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February 2018
Cours de Yoga

January 28 – February 4, 2018

The creative power of the mind

Arrival: Sunday, January 28 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 4 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • The mind – an ocean of thoughts
  • Learn to develop the creative power of the mind
  • How to cultivate strong and positive thoughts
  • Develop your inner creativity
  • Uplifting the mind with the practice of non-violence and contentment

Recommended reading: Thought Power by Swami Sivananda:

Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 399 €, double room 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
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February 5 – 12, 2018

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

Arrival: Monday, February 5 around 3 pm.
Departure: Monday, February 12 around 2 pm.
  • The 5 points of Yoga       
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Principles of yogic diet
  • The 4 paths of yoga

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 357 €, double room 420 €, double room with bathroom 525 €, single room 525 €, single room with bathroom 609 €
No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizens.
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February 6 – 11, 2018

Certificate course:

The Meditation Experience

Arrival: Tuesday, February 6 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 11 around 2 pm.

The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, arts, sports training and healing. It provides means for maximising physical, emotional and mental efficiency and well-being. This course will provide a thorough overview of the philosophy and practice of meditation as well as techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting.

  • Swami Vishnudevananda’s 12 Step approach to meditation
  • Creative visualisation and positive thinking: training the mind for concentration
  • Relax and channel mental energy through sound vibration
  • Meditation and lifestyle
  • Tips for overcoming distraction and dullness of mind
  • Gate to inner peace: connecting to the Inner Self

The rest of the programme follows the yoga vacation daily schedule.

Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and The Sivananda book of meditation

With Certificate of participation

Rates for 5 nights all included:
shared room 390 €, double room 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
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February 12 – 18, 2018

Yoga and anatomy:
Asanas, muscles and posture

Arrival: Monday, February 12 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 18 around 2 pm.

An exploration of the health benefits of Yoga postures. The lectures will be supported by up anatomy documentaries featuring the latest scientific research.

Workshop topics:

  • The power of inverted postures
  • Why bend the spine: the benefits of backbends and forward bends
  • Workshop on the 8 major joints
  • Yoga for the back & plumb line workshop
  • Asanas as preparation for relaxation
  • Yoga and sport: stretching and strengthening
Rates for 6 nights all included:
shared room 378 €, double room 444 €, double room with bathroom 552 €, single room 552 €, single room with bathroom 648 €
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February 16 – 18, 2018

Yoga for the back

Arrival: Friday, February 16 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 18 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Anatomy of the back
  • Postural alignment
  • Asanas to increase the strength and flexibility of the back
  • Easy variations for people with back pain
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
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February 18 – 25, 2018

Yoga Vitality week

Arrival: Sunday, February 18 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 25 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
Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 399 €, double room 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
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February 23 – 25, 2018

Yoga and Vegetarian cooking weekend

Arrival: Friday, February 23 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 18 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
Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
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February 25 – March 4, 2018

Yoga and Silence Retreat

Arrival: Sunday, February 25 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, March 4 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
Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 399 €, double room 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
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