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March 2014
Cours de Yoga

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
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March 2 – 9
Yoga for wellbeing in body and mind
Newcomers are welcome!
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: The Sivananda companion to Yoga

Workshop topics
• Instruction in the 12 basic postures
• The health benefits of asanas
• How to improve your health through a yogic lifestyle
• Balance of body and mind through a balanced diet
• Introduction to meditation and positive thinking

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

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March 7 – 9
Asanas: key to concentration and mental balance
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Workshop topics
• Asanas to develop mental clarity and concentration
• Steady posture – steady mind: balancing ones emotions through holding of the postures
• The three levels of relaxation
• Contemplative yoga classes with focus on balancing poses and body awareness in the asanas.

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

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March 9 – 16
The power of positive thinking
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm
“You sow a thought and reap an action. You sow an action and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap a destiny.“ 
– Swami Sivananda
Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda
Workshop topics
• The world of thoughts
• Creative life management
• Exercises for developing thought power
• Guided contemplation and visualisation
Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

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March 14– 16
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 3 nights all included:
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

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March 16 – 23
Dynamic Asana Week
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm , Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

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!

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

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March 23 – 30
The magic of yogic breathing
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: The Science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics
• Learning proper breathing
• Increasing prana, the vital energy
• Prana and the mind
• Understanding the astral body

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

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March 28 – 30
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

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

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March 30 – April 6
Certificate course
Yoga and Stress management

Arrival:  Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Yoga techniques and mental exercises (meditation) have become an integral part of Western culture and are finding increased acceptance in medicine, education, sports, management training, the arts and religious sciences. This certificate course offers indepth personal practice with a view to integrating these experiences into your personal and professional life.

Workshop topics
• The flight and fight response
• Understanding the parasympathetic nervous system
• The 3 levels of relaxation
• Metabolizing stress with asanas and pranayama
•learning how to slow down the mind with meditation
•How your food choices affect your level of stress
• Yoga psychology: the psychology of contentment and detachment
With two Asanas classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 450€, double room: 545€, single room: 685€, single room with bathroom: 785 €

meditation
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