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       EVENTS IN

       2013

  • Teaching seminar

  • Book promotion "Satsang" Vol.II by Teacher Pavlos  K. Hassanagas

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Veles

  • Teaching seminar

  • Satsang on Guru Purnima

  • Welcoming of new candidates in the Yoga Teacher Training School

  • 36th International Seminar with the Teacher in Krusevo

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Kavadarci

  • Satsangs with Teacher Pavlos  K. Hassanagas in Prilep and Skopje

  • Promotion of the book "Satsang-In the Company of Truth" by Teacher Pavlos  K. Hassanagas    in Stip

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Prilep

  • Participation at the Book Fair in Skopje

  • Yoga for Children with special needs

  • Lectures by the Teacher in Skopje

  • Satsangs with Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas in Veles and Skopje

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Veles

  • Promotion of the book "Satsang" by Teacher Pavlos  K. Hassanagas in Kavadarci, Bitola and Veles

EVENTS IN 2012

-YEAR OF YOGA-

  • Promotion of the book "Satsang-In the Company of Truth" by Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Skopje

  • 3 Year Anniversary of Negotino Yoga Section

  • Satsang with the Teacher in Veles

  • Blagoja Gjorgjieski, MD winner of "November 3rd Award"

  • Satsang with the Teacher in Skopje

  • 25 Years Bitola Yoga Society

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Bitola

  • Teaching seminar

  • Meditation classes with the Teacher in Skopje

  • Celebrating 40 years Yoga in Macedonia

  • Celebrating Guru Purnima

  • Satsang with the Teacher in Skopje

  • 35th International Seminar with the Teacher in Krusevo

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Shtip

  • In memoriam prof.Ctibor Dostalek

  • Seminar and satsang with the Teacher in Skopje

EVENTS IN 2011

  • Presentation "Yoga and Diabetes"

  • Promotion of "Hatha Yoga Pradipika" in Macedonian

  • Seminar with the teacher in Skopje

  • Participation at Women's Fair

  • Seminar with the teacher in Skopje

  • Participation at the Medicine Fair in Skopje

  • "Yoga Week"        - 30 years Skopje Yoga Society and 25 years Prilep Yoga Society  

  • In the Ancient Inca Empire

EVENTS IN 2010

  • Promotion of "Sadhana - Yoga Practice" second book by teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas

  • Seminar with the Teacher in Skopje

  • Summer Yoga School

  • Yoga for Youth Leaders

  • 33. International Yoga Seminar with teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas

  • Teaching Seminar

  • 25 years of  "Week of yoga" manifestation in Macedonia - seminars and satsangs with the teacher

  • Teaching Seminar

EVENTS IN 2009

  • Promotion of "Yoga - Spiritual Odyssey" book by teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas 

  • Seminar with the teacher in Skopje

  • Seminar with the teacher on the occasion of 20 years of Shtip Yoga Society

  • Satsang with Teacher P.K. Hassanagas on Guru Purnima

  • 32 International Yoga seminar with Teacher P.K. Hassanagas

  • Lecture on Yoga and Ayurveda

  • Teaching seminar

  • Lecture on Ayurveda

  • Seminar with Teacher P.K. Hassanagas on Freedom

  • Namaste - Impressions from a spiritual journey to Nepal

EVENTS IN 2008

  • Teaching seminar

  • Seminars with Teacher  P.K. Hassanagas        in Skopje

  • Seminar with  Teacher P.K. Hassanagas        in Veles

  • Teaching Seminar

  • Guru Purnima

  • 31. International Yoga Seminar with Teacher P.K. Hassanagas

  • Lecture in Ohrid

  • Seminars with the Teacher on Satya & Asatya

  • Lecture in Stip

EVENTS IN 2007

  • Teaching Seminars

  • Seminar with the Teacher on Viveka

  • Seminars on Pranayama & Pranamaya Kosha

  • New Yoga Clubs in Kavadarci and Bogdanci

  • Seminar with  the Teacher in Bitola

  • 30. International Yoga Seminar with Teacher P.K. Hassanagas

  • Public lecture by the Teacher

 

 

 

TEACHING SEMINAR FOR JUNIOR ASSISTANTS

proper ATTITUDE IN TEACHING

CORRECT PERFORMANCE OF INTERMEDIATE COURSE VYAYAMA AND ASANA

20 October 2013, Skopje

 

 

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BOOK PROMOTION

SATSANG-IN THE COMPANY OF TRUTH VOL. II

by TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

6 October 2013, Veles

 

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SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

THE MIND IN AVIDYA - ON IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY AND OBLIVION

6 October 2013, Veles

 

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TEACHING SEMINAR FOR JUNIOR ASSISTANTS

ROLES AND OBLIGATIONS IN THE TEACHING PROCESS

CORRECT PERFORMANCE OF BEGINNERS COURSE VYAYAMA AND ASANA

15 September 2013, Skopje

 

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GURU PURNIMA SATSANG

22 July 2013, Skopje

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WELCOMING OF NEW CANDIDATES IN THE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL

6 July 2013, Skopje

  

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36. INTERNATIONAL YOGA SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

MRITYU AND YOGA - THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF DEATH

AND OUR  CONFRONTATION WITH LIFE AND FEAR

8-9 June 2013, Krushevo

 

  

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SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

GITA AS PATH OF SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION:

SANNYASA YOGA AND ADHYATMA YOGA

KAVADARCI, MAY 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SATSANGS WITH THE TEACHER FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR

BHAGAVAD-GITA: WHEN DHARMAKSHETRA IS IN THE MIND

15&19 April 2013, Prilep and Skopje

 

 

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BOOK PROMOTION

SATSANG-IN THE COMAPNY OF TRUTH BY TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

17 April 2013, Shtip

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SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

BHAGAVAD-GITA: WHEN DHARMAKSHETRA IS IN THE MIND

Action and knowledge - paths of the heart and the mind

14 April 2013, Prilep

 

Over 130 practitioners attended the seminar, while guests from Spain, Germany, England and Australia followed it online.

