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February 2017
Cours de Yoga

January 29 – February 5, 2017

Yoga Fitness

Arrival Sunday, January 29 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, February 5 around 2 pm

This programme focuses on strengthening body and mind for all-round health.

  • Yoga asanas for optimal development of muscle strength and flexibility
  • How to improve body alignment and prevent posture faults such as lordosis, kyphosis or scoliosis
  • Breathing exercises to systematically increase your vital capacity
  • Relaxation exercises to strengthen the nervous and immune systems
  • Energizing vegetarian food, specially adapted to the yoga Practice

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Donation for 7 nights all included
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

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February 3 – 5, 2017

Yoga for stress reduction

Arrival: Friday, February 3 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 5 around 2 pm

Workshop topics

  • Stress syndrome and relaxation response
  • How to stimulate the “rest and repair” division of the
    autonomic nervous system
  • The yogic model: stress and the 3 Gunas
  • Yoga techniques for increased energy and deep relaxation

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

stress reduction
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February 5 – 12, 2017

Spiritual stories from the Yoga Scriptures

With Swami Bhagavatananda

Arrival Sunday, February 5 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, February 12 around 2 pm

When the heart is torn between two duties, or when we get stuck in life, because we lack strength and courage to face a problem, spiritual stories can be the best friends and teachers to guide us on our inner path. Satisfying both the intellect and the emotions, stories from the yogic scriptures are full of sublime wisdom and offer practical solutions for many a problem.

Teachings and stories from the following classical scriptures will be studied:
Ramayana – Awakening the divine potential in oneself
Mahabharata – How to fulfil ones duties in life and live happily at the same time
Siva Purana – Learning how to flow peacefully with the change of life
Srimad Bhagavatam – Celebrating the joyful dance of cosmic love
Devi Bhagavatam – Invoking the protection from the Mother of all beings, the Universal Energy

Swami Bhagavatananda is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She is the co-director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda and has a special passion for the ancient yogic scriptures.

Donation for 7 nights all included
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

mahabharata
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February 10 – 12, 2017

Opening the heart: the Yoga of love

Arrival: Friday, February 10 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 12 around 2 pm

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

Recommended reading: Bliss Divine by Swami Sivananda

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

love
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February 12 – 19, 2017

Yoga Vitality week

Arrival Sunday, February 12 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, February 19 around 2 pm

Workshop topics

  • Thorough practice of the 12 basic Asanas and variations
  • Gradual increase in the breathing exercises to strengthen the immune system
  • Introduction to the meditation techniques for mental relaxation
  • One cooking workshop on how to prepare an easy-to-digest vegetarian meal
  • Nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest

Donation for 7 nights all included
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

Discover meditation
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February 17 – 19, 2017

Yoga and Vegetarian cooking weekend

Arrival: Friday, February 17 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 19 around 2 pm

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 room 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

ayurveda
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February 19 – 26, 2017

Yoga and Silence Retreat

Arrival Sunday, February 19 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, February 26 around 2 pm

“Silence is the music of the soul” – Swami Sivananda

This retreat focuses on “pratyahara” – withdrawing our senses from the external, materialistic life to allow us to connect to the peace and silence within.

  • Contemplative Yoga classes with focus on longer breathing exercises and holding of the postures
  • Silent nature walks
  • Silent times (“Mouna”) during mealtimes and between Yoga activities
  • Daily one extra hour chanting and writing of the peace mantra “Om Namo Narayanaya”
  • Study of classical Yoga texts

Donation for 7 nights all included
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

pratyahara
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February 24 – 26, 2017

Learn meditation in a weekend

Arrival: Friday, February 24 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 26 around 2 pm

Topics of workshops:
• 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 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

Mind, its mysteries and control
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February 24, 2017, 8 pm

Spiritual Festival:
Sivaratri – the night of Siva

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.

sivaratri
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February 26 – March 5, 2017

Dynamic Asana week

Arrival Sunday, February 26 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, March 5 around 2 pm

Workshop topics
• Longer holding of the basic postures
• Challenge yourself - Try out some new variations
• Detailed guidance and individual corrections in the asanas
• Benefits of asanas on the various body systems
• Work on your headstand and scorpio     

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion   

Donation for 7 nights all included
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

dynamic
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