If you haven't considered the power of thought, think again!
We will cover theory of the mind which will enable you to develop a positive attitude toward life, gain mastery over negative habits and increase self-esteem and confidence. Achieve what you really want through Yoga and mind-control techniques. This leads on to the theory and practice of meditation (in Level 2).
This course offers many practical tools for empowering yourself, improving everyday life and achieving what you really want.
Beginners are welcome.
Textbook: Positive Thinking manual
Positive Thinking and Meditation-Level 1 is offered as a 5-week course meeting once per week.
Swami Omkarananda is a radiant Yogini renunciate who has more than 25 years of experience in Yoga and meditation. She has been the director of the Sivananda Los Angeles Yoga Center since January 2008 and before that was assistant director at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm.
Originally from Australia, she moved to the UK in 1973 as a newly qualified doctor. She later qualified and worked as a psychiatrist in the NHS. She has also worked in management development, change management and stress management. At the age of 40, she became involved in Yoga, gave up paid work and moved to live in an ashram.
She took her TTC in Kerala in 2004 and moved to the Yoga Farm in California. She took ATTC in Madurai in 2009 and sannyas in 2011. Swami Omkarananda is passionate about Yoga psychology and philosophy, bringing together sustainability, the environment and permaculture, and helping people to develop spiritually.
She has certificates in Permaculture Design and Advanced Permaculture from Mid West Permaculture and in Los Angeles she has established a permaculture garden at the staff house. The Yoga center is a designated ‘Green Yoga’ studio and also hosts many activities of the local Transition group, raising awareness of sustainability in the local community.
She regularly contributes at interfaith meetings in Los Angeles and is a member of local Hindu/Catholic and Hindu/Episcopal dialog groups.