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December 2016
Cours de Yoga


November 22 – December 20, 2016

Teachers’ Training Course

(in French)

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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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To tune into the spirit of the holiday season, the Ashram offers you a pre-christmas gift:
20 % discount for this yoga vacation programme:

December 20 – 23, 2016

Yoga Vacation Light

Arrival: Tuesday, December 20 around 3pm.
Departure: Friday, December 23 around 2pm.

Daily one Yoga class in the morning for all levels as well as morning and evening meditation are the basis for this relaxing time at the Ashram. There is no lecture and yoga class 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).

Reduced rate (20 % discount) for 3 nights all included:
shared room 151 €, double room 168 €, single room 221 €, single room with bathroom 259 €

No further reduction for students, the unemployed and senior citizen.

yoga vacation

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December 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017


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, 2016

Bhakti Yoga - the path of the heart

Bhagavata Saptaha with honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

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

The Srimad Bhagavata Purana is a famous Yoga scripture and contains 18000 verses which emit the subtle perfume of universal love and knowledge. During seven evenings parts of the scripture will be sung and commented. This is called Bhagavata Saptaha. The music, the words of wisdom and the chanting create a magical atmosphere in which the heart can open and intuition be awakened. The teaching gives access to the deep meaning of life. An unforgetable experience.


  • Nada Yoga concert
  • The opening of the heart
  • Relating to the Divine
  • Love and service
  • Letting go of ego
  • Bathing in the sweetness of God
  • The bliss of surrender

Language: English with simultaneous translation into french

Sri Venugopal Goswami comes from a tradition dating back more than 500 years. He was initiated 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, 2016

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

Sunday, December 25 at noon
The limitless power of the mind

Monday, December 26 at noon
Sattva power of the purity

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 Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

with Swami Kailasananda,
Yoga Acharya 


  • Understanding the mind
  • The practice of contentment
  • Learning to focus the mind

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe and director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers’ Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with much clarity, generosity and deep insight.


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


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