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October 2016
Cours de Yoga

September 30 – October 2, 2016

Further training for Sivananda Teachers:
The Art of Correcting Asanas for Yoga teachers

With Ananta

Arrival: Friday, September 30 around 3pm.

Departure: Sunday, October 2 around 2pm

 

  • Corrections for the 12 basic postures
  • Corrections for the most important variations : scorpion, bridge, wheel and some forward bend variations
  • Corrections for different levels of students : beginners and advanced, flexible and non-flexible
  • 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
  • Active hands on correction workshops
  • Teaching the steps of Raja Yoga during a class : Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhayana and Japa
  • Recognising posture problems and limitations in a class

With certificate of participation

Ananta is a long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and an experienced Yoga teacher. He teaches anatomy and physiology in the teachers training courses and advanced teachers training courses

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room: 144 €, double room: 170 €, single room: 200 €, single room with bathroom: 247 €

ananta
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October 1 – 11, 2016

Spiritual festival

Navaratri and Vijaya Dasami

9 days of celebration in honour of the Divine Mother
(cosmic energy) in Her three main aspects of Durga (destruction of negativity), Lakshmi (spiritual wealth) and Sarasvati (highest wisdom).

On the last day (Vijaya Dasami) the victory of our divine nature over our lower mind is celebrated.

Navaratri and Vijaya Dasami
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October 2 – 9, 2016

Dynamic Asana week

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

Donation for 7 nights all included     
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

dynamic
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October 3 – 8, 2016

Certificate Course
Ayurveda– the essential guide to healthy living

With Swami Bhagavatananda

Arrival Monday, October 3 around 3pm, Departure Saturday, October 8 around 2pm

Ayurveda is the ancient medical system of India. It is a holistic approach to physical and mental health, proclaiming that our wellbeing is mainly determined by our lifestyle and ability to live in tune with nature.  This course provides an introduction to the ayurvedic principles of health care and a balanced life style in theory and practice.
Every day at noon there will be a two hour lecture and at 3 pm a one hour hands-on practical workshop. The rest of the day follows the yoga vacation daily schedule. The participation in the 4 pm Asana class is optional.

Lecture topics

• Introduction into the ayurvedic types of constitution: Vata, Pitta, Kapha        
• the seven Dhatus (types of body tissue) and their importance for our health
• Dinacharya: daily and seasonal health regimen
• Prana, Tejas, Ojas: how to balance the subtle energy systems of body and mind
• How to get a good night’s sleep: ayurvedic and yogic remedies for insomnia

Practical workshops:
• use your kitchen spices to make delicious hot and cold drinks
• natural recipes for ayurvedic skin care
• simple home remedies
• cooking demonstration: prepare a full, balanced meal in 30 minutes

With certificate of participation

With the exception of one cooking demonstration this course will not deal with the subject of ayurvedic nutrition.
For wholesome alternatives to conventional food choices please see our certificate course ” “Introduction to Healthy Cooking” with Ayurveda” October 8 – 13

Donation for 5 nights all included
shared room 330 €, double room 402 €, single room 412 €, single room with bathroom 577 €

10 % discount if you take both Certificate courses “Ayurveda - Essential guide to healthy living” Oct 3-8 and “Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda Oct 8 – 13 together.“

ayurveda
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October 8 - 13, 2016

Certificate course
Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

With Swami Bhagavatananda

Arrival: Saturday, October 8 around 3pm,
Departure: Thursday, October 13 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. Ayurveda is grounded in a holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurvedic nutrition offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine.

5 Lectures

  1. How to eat according to your type of constitution: 
    Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  2. Rasa: discovering the six essential flavours of nature
  3. The three Gunas: energy principles for a balanced diet
  4. Spices and their properties
  5. Nutritional food values:
    How to ensure you get enough Vitamin B, iron, etc

4 hands-on cooking demonstrations:
Delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and healthy snacks as well as ayurvedic desserts

  1. Get started: prepare a basic, balanced ayurvedic meal
  2. Cook a feast: delicious south-indian treats
  3. Quick and easy dishes for busy people
  4. Pasta, pancakes & co: western cooking - ayurvedic style

The recipes in the cooking workshops are lacto-vegetarian (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.

With certificate of participation

Donation for 5 nights all included
shared room 330 €, double room 402 €, single room 412 €, single room with bathroom 577 €
10 % discount if you take both Certificate courses “Ayurveda - Essential guide to healthy living” Oct 3-8 and “Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda Oct 8 – 13 together.“


Swami Bhagavatananda is codirector of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. Since many years she teaches ayurvedic lifestyle and vegetarian nutrition in the Sivananda Yoga Centers in Europe

ayurveda
sivananda France

October 9 – 16, 2016

The Power of Positive Thinking

Arrival: Sunday, October 9 around 3pm,
Departure: Sunday, October 16 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     
shared room 397 €, double room 469 €, single room 577 €, single room with bathroom 680 €

meditation
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October 14 – 19, 2016

Certificate course
Yoga and Stress management

With Omkari Sylvie Guattari

Arrival: Friday, October 14 around 3pm,
Departure: Wednesday, October 19 around 2pm

Yoga techniques and mental exercises (meditation) have become an integral part of Western culture and are finding increased acceptance in medicine, education, sports, management training, the arts and religious sciences. This certificate course offers in-depth personal practice with a view to integrating these experiences into your personal and professional life.

