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July 2016
Cours de Yoga

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 €

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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.
Heyman
sivananda France

 

July 1 – 29, 2016

Teachers’ Training Course and Advanced Teachers’ Training Course

In English with translation into French and Spanish

 

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In the month of July the Yoga vacation programme will be guided by Kamala.

Kamala is a long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, an experienced Sivananda Yoga teacher and has a profound knowledge on Yoga philosophy. She is the editor of the books “Vishnudevananda Upadesha” and “Samadhi”. Kamala is from Australia and directs a yoga school in the Blue Mountains.

Kamala
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July 3 – 10, 2016

Yoga Fitness

Arrival: Sunday, July 3 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, July 10 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

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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July 10 – 12, 2016

Science and spirituality:  a possible union

Two lectures with Philippe Bobola

Arrival: Sunday, July 10 around 3pm.
Departure: Tuesday, July 12 around 2pm

Sunday, July 10 at 8pm:
“From physics to reconnection“

Monday, July 11 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 €

 

July 10 – 14, 2016

Certificate Course
Science and expansion of consciousness

with Philippe Bobola, physicist, biologist and anthropologist

Arrival: Sunday, July 10 around 3pm.
Departure: Thursday, June 14 around 2pm

The discoveries in physics and biology confirm the intuitive knowledge of yoga. A fascinating theoretical and practical course on the meeting of science and spirituality.

Topics:

  • Parallels between quantum physics and the yogic perception of the cosmos
  • A journey to the heart of the atom and the cell: a new understanding of the body
  • The latest discoveries on time
  • Yoga and neuroscience
  • Scientific understanding of Indian deities
  • The vibratory origin of the universe and the mantras
  • Approaching a new understanding of light
  • Guided meditations to expand consciousness

Ample time for interaction and questions and answers
 
Quantum physics, innovative studies on time (temporary pointillism), neuroscience and recent advances in biology confirm the ancient indian perception of the cosmos, the human body and the Divine.

Through in-depth presentations, interspersed meditations and practical exercises for the expansion of consciousness, we will be invited to experience on the level of the mind and the heart the intuitive concepts of  Hinduism (the multiple manifestations of the Divine, the concept of a body made of light, chakras, mantras ...). This will lead us to the analysis of the concept of animated matter only recently rediscovered by our Western science.

For this journey from the atom to the cell, the only luggage required is listenining and being attentive and open. Everyone can explore, feel and taste a unique state of consciousness where man and cosmos are One.
"When the weary scientist gets to the top of the mountain, he is greeted by spiritual masters who tell him: “Welcome! We have been waiting for you for a long time! "

Ample time will be allotted to interact with each other. This course requires no prior training.

With certificate of participation

Donation for 4 nights all included
tent space 354 €, shared room 407 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 407 €, double room 447 €, single room 572 €
Accommodation during this time is very limited at the Ashram.
We recommend early booking.

bobola

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July 10 – 17, 2016

Simplify your material life, enrich your inner life

Arrival: Sunday, July 10 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, July 17 around 2 pm

Workshop topics
• Voluntary simplicity in daily life
• The practice of giving
• Connecting to the inner Self
• Mantras for tuning to the cosmic mind
• Vedanta philosophy : realising our unity to all that is

Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda and Success in life and Self-realization by Swami Sivananda

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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July 14 – 16, 2016

Healing Night – Yoga, Sleep and Dreaming

Two lectures with Dr. Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Arrival: Thursday, July 14 around 3 pm. Departure: Saturday, July 16 around 2 pm

Thursday, July 14 at 8 pm: Healing sleep
Friday, July 15 at 8 pm: Healing dreams

Rubin Naiman, PhD, is a psychologist, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in integrative and holistic approaches to sleep and dreams

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 €

 

July 14-18, 2016

Certificate Course

The Yoga of Sleep

With Dr. Rubin Naiman, PhD

Arrival: Thursday, July 14 around 3 pm. Departure: Monday, July 18 around 2 pm

Programme:
Every course day includes a 4-5 hour workshop with lectures, slide presentations, group discussions and exercises such as Yoga Nidra and dream circles. The rest of the day follows the regular yoga vacation programme.

