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July 2014
Cours de Yoga

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

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

sivananda France

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 €

sivananda France

June 30 – July 2

The ayurvedic science of nutrition
With Shanti Kumar Kamlesh
Arrival: Monday, June 30 around 3pm, Departure: Wednesday, July 2 around 2pm

Recommended reading: Ayurveda, the Science of Self Healing, by Dr Vasant Lad.

Evening lectures only (powerpoint presentations)
Monday, June 30, 8pm

• Introduction to Ayurveda

Tuesday, July 1, 8pm
• The dietary principles of Ayurveda

S. K. 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 15 years.

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

July 2 – 9
Special programme “The healing power of love”
Arrival:Wednesday, July 2 around 3pm. Departure: Wednesday, July 9 around 2pm

Bhagavata Saptaha – eastern sounds of wisdom
with Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya


Inspiring Lectures with Swami Durgananda,
European Yoga Acharya


Dynamic Asana classes
with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Bhagavata Saptaha with honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami
Bhagavad Acharya Sri Venugopal Goswami is a Bhakti yoga Acharya in a 500 years old lineage in Vrindavan, Krishna’s birthplace. He received his musical training from the famous singer Sri Pandit Jasraj. With live music – vocal, harmonium, flute and tabla.

Programme

The  Srimad Bhagavata Purana is a famous Yoga scripture and contains 18000 verses which emit the subtle perfume of universal love and knowledge. During seven evenings parts of the scripture will be sung and commented. The music, the words of wisdom and the chanting create a magical atmosphere in which the heart can open and intuition be awakened. The teaching gives access to the deep meaning of life. An unforgetable experience.

Lectures with Swami Durgananda
Juy 5 at noon : One self, many paths
July 6 at noon : the healing power of love

Teacher: 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.

Special Yoga classes with Swami Sivadasananda
July 3 at 4pm : Asanas – applying natural laws in body and mind         
July 5 at 4pm : Learning how to trigger the parasympathetic response through asanas
July 6 at 4pm : Connecting to the solar plexus
July 7 at 4pm : Aligned body, aligned mind

Teacher: Swami Sivadasananda is Yoga Acharya and senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and guides the Sivananda Centers in Europe.  He has taught workshops and Teachers’ Training Courses for many years all over the world. He is a dynamic and very precise instructor with profound knowledge.

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

July 10 - 12
Which agriculture for the future?
with Claude Aubert
Arrival: Thursday, July 10 around 3pm. Departure Saturday July 12 around 2pm


Lecture topics
July 10 at 8pm: Which agriculture to preserve our
health and feed 9 billion people?


July 11 at 8pm: Which life expectancy for our children?


Guest speaker: Claude Aubert is a pioneer in the field
of organic farming in France. He has written many books
which are now classics on agriculture, organic gardening and
nutrition. He is a consultant in organic farming and lectures
in France and abroad on this topic.


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

sivananda France
July 12
Guru Purnima
Yearly Festival of the full moon night in honour of the spiritual Masters of all times and all traditions. A Guru Puja (devotional ceremony) with an Indian priest in honour of the great Yoga masters Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda will be held at the temple.
sivananda France
July 14
Spiritual celebration
Swami Sivananda’s Mahasamadhi

A very special day during which the energy of saint and master Swami  Sivananda is felt intensely. This is the day when Swami Sivananda left his body and attained what
yogis call Mahasamadhi, final liberation.
A Guru Puja (devotional ceremony) with an Indian priest will be held at the temple. This is an opportunity for all disciples of Swami Sivananda to come together and honour the cosmic consciousness manifested  through this great universal master.
sivananda France

July 16 – 18
Water, the mediator
Two lectures with Loïc Sallet

Arrival:  Wednesday, July 16 around 3pm, Departure: Friday, July 18 around 2pm.

July 16 , 8pm: Which water to drink daily?
The quality of water in France, the various filtrations systems, bottled water, minerals.

July 17 , 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

July 16 – 23
One week yoga retreat at reduced rate
Arrival: Wednesday around 3pm. Departure: Wednesday around 2pm
Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga
- The 5 points of Yoga
- Yoga classes with individual corrections
- Introduction to meditation
- Principles of yogic diet
- The 4 paths of yoga
Donation for 7 nights all included:
Accomodation in personal tent only: 285 €

sivananda France

July 21 – 23
Science and spirituality: a possible union
with Philippe Bobola
Arrival: Monday July 21, around 3pm, Departure: Wednesday, July 23 around 2pm

Lecture topics
Monday 8pm: “From physics to reconnection“
Tuesday 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: 100 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

sivananda France

July 25 – 27
Learn meditation in a weekend
Arrival Friday 3pm, departure Sunday 2pm
Recommended reading :The Sivananda book of meditation

Workshop topics
-how to sit for meditation
-best time and place for the meditation practice
-breath and concentration
-benefits of meditation
-methods to focus and calm the mind

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

July 27 – August 24
Teachers’ Training Course (in French)

sivananda France

July 29 – August 5
The power of Asanas
Arrival Tuesday around 3pm, Departure Tuesday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

Workshop topics
• The system of the 12 basic postures
• Detailed guidance and individual corrections in the asanas
• 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

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

July 30 to Aug 2
The art of non violent communication
Talks with Dr Anne van Stappen (Belgium)

Arrival Wednesday, July 30 around 3pm, departure Saturday, August 2 around 2pm.

Topics of the 3 lectures at 8pm

  • Introduction to non violent communication (NVC): listening to oneself, a door to the Self
  • Asserting oneself without aggressing
  • The art of empathy – listening to others, and gratitude

Guest speaker:
Anne van Stappen is a medical doctor with a strong interest in human relationships. She has trained in many therapeutic approaches. She gives training in non violent communication since 1995 and has taught NVC to hundreds of people in many professional fields including schools, prisons, medical and psychiatric institutions.

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 €

sivananda France
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