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Certificate Courses

Deepen your Knowledge and Practice

The certificate courses are suitable for all yoga practitioners and are ideal for yoga teachers and health professionals. These courses offer an opportunity for personal practice infused with concise topics, specific teachings, workshops and lectures. Through personal experience and learning, students form a foundation on which to build into their daily and professional lives.

  • Learn authentic yoga practices and how to incorporate these practices into daily life
  • Receive a certificate of participation including number of hours
  • Participate in the ashram’s daily schedule, including meditation, mantra chanting and asana and pranayama classes

Yoga And Stress Management

Tuesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Taught by:
Omkari Sylvie Guattari
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => shared room: 390€, double room: 445€, double room with bathroom: 535€, single room: 535€, single room with bathroom: 615€

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Yoga techniques and mental exercises (meditation) have become an integral part of Western culture and are finding increased acceptance in medicine, education, sports, management training, the arts and religious sciences. This certificate course offers in-depth personal practice with a view to integrating these experiences into your personal and professional life.

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Posture, Flexibility and Anatomy – How Yoga Works

Friday, May 5 – Monday, May 8, 2017
Taught by:
Padma Julia Descroizilles
Budget:
Rates for 3 nights all included: tent space: 201€, shared room: 234€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 234€, double room: 267€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 267€, double room with bathroom: 321€, single room: 321€, single room with bathroom: 369€

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Practicing yoga helps the body to maintain its complex balance, which boosts the capacity for self-healing. Asanas promote health by increasing the range of motion in the joints, keeping the body mobile. Asanas focus on strengthening and stretching the key muscles. This will help to gradually improve faulty alignment, particularly in the lower and upper back.

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Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Trauma

Tuesday, May 23 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 (long ascension weekend)
Taught by:
Kaivalya Carmel Johnson
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => tent space: 450€, shared room: 505€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 505€, double room: 560€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 560€, double room with bathroom: 650€, single room: 650€, single room with bathroom: 730€
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Yogis have known for thousands of years what cutting-edge clinical research is only now confirming: yoga practice can help to regulate your nervous system, integrate past traumas held in the body, and allow you to regain a peaceful sense of wholeness. Through yoga practice reduce the negative effects of anxiety and trauma which are a major public health concern and source of enormous suffering in the world.

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Mantras – Sacred Sounds of Power

(10% Discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together: “Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9; “The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14; “Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19)
Sunday, June 4 – Friday, June 9, 2017
Taught by:
Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => tent space: 335€, shared room: 390€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 390€, double room: 445€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 445€, double room with bathroom: 535€, single room: 535€, single room with bathroom: 615€

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A mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Every mantra contains within its vibration a specific power. The benefits of the mental repetition of a mantra and the chanting of mantras are immeasurable. Mantras open the heart, fill the mind with purity and generate harmony and love.

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The Light of Hatha Yoga – Connecting to the Source of Power Within

(10% Discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together: “Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9; “The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14; “Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19)
Friday, June 9 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Taught by:
The Swamis and teachers of the Ashram
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => tent space: 335€, shared room: 390€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 390€, double room: 445€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 445€, double room with bathroom: 535€, single room: 535€, single room with bathroom: 615€

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Hatha Yoga teaches that Prana (Life Force) is the invisible energy of the whole universe, including our bodies and minds. Its goal is to access this energy to bring about complete inner peace, rejuvenation and refinement of the body and mind. This course will enable you to understand and experience the depth of Hatha Yoga, and refresh your approach to your asana, pranayama and meditation practice.

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Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda

(10% Discount if you take any two or all three of these certificate courses together: “Mantras – sacred sounds of power” June 4 – 9; “The Light of Hatha Yoga” June 9 – 14; “Introduction to Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda” June 14 – 19)
Wednesday, June 14 – Monday, June 19, 2017
Taught by:
The Swamis and teachers of the Ashram
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => tent space: 335€, shared room: 390€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 390€, double room: 445€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 445€, double room with bathroom: 535€, single room: 535€, single room with bathroom: 615€

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Ayurvedic nutrition offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine. This course explores Ayurvedic theory, cooking and recipes through a mix of lectures and hands cooking workshops.

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Science and Expansion of Consciousness

(10 % discount if you take both certificate courses “Science and Expansion of Consciousness” and “Indian Mythology” together)
Saturday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Taught by:
Philippe Bobola
Budget:
Rates for 4 nights all included => tent space: 360€, shared room: 404€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 404€, double room: 448€

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Through in-depth presentations, interspersed meditations and practical exercises for the expansion of consciousness, experience on the level of the mind and the heart the intuitive concepts of Hinduism (the multiple manifestations of the Divine, the concept of a body made of light, chakras, mantras, etc.).

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Yoga Psychology – The Ancient Path of Raja Yoga to Inner Peace

Thursday, July 27 – Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Taught by:
Kamala Patricia Angel
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => tent space: 335€, shared room: 390€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 390€, double room: 445€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 445€

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Bring mental and inner balance to oneself with the aid of authentic classical Yoga texts and principles. This course will delve into the nature of the conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind and provide ways to access their full potential.

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The Yoga of Sleep

Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24, 2017
Taught by:
Dr. Rubin Naiman, Ph.D
Budget:
Rates for 3 nights all included => tent space: 270€, shared room: 303€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 303€, double room: 336€

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Deep, refreshing sleep and dreams are the cornerstone of well-being and health and an essential foundation for spiritual practice. Learn the science behind sleep and the yogic ways of improving its quality.

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The Yogic Way Of Cooking! Learn the Skillful Preparation of Balanced Vegetarian Meals

Tuesday, September 5 – Sunday, September 10, 2017
Taught by:
UNKNOWN TEACHER
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => tent space: 335€, shared room: 390€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 390€, double room: 445€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 445€, double room with bathroom: 535€, single room: 535€,
single room with bathroom: 615€

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Learn the skillful preparation of balanced vegetarian meals: vegetables, grains, pulses, salads, raw foods, snacks and yogic desserts. This course explores Yogic cooking theory and recipes through a mix of lectures and hands cooking workshops.

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The Meditation Experience

Tuesday, February 6 – Sunday, February 11, 2018
Taught by:
The Swamis and teachers of the Ashram
Budget:
Rates for 5 nights all included => shared room: 390€, double room: 445€, double room with bathroom: 535€, single room: 535€, single room with bathroom: 615€

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The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, arts, sports training and healing. It provides means for maximising physical, emotional and mental efficiency and well-being. This course will provide a thorough overview of the philosophy and practice of meditation as well as techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting.

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  • "Wish good to all beings. This will enrich your life and make you happy and peaceful."

    - Swami Sivananda