Have you always wanted to do yoga but don’t know how and where to start? It’s usually best to begin with simple yoga postures (āsanas), breathing exercises (prāṇāyāma) and relaxation (śavāsana) guided by a yoga teacher who can demonstrate the exercises for you and offer corrections as well as some variations and/or modifications to suit your needs.
Come for one of our Free Trial Classes, held every Sunday. You will receive an introduction to the basics of yoga, learn more about the Centre and meet our teachers.
We also suggest taking one of our Beginners’ Yoga Courses. It’s one of the best ways to get a strong foundation and proper guidance in yoga and helps you establish a daily yoga practice in your life.
The Centre offers a variety of activities which students of all levels of experience can enjoy and learn from, such as:
- Drop-in Open or Advanced Yoga Classes
- Free Group Meditations (Satsang)
- Courses in Beginners’ Yoga, Intermediate/Advanced Yoga and Meditation
- Workshops about Yoga Āsanas, Philosophy, Vegetarian Cooking, Ayurveda & more
- Yoga Vacations at our Ashram
Come for a Free Trial Class held every Sunday. It’s a great way to get to know our Centre and teachings and meet our certified teachers.
We are part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded in 1959 by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda.
The mission of the organization is to spread peace, health and joy through Yoga. All are welcome to visit the Centre to learn not only about how Yoga can help maintain a healthy body but also how yogic philosophy, applied in daily life, can help maintain a peaceful mind and spirit.
After closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the West, Swami Vishnudevananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of yoga into five basic principles that could easily be incorporated into one’s own lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that our activities are based. Learn more about the 5 Points of Yoga.