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                                                Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)
                                                One of the greatest saints of modern times, this renowned sage is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga
                                                Vedanta Centres. Swami Sivananda summarised the essence of the yoga practice as follows: Serve, love, give,
                                                                                                                                                              Château du Yoga Sivananda
                                                purify, meditate, realize. Be good, do good.

                                                Swami Vishnu-devananda (1927-1993)
                                                                                                                                                                                         Loire Valley, France
                                               Known as a world-wide authority on Hatha and Raja Yoga Swami Vishnu-devananda is the founder of the
                                               International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He led a tireless life as a messenger for world peace. He is
      Swami Sivananda   Swami Vishnu-devananda the author of the best-selling books The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga and Meditation and Mantras

                                                                                                                                                              Programme 2004
   Participate in the development of the Ashram                                                                                                               July 3 - 30, 2004
   Building a new Ashram, for the future generation of spiritual                   Conditions of participation                                                Yoga Teachers' Training Course
   seekers, is a wonderful adventure. The Sivananda organisation is                - Minimum length of stay: 2 weeks.
   run completely with the help of volunteers offering selfless                      Length recommended: one month                                            July 31 - August 7, 2004
   service (karma yoga). Everyone is welcome to participate in this                - Participation in morning and evening
   great peace project. All skills are needed: construction,                         meditation (6:00am and 8:00pm)
                                                                                                                                                              Yoga and Spiritual Music Symposium:
   gardening, painting, cooking, decoration, sewing, data                          - One yoga class a day                                                     "Tune the Body, Expand the Mind"
   processing, maintenance etc.                                                    - Karma Yoga programme
   For more information call + (33) 2 38 91 88 82 or                               - Participation in the cost of your stay:
                                                                                                                                                              May - October, 2004
   email                                                      230 € for two weeks, 460 € for one month.                                Yoga Vacations Programme
                                                                                   - Accommodation will be in personal tent.
   Financial help is also needed. Our project is to build an
                                                                                   - You should have a medical insurance valid in France                      August 16 - 23, 2004
   extension to the main building which will include a large yoga
   hall, 22 rooms, a kitchen and dining hall. This will enable us to               For more information call + (33) 2 38 91 88 82.                            Family Week
   receive many more spiritual seekers. Please send your donations                                                                                            August 7 - 15, 2004
   to Chateau du Yoga Sivananda (cheques should be written to
                                                                                   Temporary staff
   “Centre de Yoga Sivananda”). We thank you wholeheartedly for                    This programme is suitable for those interested in committing              Sivananda Teachers' Sadhana Week
   supporting this great peace project.                                            to a spiritual life. Prior interview with Swami Kailasananda (the
                                                                                   Ashram director) is necessary. The minimum length of this
   Work-study programme                                                            programme is three months. You can post your application by
                                                                                   sending your name, address, telephone number, email, birth
   This programme is directed at those who would like to
                                                                                   date, the reason why you want to participate, your experience
   experience the yoga life style for a minimum of two weeks and
                                                                                   with yoga, your qualifications and the skills that could benefit
   participate in the development of the Ashram. You can post
                                                                                   the development of the Ashram.
   your application by sending your name, address, telephone
   number, email, birth date, the reason why you want to                           Conditions of participation
   participate, your previous experience with yoga, your                           - Minimum length: three months
   qualifications and the skills that could benefit the Ashram.                    - Participation in morning and evening meditation
                                                                                     (6:00am and 8:00pm)
                                                                                   - One yoga class a day
                                                                                   - Full karma yoga programme
                                                                                   - Participation in cost of your stay: 100 € per month
                                                                                   - Accommodation will be in personal tent
                                                                                   - You should have a medical insurance valid in France
                                                                                   For more information call + (33) 2 38 91 88 82.

