD 300.

Please note:

The balance of the course donation should be remitted at the latest by one month before the starting date of the course.
Course donations are non-refundable, however any unused amount may be transferred, minus an administration fee of US$300, to another course within one year of the original course starting date. Alternatively, a credit note may be issued minus the administration fee. Credit notes are valid for one year from date of issue and can be used for any other courses/ programs or for anybody recommended by the depositor and also for boutique items or any other supplementary services.

General Information

Please read course details as well as the course location information carefully before making a decision to register.
The total number of participants for this course is around 20.
Admission is on first come first serve basis.
All classes are taught in English; there is currently no translation facility available into any other language.
Students should plan latest to arrive on the arrival day and depart on the day of departure.
It is recommended that participants spend at least a few days in the course location before the start of your course. This allows the body and mind to have a little time to rest, re-energise and be nourished by the ashram environment. Participants can then begin their study feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Participants may also wish to stay for some days after the end of the course to allow the learning from the study to integrate more fully into their consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram.
If one decides to arrive early and also to stay longer, please register for the course program for those additional days. The guest need to pay the daily donations for the extra days.


Please see Calendar of events for the programs offered around the time of your visit.
Dates and donations are subject to change without notice.

For all programs, guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of final payment.

To maintain the spiritual atmosphere we ask all ashram guests to comply with the ashram rules.
Kindly refer to the Ashram rules and guidelines for more information.
The ashram reserves the right of admission and students may be asked to leave if their behaviour goes against the ashram rules and teachings.
Students are also welcome to contact the ashram directly if they would like to stay on in the ashram after the course participating in the volunteer staff program. The volunteer staff program is an excellent way to deepen one’s experience and understanding of yoga teaching.
Email sivanandapeetham@gmail.com if you need further information.