Arrival Tuesday, March 29 around 3pm,
Departure Sunday, April 3 around 2pm
A complete analysis of the 12 basic postures
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 €
March 29 – April 3, 2016
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.
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 €
April 3 – 8, 2016
Raja Yoga, the path of self-mastery
Arrival Sunday, April 3 around 3pm. Departure Friday, April 8around 2 pm.
The eight steps of Raja Yoga
Honesty, sincerity, non violence: keys to a peaceful mind
Prana and the mind
Establishing a systematic meditation practice
Recommended reading: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary by Swami Durgananda
Donation for 5 nights all included
shared room: 315 €, double room: 370 €, single room: 460 €, single room with bathroom: 540 €
April 10 – 14, 2016
Posture, Flexibility and Anatomy – How Yoga Works
With Padma Julia Descroizilles, senior physiotherapist
Arrival Sunday, April 10 around 3 pm.
Departure Thursday, April 14 around 2 pm.
Practicing yoga helps the body to maintain its complex balance, which boosts the capacity for self-healing. Asanas promote health by increasing the range of motion in the joints, keeping the body mobile. Asanas focus on strengthening and stretching the key muscles. This will help to gradually improve faulty alignment, particularly in the lower and upper back.
Understanding anatomy related to yoga
Postural types; identify your alignment and how to improve your posture
Muscle stiffness and flexibility; and its impact on asanas
Anatomy trains and myofascial meridians; and how to use them practising the asanas
Recognising and improving misalignments in your practice
The rest of the day follows the Yoga vacation daily schedule.
Course language: English with translation into French
Padma Julia Descroizilles is an inspirational senior physiotherapist in the UK and a Sivananda trained Yoga Teacher.
Donation for 4 nights all included:
Shared room: 288 €, double room: 340 €, single room: 402 €, single room with bathroom: 494 €
April 15 – 24, 2016
Intensive Meditation practice and Silence Retreat
– reduced rate!
Arrival Friday, April 15 around 3 pm. Departure Sunday, April 24 around 2 pm.
This 9-day-retreat is open for sincere seekers of all practice levels who want to uplift their meditation practice to the next level, experience the power of Mantra chanting and build up fresh energy and stillness of mind through seclusion and silence.
Iintense meditation practice (3 times a day)
Daily chanting workshop - learn the traditional Sivananda Kirtans as well as Mantra recitations from the yogic scriptures
Daily one Asana class
Silent nature walks
Silent times (“mauna”) during mealtimes and between activities
Daily Schedule 6 am Meditation, Mantra chanting and lecture 8 am Asanas and Pranayama 10 am Brunch 11 am Silent Karma Yoga (service in the Ashram) 12.30 pm chanting workshop 2 pm Break 4 pm Meditation practice 6 pm Dinner 8 pm Meditation, Mantra chanting and lecture
Reduced rate (10 % discount) for 9 nights all included:
shared room: 460 €, double room: 543 €, single room: 668 €, single room with bathroom: 787 € No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizens.
April 24 – May 1, 2016
Dynamic Asana week
Arrival Sunday, April 24 around 3pm. Departure Sunday, May 1 around 2 pm.
• 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 €