                                                                                   “Health is wealth. Peace of mind
                                                                                   is happiness. Yoga shows the way.”
                                                                                   Swami Vishnu-devananda
                                                                                                                                                                         Château du Yoga Sivananda
                                                                                                                                                                         26 Impasse du Bignon, 45170 Neuville aux Bois
                                                                                                                                                                         Fax +33 (0) 2 38 91 18 09 Email
                             Château du Yoga Sivananda, 26 Impasse du Bignon, 45170 Neuville aux Bois                                                                    Tel +33 (0)2 38 91 88 82
Tel +33 (0)2 38 91 88 82 Fax +33 (0) 2 38 9118 09 Email                                                       Est 1957   Founder Swami Vishnu-devananda
    The Château du Yoga Sivananda                                                                           Orleans, Loire Valley
    Dear Friends of Yoga,
                    We invite you to come and practice yoga in the heart of
                    nature, in an area of wide open spaces, of forests with
                    100 year old trees, filled with the songs of countless
                    different species of birds, and where the sunrises and
                    sunsets are magnificent.
    The vision of Swami Vishnu-devananda, founder of the Sivananda
    Centres, was to bring the practice of yoga and meditation to people
    from different countries and cultures and to give them all the
    opportunity to experience unity, inner peace and harmony.
    Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

    Our vision                                         Blois, Meung-sur-Loire, Cheverny, Sully-sur-Loire,
    The Sivananda Yoga Chateau is the first            Talcy. Only 100 km South of Paris, it can easily
    Sivananda Ashram in Europe. It was founded         be reached by train or car from the capital.
    in 2000 and is a place of peace which
    welcomes people from all over the world in
    search of a healthier and more balanced life           Daily classes
    and of a positive vision based on the principles       Yoga classes for all levels.
    of Swami Sivananda’s teachings.                        90 minute open classes, covering the
                                                           twelve basic postures, breathing and
    The Chateau du Yoga Sivananda                          relaxation. Membership is required.
    The Château du Yoga Sivananda is located in            Monday        8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    Neuville aux bois, a small town close to               Tuesday       8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    Orleans, on the border of the famous Loire             Wednesday     8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    Valley. Orleans forest starts just opposite the        Thursday      8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    Ashram and is one of the largest forests in            Friday        8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    France, with a wealth of wild life. The famous         Saturday      8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    Renaissance castles along the Loire Valley are         Sunday        8:00 am / 4.00 pm
    easily accessed from the Ashram: Chambord,
                                                         Recommended donations :
                                                         Membership                           9 Euros
                                                         Individual class                     9 Euros
                                                         10 Pre-paid classes                  76 Euros
                                                         Meal (please book in advance)        8 Euros
                                                         Trial class: Saturday 4.00pm         Free
                                                         For more information, call:
                                                         +33 (0)2 38 91 88 82

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    The Teachers’ Training Course                                                                                    July 3-30

                                                                                                                                         Lectures on all aspects of yoga          Learning how to teach the postures                  Daily Meditation

