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8 May and Ascension day retreat

Tuesday, May 7  Sunday, May 12

8 May and Ascension day Yoga Retreat

Celebration of Swami Kailasananda’s 60th birthday

7 May – 12 May, 2024

Arrival: 3pm, Tuesday 7 May
Departure: 2pm, Sunday 12 May


Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya, and the Swamis and teachers of the ashram


Raghunath Manet, Bharata Natyam dancer, India


Rates for five nights all included => tent space €320, camper van €345, shared room (three to six beds) €380, double room €450, double room with bathroom €560, single room €560, single room with bathroom €655

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Come and share this time of celebration, of powerful ceremonies to open the heart and calm the mind, of dynamic yoga classes, of uplifting lectures and of delicious vegetarian meals, at this time of year when nature is at its best. The ashram is bursting with the vitality of spring at this time, and contemplating the multitudes of flowers and trees in bloom fills the mind with energy and joy.

  • Indian temple ceremonies for mental purification and world peace
  • Homa (fire ceremony) for Swami Kailasananda’s 60th birthday
  • Lectures with Swami Kailasananda
  • Workshop and exceptional performance of bharata natyam with Raghunath Manet
  • Time for rest and contemplation in the ashram’s colourful nature

Temple ceremonies | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France

Celebrations of Swami Kailasananda’s 60th birthday

A Homa (fire ceremony) will be conducted.

Swami Kailasananda | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France

Lectures with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya

  • Santosha: the practice of contentment
  • Ishwarapranidhana: trusting the divine source

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya of the ashram and centres of France and England. Long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, she has been teaching in Teachers’ Training Courses and the Sadhana Intensive for many years. She teaches with clarity, enthusiasm and generosity. She is the author of “The Sivananda Book of Meditation”.

Bharata Natyam | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France

The magic of Indian dance and music

Practical workshop and exceptional Bharata Natyam performance

  • Friday 10 May, 8pm: Exceptional bharata natyam dance performance and veena concert
  • Saturday 11 May, 12 noon: Practical workshop in classical Indian music and dance
  • Traditional Indian art has always been about celebrating the beauty of creation and connecting us to higher levels of consciousness through music, chanting and dance.
    Raghunath shares his art with a boundless vitality and intense devotion that make his performances an unforgettable experience.

    With: Raghunath Manet

    Raghunath Manet, from Pondicherry in India, is a choreographer, bharata natyam dancer, musician, composer and veena player with an international career. He is also a film director, actor and writer. He composes and performs with Dr Balamuralikrishna. He is the spiritual son of Ram Gopal. He has received numerous awards, both in India and in France, for his enormous contribution to the dissemination of Indian art and culture.

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    Tuesday, May 7
    Sunday, May 12
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    Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
    26 Impasse du Bignon
    45170 Neuville aux Bois, France
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    Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
    + 33 (0) 2 38 91 88 82