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In the Yoga Shop in our Retreat House we gladly advise you in the selection of the appropriate yoga accessories: the most suitable cushion, yoga mats, meditation shawls, outfits and books according to your interests.

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Yoga vacation and relaxation in the Austrian Alps – the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Tyrol.

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Sivananda Yoga Orleans

Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
Loire Valley, France

Year-round yoga holidays only an hour from Paris. Yoga teacher trainings, seminars etc.
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August 2014
Programmes marked with * are also recommended for yoga teachers

Yoga-PlattformSchwarzseePranayama

All topics are part of the daily schedule:

6:00 am
Morning meditation, mantra chanting and spiritual reading.
8:00 am Yoga class with energising yoga poses and breathing exercises.
10:00 am Vegetarian brunch.
Afterwards, there is time for a sauna, a massage, a walk along one of the hiking trails or sit back and read a book on the sunny terrace.
2:00 pm Workshop or lecture.
4:00 pm Yoga class. Feel your body becoming more flexible, your breath calmer and your mind clearer.
6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner.
7:30 pm Silent evening meditation and mantra chanting followed by an interesting lecture. You may like to to drink some herbal tea and retire early to bed.

During the week and at weekends we offer two sets of topics. You can participate in both at no extra charge.

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Special rates from Sunday, March 9 / 4pm to Friday, March 28 / 4pm

Nischala Joy Devi

Fri 1.8 / 4pm – Sun 10.8 / 4pm *
Certificate Course: YOGA OF THE HEART


Nischala Joy Deviwith Nischala Joy Devi, USA


A comprehensive 9-day intensive course on teaching yoga to cardiac and cancer patients. Recommended for yoga teachers and health professionals with a yoga practice background.

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Fri 1.8 / 4pm - Sun 3.8 / 4pm
THOUGHT POWER AND POSITIVE THINKING

"You sow a thought and reap an action. You sow an action and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap your destiny." Swami Sivananda

Besides the daily practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation for relaxation of body and mind, we will focus in lectures and workshops on the world of thoughts, creative life management, exercises for developing thought power, guided contemplation and visualisation.

Fri 1.8 / 4pm - Sun 3.8 / 4pm
YOGA TEACHERS’ TRAINING PREP COURSE

Asana and pranayama practice with individual correction · Introduction to meditation and mantra chanting · Overview of the TTC subjects · Information about the certificate of completion and number of training units · How to get there, daily schedule and rates · Q&A; individual recommendations
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Mon 4.8 / 4pm – Fri 8.8 / 4pm
Yoga Lifestyle

Asanas, breathing and relaxation are developed step–by–step in yoga classes and workshops.

The yoga exercise plan for busy people shows how to bring harmony and rhythm to our daily lives. The lecture topics will be 'Developing willpower' and 'Inner strength through meditation'. The cooking workshop teaches how to prepare quick and easy meals and snacks.


Mon 4.8 / 4pm – Fri 8.8 / 4pm
YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGIC

A yoga and hiking vacation in the majestic Kitzbühel Mountains offers both active recreation and a pleasant escape from our hectic lives

Several approx. 2-hour hikes with like-minded people are complemented by daily yoga classes and meditation sessions.
>> See an introductory videoclip

 

YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGICBichlach: Rolling hills of meadow and forest around the Vogelsberger and Gieringer ponds.
Venedigerblick, a fabulous hiking route: Zefirau, Schleier waterfall, Ebner chapel, goat farm.
Astbergweg: High-elevation hike with breath-taking views of the Wilder Kaiser and the Kitzbühel mountains.
Other possible excursions: ike in the Hohe Tauern and visit to the Mittersill National Park, trips to Gaudeamus Hut on Wilder Kaiser or to the Krimml waterfalls. You can join this active yoga vacation at any time. Please bring hiking shoes and raingear.

Thu, 7.8 / 4pm – Mon, 11.8 / 4pm
South Indian Temple Dance

Rajyashree Ramesh aus Bangalore, SüdindienWith Rajyashree Ramesh, Bangalore, South India

 


Rajyashree lives in Berlin, where she has taught for many years.

Fri 8.8 / 4pm – Sun 10.8 / 4pm
Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

The proven basic guide from the Sivananda Yoga Centres
THEORY:
PRACTICE:

 

Recommended reading: Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Fri 8.8 / 4pm – Sun 10.8 / 4pm
YOGA RELAXATION

Take the time to experience moments of deep relaxation for body, mind and spirit

Gentle yoga classes for all levels create the basis for health and strengthen the nervous system. The causes and effects of stress are discussed in a workshop. Using various meditation exercises, relaxation is slowly transformed into inner balance. Enjoy a peaceful yoga vacation in the mountains.

