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December 2015
Cours de Yoga

November 20 – December 18

The Ashram is fully booked with participants of the Teachers’ Training Course.

For day visitors we offer a daily Yogaclass at 16 h
and free Group Meditations at 6 am and 8 pm.

Please call the Ashram in advance to confirm the times.



sivananda France

December 19 – 23, 2015

The power of Asanas

Arrival: Saturday around 3pm, Departure: Wednesday around 2pm

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

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

Donation for 4 nights all included:

shared room: 244 €, double room: 288 €, single room: 356 €, single room with bathroom: 420 €


sivananda France

December 23, 2015 – January 3, 2016


With Swami Durgananda, Swami Kailasananda and other Swamis and teachers from the Sivananda Centres

Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

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

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 23 – 27, 2015

Prem – the quintessence of love Divine:
Easter Wisdom Melodies

Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami,
Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

With live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute, shanai oboe and tabla.


  • Nada Yoga concert
  • Finding meaning in life
  • The mystery of divine love
  • How to relate to God
  • From the many to the the One

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Sri Venugopal Goswami comes from a tradition dating back more than 500 years. His father initiated him into the teachings of the Bhakti scriptures in the Radha Raman Temple. Sri Venugopal Goswami spent many years studying under the world-famous Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj, a master interpreter of classical Hindustani music and the recipient of numerous international awards.

December 25 – 26, 2015

Talks with Swami Durgananda,
European Yoga Acharya

Swami Durgananda’s lectures are based on 40 years of practice and service in the Sivananda organization. They are a source of much inspiration and guidance on a spiritual path.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Friday, December 25 at noon:

Self respect and self acceptance

Saturday, December 26 at noon:

Finding the strength to face life

Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya for Europe and a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She directs the Sivananda Yoga Centres in Europe and teaches yoga philosophy at the Sivananda Teachers’ training courses around the world, sharing the inspiration of over 40 years of teaching experience.


December 29, 2015 – January 1, 2016

The healing power of sound

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

  • Mantras, word of power
  • Sanskrit, the great spiritual language of the world
  • chanting workshops
  • OM chanting for inner peace and clarity

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe and director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She teaches with dynamism and inspiration and is author of the book The Sivananda book of meditation.


December 23 – 29

Asana Highlights

with Swami Narayanananda and other Swamis and teachers from the Sivananda Centres

Class topics:

  • Deepening the experience of the sun salutation
  • Strengthening of the back and the abdominal muscles
  • Enhanced flexibility of the spine through asanas
  • Deepening the relaxation experience in the yoga postures
  • Asana cycles for the flexibility of the pelvis and the hips
  • Concentration and regulation of breath in the asanas


Swami Narayanananda is the co-director of the Sivananda Yoga centre in Munich, Germany. He is a dynamic and knowledgeable teacher.

January 1 – 3

Yoga and Ayurveda weekend

With Swami Bhagavatananda

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

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 for 2 nights all included:

shared room: 122 €, double room: 144 €,  single room: 178 €, single room with bathroom: 210 €


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

Special rates for 1 week / 2 weeks

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