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About Us

Welcome to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India). We offer many courses in yoga and meditation for beginners, intermediate as well as for the advanced practitioners. Ayurvedic treatments are also available at the Sivananda Ayurveda Kendra. We follow the ancient discipline of yoga practice as taught by our founder Swami Vishnu Devananda, one of the foremost disciples of Sri Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh.

In 1989 the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Chennai was started as a part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (ISYVC), a non-profit organisation. Swami Vishnu-devananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of yoga into five basic principles that could easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living. The teachings at the Centre are based around these 'Five Points of Yoga'.

The Five Points of Yoga include:

  • Proper Exercise (Asanas) - Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.
  • Proper Breathing (Pranayama) - Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.
  • Proper Relaxation - Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worry and fatigue.
  • Proper Diet - Eating simple, healthy and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, as well as the environment and other living beings.
  • Positive Thinking (Vedanta) & Meditation (Dhyana) - These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.

It is best to start at the beginning. If you are new to yoga or Sivananda style of yoga, we suggest you start with the Beginners Course.

Contact Us

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Chennai
3/655 Kuppam Road, Kaveri Nagar
Kottivakkam, Chennai Pin: 600 041
(Tamil Nadu) INDIA

Phone: (+91) (44) 2451 1626 / 2546
Mobile: (+91) 9176106790
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Directions and Map - How to find the centre

Upcoming Events

Dates: 5th & 6th April 2014
Hours: 6 to 7:30am
Donation: Rs. 300
FREE One Neti Pot & One Catheter


Dates: 28th April to 7th May 2014
Hours: 4 to 6pm
Donation: Rs. 2,500
FREE: Snacks, juices and tons of fun!


Date: 26th April 2014
Hours: 4:30 to 7:30pm
Donation: Rs. 250
FREE: Gift hamper for all participants

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