                                                         CURRICULUM                                                      The Four Paths of Yoga
                                                         The extensive curriculum is based on the five                   • Karma yoga, bhakti yoga (includes attendance                       Tuition Fee
                                                         points of yoga of Swami Vishnu-devananda:                       at devotional rituals including puja, arati, homa,                   2150 € in tent
                                                         1 proper exercise (Asanas),                                     yantra, introduction to the Indian deities and their                 2400 € in dormitory
                                                         2 proper breathing (Pranayama),                                 cosmic meaning), raja yoga, jnana yoga                               2900 € in double room
                                                                                                                                                                                              3200 € in private room
                                                         3 proper relaxation (Savasan),
                                                         4 proper diet (Vegetarian),                                     Teachers
                                                         5 positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta & Dhyana).          Yoga Acharyas, senior disciples of Swami Vishnu-                  What to Bring
                                                                                                                         devananda who gave them special training in                       Books: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami
                                                         Yoga Asanas                                                     teaching this course.                                             Vishnu-devananda, The New Book of Yoga/The Sivananda
                                                         • The sun salutation and the twelve basic yoga                                                                                    Companion to Yoga and The Bhagavad Gita with comment-
                                                         postures • Advanced variations • Effects on the                 Qualification for Admission                                       ary by Swami Sivananda. These are available at our centres.
                                                         physical and astral body • Proper posture align-                The intensity of the training programme requires a                Other equipment: Yoga mat, meditation cushion,
                                                         ment, deep relaxation/release of blocked energy                 high degree of discipline and commitment but                      toiletries, blanket, towels, paper and pen, torch, warm and
                                                                                                                         mastery of yoga practices is not necessary. Yoga is               comfortable clothing, slippers and comfortable shoes for
                                                         Pranayama                                                                                                                         walking. Please note that the kriya material is not included
                                                         • The basic practices: kaphalabhati, anuloma                    about inner growth. Prior practice of asanas and
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the course fee. You can bring your own or buy it from our
                                                         viloma (alternate nostril breathing) • Advanced                 meditation is preferable.
                                                                                                                                                                                           boutique during the course.
    In 1967 Swami Vishnu-devananda, founder of the       pranayama exercises                                                                                                               At the initiation ceremony you will be given the Sivananda
                                                                                                                           Daily schedule                                                  manual for Yoga Teachers, two pairs of yoga trousers and
    International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres,        Kriyas                                                            5:30am   Wake-up                                                two t-shirts. Our boutique will be open daily for books,
    taught the first Yoga Teachers’ Training Course in   • The six classical exercises for purifying the body              6am      Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture or silent walk
    the West. Today, this internationally-renowned                                                                                                                                         cassettes, yoga clothing, mats, cushions and other items.
                                                                                                                           8am      Asanas and pranayama
    course is now taught by his senior disciples. Its    How to Teach                                                      10am     Brunch
    graduates number over 1,000 worldwide every year.    • How to teach the twelve basic postures and the                  11am     Karma yoga
                                                         sun salutation • Setting up a proper environment                  Noon     Bhagavad Gita or chanting class                        Helpful Reminders
    The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres     for class • The basic class • How to teach                        2pm      Main lecture                                           Attendance at all programmes is mandatory. In order to
    is the largest yoga organisation in the world and    beginners and intermediate students                               4pm      Asanas and pranayama                                   maintain the proper atmosphere, no meat, fish, alcohol,
    has long experience in teaching this course.                                                                           6pm      Dinner                                                 tobacco, coffee, black tea, eggs, drugs and revealing
                                                         Anatomy and Physiology                                            8pm      Meditation, mantra chanting,                           clothing are allowed. Their use may lead to dismissal from
    The four-week intensive course covers practical,     • The effects of asanas on the major body systems                          lecture                                                the course. The meals offered are lacto-vegetarian. We cannot
    theoretical and philosophical aspects of yoga.       Yogic Diet and Nutrition                                          10pm Lights out                                                 cater to special dietetic needs during the course. The teachings
    The approach to teaching is personal, focusing on    • Ethical, health and spiritual reasons for vegetarianism         Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the       of the course are based on the gurukula tradition, the
                                                                                                                           programme may occur from time to time.                          classical way of transmitting spiritual knowledge in the yoga
    the individual student.                              • Influence of diet on the mind • Proper diet
                                                                                                                                                                                           tradition. Its basis is a relationship of trust and mutual
                                                         • Nutrition according to ayurvedic guidelines
    Upon graduation, students receive the Certificate                                                                    TTC INFORMATION                                                   respect between the student and teacher, and aims at the
    of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta          Meditation                                                                                                                        complete development of the former: physical, mental and
    Centres, entitled Yoga Siromani.                     • Twelve-step guideline to meditation                           Registration                                                      spiritual. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with
                                                         • The benefits of meditation                                    Please telephone or email for an application form and return it   our teachings by attending classes and satsangs (group
                                                                                                                         together with a deposit of 500 € to the Château du Yoga           meditation) at one of the Sivananda Centres, and attend
                                                         • Mantras. Mantra initiation if requested.
                                                                                                                         Sivananda, 26 impasse du Bignon, 45170 Neuville aux bois.         one of the preparation weekends organised regularly
                                                         Kirtan (chanting)                                               Balance is due four weeks before the beginning of the course.     at the Ashram.
                                                         • Positive effects of chanting on the emotions                  Payment by cheque to: Centre Sivananda de Yoga Vedanta Centre,
                                                                                                                         or payment by credit card by calling + 33 2 38 91 88 82.
                                                         • Correct pronunciation and mental attitude
                                                                                                                         Please note that there will be no refund in case of cancell-
                                                         • Learning of classical Sanskrit chants                         ation. A credit note valid at all Sivananda Yoga Centres and
                                                         Bhagavad Gita                                                   Ashrams (except for boutique items) will be given.
                                                                                                                                                                                           For an application form online, go to
                                                         • Study and commentary of the classical scripture               Arrival day: July 2nd . Departure day: July 31st.       
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    Yoga Vacations at The Sivananda Yoga Château
    Why take a Yoga Vacation
    Give a deeper meaning to your holidays and                   The purpose of Yoga is to give your life
    return recharged and rejuvenated. The Ashram is              a boost, to put your spiritual progress
    open all year round. The accommodation is                    in first gear.
    simple and the food is vegetarian, healthy and               – Swami Vishnu-devananda
    balanced. Your stay in the Ashram requires
    commitment to the yogic life style and a sincere
    interest in all aspects of yoga. The classes and
    lectures are in French and English.
    Additional activities: tennis, ping pong, cycling,
    nature walks, visits to the Loire Valley chateaux,
    swimming pool (in Neuville, 3 km).

