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May 2017
Cours de Yoga

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 €
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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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May 1 – 5, 2017

Get a taste of Sanskrit

An introduction to the language of Yoga for spiritual seekers

Arrival Monday, May 1 around 3 pm. Departure Friday, May 5 around 2 pm.

Sanskrit is called “the language of the Gods” and contains a deep spiritual dimension. The letters of the Sanskrit alphabet vibrate in our inner energy centres. Every Yoga practitioner should learn the basics of Sanskrit for deepening his or her own spiritual practice.

Workshop topics

  • Learn how to write and read the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Practice to sound Sanskrit letters and pronounce Sanskrit words
  • Start to write mantras in Sanskrit

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

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 368 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €
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May 3 – June 1, 2017

Teachers’ Training Course (in French)

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May 5 – 8, 2017  ·  8th of May Yoga Retreat

“Unity in Diversity” – See the One in the Many

With Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya and the Swamis and teachers of the Ashram

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

with Kaivalya Carmel Johnson

Arrival Friday, May 5 around 3 pm. Departure Monday, May 8 around 2 pm.

"Unity in Diversity" – Inspiring talks on:

  • How to be joyful and positive
  • Overcoming mental barriers
  • How to connect with life and the people around us

Energizing Asana classes and deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
Meditation: find inner peace in silence
Meet new friends in the Sivananda Yoga family and reconnect with old ones
Enjoy nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest

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

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 Carmel Johnson has been teaching yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre Paris for the past 12 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.

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 276 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €

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May 5 – 8, 2017 (long 8th of may weekend)

Certificate course: Posture, Flexibility and Anatomy – How Yoga Works

With Padma Julia Descroizilles

Arrival Friday, May 5 around 3 pm. Departure Monday, May 8 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.

Topics:

  • 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
  • Biomechanical basics of lower back pain.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

12 – 2 pm: lecture/workshop

4 – 5:45 pm: practical Yoga class

The rest of the day follows the Yoga vacation daily schedule.

With Certificate of participation

Language: English with translation into French

Padma Julia Descroizilles is an inspirational senior physiotherapist in the UK and a Sivananda trained Yoga Teacher.

Rates for 3 nights all included:
tent space 201 €, shared room 234 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 234 €, double room 267 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 267 €, double room with bathroom 321 €, single room 321 €, single room with bathroom 369 €

Yoga works
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May 8 – 14, 2017

Dynamic Asana Week

Arrival Monday, May 8 around 3 pm. Departure Sunday, May 14 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

Rates for 6 nights all included:
tent space 312 €, shared room 378 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 378 €, double room 444 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 444 €, double room with bathroom 552 €, single room 552 €, single room with bathroom 648 €

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May 11 – 14, 2017

The Ayurvedic science of nutrition

with Shanti Kumar Kamlesh

Arrival: Thursday, May 11 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, May 14 around 2 pm.
  • Two evening lectures (powerpoint presentations):
  • Thursday, May 11 at 8 pm: Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Friday, May 12 at 8 pm: The dietary principles of Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic cooking workshop Saturday May 12 from 4 to 6 pm

The rest of the day follows the Yoga vacation daily schedule.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Shanti Kumar 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 20 years

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 276 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €
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May 14 – 21, 2017

Yoga Fitness

Arrival Sunday, May 14 around 3 pm. Departure Sunday, May 21 around 2 pm.

This programme focuses on strengthening body and mind for all-round health.

  • Yoga asanas for optimal development of muscle strength and flexibility
  • How to improve body alignment and prevent posture faults such as lordosis, kyphosis or scoliosis
  • Breathing exercises to systematically increase your vital capacity
  • Relaxation exercises to strengthen the nervous and immune systems
  • Energizing vegetarian food, specially adapted to the yoga Practice

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Rates for 7 nights all included:
tent space 329 €, shared room 399 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 399 €, double room 469 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
kamlesh
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May 17 – 19, 2017

“Water, the mediator”

Two lectures with Loïc Sallet

Arrival: Wednesday, May 17 around 3 pm.
Departure: Friday, May 19 around 2 pm.
  • Wednesday, May 17 at 8 pm:
    Which water to drink daily? The quality of water in France, the various filtration systems, bottled water, and minerals.
  • Thursday, May 18 at 8 pm:
    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.

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

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

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
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May 21 – 24, 2017

Yogic breathing and deep relaxation

Arrival Sunday, May 21 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, May 24 around 2 pm.

Topics

  • Breathing techniques to improve your energy
  • The science of yogic breathing
  • Unblocking the flow of vital energy through Asanas and Pranayama
  • The connection of breath, mental balance and deep relaxation
  • Breathing exercises to systematically increase your vital capacity

Recommended reading: Science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 276 €, single room: 276 €, single room with bathroom: 324 €
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May 23 – 25, 2017

Science and spirituality: a possible union

Two lectures with Philippe Bobola

Arrival: Tuesday, May 23 around 3 pm.
Departure: Thursday, May 25 around 2 pm.
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 8 pm:
    "From physics to reconnection"
  • Wednesday, May 24 at 8 pm:
    "And what if time was not what we thought?"

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

Philippe Bobola is a physicist, a biologist and an anthropologist. He taught for 15 years at the University of Paris. He has authored many articles on physics and biophysics. He lectures all over the world on a wide range of topics from science, spirituality, ecology, anthropology, alternative medicine, poetry and art.

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
pranayama
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May 24 – 28, 2017

Ascension Yoga Retreat

“Health is Wealth”

Arrival Wednesday, May 24 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, May 28 around 2 pm.

With Swamis and teachers of the Ashram

Lecture topics:

  • Establishing a healthy lifestyle
  • “the golden middle path” – the art to avoid extremes
  • How to boost your vital energy
  • the practice of concentration as tool to happiness
  • nourishing the mind through love and detachment

In-depth Asana classes for all practice levels

Meditation: find inner peace in silence

Meet new friends in the Sivananda Yoga family and reconnect with old ones

Enjoy nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 368 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €
Health is Wealth
sivananda France

May 23 – 28, 2017

Certificate course (long ascension weekend)

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Trauma

with Kaivalya Carmel Johnson

Arrival Tuesday, May 23 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, May 28 around 2 pm.

The negative effects of anxiety and trauma are a major public health concern and a source of enormous suffering in the world. Cutting-edge clinical research confirms what yogis have known for thousands of years: yoga practice can help to regulate your nervous system, integrate past traumas held in the body, and allow you to regain a peaceful sense of wholeness.

In this course you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma and anxiety-related physical and mental health issues.
  • Understand the impact of trauma and anxiety on the nervous system.
  • Discover what clinical research has revealed as “best practices” for addressing trauma and anxiety.
  • Learn to skillfully choose and introduce evidence-based practices for both trauma and anxiety-related symptoms in a variety of populations, including those suffering trauma from accidents; physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; natural disasters; and individuals with general anxiety.

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

With certificate of participation

Kaivalya Carmel Johnson has been teaching yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre Paris for the past 12 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.

Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 450 €, shared room 505 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 505 €, double room 560 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 560 €, double room with bathroom 650 €, single room 650 €, single room with bathroom 730 €
Meditation
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May 28 – June 2, 2017

The power of Asanas

Arrival Sunday, May 28 around 3 pm. Departure Friday, June 2 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • The system of the 12 basic postures
  • Explanation of the benefits of asanas on the various body systems
  • A profound experience of asanas through concentration on prana (vital energy)
  • The harmonious combination of posture, breath and relaxation in the asanas
  • Learning self-control through asanas
  • How asanas affect your mood and emotional state positively

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 460 €, single room 460 €, single room with bathroom 540 €
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