Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course (ASYC)

Yoga is for every body. The beauty of this ancient practice is that it is all inclusive – it heals and unites body, mind and soul. Adapted yoga makes yoga accessible to all regardless of medical issues, mobility or energy levels. This comprehensive Adapted Yoga Course opens up yoga to everyone, teachers and yoga practitioners alike.

The heart of Yoga practice lies in its versatility, with variations that can be customised to fit all needs and challenges. Join us for five days of inspiring and heart-opening yoga.

Who can benefit from this course?

Yoga teachers
As a yoga teacher, in 5 days you will acquire a Sivananda India Certificate to teach adapted yoga. You will be able to

  • Offer yoga to a wider audience
  • Gain confidence to address challenges in your classes
  • Personalise and adapt postures to individual needs

Not only yoga teachers!
Perhaps you practise yoga and want to help someone with challenges; or you face difficulties yourself—then this course is perfect for you.


  • Physical well-being—balance, strength & flexibility
  • A calm mind—less stress & anxiety
  • Adaptability—can be practised anywhere by anyone
  • Harmonious relationships—with yourself & others
  • A sense of empowerment & freedom – challenging you to move beyond your limitations


  • Some knowledge of yoga is required.

Upcoming Batches

  • 5 consecutive days | 10 sessions  (twice a day) |
  • 1st – 5th March 2021 | 11.00 – 13.00 & 15.00 – 17.00 IST hrs on Zoom
    Donation : INR 4800 (~ 66 USD)

The Teachers

Padmini Mathur, creator and presenter of the course, is an experienced yoga teacher and TTC graduate from Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram. Her expertise lies in adapting Yoga for people with different health issues.

Nataraj, Director of Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram, is a qualified physician and senior yoga teacher. He will be a guest teacher on the course.

  • Conveniently timed for India, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East,Europe
  • PDF manual provided in advance on registration
  • Certificate of Participation issued on successful completion

Please have the following available:

  • A yoga mat
  • A chair with a straight back and arms
  • A sturdy table
  • Two or three cushions
  • A stable, high-speed internet connection
  • Preferably a laptop or tablet (a larger screen is helpful)

Chair Yoga — Theory and practical sessions on how to teach and practise asana & pranayama while seated.

Body Systems and Adapted Yoga — How to manage and adapt your class to those with mixed abilities.
Gentle Sivananda Yoga — A gentle, modified version of the Sivananda class.

Hypertension and Heart Yoga — The cardio-vascular system. What is hypertension? How yoga can benefit people with heart issues? Theory and practice.

Musculo-skeletal System — Challenges of the back & spine, knee, hips and other joints. Theory and practice.

The Digestive System — Yoga for digestive disorders. Theory and practice.
Laughter Yoga — Cultivating joy and compassion.

Please note that the sessions will be video recorded so they can be available for

  • Any participant who is unable to attend a class.
  • For all course participants to review again what had been taught.
  • For publicity purpose.

If you do not wish to be video recorded please inform the main teacher.

Your wishes will be taken into account.