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May 23 – 28, 2017

Certificate course (long ascension weekend)

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Trauma

with Kaivalya Carmel Johnson

Arrival Tuesday, May 23 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, May 28 around 2 pm.

The negative effects of anxiety and trauma are a major public health concern and a source of enormous suffering in the world. Cutting-edge clinical research confirms what yogis have known for thousands of years: yoga practice can help to regulate your nervous system, integrate past traumas held in the body, and allow you to regain a peaceful sense of wholeness.

In this course you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma and anxiety-related physical and mental health issues.
  • Understand the impact of trauma and anxiety on the nervous system.
  • Discover what clinical research has revealed as “best practices” for addressing trauma and anxiety.
  • Learn to skillfully choose and introduce evidence-based practices for both trauma and anxiety-related symptoms in a variety of populations, including those suffering trauma from accidents; physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; natural disasters; and individuals with general anxiety.

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

With certificate of participation

Kaivalya Carmel Johnson has been teaching yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre Paris for the past 12 years as well as teaching and translating in the Teachers’ Training Courses in North India. A Psychology graduate, she has been counseling numerous people in their life paths and their relationships.

Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 450 €, shared room 505 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 505 €, double room 560 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 560 €, double room with bathroom 650 €, single room 650 €, single room with bathroom 730 €
Meditation
sivananda France

June 4 – 9, 2017:

Certificate course

Mantras - sacred sounds of power

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

Arrival Sunday, June 4 around 3 pm. Departure Friday, June 9 around 2 pm.

A mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure.  Every mantra contains within its vibration a specific power. The benefits of the mental repetition of a mantra and the chanting of mantras are immeasurable. Mantras open the heart, fill the mind with purity and generate harmony and love.

Workshop topics:

  • The transformative power of sacred sounds : an introduction to the science of mantras
  • Saguna mantras: devotional meditation and visualisation to open the heart
  • Vedantic mantras to rise above ego consciousness
  • How to use mantras in daily life
  • The joy of Kirtan – mantra chanting to sublimate negative emotions

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

Recommended reading: “Meditation and Mantra”s by Swami Vishnudevananda

With Certificate of participation

 

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya 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. She is author of the book "The Sivananda book of meditation".

Rates for 5 nights
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €

10 % discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together:

“Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9

“The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14

“Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19

Swami Kailasananda
sivananda France

June 9 – 14, 2017

Certificate course: The Light of Hatha Yoga – Connecting to the Source of Power Within

Arrival Friday, June 9 around 3 pm.
Departure Wednesday, June 14 around 2 pm.

Hatha Yoga is the union of the 2 energies of the bodies, Prana and Apana, resulting in a unified field of consciousness in which complete peace is experienced. Its goal is the actualisation of the human energy potential, which will bring about a complete rejuvenation and refinement of the body and mind. It includes the practice of asana, pranayama, bandha, mudras and mantras, and is based on the understanding that Prana, the life force, is the invisible principle which is the essence of everything in the universe, including our body and mind. This course will enable you to understand and experience the depth of Hatha Yoga, and refresh your approach to your asana, pranayama and meditation practice.

Workshop topics:

  • Introduction to the philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Breath, the essence of life
  • Asanas, powerful tools to rejuvenate the body
  • The importance of inner purification through Hatha Yoga
  • The awakening of the divine potential within

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

With certificate of participation

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.
Rates for 5 nights
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €

10 % discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together:

“Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9

“The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14

“Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19

Hatha Yoga
sivananda France

June 14 – 19, 2017

Certificate course

Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

Arrival Wednesday, June 14 around 3pm,
Departure Monday, June 19 around 2pm

Ayurvedic nutrition offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine.

5 Lectures

  • How to eat according to your type of constitution:  Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Rasa: discovering the six essential flavours of nature
  • The three Gunas: energy principles for a balanced diet
  • Spices and their properties
  • Nutritional food values: how to ensure you get enough Vitamin B, iron, etc.