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PARTICIPATION AT THE 25.INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

9-13 April 2013, Skopje

 

 

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YOGA FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

March-April 2013, Prilep Yoga Society

 

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30 YEARS PUBLISHING ACTIVITY OF YOGA FEDERATION OF MACEDONIA

Lecture by Teacher Pavlos Hassanagas

29 March 2013, Skopje

 

35 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST LECTURE AND YOGA COURSE IN MACEDONIA

Lecture by Teacher Pavlos Hassanagas

20 March 2013, Skopje

 

SATSANGS WITH THE TEACHER FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR

BHAGAVAD-GITA: i, ARJUNA AND THE KURUKSHETRA OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE

11-12 March 2013, Veles and Skopje

 

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

BHAGAVAD-GITA: i, ARJUNA AND THE KURUKSHETRA OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE

10 March 2013, Veles

 

Over 110 practitioners participated at the seminar, which was also followed

online by guests from Spain and USA.

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BOOK PROMOTIONS

SATSANG - IN THE COMPANY OF TRUTHby TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

January-February 2013, Kavadarci, Bitola and Veles

 

 

 

BOOK PROMOTION

SATSANG - IN THE COMPANY OF TRUTHby TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

23 December 2012, Skopje

 

 

The promotion of new book by the Teacher was held in the Memorial Center "Nikola Kljusev" in Skopje. Bujar Hoxha, professor of comparative literature and semiotics, promoted the book. This was the final event of the celebration of the Year of Yoga in Macedonia. During December a promotion of the book was also held in Prilep.

 

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SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

MEDITATION AND VIVEKA - THE MIND VERSUS IGNORANCE, NEGATIVITY, WEAKNESS AND CRISIS

23 December 2012, Skopje

 

The seminar was dedicated to the inseparable relation between meditation and viveka, the high quality achieved through meditation and crucial for its comprehensive understanding. The ability of the mind to distinguish, recognize, discriminate more than it can "see" at first glance is the best quality it can acquire both from a spiritual and and an everyday point of view.
The Teacher presented the complex structure of mind from the point view of yoga. He made the mutual entanglement in the functioning of the substructures of the mind : the sensory mind, consciousness, higher intellect and ego, easily understandable through various examples, as well as through the practice of the first two levels of the meditative technique antar mouna.

 

 

On our spiritual path, that is inseparable from our daily lives, we face personal ignorance, negativity, weakness, crisis. We are often powerless to discern, identify and get rid of these categories and states of our mind, that make us unhappy and lead us away from the path of correct understanding.  To be able to realize their true dimension one requires a purified mind, capable of clear viveka. Meditation as a means by which to achieve this state, will transform our ignorance, weakness, negativity and will lift us to a position of power, understanding and love.
The last of this year's series of seminars on "Meditation" was followed by over 130 practitioners from the Yoga Federation, as well as by guests from Germany and Spain.

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3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF NEGOTINO YOGA SECTION

 

On December 5th, the anniversary of the yoga section in Negotino was celebrated with a visit by teacher Pavlos Hassanagas. The practitioners had an opportunity to ask him questions regarding their practice and the recognition of the positive changes it brought to them. The event was attended by 70 practitioners from Negotino, Kavadarci, Veles and Prilep.           

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SATSANG WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

14 November 2012, Veles

 

On the occasion of 40 years Yoga in Macedonia the Teacher visited the Veles Yoga Society again. The satsang was attended by 50 practitioners and it was an opportunity for them to pose questions to their teacher and through his answers to discover new truths that will guide them on the path of yoga and their personal development.

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YOGA PROFESSOR BLAGOJA GJORGJIESKI, MD, WINNER OF THE "3rd NOVEMBER " AWARD BY THE CITY OF PRILEP

 

Blagoja Gorgieski, physiatrist and yoga professor at Yoga Federation of Macedonia was awarded for his outstanding contribution in the field of medicine and yoga research. The award was presented to him on the occasion of the November 3, Liberation Day of Prilep.

 

 

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SATSANG WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

30 October 2012, Skopje

 

The satsang was held in the presence of over 40 practitioners from Skopje Yoga Society who attend courses at the Planet Ayurveda Center.

  

 

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25 YEARS OF BITOLA YOGA SOCIETY
PUBLIC LECTURE BY TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

AND PROMOTION OF “40 YEARS YOGA IN MACEDONIA” VIDEO
October 20th 2012, Bitola

The "longevity" of its members is always an unequivocal confirmation for the successful work of an organization. This year Bitola Yoga Society celebrates its 25th anniversary. The celebration was attended by approximately 180 guests – members of Bitola Yoga Society, guests from other yoga centers in Macedonia as well as many yoga enthusiasts and supporters from the city.

 

 

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Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas gave a lecture on the topic: "Yoga and Man in the Modern World - How we arrived from Virtue to Ability." He spoke on the process of natural evolution of yoga as a spiritual system, especially emphasizing the risk of depreciation of values in the process. The lecture also concerned the relevance of these transformations in today's conditions and the adverse consequences arising from the replacement of virtue as the ultimate goal with the attempts to achieve success and to be assessed as capable at any cost.

