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September 2017
Cours de Yoga

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 €
sivananda France

September 1 – 4, 2017

Develop your brain, expand your mind

With Chandrika Cordula Interthal

Arrival Friday, September 1 around 3 pm.
Departure Monday, September 4 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics:

  • How asanas and pranayama change the functioning of the brain
  • How to cultivate the brain through mental training
  • Exercises in self-observation and self-knowledge

Asana class topics

  • Concentration and regulation of breath in the asanas
  • Asana class with extended pranayama practice
  • Meditative asana class: increasing body awareness in Asana, Pranayama and Relaxation

Chandrika is a gynaecologist, certified Ayurveda therapist and Sivananda Yoga teacher. She teaches anatomy and physiology in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Courses in Europe and has a keen interest in scientific research on yoga.

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 €
Chandrika
sivananda France

September 4 – 10, 2017

Dynamic Asana Week

Arrival: Monday, September 4 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, September 10 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Longer holding of the basic postures
  • Challenge yourself - try out some new variations
  • Detailed guidance and individual corrections in the asanas
  • Benefits of asanas on the various body systems
  • Work on your headstand and scorpio  

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Rates for 6 nights all included:
tent space 312 €, shared room 378 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 378 €, double room 444 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 444 €, double room with bathroom 552 €, single room 552 €, single room with bathroom 648 €
Dynamic Asana
sivananda France

September 5 – 10, 2017

Certificate Course

The yogic way of cooking!

Arrival Tuesday, September 5 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, September 10 around 2 pm.

“A pure and sattvic diet is an important aid for the refinement of human nature.” Swami Sivananda

  • 5 lectures on yogic nutrition and vegetarianism (ethics, ecology, health)
  • Natural sources of calcium, iron, B12 and protein
  • 4 hands-on cooking demonstrations with new recipes each day – both indian and western style
  • Learn the skilful preparation of balanced vegetarian meals: vegetables, grains, pulses, salads, raw foods, snacks and yogic desserts
  • The proper use of spices
  • The recipes in the cooking workshops are lactovegetarian (Recipe booklet included). Vegan and gluten-free alternatives of the recipes are available for people with special dietary needs.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

12:30 – 3:00 pm: Cooking demonstration

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture on nutrition

The rest of the day follows the Yoga vacation daily schedule.

Lecture recommandée : « The Yoga Cookbook », The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers (en anglais seulement)

With certificate of participation

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 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
Cooking
sivananda France

September 10 – 17, 2017

One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

Arrival: Sunday, September 10 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, September 17 around 2 pm.
  • 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

Rates for 7 nights all included:
tent space 294 €, shared room 357 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 357 €, double room 420 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 420 €, double room with bathroom 525 €, single room 525 €, single room with bathroom 609 €
No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizens.
Yoga Week
sivananda France

September 13 – 15, 2017

Further training for Yoga teachers

Improve your teaching skills

Arrival: Wednesday, September 13 around 3 pm.
Departure: Friday, September 15 around 2 pm.
  • How to improve your teaching techniques
  • How to balance the two aspects of a Yoga class: dynamic and meditative
  • How to transmit the benefits of the asanas
  • How to guide a group of students for 1 year or more
  • Active hands on correction workshops
  • Combining the teaching of Asanas and Pranayama with Pratyahara, Dhyana and Japa
  • Recognising posture problems and limitations in a class

This programme includes challenging classes to stimulate your own practice.

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

Recommended reading: "Yoga Your Home Practice Companion"

With Certificate of participation

Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 156 €, double room 178 €, double room with bathroom 214 €, single room 214 €, single room with bathroom 246 €
10 % discount if you take both courses “Improve your teaching skills” and “the art of correcting Asanas” together
ttc workshop
sivananda France

September 15 – 17, 2017

Further training for Yoga teachers:

The Art of Correcting Asanas: Inverted poses and balancing poses

Arrival: Friday, September 15 around 3 pm. Departure: Sunday, September 17 around 2 pm.
  • Active hands on correction workshops
  • Corrections for the main inverted poses: headstand, headstand variations, shoulderstand, scorpion
  • How to do a headstand workshop
  • How to help students with balancing poses: crow, peacock, eagle, tip toe pose, Nataraj, ect…
  • How to prevent Yoga injuries
  • How to teach a class for students of different levels

The weekend includes challenging classes to stimulate your own practice.

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

Recommended reading: "Yoga Your Home Practice Companion"

With Certificate of participation

Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 156 €, double room 178 €, double room with bathroom 214 €, single room 214 €, single room with bathroom 246 €
10 % discount if you take both courses “Improve your teaching skills” and “the art of correcting Asanas” together
ttc workshop
sivananda France

September 17 – 24, 2017

Yoga and nature walks

Arrival Sunday, September 17 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, September 24 around 2 pm.

The programme includes 4 days of 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, etc.)
  • Lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas

With daily asana and meditation practice.

Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 399 €, double room 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
ttc workshop
sivananda France

September 22 – 24, 2017

Yoga for the family

Bring your children along! 

For children from 6 to 12

Arrival Friday, September 22 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, September 24 around 2 pm.

Child activities:

  • Special Yoga classes for children
  • Spiritual stories and chanting
  • Outdoor games
  • Talent show

Parent activities:

  • All level Yoga classes       
  • Workshops on positive thinking
  • Nature walks
Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

- 50 % discount for children (6-12).

family yoga
sivananda France

September 24 – October 1, 2017

Yoga Fitness

Arrival: Sunday, September 24 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 1 around 2 pm

This programme focuses on strengthening body and mind for all-round health.

  • Yoga asanas for optimal development of muscle strength and flexibility
  • How to improve body alignment and prevent posture faults such as lordosis, kyphosis or scoliosis
  • Breathing exercises to systematically increase your vital capacity
  • Relaxation exercises to strengthen the nervous and immune systems
  • Energizing vegetarian food, specially adapted to the yoga Practice

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Rates for 7 nights all included:
shared room 399 €, double room 469 €, double room with bathroom 581 €, single room 581 €, single room with bathroom 679 €
dynamic asanas
sivananda France

September 29 – October 1, 2017

Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend

Arrival: Friday, September 29 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 1 around 2 pm

An excellent preparation for the Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course (TTC)

  • Asana and pranayama practice with individual correction
  • Introduction to meditation and mantra chanting
  • Overview of the TTC subjects      
  • Information about the certificate of completion and daily schedule

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga (this book will be required for the Teachers’ Training Course).

Rates for 2 nights all included:
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, double room with bathroom 184 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €
dynamic asanas
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