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JUNI
Cours de Yoga

Yoga en Stress management
Cursus met certificaat

2 – 9 Juni
Aankomst: Zondag 15:00 uur / Vertrek: Zondag rond 14:00 uur

Yoga technieken en mentale oefeningen (meditatie) zijn een integraal onderdeel geworden van de Westerse cultuur en worden steeds meer geaccepteerd in de gezondheidszorg, educatie, sport, management trainingen, kunsten en religieuze wetenschappen. Deze certificaatcursus biedt verdieping in de persoonlijke beoefening om deze ervaringen in je persoonlijk en professionele leven te kunnen integreren.

Workshop onderwerpen:

  • Wetenschappelijk stress onderzoek
  • De vlucht en vecht respons
  • Inzicht in het parasympatisch zenuwstelsel
  • Stress en de 3 gunas
  • Hoe je voedsel keuzes invloed hebben op je niveau van stress
  • De 4 levensdoelen: materieel succes, geluk, je taak en plek vinden, innerlijke vrijheid
  • Yoga psychologie:de psychologie van tevredenheid en onthechting

Met twee dagelijkse Asana lessen en meditaties.

Donatie voor 7 nachten (alles inbegrepen): Tent: 355 €, Gedeeld: 430 €,Tweepersoons: 515 €, Eenpersoons: 650 €, Eenpersoons met badkamer: 750 €

 

Yoga and Stress management
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Reinigingsweekend

7 – 9 Juni

Aankomst: Vrijdag rond 15:00 uur / Vertrek: Zondag rond 14:00 uur

Aanbevolen literatuur: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

Workshop onderwerpen:

  • Kriyas, de reinigingstechnieken van hatha yoga
  • De principes en de voordelen van kort vasten
  • Hoe stel je een evenwichtig vegetarisch dieet samen
  • Zuiverende wandelingen in de natuur
  • Energie gevende asana lessen en reinigende ademhalingsoefeningen

 

Donatie voor 2 nachten (alles inbegrepen): Tent: 96 €, Gedeeld: 116 €,Tweepersoons: 138 €, Eenpersoons: 170 €, Eenpersoons met badkamer: 200 €

Yoga, Health and Rejuvenation
sivananda France

Verdiep verder!

TTC refresher
met Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda,
Swami Kailasananda, Swami Atmaramananda en veel Swami’s en docenten van Sivananda centra.

14 – 20 Juni
Aankomst: Vrijdag rond 15:00 / Vertrek: Zondag rond 14:00 uur

Alleen voor afgestudeerden van de Sivananda Yoga Docentenopleiding.

Kom voor een inspirerende cursus: Verdiep je visie, breid je kennis uit, verfijn je vaardigheden, verbind je weer met de klassieke leringen van Yoga en Vedanta, vier de positieve, dynamische en vredevolle boodschap van Swami Sivananda en Swami Vishnudevananda, ontmoet yogadocenten van over de hele wereld. Slechts 90 minuten van Parijs gelegen, is de Ashram een weldadige plek van vrede in het midden van grote bossen, een grote open ruimte met een zeer rijke verscheidenheid aan vogels en wilde dieren. De zonsopgangen en zonsondergangen zijn prachtig.

Dagelijks Programma

5.10 - Pranayama beoefening (optioneel)

6.00 – Verhandeling over de Bhagavad Gita met Sri Venugopal Goswami

8.30 - Asana les

10.15 - Brunch

11.15 - Karma Yoga

13.30 - Lezing

14.45 - Tea en Snack, Vrije tijd

16.00 - Asana correcties workshop

18.00 - Diner

19.30 - OM Namo Narayanaya Chanten of Likhita Japa (optioneel)

20.00 - Satsang

De cursus omvat:

Dynamische asana lessen

  • Versterking van de rug, van het heiligbeen tot aan de nek
  • Verbeterde ademhaling asanas
  • Zenuw impuls en prana impuls
  • Variaties in de voorwaartse buiging en diepe ontspanning
  • Verbinden van voet en hoofd – uitdagende asana variaties
  • Sthira Sukham Asanam door Patanjali Maharishi

Inspireerde lezingen

  • Swami Sivananda : zijn visie op de wereld
  • De inspirerende boodschap van de Vedanta : we zijn allen één
  • Een frisse kijk op de Yamas en Niyamas
  • Advies over sadhana : vraag en antwoord sessie
  • Doel van sadhana : smelten van het ego, verzachten van het hart

