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April 2014
Cours de Yoga

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 €

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April 4 – 6
Yoga and Vegetarian cooking weekend
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

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

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

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April 6 – 13
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 €

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April 8
Spiritual festival
Ram Navami


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

With Puja at 8pm (devotional ceremony), chanting of Mantras and spiritual stories
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April 11 – 13
Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend
Arrival:  Friday around 3pm. Departure: Sunday around 2pm.
An excellent preparation for the Sivananda Teachers' Training Course

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 €

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April 13 – 16
The Yoga of Herbs
With Girija
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Wednesday, around 2pm
Workshop topics
• discover the local plants and herbs in peaceful forest walks
• how to grow your own little herb garden on your balcony
• learn how to use herbs and flowers in soups and salads
Girija is a staff member of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda and a professional gardener and landscape architect.  She takes care of the Ashram grounds with a deep love and respect of nature.

Donation for 3 nights all included:
shared room: 183 €, double room: 216 €, single room: 267 €, single room with bathroom: 315 €

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April 15
Spiritual festival
Hanuman Jayanti


We celebrate the birthday of Lord Hanuman, the energy of service, devotion, mental clarity and strength.

With Puja (devotional ceremony), chanting of Mantras and spiritual stories
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April 17 – 21
Easter Special Programme
Yoga, Health and Rejuvenation

With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya and other Swamis and experienced Yoga teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Centres
Arrival: Thursday, April 17 around 3pm, Departure: Monday, April 21 around 2pm
Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated book of Yoga
• Energizing Yoga classes with detailed corrections in the postures
• Inspiring talks on how to rejuvenate body and mind
• Deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
• Meditation: find inner peace in silence
• Nature walks and friendly outdoor games

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

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April 21 – 24
Karma yoga days
Arrival Monday around 3pm, Departure Thursday around 2pm

Karma yoga, selfless service, opens the heart and purifies the mind. Come and share your energy and talents!

Free of charge, prior interview with Ashram director required.
Accommodation is in shared rooms.

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April 26 – May 25
Teachers’ Training Course (in French)
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April 29 – May 4
Long 1st of May weekend

Ayurveda  - Science of Self-Healing
with Angela Hope Murray

Arrival Tuesday, April 29 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, May 4 around 2pm
Recommended reading: Ayurveda, the Science of Self Healing, by Dr Vasant Lad

3 lectures and one cooking demonstration
• Introduction to Ayurveda
• Vata, pitta, kapha: the 3 types of constitution
• Daily regimen in ayurveda
• Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
Angela Hope-Murray comes from England, she has been practicing alternative medicine for over 30 years. She has been studying Ayurveda for many years with Dr Vasant Lad
and she is a colleague of Robert Swoboda. She is also an osteopath and dedicates her time to the promotion of Ayurveda in England.

Donation for 5 nights all included:
tent space: 250 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 305 €, double room: 360 €, single room: 445 €, single room with bathroom: 525 €

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April 30 – May 4
Long 1st of May weekend

Radiant Vitality through Yoga

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya and other experienced Yoga teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Centres

Arrival Wednesday, April 30 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, May 5 around 2pm

• The science of yogic breathing
• Unblocking the flow of vital energy through Asanas and Pranayama
• Dynamic Asana classes for more strength and flexibility
• increase your vitality through deep relaxation

Donation for 4 nights all included:
tent space: 200 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 244 €, double room: 288 €, single room: 356 €, single room with bathroom: 420 €

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