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June 2014
Cours de Yoga

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 €

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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)

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June 2 – 9
Yoga and nature walks
Arrival Monday around 3pm, Departure Monday around 2pm

The programme includes on 4 days a 3 hour outdoor activity:
• Exploring the beautiful Orleans forest  (guided walks)
• Guided walk along the charming Loire River
• Excursion to one of the nearby historical castles
• A relaxing afternoon of outdoor games (ping pong, volley ball, basketball, badminton…)
• Lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas
With daily asana and meditation practice.

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 €

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Whitsun Special Programme
June 6 – 9

Healthy Body – Healthy Mind
Arrival Friday, June 6 around 3pm, Departure Monday, June 9 around 2pm
Topics of lectures and workshops

  • Understanding the mind
  • Developing cheerfulness and contentment
  • Energy through positive thinking
  • The transforming power of hatha yoga
  • Dynamic yoga classes with individual correction
  • Energizing nature walks

Donation for 3 nights all included:
tent space: 150 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 183 €, double room: 216 €, Single room: 267 €, single room with bathroom: 315 €

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June 8 – 13
The Meditation Experience
Certificate course

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

The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, arts, sports training and healing. It provides means for maximising physical, emotional and mental efficiency and well-being. This course will provide a thorough overview of the philosophy and practice of meditation as well as techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting. 
Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and The Sivananda book of meditation

Workshops topics
• Swami Vishnudevananda’s 12 Step approach to meditation
• Creative visualisation and positive thinking: training the mind for concentration 
• Relax and channel mental energy through sound vibration
• Meditation and lifestyle
• Tips for overcoming distraction and dullness of mind
• Gate to inner peace: connecting to the Inner Self

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 5 nights all included:
tent space: 270 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 320 €, double room: 390 €, single room: 490 €, ingle room with bathroom: 560 €

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June 9 – 12
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 in personal tent
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June 13 – 15
Further training for Sivananda Teachers
Body Alignement  in the Asanas
With Sita Grosser, Sivananda Yoga Centre Hamburg (affiliated)

Arrival Friday around 3pm, Departure Sunday around 2pm

A regular practice of yoga postures can bring great relief to people suffering from back problems due to poor body alignement. Asanas and Pranayama set vital energy in motion, strengthen the back and keep the spine flexible. This weekend focuses on how Yoga teachers can recognize and adjust poor body posture and help yoga students to develop healthy postural habits

  • How to assess and correct the body alignment
  • Help students realign and strengthen the spine
  • Back care: how to counteract hyper kyphosis, hyper lordosis and scoliosis
  • Promote healthy postural habits


Sita Grosser is co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Hamburg. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience to her yoga classes and workshops.

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 €

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Fully booked!

June 16 – 22
TTC Refresher
For Sivananda Yoga Teachers only    

Arrival Monday, June 16 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, June 22 around 2pm

With Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda, Swami Kailasananda, and many swamis and teachers from the Sivananda centres.

With honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami

 

Come and join us for this inspiring course:
Deepen your vision, expand your knowledge, fine-tune your skills, reconnect to the classical teachings of Yoga and Vedanta, celebrate the positive, dynamic and peaceful message of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda, meet yoga teachers from all over the world

Daily Programme
5:10 Pranayama practice (optional)
6:00 Satsang
8:00 Asana class
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Karma Yoga
13:00 Lecture
14:30 Tea and Snack, free time
16:00 Asana Correction Workshop
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Satsang

The course will include:
Dynamic asana classes
Inspiring lectures

· The universal teaching of Swami Sivananda
· Sadhana to uplift one’s ethical values
· Service, key to consciousness expansion
· What is real selflessness
Refreshing “How to Teach” Workshops
Vibrant Satsangs
· Questions and answers to the swamis
· Inspiring stories from the yogic scriptures
· Turning every action into yoga
· Bhakti and Vedanta: harmonizing mind and heart
· Swamiji’s final instructions
Temple ceremonies
During the course, the Ashram priest will conduct a powerful Ganapati Homa and a Lalita Sahasranama Puja (recitation of the 1000 names of the Divine Mother, generating a strong spiritual energy.

Two inspiring lectures with Sri Venugopal Goswami

Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan, North India

With live music

Friday, June 20 : “Self realization, the highest duty of man”

Saturday, June 21 : “Accepting the divine source”

 

Wednesday June 18 at 8pm
Exceptional Bharatanatyam dance performance and vina concert with Raghunath Manet
Raghunath Manet is a dancer, a choregrapher, a composor and a singer.Originally from Pondicerry, this ambassador from traditional arts is one of the representant of bharata natyam and the veena

Fully booked!


 

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June 23 – 25
Further training for Sivananda Teachers
How to teach Yoga to Seniors

With Patricia Guedj (Jaya Bharati)
Arrival Monday, June 23 around 3pm, Departure Wednesday, June 25 around 2pm
In addition, asana class models specifically for seniors are practised and explained.

Workshop topics
• Warm-up exercises
• Asana variations for people with limited flexibility
• Special care for the back
• The triangle of life and the eternal youth of the soul
Jaya Bharati is an experienced yoga teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Paris and a yoga therapist with special focus on the needs of elderly people.

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 €

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June 27 – July 25
Teachers’ Training Course
(in English, French, Spanish and Dutch)

Advanced Teachers’ Training Course
(in English, French and Spanish)

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June 29 – July 6
Yoga Vitality Week
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Workshop topics
• Focus on personal guidance and individual correction in the yoga classes.
• Gradual increase in the breathing exercises to strengthen the immune system
• Introduction to the meditation techniques for mental relaxation
• One cooking workshop on how to prepare an easy-to-digest vegetarian meal
• Nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest

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 €

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