Verfrissende “How to Teach” workshops

  • In de houding gaan, vasthouden en uit de houding gaan
  • Hoe reik je contra-indicaties, fysieke en mentale effecten aan
  • Tegenhoudingen, tegenbewegingen en ontspanningstechnieken.
  • Bewegingen in de wervelkolom en voornaamste gewrichten
  • Typische onevenwichtigheden spierlengte en spierkracht
  • Fouten en beperkingen herkennen

Levendige Satsangs

  • Yoga als life style
  • De 8 stappen toepassen in een yoga les
  • Yoga als liefdadigheid
 

Inspiratie van Bhagavad Gita: Sta op, Word wakker!

met Geëerde gast Sri Venugopal Goswami,Vrindavan, Noord-India

Eregast, Bhagavad Acharya Sri Venugopal Goswami is een Bhakti yoga Acharya uit een 500 jaar oude lineage in Vrindavan, Krishna’s geboorteplaats. Hij ontving zijn muzikale opleiding van de beroemde zanger Sri Pandit Jasraj. Met live muziek– vocaal, harmonium, fluit en tabla.

Programma

De Bhagavad Gita wordt beschouwd als de crème van de Vedas, de oudste spirituele tekst van India. Het geeft een positieve boodschap van hoop, aanmoediging en een heldere leidraad in het leiden van een harmonieus en vrede vol leven in het midden van een gepijnigde wereld.

Onderwerpen:

  • Wat is onze echte plicht
  • Je eigen plek vinden in het leven
  • In vrede leven in een rusteloze wereld
  • De betovering terugbrengen in ons leven

Woensdag 19 juni om 20:00 uur: Vredes concert

Tempel ceremonies

Tijdens de cursus zal de Ashram priester een krachtige Ganapati Homa en een Lalita Sahasranama Puja(recitatie van de 1000 namen van de Goddelijke Moeder,een sterke spirituele energie opwekkend) leiden.

Donatie voor 6 nachten (alles inbegrepen): Tent (breng je eigen tent): 95 €,Meditatiezaal (breng je eigen luchtbed en slaapzak): 95 €, Gedeeld: 170 €, Tweepersoons (alleen voor stellen): 220€

                               

With Swami Durgananda
Sivadasananda
Swami Kailasananda
Swami Atmaramananda
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Karma yoga dage

21 – 24 Juni

Aankomst: Vrijdag rond 15:00 uur / Vertrek: Maandag rond 14:00 uur

Karma yoga, onzelfzuchtige dienstverrichting, opent het hart en zuivert de geest! Kom en deel je energie en talenten!

Gratis, voorafgaand is een gesprek met het hoofd van de Ashram vereist.

Accommodatie in eigen tent.

Karma Yoga
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Yoga fitness

21 – 27 Juni

Aankomst: Vrijdag rond 15:00 uur / Vertrek: Donderdag rond 14:00 uur

Aanbevolen literatuur: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Dit programma richt zich op het versterken van lichaam en geest voor een algehele gezondheid.

Workshop onderwerpen:

  • Yoga asanas voor optimale ontwikkeling van spierlengte of spierkracht en flexibiliteit
  • Verbeteren van lichaamshouding en houdingsfouten voorkomen zoals lordose, kyphose of scoliose
  • Ademhalingsoefeningen om de vitale capaciteit langzaam te verhogen
  • Ontspanningsoefeningen om het zenuwstelsel en immuunsysteem te versterken.
  • Energie gevend vegetarische voeding, special aangepast op de yoga beoefening

Donatie voor 6 nachten (alles inbegrepen): Tent: 288 €, Gedeeld: 348 €,Tweepersoons: 414 €, Eenpersoons: 510 €, Eenpersoons met badkamer: 600 €

Yoga fitness
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Yoga en tuinieren week
met Girija

21 – 27 Juni
Aankomst: Vrijdag rond 15:00 uur / Vertrek: Donderdag rond 14:00 uur

  • Leer lokale planten en kruiden kennen
  • Leer de basis van harmonieuze combinaties in de groentetuin
  • Helpen in de groente- en bloementuin
  • Leer hoe je kruiden en bloemen van het seizoen kunt gebruiken voor heerlijke traktaties als brandnetelsoep, kruidenthee, bloemrijke salades en vlierbessen

Met twee dagelijkse asana lessen en meditaties

Docent: Girija is een staflid van de Ashram de Yoga Sivananda en een professioneel tuin- en landschapsarchitect. Ze draagt zorg voor het terrein van de Ashram met een diepe liefde en respect voor de natuur.

