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May 2016
Cours de Yoga

April 24 – May 1, 2016

Dynamic Asana week

Arrival Sunday, April 24 around 3pm.
Departure Sunday, May 1 around 2 pm.

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
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 €

Asana Intense
sivananda France

May 1 – 4, 2016

Asanas – key to concentration and mental balance

Arrival Sunday May 1 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, May 4, around 2 pm
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.

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Donation for 3 nights all included
tent space: 156 €, shared room: 189 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 189 €, double room: 222 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 222 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €

meditation

sivananda France

May 4 - 8, 2016

Special programme:
Long ascension weekend
Yoga, Health and Rejuvenation

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

The Yoga of positive relationships : 
in couples, in families, at work

with Kaivalya Carmel Johnson

Arrival Wednesday May 4 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, May 8, around 2 pm

Yoga, Health and Rejuvenation:
• Energizing Yoga classes
• Inspiring talks on how to rejuvenate body and mind
• Deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
• Meditation: find inner peace in silence
• Nature walks

The Yoga of positive relationships : 
in couples, in families, at work with Kaivalya

We live in a world where our social, family and intimate relationships are more and more complex and difficult to balance. Yoga helps us live healthier, more harmonious and more fulfilling relationships with others and with ourselves.

Workshop topics:

  • Understanding the roles of Karma and Dharma (Universal Law) in our relationships
  • Exploring the four phases of life in the Indian tradition
  • Seeing all relationships as spiritual practice
  • Connecting our personal relationships to universal love
  • Appreciating the power of forgiveness and gratitude

Kaivalya has been teaching yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre Paris for the past 11 years as well as teaching and translating in the Teachers’ Training Courses in North India. A Psychology graduate, she has been counseling numerous people in their life paths and their relationships.

Donation for 4 nights all included               
tent space 208 €, shared room 252 €, furnished bungalow tent
2 beds 252 €, double room 296 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 296 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €

SWK

 

sivananda France

May 6 – 8, 2016 (ascension)

Further training for Sivananda Teachers
How to teach meditation and Mantra chanting

With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

Arrival Friday, May 6 around 3pm. Departure Sunday, May 8 around 2pm
  • How to teach meditation to beginners
  • How to guide a meditation and Satsang
  • Introducing Mantras and chanting to beginners
  • Bringing your students to the next step in their practice

Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and The Sivananda book of meditation
With certificate of participation

Donation for 2 nights all included
tent space 118 €, shared room 144 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 144 €, double room 170 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 170 €, single room 200 €, single room with bathroom 247 €

 

SWK
sivananda France

May 8 – 13, 2016

Certificate Course: The Light of Hatha Yoga – Connecting to the Source of Power Within

With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya           

Arrival Sunday May 8 around 3 pm. Departure Friday, May 13, around 2 pm

Hatha Yoga is the union of the 2 energies of the bodies, Prana and Apana, resulting in a unified field of consciousness in which complete peace is experienced. Its goal is the actualisation of the human energy potential, which will bring about a complete rejuvenation and refinement of the body and mind.

includes the practice of asana, pranayama, bandha, mudras and mantras, and is based on the understanding that Prana, the life force, is the invisible principle which is the essence of everything in the universe, including our body and mind. This course will enable you to understand and experience the depth of hatha yoga, and refresh your approach to your asana, pranayama and meditation practice.

Workshop topics:

  • Introduction to the philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Breath, the essence of life
  • Asanas, powerful tools to rejuvenate the body
  • The importance of inner purification through Hatha Yoga
  • The awakening of the divine potential within

With certificate of participation

Donation for 5 nights all included
tent space 297 €, shared room 330 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 330 €, double room 402 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 402 €, single room 412 €, single room with bathroom 577 €


Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe 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".

sivananda France

May 8 – 13, 2016

Yoga and nature walks

Arrival Sunday May 8 around 3 pm.
Departure Friday, May 13, around 2 pm

The programme includes on 3 days a 3 hour outdoor activity:

  • Exploring the beautiful Orleans forest (guided walks)
  • Guided walk along the charming Loire River
  • Lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas

With daily asana and meditation practice.