4 hands-on cooking demonstrations:

  • Get started: prepare a basic, balanced Ayurvedic meal
  • Cook a feast: delicious south-indian treats
  • Quick and easy dishes for busy people
  • Pasta, pancakes & co: western cooking - Ayurvedic style

The recipes are lacto-vegetarian. Vegan and gluten- free alternatives are available.

Daily schedule:

12 – 3 pm:  cooking demonstration

4:30 – 5:45 pm:  lecture on nutrition

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

With certificate of participation

 

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.

Rates for 5 nights
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €

10 % discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together:

“Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9

“The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14

“Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19

Hatha Yoga
sivananda France

July 8 – 12, 2017

Certificate course:

Science and expansion of consciousness

with Philippe Bobola, physicist, biologist and anthropologist

Arrival: Saturday, July 8 around 3 pm.
Departure: Wednesday, July 12 around 3 pm

The discoveries in physics and biology confirm the intuitive knowledge of yoga.

A fascinating theoretical and practical course on the meeting of science and spirituality.

Topics:

  • Parallels between quantum physics and the yogic perception of the cosmos
  • A journey to the heart of the atom and the cell: a new understanding of the body
  • The latest discoveries on time
  • Yoga and neuroscience
  • Scientific understanding of Indian deities
  • The vibratory origin of the universe and the mantras
  • Approaching a new understanding of light
  • Guided meditations to expand consciousness

Ample time for interaction and questions and answers

Quantum physics, innovative studies on time (temporary pointillism), neuroscience and recent advances in biology confirm the ancient indian perception of the cosmos, the human body and the Divine.

Through in-depth presentations, interspersed meditations and practical exercises for the expansion of consciousness, we will be invited to experience on the level of the mind and the heart the intuitive concepts of Hinduism (the multiple manifestations of the Divine, the concept of a body made of light, chakras, mantras, etc.). This will lead us to the analysis of the concept of animated matter only recently rediscovered by our western science.

For this journey from the atom to the cell, the only luggage required is listening and being attentive and open. Everyone can explore, feel and taste a unique state of consciousness where man and cosmos are One.

"When the weary scientist gets to the top of the mountain, he is greeted by spiritual masters who tell him: “Welcome! We have been waiting for you for a long time! "

Ample time will be allotted to interact with each other. This course requires no prior training.

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

With certificate of participation

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.

Philippe Bobola is a physicist, a biologist and an anthropologist. He taught for 15 years at the University of Paris. He has authored many articles on physics and biophysics. He lectures all over the world on a wide range of topics from science, spirituality, ecology, anthropology, alternative medicine, poetry and art

Rates for 4 nights all included:
tent space 360 €, shared room 404 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 404 €, double room 448 €
only tent space, shared room, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds and double room available

10 % discount if you book both certificate courses “Science and expansion of consciousness” and “Indian mythology” at the same time

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Philippe Bobola

 

sivananda France

July 12 – 16, 2017

Certificate course: Indian Mythology – A meeting of science and imagination

with Philippe Bobola, physicist, biologist and anthropologist

Arrival: Wednesday, July 12 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, July 16 around 3 pm

Indian mythology can help us understand ourselves and our place in the world. The cosmic powers of creation, preservation and transformation that govern our body and mind are symbolized by deities. Their stories teach us that the world is an appearance and that our true nature is the pure consciousness hidden in the form.

This is also the conclusion of quantum physics.

Philippe Bobola will explain the amazing similarities between ancient indian mythology and the modern scientific view of reality.

You are invite in taking part in this fascinating journey… 

Topics:

  • What is a symbol?
  • The origin of the world
  • The meaning of Indian deities
  • Myths and modern science
  • How myth can help us understand ourselves

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

With certificate of participation

This course will be taught in French only. No English translation.

