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Further training for Sivananda teachers

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May 13 – 16, 2016 (Pentecost)

Further training for Sivananda Teachers 
How to teach yoga to children

with Ananta

Arrival: Friday, May 13 around 3pm. Departure: Monday, May 16 around 2pm
Workshop topics
  • Simple postures, inventive and well suited to childrens daily life
  • Basic classes for children of different age-groups
  • How to help children breathe better, develop concentration and relax

With certificate of participation

Donation for 3 nights all included

tent space: 178 €, shared room: 216 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 216 €, double room: 255 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 255 €, single room: 302 €, single room with bathroom: 371 €



sivananda France

June 22 – 28, 2016

TTC Refresher

With Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda, Swami Kailasananda and many Swamis and teachers from the Sivananda Centres.

For graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Trainings Courses only

Arrival Wednesday, June 22 around 3pm,
Departure Tuesday, June 28 around 1pm

Come and join us for this inspiring time

Deepen your vision, expand your knowledge, fine-tune your skills, reconnect to the classical  teachings of Yoga and Vedanta, celebrate the positive, dynamic and peaceful message of 
Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda, meet yoga teachers from all over the world.

The schedule will include:

5 Dynamic asana classes (morning)

  • Deepening Stretching and Contracting
  • Headstand variations and scorpion
  • Twisting and lateral bending
  • 4 Firm and relaxed Holding of the Pose
  • 5  Pranayama – Pratyahara – Dharana

5 Refreshing “How to Teach” Workshops (afternoon)

  • Understanding Fascia in the Asanas
  • Deepening Mind-Body-Relaxation
  • Body perception and alignment in the Asanas
  • The Breath at the Center of Physical and Mental Strength
  • How to conduct an Asana Workshop

Vibrant Satsangs and lectures

  • Remembering the goal of Sadhana
  • Tips to improve your asana teaching
  • Guidance on keeping a yogic diet
  • Memories of Swami Vishnudevananda
  • The message of the True World Order
  • Taking a fresh look at the practice of japa

Temple ceremonies

During the course, the Ashram priest will conduct a powerful Ganapati Homa and a Lalita Sahasranama Puja (recitation of the 1000 names of the Divine Mother) generating a strong       spiritual energy.

3 inspiring lectures

with Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya             

  • Swami Sivananda, a universal sage
  • Sadhana to uplift one’s life values
  • The relevance of Vedanta in our times

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.


Peace concert and inspiring talks with live music

4 talks and one concert
with Honored Guest Sri Venugopal Goswami,
Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan, North India

  • The eternal message of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Dharma, the cosmic law of harmony
  • Renouncing the fruits of actions
  • Awake, arise!
  • Nada yoga Concert     

Sri Venugopal Goswami comes from a tradition dating back more than 500 years. His father initiated him into the teachings of the Bhakti scriptures in the Radha Raman Temple. Sri Venugopal Goswami spent many years studying under the world-famous Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj, a master interpreter of classical Hindustani music and the recipient of numerous international awards.


With certificate of participation
Language: English with simultaneous translation into French, Spanish and German

Donation for 6 nights all included:
tent space 120 €, shared room 220 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 220 €, double room 315 €

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sivananda France

August 5 – 10, 2016

Further training for Sivananda Teachers:
The Major Asana Cycles - Practice and correction workshops for yoga teachers

with Prema Arenas Bonansea

Arrival: Friday, August 5 around 3 pm.
Departure: Wednesday, August 10 around 2 pm

Swami Vishnudevananda taught more than 100 asanas:

  • Asana sequences: which variations belong to which basic pose?
  • Important muscle groups in the pose and counterpose
  • Holding the pose: deep concentration in the asana
  • Asanas and proprioception: listening to the body’s inner language
  • Developing one’s body, developing one’s personality

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda

With certificate of participation

Prema Arenas Bonansea is from Argentina and is an inspiring practitioner and teacher of yoga in Taiwan. She teaches with great precision and awareness of details. She also modelled for the illustrations in the Sivananda book, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion.

Donation for 5 nights all included
tent space 297 €, shared room 330 €, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 330 €, double room 402 €, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 402 €, single room 412 €, single room with bathroom 577 €

sivananda France

September 30 – October 2, 2016

Further training for Sivananda Teachers:
The Art of Correcting Asanas for Yoga teachers

With Ananta

Arrival: Friday, September 30 around 3pm.

Departure: Sunday, October 2 around 2pm


  • Corrections for the 12 basic postures
  • Corrections for the most important variations : scorpion, bridge, wheel and some forward bend variations
  • Corrections for different levels of students : beginners and advanced, flexible and non-flexible
  • How to improve your teaching techniques
  • How to balance the two aspects of a Yoga class : dynamic and meditative
  • How to transmit the benefits of the asanas
  • Active hands on correction workshops
  • Teaching the steps of Raja Yoga during a class : Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhayana and Japa
  • Recognising posture problems and limitations in a class

With certificate of participation

Ananta is a long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and an experienced Yoga teacher. He teaches anatomy and physiology in the teachers training courses and advanced teachers training courses

Donation for 2 nights all included
shared room: 144 €, double room: 170 €, single room: 200 €, single room with bathroom: 247 €

sivananda France

October 28 – November 1, 2016
Long All Saints weekend

Further training for Sivananda Teachers

How to teach Yoga to Seniors

With Patricia Jaya Bharati Guedj

Arrival Friday, October 28 around 3pm, Departure Tuesday, November 1 around 2pm

Asana class models specifically for seniors are practised and explained.

Workshop topics

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Asana variations for people with limited flexibility
  • Special care for the back
  • The triangle of life and the eternal youth of the soul

With certificate of participation

Jaya Bharati is an experienced yoga teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Paris and a yoga therapist with special focus on the needs of elderly people.

Donation for 4 nights all included
shared room 288 €, double room 340 €, single room 402 €, single room with bathroom 494 €

sivananda France