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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.

Christmas in France
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September 2014
Programmes marked with * are also recommended for yoga teachers.

Karma Yoga - der Weg des selbstlosen Handelns Meditation am See Ansicht des Seminarhauses

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 Autumn rates: Sun, 9.11 / 4pm – Fri, 12.12.2014 / 4pm

Mon 1.9 / 4pm – Fri 5.9 / 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 1.9 / 4pm – Fri 5.9 / 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.

Mon 1.9 / 4pm - Sun 7.9 / 4pm
Jyotisha – VEDIC ASTROLOGY
Lectures with Stephen Quong, California, USA

Stephen Quong

Jyotisha, the traditional Vedic astrology of India, provides deeper insights into our life's
purpose.

 

• The Vedic horoscope – insights for your health and personality
• Astrology, yoga and spirituality
• Karma and free will
• Inspiration from the horoscopes of great masters

Stephen Quong (Umananda)
a well-known astrologer from California. He studied classical Vedic astrology with different masters in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and is a practising Yogi.

Fri 5.9 / 4pm – Sun 7.9 / 4pm *
Further Training for Yoga Teachers: Teaching Yoga – The Next Step

Asana correctionCertificate for 26 training units

 

Hands-on workshops for yoga teaching:
The topics of this further training seminar are adapted to the yoga students' questions and interests. Besides theoretical background knowledge, the focus lies on practical everyday exercises for developing a yogic life style.

 

Inspiration and guidance for your regular practice of:


Intensive practice for yoga teachers:

 

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Fri 5.9 / 4pm – Sun 7.9 / 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 5.9 / 4pm – Sun 7.9 / 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 5.9 / 4pm – Sun 7.9 / 4pm
Healthy Chewing

Jürgen Schilling2 yoga vacation workshops with Jürgen Schilling

 

• The healing power of thorough chewing

• Weight control, relaxation and slowing down by eating with awareness


Jürgen Schilling is an actor by profession who has appeared in numerous theaters (Munich, Kassel, Zurich, Paderborn, Frankfurt, Cologne and Bonn). With the help of the jaw-jogging idea he developed himself he was able to overcome a chronic disorder.

 

 

 

 

 

Fri 5.9 / 4pm – Wed 10.9 / 4pm
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)

Mon 8.9 / 8pm
SWAMI SIVANANDA'S BIRTHDAY

Spiritual celebration in honor of Swami Sivananda.
With puja and meditation (flower donations welcome).

Mon 8.9 / 4pm – Fri 12.9 / 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 8.9 / 4pm – Fri 12.9 / 4pm
THE EVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY OF LIFE

Asanas and Pranayama help bring the bodily functions into balance. '
Step-by-step exercises in physical and mental relaxation ∙ Cultivating attention, concentration and willpower ∙ Improving memory and developing a positive character ∙ Tips on harnessing this dynamic potential in everyday life. '
Recommended reading: Concentration and Meditation by Swami Sivananda

Fri 8.9 / 4pm – Sun 12.8 / 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 12.9 / 4pm – Sun 14.9 / 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 12.9 / 4pm – Sun 14.9 / 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 12.9 / 4pm – Sun 14.9 / 4pm *
VEGETARIANISM IN THE LIGHT OF SCIENCE

Dr Annika Waldmann

Lectures & discussion with Dr Annika Waldmann, nutritionist, Lübeck, Germany

• Current research findings on vegetarian diets
• Reasons for a vegetarian diet
• What you need to know about minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals
• Practical tips on healthy cooking and food combinations
• The vegetarian food pyramid

 

Dr Annika Waldmann studied food science and German language and literature at Hanover University and worked as scientific assistant at the Institute for Food Science until 2004. Since then she has been working at the Lübeck University, at the Institute for Cancer Research in Schleswig-Holstein and at the Institute for Social Medicine and Epidemiology, of which she has been vice director since 2013.
Her responsibilities include the planning, implementation, organisational supervision and statistical analysis of epidemiological studies concerning vegan nutrition, life quality, and medical care for cancer patients. She especially enjoys teaching in the fields of social medicine, evidence-based medicine and epidemiology. Dr. Waldmann is the author of numerous publications on vegetarian nutrition, cancer research and research on life quality.

Mon 15.9 / 4pm – Fri 19.9 / 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 15.9 / 4pm – Fri 19.9 / 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.

Wed 17.9 / 4pm – Tue 23.9 / 10pm
Eastern Wisdom Melodies

Sri Venugopal Goswami

Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

Yogic pearls of wisdom accompanied by live music – sublime Ragas and dynamic rhythms with tabla, harmonium and bamboo flute.

 

Experience this unique form of spiritual discourse that communicates the eternal truths of the classical yoga scripture Bhagavatam. Over centuries, storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy have evolved into a spiritual art form whose many layers of meaning uplift heart and mind in equal measure.

 

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.

Fri 19.9 / 4pm – Sun 21.9 / 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 19.9 / 4pm – Sun 21.9 / 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 22.9 / 4pm – Fri 26.9 / 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 22.9 / 4pm – Fri 26.9 / 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.

Thu 25.9 / 6am – Fri 3.10 / 8am
NAVARATRI - FESTIVAL OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

Navaratri means "nine nights". Daily Pujas (temple ceremonies) are performed to honour creation in the forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. This creates an atmosphere which is ideal for introspection, meditation and spiritual transformation. The Navaratri festival ends on 3 October, a day called Vijaya Dashami (day of victory).

Fri 26.9 / 4pm – Sun 28.9 / 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 29.9 / 4pm – Fri 3.10 / 4pm
MANTRA RETREAT - HEALING SOUNDS

Mantra chanting harmonises the emotions and leads to mental and physical balance

• Group mantra chanting accompanied by harmonium
• Writing and mental repetition of Mantras
• Daily asanas and pranayama
• Yoga mythology

Mon 29.9 / 4pm – Fri 3.10 / 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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