 

 

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Within the celebration a video on 40 years since the beginnings of teaching yoga in Macedonia was also promoted. The video was produced by "Zaga production" from Bitola. The video brought about great admiration among the participants, due to its strong emotional charge and sincere and direct message on the grandeur and importance of yoga. You can view the video here.

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS
MEDITATION AND THE MIND - THE PATH TO ONESELF THROUGH EVERYDAY LIFE
October 21st, 2012, Bitola
 

At the seminar the Teacher pointed to the different levels which are affected by the practice of meditation, thereby explaining its role in the purification of all the layers of the mind, in calming the kleshas and in the process of realization of one’s true nature and revelation of the answers to the questions "What I am and what I am not?" and "What is the connection of one individual with other people and with the whole Universe?". Particular emphasis was placed on the place of spiritual practice today - in the context of the everyday life of the practitioner, but also in terms of its definition in a historical and evolutionary perspective.

 

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The Teacher spoke on the importance of recognizing the spiritual element in the everyday, seemingly small gestures, actions and relationships and their enormous transformative power. The ultimate conclusion was that the place of spirituality today is here, in the mundane life, among the people with everything that seems as pain or happiness to us.

 

The seminar was attended by almost 150 practitioners from the

Yoga Federation of Macedonia, as well as guests from Greece

TEACHING SEMINAR WITH PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS
SADHANA FOR YOGA TEACHERS - PRACTICE, OBSTACLES

AND PATH TO IMPROVEMENT
October 20th 2012, Bitola

The seminar for the Teaching Staff of Yoga Federation of Macedonia was held in the premises of the Bitola Yoga Society. It reviewed the specific obstacles that yoga teachers face today in building their personal practice, according to the conditions in which they live and teach. The key coordinates in the structure of a yoga teacher’s sadhana were also set, as well as how to maintain it as basis for both personal and professional growth.

 

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MEDITATION CLASSES WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS IN SKOPJE

24-28th September 2012, Skopje

On the occasion of 40 years Yoga in Macedonia the Integral Yoga Center in Skopje organized a series of meditation classes under the guidance of Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas. He pointed out the necessity of practicing this supreme yoga technique, the relation of meditation with the mind with reference to the steps that will enable the conditions for meditation to occur. The classes consisted of pranayama practice and meditation. The last class included a screening of the movie "Monk", whose theme was related to the talks of the Teacher in the susceptibility of the mind to the impact of negativity. The classes were attended by two dozen advanced practitioners from the Integral Yoga Center and served as preparation for the upcoming seminar. 

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VISITS BY THE TEACHER TO SEVERAL CENTERS AS PART OF CELEBRATING

40 YEARS YOGA IN MACEDONIA

September 2012

 

During September the Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas visited several centers as part of the on-going celebration of the jubilee 40 Years Yoga in Macedonia. The practitioners from Veles, Prilep, Bitola, Stip, Kavadarci and Negotino had the opportunity to meet with the Teacher and ask questions regarding the theory and practice of yoga.

 

 

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GURU PURNIMA CELEBRATION
3 July 2012, Skopje

 

The Guru Purnima satsang with Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas was attended by over 50 members of Skopje and Veles Yoga Societies and was followed online by members of other societies and sections of Yoga Federation of Macedonia, as well as by guests from Spain and Germany.


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SATSANG WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS
21 June 2012, Skopje

 

The satsang was held in the presence of over 40 practitioners from Skopje Yoga Society and Veles Yoga Society who participated at the seminar held the previous weekend in Krusevo.

  

 

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35th INTERNATIONAL YOGA SEMINAR

with Teacher Pavlos Hassanagas

MODELS AND STAGES OF MEDITATION: WHEN THE MIND IS TRYING

TO COMPREHEND ITSELF

15-17 June 2012, Krusevo, Montana Palace Hotel

 

During the lectures teacher Pavlos Hassanagas reflected upon the essential importance of meditation in yoga, as an experience that transforms us and brings up a true understanding of ourselves and the world and spoke how to refine the mind with qualities it should possess to be able to reach the state of meditation.
 

For this purpose the teaching staff at the Yoga Federation of Macedonia held several workshops and presentations. At the workshop on pranayama, led by Vanco Taseski and Blagoja Gjorgjieski,participants practiced pranayama techniques that prepare the mind for meditation. The workshop on mudras and OM, led by Stevan Milik and Katerina Naumova, was supported by a presentation of different types of mudras and their role in preparing the body and mind for meditation, while the section devoted to the mantra OM explained the spiritual significance of this sacred syllable and the necessary approach for proper practice of this model of meditation.

 

 

THE seminar WAS ATTENDED BY OVER 80 PRACTITIONERS FROM YOGA FEDERATION OF MACEDONIA

aS WELL AS GUESTS FROM usa, GERMANY, ENGLAND AND SPAIN

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The presentation of scientific research on meditation within medicine and psychology by Blagoja Gjorgjieski, MD and Katerina Naumova, Psych MSc showed that the study of meditation is a challenge for modern science and that the qualities of meditation are scientifically verified.

 

Integral part of the seminar were the hatha yoga classes held in nature. Embraced by nature, the body and mind sank to a state of harmony as an introduction to the meditations held by the Teacher. Various models of meditation were practiced, including meditation on breathing, breathing, so-ham and om meditation, as well as bhakti meditation.

