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Dalat, Vietnam Yoga Resort and Training Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We extend a warm welcome to all yoga students and seekers to the Dalat Resort and training center, a place where relaxation meets with classical Yoga training with excellence!  
- Swami Sitaramananda

About the New Training Center

Sivananda Yoga at K’lan Resort and Training Center is a year-round yoga retreat and training center for yoga students, practioners, spiritual seekers, and those looking for a healthier way of life with more meaning.  We offer:

  • Daily yoga classes bringing a state of well-being for the body, mind, and spirit.  
  • Time in nature, in a secluded envioronment offering a chance to get back to a natural state of health and well-being.  
  • Opportunity to discover your inner beauty through the daily practice.  
  • Courses for all levels of practitioners, from beginners to advanced.  
  • Yoga teachers from around the world will come during the year to offer in depth Yoga study.  
  • Come any time of the year and partake in the daily ashram program.

Location

Dalat, Vietnam Yoga Resort and Training Center is located at, K'lan a hillside resort by Tuyen Lam Lake, 20 min from Dalat city, surrounded by beautiful hills.  Dalat, “the city of eternal spring”, one hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City airport, is a famous tourist destination with fresh air and a mild climate.  The yoga and meditation classes will be held in a large, beautiful 2-story Yoga hall. The rooms are Western standard, with bathroom. The beautiful landscape, with pine forest, has many walking trails.

Schedule

  • 5:30 am.............Wake-up
  • 6:00 am.............Satsang
  • 8:00 am.............Yoga Class
  • 10:00 am..........Vegetarian Brunch
  • 11:00 am..........Karma Yoga
  • 1:00 pm............Workshop
  • 4:00 pm............Yoga Class
  • 6:00 pm............Dinner
  • 8:00 pm............Satsang
  • 10:30 pm..........Lights Out

Guests and students are expected to follow the schedule as much as to their capacity.

Classes and Courses

Browse our Yearly Calendar or Choose a category from our offerings of Vacations, Courses, Programs, and Certifications:

Teacher Training Course

The benefits of Sivananda yoga are fully experienced through immersion in the yogic lifestyle and a combination of repeated, guided group practice and inspirational theoretical lessons. This is offered in a positive and uplifting environment.In 1969 Swami Vishnudevananda taught the first Yoga Teachers Training Course in the West.  Over 38,000 teachers worldwide have graduated.  The 4-week course gives you the proficiency to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others and is a profound personal experience.  The benefits are increased strength and flexibiility, greater awareness, improved concentration, enhanced self-esteem and a new-found sense of self-discipline.  
Read more and sign-up for Teacher Training Course

Yoga Vacations year-round (minimum 3 -14 days)

Immerse yourself in the traditional ashram environment.  Experience complete serenity in a naturally beautiful and peaceful setting, free from the noise and stimulation of the outside world.  Recharge yourself by surrendering to the ancient yogic lifestyle.  Yoga vacations are available year-round.  
Read more and sign-up for Yoga Vacation

Yoga Retreat Weekends

A Yoga retreat is a disciplined adventure for the body-mind-spirit, after which you will go back to your life's challenges refreshed and recharged from deep within.  These dates are specific weekends that will be for yoga vacationers to come and be immersed in the yogic teachings.
Read more and sign-up for a Vacation Weekend

Beginner Yoga Courses

The beginners course is ideal for those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy and, will cover the 5 points of Yoga for healthy living. 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.  
Read more and sign-up for Yoga courses level 1, 2, 3

Stress Relief and Relaxation

Stress has been determined to be the #1 cause of all illness and disease. During these turbulent times many people's stress level is at an all time high. At the same time many of us realize that simply trying to "medicate" the stress away is not only ineffective long term but has serious side affects. There is an alternative. 
Read more and sign-up for Stress relief and Relaxation

Positive Thinking and Meditation

Why meditate?  Participants will study the mechanics of the mind and how to calm the mind and turn inward for Self-awareness. Learn to withdraw the senses and to take distance from the busy material world of objects which create desires, discontentment and restlessness, and find the inner peace that can always be available to you.
Read more and sign-up for Meditation and positive thinking course 

Ayurveda Courses and Juice Fasting

Juicing cleanses and restores balance to the body. We juice with fresh, organic vegetables and fruits in the beautiful open-air grounds of the Ashram, an ideal natural environment that safely supports detoxification. 
Read more and sign-up for Ayurveda and Juice fasting

Children and Families

Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams and Centers, was the first yogi in the West to teach Childrens' Yoga.
Read more and sign-up for Children and Family programs

Holidays and Special Programs

We celebrate many holidays of both East and West including: Easter, Christmas, New Year, Chinese (Lunar) New Year, Sivaratri - all night vigil and chanting in honor of Lord Siva, Buddha Purnima  - full moon celebration of the Lord Buddha, and much more.
Read more and sign-up for Holidays and Special Programs

Residency, Seva-study, Karma Yoga and Staff opportunities

The practice of yoga life is the most important thing one can do for our health and well-being.  These programs are designed to immerse you full time in yoga life.  You will live in the resort during the program period, take meals onsite and participate in all programs and classes.  
Read more and sign-up for residency, seva, KY, or staff

Languages

Courses will be taught primarily in English with Vietnamese simultaneous translation.  However check on each course page to see which languages before signing up for a course.