Donation for 5 nights all included
tent space 260 €, shared room 315 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 315 €, double room 370 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 370 €, single room 460 €, single room with bathroom 540 €

 

 

sivananda France

May 13 – 16, 2016

Special programme for Pentecost

What can I do for the world – the yogic way towards world peace and inner happiness

with Swami Gopalananda, Swami Bhagavatananda and experienced Yoga teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Centres

Arrival Friday May 13 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, May 16, around 2 pm

Lectures topics:

  • How to practice Ahimsa (non-violence) in troubled times
  • Learn how to calm and transform your emotions
  • Find joy by developing gratitude towards life and fellow beings
  • The spirit of selfless service – take the role of a contributor instead of a consumer
  • Boost your energy through yoga classes for all practice levels
  • Enjoy the power of group meditation and Mantra chanting
  • Recharge through nature walks

Donation for 3 nights all included               
tent space: 156 €, shared room: 189 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 189 €, double room: 222 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 222 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €

 

sivananda France

May 13 – 16, 2016 (Pentecost)

Further training for Sivananda Teachers 
How to teach yoga to children

with Ananta

Arrival: Friday, May 13 around 3pm. Departure: Monday, May 16 around 2pm
Workshop topics
  • Simple postures, inventive and well suited to childrens daily life
  • Basic classes for children of different age-groups
  • How to help children breathe better, develop concentration and relax

With certificate of participation

Donation for 3 nights all included

tent space: 178 €, shared room: 216 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 216 €, double room: 255 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 255 €, single room: 302 €, single room with bathroom: 371 €

 

sivananda France

May 16 – 23, 2016

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

Arrival: Monday, May 16 around 3pm.
Departure: Monday, May 23 around 2pm

• 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

Donation for 7 nights all included
tent space 294 €, shared room 355 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 355 €, double room 422 €
No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizen.

 

 

 

 

May 18 – June 15, 2016

Teachers’ Training Course (in French)

 

sivananda France

May 21 – 24, 2016

The ayurvedic science of nutrition  - with Shanti Kumar Kamlesh

Arrival: Saturday, May 21 around 3pm.
Departure: Tuesday, May 24 around 2pm
  • Two evening lectures (powerpoint presentations):
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The dietary principles of Ayurveda
  • One ayurvedic cooking workshop

With daily asana and meditation practice.

S. K. Kamlesh is an Ayurveda Acharya. He comes from a traditional Ayurvedic family and has been teaching Ayurveda nutrition around the world for over 30 years. His style of teaching is very spontaneous and enthusiastic. S.K. Kamlesh has been teaching hands on Ayurveda nutrition in the European Sivananda Yoga Centres for over 15 years.

Donation for 3 nights all included
tent space 156 €, shared room 189 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 189 €, double room 222 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 222 €, single room 276 €, single room with bathroom 324 €

 

sivananda France

May 22 – 29, 2016

Improve your strength and flexibility

Arrival: Sunday, May 22 around 3pm. Departure: Sunday, May 29 around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • Lectures on the health benefits of Asanas
  • Asana variations to increase the flexibility of hips and shoulder girdle
  • Expansion in the Asanas through longer holding of the postures
  • How to balance muscle length and muscle strength
  • Stretch stress and tensions away through asanas
  • Yoga techniques to develop willpower and mental Flexibility

Donation for 7 nights all included
tent space 325 €, shared room 397 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 397 €, double room 469 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

Yoga
sivananda France

 

 

May 26, 2016

Spiritual Festival:
Ayappa temple anniversary

priest
sivananda France

May 28 – 30, 2016

"Water, the mediator"

Two lectures with Loïc Sallet

Arrival: Saturday, May 28 around 3 pm. 
Departure: Monday, May 30 around 2pm.

Saturday, May 28 at 8pm:

  • Which water to drink daily? The quality of water in France, the various filtrations systems, bottled water, minerals.

Sunday, May 29 at 8pm:

  • Energizing water and understanding its power to store information 
  • How to energize and restructure water; the different vibratory plans in connection with the 4 elements.

Loïc Sallet is an independent researcher and lecturer on the topic of water. He produced several documentaries on water including « AQUANIME ». He studied energy medicine.

Donation for 2 nights all included                          
tent space 104 €, shared room 126 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 126 €, double room 148 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

 

LoicSallet
sivananda France

May 29 – June 5, 2016

The magic of yogic breathing

Arrival: Sunday, May 29 around 3pm.
Departure: Sunday, June 5 around 2pm

Workshop topics
• Learn proper breathing
• Increase Prana, the vital energy
• Prana and the mind
• Understanding the astral body

Donation for 7 nights all included
tent space 325 €, shared room 397 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 397 €, double room 469 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

 

pranayama
sivananda France
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