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Certificate courses

July 21 – 25, 2015

Certificate Course

Create Your Healing Home: Modern Applications of Vedic Teachings

With Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Ph.D

Arrival: Tuesday, July 21 around 3pm, Departure: Saturday; July 25 around 2pm

Peace at home is crucial – and attainable. We can create more peaceful environments at home by gaining a deeper understanding of the qualities of space itself.  Ancient Indian teachings describe how to reach maximum tranquility in the home through proper design and construction.  This subject is called Vaastu Shastra or Vaastuvidya.

Course language: English with translation into French

This interactive four-day workshop will incorporate hands-on practice, multimedia, and lecture to teach you how to design a house with healing properties or make an existing home more harmonious.

Over the course of four days, you will explore

  • Cosmology of space and implications for you and your home. Topics will include, time, space, rhythm, and form.
  • The impact of energy fields and energy grids on a home.
  • How to incorporate a spatial grid into the design of your house
  • The basics of creating floor plans for a healing house.
  • Design samples and strategies for enhancing your existing house.

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, Ph.D., a Certified Vaastu Shastra consultant, studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India, under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati. Dr. Ganapati was an internationally renowned architect from South India who applied Vaastu principles to his architectural designs. Mrs. Sokolova earned her M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Donation for the 4 nights all included:

tent space: 354 €, shared room: 407 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 407 €, double room: 447 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 447 €, single room: 527 €

sivananda France

August  16 – 20, 2015

Certificate course:

Yoga psychology and mental health

With Dr Uma Krishnamurti

Arrival: Sunday, August 16 around 3pm, Departure Friday, August 21 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.

Course language: English with translation into French

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?
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course

Donation for 5 nights all included:

tent space 375 €, shared room: 459 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds:  459 €, double room 575 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 575 €,  single room 688 €, single room with bathroom 767€

 

sivananda France

October 2 – 7, 2015

Certificate course

Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

With Swami Bhagavatananda

Arrival: Friday, October 2 around 3pm, Departure: Wednesday, October 7 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. Ayurveda is grounded in a holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurvedic nutrition offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine.

Course Topics:

  • 5 lectures on ayurvedic nutrition and health principles
  • How to eat according to your type of constitution:  Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • 4 hands-on cooking demonstrations: delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and healthy snacks  as well as ayurvedic desserts
  • Rasa: discovering the six essential flavours of nature
  • Ayurvedic herbs and spices: their use and properties
  • The recipes in the cooking workshops are lacto-vegetarian (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.

Swami Bhagavatananda is codirector of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. Since many years she teaches ayurvedic lifestyle and vegetarian nutrition in the Sivananda Yoga Centers in Europe

Donation for 5 nights all included: shared room: 320 €, double room: 390 €, single room: 490 €, single room with bathroom: 560 €

More certificate courses on the topics of Ayurveda/ Vegetarianism:

Ayurveda– the essential guide to healthy living

The yogic way of cooking!

sivananda France

October 25 – 30, 2015

Certificate course

Yoga and Stress management

Arrival: Sunday, October 25 around 3pm, Departure: Friday, October 30 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.

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

Donation for 5 nights all included: shared room: 320 €, double room: 390 €, single room: 490 €, single room with bathroom: 560 €

 

stress
sivananda France

March 29 – April 3, 2016

Certificate Course

The yogic way of cooking!

With Swami Bhagavatananda

Arrival Tuesday, March 29 around 3pm, Departure Sunday, April 3 around 2pm

“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 skillful 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 lacto-vegetarian (Recipe booklet included). Vegan and gluten- free alternatives of the recipes are available for people with special dietary needs.

Daily schedule:

12:30 – 3:000 pm:  cooking demonstration

4:30 – 5:30 pm:  lecture on nutrition

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

Swami Bhagavatananda is codirector of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. Since many years she teaches ayurvedic lifestyle and vegetarian nutrition in the Sivananda Yoga Centers in Europe

Donation for 5 nights all included:

shared room: 320 €, double room: 390 €, single room: 490 €, single room with bathroom: 560 €

Ayurveda
sivananda France
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