May 2017 Newsletter

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The only way to get good traction is if there is friction. We tend to think traction is good and friction is bad. But they go together. I'm not suggesting that friction between people of itself is a good thing. However, it does give us the opportunity to rise above it, by consciously feeling and expressing kindness. It is time to drop the idea that it is the other person's fault. I am responsible for me. You are responsible for you. How we manage ourselves is up to us - no one else.

When we find ourselves in situations that don't go smoothly, we have the opportunity to make real spiritual progress. If the friction is with another person, remember that in our essence we are all divine. Pray for that person. It is very hard to be angry with someone when you are praying for him or her. We truly are all very much in the same boat.

If I'm tempted to be impatient with someone, I think of the attitudes that Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda held of all of us. To call it patience doesn't do it justice. We have our models. Can we rise to the challenge?



Blessings,
Nityananda


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Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

June 4– 11, 2017

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This in-depth 7-day program is the first module of Ananda's Yoga Therapy Training. Giving you practical foundation skills for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice based in the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.

The instructors are Nayaswami Mangala, Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham and Dr. Shanti Rubenstone

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The Essence Of the Bhagavad Gita
June 4 – 10, 2017

Powerful, Practical Keys to Spiritual Growth

This program is for all Spiritual Seekers, Registered Yoga Teachers, or anyone who wants to immerse deep into the science and practicality of Yoga and Meditation and this powerful scripture.

The instructors are Nayaswamis Gyandev & Diksha. Yoga Alliance RYT's and E-RYT's: This course offers up to 35 hours of CEU credits.

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Inspiration from Yogananda

"Human life is beset with sorrow until we know how to tune in with Divine Will, whose "right course" is often baffling to the egotistic intelligence. God bears the burden of the cosmos; He alone can give unerring counsel."

Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda

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Ananda Holistic Health Retreat: Achieving Glowing Health & Vitality
Attract True Success: Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life
Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate
Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswami's Jyotish & Devi
First-Timers Weekend
Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat
Yoga Therapy Training: Principles CEU
How to be a Channel of Divine Grace
Yoga to Awaken the Chakras
Advanced Pranayama CEU
Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength CEU

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