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On 15th June during the 31st International Teaching Seminar the Teacher spoke on the methodology of teaching meditation. Noting that meditation is the key method in yoga, he emphasized the importance of preparedness of the teacher, the proper guidance of the practitioner to meditation, the training of body and mind, how to support the practitioners and of knowing the obstacles on the path to meditation.

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS
Meditation Basics - THE mind between the inner and THE outer world
6 May 2012, Shtip

 

In the first part of the seminar the Teacher spoke about the place of meditation in yoga, the functioning of the mind, its orientation toward the outer and the inner world and how to purify and refine it so that meditation could be achieved, on happiness, human suffering and the role of meditation in realization of true happiness.

 

"As we can not prepare fine dining using filthy ingredients so we can not reach meditation if we do not refine the mind with the qualities of yama.

As a result true meditation will simply appear and visit us.

 It will descend on the shoulder of our soul when it will feel that it is quiet,

pure, peaceful, free from aggression and anger towards others and onesef,
towards the present, the past or the future ... "

 

 

The seminar was held at the University Library "Goce Delchev" in Shtip and was attended by over 90 practitioners from Yoga Federation of Macedonia
and followed online by teachers from our school who work in
Spain, Germany, Poland and Brazil

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The second and third part of the seminar were practical, emphasizing how to prepare the body and the mind for meditation, with demonstration and practice of techniques that improve the sitting position, techniques that help achieve a state of introspection as agochari mudra, yoga mudra and bramari pranayama, and meditative techniques antar mouna and om meditation were also practiced.

IN MEMORIAM

prof.dr.Ctibor Dostalek

 

April 24 marks a one year anniversary from the death of our friend and associate Prof. Dr. Ctibor Dostalek. Professor Dostalek was an outstanding authority in the field of neuro-physiology, primarily focused on studying the effects of yoga on psychosomatic functions in humans. He has received many international honors and awards and was an author of over 250 scientific papers and three monographs >>>

SATSANG WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS
31 March 2012, Skopje

 

The satsang with teacher Pavlos K. Hasanagas was held at the Integral Yoga Center  in Skopje in the presence of 50 practitioners of Skopje Yoga Society to celebrate 40 years since the day of his arrival in Macedonia, 31 March 1972.

 

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SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION: ANTAR MOUNA - JOURNEY TO THE FRONTIERS OF THE MIND AND BEYOND

25 March 2012, Skopje

 

The first in the series of seminars dedicated to meditation was held on March 25 in Skopje under the guidance of teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas. It was attended by over 120 practitioners from Yoga Federation of Macedonia.
 

"Meditation and yoga are one. Meditation is a process that happens in yoga,

it is a method in the science of yoga ...
If you extract meditation from yoga we will have a box with no content,
a plate without a meal, a glass without wine, we will not lose the reason
for practicing yoga."

 

In the first part the teacher spoke on what meditation represents, he made a review of its significance, explained the prerequisites for its practice and pointed to obstacles that have to be overcome on the path to meditation.

  
 

 

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Meditation is the crown of yoga that brings us to important insights about ourselves. Yoga prepares the body, the mind and the pranic system to function as an instrument of knowledge in meditation, through which man can realize himself, nature and the cosmos. Meditation enables us to discover and deepen the communication with ourselves, with others, with nature, with the cosmos. It places us in the center of life in terms of where and when life happens, enabling us to experience ourselves here and now.

  

"Although it is a mental act, meditation happens through cooperation with the body.
If the body is sick, weak, untrained, tired, it can not support you
in meditation and it will be an obstacle. In order for meditation to appear and to last as a process, first we must enable the body for meditation."

 
The second part of the seminar was practical, the importance of techniques that improve the sitting position was emphasized and antar mouna was practiced as an introduction to meditation.

PRESENTATION
"YOGA AND DIABET
ÅS"

27 December 2011, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje

 

 

As part of an event organized by Novo Nordisk and the Macedonian Association of Diabetics, representatives of Yoga Federation of Macedonia: Dr. Blagoja Gjorgjieski – physiatrist and yoga professor, and Martina Samarova, Regional Project Manager at Novo Nordisk, Latin America held a presentation on the following topic: "Yoga and Diabetes - A Holistic approach to prevention and treatment of diabetes". Over 70 members of the Macedonian Association of Diabetics attended the presentation. Òeacher Pavlos Hassanagas and yoga professor Stevan Milik also attended the event. The presentation focused on two main points: the importance of all types of physical activity for diabetes patients and, in particular, the importance of yoga as a complementary method for prevention and treatment of diabetes. Particular emphasis was placed on yoga methodology as being most beneficial due to its holistic nature that incorporates various techniques (asanas, breathing techniques, relaxation, meditation, etc).

 

PROMOTION

OF THE MACEDONIAN TRANSLATION OFHATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA

11 December 2011, Skopje Fair

 

 

The book is translated and published by Yoga Federation of Macedonia

 

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

SHRADDHA, ASHRADDHA & SAMSHAYA - THE MIRACULOUS PATH

OF FAITH AND DOUBT TO SELF-REALIZATION 

11 December 2011, Skopje Fair

 

 

 

The seminar was held in the Diplomatic Hall at Skopje Fair.

Over 100 participants from Yoga Federation of Macedonia attended the seminar.

