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Sadhana Intensive

• August 13 - 27, 2016 ( 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.



The course is taught in English with simultaneous translation into French, Spanish and German.

Simultaneous translation with individual headsets on a modern wireless translation system (rental fee 20 €). Please bring your own headphones (type MP3) to use with our translation system.


Tuition Fee

August 13 - 27, 2016:

tent* : 980 €

furnished bungalow tent double**: 1190 €

furnished bungalow tent single**: 1500 €

shared room (3-6 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 March 2016.

>> Click here for the online Sadhana Intensive application form

Return the form together with a deposit of 500 €. Balance is due four weeks before the beginning of the course.

Payment options
Visa or Master card
French cheque, payable to: Centre de Yoga Sivananda.
Please attach a note with your name, the term “Sadhana Intensive" and the course date.
Send the cheque to: Ashram de Yoga Sivananda, 26 impasse du Bignon, 45170 Neuville aux bois.
Bank transfer, payable to: Centre de Yoga Sivananda.
Please put your name and the term “Sadhana Intensive " and the course date in the subject line.
Bank details: Crédit Agricole, RIB: AGRIFRPP848, IBAN: FR7614806000247001872739501


Cancellation policy

1. Cancellation before the start of the course: A credit note will be issued for the course payments received. A 50 € administration fee will be deducted.
2. In case of early departure: A credit note for the full amount of the course will be issued minus the days present in the course and minus a 50 € administration fee. The course manual must be returned upon leaving the teaching location. Only then will the credit note be authorized.
3. The credit note will only be issued four weeks after the course completion date and will not be issued at the course location.
4. Credit notes are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual whose name appears on the credit note. Credit notes are valid for two years and can be used in any Sivananda Yoga Centre or Ashram in Europe, except Italy. Please note: Credit notes cannot be applied to boutique purchases or Ayurveda massages. In Reith (Austria), the credit note cannot be applied to room and board fees.The Teachers Training Course fee contains administration, lessons, meals and manual. Airport and/or train transfers are not included. Prices are calculated in Euros and any dollar fluctuations are of no impact. A valid health travel insurance must be shown upon arrival.


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.