Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
The Sivananda Ashram in Neuville aux bois is a congregation recognised by the French government
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres are a non profit organization established by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1957 and dedicated to the teaching of Yoga as a life style. The ultimate goal of yoga is inner and outer peace and the realization of unity in diversity. The ashram has been recognized officially by the French government has a congregation representing the tradition of Yoga Vedanta in France. It is the first Sivananda Ashram in Europe. It was founded in 2000.
This haven of peace welcome people from all over the world, in search of a healthy life style and a positive vision of life based on the spiritual teachings of Swami Sivananda.
Its natural setup is very conducive to the practice of meditation:
it it set in the midst of large forests, open space alive with a very rich variety of bird and wild animals. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificents.
The Ashram is located 100 km South of Paris, in Neuville aux Bois, a small town close to Orleans.
It offers yoga retreats all year round Accommodation is in personal tent or in a shared dormitory or a double room. There are a few single rooms. Vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared according to ayurvedic principles to energize body and mind.
The Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course to deepen their spiritual knowledge during four weeks of intense yoga practice and study of vedanta philosophy. Personal and individual instruction and yogic self-discipline are an integral part of the course.
Upon graduation you will receive a certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
6:00am: Meditation, Mantra chanting and lecture
9:00am: Anatomy and Physiology
11:00am: Karma Yoga
12:00 noon: Raja Yoga or Sanskrit
2:00pm: Main lecture on Vedanta
4:00pm: Asanas and Pranayama
7:30pm: Meditation, Mantra chanting, lecture
or silent nature walk
- Deepening the practice of the twelve basic asanas
- Training in classical advanced variations
- Detailed corrections
- Deepening your understanding of Hatha Yoga
- Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma
- Practice of advanced Pranayama
- How to use the Bandhas
- The philosophical schools of India
- Analogies to approach the Supreme Reality
- Study of Vedantic meditation techniques
- Explanation of Vedantic Mantras
- Detailed study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- The mind
- its mysteries and control
- In depth study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga
- The nine modes of Bhakti
- The five devotional attitudes
- Learn the Sanskrit alphabet
- Pronunciation and writing of mantras
and hymns Anatomy and Physiology
- Study of the cells, nervous system and
the endocrine glands
- Its relation to the practice of Asanas,
pranayama and meditation
What Do Bring\"The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga\" and \"Meditation and Mantras\" by Swami Vishnudevananda, the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Manual and your teachers’ uniform. These books are available at our centres and Ashrams. Also: yoga mat, meditation cushion (available in our boutique), towel, writing-pad and pens, blanket, flashlight, warm and comfortable clothes, slippers and comfortable shoes for walking.
Yoga-Acharya of the European Sivananda Yoga Centres teaches yoga and philosophy worldwide as part of the Yoga Teachers' Training Courses.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Yoga-Acharya in Europe is known for his dynamic, precise and joyful style of teaching asanas and pranayama.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe and teaches yoga and philosophy in the Sivananda Teachers Training Courses.See more photos and other events by this presenter