 

PARTICIPATION AT WOMEN'S FAIR

4-6 November 2011, Skopje Fair

 

Presentation: YOGA FOR A HEALTHY,    Presentation: HEALTHY, WISE AND

RELAXED AND HARMONIOUS                   BEAUTIFUL - ON YOGA AND WOMEN

PREGNANCY - Anastazija Terzijeva        Danica Lepojevik, yoga instructor

Ilieva, senior yoga instructor     

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF OUR DIET

16 îêòîìâðè 2011, Skopje Fair

 

 

The seminar was held in the Diplomatic Hall at Skopje Fair.

Over 100 participants from Yoga Federation of Macedonia attended the seminar.

 

 

 

YOGA FOR YOUTH LEADERS

During the summer yoga professor Vancho Taseski held yoga classes for the participants of the "LEADERSHIP INTER-ETHNIC CAMP" organized by AMERICAN CORNER Skopje, Shtip and Struga. The camp was held in hotel Solferino in Struga, from August 8th till 11th.

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SUMMER YOGA SCHOOL IN OHRID 2011

 

 

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34th INTERNATIONAL YOGA SEMINAR

with Teacher Pavlos Hassanagas

HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA - RETURNING TO THE ROOTS OF HATHA YOGA

17-19 June 2011, Krusevo, Montana Palace Hotel

 

 

PARTICIPATION AT THE 29th INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE FAIR

27-29 April 2011, Skopje Fair

 

Presentation: YOGA AS THERAPY

FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND PSYCHOSOMATIC DISEASES

Blagoja Gjorgjieski, MD and yoga professor

Presentation: YOGA FOR A HEALTHY AND HARMONIOUS PREGNANCY

Anastazija Terzijeva Ilieva, senior yoga instructor

YOGA WEEK IN MACEDONIA

30 YEARS SKOPJE YOGA SOCIETY & 25 YEARS PRILEP YOGA SOCIETY

 

          

            MOVIE HOME                                SATSANG                           SEMINAR

INTEGRAL YOGA CENTER               WITH THE TEACHER           WITH THE TEACHER

               25 MARCH                                 31 MARCH                            3 APRIL

 

IN THE ANCIENT INCA EMPIRE

IMPRESSIONS FROM TRAVELING THROUGH PERU, BOLIVIA AND CHILE

Natasha Todevska

4 March 2011, Skopje

 

 

BOOK PROMOTION

"SADHANA - YOGA PRACTICE" by TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

28th November 2010, Skopje Fair

 


SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

FREE WILL OR DETERMINISM?

28th November 2010, Skopje Fair

 

 

 

The seminar was held in the Diplomatic Hall at Skopje Fair.

Over 100 participants from Yoga Federation of Macedonia attended the seminar.

 

33rd INTERNATIONAL YOGA SEMINAR

with Teacher Pavlos Hassanagas

SUKHA & DUHKHA - ON HAPPINESS AND SUFFERING

11-13 June 2010, Ohrid, Metropol Hotel

 

 

TEACHING SEMINAR

SELF EDUCATION OF YOGA INSTRUCTORS

9 May 2010, Skopje

 

 

The seminar was held under the guidance of Stevan Milik and Vanco Taseski, yoga professors and Blagoja Gjorgjieski, senior instructor

25 YEARS OF "WEEK OF YOGA" IN MACEDONIA

Each March since 1985 we celebrate the beginnings of teachings yoga in Macedonia.

           

                23 MARCH             26 & 29 MARCH            27 & 28 MARCH                

            MOVIE PROJECTION        SATSANGS WITH THE TEACHER     SEMINARS WITH THE TEACHER

             IN SKOPJE                       IN SKOPJE AND PRILEP                   IN BITOLA AND PRILEP

 

TEACHING SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

MOTIVATION OF YOGA INSTRUCTORS

17 January 2010, Skopje

 

BOOK PROMOTION

"YOGA - SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY" by TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

13 December 2009, Museum of the city of Skopje

 

 

Until March 2010 the book was also promoted in Prilep, Veles and Stip.


SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

UNDERSTANDING YOGA IN A CONFUSING WORLD - PART II

13 December 2009, Skopje

 

 

The seminar was held at the Multy Business Center at Skopje Fair.

Over 70 participants from Yoga Federation of Macedonia attended.

 


SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

on the occasion of 20 years of Stip Yoga Society

UNDERSTANDING YOGA IN A CONFUSING WORLD

18 October 2009, Stip

 

 

The seminar was held at Stip City Hall.

Over 70 participants from Yoga Federation of Macedonia attended, as well as guests from Algiers and Germany.

 

SATSANG WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

ON THE OCCASION OF GURU PURNIMA DAY OF SPIRITUAL TEACHERS

7 July 2009, Skopje

 

Guru Purnima is traditionally celebrated on the first full moon (purnima) in July as the Day of spiritual teachers (Gurus). One way to celebrate this day is with a Satsang (“reunion with the truth”), which is an opportunity for the disciples to ask their teacher related to the spiritual development.   

 

32nd INTERNATIONAL YOGA SEMINAR

with Teacher Pavlos Hassanagas

SPIRITUALITY, US AND THE UNIVERSE

3-5 July 2009, Struga, h. Makpetrol

  

Practitioners from Yoga Federation of Macedonia and guests from Algeria

participated at the seminar

LECTURE ON YOGA AND AYURVEDA

for the Teaching staff of Yoga Federation of Macedonia

Dr.Vikram Chauhan, M.A in Ayurvedic Pharmacology

28 June 2009, Skopje

 

 

 

The lecture focused on the following subjects: basic concepts of Ayurveda, relation of Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga as therapy, Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali… 

TEACHING SEMINAR

Held by yoga professors Vanco Taseski and Stevan Milik  

31 May 2009, Skopje

 

LECTURE

AYURVEDA - ART OF BEING

Dr.Vikram Chauhan, M.A in Ayurvedic Pharmacology

28 April 2009, Skopje

 

 

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

SPIRITUAL LIBERATION AND ITS LIMITATIONS
29 March 2009, Veles

 

"The Universe has given us infinite Freedom. The problem is what we do with it. Did we ever manage to understand what freedom is? Do we ask ourselves

why is it given to us and what is Nature’s aim in  giving us freedom?!"

