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29 Days Advanced Yoga Teacher Training France

  • 26 Impasse du Bignon, 45170 Neuville-aux-Bois, Loiret, France


Yoga Teacher Training in France

The Advanced Yoga Teachers Training course allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course to deepen their spiritual knowledge during four weeks of intense yoga practice and study of Vedanta philosophy. Personal and individual instruction and yogic self-discipline are an integral part of the course. Upon graduation you will receive a certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.


  • Main lecture on Vedanta
  • Karma and Raja yoga sessions
  • Asanas and pranayama practices
  • Daily meditation and mantra chanting sessions
  • Daily lectures of anatomy and physiology
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English, French, Spanish
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Guests stay in simple and comfortable rooms inside the main house facing a wide expanse of nature with a choice of single, double or shared rooms. There is also plenty of tent space for those wishing to be closer to nature.

Daily schedule

  • 04.30: Wake-up
  • 05.00: Pranayama
  • 06.00: Meditation, mantra chanting and lecture
  • 08.00: Asanas
  • 09.00: Anatomy and physiology
  • 10:00: Brunch
  • 11:00: Karma yoga
  • 12:00: Raja yoga or Sanskrit
  • 14.00: Main lecture on Vedanta
  • 16.00: Asanas and pranayama
  • 18.00: Dnner
  • 19.30: Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture, or silent nature walk



  • Deepening the practice of the twelve basic asanas
  • Training in classical advanced variations
  • Detailed corrections
  • Deepening your understanding of Hatha Yoga


  • Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma
  • Practice of advanced pranayama
  • How to use the bandhas


  • The philosophical schools of India
  • Analogies to approach the Supreme Reality
  • Study of Vedantic meditation techniques
  • Explanation of Vedantic mantras

Raja yoga

  • Detailed study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The mind
  • Its mysteries and control
  • In depth study of the eight steps of Raja yoga

Bhakti yoga

  • The nine modes of bhakti
  • The five devotional attitudes


  • Learn the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Pronunciation and writing of mantras and hymns anatomy and physiology
  • Study of the cells, nervous system and the endocrine glands
  • Its relation to the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda is Yoga Acharya (spiritual teacher) of the European Sivananda Centres. She teaches yoga and philosophy in teacher training courses throughout the world.

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe. He teaches asanas and pranayama with dynamism, precision and joy.

Swami Kailasananda

Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya in Europe and teaches yoga and philosophy in Sivananda Teacher Training courses.

This retreat will take place in Neuville-aux-Bois, Loiret, France.

Two vegetarian meals are served daily which are lovingly cooked according to Ayurvedic principles to energise body and mind.

  • Accommodation
  • Administration
  • Classes
  • Manual
  • Meals
  • %Airport and / or train transfers are not included in the price.

Driving directions Paris

From Paris take the motorway A10 direction Bordeaux to Artenay (exit 13).

Take the D5 direction Neuville-aux-bois; after Villerau at the roundabout take the second to the right direction Bougy-lez-Neuville (D 297).

After Bougy you will pass through a small wood, turn left into the impasse du Bignon, the entrance to the Ashram is after 100 meters.

If you are in Neuville-aux-Bois, take the D11 direction Checy; take the first right (D8) direction Rebrechien; take the first right direction Bougy-lez-Neuville; the ashram is just before Bougy at the right.

Arrival by airplane

From Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), take the RER B to St. Michel-Notre-Dame, then the connecting RER C to Austerlitz Station (5 minutes) or take a taxi from the airport to the train station (about 50 EUR). From there take a train to Les Aubrais.

From Orly Airport (ORY), take the free shuttle service to Pont de Rungis and then the train to Gare dAusterlitz. Besides that, from the airport take the metro Orlyval and get off at Antony (10 minutes), then the connecting RER B to Saint Michel- Notre-Dame (20 minutes). From there take the RER C until Gare dAusterlitz (5 minutes). From there take a train to Les Aubrais. From Les Aubrais take a taxi from the train station to the ashram (about 40 EUR) or take a bus (Cars Ulys) to Neuville-aux-Bois and get off at the stadium, the trip takes about 30 minutes.

Arrival by bus

Departure from Gare des Aubrais (Fleury-les-Aubrais) and arrival at Neuville-aux-Bois stadium. Price for a single ticket (as of February 2014): 2.40 EUR.

From the village Neuville-aux-Bois take a taxi to the Ashram which takes another 5 minutes. You need to reserve the taxi in advance.

You can also ask the bus driver to drop you at La Rive aux Bois, before Neuville-aux-bois, and walk from there (one kilometer), take direction Rbrchien (D8) and turn in the route du Bignon, the first road on the right, the ashram is at the end of this road on the right.

Arrival by shuttle

Reserve a shuttle taxi minimum 5 days in advance for a direct service to the Ashram. Price: 75 EUR per person for a single trip.

Arrival by train

If you arrive in Paris by train at either Gare de lEst or Gare du Nord take the metro Line 5 (direction Place dItalie) to Gare dAusterlitz, (takes about 20 minutes).

The train for Les Aubrais leaves Paris from Austerlitz Station and takes one hour (price 20.60 EUR for a single ticket, as of February 2014).

From Les Aubrais take a taxi from the train station to the ashram (about 40 EUR) or take a bus (Cars Ulys) to Neuville-aux-Bois and get off at the stadium, the trip takes about 30 minutes.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Ashram de Yoga Sivananda an inquiry.

Neuville-aux-Bois, France

Ashram de Yoga Sivananda offers the opportunity to relax with dynamic yoga classes, peaceful meditations, inspiring lectures, walks and vegetarian meals.

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from ZAR 36,428

29 days / 28 nights


Arrival: Friday June 30, 2017
Departure: Friday July 28, 2017

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