December 2019 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

In his beautiful song, Life is a Dream, Swami Kriyananda reminds us that our true self is hidden behind veils.  There are times when that truth is easier to see than others.  There are things we can do to better connect with that truth.

Read Swamiji’s words below in this eNotes.  If you first quiet your mind and still your heart, your consciousness will rise, just from reading Swami’s words.

In that higher state, take a different view of the challenges you are facing.  Take a different view of the challenges we are all facing.  Put some distance between yourself and those challenges.  

Then listen to this video from the Joy Singers.  You may now be able to stop even considering those challenges, and just enjoy that better feeling in your heart.   

“Sometimes a friend
Helps us ascend
Up from life’s cares to the sky.”


Our truth lies elsewhere.  Don’t let the drama around us dictate how you live your life.

May your Christmas season be blessed,
Nityananda

Nityananda Hickey

Face the New Year with Clarity

Ananda Yoga Weekend Retreat with Vahini

December 27 – 29
This yoga retreat is the ideal preparation for facing the new year with clarity. It will help you tap into your intuitive flow, your inner sense of who you are, and your determination. You will become aware of the many tools you have already available, within and around you, to achieve your goals. In an atmosphere of joyful support and friendship, together we will use yoga to both relax and energize ourselves. Meditation, visualization and journaling will deepen our inner experience and understanding. 
First Timer's Week
December 8 - 13
Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat
December 13 - 15
Therapeutic Yoga Retreat
December 13 - 15
 
How to Love God More Deeply
December 27 - 29
 
New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
December 28 to January 1, 2020
 
Free Yourself From Stress Retreat
January 3 - 5, 2020
Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and
Balanced Living

January 10 - 12, 2020
 
Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?
January 10 - 12, 2020
First Timer's Week
January 26 - 31, 2020
Life, Death, and the Astral World
January 31 - February 2, 2020
Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Principles
January 19 - 26
Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
January 26 - 29
Restorative Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
January 29 - February 1
 
Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health
February 18 - 24

Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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