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  • Itinerary for Spain / Italy Pilgrimage
    was canonized a saint and his body is incorrupt We will visit his tomb on the one day of the year they open it to the public and meditate feeling the saintly vibrations The Giralda Tower houses 24 bells and has a bird s eye view of the city DAY 8 11 SEVILLE We will also visit the Centro Cultural Santa Clara located in the old Convent of Santa Clara which dates from the 16th century The convent was cloistered until 1996 when it was bought by the Ayuntamiento to be used as a cultural center for art exhibitions The most interesting part of the building is the Renaissance style cloister which is quite large and has very old ceramic tile designs On the upper floor there are two wall paintings of Santa Clara and the Virgin of Guadalupe DAY 12 SEVILLE CORDOBA TOLEDO Today we will stop in the city of Cordoba on our way to Toledo Part of our walking tour of the old centre of Cordoba will include a visit to The Great Mosque of Cordoba It is magnificent and history filled one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims ruled It was the home also of San Ferdinand III of Castile DAY 13 TOLEDO Starting at the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes i ts granite exterior facade is festooned as per Queen s order of 1494 with the manacles shackles worn by Christian prisoners from Granada Continue on to Convento de Santa Isabel founded in 1447 Here is the tomb of Isabel Queen of Portugal The Catedral Primada de Toledo with i ts ornate white limestone facade houses a magnificent collection of works by artists including Goya Raphael and local hero El Greco DAY 14 TOLEDO MADRID Breakfast in Toledo then we return to Madrid where you can enjoy some additional last minute shopping and free time In the evening we ll come together to share the inspirations of our adventure thus far For those of you who are departing for home it will also be a time to say farewell for now Or fly to Rome to join the Italian Pilgrimage based in Assisi Pilgrimage in Italy June 4 Jun 11 2016 DAY 1 ROME ANANDA ASSISI After our morning arrival at the Rome Fiumicino FCO Airport we ll travel to Ananda Italy There we check in at Ananda Il Rifugio Retreat House take a tour of the Ananda Community the beautiful Moksha Mandir temple gardens new land art academy schools businesses etc and then have dinner with the community After dinner we will have a welcome and orientation circle DAY 2 ASSISI Medieval streets Roman ruins and sacred shrines We will visit these sights over Day 2 Day 4 The Porziuncula a small chapel within a Basilica restored by St Francis where he left his body on Oct 3 1226 We will visit his family home and The Basillica of St Francis built shortly after his death The Minerva

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  • Pilgrimage to Spain & Italy: Sacred Sites in Southern Europe
    for guides and porters Lunches in Spain and Rome There will opportunities to buy snacks and or eat in restaurants For many people two meals with snacks can be enough To Register Reserve Online and make your 1 000 U S deposit You will then receive a confirmation letter with information on planning your flights and other details Please note the registration form requests your passport and emergency contact information so have them handy then you begin the registration process If you do not have a valid passport at the time you reserve your space once you have obtained it please call with the needed info Full payment is due March 15 2016 The number of tour participants is limited so early registration is advised Travel Insurance Travel insurance is compulsory for all our travelers and should be taken out at the time of booking Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident death medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US 200 000 for each of the categories of cover We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation curtailment personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects You must provide proof of your travel insurance a couple weeks ahead of the first day of the trip you will not be able to join the trip without it Here are a couple options Travel Guard 866 420 4208 Squaremouth 888 885 7233 Travel documents You must hold a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after the end of your stay No visa is needed for travelers from the U S Canada Mexico Australia and most other countries in the Americas and Europe If you are not from North America or Australia you will need to find out whether you need a