  

 

"Is the image that we have of freedom the right one? What is the nature of freedom and of its limitations that separate us from it? Do we really want

to be free? Do we have fear more from freedom or from its limitations?

These are just few  of the “big” question we should all think about

and that are worth investigating…”

 

  

Over 70 practitioners from all centers of Yoga Federation of Macedonia participated at the seminar

NAMASTE
IMPRESSIONS FROM A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IN NEPAL  
Jasmina Kantardzieva, journalist
27 March 2009, Skopje

   

TEACHING SEMINAR

GRADATION IN TEACHING YOGA

TEACHING METHODS for ADVANCE YOGA COURSES

25 January 2009, Skopje

 

 

The seminar was held by yoga professors

Vanco Taseski and Stevan Milik

SEMINARS WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS
FROM BHAYA TO NIRBHAYA AND BEYOND...
-
Fear and the Path to Liberation -
20-21 December 2008, Skopje

 

 “Bravery is not the opposite of fear - bravery is the way we face fear.

We should learn to live in the present, here and now.

We should ask our self more often: Who am I? and What is our relation with God?  It is good to remember death in an awakening manner and it’s very important

to learn how to pray. We should also learn how to give and to become aware

of the power of love. And meditation is principal method that brings us back

to our source where all fear stops.”

 

 

Due to the significant interest, the seminar was organized in two days. Both seminars were visited by over 100 practitioners from Yoga Federation of Macedonia. 
 

Since these seminars were a continuation of the seminar held in October in Veles, the Teacher focused on general and specific fears, and how we cope with them.      

 

 

The Teacher pointed out that our feeling of separateness from the whole is the basic reason for the existence of fear and the source of all our big or small fears. He also emphasized the substantial importance of becoming aware of our connection with the whole as a path to absolute liberation from fear. 


How long have we been  separated? As long as we are separate, me and the whole, me and you, me and all that exists beyond the limitations of my mind,

until then we will feel fear. As long as I don’t know where I come from, until then I will feel fear. As long as I don’t know that I am a result of a spiritual evolution, thru many lives, until then I will feel fear. As long as I don’t know where I am

and what is going on, I will feel fear. As long as I don’t know who I am,

what I am, until then I will feel fear. As long as I don’t find out where am I going, what my purpose is, what is expected from me and what I should do,

until then I will feel fear.”

SEMINAR WITH TEACHER PAVLOS HASSANAGAS

On occasion of 15 years Veles Yoga Society

BHAYA ON FEAR, ITS PROFANE AND SPIRITUAL NATURE

AND THE PATh TO liberation - a YOGic PERSPECTIVE

18 October 2008, Veles

 

Fear has penetrated us as dust in a very complicated mechanism.

Behind every action we take, behind every thought we have, behind every word

we utter fear lays  hidden…The first step is to discover the nature of fear and to get close to it, instead of run away from or towards it.”

 

The seminar was held in the Municipality of Veles.  

Over 120 practitioners from Yoga Federation of Macedonia participated.

 

 

The Teacher spoke on what fear is, how it manifests, how long it exists in us,

what we fear from, why we feel fear and how we feel fear…

 

“…We enter life with fear coiled inside us. The day we are born we experience the first fear

and that's when all begins. Then as we grow, we grow in fear… All the fears that

we will experience will determine the way we will react in the future.”

 

 

Ignorance (Avidya) about our true nature is the main cause of all fears. The Teacher emphasized the Kleshas (inner sub-conscious or conscious limitations for spiritual development) and the importance of their surpassing as the path to liberation from fear.

 

It does not matter how we are when we are healthy, it matters how we are in sickness.

It does not matter how we are when we are happy, it matters how we are when we are in adversity. It does not matter how we are in wealth, it matters how we are in poverty.

 It does not matter how we are when in false security, but how we are in fear….

The moments of weakness are the measure of man.” 

 

    

         Professor Stevan Milik spoke                       Congratulations for the anniversary to

         of his experience in facing                           Anastazija Terzijeva-Ilieva, President of      

         the fear of death                                         Veles Yoga Society, from other

                                                                           societies in the Yoga Federation

 

... Fear is a great teacher. It can teach us everything.

If we only knew how to listen. Every moment is a lecture.

We can cope with the fear and overcome it.

In that way we overcome a part of ourselves...”


TEACHING SEMINAR

Correct performance of Vyayama, Asanas and Bandhas

27 September 2008, Skopje

  

The seminar was conducted for the junior teaching staff in Yoga Federation of Macedonia. It was held by yoga instructors Anastazija Terzijeva-Ilieva, Vesna Petrovska and Olivera Mitrevska Veljkovic, and by yoga professor Vanco Taseski.


