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June 2017
Cours de Yoga
sivananda France

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 €
power of asanas
sivananda France

June 2 – 5, 2017

Pentecost Yoga Retreat

“Finding a purpose in life”

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

Arrival Friday, June 2 around 3 pm. Departure Monday, June 5 around 2 pm.

Lecture topics:

  • Developing trust and self-confidence
  • How does Karma work
  • The four goals of life according to Yoga philosophy
  • Honesty, sincerity, non violence : keys to a peaceful mind

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 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 €
Swami Kailasananda
sivananda France

June 2 – 4, 2017 (long Pentecost weekend)

Further training for Yoga teachers:

How to teach meditation and mantra chanting

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

Arrival Friday, June 2 around 3 pm. Departure Sunday, June 4 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics:

  • 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

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

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

With certificate of participation

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.

 

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya 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".

Rates for 2 nights all included:
tent space 134 €, shared room 156 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 156 €, double room 178 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 178 €, double room with bathroom 214 €, single room 214 €, single room with bathroom 246 €
Swami Kailasananda
sivananda France

June 4 – 9, 2017:

Certificate course

Mantras - sacred sounds of power

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

Arrival Sunday, June 4 around 3 pm. Departure Friday, June 9 around 2 pm.

A mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure.  Every mantra contains within its vibration a specific power. The benefits of the mental repetition of a mantra and the chanting of mantras are immeasurable. Mantras open the heart, fill the mind with purity and generate harmony and love.

Workshop topics:

  • The transformative power of sacred sounds: an introduction to the science of mantras
  • Saguna mantras: devotional meditation and visualisation to open the heart
  • Vedantic mantras to rise above ego consciousness
  • How to use mantras in daily life
  • The joy of Kirtan – mantra chanting to sublimate negative emotions

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

Recommended reading: “Meditation and Mantra”s by Swami Vishnudevananda

With Certificate of participation

 

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya 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".

Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
Swami Kailasananda

10 % discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together:

“Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9

“The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14

“Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19


sivananda France

June 5 – 12, 2017

Yoga practice to strengthen and balance
the nervous system

Arrival Monday, June 5 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, June 12 around 2 pm.

Topics:

  • Active stress reduction
  • Asanas and Pranayama to strengthen the nervous system
  • Recharge energy through deep relaxation
  • Homeostasis: the bodys’ state of balance
  • How to have a balanced life style and improve sleep
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 €
Swami Kailasananda
sivananda France

June 9 – 14, 2017

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

Arrival Friday, June 9 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, June 14 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. It 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

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

With certificate of participation

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.
Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
Hatha Yoga

10 % discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together:

“Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9

“The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14

“Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19


sivananda France

June 12 – 19, 2017

Yoga And Nature Walks

Arrival Monday, June 12 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, June 19 around 2 pm.

The programme includes 4 days of 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, etc.)
  • Lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas
With daily asana and meditation practice.

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 €
Walks
sivananda France

June 14 – 19, 2017

Certificate course

Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

Arrival Wednesday, June 14 around 3pm,
Departure Monday, June 19 around 2pm

Ayurvedic nutrition offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine.

5 Lectures

  • How to eat according to your type of constitution:  Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Rasa: discovering the six essential flavours of nature
  • The three Gunas: energy principles for a balanced diet
  • Spices and their properties
  • Nutritional food values: how to ensure you get enough Vitamin B, iron, etc.

4 hands-on cooking demonstrations:

  • Get started: prepare a basic, balanced Ayurvedic meal
  • Cook a feast: delicious south-indian treats
  • Quick and easy dishes for busy people
  • Pasta, pancakes & co: western cooking - Ayurvedic style

The recipes are lacto-vegetarian. Vegan and gluten- free alternatives are available.

Daily schedule:

12 – 3 pm:  cooking demonstration

4:30 – 5:45 pm:  lecture on nutrition

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

With certificate of participation

 

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.
Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
Hatha Yoga

10 % discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together:

“Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9

“The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14

“Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19


sivananda France
ttcrefresher

June 20 – 26, 2017

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 Tuesday, June 20 around 3pm,
Departure Monday, June 26 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)

  • Diving into the forward bending variations
  • Painless backbending variations
  • Back strengthening variations
  • Rotation in the spine and other joints
  • Meditative Asanas  

5 Refreshing “How to Teach” Workshops (afternoon)

  • One muscle – different roles
  • The virtues of an open rib cage
  • Spinal movements – where, when and how to feel them
  • Pranayama and the natural resting breath
  • Headstand: corrections and variations

Some of the Asana classes and workshops will be taught by Swami Sivadasananda.

Swami Sivadasananda is a  senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor.

He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

Vibrant Satsangs and lectures

  • Power of collective sadhana
  • To be in in the world, not of the world
  • Fresh inspiration in Sadhana
  • International Yoga Day celebration
  • Songs of Swami Sivananda
  • Ideas to refresh one's teaching
  • The Dharma of a Yoga teacher
  • Theatre play on the life of Krishna
  • Swamiji's final instruction

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.

Inspiring lectures

with Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya

  • Wednesday, June 21: Yoga – hope for humanity
  • Thursday, June 22: Sadhana to purify the mind

 

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.

 

SWD

Exceptional
Bharatanatyam dance performance
and Veena concert

With Raghunath Manet

Raghunath Manet is a dancer, choreographer,
composer and singer. Originally from Pondicerry,
this ambassador from traditional arts represents
the practice of Bharata Natyam and the Veena.

Saptaha

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 2017 Online Application

sivananda France

June 27 – July 2, 2017

The creative power of the mind

Arrival Tuesday, June 27 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, July 2 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • The mind – an ocean of thoughts
  • Learn to develop the creative power of the mind
  • How to cultivate strong and positive thoughts
  • Develop your inner creativity
  • Uplifting the mind with the practice of non-violence and contentment

Recommended reading: Thought Power by Swami Sivananda:

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€

Mind
sivananda France

June 30 – July 28, 2017

Teachers’ Training Course

in English with translation into French

 

June 30 – July 28, 2017

Advanced Teachers’ Training Course

In English with translation into French, Spanish and German

Mind
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