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  • Pilgrimage to Spain Photo Gallery
    monasterio San Juan de Los Reyes Toledo Convento de Santa Isabel Teresa of Avila Berninis Ecasty St Theresa Lisieux St Teresa of Avila Berninis Ecasty St Teresa of Avila St Ferdinand incorrupt St Teresa Rubens St Ferdinand the Victorious Sevilla Claustro Santa Clara Segovia Castle hour away Castillo Coca Segovia Convento Carmelitas Madrid Royal Palace Madrid Royal Palace Madrid Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales Madrid Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales Madrid Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales Madrid Basilica de San Francisco Madrid Almudena Cathedral Almudena Cathedral Leon Stained Glass Cordoba Minrab Leon Cathedral Cordoba Peristyle Spain Pilgrimage Overview Costs Reservation Itinerary Photo Gallery Led by Nayaswami Krishnadas and Nayaswami Mantradevi Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Reserve Your Space A 1000 deposit is required The balance is due March 15 2016 Reserve online now Please call 1 800 346 5350 or 530 478 7518 if you have any questions Receive monthly news inspiration Radiant Health tips recipes and stay up to date The Expanding Light Retreat 14618 Tyler Foote Rd Nevada City California 95959 Toll free 800 346 5350 Outside US 530 478 7518 Contact Us Newsletter Privacy Policy Media Kit FAQs Donate to our non

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  • Syllabus - The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
    Nayaswami Gyandev McCord Ways to Freedom 2013 Learning Objectives At the completion of the course students will know How to recognize the inner battle of life and make the effort that will win it The interplay of Prakriti and Purusha and how that affects a person s life How the law of karma works including the effects of vasanas and samskaras How to use the workings of karma to one s advantage How to recognize and avoid a variety of psychological traps The nature of right action How to overcome desire anger and attachment A deeper understanding of the paths of Karma Gyana Bhakti and Raja Yoga The three gunas how they manifest in life and in people and how they relate to improving one s experience of life Recognizing caste tendencies in oneself and what to do to move to the next higher caste How to get past attachment to experiencing pleasure and avoiding pain What one can do when he bogs down spiritually How to deepen your relationship with God How a yoga therapist applies the above knowledge to serving clients best interest Subject Matter Competencies Covered Yoga Teachings and Philosophy 1 1 1 b purusha prakrti consciousness material world d guna fundamental forces of nature and e duhkha suffering discomfort Yoga and the Mind 1 2 1 4 artha cognition bhava mood svabhava inborn nature vasana residue of experience samskara conditioned pattern of thinking and behavior 1 2 2 2 lobha krodha and moha greed anger attachment 1 2 2 3 duhkha and daurmanasya suffering discomfort and negative attitude thinking sarupyam identification with the contents of the mind or seer taking the same form as the mind 1 2 2 4 antaraya obstacles to progress in yoga 2 5 1 Knowledge of the interaction of the body breath mind intellect and emotions in health and well being Yoga Practices 4 1 2 In depth knowledge of the range of yoga practices and their potential therapeutic effects for common conditions Practices may include but are not limited to 4 1 2 1 asana postures 4 1 2 2 pranayama 4 1 2 3 meditation relaxation 4 1 2 4 Lifestyle modifications 4 1 3 In depth knowledge of contraindication of yoga practices for specific conditions and circumstances Course Completion Requirements Students have demonstrated understanding of course learning objectives by attendance at all lectures participation in all discussions and asana workshops Completion of required reading assignments Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Overview Flow Chart of Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Courses Course Syllabi Tuition Costs Yoga Therapy Training Courses Scheduled Frequent Questions Apply for Level 1 Student Handbook with Costs Bridge to Ananda Yoga Upcoming Courses in date order Ananda Yoga Assistantship The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Advanced Pranayama The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Yoga Therapy Training Principles Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Seniors and Bone Strength Yoga Therapy Training Psychology and Mental Health Yoga Therapy Training Ayurveda

