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March 2016
Cours de Yoga

March 4 – 6, 2016

Yoga for the back

Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

Recommended reading: Yoga your Home Practice Companion

Workshops 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

Donation for 2 nights all included:

shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €,  single room with bathroom: 210€

meditation
sivananda France

March 6 – 13, 2016

Yoga, health and rejuvenation

Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated book of Yoga

Workshop topics

  • Daily Yoga classes, meditation & mantra chanting
  • Kriya: the 6 exercises to detoxify the body
  • one day of fast with carrot juice (optional)
  • Silent walks in nature
  • Deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
  • Meditation: finding inner peace in silence

Donation for 7 nights all included:

shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

Breathing
sivananda France

March 7, 2016, 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.

 

 

Breathing
sivananda France

March 11 – 13, 2016

Detoxification weekend

Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda

Workshop topics

  • Kriyas, the cleansing practices of hatha yoga
  • The principles and benefits of short fasts
  • How to establish a balanced vegetarian diet

Donation for 2 nights all included:

shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €,  single room with bathroom: 210 €

 

 

Concentration
sivananda France

March 13 – 20, 2016

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

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 room: 345 €, double room: 410 €,  single room: 505 €, single room with bathroom: 600 €

 

sivananda France

March 18 – 20, 2016

Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend

Arrival: Friday around 3pm. Departure: Sunday around 2pm.

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

  • Asana and pranayama practice with individual correction
  • Introduction to meditation and mantra chanting
  • Overview of the TTC subjects
  • Information about the certificate of completion and daily schedule

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 €

 

ttc prep
sivananda France

March 20 – 24, 2016

Simplify your material life, enrich your inner life

Arrival: Sunday, March 20 around 3pm, Departure: Thursday, March around 2pm

Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda and Success in life and Self-realisation by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics

  • Voluntary simplicity in daily life
  • The practice of giving
  • Connecting to the inner Self
  • Mantras for tuning to the cosmic mind
  • Vedanta philosophy : realizing our unity to all that is

Donation for 4 nights all included:

shared room: 244 €, double room: 288 €, single room: 356 €,  single room with bathroom: 420 €

sivananda France

March 24 – 28, 2016

Easter Special Programme

Reconnecting with the heart

With Swami Durgananda and Kailasananda, Yoga Acharyas

With Honoured Guest Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya

Arrival Thursday, March 24 around 3pm,
Departure Monday, March 28 around 2pm

The Narada Bhakti Sutras

With Honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami

The Narada Bhakti sutras explains the nature of Bhakti, the love of the absolute. It speaks of the importance of developing purity, non-violence and compassion as steps towards the experience of unconditional love.

Sri Venugopal Goswami comes from a tradition dating back more than 500 years. He was initiated into the teachings of the Bhakti scriptures in the Radha Raman Temple. Sri Venugopal Goswami spent many years studying under the world-famous Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj, a master interpreter of classical Hindustani music and the recipient of numerous international awards.

 

Topics of the discourse:

with live musical accompaniment (tablas, flute, harmonium and vocal)

- Friday March 25: the nature of true love

- Saturday March 26: developing a non-violent approach to life

- Sunday March 27: purifying the heart with compassion

- Monday March 28 (AM): unconditional love, the ultimate purpose of life

 

Inspiring lecture with Swami Durgananda

Saturday March 26 at noon: overcoming one’s inner limitations with yoga

 

Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya for Europe and a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She directs the Sivananda Yoga Centres in Europe and teaches yoga philosophy at the Sivananda Teachers’ training courses around the world, sharing the inspiration of over 40 years of teaching experience.

 

Unity in Diversity – talks on Vedanta with Swami Kailasananda
· The oneness of creation
· Cosmic love as the source of all happiness
· "Who am I?" – Discovering ones’ true Self    

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe and director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training (TTC),Advanced Teachers’ Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with much clarity, generosity and deep insight. She is author of the book "The Sivananda book of meditation".

 

- Energizing Asana classes and deep relaxation to calm the nervous system

- Meditation: find inner peace in silence

- Nature walks

Donation for 4 nights all included:
shared room: 244 €, double room: 288 €, single room: 356 €,  single room with bathroom: 420 €

 

 

sivananda France

March 24 – 28, 2016 (Easter holidays)

Further training for Sivananda Teachers:
Yoga and pregnancy

With Ursula Maeder (Padmavati)

Arrival Thursday, March 24 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday March 28 around 2 pm

Workshop topics

  • How to teach Asanas and Pranayama to pregnant women
  • Exercise plan for expecting mothers month by month
  • Alleviate pregnancy symptoms through change of diet and yoga exercises
  • Diet for nursing mothers

Recommended reading:  Yoga for a relaxed pregnancy
With certificate of participation

Teacher: Ursula Maeder (Padmavati) is a midwife, a mother and an experienced Yoga teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Berlin.

Donation for 4 nights all included:
Shared room 288 €, double room 340 €, single room 402 €, single room with bathroom 494 €

Ayurveda
sivananda France

March 28 – April 3, 2016

Asana Intensive Workshop

Arrival Tuesday, March 29 around 3pm,
Departure Sunday, April 3 around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • A complete analysis of the 12 basic postures
  • Individual corrections
  • Explanation of the detailed benefits of Asanas
  • A profound experience of Asanas through concentration on Prana 

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

Donation for 6 nights all included:
Shared room 370 €, double room 472 €,  single room 540 €, single room with bathroom 636 €

Asana Intensive
sivananda France

March 29 – April 3, 2016

Certificate Course

The yogic way of cooking!

With Swami Bhagavatananda

Arrival Tuesday, March 29 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, April 3 around 2pm

“A pure and sattvic diet is an important aid for the refinement of human nature.“ Swami Sivananda

  • 5 lectures on yogic nutrition and vegetarianism (ethics, ecology, health)
  • Natural sources of calcium, iron, B12 and protein
  • 4 hands-on cooking demonstrations with new recipes each day – both indian and western style
  • Learn the skilful preparation of balanced vegetarian meals: vegetables, grains, pulses, salads, raw foods, snacks and yogic desserts
  • The proper use of spices
  • The recipes in the cooking workshops are lactovegetarian (Recipe booklet included). Vegan and gluten- free alternatives of the recipes are available for people with special dietary needs.

The recipes in the cooking workshops are lacto-vegetarian (Recipe booklet included). Vegan and gluten- free alternatives of the recipes are available for people with special dietary needs.

Daily schedule:
12:30 – 3:00 pm Cooking demonstration
4:30 – 5:30 pm Lecture on nutrition
The rest of the day follows the yoga vacation daily schedule.

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

Donation for 5 nights all included:
shared room: 320 €, double room: 390 €, single room: 490 €, single room with bathroom: 560 €

Ayurveda
sivananda France
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