Course language: English with translation into French

Course topics:
What is Sleep and Dreaming?

  • The nature of sleep and dreams
  • Their rhythmic infrastructure
  •  REM sleep, dreaming, dream loss

The Big Picture

  • The loss of night
  • Impact of industrialization and light
  • Cultural resistance to rest

Evaluating Sleep Problems and healing Sleeplessness

  • Screening and evaluation techniques
  • The Noise Reduction Model (NRMI)
  • The art of surrender
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • Behavioral and environmental interventions

Sleep, Dreams & Consciousness

  • Night and shadow work
  • The united states of consciousness 

Recommended Course Materials by Dr. Rubin Naiman:
The Yoga of Sleep, Dr. Rubin Naiman, (Audio Book) Sounds True, 2010
HUSH: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations: NewMoon Media, 2014

With certificate of participation

Rubin Naiman, PhD, is a psychologist, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in integrative and holistic approaches to sleep and dreams. In addition to professional publications, he is author of Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming and Awakening and the audio programs The Yoga of Sleep, To Sleep Tonight, and Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil, MD).

Donation for 4 nights all included
tent space 354 €, shared room 407 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 407 €, double room 447 €, single room 572 €
Accommodation during this time is very limited at the Ashram. We recommend early booking.

Dr Rubin Naiman Sleep
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July 14, 2016

Spiritual Festival: Swami Sivananda’s Mahasamadhi

A very special day during which the energy of the 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
sivananda France

July 17 – 24, 2016

Yoga for wellbeing in body and mind

Newcomers are welcome!

Arrival: Sunday, July 17 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, July 24 around 2 pm

Workshop topics

• Instruction in the 12 basic postures
• The health benefits of asanas
• How to improve your health through a yogic lifestyle
• Balance of body and mind through a balanced diet
• Introduction to meditation and positive thinking

Recommended reading: The Sivananda companion to Yoga

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 €

surya
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July 19 - 24, 2016

Certificate Course: Yoga Psychology – the ancient path of Raja Yoga to inner peace

With Kamala Angel

Arrival: Tuesday, July 19 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, July 24 around 2 pm
Course contents:
  • The eightfold path of Raja yoga for mastering body and mind
  • Yama and Niyama: ethical foundations for living peacefully with oneself and others
  • How to face negative emotions
  • Yoga and mental balance
  • Conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind
  • How to find inner balance

With daily asana and meditation practice.

Recommended reading: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  with the commentary by Swami Durgananda

With certificate of participation

Kamala is a long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, an experienced Sivananda Yoga teacher and has a profound knowledge on Yoga philosophy. She is the editor of the books “Vishnudevananda Upadesha” and “Samadhi”. Kamala is from Australia and directs a yoga school in the Blue Mountains.

Donation for 5 nights all included
tent space 297 €, shared room 330 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 330 €, double room 402 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 402 €, single room 412 €, single room with bathroom 577 €

kamala
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July 19, 2016

Spiritual Festival: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.

Gurupurnima

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July 21 – 24, 2016

Ayurveda – Science of Self-Healing

Three evening lectures with Angela Hope Murray, Ayurveda practitioner

Arrival Thursday, July 21 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, July 24 around 2pm

• Vata, Pitta, Kapha: the 3 types of constitution
• Ayurvedic remedies to strengthen the immune system
• Prana, Tejas, Ojas - the three universal energy principles

Angela Hope-Murray comes from England, she has been practicing alternative medicine for over 30 years. She has been studying Ayurveda for many years with Dr Vasant Lad and she is a colleague of Robert Swoboda. She is also an osteopath and dedicates her time to the promotion of Ayurveda in England.

Donation 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 €, single room 276 €, single room with bathroom 324 €

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July 24 – 31, 2016

The creative power of the mind

Arrival: Sunday, July 24 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, July 31 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

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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July 31 – August 28, 2016

Teachers’ Training Course

(in French)
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