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April 2017
Cours de Yoga

March 24 – 26, 2017

Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend

Arrival: Friday, March 24 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, March 26 around 2 pm.

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).

Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
Asana TTC
sivananda France

March 26 – April 2, 2017

The power of positive thinking

With Padmavati Silvia Swoboda

Arrival Sunday, March 26 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, April 2 around 2 pm.

“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 visualization

Padmavati Silvia Swoboda is a disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda as well as a compassionate and pragmatic yoga teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience. She has translated the most important works of Swami Sivananda into German and served as interpreter for Swami Vishnudevananda during many yoga teachers' training courses.

Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 399 €, double room 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
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April 4 – 10, 2017

The ashram is closed for staff further education

Shram
sivananda France

April 11 – 14, 2017

Yoga for the family

Bring your children along! 

For children from 6 to 12

Arrival Tuesday, April 11 around 3 pm. Departure Friday, April 14 around 2 pm.

Child activities:

  • Special Yoga classes for children
  • Spiritual stories and chanting
  • Outdoor games
  • Talent show

Parent activities:

  • All level Yoga classes       
  • Workshops on positive thinking
  • Nature walks
Rates for 3 nights all included:
shared room: 189 €, double room: 222 €, double room with bathroom 276 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €
- 50 % discount for children (6-12)
Family
sivananda France

April 14 – 17, 2017

Easter Yoga Retreat

Arrival Friday, April 14 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, April 17 around 2 pm.

With Swami Durgananda and Swami Kailasananda
and other Swamis and experienced Yoga teachers
from the Sivananda Yoga Centres

Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India


Bhakti Yoga, the path of the heart
– A three-day evening programme

Guest of honour Sri Venugopal Goswami,
Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

Discourses inspired from the Srimad Bhagavatam, a classical bhakti yoga scripture. The storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy uplift the heart and the mind.

Sri Venugopal Goswami is a spiritual teacher in a tradition which has nurtured the flame of Bhakti Yoga since the 16th century. He received his musical training from the great Indian vocalist master Pandit Jasraj. The spoken word, the mantra recitations, the subtle tones of the Ragas and the uplifting Bhajans are a deep source of ancient yogic wisdom.


Lecture with Swami Durgananda:
High goals – where yoga can lead us

Swami Durgananda is a senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intense practice and over 40 years of teaching experience. She is the author of the books Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Inner Path.


The Power of Hatha Yoga:
Satsangs with Swami Kailasananda

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya 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”


Ayurvedic regimens for health and wellbeing:
Talks with Angela Hope Murray

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.

  • Energizing Asana classes and deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
  • Meditation: find inner peace in silence
  • Nature walks

Rates for 3 nights all included:
shared room: 189 €, double room: 222 €, double room with bathroom 276 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €

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April 14 – 17, 2017 (long Easter weekend)

Further training for Yoga Teachers

Yoga and pregnancy

with Padmavati Ursula Maeder

Arrival Friday, April 14 around 3 pm. Departure Monday, April 17 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

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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

Rates for 3 nights all included:
shared room 234 €, double room 267 €, double room with bathroom 321 €, single room 321 €, single room with bathroom 369 €
easter
sivananda France

April 17 – 24, 2017

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

Arrival Monday, April 17 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, April 24 around 2 pm.
  • The 5 points of Yoga       
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Principles of yogic diet
  • The 4 paths of yoga

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 357 €, double room 420 €, double room with bathroom 525 €, single room 525 €, single room with bathroom 609 €
No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizens.
adapted yoga
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April 18 – 23, 2017

Certificate course

Yoga and Stress management

With Omkari Sylvie Guattari

Arrival Tuesday, April 18 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, April 24 around 2 pm.

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 in-depth personal practice with a view to integrating these experiences into your personal and professional life.

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

The rest of the programme follows the yoga vacation daily schedule.

With certificate of participation

Omkari Sylvie Guattari is a longterm and experienced teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Paris. She has a very clear and structured way of teaching and teaches anatomy in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Courses.

Rates for 5 nights all included:
shared room 390 €, double room 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
Stress management
sivananda France

April 24 – 28, 2017

Adapted yoga practice

Arrival Monday, April 24 around 3 pm.
Departure Friday, April 28 around 2 pm

How to adapt postures to your individual needs

This course will allow you to adapt the classical Sivananda class to your body limitations

  • How to adapt the 12 classical asanas
  • The adapted sun salute / practice with a chair
  • Anatomy and physiology of the main joints’ limitations
  • How to simplify your pranayama practice
Rates for 4 nights all included:
shared room 252 €, double room 296 €, double room with bathroom 368 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €
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April 28 – May 1, 2017

1st of May Spring Retreat

Do a spring clean and brush up your yoga practice!

With the Swamis and teachers of the Ashram

Arrival Friday, April 28 around 3 pm. Departure Monday, May 1 around 2 pm.
  • Talks on how to take your Yoga practice to the next level
  • Energizing Asana classes and deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
  • 30-minutes Asana Workshops for in-depth practice
  • Meditation: find inner peace in silence
  • Take a deep breath: join the early morning Pranayama
  • Celebrate the joyful spirit of music through group mantra chanting
  • Make new friends in the Sivananda Yoga family and reconnect with old ones
  • Enjoy nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest
Rates for 3 nights all included:
shared room: 189 €, double room: 222 €, double room with bathroom 276 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €
spring walk
sivananda France

April 28 – May 1, 2017 (long 1st of may weekend)

Further training for Yoga Teachers

How to teach Yoga to children

Arrival Friday, April 28 around 3 pm. Departure Monday, May 1 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Simple postures, inventive and well suited to children’s daily life
  • Basic classes for children of different age-groups
  • How to help children breathe better, develop concentration and relax

With certificate of participation

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Rates for 3 nights all included:
shared room 234 €, double room 267 €, double room with bathroom 321 €, single room 321 €, single room with bathroom 369 €
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