Mon 11.8 / 4pm – Fri 15.8 / 4pm
YOGA VITALITY WEEK

This yoga vacation week focuses on personal guidance and individual correction in the yoga postures.
Nature walks in the magnificent Tyrolean mountains and a gradual increase in the breathing exercises help strengthen the immune system. Yoga breathing exercises expand the capacity of the lungs, and they also stimulate the flow of the subtle life energy (Prana). The programme includes an introduction to the meditation techniques for mental relaxation as well as a cooking workshop on how to prepare easy-to-digest meals. Daily silent walk.

Mon 11.8 / 4pm – Fri 15.8 / 4pm *
INNER FOCUS – INNER PEACE
Study of yoga psychology based on the Raja Yoga Sutras

Explanation of how the mind works and practical techniques for controlling the thoughts. The functioning of thought waves ∙ The effects of natural energies on the mind ∙ The principles of ethical living ∙ Thought patterns and their transformation ∙ Practical methods for cultivating positive thoughts ∙ Gaining mastery over the mind through meditation.

Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Durgananda

Tue 12.8 / 8pm
Yoga and Psychology

Evening lecture with Dr. Uma Krishnamurthi, psychiatrist, Bangalore, India

 

Understanding the human mind from the holistic perspective of the East.

Language: English with simultaneous translation into German and other languages.

 


Tue 12.8 / 4pm – Sun 17.8 / 4pm *
CERTIFICATE COURSE – YOGA & PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Uma Krishnamurthi with Dr Uma Krishnamurthi, psychiatrist, Bangalore, India

5-day practical seminar for yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.
Inspiring observations on the human mind from the analytical viewpoint of the West and the holistic perspective of the east.

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YOGA SUMMER DAYS:
Inner Peace for Outer Peace

Fri 15.8 / 4pm – Sun 17.8 / 4pm

 

"Look within that Silence and you'll enjoy that peace, the music of your soul, that echoing Silence, your Self – I am." – Swami Vishnudevananda


Fri 15.8 – Sun 17.8
Two Lectures with Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

 

 

Swami Durgananda is a senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intense practice and over 35 years of teaching experience.

 

 

 

 


Fri 15.8 – Sun 17.8
Meditative Asana and Pranayama Practice

with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

 


Swami Sivadasananda,
senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor.

 

 


Fri 15.8 – Sun 17.8
Diet and Health

Sigrid SiebertWith Sigrid Siebert, nutritionist from Frankfurt

 

 

Sigrid Siebert is a nutritionist and dietician from Frankfurt. She has been teaching at the Akademie Gesundes Leben in Oberursel, Germany, since 1995.

 

 


Mon 11.8 – Mon 18.8
South Indian Temple Meditations

Yantra

With a South Indian priest

 

With their colours, sounds, aromas and gestures, traditional temple ceremonies (Pujas) help clear
the mental atmosphere, creating a strong meditative vibration.

In addition, several half-hour evening workshops will be held on
• Yantras (meditative images)
• Classical scripture recitations (Mantras)
• Symbolic hand gestures (Mudras)


Sun 17.8 / 8pm
Krishna Jayanthi

Spiritual celebration for universal love and peace. With Puja and meditation (donations welcome).

Ayurveda mit S. und A. Kulkarni

Mon 18.8 / 4pm – Thu 21.8 / 4pm
Ayurveda for the West

With Sanjay und Anjani Kulkarni (MD), Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune, India

 

Simple and helpful tips to improve your health which can quickly become part of your daily routine.

 


Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni have spent the last 20 years teaching Ayurveda around the world. They use their profound expertise to give practical advice on how to prevent disease and develop radiant health.


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Thu 21.8 / 4pm – Mon 25.8 / 4pm
certificate course: Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

With Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni (MD), Ayurveda experts, Pune, India


In this week-long course you will learn how to cook dishes for two and for larger groups of family and friends. A course for the figure-conscious, the vegetarian connoisseurs, the hobby chefs as well as you, the host. There will be one lecture and one cooking workshop daily. Cooking together and sharing meals is an important and wonderful part of community living. Mostly organic, regionally sourced ingredients will be used.


Grains
This most important dietary staple will be prepared in a variety of ways. Eating whole grains on a regular basis is good for your blood sugar level and prevents obesity.


Beans, lentils & co
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. When prepared carefully in a low-calorie manner, they add variety to our diet.


Spices
Spices can be combined in so many different ways to create new taste sensations and make any meal delicious. The spices in the Ayurvedic kitchen apothecary can relieve and even help prevent many illnesses.


Fast, healthy food

Affordable, fast and simple recipes. Prepared lovingly and cooked in no time.

 

Do it yourself
Healthy sweets, yogurt and fresh, aromatic flat breads.


Healthy diet for your body type
A core teaching of Ayurveda is the principle of different body types. Understanding your body type is very helpful when making food and lifestyle choices. The instructors will determine each participant’s body type and give individual tips.


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


The rest of the day follows the yoga vacation schedule: You will have time to participate in one of the asana classes and in the morning and evening meditation.