     Daily Schedule
     6:00am Meditation, chanting and lectures                                                                                                                                                                                         The Château
     8:00am Yoga class
     10:00am Lunch
     11:00am Karma yoga
     2:00pm Workshop
     4:00pm Yoga class
     8:00pm Meditation, chanting and lecture

     Beginners of yoga are welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bonfire meditation in the open air

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In harmony with nature

     At the ashram you will meet people from around the world   Recharge with Asanas and Pranayama   The Ashram is a haven   of tranquillity   Daily meditation to calm the mind   A Yoga Vacation is ideal for families     Perfect your ping-pong skills!
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    CALENDAR 2004
    APRIL                                                New – Highly recommended!
                                                         25 - 28 April
    April 2 - 30 Advanced                                Eastern Melodies and Words of
    Teachers’ Training Course                            Wisdom: The Sutras of Narada
    This four week course is offered to graduates                      With Bhagavad Acharya Sri
    of the T.T.C. Theory and practice of: advanced                     Venugopal Goswami, a Nada         Inspiring Indian Classical Dance with Rajashree Ramesh   Enjoy helping around the Ashram on a Karma Yoga weekend
    asanas and pranayama, vedanta philosophy,                          Yoga master from Vrindavan,
    Sanskrit, yoga sutras of Patanjali.                                North India. Accompaniment by
                                                                       4 Indian classical musicians.     28 - 31 May Energy and Relax-                            25 - 27 June Yoga and Hiking
    April 2 8pm: Indian Classical                        4 days of music, spiritual chanting and words   ation Through Breath Control                             - Wonderful walks in the woods
    Dance with Jyoti Rao                                 of wisdom from this fascinating ancient         A 3 day weekend to recharge and rejuvenate               - Outdoor yoga and meditation practice
                                                         scripture on universal love.                    - Dynamic yoga classes                                   - Bicycling, tennis, and other outdoors activities
                                                         Also: Yoga classes and workshops, meditation,   - Learn how prana works                                  Also: Yoga classes, workshops and meditation.
    9 - 12 April Easter Weekend:                         nature walks.                                   - Theory and practice of pranayama
    Awaken Your Vital Energy
    Through Asanas
                                                                                                         - Control of breath, control of mind                     JULY
                                                         MAY                                             Study book: the New book of Yoga
    - Energy release through the dynamics of asanas
      and pranayama
                                                                                                                                                                  July 2 Special Gurupurnima
                                                         30 April - 2 May Learn Yoga                     JUNE                                                     Puja with an Indian priest
    - Strength and perseverance in the asanas
    - Increasing mental concentration in the asanas      in a Weekend
    - Developing steadiness of mind through              Learn how to:                                   4 - 6 June Karma Yoga weekend                            July 3 - 30 Teachers’
      increased holding of the asanas                    - Relax deeply                                  Contribute to the Ashram development and                 Training Course
                                                         - Breath harmoniously                           experience the joy of group selfless service.
    16 - 25 April Easter holiday:                        - Eat healthy                                   Donation for the weekend: 40 €                           July 3 Inauguration Ceremony
                                                         - Develop habits for a positive life            Also: yoga classes and meditation.                       Classical Indian Dance performance
    Yoga, Energy, Relaxation                             Study book: the New Book of Yoga
    - Increasing the flow of energy in the body                                                                                                                   with Rajashree Ramesh
      through yoga                                                                                       11 - 23 June Develop Concen-
    - Developing a healthy lifestyle
                                                         7 - 9 May Vegetarian Cooking                    tration and Positive Thinking                            July 7 - 11 Radiant Health
    - How to calm down the mind and relax the            for the Modern World                            - Mind, the creative power                               Through Ayurvedic Cooking
      nervous system                                     - The science of the six tastes                 - Learning the art of attention                          With Dr Kamlesh
    - Recharging body and mind through the               - Practical workshops on vegetarian cooking     - Expanding the mind
                                                         - The importance of diet for health and         Also: Yoga classes and workshops, meditation,            The medical system of Ayurveda is considered
      5 elements
                                                           world ecology                                 nature walks.                                            to be the oldest in the world. It regards diet
    - A vitality diet
                                                         Also: yoga classes and workshops, meditation,   Study book: The Sivananda book of Meditation             and nutrition of primary importance in the
                                                         nature walks.                                                                                            promotion of health.
                                                                                                                                                                  With practical cooking workshops.
                                                         Study book: The Yoga Cookbook                   18 - 20 June Asana, Flexibility,
                                                                                                         Health                                                                Guest speaker: Dr Kamlesh is a
                                                         19 - 23 May Experience Yoga                     - Releasing tension in the asanas
                                                                                                                                                                               seventh generation Ayurvedic
                                                         in Nature                                                                                                             practitioner from Lucknow, North
                                                                                                         - Learn how to stretch your muscles efficiently
                                                         - Yoga classes in the open air on our large                                                                           India and is a dynamic speaker
                                                                                                         - Increase the flow of energy through deep and
                                                           asana platform!                                                                                                     and teacher.
                                                                                                           slow breathing
                                                         - Meditation in the woods                       - Finding balance in body and mind
                                                         - Nature walks at sunrise                       Study book: The new book of Yoga
                                                         - Wonderful vegetarian meals
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                                                                Yoga & Music Festival                                                              July 31 - August 7
                                                                                                                                                   Tune the Body, Expand the Mind

