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.
Bring the year to a close in a relaxed atmosphere full of new inspiration.
Meditation practice, dynamic workshops and lectures with experienced instructors, winter walks, downhill and cross-country skiing, vegetarian delicacies and many special guests. Christmas Party with Yoga Acharyas, staff and yoga teachers from all over Europe. Mantra chanting and meditation, international Christmas carols and Christmas message, festive meal and surprises.
New Year’s Eve Celebration and Peace Concert with meditation, mantras and music.
The special programmes are covered by the general daily rate for yoga vacation and are open to all participants.
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with Swami Narayanananda
• Vital capacity and flow of prana
• Detailed training of the basic pranayamas
Swami Narayanananda is director of the Sivananda
Yoga Centre in Munich and a dynamic instructor.
• Boosting self healing
• Muscles and movement
• Improving posture
• The breath of life
• Yoga and relaxation
Swami Sivadasananda is a senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, whohas taught workshops and in yoga teachers’ training courses around the world for many years. He is known for his dynamic and precise teaching style.
Recommended reading: Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion
with Stephen Quong
• 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) is a well-known Vedic astrologer from California. He studied classical Vedic astrology with different masters in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and is a practising Yogi.
• Pranayama practice, Puja with a South Indian priest
• Asana coaching class with individual instruction
• “OM Namo Narayanaya” chanting for world peace · Likitha Japa (meditative writing of mantras)
• Sanskrit verse recitation
With Yoga Acharyas, Swamis, staff and yoga teachers from all over Europe.
Mantra chanting and meditation, international Christmas carols, Christmas message, festive meal and surprises.
Learn the fundamentals of Yoga with the classical Sivananda system.
with Rajyashree Ramesh
• Dynamic melodies and rhythms
• Workshop in dance steps and hand gestures
• Dance performance
Rajyashree is from Bangalore, South India. Rajyashree lives in Berlin,
where she is a dancer, choreographer and teacher
with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya
• Sensory receptors throughout the body
• Sensory and motor control
• Pratyahara – the inner sense experience
with Swami Ramapriyananda
• Physical, mental and spiritual benefits
• Philosophy and psychology of karma
Swami Ramapriyananda is director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House. She is a very experienced teacher who pays great attention to detail.
Recommended reading: Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda
with Swami Atmaramananda, Yoga Acharya
• The six planes of spinal movement
• Stretching, contracting and relaxing
• Conscious movement, mental focus and will power
Swami Atmaramananda is director of the Sivananda
Yoga Vedanta Centres in Madrid and Vilnius and a long-time student of Swami Vishnudevananda. He teaches in the yoga teachers’ training courses around the world with devotion and humour.
Beginning the New Year with meditation, mantras and music.
Mon 31.12. / 4pm– Thu 3.1. / 4pm
with Swami Narayanananda
• Mantra chanting – nectar for the nervous system
• Meditation and the four levels of sound
• Learn a variety of Kirtans from the new Sivananda Chant book
Swami Narayanananda is director of the Sivananda Centre in Munich, who teaches with inspiration, patience and humour.
a selection of inspirational verses from the Srimad Bhagavatam in poetic language.
Daily live music with uplifting ragas and dynamic rhythms (tabla, harmonium, bamboo flute).
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 Yagneshwara, a priest from South India.
Traditional temple ceremonies (Pujas) help clear the mental atmosphere through the use of colours, sounds, fragrances and Mudras (hand gestures). A strong meditative vibration is invoked.
Lectures with Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya
• The message of the Upanishads: unity in diversity·
• How Yoga can help the world
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
intensive practice and over 30 years of teaching experience
Recommended reading: Swami Vishnudevananda, Vishnudevananda Upadesa
with Swami Vidyananda
• Improving hip mobility
• Body strength in the balancing poses
• The six classical meditation poses
with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya
Inspiring thoughts for the New Year drawn from the teachings of Swami Sivananda
Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya, is director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France and the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France.
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