Donatie voor 6 nachten (alles inbegrepen): Tent: 288 €, Gedeeld: 348 €, Tweepersoons: 414 €, Eenpersoons: 510 €, Eenpersoons met badkamer: 600 €

 

Yoga and gardening week
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Internationale Yoga docentenopleiding en Gevorderde Yoga docentenopleiding

28 Juni – 26 Juli

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JULI
Cours de Yoga

De wijsheid van het oude India
met Dr. Shastri

3 – 10 Juli
Aankomst: Woensdag rond 15:00 uur / Vertrek: Woensdag rond 14:00 uur

Lezing onderwerpen:

  • Sanskriet, de taal van de Goden
  • Leer een eenvoudig Sanskriet gesprek
  • Verhalen uit de Mahabharata
  • Inspiratie uit het leven van de grote Indiase heiligen

Gast spreker: Dr. Shastri is een Sanskriet en vedisch literatuurwetenschapper. Hij leidde het Indiaas Cultureel Centrum in London (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan). Hij heeft een brede van al de filosofische en spirituele tradities uit India.

Donatie voor 7 nachten (alles inbegrepen): Tent: 300 €, Gedeeld: 365 €, Tweepersoons: 435 €, Eenpersoons: 535 €, Eenpersoons met badkamer: 630 €

The Wisdom of Ancient India
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Yoga and ecology weekend
with Annapurna (Anne Petrov)

July 5 – 7
Arrival: Friday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Yoga teaches how to manage one’s energy, and asserts that we live in a unified universe where all is one. It teaches how to respect one’s mind, body and environment. As such, its approach is deeply ecological. During this weekend, we will study some aspects of the ecological approach in the light of yoga philosophy.

Lecture topics:

  • Becoming aware of the bigger picture:
    our place in the environment
  • Your own home – into the community and beyond

With two asana classes and two meditations daily.

Guest speaker: Annapurna (Anne Petrov) specializes in ecological construction. She is a green building advisor to a Parisian architectural firm and co-director of a green energy firm in the southwest of France, has worked for public investment in wind energy; she has taught physics and the history and role of science in society at American and French universities.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Tent: 96 €, Shared: 116 €, double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Yoga and ecology weekend
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Yoga asana series:
Asanas for concentration and mental balance

July 12 – 14
Arrival: Friday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion.

Workshop topics:

  • Asanas to develop mental clarity and concentration
  • Steady posture - steady mind: balancing ones emotions through holding of the postures
  • The three levels of relaxation
  • Contemplative yoga classes with focus on balancing poses and body awareness in the asanas.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Tent: 96 €, Shared: 116 €, double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Asanas for concentration and mental balance
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Science and spirituality: a possible union
with Philippe Bobola

July 13 and 14
Arrival: Saturday around 3 pm / Departure: Monday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: Yoga Your Home Practice Companion.

Lecture topics:
Friday 8 pm: "From physics to reconnection"
Saturday 8 pm: "And what if time was not what we thought ?"

Speaker: Philippe Bobola is a physicist, a biologist and an anthropologist. He taught for 15 years at the Paris university. 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.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Tent: 96 €, Shared: 116 €, double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Science et spiritualité
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Spiritual celebration:
Swami Sivananda’s Mahasamadhi

July 14

A very special day during which the energy of the saint and
master Swami Sivananda is felt intensely. This is the day when Swami Sivananda left his body and attained what yogis call Mahasamadhi, final liberation.

A Guru Puja (devotional ceremony) with an Indian priest will be held at the temple. This is an opportunity for all disciples of
Swami Sivananda to come together and honour the cosmic consciousness manifested through this great universal master.