GURU PURNIMA

Day of spiritual teachers

18 July 2008

Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of full moon (poornima) in July. On the night on 18 July members of all centers in Yoga Federation of Macedonia, joined a group meditation, dedicated to the spiritual connection with our Teacher. Usually on this day students show respect and appreciation of their Teacher in direct contact or through meditation. This day also presents a possibility for each student to make a retrospective review of his/hers spiritual progress.


31st INTERNATIONAL YOGA SEMINAR

with Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas

ON LOVE - BETWEEN MYTHS AND THE TRUTH

27-29 June 2008, Struga

 

 

About 70 practitioners from Yoga Federation of Macedonia participated, as well as guests from Germany, New Zealand and USA.

 

The lectures of the Teacher initiated the following questions: What is love? Is it a feeling, thought, idea, a concept? Why do we love? Do we know how to love? How should we love? Do we think about love while it lasts or we start to ask when it disappears? Do we know how to give and receive love?

  

Yoga is love. Life is love. Whether we are conscious of it or not, love is the most important thing that exists in and around us. The world exists because of love.

 Life exists because of love”

  

Love is programmed inside us. We are created to love. But the understanding and the way how we should do it are not defined in advance. We should discover them.”

 

“We have a need for love stronger than a need for air… From our love it depends how alive we are. When you don’t love, you just think that you are alive. Only biological functions are working. It is another thing to Live. It is another thing to Be. We can live with water, with food, but real life begins when we have love. We start to die in the moment when we do not love anymore.”

 

The program of the seminar included lectures, satsangs, workshops, morning hatha yoga classes and evening meditations.


LECTURE IN OHRID

Professor Vancho Taseski held a lecture titled “With yoga against tension and stress and towards better health” for the employees of kindergarten “Jasna Risteska” in Ohrid on 7 May. Yoga classes for the employees of the kindergarten are held twice a week.


SEMINARS WITH TEACHER PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

 

  

Teaching seminar, 29 March 2008, Skopje

SATYA & ASATYA Ethical Problems in Teaching Yoga

 

“…Yoga is the path of searching for the truth. This path should be traveled with small steps. We should start with small truths. They will bring us to the final truth…”

 

The Teacher accented the importance and responsibility of each teaching staff member in the process of teaching and learning yoga. The problem with satya (truthfulness) and asatya (lie), the importance of facing and resolving this problem, and how viveka (discrimination) can become an element of education of the students - those were the essential questions that were analyzed by the Teacher and the teaching staff of the Yoga Federation.

 

“One truth is enough for it self. One lie is not enough for itself. There is always a need to be supported by another lie... and another…and so on without end...”


 

Seminar for the practitioners, 30 March 2008

SATYA AND ASATYA

The path of Viveka in distinguishing and understanding the lie and the truth

Multi Business Center, Skopje Fair

 

“…Viveka is the ability of the mind to distinguish not just good from bad, important from unimportant,  but also to distinguishing the lie from the truth, since how can we know what is good if we do not  know the truth about the good itself...”

 

Why shouldn’t we lie? What happens when we lie, and what happens when we tell the truth? What is the truth worth? What is the difference between organic and theoretical truth?  Why does the lie have the power of negativity? - Those were part of the questions discussed by the Teacher.

The seminar retained its dynamics from the beginning until the end.  Through examples from everyday life in facing lies and the truth, the different shades and levels in their distinguishing, the Teacher brought the subject closer to all participants.

 

“…We are witnesses of the truth because we participate in each act in life… Even when we tell lies there is one part of us that knows the whole truth. It is a question of time when the truth will want to come out on the surface causing a turmoil within us, no matter this is a “small” or “large” lie, a half-lie or a half-truth. The choice is ours -  whether we would prefer the lie or the truth…”


LECTURE IN STIP  

  

The lecture “Yoga- Path to perfect health” was held in Stip on 15 March

in the City Library. The lecturer was Blagoja Gjorgjieski, MD, yoga instructor

and physiatrist.  


ACTIVITIES IN  2007

 

TEACHING SEMINARS

 

Seminar with the Teacher

On 29 December in Skopje, Teacher Pavlos K. Hasanagass held a seminar for the teaching staff of Yoga Federation of Macedonia that also marked the beginning of work of the new Integral Yoga Center in Skopje. The seminar was a continuation of the prior one. The teaching teams from each Yoga Society presented and analyzed concepts for different types of specialized and therapeutic programs (prenatal/postnatal, children, teenagers, seniors, managers, asthma and other lung diseases, scoliosis and other spine deformities).  

 

Seminar with the professors

On 24 November in Skopje, the teaching staff of Yoga Federation of Macedonia participated at a seminar held by yoga professors Vanco Taseski and Stevan Milic. The seminar, organized as a workshop, was dedicated to the process of preparing programs for yoga courses and developing a structural analysis of the programs.


SEMINAR WITH THE TEACHER

VIVEKA - The path of the mind from delusion to differentiation

23 December, Prilep

 

Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas spoke about the education of the mind to develop its ability to differentiate and recognize real values. This is a process in which one gets a complete insight, an unconditional and undistorted perception of phenomenons inside him and around him.

It is very important to know that this philosophical concept has a very practical dimension – each of us in every moment of life is faced with a choice to be made, and an ability of proper and efficient judgment is of crucial importance. Through discussion with the participants and examples, the Teacher accented exactly this aspect of Viveka. 


SEMINARS ON PRANAYAMA & PRANAMAYA KOSHA 

On 18 November in Strumica, and on 30 November in Veles, yoga professor Vanco Taseski held a lecture for the practitioners from Strumica Yoga Section and Veles Yoga Society. The seminars were divided in two parts. In the first part participants were introduced to the theory of Pranayama and improved practice of yoga breathing techniques.In the second part, professor Taseski  spoke on Pranamaya kosha, the energy system of man, on its subtle structure and the connection of this system with yoga practice.    


