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FEBRUARY 2014
Cours de Yoga

Mind, its mysteries and control

February 2 – 9
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm / Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Recommended reading:
Mind, its mysteries and control by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics

  • The eight steps of Raja yoga
  • Honesty, sincerity, non violence: keys to a peaceful mind
  • Prana and the mind
  • How to keep emotional balance in challenging situations
  • Overcome negative habits through cultivation of positive thoughts and actions
  • Establishing a systematic meditation practice

With two asana classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 7 nights all included: Shared: 365 €,
double: 435 €, single: 535 €, single with bathroom: 630 €

Mind, its mysteries and control
sivananda France

Discover meditation in a weekend

February 7 – 9
Arrival: Friday around 3pm / Departure: Sunday around 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: 116 €,
double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Discover meditation
sivananda France

The healing power of sacred sounds

February 9 – 16
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

With two asana classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 7 nights all included: Shared: 365 €,
double: 435 €, single: 535 €, single with bathroom: 630 €

The healing power of sacred sounds
sivananda France

Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend

February 14 – 16
Arrival: Friday around 3pm / Departure: Sunday around 2pm

An excellent preparation for the Sivananda Teachers' Training Course (TTC)!

  • Practical information on the course contents, daily routine, qualifications, what to bring etc.
  • Systematic introduction into the 12 basic postures
    and principal breathing exercises
  • Lectures on the Yoga Philosophy of the 4 paths of Yoga
    on which the TTC is based
  • Individual talks with the teachers regarding all
    questions on the TTC

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: 116 €,
double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Teachers’ Training Course Preparation Weekend
sivananda France

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

February 16 – 23
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm / Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

  • 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: 330 €,
double: 390 €, single: 480 €, single with bathroom: 570 €

One week yoga retreat
sivananda France

Yoga and vegetarian cooking weekend

February 21 – 23
Arrival: Friday around 3pm / Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • What constitutes a balanced vegetarian diet
  • What to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The protein question - How to use spices
  • Cooking class on Saturday at 3:30pm

Donation for 2 nights all included: Shared: 116 €,
double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Yoga and Vegetarian cooking weekend
sivananda France

The power of Asanas

February 23 – March 2
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm , Departure: Sunday around 2pmRecommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

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: 365 €, double room: 435 €, single room: 535 €, single room with bathroom: 630 €

The power of Asanas
sivananda France

Spiritual festival: Sivaratri – the night of Siva

February 27, 8 pm until midnight
Arrival: Friday around 3pm / Departure: Sunday around 2pm

This is one of the most important spiritual festivals of India. Siva represents the energy of auspiciousness and transformation of consciousness. Chanting of the mantra of Siva during that night generates a very pure and peaceful energy.

Donations of flowers are welcome.

Siva
sivananda France
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