Shiva Trust also delivers classes and courses to enlighten you to the Scriptural Teachings regarding Self Realisation, Sri Ramana has created a variety of dynamic Courses, classes and on line study programmes which promise to expand your knowledge and Self awareness. The majority of our courses are Endorsed, or Accredited by the National Open College. Shiva Trust is a National Open College Approved Education Centre.
jNANA YOGA: removes the veil of ignorance and develops reason and will. This Yoga is developed through the Practices of; Mindful Awareness, Writing, Reading, Studying Scriptures, Japa and Mantra.
BHAKTA YOGA: develops the Heart. This Yoga is developed through the practices of; Puja, Bhajan, Chanting, Deities Worship and Temple Visits.
KARMA YOGA: purifies and develops the actions. This Yoga is developed through the practices of; Service or Seva, Charity work, Work in your chosen field, Duty or Dharma, helping your Society or Community.
RAJA YOGA: steadies the mind and makes it one-pointed. This Yoga is developed through the practices of; Meditation, Yoga Asanas, Breathing work or Pranayama, Diet, Art and Creativity.
The four Yogas are not antagonistic to one another, but are complimentary. One-sided development is not commendable. Therefore, one should practice the four Yogas. We can have our dominant Yoga as the central basis and can practice the other Yogas as auxillaries to bring in rapid progress on the spiritual path. Guru Bhakti Yoga is practiced throughout, the development of ones relationship with ones Guru using Guru Bhakti Yoga speeds up the process of Self realisation ten-fold.