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.
We offer multiple sessions for you to choose from. Commuter and residential options available.
Kula Kamala Foundation is a non-profit educational and philanthropic movement dedicated to non-violence and to the experience of healing. Our educational programs serve the general public and professional from diverse specialties and focuses. Many of our programs are donation based, including a regular weekly schedule of over 12 healing education classes and experiences. We integrate Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, Satsang, Kindness, Ritual, and a broad range of holistic approaches into our programs.
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.
Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 4-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.
From 18 to 22 May, you can enjoy of 5 days of yoga, 100 workshops, 3 concerts and 50 yoga teachers from around the world in the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, a magical space in Barcelona where you can practice yoga at all levels and maximize your training.
Go Natural Jamaica retreat sanctuary is an oasis for your body & mind & spirit.
Situated on the sea side, surrounded by pure nature, lush green mountains on one side and crystal blue sea on the other side. You can tune into the sound of soothing waves...Oasis for your mind & soul & body*
"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.
The Sivananda Yoga Farm Ashram is a nonprofit, volunteer organization, open year-round to both guests and aspirants. Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, disciple of Swami Sivananda, in 1971, our beautiful, natural setting of 80 acres is located along the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. We offer a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course, as well as a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation.
In order to return to our true self the work that needs to be done can be very emotional and intense. We develop many unhealthy habits with time and experience a growing separation from who we are and how we live our lives. To transform and become healthier and happier beings, a devotion to both acceptance and change are key, as well constant and full hearted practice on a chosen spiritual path.