An Ounce of Practice is Worth a Ton of Theory

Join Sivananda Yoga Canada in support of community projects

Having difficulties maintaining your spiritual practice at home? The pressures of work, family life and social obligations often push our practice onto the back burner. Well, Sivananda Yoga Canada is coming to your rescue!!!!

Every month we will announce a personal spiritual practice for you to do at a certain date and time of day in your own home or locality. You don’t have to go anywhere—a group practice, with all the benefits, but done remotely!!! And for every participant in the practice event the Sivananda organisation will pledge a donation to a community project. So not only do you have the support of knowing that others are doing the same practice at the same time throughout the country and perhaps even the world, but also that your participation will help towards a community project.

It is a win-win situation. You grow because you are doing the practice, and giving to the community, as well as creating a positive vibration benefiting society as a whole. And of course the project gains from the donation it receives. How wonderful is that?


For example, let’s say the Sivananda organisation designated project is to teach yoga at a Seniors’ Care Home. We commit to teach one hour of yoga at the Home for every participant in a practice event. So on a designated date e.g. December 12 we will ask you to practice perhaps for example one hour of mouna (silence) from 10am – 11am, wherever you are. If you are interested in participating you register with us before the event and at the designated time you do the practice. If 100 people sign up for this we will offer 100 hours of yoga teaching to the Seniors’ Home.

 At the beginning of each month, information for the upcoming event will be posted on our websites, newsletters and social media outlets. A video will explain the community project being supported, and the individual practice event. There will be a sign-up form for every practice event. The day before the event takes place the sign-up form will be closed, and based on the number of participants in the event, the Sivananda organisation will then fulfil its pledge made to the designated project.

Serve love give…..Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda tell us again and again to give to others in the spirit of karma yoga….for our own spiritual growth and for the benefit of others. Join us in this great opportunity to unite with like-minded souls and spread a little happiness and joy to ourselves and the world.

Upcoming Events

« Unite for a peaceful planet » – a gathering of 100,000 minds

Every 1st Sunday of the month at 2PM continental european time for 30 minutes
Starting : 2 February 2020

The Sivananda organization is launching a worldwide peace action : gathering 100,000 meditation practionners across the globe once a month for a 30 minute practice of meditation, positive intention and repetition of the peace mantra Om Namo Narayanaya. When a certain percentage of people in the world align their minds at the same time with a strong positive intention, this can neutralize the chaos and unrest generated by negative thinking, ignorance, and greed. The Mantra Om Namo Narayanaya was given to humanity to be used in time of need to generate powerful waves of harmony and peace.

We invite all yoga students and anyone wanting to help creating a positive future for humanity to participate in this large scale peace mission.  Let us join in this effort to bring about a shift in the world consciousness . The focus of our meditation will be the unity of all beings including our home, planet earth, as well as raising awareness towards global warming.

« All life is one, all people are members of one human family, all are expression of the One Self » Swami Sivananda

To participate in this peace action, please register on our web site at https://sivanandaorleans.org/unite-for-a-healthy-planet/ You will receive an email with guidelines on the unite for the planet meditation process.

« You are the architect of your destiny » Swami Sivananda

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The upcoming event in our Community Outreach project, will be on February 8th, and will focus on a very important and relevant issue – Mental Health. Mental health is extremely important and necessary to maintain our overall well-being and growth in life. Many people suffer from various mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD and more. The realities of living with these illnesses is very hard – for those suffering from it and for the community that supports them.

While some might be fortunate enough to have family/friends for support and financial assistance, there are many that do not. For this event we will be chanting the Maha Mantra, which is a prayer to the supreme Lord, in the forms of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna.

“Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare”

We will be chanting this mantra continuously for 12 hours, from 6am to 6pm, at the Sivananda Centre in Montreal. You can join us at the centre for a minimum of one hours, or join us as we stream live on the Sivananda Montreal facebook page from 6pm – 8pm. While we are chanting the intention is to send love, peace and positive vibrations to all those suffering from any form of mental illness.

For every person that registers we will donate 1$ to AMI-Quebec Action, a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy.

Register now and join us either at the Montreal centre, or live at 6pm on February 8th.

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**Stay tuned to upcoming events by signing up to our Outreach Programmes Monthly Newsletter.