Swami Sivananda
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One week yoga retreat at reduced rate

July 14 – 21
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

  • The 5 points of Yoga
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Principles of yogic diet
  • The 4 paths of yoga

Donation for 7 nights all included: Tent: 270 €, Shared: 330 €,
double: 390 €, single: 480 €, single with bathroom: 570 €

One week yoga retreat
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Which agriculture for the future?
with Claude Aubert

July 18 and 19
Arrival: Thursday around 3 pm / Departure: Friday around 2 pm

Lecture topics:

  • Which agriculture to preserve our health
    and feed 9 billion people?
  • Which life expectancy for our children?

Guest speaker: Claude Aubert is a pioneer in the field of organic farming in France. He has written many books which are now classics on agriculture, organic gardening and nutrition. He is a consultant in organic farming and lectures in France and abroad on this topic.

Donation for 1 night all included: Tent: 48 €, Shared: 58 €, double: 69 €, single: 85 €, single with bathroom: 100 €

organic farming
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Ayurveda with Angela Hope Murray

July 21 – 25
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Thursday around 2 pm

Recommended reading:
Ayurveda, the Science of Self Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad

3 lectures and one cooking demonstration

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Vata, pitta, kapha : the 3 types of constitution
  • Daily regimen in ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstration

Teacher: Angela Hope-Murray comes from England, she has been practicing alternative medicine for over 30 years. She has been studying Ayurveda for many years with Dr. Vasant Lad and she is a colleague of Robert Swoboda. She is also an osteopath and dedicates her time to the promotion of Ayurveda in England.

Donation for 4 nights all included: Tent: 192 €, Shared: 232 €, double: 276 €, single: 340 €, single with bathroom: 400 €

Angela Hope Murray
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Spiritual celebration:
Guru Purnima

July 22

Yearly Festival of the full moon night in honour of the spiritual Masters of all times and all traditions.

A Guru Puja (devotional ceremony) with an Indian priest in honour of the great Yoga masters Swami Sivananda and
Swami Vishnudevananda will be held at the temple.

Swami Sivananda
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Certificate course
Yoga psychology and mental health

with Dr. Uma Krishnamurti

July 27 - August 3
Arrival: Saturday around 3 pm / Departure: Saturday around 2 pm

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 themes:

  • 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 7 nights all included: Tent space: 495 €,
Shared: 610 €, double: 760 €, single: 920 €

Yoga psychology and mental health course
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Teachers’ Training Course (in French)

July 28 – August 25

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AUGUST
Cours de Yoga

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Ashram
With Swami Durgananda and Swami Sivadasananda,
European Yoga Acharyas, as well as swamis and teachers
from the European Sivananda centres with Honoured guest
Sri Venugopal Goswami and a priest from South India

August 5 – 11

Arrival: Tuesday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

The Ashram was inaugurated in August 2003, and has gone through many phases of change and growth since then. Many students and karma yogis from all over the world have come for short and longer stays to enjoy its peace, warm atmosphere and high energy.

As part of this time of sharing and coming together, we will also celebrate Swami Durgananda’s 70th birthday, honouring over 40 years of service and teaching in the Sivananda organization.

Bhagavata Saptaha
with honoured guest Sri Venugopal Goswami

August 5 - 11
Bhagavad Acharya Sri Venugopal Goswami is a Bhakti yoga Acharya in a 500 years old lineage in Vrindavan, Krishna’s birthplace. He received his musical training from the famous singer Sri Pandit Jasraj.
With live music – vocal, harmonium, flute and tabla.

Programme
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. 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.

Temple Anniversary Celebration and 70th birthday celebration of Swami Durgananda
With a South Indian priest The ancient vedic rituals perfomed by a south Indian priest will generate strong spiritual vibrations, radiating peace and harmony into the world.

August 7: grand puja to Hanuman to celebrate
the anniversary of his installation

August 8: Temple anniversary celebration

August 11:
7am: Maha Mrityunjaya Homa for Swami Durgananda’s 70th birthday and talk with Swami Durgananda:
The universal message of Yoga.
8pm: Bharata Natyam performance and vina concert with Raghunath Manet

Raghunath Manet is a dancer, a choreographer, a composor and a singer. He is considered as one of the greatest Indian artists.

Lectures with Swami Durgananda
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.

Saturday August 10: Inaction in action

Teacher: 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.