Philippe Bobola is a physicist, a biologist and an anthropologist. He taught for 15 years at the University of Paris. He has authored many articles on physics and biophysics. He lectures all over the world on a wide range of topics from science, spirituality, ecology, anthropology, alternative medicine, poetry and art

Rates for 4 nights all included:
tent space 360 €, shared room 404 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 404 €, double room 448 €

10 % discount if you book both certificate courses “Science and expansion of consciousness” and “Indian mythology” at the same time

Philippe Bobola
sivananda France

July 27 – August 1

Certificate course: Yoga Psychology – The ancient path of Raja Yoga to inner peace

With Kamala Patricia Angel

Arrival: Thursday, July 27 around 3 pm.
Departure: Tuesday, August 1 around 2 pm.

Course contents:

  • The eightfold path of Raja yoga for mastering body and mind
  • Yama and Niyama: ethical foundations for living peacefully with oneself and others
  • How to face negative emotions
  • Yoga and mental balance
  • Conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind
  • How to find inner balance

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

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

With certificate of participation

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Kamala Patricia Angel is a long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, an experienced Sivananda Yoga teacher and has a profound knowledge on Yoga philosophy. She is the editor of the books “Vishnudevananda Upadesha” and “Samadhi”. Kamala is from Australia and directs a yoga school in the Blue Mountains.

Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €
kamala
sivananda France

August 21 – 24, 2017

Certificate course:

The Yoga of Sleep

With Dr. Rubin Naiman, Ph.D

Arrival Monday, August 21 around 3 pm.
Departure Thursday, August 24 around 4 pm.

Deep, refreshing sleep and dreams are the cornerstone of well-being and health and an essential foundation for spiritual practice.

Lectures and discussion

  • Medical and psychological factors contributing to insomnia and dream loss
  • Sleep-promoting and sleep-disturbing environmental factors
  • Psychosocial and spiritual aspects of sleep and dreaming

Workshops on the personal application of dream-work in the waking state

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

Recommended Course Material: The Yoga of Sleep, Dr. Rubin Naiman, (Audio Book) Sounds True: 2010.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D, is a psychologist, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in integrative and holistic approaches to sleep and dreams

Rates for 3 nights all included:
tent space 270 €, shared room 303 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 303 €, double room 336 €
only tent space, shared room, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds and double room available
Dr. Rubin Naiman
sivananda France

September 5 – 10, 2017

Certificate Course

The yogic way of cooking!

Arrival Tuesday, September 5 around 3 pm.
Departure Sunday, September 10 around 2 pm.

“A pure and sattvic diet is an important aid for the refinement of human nature.” Swami Sivananda

  • 5 lectures on yogic nutrition and vegetarianism (ethics, ecology, health)
  • Natural sources of calcium, iron, B12 and protein
  • 4 hands-on cooking demonstrations with new recipes each day – both indian and western style
  • Learn the skilful preparation of balanced vegetarian meals: vegetables, grains, pulses, salads, raw foods, snacks and yogic desserts
  • The proper use of spices
  • The recipes in the cooking workshops are lactovegetarian (Recipe booklet included). Vegan and gluten-free alternatives of the recipes are available for people with special dietary needs.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

12:30 – 3:00 pm: Cooking demonstration

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture on nutrition

The rest of the day follows the Yoga vacation daily schedule.

With certificate of participation

Rates for 5 nights all included:
tent space 335 €, shared room 390 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 390 €, double room 445 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 445 €, double room with bathroom 535 €, single room 535 €, single room with bathroom 615 €
Cooking
sivananda France

February 6 – 11, 2018

Certificate course:

The Meditation Experience

Arrival: Tuesday, February 6 around 3 pm.
Departure: Sunday, February 11 around 2 pm.

The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, arts, sports training and healing. It provides means for maximising physical, emotional and mental efficiency and well-being. This course will provide a thorough overview of the philosophy and practice of meditation as well as techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting.

  • Swami Vishnudevananda’s 12 Step approach to meditation
  • Creative visualisation and positive thinking: training the mind for concentration
  • Relax and channel mental energy through sound vibration
  • Meditation and lifestyle
  • Tips for overcoming distraction and dullness of mind
  • Gate to inner peace: connecting to the Inner Self

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

Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and The Sivananda book of meditation

With Certificate of participation

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 €
Meditation
 
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