                New                                                                                                         August 1 - August 6                                  July 31 - August 7
                July 13 - 15 Craniosacral                                                                                   The Complete Right Brain                             Mantras, Yantras, Pujas: Bridges
                Therapy                                                                                                     Visualisation Training Programme                     to the Unkown
                With Dr Behman
                                                                                                                            - Creative visualisation to free the energies                      - Powerful rituals from Ancient
                Dr Behman is an energy medicine specialist
                                                                                                                              of the subconscious                                                India used to reconnect with
                from Montreal. He has a Masters degree in
                                                                                                                            - Healing through the new science of the                             universal forces
                medical physics. He will be giving lectures
                                                                                                                              consciousness                                                    - An explanation of yantras
                and workshops on holistic craniosacral tech-
                                                                                                                            - How to develop positive relationships              (sacred drawings), mudras (sacred gestures) and
                niques for wellbeing and emotional release.
                                                                                                                                          Guest speaker: Professor               mantras (sacred sounds).
                Also: Yoga classes and workshops, meditation,
                                                                                                                                          Stephen Hlophe from the                With a tantric priest from Kerala, South India
                nature walks.
                                                                                                                                          University of Concordia in
                                                                July 31 - August 7                                                        Montreal, founder of the Institute
                                                                                                                                          for Right Brain Visualisation.
                                                                Bhagavata Saptaha, a Seven Day
                                                                Journey into the Meaning of Life                            July 31 - August 7                                   Also during the symposium: yoga classes
                                                                - Readings of sacred Indian writings                                                                             and workshops, meditation, nature walks.
                                                                  (Bhagavata Purana)
                                                                                                                            Mantra Chanting, Tabla and
                                                                - Nada Yoga: sound as a support for meditation              Harmonium Workshops
                                                                Guest of honour: Bhagavat Acharya Sri Venugopal                       “ Music creates harmony in mind
                                                                Goswami, from the Temple of Radha Raman,                              and heart. By singing mantras, one
                                                                Vrindavan, in Northern India                                          forgets onself and the world.”
                July 13 - 18 Meditation Retreat                 Accompanied by: flute, sitar, harmonium and tabla.                    – Swami Sivananda
                - Guidance in the practice of meditation                                                                              With Sulek Ruparell, a gifted
                - Concentration, meditation, samadhi                                                                        musician and teacher from London.
                                                                July 31 - August 7
                - Overcoming obstacles in meditation
                - Meditation in nature                          The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali                                July 31 - August 7
                Also: yoga classes and nature walks.            In in-depth study of this fascinating scripture
                                                                on Yoga psychology
                                                                                                                            Asana Intensive: The Experience
                Study book: The Sivananda book of meditation
                                                                             Guest speaker: Swami                           of Hatha Yoga
                                                                                                                            “ Posture is mastered by releasing tension and
                July 19 - 25 Yoga and Hiking                                 Durgananda, Yoga Acharya of the
                                                                                                                            meditation on the infinite.” Yoga Sutra II, 47
                - Wonderful walks in the woods                               European Sivananda Centres.
                                                                             Swami Durgananda guides many                   – Patanjali
                - Outdoor yoga and meditation practice                                                                      With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya.
                - Bicycling, tennis, and other outdoor                       people on the spiritual path and
                                                                teaches on the Sivananda Teachers’ Training                              Swami Sivadasananda teaches
                  activities                                                                                                             asanas and pranayama on the
