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July 2015
Cours de Yoga

 

July 3 – 31, 2015

Teachers’ Training Course

(in English, French, Spanish and Dutch)

Advanced Teachers’ Training Course

(in English, French and Spanish)

sivananda France

July 5 – 12, 2015

The power of Asanas

Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

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

Donation for 7 nights all included: tent space: 315 €, shared room: 385 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 385 €, double room: 455 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

sivananda France

July 6 – 9, 2015

Ayurveda
– Science of Self-Healing

3 lectures with Angela Hope Murray, Ayurveda practitioner

Arrival Monday, July 6 around 3pm, Departure Thursday, July 9 around 2pm
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Vata, pitta, kapha: the 3 types of constitution
  • Daily regimen in ayurveda

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: 150 €, shared room: 183 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 183 €, double room: 216 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 216 €, single room: 267 €, single room with bathroom: 315 €

Angela Hope-Murray
sivananda France

July 10 – 12, 2015

Science and spirituality:  a possible union

Two lectures with Philippe Bobola

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

2 evening lectures
Friday, July 10 at 8pm: “From physics to reconnection“
Saturday, 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: 100 €, shared room: 122 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 122 €, double room: 144 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 144 €, single room: 178 €,  single room with bathroom: 210 €

Philippe Bobola
sivananda France

July 12 – 19, 2015

Raja Yoga, the path of self-mastery

Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

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

Workshop topics

  • The eight steps of Raja yoga
  • Honesty, sincerity, non-violence : keys to a peaceful mind
  • Prana and the mind
  • Establishing a systematic meditation practice

Donation for 7 nights all included:

tent space: 315 €, shared room: 385 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 385 €, double room: 455 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660€

sivananda France

July 13 – 15, 2015

Healing Night – Yoga, Sleep and Dreaming

2 lectures with Dr Rubin Naiman, PhD

Arrival: Monday, July 15 around 3pm,
Departure: Wednesday, July 15 around 2pm


Monday, July 13 at 8 pm: Healing sleep
Tuesday, July 14 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: 100 €, shared room: 122 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 122 €, double room: 144 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed:  144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €

Dr Rubin Naiman Sleep
sivananda France

July 14 – 18, 2015

Certificate Course
The Yoga of Sleep

With Dr. Rubin Naiman, PhD

Arrival: Tuesday, July 14 around 3pm, Departure: Saturday, July 18 around 2pm

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

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 the 4 nights all included:
tent space: 354 €, shared room: 407 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 407 €, double room: 447 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 447 €, single room: 527 €

 

 

 

Dr Rubin Naiman Sleep

 

sivananda France

July 14, 2015

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 France

July 21 – 25, 2015

Certificate Course

Create Your Healing Home: Modern Applications of Vedic Teachings

With Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Ph.D

Arrival: Tuesday, July 21 around 3pm, Departure: Saturday; July 25 around 2pm

Peace at home is crucial – and attainable. We can create more peaceful environments at home by gaining a deeper understanding of the qualities of space itself.  Ancient Indian teachings describe how to reach maximum tranquility in the home through proper design and construction.  This subject is called Vaastu Shastra or Vaastuvidya.

This interactive four-day workshop will incorporate hands-on practice, multimedia, and lecture to teach you how to design a house with healing properties or make an existing home more harmonious.

Over the course of four days, you will explore

  • Cosmology of space and implications for you and your home. Topics will include, time, space, rhythm, and form.
  • The impact of energy fields and energy grids on a home.
  • How to incorporate a spatial grid into the design of your house
  • The basics of creating floor plans for a healing house.
  • Design samples and strategies for enhancing your existing house.

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Ph.D., a Certified Vaastu Shastra consultant, studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India, under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati. Dr. Ganapati was an internationally renowned architect from South India who applied Vaastu principles to his architectural designs. Mrs. Sokolova earned her M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Donation for the 4 nights all included:

tent space: 354 €, shared room: 407 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 407 €, double room: 447 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 447 €, single room: 527 €

sivananda France

July 26 – August 2, 2015

Improve your strength and flexibility

Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • Lectures on the health benefits of Asanas
  • Asana variations to increase the flexibility of hips and shoulder girdle
  • Expansion in the Asanas through longer holding of the postures
  • How to balance muscle length and muscle strength
  • Stretch stress and tensions away through asanas
  • Yoga techniques to develop willpower and mental Flexibility

Donation for 7 nights all included:

tent space: 315 €, shared room: 385 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 385 €, double room: 455 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

sivananda France

July 31, 2015

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.

 

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