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  • A Women's Retreat—Sharing from the Heart
    the happiness that lives within each of us always The atmosphere of this weekend relaxed intimate and spiritually supportive along with the wisdom shared and the experiential activities will leave each of us feeling uplifted restored and fueled with the inner resource of deep fulfillment Limited to 25 so please sign up early More details about your reservation for A Women s Retreat Sharing from the Heart This program can not be reserved online To reserve please e mail or call us at 1 800 346 5350 Costs GHWRET Jun 2 5 2016 Bird Star Tree River Mountain Flower Shared Private Shared Private 555 795 660 870 Prices are all inclusive and cover accommodations meals classes or activities and course materials Check Availability and Costs A Women s Retreat Sharing from the Heart starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date Please see Daily Schedule Getting Here Pick up drop off at Sacramento Airport Click links for details Jun 2 5 drop offs Frequent Questions How to Go on Retreat Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Receive monthly news inspiration Radiant Health tips recipes and stay up to

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  • Integrating Yoga and Meditation
    calm and focused mental energy Incorporate mindfulness and meditation during yoga practice Work with the subtle energies of the astral spine to accentuate positive attitudes Develop a personalized daily routine that suits your schedule and lifestyle Instruction and activities include Meditation Techniques Ananda Yoga Pranayama Affirmations Energization exercises Chakra study You will also have the opportunity to participate in a relaxing evening program go for a stroll or watch a sunset on the Ridge The weekend will be led Annpurna LaCour who will skillfully guide you to experience the transformative power of yoga to bring your meditation practice to a deeper level More details about your reservation for Integrating Yoga and Meditation or e mail or call us at 1 800 346 5350 Costs IYM Jun 3 5 2016 Tent RV Standard Shared Standard Private Deluxe Shared Deluxe Private 238 298 428 388 558 Prices are all inclusive and cover accommodations meals classes or activities and course materials Check Availability and Costs Integrating Yoga and Meditation starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date Please see Daily Schedule Getting Here Pick up drop off at Sacramento Airport Click links for details Jun

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  • How to Connect with God
    this weekend we will use guided experiences including visualizations gongs and guided nature exercises to touch a deep place within ourselves where we can know the reality of these qualities within ourselves In addition you ll learn a highly effective technique of meditation which Paramhansa Yogananda called one of India s greatest gifts to the world This will be a deeply inspiring and recharging weekend one that can transform your relationship with God and with yourself in positive and important ways Try this affirmation I hold my thoughts up to the calmness within in calmness I receive inspiration from my higher Self More details about your reservation for How to Connect with God or e mail or call us at 1 800 346 5350 Costs EEMG Jun 10 12 2016 Tent RV Standard Shared Standard Private Deluxe Shared Deluxe Private 250 310 440 400 570 Prices are all inclusive and cover accommodations meals classes or activities and course materials Check Availability and Costs How to Connect with God starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date Please see Daily Schedule Getting Here Pick up drop off at Sacramento Airport Click links for

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  • How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance
    To develop courage to face the unknown Calming the heart techniques for increasing your intuition I absolutely enjoyed this course All of your work flows out of you in a very loving alive and sensitive way Content Hagen Ellicott City MD I was held in rapt attention Trying to feel my own inner guidance is new to me and has been a goal of mine I am looking forward to getting started Terry Ruggens Napa CA Your stories really touched me Peggy Holt Moraga CA I can t put into words what I ve gotten from this program I m quite moved Thank you very much Diane Linville San Jose CA There were many practical tools to take home that I may apply in my life And I could really feel your sincerity I loved the stories and examples to illustrate your points Scott Shnurman Concord CA Your integrity and wisdom are an inspiration Lots of humor and heart Thanks so much Carolynn Ranch Vacaville CA This workshop was a validation of what I know already It was a reminder to ask I did so several times tonight during the program and immediately received several answers Jane Holt Fremont CA More details about your reservation for How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance or e mail or call us at 1 800 346 5350 Costs DGKNOW Jul 8 10 2016 Tent RV Standard Shared Standard Private Deluxe Shared Deluxe Private 260 320 450 410 580 Prices are all inclusive and cover accommodations meals classes or activities and course materials Check Availability and Costs How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date Please see Daily Schedule Getting Here Pick up drop off at Sacramento

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