                                                                Courses around the world. “Prana is a bridge
                                                                between the body and the mind.”                                          Teachers’ Training Courses worldwide.
                July 30 Peace Concert at the                    Study book: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,                                His teaching is dynamic, precise
                Occasion of the Graduation                      commentary by Swami Durgananda                                           and full of joy.
                Ceremony of the Teachers’
                Training Course
                “Celebrating the Joy of the Soul”               Special Prices for the Symposium
                With Sri Venugopal Goswami, Radha Raman         Per night: Tent 48 €, Dormitory: 56 €, Double room: 65 €, Single room : 71 €
                Temple, North India and four Indian             8 nights: Tent 345 €, Dormitory: 400 €, Double room: 470 €, Single room: 510 €
                classical musicians.
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                                                                       With Susmita Chaitanya. Susmita has taught                  September 17 - 19 Radiant
                                                                       yoga to children in the Sivananda Ashrams in                Health with a Vegetarian Diet
                                                                       Canada and India.
                                                                                                                                   - The science of the six tastes
                                                                                                                                   - Practical workshops of vegetarian cooking
                                                                       August 27 - 29 Yoga and Hiking                              - Effects of diet on the emotions
                                                                       - Walking in the forest of Orleans                          Study book: The Yoga Cookbook
                                                                       - Open-air yoga class
                                                                       - Meditation around the fire                                September 24 - 26 The Yoga                         October 15 - 17 Sanskrit, the
                                                                                                                                   Health check                                       Language of the Gods
                                                                                                                                   - Detoxify your body                               - Introduction to the Sanskrit language
                AUGUST                                                 SEPTEMBER                                                   - Rediscover sound sleep and good digestion        - The study and reading of the Bhagavad Gita
                                                                                                                                   - Confront stress                                  - The transformational powers of Sanskrit mantras
                New                                                    September 3 - 5 The Power
                August 7 - 15 Sivananda                                of Positive Thinking
                Teachers’ Sadhana Week                                 - Rediscover a positive attitude and mental                 OCTOBER                                            October 22 - 24 Breaking the
                A week long programme offered for the graduates          strength through postures and breathing                                                                      Stress Cycle
                of the Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course.            - Karma, thought and destiny                                October 1 - 3 Pranayama,                           - Practice of postures for complete relaxation
                - Give your personal practice of asanas a boost:       - Free yourself from bad habits                             the Science of Breath                              - Manage stress in your daily life
                  longer holding of asanas and plenty of variations.   - Meditation to channel mental energy                       - Full yogic breath, key to mental relaxation      - Learn detachment
                - Practice advanced pranayama in an Ashram             Study book: Thought Power of Swami Sivananda                - Theory and practice of the alternate breathing
                  environment                                                                                                        to purify the energy channels                    October 29 - 31 Sivananda
                - Study of classical scriptures                        September 10 - 12 Yoga                                      - How prana works                                  Teachers’ Weekend
                - Workshops in: teaching techniques, benefits          and Physiology                                              - Kapalabhati, a tonic for the nervous system      - Rediscover the inspiration and energy of your
                  of yoga and yoga for the back                        - The anatomical benefits of the postures                                                                        Teachers’ Training through group practice
                - Meet with many graduates from the course
                                                                                                                                   October 8 - 10 Karma: You                          - Further your teaching techniques: postures,
                                                                       - Increase your energy level with asanas
                  and share your experience with them                  - Postural alignment
                                                                                                                                   are the Master of your Destiny                       breathing and how to teach meditation
                - Refresh your meditation practice and enjoy                                                                       - Karma: the laws of action and reaction           With Swami Kailasananda
                                                                       Study book: the New Book of Yoga
                  longer meditations.                                                                                              - Why reincarnation?
                Study books: Atma Bodha of Sankaracharya,              Below: Special programmes for children during Family Week   - How your thoughts affect your future
                Sadhana by Swami Sivananda, Meditation
                and Mantras by Swami Vishnu-devananda.

