Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course (ASYC)

Yoga is for every body. Adapted yoga makes yoga accessible to all regardless of age, medical issues, mobility or energy levels. This comprehensive Adapted Yoga Course opens up yoga to everyone, teachers and yoga practitioners alike. Yoga can be customised to fit all needs and challenges.

Join us for ten days of inspiring and heart-opening yoga.

Who can benefit from this course?

Yoga teachers
As a yoga teacher, in 10 days you will acquire a Sivananda India Certificate to teach adapted yoga.

  • Offer yoga to a wider audience
  • Gain confidence to help those with physical challenges
  • Personalise and adapt postures to individual needs

Not only yoga teachers!
Perhaps you practise yoga and want to help someone in your household who has challenges; or you face difficulties yourself and want to learn to overcome them—then this course is perfect for you.


  • Some knowledge of yoga (basic asana & pranayama) is required.

Upcoming Batches

10 days (with one-day break) | 10 sessions

12th – 22nd September 2022 | 08:00 – 10:00 IST hrs on Zoom
(Other timezones: 22:00 – 24:00 EST  |  19:00 – 21:00 PST  |  07:00 – 09:00  |  NET 04:00 – 06:00 ECT)

Donation : INR 6000 (~ 75 USD)

Indian Registrations
Foreign Registrations

The Teachers

Padmini Mathur, director of the course, is an experienced yoga teacher and TTC graduate from Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram. Her expertise lies in Senior Yoga and Adapted Yoga.

Nataraj, director of Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram. Guest teacher. A qualified physician and senior yoga teacher.

  • Added Benefits
    • Conveniently timed for India, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, USA west coast
    • PDF manual provided in advance on registration
    • Certificate of Participation issued on successful completion
  • Please organise
    • 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)

DAY 1 & 2
Chair Yoga — Theory and practical sessions on how to teach and practise asana & pranayama while seated.

DAY 3 & 4
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.

DAY 5 & 6
Hypertension and Heart Yoga — The cardio-vascular system. What is hypertension? How yoga can benefit people with heart issues? Theory and practice.

DAY 7 & 8
Musculo-skeletal System — Challenges of the back & spine, knee, hips and other joints. Theory and practice.

DAY 9 & 10
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.
  • Publicity purpose.

If you do not wish to be video recorded please inform the main teacher. Your wishes will be taken into account.

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreats

Leave behind the restrictions of our testing times. Re-energise and empower yourself with the Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram Healing Retreats. A perfect blend of Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation to relax, restore and revitalize. Ancient wisdom for modern challenges. Find serenity in a sacred space of healing, nature and spiritual harmony.

Reconnect with yourself.


Bhagavad Geeta Chanting Retreat

7 Days of Bhakti, Yoga & Meditation

The Bhagavad Geeta is found in many households in India. As an integral part of daily sadhana it was traditional to start the day with chanting “The Song of God”. Being able chant the text comfortably and with confidence allows us to move through our sadhana without fear. This course will teach the correct pronunciation and correct rhythm (chhanda) to saadhakas to allow us to fully enjoy the text.

The Bhagavad Geeta presents a synthesis of ideas about dharma, theistic bhakti and the yogic ideals of moksha. The text covers Jñāna, Bhakti, Karma, and Rāja yogas. Hence, it natually tunes the mind towards the divine and keeps the mind from getting disturbed during the day. It is said that one should chant one chapter daily as an offering to the Lord.

Join us for this sublime retreat, living the essence of the four paths of yoga in a traditional ashram setting.

Pragna Shah completed her BA English and retired from banking profession. She pursued yogic studies at Kaivalyadham and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. She is a qualified yoga teacher. She is also actively involved in promoting holistic health (Medico Media) uplifting the lower strata of society (Namaste Life) and study of Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta texts.


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Upcoming Retreat Dates

12th – 18th December 2022

Retreat Rates (all inclusive)

Dormitory  : Rs 7,980

Non A/C Room separate bath – Vishnu: Rs 12,300

Non A/C Room – Kailash: Rs 14,540

A/C Room – Vaikuntham: Rs 17,100

Contact Us:  +91 949 563 0951

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