Topics:

  • The flight and fight response
  • Understanding the parasympathetic nervous system
  • The 3 levels of relaxation
  • Metabolizing stress with asanas and pranayama
  • Learning how to slow down the mind with meditation
  • How your food choices affect your level of stress
  • Yoga psychology: the psychology of contentment and detachment

With certificate of participation

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 5 nights all included
shared room 330 €, double room 402 €, single room 412 €, single room with bathroom 577 €

omkari
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October 16 – 19, 2016

Learn meditation in three days

Arrival: Sunday, October 16 around 3pm,
Departure: Wednesday, October 19 around 2pm

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
Recommended reading: The Sivananda book of meditation

Donation for 3 nights all included
shared room 189 €, double room 222 €, single room 276 €, single room with bathroom 324 €

meditation
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October 19 – 21, 2016

Yogic breathing and deep relaxation

With Padmavati Swoboda,
direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda

Arrival: Wednesday, October 19 around 3pm,
Departure: Friday, October 21 around 2pm
  • Breathing techniques to improve your energy
  • The science of yogic breathing
  • Unblocking the flow of vital energy through Asanas and Pranayama
  • The connection of breath, mental balance and deep relaxation
  • Breathing exercises to systematically increase your vital capacity

Recommended reading: Science of Pranayama by Swami Sivananda

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

pranayama
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October 21 – 23, 2016

Yoga – The gentle approach

With Padmavati Swoboda,
direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda

Arrival: Friday, October 21 around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, October 23 around 2pm

This programme is designed for people who need some adapted variations so that they can participate in a regular Sivananda basic yoga class:  like post-operative and convalescent patients, people who due to advanced age have lost some of their flexibility, pregnant women, people with obesity or chronic stress problems, etc..
The objective of the workshop is general well-being, not medical treatment. All postures will be suggested in a way that they give maximum relaxation, without putting any stress on body and/or mind. Focus will be on body awareness, relaxation and peace of mind.

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

Padmavati Swoboda is a compassionate and pragmatic yoga teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience. She has translated the most important works of Swami Sivananda into German and served as interpreter for Swami Vishnudevananda during many teachers' training courses.

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October 21 – 23, 2016

Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend

Arrival: Friday, October 21 around 3pm,
Departure: Sunday, October 23 around 2pm

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)

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room 126 €, double room 148 €, single room 184 €, single room with bathroom 216 €

ttc prep
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October 23 – 28, 2016

The Power of Asanas

Arrival Sunday, October 23 around 3 pm.
Departure Friday October 28, around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • The system of the 12 basic postures
  • 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

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

Donation for 5 nights all included
shared room 315 €, double room 370 €,  single room 460 €, single room with bathroom 540 €

asanas
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October 28 – November 1, 2016
Long All Saints weekend

Refresh – Recharge – Rejuvenate
through Yoga and Ayurveda

Arrival Friday, October 28 around 3 pm.
Departure Tuesday November 1, around 2pm

Yoga for stress reduction with Swamis and experienced Yoga teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Centres

Ayurveda – the science of life:
3 lectures with Vincent Maréchal, Ayurveda practitioner

Topics:

Stress syndrome and relaxation response

  • How to stimulate the “rest and repair” division of the autonomic nervous system
  • The yogic model: stress and the 3 Gunas
  • Yoga techniques for increased energy and deep relaxation

Ayurveda – the science of life with Vincent Maréchal

  • Saturday, October 29 at 8 pm:
    Vata, Pitta, Kapha – the 3 types of constitution
  • Sunday, October 30 at noon:
    Ayurvedic principles for good health part 1
  • Monday, October 31 at noon:
    Ayurvedic principles for good health part 2 

Energizing Asana classes and deep relaxation to calm the nervous system

Meditation: find inner peace in silence

Nature walks   

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

Donation for 4 nights all included
shared room 252 €, double room 296 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €

stress reduction

 

ayurveda

sivananda France

October 28 – November 1, 2016
Long All Saints weekend

Further training for Sivananda Teachers

How to teach Yoga to Seniors

With Patricia Jaya Bharati Guedj

Arrival Friday, October 28 around 3pm,
Departure Tuesday, November 1 around 2pm

Asana class models specifically for seniors are practised and explained.

Workshop topics

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Asana variations for people with limited flexibility
  • Special care for the back
  • The triangle of life and the eternal youth of the soul

With certificate of participation

Jaya Bharati is an experienced yoga teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Paris and a yoga therapist with special focus on the needs of elderly people.

Donation for 4 nights all included
shared room 288 €, double room 340 €, single room 402 €, single room with bathroom 494 €

seniors
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October 30, 2016

Celebration of Divali, the festival of lights in honor of Goddess

Lakshmi, the energy of beauty, abundance and spiritual wealth.

Health
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