In India in ancient times, the tradition was for students to live, work and study with their teacher (guru).

Our ashrams provide a spiritual retreat to live and study under the guidance of a teacher.

Our centres are an oasis of peace in the midst of the bustle of city life. They provide a calm environment conducive to the study and practice of yoga. Click on one of the ashrams or centres below to find out more on our courses and programmes.

Each of the centres and ashrams offer the opportunity to learn and practice Swami Sivananda's Synthesis of Yoga and Swami Vishnu-devananda's 5 Points of Yoga.

His Holiness Swami Sivananda is one of the greatest Yoga Masters of the 20th century, Swami Sivananda, is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram and Centres. The teachings of Master Sivananda are summarized in these six words: Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.

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Swamiji was born in Kerala, South India, in 1927. As a young child one of his main character traits was a strong will and determination. His mother, known as Mataji said that whenever her son wanted something, nothing or no one could stop him.

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“Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams in Neyyar Dam, Madurai and Uttarakashi are now Certified Yoga Schools under the Scheme of Voluntary Certification of Yoga School Supported by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of INDIA and managed by Quality Council of India. We are conducting the training programmes of Level-1 Yoga Instructor and Level-2 Yoga Teacher as per QCI Competence Standard”.