The Power of Hatha Yoga
with Swami Sivadasananda

Saturday August 10, 4 pm:
A step-by-step approach to inverted postures

Sunday August 11, 4 pm: The key to body awareness

Teacher: Swami Sivadasananda is Yoga Acharya and senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and guides the Sivananda Centers in Europe. He has taught workshops and Teachers’ Training Courses for many years all over the world. He is a dynamic and very precise instructor with profound knowledge.

Donation per night all included: Tent space: 48 €,
Shared: 58 €, double: 69 €, single: 85 €, single with bathroom: 100 €

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Ashram
Bhagavata Saptaha
Raghunath Manet
Conférence avec Swami Durgananda :
 
HathaYoga
 
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Jyotisha – Vedic Astrology
Lectures with Stephen Quong (Umananda), California, USA

August 12 – 18
Arrival: Monday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Jyotisha, the traditional Vedic astrology of India, provides deeper insights into the purpose of our lives.

Evening lectures on:

  • Astrology and Reincarnation based on Swami Sivananda's book "What happens to the soul after death"
  • Gods and Goddesses in Vedic Astrology
  • Swadharma: Identifying our life purpose through vedic astrology, focusing on the dynamic interaction between career choices and spiritual development
  • Vedic astrology and quantum physics: virtual realities and parallel universes

Stephen Quong (Umananda) is a well-known astrologer from California. He studied classical Vedic astrology with different masters in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and is a practising Yogi.

Donation for 6 nights all included: Tent: 288 €, Shared: 348 €, double: 414 €, single: 510 €, single with bathroom: 600 €

Jyotisha – Vedic Astrology
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Sadhana Intensive for Sivananda teachers

August 12 – 27

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Yoga and health from a medical perspective
with Chandrika

August 14 – 18 (long weekend over assumption)
Arrival: Wednesday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Scientific research supporting health benefits of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Workshop topics :

  • Benefits of yoga for heart problems and
    the circulatory system at large
  • Healthy spine and joints and improved
    body alignment with asanas
  • Benefits of yoga for the nervous system
    and general mental health
  • How can yoga improve your breathing habits
    and your digestion

Teacher: Chandrika is a medical doctor and staff member of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London.
She teaches anatomy and physiology in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses in Europe.

Donation for 4 nights all included: Tent: 192 €, Shared: 232 €,
double: 276 €, single: 340 €, single with bathroom: 400 €

Yoga and health from a medical perspective
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Feeding the world:
how vegetarianism can be a solution

August 19 – 21
Arrival: Monday around 3 pm / Departure: Wednesday around 2 pm

With Jean James Garreau, PhD in biology and researcher in human ecology at the Bordeaux University, France.
His interest for nutrition encompasses the medical, economical and ecological aspects.

Presentation of his documentary: « How to feed the future». This will be followed by a question and answer session over 2 evenings.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Tent: 96 €, Shared: 116 €, double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Jean James Garreau
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How to design healing spaces with Vastu Shastra
A 3 day course with a certified Vastu teacher

August 22 – 25
Arrival: Thursday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

The course:
Vastu Shastra is a 10.000 year old Indian practice of designing and constructing buildings to influence peace and prosperity in the form of design. This three day course covers the basic concept of the ancient Vedic teachings – Vastu Shastra. It gives the essence of the workings of the Divine Space and the Absolute Time manifesting into Matter. A printed manual is included.

Outline of the course:

  • This workshop will help students better understand the direct link between the energies of the cosmos, earth, the home and the human form
  • 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 Shastra and make enhancements as necessary
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course

Teacher: 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 3 nights all included: Tent space: 250 €,
shared: 290 €, double: 320 €, single: 375 €

Vastu Shastra
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Yoga for the family

August 26 –September 1
Arrival: Monday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Bring your children along!
For children from 6 to 12

Children activities:

  • Special yoga classes for children
  • Spiritual stories and chanting
  • Outdoor games]
  • Talent show

Parents activities:

  • All level Yoga classes
  • Workshops on positive thinking
  • Nature walks

Donation for 6 nights all included: Tent: 288 €, shared: 348 €,
double: 414 €, single: 510 €, single with bathroom: 600 €
50% discount for children (6 to 12)

Yoga for the family
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The power of Asanas

August 26 –September 1
Arrival: Monday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: Yoga, your Home Practice Companion

Workshop topics:

  • The system of the 12 basic postures
  • Detailed guidance and individual corrections in the asanas
  • 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 6 nights all included: Tent: 288 €, shared: 348 €,
double: 414 €, single: 510 €, single with bathroom: 600 €

The power of Asanas
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Spiritual festival: Krishna Jayanti

August 28 | 8 pm

Celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna, the energy of cosmic love and joy. With Puja (devotional ceremony), chanting of Mantras & spiritual stories

Krishna Jayanti
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Certificate Course

Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda
With Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni (MD),
Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune, India

August 28 – September 4
Arrival: Wednesday around 3 pm / Departure: Wednesday around 2 pm

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 his or her constitution. The daily programme will include two lectures and one hands-on cooking workshop using mostly organic and regionally sourced food items.

Grains
Learn to prepare grains in a variety of ways. Whole grains on a regular basis regulate the blood sugar level and prevent obesity.

Beans and lentils
Pulses are often frowned upon, but they are an ideal source of protein and iron. Properly prepared they are delicious.

Vegetables
Full of minerals and secondary plant nutrients vegetables are essential for good health. Fresh vegetables add variety to our diet.

Spices
These can be combined in so many different ways to create new taste sensations and make any meal delicious. Spices play a big role in Ayurvedic cooking and are used for aiding the digestion and their healing power.

Simple, quick and healthy food
Affordable, quick and simple recipes lovingly prepared.

Six tastes
Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent and spicy are the six tastes that make any meal complete. They ensure good digestion and optimal absorption, as well as satisfying the taste buds.

Breakfast recipes
Start your day right with an energy boost that will last.

For lunch and dinner
Healthy and tasty food combinations to please the body and the senses. Recipes range from fresh & light to rustic & hearty. Adding seeds and nuts further increases the nutritional value.

Vegetarian gourmet meals
Cook a full meal that will win over even the toughest critics.

Do it yourself
Healthy sweets, fresh yoghurt and tasty flatbread.

Daily Schedule *
6 am: Meditation and mantra chanting
8 am: Yoga Class
10 am: Brunch
11 am : Karma yoga
12.30 am: Ayurveda Talk/Workshop
3-6 pm: Cooking workshop
6 pm : Dinner
8 pm: Meditation followed by an ayurveda talk/workshop

* Daily schedule subject to modification

Cooking workshop topics:

  • Breakfast recipes: Thursday August 29
  • Lunch recipes: Friday August 30
  • Dinner recipes: Saturday August 31
  • Quick and easy dishes: Sunday September 1
  • Fresh healthy snacks and beverages: Monday September 2
  • Festive dishes : Tuesday September 3

Donation for 7 nights all included:
Tent space: 495 €, Shared: 565 €, double: 635 €,
single: 735 €, single with bathroom: 830 €

Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni
Ayurvedic food
Ayurvedic cooking
Vegetarian Cooking
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SEPTEMBER
Cours de Yoga

Karma yoga days

September 1 to 4
Arrival: around 3 pm / Departure: around 3 pm

Karma yoga, selfless service, opens the heart and purifies the mind. Come and share your energy and talents!

Free of charge, prior interview with Ashram director required.

Accommodation in personal tent

Karma Yoga
sivananda France

Yoga and nature walks

September 1 – 8
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

The programme includes a daily 3 hour outdoor activity:

  • Exploring the beautiful Orleans forest (guided walks)
  • Guided walks along the charming Loire River
  • Excursion to one of the nearby historical castles
  • A relaxing afternoon of outdoor games (ping pong, volley ball, badminton…)
  • Lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas

With daily asana and meditation practice as well as some lectures on the health benefits of yoga asanas.

Teacher: Kailas is a young and dynamic Sivananda yoga teacher and a sport specialist.

Donation for 7 nights all included: Tent: 300 €, Shared: 365 €,
double: 435 €, single: 535 €, single with bathroom: 630 €

Nature walks
sivananda France

Spiritual celebration:
Birthday of Master Sivananda

September 8 | 8pm

With Puja (devotional ceremony),
chanting of Mantras & spiritual stories

Swami Sivananda
sivananda France

Yoga, health and rejuvenation

September 8 – 15
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated book of Yoga

Workshop topics:

  • Daily Yoga classes, meditation & mantra chanting
  • Kriya: the 6 exercises to detoxify the body
  • 2 days of fast with carrot juice
  • Silent walks in nature
  • Deep relaxation to calm the nervous system
  • Meditation: finding inner peace in silence

Donation for 7 nights all included: Tent: 300 €, Shared: 365 €, double: 435 €, single: 535 €, single with bathroom: 630 €

Yoga, Health and Rejuvenation
sivananda France

Spiritual festival:
Ganesha Chaturthi

September 9 | 8pm

Celebration of the birthday of Lord Ganesha who represents the energy to remove internal and external obstacles on the spiritual path. With Puja (devotional ceremony), chanting of Mantras & spiritual stories.

