The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres organisation, with locations around the world, is dedicated to the teaching of classical yoga and vedanta to promote physical, mental and spiritual health.  A global network of Ashrams and City Centres offer teachings on all aspects of yoga and meditation, including our world-renowned teacher training courses. Our founder Swami Vishnudevananda, disciple of Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh, synthesised the essence of yoga into five principles that could be easily incorporated into daily life. These comprise the core teachings of the four paths of yoga, preserving a tradition dating back several thousand years, making the wisdom of the ancient sages easily accessible to beginner and more experienced alike.

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram is set in twelve acres of tropical splendour in the quiet foothills of Kerala’s Western Ghats. The natural beauty of Neyyar Dam lake, the forested surroundings, the cool green coconut  groves and colourful flower-filled views all offer an ideal atmosphere for the practice of yoga and meditation.

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The Sivananda Experience

Yoga Vacation

Join our Yoga Vacation programme, designed by Swami Vishnudevananda and offered in our beautiful Ashrams around the world. Daily yoga and meditation sessions, healthy vegetarian food, inspiring spiritual teachings with like-minded people in an idyllic setting bring mental and physical relaxation and spiritual growth. We are open year-round and we welcome all.

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Yoga Teachers Training

Gain a solid foundation in the classical yoga tradition in our life-transforming residential courses held at our Ashrams worldwide. You will awaken and strengthen your own yoga practice as well as build a firm foundation in classical yoga from which to teach others instinctively and confidently connecting to a tradition and lineage passed down through millennia.

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Personalised therapies and detoxification programmes that are based on the understanding of each individual’s constitution using herbal medicines and oils, diet, exercise and lifestyle regimens, to bring health and harmony to body and mind. Our Ashrams offer an extensive range of workshops, retreats, training programmes and certification courses on the science of Ayurveda.

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