Increase Your Energy Levels Through Yoga

July 8 - 10, 2016
Learn about the subtle body and its network of channels and energy centers.  Through guided meditations, visualizations and mantras we will energize our physical as well as our subtle bodies.

Yoga and Biomechanics

July 17 - 23, 2016
This instructive five-day course provides insight into the movements and postures of the body in relation to everyday life. During the training, the yoga classes, based on the Five Points of Yoga of Swami Vishnudevananda, will focus on rebalancing disorders caused by poor posture. The course will explore the importance of proper body alignment and its effect on the mind. The course is open to yoga teachers of all traditions as well as anyone who would like to have a better understanding of the therapeutic and revitalising effect of correct body alignment.

Yoga et randonnée

September 16 - 18, 2016
En cette saison automnale, nous vous invitons à vous libérer de votre anxiété et de votre stress quotidien pour un moment en venant explorer avec nous les sentiers pédestres des montagnes Laurentiennes, tout en suivant la routine de l’ashram pour les classes de yoga et de méditation. Profitez de la paix et de la beauté des couleurs brûlantes de la forêt, de Mère Nature dans toute sa gloire et expérimentez l’ouverture du cœur et de l’esprit.

Getting Fit with Yoga

September 18 - 23, 2016
This dynamic course is designed especially to teach you simple yoga postures to develop flexibility and muscle strength, breathing exercises to increase energy levels and relaxation techniques to strengthen the nervous system. The fresh Laurentian air and simple vegetarian diet will act as an added boost to your feeling of wellbeing. No previous yoga experience is needed for this fun-filled and informative weekend.

Advanced Yoga Retreat

September 25 - 30, 2016
Expand  your practice by going deeper into the 12 basic postures of the Sivananda tradition, meditation and vedanta. Here is a wonderful opportunity to advance your hatha yoga practice, to immerse yourself in the practice of meditation and to delve into the teachings of jnana yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Ashram in the Fall. You will emerge from the weekend stronger and more confident both in your practice and in your daily life.

Living with the Seasons: Yoga and Nature

September 30 - October 2, 2016
The weather and seasons have a powerful effect on our mental and physical well-being. Our modern lifestyles take us away from understanding their influence.  This informative and inspiring weekend will teach you how to adapt your yoga practice, diet and lifestyle to the changing seasons. You will be guided on how to live in rhythm with nature, remaining vital and active all year-round.

Yoga Beyond the Physical Practice

October 14 - 16, 2016
Yoga is not just physical exercise. The conscious practice of the asanas will lead to withdrawal of the mind from sense objects, to concentration and meditation. This transforming weekend program will teach you how to mentally shift your practice to move into a deeper experience beyond the physical poses into inner awareness.

Yoga for Back Care

November 6 - 9, 2016
During the weekend you will learn about basic principles of back care; how to alleviate discomfort; how to stabilize the structure of the back. You will practice how to maintain postural integrity and adapt basic yoga poses. We will also use relaxation techniques and healing visualizations.