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Beginners Yoga 1

For beginners or for those new to the Sivananda yoga teachings. Step-by-step guidance in the sun salutation, breathing practices, deep relaxation and eleven of the twelve basic asanas of the Sivananda Open Class. We will not practise the headstand in this course. After the course you are ready to attend the Open Class and Beginners Yoga 2 and the Headstand Workshop.

  • Sarvangasana — Shoulderstand
  • Halasana — Plough
  • Matsyasana — fish
  • Paschimottasana — Sitting forward bend
  • Bhujangasana—Cobra
  • Salabhasana—Locust
  • Dhanurasana—bow
  • Ardha matsyendrasana—Half spinal twist
  • Kakasana—Crow
  • Pada hastasana—Standing forward bend
  • Trikonasana—Triangle
  • (Sirshasana—Headstand)—not taught in this course

6 consecutive days | 6 sessions | 15 students / batch

Donation : INR 1200 (~ 16USD)

Pre-requisites

  • For Beginners
  • Participants should attend all 6 sessions in sequence

Upcoming Batches
(timings are in IST, GMT + 5.30 hrs)

Limited spots (max 15 participants / batch).

Weekend Beginners Yoga 1

Six classes over three weekends (See above Beginners Yoga 1 for details)

6 days | 6 sessions over 3 weekend | 15 students / batch

Donation : INR 1200 (~ 16USD)

Pre-requisites

  • For Beginners
  • Participants should attend all 6 sessions in sequence

Upcoming Batches
(timings are in IST, GMT + 5.30 hrs)

Limited spots (max 15 participants / batch).

Beginners Yoga 2

Is the half-spinal twist still a mystery? Have you really grasped kapalabhati? Or conquered the crow? Master the dolphin, preparation for the headstand (introduced in Beginners Yoga 3). Build on your yoga practice from Beginners Yoga 1 with this dynamic five-day course. Great for beginners who want to go further.

5 consecutive days | 5 sessions | 15 students / batch

Donation : INR 1500 (~ 20 USD)

Pre-requisites

  • For beginners who have completed Beginners Yoga 1 or those who want to revisit some of the basic postures of hatha yoga
  • Participants should attend all 5 sessions in sequence

Upcoming Batches
(timings are in IST, GMT + 5.30 hrs)

Limited spots (max 15 participants / batch).

Beginners Yoga 3

This course builds on what you have learned in Beginners Yoga 1 and Beginners Yoga 2 (see above). The focus is on improving the basic twelve asanas with some time being spent on achieving the headstand and simple variations of the other postures. The aim is to build familiarity, strength and flexibility before moving on to a more advanced practice.

Many people attend Beginners Yoga 3 two, three or even more times, and the Headstand Workshop, until they feel confident enough to attempt the Intermediate Yoga course.

5 consecutive days | 5 sessions | 15 students / batch
Donation : INR 1500 (~ 20USD)

Pre-requisites

  • Completion of Beginners Yoga 1 and Beginners Yoga 2 an advantage but not essential
  • No beginners
  • Participants should attend all 5 sessions in sequence

Upcoming Batches
(timings are in IST, GMT + 5.30 hrs)

Limited spots (max 15 participants / batch).

Surya Namaskar Workshop

It is a beautifully-crafted sequence of asana and stretches that loosen up, stretches, massages and tones all the joints, muscles and internal organs of the body. But it also has an intense spiritual element to it. Learn the sequence, tuning to the breath with every movement. to harness the energy and invigorate our whole system—physical, mental and spiritual.

1 day | 1 session | 15 students / batch
Donation : INR 300   (~ 4  USD)

Pre-requisites

  • All are welcome.

Upcoming Batches
(timings are in IST, GMT + 5.30 hrs)

  • 5th July | 06.30 – 08.00 hrs IST
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Headstand Workshop

Are you practising at home and struggling with the headstand? In this workshop you will learn the proper steps to come into the asana with control and how to have a family member help you as you learn.
Please note that you must bring an adult member of your household to this workshop with you. They will be taught how to support you to learn safely at home. If you do not have and adult assistant with you, you will be removed to the waiting room, or from the class.
Disclaimer: This workshop is conducted for the general well-being of the participant. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is not liable for any damage/injury incurred during the practice. We suggest that you seek advice from your doctor if you have any concerns about your health.

1 day | 1 session | 15 students / batch
Donation : INR 300   (~ 4  USD)

Pre-requisites

  • Do not practice the headstand if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma or any infections in the head. Please consult a doctor if in doubt.
  • You will need a member of your household with you as an assistant during the workshop.

Upcoming Batches
(timings are in IST, GMT + 5.30 hrs)

  • 5th July| 16.00 – 17.00 hrs IST
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  • 12th July| 16.00 – 17.00 hrs IST
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Note:
For any doubts/clarification
please email us [email protected] or call us + 91 49-542-69926

Certificate of Course Completion sent on request.
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Download links

Satsang chant book: download
Spiritual diary:  download
Sivananda Opening & Closing Prayer: download
Zoom application: download