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January 2015
Cours de Yoga

January 2 - 4
Yoga and Ayurveda weekend
with Swami Bhagavatananda
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Yoga and Ayurveda are two sister sciences for a life in harmony and spiritual growth. Ayurveda  means “the Science of Life“. It is the traditional medical system of India and focusses  on promoting health through  proper lifestyle and diet according to the individual constitution (Dosha).

Workshop topics

  • The 5 elements and 3 body types of Ayurveda (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • Ayurvedic regimens for health and wellbeing
  • Basic principles of ayurvedic nutrition (the 6 tastes of Ayurveda;  ayurvedic spices)
  • Ayurvedic cooking workshop for all body types on Saturday at 3.30pm

Swami Bhagavatananda is codirector of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. Since many years she teaches ayurvedic lifestyle and vegetarian nutrition in the Sivananda Yoga Centers in Europe

Participation pour 2 nuits tout compris :
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room avec bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

4 - 11 janvier
One week yoga retreat at reduced rate
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

Workshop topics
• The 5 points of Yoga
• Yoga classes with individual corrections
• Introduction to meditation
• Principles of yogic diet
• The 4 paths of yoga

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 345 €, double room: 410 €, single room: 505 €, single room with bathroom: 600 €

sivananda France

January 9 – 11
Learn yogic breathing in a weekend
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm
Recommended reading: Science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda

• Breathing techniques to improve your energy
• The science of yogic breathing
• Unblocking the flow of vital energy through Asanas and Pranayama
• The connection of breath and mental balance
• Breathing exercises to systematically increase your vital capacity

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

January 11 – 18
The healing power of sacred sounds
Arrival:  Sunday around 3pm. Departure: Sunday around 2pm.
Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda

Workshop topics
• Sound: the first manifestation of the universe
• Introduction into Mantra Yoga – the science of sacred sounds
• Learn how to meditate with Mantras
• Kirtan and Bhajans: spiritual chanting for opening the heart
• Kirtan Workshops: learn the traditional Sivananda Yoga chants

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

sivananda France

January 16 – 18
Opening the heart: the Yoga of love
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga your Home Practice Companion

Workshop topics
• introduction to Bhakti Yoga, the path of love and devotion
• transform your emotions through spiritual chanting
• The power of prayer
• connect to the Higher Self, the source of all love

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

January 18 – 25
The power of Asanas
Arrival Tuesday around 3pm, Departure Tuesday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companio

Workshop topics
• The system of the 12 basic postures
• Detailed guidance and individual corrections in the asanas
• Explanation of the benefits of asanas on the various body systems
• A profound experience of asanas through concentration on prana (vital energy)
• The harmonious combination of posture, breath and relaxation in the asanas
• Learning self control through asanas
• How asanas affect your mood and emotional state positively

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

sivananda France

January 23– 25
Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
An excellent preparation for the Sivananda Teachers' Training Course

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga (this book will be required for the teachers’ training course)

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

January 25 – February 1
You are the architect of your reality
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Thought Power of Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics
• Understanding the nature of thoughts
• Developing positive mental habits
• Using the potential of the subconscious mind
• Developing concentration
• How to have strong and clear thoughts

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

sivananda France

January 30 – February 1
Learn meditation in a weekend
Arrival Friday 3pm, departure Sunday 2pm
Recommended reading :The Sivananda book of meditation

Workshop topics
• How to sit for meditation
• Best time and place for the meditation practice
• Breath and concentration
• Benefits of meditation
• Methods to focus and calm the mind

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France
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