RESIDENTIAL COURSE: Concord and Conflict

Code: KC0007949
Duration: weekend
Teacher: Uma
A wonderful new course with Nayaswami Uma, who touches a very sensitive button and unravels it masterfully: communication! Uma was among the founders of Ananda Village in California and is recognized for the radiant warmth she infuses her classes with, as well as the depth of her experience; discover with her the power of communication and how it affects us and those around us!


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From 28/06/2024 To 30/06/2024
Price: 160,00 €


Our lives are made up of relationships. A large part of our daily lives usually involves us interacting with others, our family, friends and often with strangers. Sometimes, when those interactions don’t go well, we find ourselves feeling tense and uneasy. Over time these feelings can accumulate and when they remain unresolved, we can become generally distressed and anxious, and even afraid.

You can learn new and helpful ways to communicate with less tension and anxiety. These are tried and true techniques that can help you to relate to others in ways that reduce stress and unease. When you practice these techniques, you will see the difference in your interactions with others, which will encourage you to continue to communicate in new ways.

Learn more about:

- What is true communication?
- Ahimsa (non-violence) in communication
- How to deal with conflict
- The vital art of listening
- Cause and effect, watch what is happening
- My part in communication

Your teacher:
Nayaswami Uma Macfarlane is a Kriyacharya, Counselor and Raja Yoga Teacher. An astute counselor and teacher, Uma offers a number of classes on Raja Yoga at the Ananda Assisi center.
A student and teacher of yogic philosophy and spiritual science for 40 years, Uma lived for many years at Ananda Village in California, where served for a time as secretary for Swami Kriyananda.

She has taught at Ananda communities in the United States, as well in India and many parts of Europe. A native of the England, she brings wonderful wit and charming warmth to her classes as well as obvious depth of experience. She is currently serving in our Assisi, Italy retreat.

About her experiences as a teacher Uma says:
"People everywhere look for the same things in life – peace of mind, happiness, a sense of meaning and fulfillment. We may wonder if it’s possible to find these things. The teachings of yoga help us to realize that we can achieve the deepest hopes and dreams of our hearts. Using techniques we can apply in daily life, we begin to change and grow. This lifestyle teaching when applied sincerely and diligently, helps in all aspects of life--relationships, dealing with emotions, coping with change and the many ups and downs of life.
With self-awareness and understanding comes joy and peace, life changes in new and wonderful ways. It’s a privilege and an honor to share these teachings with the many hundreds of people that come here seeking and finding rest, relaxation and renewal and transformation.”

From one of her students:
“Speaking as someone with 15 years experience in education, the last 5 of these hiring teachers for an excellent college prep academy, I was quite impressed with Uma – her sparkling smile, and warmth of welcome. How someone so lovable to be with can at the same time be a very serious and conscientious teacher is a blessing to us all. She has a way of making you feel completely comfortable, yet at the same time, the knowledge and experience she shares is deep and meaningful. One can absorb her lessons and wisdom because she has a way of opening comfort zones, making students' minds think and share without any uneasy feelings.” S. E. - San Clemente, CA, USA

Dear friends, we will do our best, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a translation for everything in your program. We apologize for any inconvenience!

The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is:

240 euros (120 euros per day)* in a single room,
180 euros (90 euros per day)* in a double room,
160 euros (80 euros per day)* in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

* Price of membership card not included (18€)

credits immagine corso:
17:30 – 19:30 Spiritual Practices
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Orientation

7:00-8:45 Morning spiritual practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
11:00-13:30 Morning lesson
13:30 Lunch
16:15 - 17:30 Ananda Yoga
17:45-19:30 Energization and meditation or lesson in the spiritual practices
19:30 Dinner in silence
20:30 Evening program

7:00-8:45 Morning spiritual practices
8:45 Breakfast
10:00- 11:15 Morning lesson
11:30 Sunday satsang and Festival of Light
13:30 Lunch


The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is:

240 euros (120 euros per day)* in a single room,
180 euros (90 euros per day)* in a double room,
160 euros (80 euros per day)* in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

We will offer you:

Full board from the evening of arrival to lunch on the day of departure
All meditations and guided sadhana
Ananda Yoga classes
The course and materials (if any)
The essentials for your practice: meditation cushions, yoga mats, Aum-board
Kirtan and other evening programs

* Price of membership card not included (18€)

Accommodation: information and prices

To facilitate your booking, you can calculate the price of board and lodging with this simple calculator.
To get the total price (with the course price included) you can go to the edition of the course that interests you.

Cost table

Attention: During the Covid-19 period the prices below are no longer applicable. The correct all-inclusive price for each course can be found on its individual page.


Single room with bathroom € 72.00
Single without bathroom € 61.00
Double room with bathroom €  56.00
Double without bathroom €  48.00
Triple room with bathroom €  48.00
Triple without bathroom €  41.00
Dormitory (4-5 beds) €  36.00

Note: To the price of lodging and food, you have to add the price of the seminar, that includes all activities: Energization Exercises Lessons, yoga and meditation and evening activities (on most evenings).

Payments can be made in cash, by Eurocheck, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Bancomat. We can’t accept cash over 1000.00 euros.


Next time you come to Ananda, sign up for the program Yoga in Action to get a taste of community service and receive a discount on the cost of the course. You can choose the option Yoga in Action for any course where this program is available and you can continue with this option as long as you wish. Your service project might change each day.

When we learn to serve with the right attitude, this is a spiritual practice and is called Karma Yoga. The daily practice of Karma Yoga is a joyful and practical spiritual discipline that will benefit every aspect of your life.

At Ananda, there are two levels of the Yoga in Action option:

Yoga in Action Level 1

75€/course of 5 days

With Level 1, you will serve for a period of one and a half hours. This experience gives you a chance to contribute to the beautiful atmosphere of Ananda.

Yoga in Action Level 2

35€/course of 5 days

Yoga in Action Level 2 is only available if you have had prior experience of the Yoga in Action Level 1 option, or any of the Community Living Programs. With Level 2, you will serve for a period of three hours, split into two periods of daily service.

How to Register for This Program

In the page of the course you want to participate to, you will find, if available, the special price of the course with Yoga in action level 1 and 2. When you sign-up on the website or call or write us to book the course, just indicate that you wish to participate to the Yoga in Action Level 1 or 2 program. It’s that easy. Once you arrive at Ananda you will need also to complete a Yoga in Action Form and return it to our reception office.

How to book

You may make your reservation directly here on the website or by phone (+39 0742 813620) or email ( Your booking needs to be confirmed by our reception office. For courses held online, there is no need to indicate the details of your stay (date of arrival, departure…).

For courses held at our center in Assisi, please indicate your arrival and departure dates and times, the program you wish to attend, your preferred accommodation, your address, phone and email. If you need to modify your reservation, please inform us at least one week in advance.

Our reception office is open from:
Monday to Saturday 9:30-1:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-5:30pm

For on-site courses, the programmes start on the evening of the day indicated.
If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know in advance.

Please contact us to check what translations are available. Courses, both on-site and online, may be cancelled if there are fewer than five participants.

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