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.
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 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.
"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.
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.