Welcome to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Trivandrum Centre.

"Serve, love, give, purify, meditate, realise” – these teachings are the spiritual strength behind the Sivananda Yoga Centres and have inspired spiritual aspirants around the world to live a life of brotherly love and spiritual unity.

We offer many courses in Yoga and Meditation for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced practitioner. We follow the ancient discipline of yoga practise as taught by Sri Swami Vishnudevananda our founder, one of the foremost disciples of Sri Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. One of the great yoga masters of twentieth-century India.

We are centrally located within the city, behind the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in West Fort. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is a part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (ISYVC), a non-profit organization run by voluntary staff and dedicated to the aim of disseminating the knowledge of yoga.

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre has been teaching yoga in Trivandrum since 1987. Since then we have, through the grace of our gurus been able to propagate the teaching of yoga to the community.

Swami Vishnudevananda 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':

  • Proper Exercise - Asana
  • Proper Breathing - Pranayama
  • Proper Relaxation - Savasana
  • Proper Diet - Vegetarian
  • Positive Thinking and Meditation - Vedanta and Dhyana

All teachers, helpers and full-time staff members in the organization are working on a volunteer basis. Karma Yoga (selfless service) is acknowledged as a means to inner purification, ego removal and spiritual growth.

In addition to helping you to develop a selfless nature, karma yoga is an ideal way for you to feel more part of the centre. We welcome any offering of your time and skills in running the centre. All talents welcomed. We also offer work-study and full time staff programmes.

Please contact the director for further details.

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