Ganesha Chaturthi
sivananda France

Yoga health series:
proper nutrition and digestion with yoga

September 13 – 15
Arrival: Friday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

Workshop topics:

  • The principles of vegetarianism
  • The question of proteins, B12, and iron
  • Yogic tips for a good digestion
  • Asanas to stimulate and strengthen the digestive system

With two asana classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Tent: 96 €, shared: 116 €, double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

proper nutrition and digestion with yoga
sivananda France

One week yoga retreat at a reduced rate

September 15 – 22
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: The Sivananda Companion to Yoga

Workshop topics:

  • The 5 points of Yoga
  • Yoga classes with individual corrections
  • Introduction to meditation - Principles of yogic diet
  • The 4 paths of yoga

Donation for 7 nights all included: Tent: 270 €, Shared: 330 €, double: 390 €, single: 480 €, single with bathroom: 570 €

One week yoga retreat
sivananda France

Yoga and sports weekend
with Kailas

September 20 – 22
Arrival: Friday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Focus of the workshops and activities:

  • Friendly practice of football, tennis, basketball and volleyball
  • How yoga and sports complement one another
  • The importance of concentration and visualization in sports
  • Dynamic practice of basic asanas and variations
  • Daily outdoor sports activities (ping pong, volleyball, basketball, badminton).

Teacher:
Kailas is a young and dynamic Sivananda yoga teacher,
a sport specialist and former professional basketball player.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Tent: 96 €, Shared: 116 €,
double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Yoga and sports weekend
sivananda France

Certificate course
"The meditation experience"

with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

September 20 – 26
Arrival: Friday around 3 pm / Departure: Thursday 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 maximizing 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 Château du Yoga Sivananda.
She teaches with dynamism and inspiration and is author of the book "The Sivananda book of meditation".

Donation for 6 nights all included: Shared: 370 €,
double: 440 €, single: 560 €, single with bathroom: 645 €

meditation experience
sivananda France

The creative power of the mind

September 22 – 29
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Recommended reading: Thought power by Swami Sivananda

Workshop topics:

  • The mind – an ocean of thoughts
  • Learn to develop the creative power of the mind
  • How to cultivate strong and positive thoughts
  • Develop your inner creativity
  • Uplifting the mind with the practice of non-violence and contentment
  • With daily asana practice, meditation and mantra chanting

Donation for 7 nights all included: Shared: 365 €,
double: 435 €, single: 535 €, single with bathroom: 630 €

The creative power of the mind
sivananda France

Yoga health series:
Strengthening your immune system with yoga

September 27 – 29
Arrival: Friday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Workshop topics:

  • The structure of the immune system and its function as protective safety net
  • Yogic tips for a strong immune system
  • Adi Vyadi - the yogic model of the mind as primary cause
    for health or disease
  • Asanas to stimulate and strengthen the immune system

With two asana classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 2 nights all included: Shared: 116 €,
double: 138 €, single: 170 €, single with bathroom: 200 €

Strengthening your immune system with yoga
sivananda France

Introduction to yoga for body and mind

September 29 – October 6
Arrival: Sunday around 3 pm / Departure: Sunday around 2 pm

Newcomers are welcome

Recommended reading: The Sivananda companion to Yoga

Workshop topics:

  • Instruction in the 12 basic postures
  • The health benefits of asanas
  • How to improve your health through a yogic lifestyle
  • Balance of body and mind through a balanced diet
  • Introduction to meditation and positive thinking

With two asana classes and two meditations daily.

Donation for 7 nights all included: Shared: 365 €,
double: 435 €, single: 535 €, single with bathroom: 630 €

Introduction to yoga for body and mind
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Tel + 33 (0) 2 38 91 88 82 - e-mail: orleans@sivananda.net