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Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1

Taught by Saraswati2:00 PM Monday, June 19 –
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Total cost includes price of classes, accommodations, and food (see below)

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Description

This week is ideal for beginners or for those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you a full yoga experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy. The 5 points of Yoga will be introduced. You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals. You will leave rested and refreshed with the basic knowledge of how to continue to practice at home.

Curriculum

  - Step by step guide to the basic 12 postures, explanation of benefits of the postures
  - Introduction to the tradition of lineage of the yoga masters
  - What is the purpose and what are the methods of classical yoga?
  - Basic Yoga philosophy, including themes of happiness, health, life and freedom
  - The difference between yoga asana practice and other physical exercises
  - Yogic techniques of breathing, basic pranayama
  - Vegetarian diet
  - Relaxation and stress management
  - Positive thinking
  - Basic techniques of meditation
  - The Yogic daily routine

Read more about the 5 points of Yoga for health and well-being

Daily Schedule

6-8am...........................Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am........................Yoga Class
10am...........................Brunch
11am...........................Karma Yoga
1-3pm..........................Yoga Workshop
4-6pm..........................Open Yoga Class
6pm..............................Dinner
8-10pm.......................Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Arrival and Departure

Check-in time 2:00PM and Check-out time 12:00AM

What to Bring

Textbook: "Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

Other:  slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.  All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Cost (all-inclusive)

Single..................................$450 USD

Shared (2 people).............$300 USD

Shared (4 people).............$245 USD

Tent.......................................$210 USD

The cost includes price of classes, accommodations, and food.

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Saraswati

Saraswati graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course 2010 in Vietnam. She is also a graduate of the, "Yoga Psychology",  "Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness" course and "Ayuvedic massage therapist". She has been a volunteer staff at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta center in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam since 2010. After a few months service at the Sivananda Yoga centers in New Plymouth, New Zealand and Grass Valley, California she returned to Vietnam and assumes responsibility of directing the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Dalat City. She enjoys teaching beginner courses, yoga for kids along with ayurveda and healing.

www.sivanandayogavietnam.org/topic/aboutthedalatcenter