• Thur 30 April - Sat 2 May 2020

    Yoga, a path to mental health

    First of May European Online Retreat

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First of May European Online Retreat

Mental health is even more vital than physical health. Lack of cheerfulness contributes to physical ill-health. If one is always cheerful and entertains good and divine thoughts, he will not suffer from any disease. Health and strength can be yours with a little positive thinking, careful regulation of personal habits, observance of nature’s laws and daily meditation. The source of all health and healing is thy self. Feel thyself to be an ocean of perfect health, strength and vigour. Allow the mind to dwell on this continuously.
– Swami Sivananda


With the acharyas, swamis and teachers of the European Sivananda Centres
Guest speakers : S.K. Kamlesh (Ayurveda Acharya), Cordula Interthal (Chandrika), Ayurveda therapist, and Yagneshwara Dixit (Indian priest)


Participation is free of charge. Invite your family and friends.

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Daily schedule

30 April – 2 May 2020

Thursday 30 April

4 – 5:30 pmAsana Workshop, English + translations:
“De-stressing your back muscles”
with Swami Ramapriyananda
8 – 9:30 pmGroup meditation, chanting and lecture :
“Are you ready to look at your own Mind?”
short reading from 1 swami in Orleans, 1 in Reith, 1 in Rome, 1 in Madrid

Friday 1 May

5:40 – 6:20 amEarly morning pranayama: relax, recharge and focus with Narayani (Reith)
6:30 – 7:45 amGroup meditation, chanting and lecture
“Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate: How to develop mental Flexibility” , with Swami Rajeswarananda
8 – 9:45 amAsana classes
Intermediate English – Reith: Variations of cobra-locust-bow
Advanced French – Orleans: Variations for flexibility and strength
Gentle French – Geneva: Balancing posture, breathing and relaxation
Intermediate Spanish – Madrid: Forward bend variations
Intermediate German – Berlin: Deepening the shoulderstand cycle
More time for Pranayama English/Italian – Rome
12 – 1 pm“The Brain, Meditation and Mental Health”
With Chandrika (Cordula Interthal)
2 – 3 pmYantra Puja
Explanations on this uplifting traditional temple ceremony consisting of a geometrical diagram along with the mantra recitations and mudras (hand gestures). You will be able to participate in a traditional mantra recitation.
With Yagneshwara Dixit, directly from Bangalore, South India
4 – 5:45 pmAsana Workshop, English + translations
The mental benefits of Asanas
with Swami Sivadasananda
8 – 9:30 pmGroup meditation, chanting and lecture
“The Power of Attention”
with Swami Kailasananda

Saturday, 2 May

5:40 – 6:20 amEarly morning pranayama:
Alternate Breathing with Mantra Repetition
6:30 – 7:45 amGroup meditation, chanting and lecture
“Healthy habits for a positive day”
With Swami Ramapriyananda
8 – 9:45 amAsana classes
Advanced English – Geneva: Sun Salute: muscle impulse and respiratory impulse
Intermediate French – Orleans: Asanas for kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis
Intermediate German – Berlin: Relaxed and Firm Holding of the Poses
Gentle Spanish – Madrid: Slow stretching and relaxation
Standard Italian -Rome: Rotating and twisting
12 – 1 pmAyurveda Cooking Workshop with Shanti Kumar Kamlesh, Ayurveda Acharya
Easy recipes for a balanced meal: rice, dhal (lentils), pumkin, tomato chutney. Recipes will be available online 1-2 days before the workshop.
Shanti Kumar Kamlesh is a 7th generation Ayurvedic Vaidya (doctor) and has been teaching Ayurvedic nutrition in the Sivananda organization worldwide for over 20 years.
2 – 3 pmYantra Puja
Worship of a sacred geometrical diagram with mantras and mudras (hand gestures). After the explanations of the previous day you will be able to tune to the universal spirit of this ancient temple ceremony.
With Yagneshwara Dixit
4- 5:45 pmAsana Workshop, English + translations with Kailas
The Breath at the Center of Physical and Mental Strength
8 – 9:30 pmGroup meditation, chanting and lecture
“Intuition – the active awareness of the blissful Self within”
with Swami Sivadasananda