Practice of the Month


Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

YVNites honored at KKSU 

In 12th Convocation of Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek on March 6, 2024, YVN trained teacher (33rd YTTC Dadar), Smt Vanita Mugdam felicitated with gold medal for standing highest in M. A. in Yogashastra through open and distance education (ODL) by scoring 86.5 %…

YVN to conclude Golden Jubilee Celebrations 

Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute, Indian Yoga Association is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year from March 2023 to April 2024. Concluding function of Golden Jubilee Year Celebration will be held on April 9, 2024, in between 4pm to 7pm, at Yoga Bhavan, the own structure…

YVN organises events to promote Yoga 

Annual Exhibition Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association held one day program on Annual Exhibition cum lectures on January 14, 2024 at Yoga Bhavan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. After floral salute to statue of Swami Kuvalayanand and founder of YVN late Yogacharya Padmashri…

J&K UTCC announces Scholarship Certification Program 

The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Chapter Committee in association with Swaraj Yoga Institute announced a scholarship certification program from various categories, border areas and BPL background. The announcement was made under the chairmanship of Dr Shreyansh Jain and Shri Anil Swaraj, Founder, Swaraj Yoga…

Chandigarh SCC organizes Yoga Camp 

Chandigarh State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association organized 5 Days Yoga Camp for a healthy Lifestyle at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA Chandigarh, a constituent college of the Panjab University), Sector 50, Chandigarh from February 26 – March 1, 2024. This boot…

Karnataka SCC conducts GBM at Art of Living Ashram 

Karnataka State Chapter Committee of the Indian Yoga Association organised its General Body Meeting on January 28, 2024 with the blessings of Gurudev Shri Shri Ravishankar, Chairman, Indian Yoga Association at the Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru. The event was attended by the members…

Chandigarh SCC celebrates Republic Day at Consulate General of India, Canada 

Glimpses of the Republic Day celebrations by Shri Ajit Handa, Chairperson, Chandigarh State Chapter Committee at Consulate General of India, Vancouver. He was on a vacation in Canada with is daughter.

SAHS and IYA celebrates International Mind Body Wellness Day 

The NSS unit, School of Allied Health Sciences, Salem, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU) in collaboration with Indian Yoga association celebrated International Mind Body Wellness Day on January 3. On the occasion an awareness programme was held at the Skill Lab Auditorium. Prof.Dr.B.Sendilkumar, Director, SAHS,…

Shree Kala Yoga organises Yoga Trainer Camp 

Shree Kala Yoga, Associate Centre, Indian Yoga Association in along with Gujarat State Yog Board organised Yog Trainer Camp in Gandhidham. As many as 35 trainee attended the 45 days long training camp that commenced on December 1, 2023. The camp culminated on January 16,…

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Sivananda – Specialisations
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Sivananda – Specialisations 

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre organisation’s greatest contribution has been to make accessible yoga philosophy and practice to the general public. It offers a structure for disseminating the knowledge of yoga that is easy to understand and simple to practise, through the four paths of yoga (karma, bhakti, raja, jnana) and Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points of Yoga. The organisation is considered by many in the field to be a landmark of truth and purity, providing a rich expression of the highest reaches of meditation and yoga knowledge in an easily accessible context.

(Internationally-acclaimed with over 50,000 teachers trained since 1969)

  • Skills to teach asana & meditation
  • Both theory & practice
  • Vedanta & Raja Yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Four week residential gurukula
  • Connection to ancient teaching lineage

(Two-week introduction to the theory and practice of Yoga and Vedanta)

  • Twice daily asana and pranayama classes
  • Morning & evening meditation and satsang
  • Daily lecture on the philosophy of the teachings
  • Meditation and asana coaching
  • One hour daily practice of karma yoga
  • Open year round and open to all


  • Beginners and Advanced asana courses
  • Meditation courses
  • Pranayama and kriya workshops
  • Philosophy & Scriptural study
  • Open year round and open to all

Swami Vishnudevananda synthesised the four paths of yoga into five basic principles that can be easily incorporated into a daily lifestyle. It is on these five principles that the activities of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres are based.

1) Exercise (Asana)

  • the twelve classical postures
  • stretches and tones muscular-skeletal system
  • increases circulation
  • tones internal organs, glands and nervous system
  • releases tension, liberating vast resources of energy
  • broadens mental faculties and spiritual capacities

2) Breathing (Pranayama)

  • how to use the lungs to maximum capacity
  • how to control the breath
  • renders the mind calm and clear
  • increases strength and vitality

3) Relaxation (Savasana)
Yoga teaches us powerful techniques of deep relaxation

  • Rest and relaxation are nature’s way of recharging
  • An essential ingredient for physical and mental health
  • Conscious relaxation of every muscle of the body
  • Deep controlled breathing
  • Rejuvenation of the nervous system
  • Attainment of a deep sense of inner peace

4) Diet (lacto-vegetarian)
What we eat profoundly affects our body but also our mind

  • Seasonal, local, fresh food
  • Vegetables & fruit, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, dairy, oils etc.
  • Keeps the body lean and limber
  • Keeps the mind clear and sharp
  • Protects life and the environment

5) Positive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)

  • Control of one’s own thoughts (pratipaksha bhavana)
  • Meditation
  • Vedantic studies



Our Ashrams are found in the heart of nature and the heart of India, ideal locations for spiritual growth and the practice of yoga and meditation.

  • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam, Kerala
  • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Tapaswini Ashram, Gudur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sivananda Kutir, Netala, Uttarakhand


City Centres
Our City Centres are oasis of peace and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life.

    • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Delhi South
    • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Delhi West
    • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Chennai
    • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Trivandrum
    • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Madurai

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