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August 2017
Cours de Yoga

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 €

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July 30 – August 27, 2017

Teachers’ Training Course

(in French)

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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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Summer festival

Celebrating 60 years
of Sivananda Yoga worldwide

August 6 to 13, 2017

Arrival: Sunday, August 6 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, August 13 around 2 pm.

2017 marks 60 years of the presence of Sivananda Yoga worldwide.

Come and celebrate this event in a joyful festival of music, chanting, creativity and inspirational talks on the power of yoga to transform the world!

Swami Vishnudevananda was a great activist for world peace and throughout his mission worldwide, he was constantly looking for ways to bring to the world’s attention the need for peace and demonstrated practical ways to achieve this peace.

 

Slide show on the life of Swami Vishnudevananda presented by Kamala Devi, a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda.

Expand your consciousness with a serie of in depth and powerful yoga classes with Ananta and Kailas, both experienced yoga teachers.

 

 

Temple programme

Powerful ceremonies to uplift the mind and open the heart

  • August 7 at 9am:
    Celebration of the Hanuman temple anniversary,
  • August 8:
    Temple anniversary Puja
  • August 11:
    Homa (fire ceremony) - a powerful ritual of purification,
    done in the honor of Swami Durgananda’s birthday
Temple

 

Festival:
"Express your Creativity"

 

  • Treasure hunt in the Ashram on the theme of the inspiring and eventful life of Swami Vishnudevananda
  • Peace mantra chanting at our temple
  • Photo exhibition on the life of Swami Vishnudevananda:
    "A life with mission"
  • Theatre play: the life of Swami Vishnudevananda,
    by the Paris Sivananda theater team
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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August 9 – 12, 2017

Further training for Yoga teachers:

The Major Asana Cycles - Practice and correction workshops for yoga teachers

with Prema Arenas Bonansea

Arrival: Wednesday, August 9 around 3 pm.
Departure: Saturday, August 12 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

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

With certificate of participation

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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.

Rates for 3 nights all included:
tent space 201 €, shared room 234 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 234 €, double room 267 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 267 €, double room with bathroom 321 €, single room 321 €, single room with bathroom 369 €
LoicSallet
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August 13 – 28, 2017

Sadhana Intensive for Sivananda Teachers

In English with translation into French, Spanish and German

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August 14 – 17, 2017

Ayurveda – the art of health-conscious living

with Angela Hope Murray

Arrival: Monday, August 14 around 3 pm.
Departure: Thursday, August 17 around 2 pm.

Topics

  • Vata, Pitta, Kapha: the 3 types of constitution (evening power point presentation)
  • Ayurvedic principles for a balanced diet (evening power point presentation)
  • Natural remedies to strengthen the immune system
  • One 60 minutes cooking demonstration featuring a quick ayurvedic meal with three dishes

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

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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.

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 €
Angela Hope Murray
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August 18 – 25, 2017

Yoga Vitality week

Arrival: Friday, August 18 around 3 pm. Departure: Friday, August 25 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Thorough practice of the 12 basic Asanas and variations
  • Gradual increase in the breathing exercises to strengthen the immune system
  • Introduction to the meditation techniques for mental relaxation
  • Nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest
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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August 20 – 22, 2017

Healing Night – Yoga, Sleep and Dreaming

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

Arrival: Sunday, August 20 around 3 pm.
Departure: Tuesday, August 22 around 2 pm.

Sunday, August 20 at 8 pm: healing sleep

Monday, August 21 at 8 pm: healing dreams

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

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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

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 €
Dr. Rubin Naiman
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August 21 – 24, 2017

Certificate course:

The Yoga of Sleep

With Dr. Rubin Naiman, Ph.D

Arrival Monday, August 21 around 3 pm.
Departure Thursday, August 24 around 4 pm.

Deep, refreshing sleep and dreams are the cornerstone of well-being and health and an essential foundation for spiritual practice.

Lectures and discussion

  • Medical and psychological factors contributing to insomnia and dream loss
  • Sleep-promoting and sleep-disturbing environmental factors
  • Psychosocial and spiritual aspects of sleep and dreaming

Workshops on the personal application of dream-work in the waking state

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

Recommended Course Material: The Yoga of Sleep, Dr. Rubin Naiman, (Audio Book) Sounds True: 2010.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D, 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

Rates for 3 nights all included:
tent space 270 €, shared room 303 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 303 €, double room 336 €
only tent space, shared room, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds and double room available
Dr. Rubin Naiman
sivananda France

August 23 – 25, 2017

The magic of Indian dance and music –
A practical workshop and an exceptional Bharata Natyam dance performance

with Raghunath Manet, a very special Indian artist and teacher!

Arrival Wednesday, August 23 around 3 pm.
Departure Friday, August 25 around 2 pm

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.

Wednesday, August 23 at 8 pm:
Practical workshop in classical Indian music and dance

Thursday, August 24 at 8 pm:
Exceptional Bharata Natyam dance performance and Veena concert

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

Raghunath Manet is a dancer, choreographer, composer and singer. Originally from Pondicerry, this ambassador from traditional arts represents the practice of Bharata Natyam (traditional South Indian dance form) and the Veena (classical Indian string instrument).

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 €
Manet
sivananda France

August 25 – September 1, 2017

Asana Intensive Workshop

Arrival: Friday, August 25 around 3 pm.
Departure: Friday, September 1 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • A complete analysis of the 12 basic postures
  • Explanation of the detailed benefits of Asanas
  • A profound experience of Asanas through concentration on Prana (vital energy)

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

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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