Summer yoga festival
Sunday, August 6 Thursday, August 17
Summer yoga festival 2023
6 August – 17 August, 2023
Arrival: 3pm, Sunday 6 August Departure: 2pm, Thursday 17 August
Swami Durgananda, Swami Sivadasananda, Swami Kailasananda and many other Swamis and teachers of the Sivananda Centers
Guest of Honour Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Yoga Acharya, Vrindavan, North India
Rates for 11 nights all included => tent space 604€, shared room 713€, furnished bungalow tent 2 beds 713€, double room 851€, furnished bungalow tent 1 bed 851€, double room with bathroom 1059€, single room 1059€, single room with bathroom 1238€
Minimum number of nights : 3 nights
The Ashram was inaugurated in 2003 and is celebrating this year twenty years of sharing the teachings of Yoga with people from all over the world. It went through many phases of development. The latest phase has been the building of a wonderful kitchen and dining hall space. Come join us to celebrate this important milestone and share this very special time of high energy and joyful reunion with Sivananda teachers and students. The opportunity to expand your practice and understanding of yoga on all levels.
7 – 11 August
The temple is a place of high spiritual energy. Attending these special ceremonies will uplift the mind and open the heart. The ceremonies are conducted by Indian priests.
- 7 August at 9 am: Celebration of the Hanuman temple anniversary
- 8 August from 6 to 12pm: Temple anniversary Puja
- 11 August: Siva Homa (fire ceremony) – a powerful ritual of purification, done in the honour of Swami Durgananda’s birthday
80th birthday celebration of Swami Durgananda, European Yoga Acharya
Swami Durgananda is the most senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She has been serving and sharing the teachings of our Masters for 50 years. This celebration will honour her life work. She has been contributing untiringly to the mission of Swami Vishnudevananda, has founded and kept the European Sivananda centres as thriving places of light and spiritual learning. She has trained a whole generation of dedicated swamis and staff members.
The Bhagavata Saptaha will part of this celebration.
The Divine Dance of life
10 – 16 August
with Honoured Guest:
Sri Venugopal Goswami, Bhakti Acharya, Vrindavan, North India
A seven-day evening programme
Readings and discourse from the classical Yoga scripture Bhagavatam on the journey to the meaning of life. The storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy uplift the heart and the mind.
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.
The last evening will celebrate the Ras Lila, with a special offering of flower petals in honour of Lord Krishna.
Language: English with simultaneous translation into French
Dynamic asana classes with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya
- Dissolving stress through stretching
- Deepening the Pranayama experience
- From the extremities to the spine
- Relaxing your back
Swami Sivadasananda, senior student of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world since the last 40 years. He is a dynamic, precise and very knowledgeable instructor. He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion. He has been teaching the very popular online classes “the fire of Yoga” for the last 3 years.
Lectures with Swami Kailasananda
- 11 August at 12pm: Choosing the positive path
- 12 August at 12pm: Spiritual stories to expand the mind
Midday kirtan workshops, nature walks, asana workshops, meditation for world peace (6 Sunday August at 2pm), vegetarian cooking workshop, storytelling from the Indian scriptures.