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August 2016
Cours de Yoga

 

July 31 – August 28, 2016

Teachers’ Training Course

(in French)
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July 31 – August 7, 2016

Yoga and nature walks

Arrival: Sunday, July 31 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, August 7 around 2 pm

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 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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August 3 – 5, 2016

"Water, the mediator"

Two lectures with Loïc Sallet

Arrival: Wednesday, August around 3 pm.
Departure: Friday, August 5 around 2pm.

Wednesday, August 3 at 8pm:

  • Which water to drink daily? The quality of water in France, the various filtrations systems, bottled water, minerals.

Thursday, August 4 at 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 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 €

 

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August 5 – 10, 2016

Further training for Sivananda Teachers:
The Major Asana Cycles - Practice and correction workshops for yoga teachers

with Prema Arenas Bonansea

Arrival: Friday, August 5 around 3 pm.
Departure: Wednesday, August 10 around 2 pm

Topics
Swami Vishnudevananda taught more than 100 asanas:

  • Asana sequences: which variations belong to which basic pose?
  • Important muscle groups in the pose and counterpose
  • Holding the pose: deep concentration in the asana
  • Asanas and proprioception: listening to the body’s inner language
  • Developing one’s body, developing one’s personality

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda

With certificate of participation

Prema Arenas Bonansea is from Argentina and is an inspiring practitioner and teacher of yoga in Taiwan. She teaches with great precision and awareness of details. She also modelled for the illustrations in the Sivananda book, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion.

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 €

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Summerfestival

August 6 – 13, 2016

Special program: Yoga Summer Festival

Arrival: Saturday, August 6 around 3pm,
Departure: Saturday, August 13 around 2pm

Bhagavata Saptaha – Eastern sounds of wisdom
with honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya

Inspiring talks with Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya

Dynamic asana classes with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Temple Anniversary Celebration and birthday celebration of Swami Durgananda

August 6, 2016, 8pm

Kirtan Satsang (spiritual chanting)

 

August 7 – 12, 2016

Bhagavata Saptaha – Eastern sounds of wisdom

with honoured guest 
Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhagavad Acharya

The Srimad Bhagavata Purana is a famous Yoga scripture and contains 18.000 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.

With live music – vocal, harmonium, flute and tabla.

PROGRAMME:

  • The true meaning of life
  • Simplicity and harmony
  • Detaching from the unreal
  • Bhakti, the path of unconditional love
  • Rasa, the nectar of life
  • Lila, The divine play
  • Surrender and acceptance

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Sri Venugopal Goswami comes from a tradition dating back more than 500 years. He was initiated into the teachings of the Bhakti scriptures in the Radha Raman Temple. Sri Venugopal Goswami spent many years studying under the world-famous Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj, a master interpreter of classical Hindustani music and the recipient of numerous international awards.

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August 9 – 10, 2016

Talks with Swami Durgananda

Tuesday, August 9 at noon
The practice of non-violence

Wednesday, August 10 at noon
We are all One

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.

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August 7/ 9/10/12, 2016

Special Yoga classes
with Swami Sivadasananda

Sunday, August 7 at 4pm
Mobilizing the hips and the lower back

Tuesday, August 9 at 4pm
Solar Plexus – the body-mind-battery

Wednesday, August 10 at 4pm
Strengthening the upper back, the shoulders and the neck

Friday, August 12 at 4pm
Sun Salute and Pranayama

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.

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August 6/8/11, 2016

Temple celebrations
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.

Saturday, August 6 at 9.30 am:
Grand puja to Hanuman to celebrate the anniversary of his installation

Monday, August 8:
Temple anniversary celebration

Thursday, August 11:
Maha Mrityunjaya Homa for Swami Durgananda’s birthday

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Donation 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 €, single room 92 €, single room with bathroom 108 €

Donation for the whole programme (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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August 12-15, 2016 (long assumption weekend)

Yoga Anatomy

with Omkari Sylvie Guattari

Arrival Friday, August 12 around 3pm,
Departure Monday, August 15 around 2pm

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

Omkari Sylvie Guattari is a longterm and experienced teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Paris. She has a very clear and structured way of teaching and teaches anatomy in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Courses.

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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August 13 – 27, 2016

Sadhana Intensive 
for Sivananda Teachers

In English with translation into French, Spanish and German

 

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August 15 – 19, 2016

Asana Intensive Workshop

With Madhava Juan Pineros

Arrival Monday, August 15 around 3pm,
Departure Friday, August 19 around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • A complete analysis of the 12 basic postures
  • Idynamic asana classes with ndividual correction
  • Explanation of the detailed benefits of asanas
  • A profound experience of asanas through concentration on prana

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

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.

Donation 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 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €

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August 19 – 21, 2016

Learn Sanskrit in a weekend – introductory course
for spiritual seekers

With Swami Nityananda

Arrival Friday, August 19 around 3pm,
Departure Sunday, August 21 around 2pm

Sanskrit is called “the language of the Gods” and contains a deep spiritual dimension. The letters of the Sanskrit alphabet vibrate in our inner energy centres. Every Yoga practitioner should learn the basics of Sanskrit for deepening his or her own spiritual practice.

Workshop topics

  • Learn how to write and read the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Practice to sound Sanskrit letters and pronounce Sanskrit words
  • Start to write mantras in Sanskrit
Swami Nityananda is co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Paris and a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher with a specific passion for the Sanskrit language. She teaches Sanskrit in the Advanced Teachers' Training Courses.

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 €

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August 24 – 27, 2016

The magic of indian dance and music - practical workshops and an exceptional Bharata Natyam performance with a very special artist and teacher!

with Raghunath Manet

Arrival Wednesday, August 24 around 3pm,
Departure Saturday, August 27 around 6pm (room check-out 11am)

Indian traditional art has always served the purpose to celebrate the beauty of creation and to connect us to higher levels of consciousness through music,chanting and dance.

Topics:

Wednesday, August 24 at 8 pm:
Classical indian singing workshop

Thursday, August 25 at 8pm:
Classical dance workshop

Saturday, August 27 at 4pm:
Exceptional Bharatanatyam dance performance and Veena concert

Raghunath Manet is a dancer, a choreographer, a composer and a singer. Originally from Pondicerry, this ambassador from traditional arts is one of the representative of Bharata Natyam and the Veena.

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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August 25, 2016

Spiritual Festival:
Krishna Jayanti

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

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August 28 – September 4, 2016

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

Arrival: Sunday, August 28 around 3pm.
Departure: Sunday, September 4 around 2pm
  • The 5 points of Yoga      
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Principles of yogic diet
  • The 4 paths of yoga

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

Donation for 7 nights all included
tent space 294 €, shared room 355 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 355 €, double room 422 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 422 €, single room 520 €, single room with bathroom 618 €
No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizen.

 

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