NEW YOGA SECTIONS IN KAVADARCI AND BOGDANCI

Last autumn two new yoga sections began working as part of Yoga Federation of Macedonia.  Upon request of citizens from Kavadarci, the first two-month yoga course was held by instructor Anastazija Terzijeva-Ilieva. The experiences of practitioners were positive, and further activities on this section are planned for spring. 

Part of the practitioners who have visited classes Gevgelija Yoga Section, have shown interest for courses in Bogdanci. The work of this section started with a public lecture on What is Yoga and what Yoga might give to us, held by professor Vanco Taseski. The classes are held by Ljuba Petkova.


SEMINAR with teacher PAVLOS K. HASSANAGAS

on behalf of the 20th Anniversary of Bitola Yoga Society

YOGA-Progressing from Theory to Practice

14 October 2007, Bitola

 

By practicing yoga, the human being is given the opportunity to experience and realize its own real nature. It is an incredible thing how we are able to look within ourselves and recognize our Real Nature in the background.

 

Such an opportunity was given to the citizens of Bitola 20 years ago, or at the end of year 1987, when the founding meeting of the Yoga Society- Bitola took place. Soon after this event, the very first beginners’ course in yoga started. In such a way, every other activity in this society was also initiated. Many beginners’, mid-level and advanced courses took place, along with specialized courses targeting children and pregnant women. Other activities included many introductory lessons, forums, seminars and photography exhibitions…

 

In the past, the teacher Pavlos Hassanagas conducted several seminars in the society, and for this anniversary, on the 14th of October he conducted a one-day seminar on the topic “Yoga—progressing from theory to practice—our lives through the prism of spirituality”. In a very pleasant and relaxing setting, once more we had the opportunity to get closer to the teachings of our teacher. During these 5 hours, we had the opportunity to pause and look at life from a different perspective. He taught us about yoga beyond asanas and meditation, about fear and how to face it, about acceptance and compassion… The teacher emphasized the importance of facing the kleshas (the obstacles on the yogi’s way), especially the fear of death which is the root of all other fears. He also presented the elements of ashtanga yoga of Patanjali as simply being various kinds of techniques for facing our own selves. The seminar caused a lot of interest among the participants, especially those who met the teacher for the very first time.

 

The seminar took place in the university library “St. Kliment Ohridski”and was attended by approximately 70 practitioners from all over Macedonia.  


30th International Yoga Seminar

with teacher P. K.HASSANAGAS

WISDOM OF THE UPANISHADS

1-3 July 2007, Struga

 

One of the most important moments in yoga is the one when the disciple meets with the teacher, listens to his/her teachings and discusses important topics for his/her own spiritual practice and individual growth. This act gains in significance when such a meeting represents a continuation of millenniums-old tradition in which all yogis from different parts of the world have participated, in different periods of the history of yoga: the conveyance of the ancient knowledge in the Upanishads. The gravity of the moment became bigger when our acquaintance with the wisdom of the Upanishads happened during the 30th International Yoga Seminar. This absolutely corresponds to the need for previous long-term practice and achievement of a certain level of spiritual maturity as a prerequisite for studying and understanding the Upanishad. 

 

Teacher Pavlos K. Hassanagas presented the Upanishads, their structure and content in four lectures. Then, he explained their role as writings that carry on and convey the spiritual knowledge accumulated throughout thousands of years, at the same time pointing out the applicability and adjustability of the Upanishads in the spiritual practice of the contemporary yoga practicioners. Many quotations from the main Upanishads enchanted the hearts of both old and new practitioners.

 

The programme was enriched with two workshops conducted by the senior teaching staff of the Yoga Federation. The topics were in different ways connected to the basic topic of the seminar. The first workshop on the topic “OM Meditation” was an excellent opportunity for the practitioners to get acquainted with this technique, its effects and the way it is practiced. The practitioners could upgrade this experience during the meditation sessions with the teacher Pavlos. During the second workshop “The Unity of Theory and Practice”, the participants applied their knowledge acquired from seminars, literature and individual practice. Several questions that appeared during the conversations were later on discussed on the satsang with the teacher.

 

The topic of the instructors’ lecture was “Problematics of the Upanishads as a teaching subject”, at which teacher Pavlos talked about the importance of matching theory with practice and the specific ways in which the teachings of the Upanishads should continue in the future.


Public lecture by the Teacher

Spirituality and the dormant powers of man

27 June 2007, Skopje City Museum

 

This lecture was one of the events with which the Yoga Federation of Macedonia noted 35 years of teaching yoga in our country.

 

For an audience of 150 visitors the teacher spoke about the human nature and the human psychophysical capabilities, as well as their role in our spiritual growth. Such phenomena can impress almost everybody, and among ordinary people they usually cause awe and fear since they are perceived to be a result of an advanced spiritual development. However, on this lecture, the teacher explained the real approach that yoga has in respect to this issue and made some parallels with other spiritual traditions such as buddhism, hesychasm, and sufism. Besides that, some scientific researches on these phenomena were presented.

 

For the teacher, this topic is just a segment from a wider spiritual culture that is based on a more holistic understanding of man and his capacities, as well as the responsibilities that come along with such a realization. According to this, the aim of this speech was to map these capabilities and their representation as one more aspect of the unity called a human being.

 

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