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Summer Festival 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018  Sunday, August 12, 2018

Summer Festival

2 August – 12 August, 2018

Arrival: 3pm, Thursday, 2 August
Departure: 2pm, Sunday, 12 August


Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda and Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharyas and Ashram teachers


Honoured guest, Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India


Rates for 10 nights all included => tent space: 490€, shared room: 590€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 590€, double room: 700€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 700€, double room with bathroom: 870€, single room: 870€, single room with bathroom: 1020€.

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Come together and celebrate the power of yoga to transform the world into a more peaceful place, in an atmosphere infused with creativity, spiritual music and chanting, and inspirational talks.

Creativity and sports: Join a friendly game | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda

“Express your creativity”

  • Friday, 3 August at noon
    Workshop on the spiritual meaning of yogic mythology
    followed by a quiz about Indian Gods and Goddesses – win a little travel altar!
  • Friday, 3 August at 2pm
    Creativity and sports
    Join a friendly game of volley ball
  • Saturday, 4 August at noon
    Workshop on yogic diet followed by a cooking demonstration “yogic snacks”
    – learn how to prepare a delicious sweet and a spicy savoury snack as well as a refreshing drink!
  • Saturday, 4 August at 8pm
    Story night – a creative evening of stories on the spiritual quest
    – join in spontaneously
  • Sunday, 5 August at noon
    Lecture on “awakening the creative potential within”
  • Sunday, 5 August at 2pm
    Sari workshop tutorial
    – learn how to wear a sari (for women) for a colourful and joyful indian evening!

Yoga And Eastern Wisdom Melodies

Bhagavata Saptaha

With honoured guest, Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India

This is a six-day evening programme.
August 6th to 11th. Participation on a day-by-day basis is possible.
With live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute and tabla.
The Bhagavata Saptaha consists of readings and discourses from the classical yoga scripture Bhagavatam on the journey to the meaning of life. The storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy uplifts the heart and the mind.

  • Processing the Definition of Life
  • Making Life Meaningful
  • Real and appearance
  • Philosophy of Love
  • Surrender of Ego
  • Elements within
  • Concert: Music for Harmony

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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.

Lecture With Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya

  • Thursday, 9 August at noon
    Where is true Freedom

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

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.

Five Dynamic Asana Classes with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

  • How muscles interact: agonist-antagonist-synergist
  • Increase your vital capacity through Asanas
  • Yamas & Asanas: Yoga in harmony with the world
  • Relaxation: balance for the autonomic nervous system
  • How Asanas improve the experience of sound, melody and rhythm

Language: English with simultaneous translation into French

Swami Sivadasananda, senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor.
He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

Ceremonies in the Temple

Powerful ceremonies to uplift the mind and open the heart

  • Tuesday, 7 August
    Celebration of the Hanuman temple anniversary
  • Wednesday, 8 August
    Temple anniversary puja
  • Saturday, 11 August
    Celebration of the 75th Birthday of Swami Durgananda
    • Maha Mrityunjaya Homa
    • Festive meal
    • Theatre play

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018


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