What We Teach

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 daily life, to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that the activities at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre of Montreal are based.

Proper Exercise (Āsanas): Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation. The Yogic physical exercises are called