Course Descriptions








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.  
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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.  
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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Yoga immersion residency

The residential program in Vietnam is one where participants can become fully immersed in Yoga life for a minimum of 15 days to one month.  The practice of yoga life is the most important thing one can do for our health and well-being.  The residential program is 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.  
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