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May 2014
Cours de Yoga

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 €

sivananda France

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 €

sivananda France

May 5 – 7
Water, the mediator
Two lectures with Loïc Sallet

Arrival:  Monday, May 5 around 3pm, Departure: Wednesday, May 7 around 2pm.

May 5, 8pm: Which water to drink daily?
The quality of water in France, the various filtrations systems, bottled water, minerals.

May 6, 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: 100 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

May 7 – 11
Long 8th of May holiday weekend

Back in shape with Yoga
with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya and other experienced Yoga teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Centres
Arrival Wednesday, May 7 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, May 11 around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga your Home Practice Companion

Workshop topics

• Anatomy of the back
• Postural alignment
• Asanas to increase the strength  and flexibility of the back
• Easy variations for people with back pain
• Yoga classes with individual corrections

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 €

sivananda France

May 9 – 11
Further training for Sivananda Teachers
How to teach meditation and mantra chanting

With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya
Arrival Friday around 3pm, Departure Sunday around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • How to teach meditation to beginners
  • How to guide a meditation and satsang
  • Introducing mantras and chanting to beginners
  • Bringing your student to the next step in their practice

Course teacher
Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe and director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She teaches with dynamism and inspiration and is author of the book The Sivananda book of meditation.

Donation for 2 nights all included:
tent space: 115 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 140 €, double room: 165 €, single room: 195 €, single room with bathroom: 240 €

sivananda France

May 11 – 18
You are the architect of your reality
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Thought Power of Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics
• Understanding the nature of thoughts
• Developing positive mental habits
• Using the potential of the subconscious mind
• Developing concentration
• How to have strong and clear thoughts

Donation for 7 nights all included:
tent space: 315 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

sivananda France

May 13 – 15
Feeding the world:
How vegetarianism can be a solution
With Jean James Garreau

Arrival Tuesday around 3pm, Departure Thursday around 2pm

Jean James Garreau is a PhD in biology and researcher in human ecology at the Bordeaux University, France. His interest for nutrition encompasses the medical, economical and ecological aspects. Presentation of his documentary: “How to feed the future”. This will be followed by a question and answer session over 2 evenings.

Donation for 2 nights all included:
tent space: 100 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

May 16 – 18
Healing through Deep Relaxation
Transforming Trauma (PTSD) through Breathing, Calming Yoga and Yoga Nidra meditation

with Madhavi (Molly Birkholm)
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

  • Learn about the latest research on yoga and meditation that is proving how these ancient practices can ease insomnia, pain, depression and anxiety.
  • Join us as we soothe and heal the body and mind with calming yoga practices and Yoga Nidra guided meditation.  
  • Discover the meaning that the biggest challenges of your life present as we dive deep into restorative yoga practices where healing naturally unfolds. 

Molly (Madhavi) Birkholm is an advanced Sivananda Yoga Instructor and a certified iRest Yoga Nidra Instructor. She leads retreats and workshops around the world and specializes in treating trauma (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) through yoga and meditation.  

Donation for 2 nights all included:
tent space: 100 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

May 23 – 25
The Yoga of positive relationships
IN COUPLES, IN FAMILIES, AT WORK
With Carmel Johnson (Kaivalya)
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

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 Teacher's Training Courses in North India. A Psychology graduate, she has been couseling numerous people in their life paths and their relationships.

Donation for 2 nights all included:
tent space: 100 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210€

sivananda France

May 18 – 25
Improve your strength and flexibility
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday 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: 315 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

May 21– 25
Classical temple dance from South India
With Rajyashree Ramesh
Arrival Wednesday, May 21 around 3pm, departure Sunday, May 25 around 2pm

This retreat includes:
• Introductory workshop on the principles of Bharata Natyam
• Practical Bharata Natyam workshop (beginners are welcome!)
• A Bharatha Natyam performance
• A workshop on dance steps and mudras (sacred gestures)
• Daily asana and meditation practice

Rajyashree Ramesh is a very accomplished Bharatha Natyam dancer. Originally from South India, she lives and teaches Bharata Natyam in Berlin.

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 €

sivananda France

May 28 – June 1
Long Ascension weekend

YOGA – THE GENTLE APPROACH
Arrival Wednesday, May 28 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, June 1 around 2pm
With Padmavati Swoboda, direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda
This programme is designed for people who are unable to follow a regular yoga class:  post-operative and convalescent patients, elderly people, pregnant women, people with obesity or chronic stress problems. The objective of the workshop is general well-being, not medical treatment. You will be gently guided into simpler poses. The focus will be on body awareness, relaxation and peace of mind.

Padmavati Swoboda is 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 teachers' training courses.

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 €

sivananda France

May 28 – June 1
Long Ascension weekend
Yoga for the family
Bring your children along! For children from 6 to 12
Arrival Wednesday, May 28 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, June 1 around 2pm

Children activities:      

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

Parents activities:

  • All level Yoga classes
  • Lectures on positive thinking
  • Nature walks

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 €
50 % discount for children (age 6-12)

sivananda France
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