Accommodations

Tenting

Guests may bring their own tent and gear and camp on the land. Sleep closer to nature in the fresh, open air. There are deck platforms designated for tenting.

  - $27/night per person

  • Tenting available from Oct. 15th - Apr. 15th
  • Tenting optional from Apr. 15th - Jun. 1st
  • Not available from Jun. 1st - Oct. 15th

Dorm Options

The building dorms are fully equipped with western style facilities.

 - 4-person...........: $34/night per person
 - 3-person...........: $39/night per person
 - Double..............: $46/night per person
 - Single...............: $66/night

The cost includes price of classes, accommodations, and food.  Holiday Surcharge of $15 per night will apply on holiday weekends.

Non-Overnight Rates

No day visitors are allowed at the resort.  Guests must sign up for a course or stay a minimum of 3 days for yoga vacation.

Meals

Two buffet-style vegetarian meals are served daily. Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions, and caffeinated beverages. 

What to bring

We suggest that guests bring comfortable, modest clothing.  We suggest footwear for walking/hiking, suitable outdoor clothing, a warm sweater, sweat pants, slip on sandals (footwear is not allowed in buildings), flashlight, and a meditation shawl.

Currency

Vietnamese dong is the local currency. Currently there is an exchange rate of 22,500 dong for 1 US dollar.

Wireless Internet Access

We have an open and free wireless internet connection available, although we do not encourage its use during your stay. 

Cell Phones

SIM card for your phone needs to be puchased at the airport before coming to the resort.

Weather

Da Lat is the city of eternal spring and the weather is temperate. The average high tempearature throughout the year is 72 - 76 degrees F (22 - 25 C).  The low is 54 - 60 F ( 12 - 16 C).  The rainy season in Da Lat is from mid April until mid November.  If you are coming during these months please bring appropriate clothing.

Special Services

  * Many places for walking around the grounds
  * Ayurvedic consultations and wellness massage therapies are available year round by appointment
  * Spiritual counselling with a Swami is available by appointment.
  * Laundry service is available

Guidelines and Rules

We ask that you do not bring any meat, eggs, drugs or weapons of any kind to the Resort.  No smoking, alcohol, drugs, or nudity are permitted on the grounds. To maintain the purity and spiritual purpose of the Resort, we ask that all guests and residents follow the schedule of events of our daily program. Attendance at all Satsangs and at least one Yoga class per day is required. 

Karma Yoga

The Yoga of selfless service. All visitors are encouraged to join our staff (all non-paid volunteers) in this service during our daily scheduled Karma Yoga Hour.

Children

Families with children are always welcome. Parents must supervise their children (except when they are enrolled in Kids Camp). Pay half price for children 12 years and under.

Couples sharing accommodations

Please note that at the resort we follow the classical yoga teaching of celibacy.  This means that we maintain separate accommodations for men and women. Exceptions are made for married couples and for families.  

Dress Code

  - no nudity or transparent clothes
  - no low cut tops
  - no bare midriffs (tops should be able to tuck into the trousers)

How to get here / Transportation

The resort is 1/2 hour from the Lien Khuong airport . If you come from international cities, you can take flights to Hochiminh City and to Hanoi city then take a direct local flight (Vietnam airlines run twice daily flights from HCM to Dalat) . Then take a taxi to K'lan resort, by the Tuyen Lam Lake, near the tourist attraction "Duong Ham dat set ".  You need to reserve your stay in advance. We prefer no drop in. Minimum stay is 3 days. 

Surrounding Area / Tourist attractions

There are many tourist attractions in the surrounding area including:

  • waterfalls
  • pagodas and temples
  • lakes
  • hiking trails
  • walking trails
  • markets  

Dalat City is 20 minutes by taxi from the resort and has a beautiful market where you can buy flowers, fruits, souvenirs and more.  Several waterfalls are close by.  The major industries in Dalat are horticulture and tourism. Dalat is named "the city of eternal spring".  Flowers, fruits and vegetables are abundant, specially artichokes, avocados and strawberries. Dalat's festival of flowers is famous and takes place yearly from the end of December to January.

Contact us

Address: K'Lan Resort, nearby Tuyen Lam lake, Da Lat

Telephone: 063 650 1100

Email: [email protected]

A few of the upcoming Courses:

(Please visit the full calendar listing here)