Welcome to the Yoga Journal Sivananda Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Sivananda Yoga into their practice and philosophy.
Swami Vishnu-devananda(1927-1993) developed Sivananda Yoga after being a primary student of Swami Sivananda (1887-1963). This practice is designed to raise and elevate a persons consciousness. The yoga focuses on five fundamental principles: asana, pranayama, deep relaxation (Savasana), vegetarianism, positive thinking, and mediation. The classes are relatively gentle and are suitable for all body types. The practice of yoga poses is solely dedicated to a persons spiritual development. Each class focuses on the practice of the 12 core poses plus chanting, breathing, mediation, and corpse pose.
The Sivananda TTC began over 40 years ago and is recognized worldwide as a leading yoga training, with more than 35,000 graduates. Swami Vishnudevananda was the first yogi from India to develop this kind of training program in the West, with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals but to also spread peace in the world through them. The TTC is a unique, profoundly transformative, and rewarding experience that is based on the ancient gurukula teaching system, which integrates the student's daily life into the yoga training.
Prana del Mar is a stunning beachfront yoga and wellness center specializing in yoga retreats and yoga holidays, and featuring many acclaimed international teachers.
It offers luxurious accommodations in wonderfully-appointed rooms and suites, two elegant yoga studios, a community building with reading library and rooftop deck, delicious and healthful cuisine, a swimming pool and hot tub, a desert garden and stone labyrinth, environmental awareness (including being fully-powered 24/7 by an extensive solar electric system), magnificent views, and warm Mexican hospitality.
Vineyard Arts Project is an arts and wellness retreat space located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. The center features two incredible 2,000 square foot yoga studios with high lofted barn ceilings and sprung floors. The center has a total of 23 luxurious bedrooms with private en-suite baths, communal dining and living rooms, a spacious kitchen, and expansive sun deck and yard. Available to rent for week-long yoga, fitness, and wellness retreats from May - October each year.
Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 3-day yoga and music festival that brings together a community drawn to follow the path of spirit and the heart. The festival offers traditional and emerging yoga styles, wisdom teachings, transformational workshops, kirtan and live conscious music. Journey out of winter to the subtropical warmth of Bermuda's springtime and immerse yourself in master classes, sunrise meditation, sacred chanting in a magical crystal cave, ecstatic dance, soulful mantra grooves, and the creative possibilities of kirtan and live conscious music.
"One of the 10 best yoga retreats in the world." (Yoga Journal)
Described as the place "where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest," Haramara Retreat is an exclusive, intimate, magical and idyllic place created and designed to provide a natural and supportive environment. Haramara offers serenity, seclusion and security to ensure relaxing and renewing retreats and vacations for groups, couples and individuals.
Escape to Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat in Playa Grande, Panama, to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Rainforest and beach in one spectacular tropical location. Seven a/c bungalows accommodating groups up to 22 participants. Facilities include a yoga studio sorrounded by nature, a walking labyrinth, a beautiful nature trail, and meditation areas. Additional highlights include our gourmet cuisine, SUP classes and excursions, massage, and much more!
Month-long Residential 300+hr Certified Jivamukti Teacher Training
The Jivamukti Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training is a month-long residential program held at different locations around the world. This rigorous program taught by Sharon Gannon, David Life and other senior Jivamukti Yoga teachers is considered by many to be the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available. It attracts students from around the world and produces empowered, knowledgeable and confident yoga teachers.
This rigorous, four weeks (300 Plus-hour) of extraordinary and intense study, held in one of our 4 hand picked locations around the world is a residential teacher training certification program for intermediate and advanced students and is considered by many to be the Gold Standard: the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available in the world today.
See website for specific retreats and dates. Jan 3-9, Feb7-13, March6-12 and more...
Kauai Retreats - Hawaii’s top destination of health retreats. Seven days of immersion in the art and science of Yoga, meditation, vegan, alkaline raw food diet and the magical nature of the garden island. A true vacation for your body mind and soul. The fastest way to get back into balance. To care for yourself…To Heal, relax and rejuvenate, to nourish, detox, soar to new heights spiritually and to nurture your body mind and spirit. Kauai retreats are designed for Radiant Health and Self-Realization.
Opens Thursday PM. Join us for integrated training, too! SYF Gives Back training for yoga teachers, March 9-12: "Traumatic Stress: Healing and Resiliency with Yoga"
SYF provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West.
The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat is an island oasis with crystal-clear water and pure white sands, a true sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. It is located across the bay from Nassau, on one of the finest beaches of the world. Five and a half acres of tropical sanctuary await you, where you will find a haven far from the hectic demands of everyday life. Located on Paradise Island, the ashram is a unique gem Â— and one of the best kept secrets in the yoga world.
Escape the hassle of everyday life and run away to our charming French village cottage in the L'Aude department of Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. It is a magical place surrounded by ancient castles, clear blue lakes, hot springs and tranquil farm meadows that will provide the perfect setting for you to relax. You will be exploring this region during the height of the grape harvesting season. You will be eating amazing French food, sharing conversations and memories, relaxing, and rejuvenating. All while you practice your French.