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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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June 2014
Programmes marked with * are also recommended for yoga teachers

Berge im Morgenlicht Meditation Asana: der Tänzer

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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Mon 2.6 / 4pm – Fri 6.6 / 4pm *
YOGA BODY CHECK

Often just little adjustments can lead to greater quality of life. Workshops focussing on the shoulders, back and hips show you how to systematically improve your flexibility in the yoga class. A test of the muscles and a posture analysis give the motivation you need to make a change. Yoga offers a broad range of methods for strengthening the nervous and cardiovascular systems: from deep relaxation to resistance training by holding the asana postures. The yogic breathing exercises help you to increase your vital energy. Yogic techniques for organ cleansing (Kriyas) make it easier to detox the body. Guidance in dietary questions.

Mon 2.6 / 4pm – Fri 6.6 / 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.

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Fri, 6.6 / 4pm – Mon, 9.6 / 4pm

Special Whitsun Programme

Days of Yoga Specials: Group silent walks in the magnificent Alpine landscape · Asanas: Personal guidance for experienced students and a gentle introduction for newcomers and 'rusty' students · Meditation: Calming the brain waves to achieve clarity of thinking and new creative power · Yoga lectures: Mental food for the challenges of everyday life · Vegetarian meals: Light, low-fat, nutritious, organic and cleansing

 


Fri, 6.6 – Mon, 9.6
Peace of Mind is Happiness

Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

Lecture series with Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

 

 

Inspirations from the Complete illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda. This widely
acknowledged work was written in 1960, published in many languages and brought great credibility to yoga in modern society.

 

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, 6.6 – Mon, 9.6
Body Awareness in the Asanas

Sita, Sivananda Yoga Zentrum Hamburg (affiliert)

With Benita (Sita) Grosser, Sivananda Yoga Centre Hamburg (affiliated)
Asanas set vital energy in motion and distribute it evenly throughout the body.

 


Benita (Sita) Grosser is co-director of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Hamburg. She brings her own diligent practice and over 20 years of teaching experience to her yoga classes and workshops. Sita is trained teacher in the Alexander technique (member of the ATVD) and integrates it in one-on-one and group yoga classes.

 


Mon, 2. 6 – Wed, 11.6
Ayurveda Special

S.K. Kamlesh, Ayurveda Acharya, Lucknow, Nordindien

Three lectures with S.K. Kamlesh, Ayurveda Acharya, Lucknow, North India

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S.K. Kamlesh, Ayurveda Acharya, studied at the Nagarjun Ayurvedic College in Lucknow and has been teaching hands on Ayurvedic cooking in the Sivananda Yoga Centres worldwide for over 17 years.

 

 

 


Fri, 6.6 – Mon, 9.6
South Indian Temple Meditations

South Indian Temple Meditations

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:

 

 

 


Fri, 6.6 – Mon, 9.6
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


Mon 9.6 / 4pm – Fri 13.6 / 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 9.6 / 4pm – Fri 13.6 / 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

Fri 13.6 / 4pm – Sun 15.6 / 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 faults. 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 13.6 / 4pm – Sun 15.6 / 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.

Mon 16.6 / 4pm - Thu 19.6 / 4pm
THE 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.
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Thu 19.6 / 4pm – Sun 22.6 / 4pm

June Retreat

Dive into a sea of alpine wild flowers – time for mental and physical cleansing on the outdoor platform

 


Thu 19.6 / 4pm - Sun 22.6 / 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 19.6 / 4pm - Sun 22.6 / 4pm
Yoga Vacation: Body Mind Balance

Dive into a sea of alpine wild flowers – time for mental and physical cleansing on the outdoor platform.
Health is the natural state of the body. Yoga, unique amongst all forms of physical culture, brings about the efficient balance of all body systems.
· Develop a new body awareness · Conscious breathing brings new energy · Eat nutritiously and responsibly · Develop a fit and beautiful body · Increase your power of concentration · Reduce stress and experience peace of mind


Fri 20.6 / 4pm – Sun 22.6 / 4pm *

FURTHER TRAINING FOR YOGA TEACHERS:
Yoga during Pregnancy

Ursula Mäder

With Ursula Mäder (Padmavati), Berlin

Special asanas for pregnant women.

