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June 2016
Cours de Yoga

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 €


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June 3 – 5, 2016

Science and spirituality:  a possible union

Two lectures with Philippe Bobola

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

Friday, June 3 at 8pm:
“From physics to reconnection“

Saturday, June 4 at 8pm:
“And what if time was not what we thought?“

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

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 €

Philippe Bobola

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June 5 - 12, 2016

The Power of Asanas

Arrival: Sunday, June 5 around 3pm.
Departure: Sunday, June 12 around 2pm

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

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 €

sivananda France

June 8 – 10, 2016

Geobiology – earth energies that affect our lives

2 lectures with Cécile Dubois

Arrival: Wednesday, June 8 around 3pm.
Departure: Friday, June 10 around 2pm.

Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm: 
Health of habitation, health of human beings part 1

Thursday, June 9 at 8pm: 
Health of habitation, health of human beings part 2
Cécile Dubois has a scientific background and specialized in the field of geobiology in 2008. Trained by renowned specialists in the science of a health-conscious environment she researches the interactions between human beings and their habitation and is sharing her knowledge through lectures and workshops.

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 €

cecile dubois geobiologie
sivananda France

June 12 - 19, 2016

The Power of Positive Thinking

Arrival: Sunday, June 12 around 3pm. Departure: Sunday, June 19 around 2pm

“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 visualisation            

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 €

sivananda France

June 16 – 21, 2016

Certificate Course

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Trauma

with Madhavi (Molly Birkholm)

Arrival: Thursday, June 16 around 3pm, 
Departure: Tuesday, June 21 around 2pm

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 practic es” 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.

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.

With certificate of participation

Donation for 5 nights all included:
tent space 490 €, shared room 550 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 550 €, double room 650 €,  furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 650 €, single room 800 €, single room with bathroom 950€

Healing through Deep Relaxation
sivananda France

June 22 – 28, 2016

TTC Refresher

With Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda, Swami Kailasananda and many Swamis and teachers from the Sivananda Centres.

For graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Trainings Courses only

Arrival Wednesday, June 22 around 3pm,
Departure Tuesday, June 28 around 1pm

Come and join us for this inspiring time

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.

The schedule will include:

5 Dynamic asana classes (morning)

  • Deepening Stretching and Contracting
  • Headstand variations and scorpion
  • Twisting and lateral bending
  • 4 Firm and relaxed Holding of the Pose
  • 5  Pranayama – Pratyahara – Dharana

5 Refreshing “How to Teach” Workshops (afternoon)

  • Understanding Fascia in the Asanas
  • Deepening Mind-Body-Relaxation
  • Body perception and alignment in the Asanas
  • The Breath at the Center of Physical and Mental Strength
  • How to conduct an Asana Workshop

Vibrant Satsangs and lectures

  • Remembering the goal of Sadhana
  • Tips to improve your asana teaching
  • Guidance on keeping a yogic diet
  • Memories of Swami Vishnudevananda
  • The message of the True World Order
  • Taking a fresh look at the practice of japa

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.

3 inspiring lectures

with Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya             

  • Swami Sivananda, a universal sage
  • Sadhana to uplift one’s life values
  • The relevance of Vedanta in our times

Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya for Europe and a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She directs the Sivananda Yoga Centres in Europe and teaches yoga philosophy at the Sivananda Teachers’ training courses around the world, sharing the inspiration of over 40 years of teaching experience.


Peace concert and inspiring talks with live music

4 talks and one concert
with Honored Guest Sri Venugopal Goswami,
Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan, North India

  • The eternal message of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Dharma, the cosmic law of harmony
  • Renouncing the fruits of actions
  • Awake, arise!
  • Nada yoga Concert     

Sri Venugopal Goswami comes from a tradition dating back more than 500 years. His father initiated him into the teachings of the Bhakti scriptures in the Radha Raman Temple. Sri Venugopal Goswami spent many years studying under the world-famous Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj, a master interpreter of classical Hindustani music and the recipient of numerous international awards.


With certificate of participation
Language: English with simultaneous translation into French, Spanish and German

Donation for 6 nights all included:
tent space 120 €, shared room 220 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 220 €, double room 315 €

TTC Refresher 2016 Online Application



sivananda France

June 28 – July 3, 2016

The healing power of sacred sounds

Arrival: Tuesday, June 28 around 3pm.
Departure: Sunday, July 3 around 2 pm

Workshop topics:
• Sound: the first manifestation of the universe
• Introduction into Mantra Yoga – the science of sacred sounds
• Learn how to meditate with Mantras
• Kirtan and Bhajans: spiritual chanting for opening the heart
• Kirtan Workshops: learn the traditional Sivananda Yoga chants

Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda

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

June 30 – July 9, 2016

Certificate Course: Accessible Yoga

With Jivana Heyman

Arrival: Thursday, June 30 around 3pm.
Departure: Saturday, July 9 around 12 noon

In this practical 9-day programme you will learn how to adapt a classical asana class to the needs of students with physical disabilities or chronic illness, the elderly, and people with injuries. This can range from teaching slightly modified classes, to entire classes taught in a chair or in a bed. The course focuses on the practical application of yoga techniques and the psychological insight necessary for helping students with disabilities – no matter what their age – to better utilise yoga.

Curriculum (excerpt):

  • Yoga anatomy and physiology of the ageing process
  • How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deeper understanding of the yoga teachings
  • Using additional tools such as a chair, a blanket, a strap and a cushion
  • How to create a positive group dynamic
  • Deepen your personal practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Certificate: Students receive a certificate recognised by the Yoga Alliance that will enable yoga teachers and health professionals to teach yoga to students with disabilities.

Daily schedule:
6 am Morning meditation
8–10 am Course lecture
10 am Brunch
12–3pm Course workshop
4pm Yoga class
6pm Dinner
8pm Study time or course.

With certificate of participation

Jivana Heyman is Director of Teachers’ Training programmes at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, California. After many years of personal training in the Gurukula yoga tradition, Jivana focuses on teaching yoga for people with disabilities.

Donation for 9 nights all included
tent space 1050 €, shared room 1150 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 1150 €, double room 1350 €

Accommodation during this time is very limited at the Ashram.
We recommend early booking.
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