A great way to go on vacation and really feel a difference. The yoga vacation is designed to recharge your batteries and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit to leave you feeling inspired, revitalised and peaceful. Based on the 5 Points of Yoga of Swami Vishnudevananda the vacation program provides comprehensive teaching for everyone from beginners to the more advanced, in the company of like-minded souls and in an uplifting and inspirational environment. Enrol in one of our experiential programs or certification courses, or enjoy the cultural programs we offer. Visit for a few days, a week or two or more and experience the benefits of taking a long- overdue break from the stresses of everyday life. There are ten Sivananda Ashrams world-wide which offer the Yoga Vacation program all year round. Sivananda Yoga Vacations and Retreats are also offered in other locations outside the Ashrams - ask your local Sivananda Yoga City Centre for details.

The daily ashram schedule of morning and evening satsang (meditation, chanting and a short talk on the philosophy of yoga), morning and afternoon yoga classes and an afternoon program gives you plenty of free time to rest or socialise with like-minded guests. We enjoy two delicious vegetarian meals daily. All guests are encouraged to help around the Ashram (karma yoga) for an hour daily.

5.20amWake up
8amAsana, pranayama class
11amKarma Yoga
12pmBhagavad Gita lecture or chanting class
2pmMain Lecture
4pmAsana, pranayama class
10.30pmLights out

Attendance of the entire TTC daily schedule is mandatory.

Our Ashrams and City Centres offer an enormous and exciting range of retreats, courses and programmes on subjects and themes related to all aspects of yoga and meditation, as well as on health and well-being, science and spirituality, sacred culture and much more. Our courses are suitable for all yoga practitioners and ideal for yoga teachers and health professionals, offering an opportunity for personal practice combined with concise topics, specific teachings, workshops and lectures. Learn new ways of looking at life, relationships and work. Visit individual Ashram and City Centre sites for further details of some of inspiring programs on offer.

  • Juice Fasting and Detoxification
  • Courses, retreats and workshops on Ayurveda
  • Meditation and Positive Thinking Retreats
  • Mandalam (up to 41 days of intense sadhana)
  • Courses, retreats and workshops on physical health and mental well-being
  • Vedic Astrology
  • Vedanta and Raja Yoga
  • Beginners /Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Courses
  • Permaculture and Sustainability
  • Yoga and Anatomy & Physiology
  • Food as Medicine
  • Vegetarian Cookery
  • Yoga of Devotion
  • Sacred Culture
  • Sacred Music and Dance
  • Family Week
  • Science and Spirituality
  • Kirtan
  • Yoga encourages creativity and the honouring of the sacred in every form. Experience the sacred arts of music and dance from many cultural perspectives. Our courses and programmes on the arts and sciences are offered throughout the year. Click here for individual Ashram and City Sites to view the upcoming programs.

  • Creativity and the Sacred Arts
  • Yoga of Sound
  • Indian Classical Music and Dance
  • Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Program
  • Yantra Painting
  • Creative Writing
  • Martial Arts
  • Science and Spirituality
  • Traditional rituals, sacred practices and festivals of devotion form an integral part of yogic life. Worship, chanting and prayer are nurtured and promoted and festivals of different traditions are honoured in our Ashrams and City Centres.

    Devotional and Celebratory Festivals of India and other traditions

  • Yatra (Pilgrimage)
  • Kirtan
  • Satsang
  • Prayer
  • Puja and Homa
  • Enjoy browsing the websites of our many different Sivananda Ashrams and Centres for more specific information on everything that is available and to reserve a space. Each year we offer a wide range of exciting, mind-expanding YOGA VACATION programs to enhance your vacation experience. Contact the Ashram directly, or get in touch with your local Sivananda Yoga Centre. We are always happy to help you make the perfect decision about when and where to spend time with us.