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March 2015
Cours de Yoga

March 1 – 8, 2015

Yoga and Silence Retreat

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

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


meditation
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March 6 – 8, 2015

Learn yogic breathing in a weekend

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

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

  • Breathing techniques to improve your energy
  • The science of yogic breathing
  • Unblocking the flow of vital energy through Asanas and Pranayama
  • The connection of breath and mental balance
  • Breathing exercises tosystematically increase your vital capacity

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

Breathing
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March 8 – 15, 2015

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 13 – 15, 2015

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€

Concentration
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March 15 – 22, 2015

Yoga for wellbeing in body and mind

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 20 – 22, 2015

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
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March 22 – 29, 2015

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 €

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March 27 – 29, 2015

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 €

sivananda France

March 28, 2015

Spiritual festival
Ram Navami

Celebration in honour of Lord Rama who symbolizes universal harmony and respect and affection towards all beings.

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March 29 – April 3, 2015

Certificate Course

Ayurveda– the essential guide to healthy living

With Swami Bhagavatananda

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

Ayurveda is the ancient medical system of India. It is a holistic approach to physical and mental health, proclaiming that our wellbeing is mainly determined by our lifestyle and ability to live in tune with nature.  This course provides an introduction to the ayurvedic principles of health care and a balanced life style.

Lecture topics

  • Introduction into the ayurvedic types of constitution: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Dinacharya: daily and seasonal health regimen
  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas: how to balance the subtle energy systems of body and mind
  • How to get a good night’s sleep: ayurvedic and yogic remedies for insomnia
  • Ayurvedic skin care and simple home remedies

Every day at 12.30 h there will be a 2 hour lecture on the above topics. The rest of the day follows the yoga vacation daily schedule.

This course will not deal with the subject of ayurvedic nutrition.
For wholesome alternatives to conventional food choices please see our certificate course "Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda" (October 2 – 7, 2015).

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
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