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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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Loire Valley, France

Year-round yoga holidays only an hour from Paris. Yoga teacher trainings, seminars etc.

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January 2014
Programmes marked with * are also recommended for yoga teachers.

Asana: Pfeil und Bogenverschneite Gipfelmeditativer Spaziergang

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

Tue 7.1 / 4pm - Fri 10.1 / 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.

Fri 10.1 / 4pm - Sun 12.1 / 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.

Mon 13.1 / 4pm - Fri 17.1 / 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: based on 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 13.1 / 4pm - Fri 17.1 / 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. Human suffering and how to overcome it; 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

Fri 17.1 / 4pm - Sun 19.1 / 4pm
Yoga@home

The daily yoga practice at home will give you fresh energy to make creative changes to your life. Workshops introduce the most effective exercises for the daily routine, based on various asana sequences with a duration of at least 15 minutes. An introduction to the practice of concentration and meditation will teach you the time-honoured techniques of gaining control over the mind – a kind of mental hygiene for daily life. All this, together with a list of recommended reading, will equip you for successful Yoga@Home.

Fri 17.1 / 4pm - Sun 19.1 / 4pm
YOGA and WINTER magic

Enjoy the snow outdoors and the relaxation indoors. Depending on the weather several approx 2-hour guided excursions with cross-country skis or show shoes. The trails begin just a few minutes walking distance from the retreat House. rental gear available in reith village (at extra cost). The relaxing asana practice, a sauna visit, healthy and energizing food and the peace of the morning and evening meditation lead to all-round well-being.

Mon 20.1 / 4pm - Fri 24.1 / 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 20.1 / 4pm - Fri 24.1 / 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 20.1 / 4pm - Fri 24.1 / 4pm
YOGA and WINTER magic

Enjoy the snow outdoors and the relaxation indoors. Depending on the weather several approx 2-hour guided excursions with cross-country skis or show shoes. The trails begin just a few minutes walking distance from the retreat House. rental gear available in reith village (at extra cost). The relaxing asana practice, a sauna visit, healthy and energizing food and the peace of the morning and evening meditation lead to all-round well-being.

Fri 24.1 / 4pm - Sun 26.1 / 4pm
FURTHER TRAINING FOR YOGA TEACHERS:
BACKWARD-BENDING ASANAS AND MEDITATION POSTURES

Systematic training of the back muscles. Developing the meditation posture.


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Fri 24.1 / 4pm - Sun 26.1 / 4pm
YOGA FITNESS

This programme focuses on strengthening body and mind for all-round health. Yoga asanas provide an optimal development of muscle strength and flexibility. This is excellent prevention against posture faults such as lordosis, kyphosis or scoliosis, and helps improve existing posture problems. In addition to learning the natural resting breath, you will learn pranayama breathing exercises that systematically increase your vital capacity. Relaxation exercises strengthen the nervous and immune systems. Enjoy the energising vegetarian food, specially adapted to the yoga practice.

Fri 24.1 / 4pm - Sun 26.1 / 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 on on the world of thoughts, creative life management, exercises for developing thought power, guided contemplation and visualisation.

Mon 27.1 / 4pm - Fri 31.1 / 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 27.1 / 4pm - Fri 31.1 / 4pm
MEDITATION – EXPERIENCING INNER PEACE

This yoga vacation programme broadens the meditation experience. The time spent meditating is gradually increased. Mantras – cosmic energies in sound structures – are explained and practised. Saguna (concrete) and Nirguna (abstract) meditation is introduced. The techniques of sublimating thoughts and replacing negative thoughts with positive ones are discussed.

Fri 31.1 / 4pm - Sun 2.2 / 4pm
SIVANANDA BEGINNERS' GUIDE TO YOGA
The proven basic guide from the Sivananda Yoga Centres

Theory:
• Basic principles of yoga for integral health.
• Overcoming stress.
• Step-by-step relaxation.

Practice:
• Abdominal breathing, deep breathing and pranayama.
• Better flexibility through the Sun Salutation.
• Basic postures with preliminary exercises and deep relaxation.
• Introduction to concentration and meditation.

Recommended reading: Sivananda Beginner's Guide to Yoga, Gaia Books

Fri 31.1 / 4pm - Sun 2.2 / 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 so you can enjoy a peaceful yoga vacation in the mountains.

Fri 31.1 / 4pm - Sun 2.2 / 4pm
YOGA and WINTER magic

Enjoy the snow outdoors and the relaxation indoors. Depending on the weather several approx 2-hour guided excursions with cross-country skis or show shoes. The trails begin just a few minutes walking distance from the retreat House. rental gear available in reith village (at extra cost). The relaxing asana practice, a sauna visit, healthy and energizing food and the peace of the morning and evening meditation lead to all-round well-being.

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