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March 30 – April 6
Certificate course
Yoga and Stress management

Arrival:  Sunday around 3pm, Departure: Sunday around 2pm
Yoga techniques and mental exercises (meditation) have become an integral part of Western culture and are finding increased acceptance in medicine, education, sports, management training, the arts and religious sciences. This certificate course offers indepth personal practice with a view to integrating these experiences into your personal and professional life.

Workshop topics
• The flight and fight response
• Understanding the parasympathetic nervous system
• The 3 levels of relaxation
• Metabolizing stress with asanas and pranayama
•learning how to slow down the mind with meditation
•How your food choices affect your level of stress
• Yoga psychology: the psychology of contentment and detachment
With two Asanas classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 7 nights all included:
shared room: 450€, double room: 545€, single room: 685€, single room with bathroom: 785 €

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June 8 – 13
The Meditation Experience
Certificate course

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya
Arrival Sunday around 3pm, Departure Friday around 2pm

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

Workshops topics
• 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

Course teacher
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.

Donation for 5 nights all included:
tent space: 270 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 320 €, double room: 390 €, single room: 490 €, ingle room with bathroom: 560 €

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August 19 – 25
Yoga psychology and mental health
Certificate course

With Dr Uma Krishnamurti
Arrival: Tuesday, August 19 around 3pm, Departure Monday, August 25 around 2pm
An exceptional course with an Indian psychologist.

Dr Uma Krishnamurti is a psychiatrist specialised in treating young children. She has a deep knowledge of Indian and Western psychology (transpersonal psychology). She travels all over the world to share her experience. She creates a fascinating synthesis of psychology and spirituality.

Workshop topics
• Transpersonal psychology
• How to face negative emotions
• Yoga and mental balance
• Conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind
• How to find inner balance
• What is radiant mental health?

Donation for 6 nights all included:
tent space: 450 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 550 €, double room: 690 €, single room: 825 €, single room with bathroom: 920 €

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August 21 - 24
How to design healing spaces with Vastu
A 3 day certificate course with Olga Sokolova
Arrival Thursday, August 21 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, Augustg 24 around 2pm.

The course:
Vastu Shastra is a 10.000 year old Indian practice of designing and constructing buildings which bring mental peace and prosperity.
This three day course focuses on the basic understanding of the principles of vastu and its connexion with health and ayurveda. A printed manual is included.

Topics studied during the course:

  • Understanding the direct link between the energies of the cosmos, earth, home and the human body. A House is a living organism with its own energy grid as is our body. The Universe as a whole has the Absolute grid (perfect harmonic and healing vibration). The goal of vastu is to insure these three grids resonate harmonically for optimal health and properity.
  • Study of the connection between Vastu and Ayurveda
  • Participants will learn how to apply the principles of Vastu Shastra when designing a new home.  After completing this course student will be able to properly evaluate their homes through the lens of Vastu.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, certified Vastu Shastra consultant, studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a well-known traditional architect of Southern India who relies on Vastu principles in his projects.
Ms. Sokolova earned her MS degree in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Donation for the 3 nights all included:
tent space: 265 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 305 €, double room: 335 €, single room: 395 €

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August 26 – September 1
Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda
Certificate course

With Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni (MD), Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune, India
Arrival: Tuesday, August 26 around 3pm, Departure Monday, September 1 around 2pm

Ayurveda is an ancient medical science dating back more than 5000 years. According to Ayurveda our health and wellness are mainly influenced by the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. It is a holistic system that uses an understanding of different body types (constitutions) to guide one towards a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Ayurveda is grounded in a holistic approach to physical and mental health.

Ayurvedic Diet – Healthy Body, Balanced Mind
Ayurveda offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine. This course will provide an introduction to the major principles of Ayurveda. Participants will be given the practical tools to prepare delicious ayurvedic meals at home according to their constitutions. The daily programme will include a lecture on ayurvedic life style and health principles and a cooking demonstration using traditional ayurvedic lacto-vegetarian recipes.

Workshop topics

  • Vata, Pitta, Kapha: determine your constitution according to Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda Life Style: daily health regimen
  • Delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and healthy snacks
  • The use of ayurvedic herbs and spices
  • How to prepare balanced meals according to your constitution
  • Learn the ayurvedic way to prepare various grains, breads, vegetables, lentils and beans, sweets, salads and chutneys

Donation for 6 nights all included:
tent space: 450 €, shared room/furnished bungalow tent: 550 €, double room: 690 €, Single room: 825 €, single room with bathroom: 920 €

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