Monday, May 25, 2020




Samata Yoga Isolation Chant Program with Govinda

Live on Instagram every Saturday @ 4pm

Govinda will be recording a live yoga chant on Instagram every Saturday, at 4pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

All are welcome to listen and participate.

“Chanting clears the mind and revitalises the spirit”





“Chanting Clears the Mind & Revitalises the Spirit”

Chanting sacred words raises our vibration and when this is done in a group setting the effects are magnified.

Chanting can provide several physical benefits including giving us more energy, lowering stress & anxiety, reducing blood pressure and assisting with overcoming addictions and depression.

Please join us for an afternoon of chanting and discussions and discover the benefits yourself.

We host monthly chanting on the first Sunday of each month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Govinda leads us in the chanting accompanied by the band.

To listen to chanting sample Click Here.

We end the session with a home baked afternoon tea for a $3.50 donation.

We meet at Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West

** Please bring your own cushion **



Swami Durgananda, Initiated Master of Meditation, has kindly offered to make herself available for questions about meditation or to simply meditate in her presence before our monthly chant session from 12.45pm – 1.15pm. 

Having introspective time before chanting is a wonderful way to settle your mind allowing yourself to fully immerse in the chanting experience.

Next Meditation and Chant Session – 6 September 

Please join us for our next Meditation & Chant session.  
You are welcome to drop in for one or all of the sessions on offer.

Date:         6 September 2020
Times:       12.45pm – 1.15pm Meditation
                   1.30pm – 3.30pm Chanting
                   3.30pm – 3.45pm Afternoon tea

Place:   Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West


2020 Dates
2 February
1 March
5 April – One Day Yoga Intensive 9.30am – 4.30pm (CANCELLED)
9 August – One Day Yoga Intensive 9.30am – 4.30pm  (POSTPONED)
6 September

4 October
31 Oct & 1 Nov – Two Day Yoga Intensive (see below for details)
6 December – Christmas picnic and chanting in Melbourne Botanical Gardens – Bring a plate to share.

All Welcome!

Virginia Todd Centre - from car park


Retreats & Workshops 2020 


Two Day Yoga Intensive

Date:    Saturday 31 October – Sunday 1 November 2020      
Time:    Sat: 12.00 noon – 5.00pm
             Sun: 9.30am – 4.30pm 
Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West
$301.00  (Includes morning and afternoon teas)    

** Registration form and brochure will  be uploaded **


Ekadasi Fast Days

January 7 & 21
February 5 & 19
March 6 & 20
April 5 & 18
May 4 & 18
June 2 & 17
July 1, 16 & 30
August 15 & 29
September 14 & 28
October 13 & 27
November 12 & 26
December 11 & 26


We recognize and celebrate the following festivals.

Shivaratri Festival – Friday 21 February 2020
Lord Shiva’s Great Night celebrated with fasting, chanting, meditation and feasting.

Ram Navmi Festival – Thursday 2 April 2020
Celebration to honour the birth of Lord Rama – God of Orderly Good Works

Guru Purnima Festival – Sunday 5 July 2020
Devotional worship of the Guru as the spiritual teacher

Durga Ashtami – Saturday 24 October 2020
Appearance of the Goddess Durga.
She who is incomprehensible and difficult to reach.

Diwali Festival – Saturday 14 November 2020
The festival of light celebrating the return of Lord Rama

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