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August 2014
Cours de Yoga

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

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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 €

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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 2 nights all included:

tent space: 150 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 183€, double room: 216 €, single room: 267 €, single room with bathroom: 315 €

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August 2 – 17
Sadhana Intensive for Sivananda Teachers
(in English, French, Spanish and German)
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August 6-12
Temple celebration

Arrival: Wednesday, August 6 around 3pm, Departure : Tuesday, august 12 around 2pm

Temple Anniversary Celebration
With a South Indian priest
The ancient vedic rituals perfomed by a south Indian priest will generate strong spiritual vibrations radiating peace and harmony into the world.
August 7: grand puja to Hanuman to celebrate the anniversary of his installation
August 8: Temple anniversary celebration

 

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August 10-17
Jyotisha – Vedic Astrology
with Stephen Quong (Umananda), California, USA
Arrival Sunday around 3pm, Departure Sunday around 2pm

Jyotisha, the traditional Vedic astrology of India, provides deeper insights into the purpose of our lives.

Evening lectures on:

  • Astrology and Reincarnation, based on Swami Sivananda’s book
  • What happens to the soul after death
  • Gods and Goddesses in Vedic Astrology
  • Swadharma: Identifying our life purpose through vedic astrology, focusing on the dynamic interaction between career choices and spiritual development
  • Vedic astrology and quantum physics: virtual realities  and parallel universes  

Teacher: Stephen Quong (Umananda) is a well-known astrologer from California. He studied classical Vedic astrology with different masters in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and is a practising Yogi.

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 €

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August 14-17 (long assumption weekend)
Yoga Anatomy
With Francesca Folonari (Omkari)
Arrival Thursday, August 14 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, August 17 around 2pm

Workshop topics
• Spine alignement - benefits of asanas
• Anatomy of breathing and pranayama
• Relaxation and the nervous system

Omkari is an experienced Yoga teacher and runs the affiliated Sivananda Yoga Centre in Florence, Italy. She posseses in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiolgy and teaches in the Sivananda Yoga teachers’ training courses.

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 €

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August 17
Spiritual festival
Krishna Jayanti


Celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna,
the energy of cosmic love and joy.

With Puja (devotional ceremony), chanting of Mantras and spiritual stories

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August 17 – 24
Yoga vacation light
Reduced price
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Daily two Yoga classes for all levels as well as morning and evening meditation are the basis for this relaxing week at the Ashram. There is no lecture in the afternoon to allow more time for individual activities like forest walks, excursions or reading of spiritual books (you are welcome to use the Ashram’s library).

Donation for 7 nights all included:
tent space: 285 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 345 €, double room: 410 €, single room: 505 €, single room with bathroom: 600 €

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August 19 – 25
Yoga psychology and mental health
Certificate course

With Dr Uma Krishnamurti
Arrival: Tuesday, August 19 around 3pm, Departure Monday, August 25 around 2pm
An exceptional course with an Indian psychologist.

Dr Uma Krishnamurti is a psychiatrist specialised in treating young children. She has a deep knowledge of Indian and Western psychology (transpersonal psychology). She travels all over the world to share her experience. She creates a fascinating synthesis of psychology and spirituality.

Workshop topics
• Transpersonal psychology
• How to face negative emotions
• Yoga and mental balance
• Conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind
• How to find inner balance
• What is radiant mental health?

Donation for 6 nights all included:
tent space: 450 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 550 €, double room: 690 €, single room: 825 €, single room with bathroom: 920 €

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August 21 - 24
How to design healing spaces with Vastu
A 3 day certificate course with Olga Sokolova
Arrival Thursday, August 21 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, Augustg 24 around 2pm.

The course:
Vastu Shastra is a 10.000 year old Indian practice of designing and constructing buildings which bring mental peace and prosperity.
This three day course focuses on the basic understanding of the principles of vastu and its connexion with health and ayurveda. A printed manual is included.

Topics studied during the course:

  • Understanding the direct link between the energies of the cosmos, earth, home and the human body. A House is a living organism with its own energy grid as is our body. The Universe as a whole has the Absolute grid (perfect harmonic and healing vibration). The goal of vastu is to insure these three grids resonate harmonically for optimal health and properity.
  • Study of the connection between Vastu and Ayurveda
  • Participants will learn how to apply the principles of Vastu Shastra when designing a new home.  After completing this course student will be able to properly evaluate their homes through the lens of Vastu.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, certified Vastu Shastra consultant, studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a well-known traditional architect of Southern India who relies on Vastu principles in his projects.
Ms. Sokolova earned her MS degree in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Donation for the 3 nights all included:
tent space: 265 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 305 €, double room: 335 €, single room: 395 €

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August 25 – 31
The power of positive thinking
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm
“You sow a thought and reap an action. You sow an action and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap a destiny.“ 
– Swami Sivananda
Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics
• The world of thoughts
• Creative life management
• Exercises for developing thought power
• Guided contemplation and visualisation

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 €

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August 26 – September 1
Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda
Certificate course

With Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni (MD), Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune, India
Arrival: Tuesday, August 26 around 3pm, Departure Monday, September 1 around 2pm

Ayurveda is an ancient medical science dating back more than 5000 years. According to Ayurveda our health and wellness are mainly influenced by the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. It is a holistic system that uses an understanding of different body types (constitutions) to guide one towards a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Ayurveda is grounded in a holistic approach to physical and mental health.

Ayurvedic Diet – Healthy Body, Balanced Mind
Ayurveda offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine. This course will provide an introduction to the major principles of Ayurveda. Participants will be given the practical tools to prepare delicious ayurvedic meals at home according to their constitutions. The daily programme will include a lecture on ayurvedic life style and health principles and a cooking demonstration using traditional ayurvedic lacto-vegetarian recipes.

Workshop topics

  • Vata, Pitta, Kapha: determine your constitution according to Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda Life Style: daily health regimen
  • Delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and healthy snacks
  • The use of ayurvedic herbs and spices
  • How to prepare balanced meals according to your constitution
  • Learn the ayurvedic way to prepare various grains, breads, vegetables, lentils and beans, sweets, salads and chutneys

Donation for 6 nights all included:
tent space: 450 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 550 €, double room: 690 €, Single room: 825 €, single room with bathroom: 920 €

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August 29
Spiritual festival
Ganesha Chaturthi


Celebration of the birthday of Lord Ganesha
who represents the energy to remove internal and external obstacles on the spiritual path.

With Puja (devotional ceremony, chanting of Mantras and spiritual stories.

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August 31 – September 7
Yoga and nature walks
Arrival Sunday around 3pm, DepartureSunday around 2pm

The programme includes on 4 days 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…)
  • Lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas

With daily asana and meditation practice.

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 €

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