                August 8 Celebration of the
                First Anniversary of the Temple
                With pujas performed by an Indian priest,
                mantra chanting, and Indian feast
                August 16 - 23 Family Week
                - Yoga classes for children
                - Tennis, ping-pong and outside games
                - Spiritual stories and chants
                - Walks in the forest
                Come with your children aged 7-12 years.

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     Useful Information for Yoga Vacations Programmes

                                           Prices                                                  How to Get to Neuville aux Bois
                                           The fees include instruction, accommodation             By plane
                                           and meals                                               -From the Charles de Gaulle airport, take the RER
                                                                                                   B direction Paris and get off at Saint-Michel-
                                            Accommodation per night 7 nights 14 nights 28 nights   Notre-Dame (40 minutes). At Saint-Michel-Notre-
                                            Private room   61 €      385 €    735 €    1365 €      Dame take RER C direction Saint Martin
                                                                                                   d’Etampes to Gare d’Austerlitz (5 minutes).
                                            Double room    55 €      345 €    655 €    1230 €
                                                                                                   -From the Orly airport, take the metro Orly Val to
                                            Dormitory      46 €      290 €    550 €    1030 €      Anthony (10 minutes). At Anthony take RER B
                                            Tent           38 €      240 €    455 €    850 €       direction Paris and get off at Saint-Michel-Notre-
                                                                                                   Dame (20 minutes). At Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame
                                            See special prices for symposium week
                                            July 31 - August 7 on page 11.                         take the RER C direction Saint Martin d’Etampes
                                                                                                   to Gare d’Austerlitz (5 minutes).
                                           To register, or for more information,                   By train
                                           call +33 (0) 2 38 91 88 82 or by email                  From Gare d’Austerlitz, take the train to les
                                           to or online at                   Aubrais. From there, take a bus (Car Dunois) to
                                                                Neuville aux bois. See bus schedule on our web
                                                                                                   site at or call the
                                           Payment by cash, credit card or cheque (in euros),      Ashram. The trip lasts 30 minutes.
                                           payable to: Centre de Yoga Sivananda.
                                           There are no reimbursements in the case of              By car
                                           cancellation. A credit note will be issued and valid    From Paris, take the highway A10 (direction
                                           for another visit, but is not valid in the Sivananda    Bordeaux), exit at Artenay. From there, follow
                                           Yoga Centre boutiques.                                  signs for Neuville aux Bois. After approximately
                                                                                                   15 minutes you arrive at a roundabout. On the
                                           What to bring                                           roundabout you turn to the right, direction Bougy
                                           A yoga mat, meditation cushion (both of which           lez Neuville. Keep following the road which turns
                                           are available in our shop), a blanket, a towel,         to the left in front of the church in Bougy lez
                                           a torch, comfortable and appropriate clothing for       Neuville. Keep driving for about 1 km, then turn
                                           a stay in a spiritual centre, socks and comfortable     left into a narrow road (Impasse du Bignon). The
                                           walking shoes.                                          Ashram is at the end of this road on the right.

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