 

Language: English with simultaneous translation into German

 

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Mon 18.8 / 4pm – Fri 22.8 / 4pm
ASANAS – STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

Classical asana variations with individual guidance

Advanced variations aimed at making the body more supple and allowing progress in the basic postures. In the workshops you will learn anatomical details of the asana practice, helping you to get more out of the yoga classes. Special yoga asanas for the back enhance flexibility and strengthen problem areas. Step by step, you'll learn the art of deep relaxation by making the most of the short relaxation between the asanas and through the precise use of the autosuggestion technique. The daily practice of meditation and mantra chanting will turn your stay into a holistic yoga experience.


Mon 18.8 / 4pm – Fri 22.8 / 4pm
YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGIC

A yoga and hiking vacation in the majestic Kitzbühel Mountains offers both active recreation and a pleasant escape from our hectic lives

Several approx. 2-hour hikes with like-minded people are complemented by daily yoga classes and meditation sessions.
>> See an introductory videoclip

 

YOGA AND MOUNTAIN MAGICBichlach: Rolling hills of meadow and forest around the Vogelsberger and Gieringer ponds.
Venedigerblick, a fabulous hiking route: Zefirau, Schleier waterfall, Ebner chapel, goat farm.
Astbergweg: High-elevation hike with breath-taking views of the Wilder Kaiser and the Kitzbühel mountains.
Other possible excursions: ike in the Hohe Tauern and visit to the Mittersill National Park, trips to Gaudeamus Hut on Wilder Kaiser or to the Krimml waterfalls. You can join this active yoga vacation at any time. Please bring hiking shoes and raingear.

Fri 22.8 / 4pm – Sun 24.8 / 4pm
YOGA RELAXATION

Take the time to experience moments of deep relaxation for body, mind and spirit

Gentle yoga classes for all levels create the basis for health and strengthen the nervous system. The causes and effects of stress are discussed in a workshop. Using various meditation exercises, relaxation is slowly transformed into inner balance. Enjoy a peaceful yoga vacation in the mountains.

Fri 22.8 / 4pm – Sun 24.8 / 4pm
Yoga and Mountain Biking

Biking in the Kitzbühel Alps
Several approx 2-hour easy bike tours. Two meditation sessions and two asana classes daily. Vegetarian meals and relaxation. arrival at any time. Local bike rental possible (at extra cost).

Fri 22.8 / 4pm – Fri 29.8 / 4pm
Certificate Course: Yoga & Stress Management

Yoga & Stress ManagementCertificate for 78 training units

 

· Modern stress research
· The fight or flight mechanism
· The burnout syndrome from the yogic perspective
· The three Gunas (qualities of nature)
· Yoga psychology for mental relaxation
· Asanas and the three levels of deep relaxation

 

Textbook: Sivananda Beginners’ Guide to Yoga, Sivananda Yoga Centres

 

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Mon 25.8 / 4pm – Thu 28.8 / 4pm
Certificate Course: Vastu Shastra – How to design healing spaces

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, certified Vastu Shastra consultant

A 3-day course with Olga Mandodari Sokolova

Certificate for 36 training units
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. After completing this course students will be able to properly evaluate their homes through the lens of Vastu Shastra and make improvements as necessary.

 

Language: English with simultaneous translation into German

 

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, a certified Vastu Shastra consultant with a MS degree in civil engineering, studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India, under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a well-known traditional Master architect of Southern India who relies on Vastu principles in his projects.

 

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Mon 25.8 / 4pm – Fri 29.8 / 4pm
The Yoga Workshop Series

Daily workshops look at the main aspects of the yoga class in depth: Muscle relaxation in the relaxation pose (Savasana) through autosuggestion · Enhanced flexibility of the spine and limbs through specific stretching in the asanas · Strengthening of back and abdominal muscles for improved posture · Specific asana cycles to make the pelvis and the hips more flexible and strengthen the shoulder girdle · Increased vital capacity through deep breathing: starting with abdominal breathing and full yogic breathing, you will be introduced step by step to the classical pranayama techniques, which lead to improved energy for both body and mind.

Mon 25.8 / 4pm – Fri 29.8 / 4pm
In Peace lies strength

Facing up to tension – this is stress management based on asanas (yoga postures).
The conscious flow of breathing relieves mental tension and promotes serenity of mind. A lecture gives tips on detoxing the body by means of a vegetarian diet. Mantra meditation – the sound experience of yoga – awakens the power of one's own life energy. Talks and recommended reading on yoga psychology show how you can change your life through positive thoughts.

Mon 29.8. / 8pm
GANESHA CHATURTHI

Lord Ganesha represents new beginnings and embodies wisdom, happiness and intelligence.

Fri 29.8 / 4pm – Sun 31.8 / 4pm
YOGA Vacation LIGHT

Two gentle yoga classes daily for all levels...
... as well as group meditation in the mornings and evenings, are the basis for this relaxing week at the Retreat House. Between 11 am and 4 pm you have more time for relaxation and leisure pursuits.

Sat 30.8 – Sat 28.9.2013
International Teachers' training course


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