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December 2014
Cours de Yoga

November 30 – December 7
Improve your strength and flexibility
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

Workshop topics

• Lectures on the health benefits of Asanas
• Asana variations to increase the flexibility of hips and shoulder girdle
• Expansion in the Asanas through longer holding of the postures
• How to balance muscle length and muscle strength
• Stretch stress and tensions away through asanas
• Yoga techniques to develop willpower and mental flexibility

Donation for 7 nights all included:

shared room: 385 €, double room: 455 €, single room: 560 €, single room with bathroom: 660 €

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December 5 – 7
Yoga for stress reduction
Arrival: Friday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday, around 2pm

Workshop 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
Donation for 2 nights all included:

Donation for 2 nights all included:
shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €, single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210€

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December 7 – 14
Raja Yoga, the path of self mastery
Arrival: Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm

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

Workshop topics
• The eight steps of Raja yoga
• Honesty, sincerity, non violence : keys to a peaceful mind
• Prana and the mind
• Establishing a systematic meditation 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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December 14 – 18
Karma Yoga Days
Arrival Monday around 3pm, Departure Thursday around 2pm

Karma yoga, selfless service, opens the heart and purifies the mind. Come and share your energy and talents!
Free of charge, prior interview with Ashram director required.

Accommodation in shared room

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December 19 – January 4
Special Christmas and new year programme

Note: You can arrive at any date during this retreat and stay for as long as you wish (depending on room availability).

With Swami Kailasananda, Swami Gopalananda, Swami Bhagavatananda and other teachers from the Sivananda Yoga Centres


Join us for a joyful Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration at the Ashram!
Start the year with the right spirit and a new determination to move your life in a positive direction.
• Relaxing and rejuvenating yoga classes
• Feel part of the International Sivananda spiritual family
• Joyful chanting of mantras to uplift the mind
• Talent shows and theatre plays: share your talents with all!
• Delicious vegetarian meals
• Start the year on a positive note by chanting mantras for world peace

December 22 – 28
Yoga can change your life

Lecture and workshop topics:
• The science of Hatha Yoga
• How asanas and pranayama work
• Increasing the ?ow of energy in the body
• Releasing mental tensions through proper relaxation
• Developping a new perspective of life
• how to contribute joyfully to the world


December 29 – January 1
Mind, its mysteries and control
with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya


Lecture and workshop topics:
• Mind and brain
• The power of thought to shape our lives
• The 3 levels of the mind
• The real and the illusory


Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya for the Ashram and the Sivananda Yoga Centres in France, the UK and Australia.

January 2 – 4
Yoga and Ayurveda weekend
with Swami Bhagavatananda

Yoga and Ayurveda are two sister sciences for a life in
harmony and spiritual growth. Ayurveda means “the Science
of Life“. It is the traditional medical system of India and
focusses on promoting health through proper lifestyle and
diet according to the individual constitution (Dosha).


Workshop topics
• The 5 elements and 3 body types of Ayurveda
(Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
• Ayurvedic regimens for health and wellbeing
• Basic principles of ayurvedic nutrition
(the 6 tastes of Ayurveda; ayurvedic spices)
• Ayurvedic cooking workshop for all body types on Saturday at 3.30pm


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

Donation per night all included:
shared room: 61 €, double room: 72 €, single room: 89 €, single room with bathroom: 150 €

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