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October 2014
Cours de Yoga

September 25 – October 3
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.
With pujas (devotional ceremony), chanting of mantras and spiritual stories.

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September 28 – October 5
The creative power of the mind
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics

  • The mind – an ocean of thoughts
  • Learn to develop the creative power of the mind
  • How to cultivate strong and positive thoughts
  • Develop your inner creativity
  • Uplifting the mind with the practice of non-violence and contentment

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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October 3 – 5
Further training for Sivananda Teachers
Yoga and pregnancy

With Ursula Maeder (Padmavati)
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Workshop topics

• How to teach asanas and pranayama to pregnant women
• Exercise plan for expecting mothers month by month
• Diet for mother and child

Teacher
Ursula Maeder (Padmavati) is a midwife, a mother and an experienced yoga teacher at the Sivananda centre in Berlin.

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 140 €, double room: 165 €, single room: 195 €, single room avec bathroom: 240 €

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October 5 – 12
Yoga Fitness
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

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

Workshop topics

• 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

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

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October 5 – 12
Yoga and gardening week
With Girija
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

• Get to know the local plants and herbs
• Learn the basics of harmonious combinations in the vegetable garden
• Help out in our vegetable and flower garden
• Learn how to use the herbs and flowers of the season for delicious treats like nettle soup, herbal teas, flowery salads and elderberry syrup.
With two asana classes and two meditations daily.
Girija is a staff member of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda and a professional gardener and landscape architect.  She takes care of the Ashram grounds with a deep love and respect of nature.

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room tent: 385 €, double room: 455 €,
single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

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October 10 – 12
Further Training for Sivananda Teachers
How to teach yogic nutrition to Yoga students

With Swami Bhagavatananda
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

Swami Vishnudevananda included “proper diet” into the 5 basic points of Yoga since our food influences both our physical and mental wellbeing. This weekend will train Yoga teachers on how to give guidelines for a balanced diet and how to conduct a simple cooking class for Yoga students.

Workshop topics

  • Food for body and mind: what, when and how to eat as a Yoga practitioner
  • Vegetarianism - the facts. Benefits, food combinations, nutritional needs
  • The 3 Gunas and diet: introduce yoga students into the sattvig way of cooking and eating
  • The transition to a balanced vegetarian diet - guide your students step by step
  • Learn how to conduct a basic cooking class or cooking demonstration

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

Donation for 2 nights all included:
tent space: 115 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 140 €, double room: 165 €, single room: 195 €, single room with bathroom: 240 €

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October 12 – 19
Simplify your material life, enrich your inner life
Arrival Sunday around 3pm, Departure Sunday around 2pm
Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda and Success in life and Self-realisation  by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics
• Voluntary simplicity in daily life
• The practice of giving
• Connecting to the inner Self
• Mantras for tuning to the cosmic mind
• Vedanta philosophy : realizing our unity to all that is

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

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October 17 – 19
Further training for Sivananda teachers
How to teach yoga to children

Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

Workshop topics

  • Simple postures, inventive and well suited to childrens daily life
  • Basic classes for children of different age-groups
  • How to help children breathe better, develop concentration and relax

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 140 €, double room: 165 €, single room: 195 €, single room with bathroom: 240 €

How to teach yoga to children
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October 19 – 26
Asana Intensive Workshop
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

Workshop topics

  • A complete analysis of the 12 basic postures
  • Individual correction
  • Explanation of the detailed benefits of asanas
  • A profound experience of asanas through concentration on prana

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

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October 22
Celebration of Divali,
the indian festival of lights


Puja (devotional ceremony) to Goddess Lakshmi,

the energy of beauty, abundance and spiritual wealth.

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October 26 – November 2
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:
shared room: 345 €, double room: 410 €, single room: 505 €, single room with bathroom: 600 €

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