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July 2017
Cours de Yoga

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 and Spanish

 

June 30 – July 28, 2017

Advanced Teachers’ Training Course

In English with translation into French, Spanish and German

Mind
sivananda France

July 2 – 9, 2017 

Bring your yoga practice to a new level: 
The art of full attention in the asanas

With Madhava Juan Pineros

Arrival Sunday, July 2 around 3 pm. Departure Sunday, July 9 around 2 pm.

Develop the art of attention in the yoga practice by using practical and easy principles of yoga anatomy, mindful movement and alignment. Experience the power of the inner wisdom of the body and mind.

  • Get into your spine where the bliss lies.
  • Mindful movement and core control.
  • Alignment in your body, the key to a balanced mind.
  • Embodying your home body again through proprioception.
  • Connecting to your connective tissue to unlock the dormant prana within.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Madhava Juan Pineros has been living and teaching at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London for 6 years before starting an affiliated Sivananda Centre in Byron Bay, Australia. He has great passion and in-depth knowledge on Asanas, Pranayama and Anatomy and has also been teaching in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Courses.

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 €
Madhava Juan Pineros
sivananda France

July 4 – 9, 2017

Further training for Yoga teachers

Accessible Yoga

With Jivana Heyman, California

Arrival Tuesday, July 4 around 3 pm. Departure Sunday, July 9 around 3 pm.

In this practical 5-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.

Topics :

  • 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

Daily schedule :

6 am: Satsang (meditation)

8 – 9.45 am: accessible Yoga training

12 – 3 pm: accessible Yoga training

4 – 5.45 pm: Sivananda Asana class

8 pm: Satsang (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.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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.

Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 610 €, shared room 665 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 665 €, double room 720 €
Jivana Heyman
sivananda France

July 4,7,8,14

Science and spirituality: a possible union

Four evening lectures with Philippe Bobola

  • Tuesday, July 4 at 8 pm: Water and life
  • Friday, July 7 at 8 pm: A new vision of the body – discoveries of modern biology
  • Saturday, July 8 at 8 pm: The intimate nature of time
  • Friday, July 14 at 8 pm: How to let go of stress

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

Rates per night all included:
tent space 52 €, shared room 63 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 63 €, double room 74 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 74 €, double room with bathroom 92 €, single room 92 €, single room with bathroom 108 €
Philippe Bobola
sivananda France

July 8 – 12, 2017

Certificate course:

Science and expansion of consciousness

with Philippe Bobola, physicist, biologist and anthropologist

Arrival: Saturday, July 8 around 3 pm.
Departure: Wednesday, July 12 around 3 pm

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, etc.). 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 listening 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.

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.

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

Rates for 4 nights all included:
tent space 360 €, shared room 404 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 404 €, double room 448 €
only tent space, shared room, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds and double room available

10 % discount if you book both certificate courses “Science and expansion of consciousness” and “Indian mythology” at the same time

Philippe Bobola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippe Bobola

 

sivananda France

July 9 – 13, 2017

Mantra and Kirtan Retreat

Arrival: Sunday, July 9, around 3 pm.
Departure: Thursday, July 13, around 2 pm.

Workshop topics:

  • The power of sound
  • Spiritual chanting for opening the heart
  • Kirtan Workshops: learn the traditional Sivananda Yoga chants
Rates for 4 nights all included:
tent space 208 €, shared room 252 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 252 €, double room 296 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 296 €, double room with bathroom 368 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €
Mantras
sivananda France

July 13 – 16, 2017

14th of July Retreat

“Yoga Inspirations”

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

Arrival: Friday, July 13, around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, July 16, around 2 pm.
  • Talks on how to keep your yoga practice fresh and dynamic
  • Boost your energy through yoga classes for all practice levels
  • Enjoy the power of group meditation and Mantra chanting
  • Recharge through nature walks
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 €
Swk
sivananda France

July 12 – 16, 2017

Certificate course: Indian Mythology – A meeting of science and imagination

with Philippe Bobola, physicist, biologist and anthropologist

Arrival: Wednesday, July 12 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, July 16 around 3 pm

Indian mythology can help us understand ourselves and our place in the world. The cosmic powers of creation, preservation and transformation that govern our body and mind are symbolized by deities. Their stories teach us that the world is an appearance and that our true nature is the pure consciousness hidden in the form.

This is also the conclusion of quantum physics.

Philippe Bobola will explain the amazing similarities between ancient indian mythology and the modern scientific view of reality.

You are invite in taking part in this fascinating journey… 

Topics:

  • What is a symbol?
  • The origin of the world
  • The meaning of Indian deities
  • Myths and modern science
  • How myth can help us understand ourselves

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.

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

Rates for 4 nights all included:
tent space 360 €, shared room 404 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 404 €, double room 448 €

10 % discount if you book both certificate courses “Science and expansion of consciousness” and “Indian mythology” at the same time

Philippe Bobola
sivananda France

July 15 – 17, 2017

Ayurveda – the science of life

Two lectures with Vincent Maréchal

Arrival Saturday, July 15 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, July 17 around 2 pm.

Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm:
The roots and fundamental principles of Ayurveda

Sunday, July 16 at 8 pm:
The pillars of good health according to Ayurveda

Vincent Maréchal is a certified Ayurveda practitioner since 1991. He specializes specifically in pulse diagnosis and Pancha Karma and founded the CENTRE AYURVEDA PREMA near Paris in 1994.

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
Vincent Maréchal
sivananda France

July 17 – 20, 2017

Introduction to meditation

Arrival Monday, July 17 around 3 pm. Departure Thursday, July 20 around 2 pm.

Topics of workshops:

  • 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

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

Recommended reading: The Sivananda book of meditation

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 €
meditation
sivananda France

July 20 – 27, 2017 

The magic of yogic breathing

Arrival: Thursday, July 20 around 3 pm.
Departure: Thursday, July 27 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Learning proper breathing
  • Increasing prana, the vital energy
  • Prana and the mind
  • Understanding the astral body

Recommended reading:
The science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda

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 €
meditation
sivananda France

July 27 – August 1

Certificate course: Yoga Psychology – The ancient path of Raja Yoga to inner peace

With Kamala Patricia Angel

Arrival: Thursday, July 27 around 3 pm.
Departure: Tuesday, August 1 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

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

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

With certificate of participation

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Kamala Patricia Angel 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.

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 €
kamala
sivananda France

July 28 – 30, 2017

Basic Asana Weekend

Newcomers are welcome!

Arrival: Friday, July 28 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, July 30 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

Rates 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 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
Beginner
sivananda France

 

 

July 30 – August 27, 2017

Teachers’ Training Course
(in French)

ttc
sivananda France

July 30 – August 6

Improve your strength and flexibility

Arrival: Sunday, July 30 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, August 6 around 2 pm.

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
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 €
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