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October 2017
Cours de Yoga

September 24 – October 1st, 2017

Yoga Fitness

Arrival: Sunday, September 24 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 1st 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 1st, 2017

Teachers’ Training Preparation Weekend

Arrival: Friday, September 29 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 1st 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
sivananda France

October 1st – 8, 2017

Yoga Psychology

Arrival: Sunday, October 1st around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 8 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics:

  • What is yoga psychology?
  • Tools for better interpersonal relationships
  • How to control the mind and overcome negative thoughts
  • Be a generator of positivity in daily life
  • Time for sharing and group discussion
  • A fresh outlook on ancient yoga techniques and how they can be applied in daily life

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

Recommended reading: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary by Swami Durgananda

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 €
sivananda France

October 8 – 15, 2017

Yoga for wellbeing in body and mind

Newcomers are welcome!

Arrival: Sunday, October 8 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 15 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Instruction in the 12 basic postures
  • The health benefits of asanas
  • How to improve your health through a yogic lifestyle
  • Balance of body and mind through a balanced diet
  • Introduction to meditation and positive thinking

Recommended reading: The Sivananda companion to Yoga

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 €
Tree
sivananda France

October 13-15, 2017

Yoga for the back

Arrival: Friday, October 13 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, October 15 around 2 pm.

Workshop topics

  • Anatomy of the back
  • Postural alignment
  • Asanas to increase the strength and flexibility of the back
  • Easy variations for people with back pain
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

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 €
scriptures
sivananda France

October 15 – 21, 2017

Spiritual stories from the Yoga Scriptures

Arrival: Sunday, October 15 around 3 pm.
Departure: Saturday, October 21 around 2 pm.

Stories from Yoga scriptures can be the best friends and teachers to guide us on our inner path. Full of sublime wisdom, they offer practical solutions for many a problem.

  • Ramayana – awakening the divine potential in oneself
  • Mahabharata – how to fulfil ones duties in life and live happily at the same time
  • Siva Purana – learning how to flow peacefully with the change of life
  • Srimad Bhagavatam – celebrating the joyful dance of cosmic love
  • Devi Bhagavatam – invoking the protection from the Mother of all beings, the Universal Energy
Rates for 6 nights all included
shared room 378 €, double room 444 €, double room with bathroom 552 €, single room 552 €, single room with bathroom 648 €
scriptures
sivananda France

October 21 – 25, 2017

What can I do for the world? –The yogic way towards world peace and inner happiness

Arrival Saturday, October 21 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, October 25 around 2 pm.

Lecture topics:

  • How to practice Ahimsa (non-violence) in troubled times
  • Learn how to calm and transform your emotions
  • Find joy by developing gratitude towards life and fellow beings
  • The spirit of selfless service – take the role of a contributor instead of a consumer

Boost your energy through yoga classes for all practice levels.

Enjoy the power of group meditation and Mantra chanting.

Recharge through nature walks.

Rates for 4 nights all included:
shared room 252 €, double room 296 €, double room with bathroom 368 €, single room 368 €, single room with bathroom 432 €
sivananda France

October 25 – 27, 2017

Introduction to meditation

Arrival Wednesday, October 25 around 3 pm.
Departure Friday, October 27 around 2 pm.

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

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

Recommended reading: The Sivananda book of meditation

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 €
meditation
sivananda France

October 27 – November 1st, 2017

All Saints Autumn Retreat

“Vital Breath – Vital Energy”

With the Swamis and the teachers of the Ashram

Arrival Friday, October 27 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, November 1st around 2 pm.

Lecture topics:

  • How to boost ones’ energy level through Yoga techniques
  • The interplay of Prana and thoughts
  • Learning to breathe with more awareness
  • The yogic model of the physical and astral bodies
  • Energizing Asana classes for all practice levels
  • 30-minutes Asana Workshops for in-depth practice
  • Meditation: find inner peace in silence
  • Take a deep breath: join the early morning Pranayama
  • Meet new friends in the Sivananda Yoga family and reconnect with old ones
  • Enjoy nature walks in the magnificent Orleans forest
Rates for 5 nights all included:
shared room 315 €, double room 370 €, double room with bathroom 460 €, single room 460 €, single room with bathroom 540 €

pranayama
sivananda France

October 27 – November 1st, 2017 (long All saints weekend)

Further training for Yoga teachers

How to teach Yoga to seniors

With Jaya Bharati Patricia Guedj

Arrival Friday, October 27 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, November 1st around 2 pm.

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 Patricia Guedj 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.

Rates for 5 nights all included:
shared room 390 €, double room 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
seniors
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