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Christmas and New Year Retreat

Friday, December 21, 2018  Tuesday, January 1, 2019

and New Year Retreat

21 December 2018 – 1 January 2019

Arrival: 3pm, Friday, 21 December 2018 Departure: 2pm, Tuesday, 1 January 2019


Swami Durgananda Yoga Acharya, Swami Kailasananda Yoga Acharya, and other Swamis and teachers from the Sivananda Centres. Guest of honour: Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India


Rates per night all included => shared room 66€, double room 78€, double room with bathroom 97€, single room 97€, single room with bathroom 113€.

Special rates for 7 and more nights

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During this end of year, we invite you to spend a few days at the ashram to recharge and start the new year with renewed inspiration.

  • Relaxing and rejuvenating yoga classes
  • Feel part of the International Sivananda spiritual family
  • Joyful chanting of mantras to uplift the mind
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Start the year on a positive note by chanting mantras for world peace
  • Guided nature walks
  • 30-minute Asana Workshops for in-depth practice
  • Take a deep breath – join the early morning guided Pranayama
  • Puja with an Indian priest for the inauguration of the newly constructed “Hanuman” building
  • Celebration of Christmas Eve with a festive meal, Christmas carols and a Christmas tree
  • Celebration of New Year’s Eve with a festive meal , Puja and peace meditation into the new year

The Source of Joy

With Guest of Honor Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

Saturday, 22 December – Friday, 28 December, 2018

With live music: harmonium, voice, bamboo flute, and tablas.

Discourse from classical yoga scriptures. The storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy uplift the heart and the mind.

Saturday 22 December: Reconnecting to simplicity
Sunday 23 December: The true meaning of life
Monday 24 December: Nada yoga concert
Tuesday 25 December: Celebrating life
Wednesday 26 December: Surrender and acceptance
Thursday 27 December: The nectar of divine love
Friday 28 December: Flowing like water

Sri Venugopal Goswami is a spiritual teacher in a tradition which has nurtured the flame of Bhakti Yoga since the 16th century. He received his musical training from the great Indian vocalist master Pandit Jasraj. The spoken word, the mantra recitations, the subtle tones of the Ragas and the uplifting Bhajans are a deep source of ancient yogic wisdom.

Inspiring Lectures
with Swami Durgananda

Wednesday, 26 December – Thursday, 27 December, 2018

Wednesday 26 December at noon:
How yoga can contribute to the evolution of humanity
Thursday 27 December at noon:
How to stay focused on the goal of life

Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya, will be with us for the Christmas and New Year Retreat and share her rich experience and wisdom.

Swami Durgananda is a senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intense practice and over 40 years of teaching experience. She is the author of the books, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  and The Inner Path.

Lectures with Swami Kailasananda:
Raja Yoga, Finding Strength

Friday, 28 December – Monday 31 December, 2018

A three-day study of the inspiring work of the great Vedantic Master, Shankaracharya.


  • How to develop willpower
  • The power of non-violence
  • Be positive, stay connected to life

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya and director of the Ashram de Yoga Sivananda. She is a long-time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers’ Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with much clarity, generosity and deep insight. She is author of the book, The Sivananda Book of Meditation.

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
26 Impasse du Bignon
45170 Neuville aux Bois, France
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