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Sadhana Intensive

August 14 - 28, 2015 ( in French, English, Spanish and German)

These dates include the day of arrival and of departure.

>> Click here for the online Sadhana Intensive application form

The Sadhana Intensive is a two week program designed by Swami Vishnudevananda based on the traditional Yoga practice which he himself followed during a six month period of intense Sadhana in the Himalayas.

Swami Vishnudevananda often said that this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of yoga in the West for nearly 40 years.

Sadhana IntensiveThis course is based on individual practice with the emphasis on an intense and prolonged practice of pranayama. In the morning, the students meet with their teachers and receive instructions for the practice of the day. Students are guided individually in their practice.

All meet again at midday for an inspiring study of some of the main classical scriptures of yoga. Reading from these scriptures will enrich the Hatha Yoga practice. The course will be given by Swami Kailasananda, yoga acharya and other senior teachers of the Sivananda organisation. Successful completion of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course is a pre-requisite for all participants The courses is given in English with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

- 2 to 3 times of daily Asana practice
- Concentrated periods of Pranayama of progressive intensity
- Study of Classical Scriptures on Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Vedanta Philosophy
- Discussion and Practice of Mudras, Bandhas, Mantras
- Meditation Practice
- Spiritual Diary
- Practice of Mouna (at certain moments of the day) to preserve the vital energy

The following texts will be studied
Viveka Chudamani by Sankaracharya: a basic text on Vedanta philosophy which describes the practical ways to realize the Self and how to prepare oneself for this realization.

The Srimad Bhagavatam by Vyasa Maharishi is one of the most important scriptures on Bhakti Yoga. Listening to the stories and the philosophy of the Bhagavatam will fill the mind with universal love and will melt the heart. Opening of the heart is one of the keys to access the deepest levels of Hatha Yoga.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama: this classical text on Hatha Yoga explains in depth: asanas, pranayama, mudras and bandhas as well as the process of awakening the kundalini.

This course is intensive and a sound physical and mental health is a pre-requisite.


August 14 - 28, 2015:

tent* : 980 €

furnished bungalow tent double**: 1190 €

furnished bungalow tent single**: 1500 €

shared room (3-5 beds): 1190 €

double room: 1500 €

single room: 1700 €.

* Please bring your own tent, mattress and sleeping bag

** Fully furnished (9 m², hight 2 m. Includes beds, bedding, shelf and electricity).

The tuition fee is valid untill 31 December 2014.

>> Click here for the online Sadhana Intensive application form
or downloadthe registration form

and return the form together with a down payment of 200 €. Payment in cash or by credit card to “Centre Sivananda de Yoga Vedanta”. Balance is due four weeks before the beginning of the course. No refund is possible in case of cancellation but a credit note will be given minus an administrative fee of 50 €.

Please click here to download the registration form for UK residents registering in London.

What To bring
Please bring the following books : “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” (commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda) and Viveka Chudamani. These books are available at the Ashram.