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Mon 23.6 / 4pm – Fri 27.6 / 4pm *
EXPAND YOUR ASANAS: A PRACTICE WEEK FOR the INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Participants will gradually learn more advanced asana variations in detailed workshops with individual correction. Classical asana variations which focus on flexibility, strength and endurance will be demonstrated and performed. The highlight of the workshop is the meditative practice of holding each pose longer. Daily pranayama practice develops the vital capacity of the lungs and improves one's power of concentration. A lecture on the anatomical basics of the asana practice round off this special asana week.

Mon 23.6 / 4pm – Fri 27.6 / 4pm *
VEDANTA - A Clear Understanding of One’s Self

An introduction to Yoga Vedanta psychology. The non-dualistic thought of Vedanta explains universal philosophical aspects of life by means of logic and analogies:
• Change and reality
• Intellect and intuition
• The experience of the Self, the goal of all yoga paths
• "Who am I?"
Yoga and meditation are practical methods of self-inquiry and ultimately enable us to experience our true nature: Existence – Knowledge – Bliss.
With a list of recommended readings.

Fri 27.6 / 4pm – Sun 29.6 / 4pm
YOGA@HOME

The daily yoga practice at home lets you tap into new energy, which can change your outlook on life.
Workshops introduce the most effective exercises for the daily routine, based on various asana sequences with a duration of at least 15 minutes. In an introduction to the practice of concentration and meditation, you will learn the time-honoured techniques of gaining control over the mind – a kind of mental hygiene for daily life. All this, together will a list of recommended reading, will equip you for a successful Yoga@Home.

Fri 27.6 / 4pm – Sun 29.6 / 4pm
Experiencing meditation

Experiences in meditation are quite varied and are open to everyone:
Concentration develops naturally through performing the asanas. Also, a detailed understanding of the correct meditation postures can help in establishing a meditation practice. The mental practice includes meditating on light and other objects, the universal sound OM and uplifting qualities. Additional practices are introduced, for example achieving a state of relaxed concentration by writing a mantra.

Fri 27.6 / 4pm – Sun 29.6 / 4pm *
WORDS AS THE WINDOWs TO PEACE

Deborah Bellamy
With Deborah Bellamy, Vienna

Introductory workshop in nonviolent communication

This is a attitude towards life that promotes mutual appreciation and respect as well as honesty with oneself and others. On the basis of theory and practical exercises, you will learn:


• How to integrate nonviolent communication into daily life in four steps
• How to become a better listener
• How to say your own opinion without people becoming defensive or taking offence
• How you can bring more awareness to relationships

 

Deborah Bellamy is a trained coach in Nonviolent Communication in the tradition of Marshall Rosenberg.

Fri 27.6 / 4pm – Tue 1.7 / 4pm *
Teachings from the Katha Upanishad

Bramachari ShankarWith Brahmachari Shankar, Israel

The Upanishads are one of the most important scriptures on Vedanta. They contain the quintessence of religious experience and the metaphysical thinking of Indian culture.

 

The Katha Upanishad (originating ca. 500 B.C.) tells the story of Nachiketa, who quizzes Yama, the god of death, on the ultimate secrets of human existence, the immortality of the soul and the proper path to Self- and God-realisation.

 

The Katha Upanishad contains a timeless wisdom which can be a source of comfort and spiritual guidance especially in today's times. The philosophical clarity and spiritual depth of the work are just as impressive as the simple elegance of its language.

 

Fri 27.6 / 8 pm: Lecture during evening meditation

Sat–Mon, 28–30.6 / noon: Lecture: Teachings from the Katha Upanishad

Sat–Mon, 28–30.6 / 8 pm: Lecture during evening meditation

The rest of the day follows the yoga vacation daily schedule with yoga classes and meditation.

 

Brahmachari Shankar is a long-time staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, in Nassau, Bahamas. He spent three years in India with Swami Chaitanyananda, one of Swami Sivananda's closest disciples. Brahmachari Shankar has a profound knowledge of the scriptures and is versed in Sanskrit. He teaches the Bhagavad Gita in many Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Courses (TTC) and gives talks on yoga philosophy and yoga practice. Brahmachari Shankar is a gifted and devoted teacher and storyteller whose enthusiasm for his subject matter is infectious.

Sun 29.6 / 4pm – Thu 3.7 / 4pm *
Certificate Course: Nonviolent Communication Practice Days

Deborah Bellamy
With Deborah Bellamy, Vienna

TOPICS

 

Deborah Bellamy is a trained coach in Nonviolent Communication in the tradition of Marshall Rosenberg.


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Mon 30.6 / 4pm – Fri 4.7 / 4pm *
THE 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 30.6 / 4pm – Fri 4.7 / 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.

 


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