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, yogic studies including raja yoga and vedanta and sacred culture programs. Our founder Swami Vishnudevananda 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 classical, traditional yoga and make the wisdom of the ancient sages easily accessible to beginner and adept alike.

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The Teachings

The complete science of yoga based on the four classical paths of karma, bhakti, raja and jnana yoga.
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Lineage and Teachers

The traditional guru-parampara (guru to disciple) teaching tradition.

Yoga Teacher Training

Life-transforming residential courses held in our Ashrams worldwide.
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Yoga Vacation

The healing balm of our yoga vacation programs held year-round in our Ashrams.

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City Centres & Ashrams

Classes, courses, workshops and retreats on all aspects of classical yoga and meditation, yogic studies, sacred culture, well-being and much more.
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Community Outreach Programs

Service to our local communities.
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Karma Yoga Program

Selfless service, giving selflessly to others—the cornerstone of yoga teachings.
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Science, Culture & Devotion

Expanding the mind through sciences, arts and devotional practices.