The Jivana Yoga Review Week Has Begun!

  Ganapathi Ārya began the week with a broad smile, familiar and comfortable in Sintra and with us. Madhukeshwara Ārya began with a story to offset any nervousness that might be there (on his part), and so, we were all laughing from the beginning of our first Ayurveda lesson. These opportunities to spend time with the…

Jivana Weekend in Ashland

Post by Celeste     This past weekend we were graced with the opportunity to hear Ācārya’s teachings presented by Kristin, as well as video clips of Ācārya from 2015/16. It was a weekend rich with openings and opportunities to connect with dharma and tap into our internal joy.  Being established in dharma allows for…

Jivana Yoga Open Day in Portugal

Last Sunday was an Open Day at the Sadvidya Center in Sintra. It turned out to be a typical misty spring morning with the cloud coverage breaking up by midday to reveal the strong Portuguese sun. It was a small and intimate group made up of some of the long-standing JYP participants as well as…

ABHYANGA – AYURVEDIC OIL BATH

Abhyaṅga is the application of oil to the whole body using a simple, gentle self-massage – “oil bath”.  This practice of Abhyaṅga is commonly seen in India and has many wonderful benefits. A daily abhyaṅga practice restores balance of the doṣas, enhances well-being, longevity, soothes the nervous system, creating a supple body and calmness of…

A Recent Sebastopol Event

Dear Jivana Participants,     We hosted a half day introduction to Jivana Yoga this past weekend in Sebastopol, held in Paul and Gillian’s simple, elegant, earthy home. It was received with much enthusiasm and appreciation.     The morning began with a guided practice, the air outside cool and fresh. We then enjoyed kashaya…

Take it Easy

Interview with Eric:             Stacey and I have the good fortune to be in India again and have spent some time with our friend and co-traveller on this yogic path, Eric White.   For those of you who are not sure whether you have met Eric, don’t worry, if you…

Teachings

Post from Jonathan and Stacy ~   It was somehow fitting that the last lecture of this series focused on the nature and quality of education and teachings. In other words what qualifies as education or a teaching?   Of the 3 qualities referred to in this subhāṣita, the one which I wish to leave…

Wealth

Post from Jonathan ~     3 Principles for Acquiring Wealth! Although it may sound like a book title from the “Business” section of a New Age bookstore, it was in fact the apparent subject matter of this morning’s subhasita – an utterance from a Realized being which comprehensively carries the essence of Yogic teachings.…

Confessions of a Yogi

Post from Jonathan & Stacey   Today’s lecture focused on the 5 methods recommended to neutralise the impressions of wrong-doings in our system. Impressions of wrong-doings are the roots of further misery and suffering; accordingly it is strongly recommended to make sincere efforts to counter or neutralize these impressions as soon as possible. Obviously, we…

Nobility

Post from Jonathan and Stacey     The 10 day classes taking place here in Mysore began on Saturday, having just arrived yesterday (Tuesday) we joined the small & intimate group of well wishers. Each class begins with Ganapathi’s divine voice filling the room, then Ācārya’s words of profound wisdom, like arrows flowing directly into…