Venue: Church of the Ascension Hall, Beaufort Road, Ealing. W5 3EB
Date: 15/Oct/2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

SIS Yoga Workshop -- Saturday, the 15th of October 2016

‘What is mind?’, asked Shri Swaroopananda of Chinmaya Mission, while speaking in London recently. He answered: ‘Mind is not a pool - a stagnant pool - of thoughts; but, a flow of thoughts. It is like water streaming in a river. It flows incessantly. What we need to do is to ensure that it flows in the right path and in the right direction. Mindfulness is about ensuring that the flow of thoughts, and indeed everything we do, is dharmic and purposeful.’

How does one control the flow of thoughts? There is no better way than yoga: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra sets this out right at the beginning – ‘Yogaschitta vriddi Nirodaha’, yoga is controlling how the mind thinks. What we call now ‘yoga’ practices – various asanas, pranayama, etc., are at the core of Yoga and provide an incredible range of benefits, physical, mental and intellectual.

We in SIS have been having an annual yoga workshop for some years. This year it will be in our familiar location, soon after we have made our ‘hearty’ navarathri visits, and, before we begin Deepavali celebrations. This year we will do it in a slightly different and improved format: explain various benefits of Yoga, such as improved breathing efficiency, greater flexibility, etc., and, for each go through relevant, specific, asanas.

It will be a workshop, with everyone actively participating in the yoga asanas.

Venue: Church of the Ascension Hall, Beaufort Road, Ealing. W5 3EB
Date:15th October 2016
Time:3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The workshop will be led by Sri Ritesh, a full time yoga trainer. Hailing from Kerala, he has received formal training and qualifications from various Yoga institutions in India, including, the Sivananda School and Bangalore Ashtanga Yoga Centre and has been teaching yoga for several years in India and in the UK. His particular strength is his being able to tailor-make his teaching to the abilities, skill levels and the ages of the students.

We therefore invite the young and the not so young, those already trained as well as the uninitiated. At the end of the workshop, we will have snacks. Do please RSVP so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Please RSVP by e-mailing