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November 2016
Cours de Yoga

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


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



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 €

sivananda France

November 2 – 13, 2016

The Ashram is closed for renovations


sivananda France

November 14 – 21, 2016

Asana Intensive Workshop

Arrival: Monday, November 14 around 3pm.
Departure: Monday, November 21 around 2pm.

Workshop topics

  • A complete analysis of the 12 basic postures
  • Individual corrections
  • Explanation of the detailed benefits of Asanas
  • A profound experience of Asanas through concentration on Prana 

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 €


sivananda France

November 18 – 20, 2016

Asanas – key to concentration and mental balance

Arrival: Friday, November 18 around 3pm.
Departure: Sunday, November 20 around 2pm.

Workshop topics

  • Asanas to develop mental clarity and concentration
  • Steady posture – steady mind: balancing ones emotions
    through holding of the postures
  • The three levels of relaxation
  • Contemplative yoga classes with focus on balancing poses and body awareness in the asanas.

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

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


sivananda France


November 22 – December 20, 2016

Teachers’ Training Course

(in French)

sivananda France

November 22 – December 20, 2016

Yoga Relaxation Days

Enjoy the quiet time of winter with a gentle rhythm of daily one yoga class, morning- and evening meditation and two energizing vegetarian meals.

The rest of the day is free from activities to allow ample time for relaxation and nature walks.

Donation per night all included:
shared room 63 €, double room 74 €, single room 92 €, single room with bathroom 108 €
Special rates for 1 week / 2 weeks


Due to the Teachers’ Training Course happening at that time
there might be limited space available. Please call the Ashram in advance (or send an email) to enquire about availability.


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