International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in India
Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1959 | HQ: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Canada | www.sivananda.org
“Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Subsequently, Swamiji established the Yoga
Realize” – these words on our emblem Camp in Canada as well as many other
are the essence of the life and ashrams and centres throughout the world.
teachings of Swami Sivananda of He is also the inspiration and guiding light
Rishikesh. A well-known yogi and saint behind the „True World Order‟ (T.W.O.),
of modern India, he worked tirelessly which aims to promote world peace and
to spread the immortal message of understanding. Swamiji observed that „true
Yoga and Vedanta to the modern world brotherhood and peace can exist only when
through his own exemplary life, there are strong, self-disciplined leaders who
innumerable writings, and by training a possess an inner awareness of peace. If
truly dedicated band of disciples. In (1887 – 1963) (1927 – 1993) there is no inner peace within the individuals
(1887 – 1963)
of – 1963)
1957, he sent his close disciple Swami Vishnudevananda to (1887society, there cannot be peace in the external world‟. Thus
carry this unbroken chain of ancient yogic wisdom to the he envisioned a new generation of enlightened citizens and
western world. Humbly starting his mission in North America, yoga teachers to bring peace and prosperity in the world by
Swami Vishnudevananda simplified the complex and subtle practising and teaching the following five values: 1) Proper
yogic principles into five basic points, to relieve the stress of Exercise; 2) Proper Breathing; 3) Proper Relaxation; 4) Proper
the common man from the hectic lifestyle of our modern Diet; and 5) Positive Thinking & Meditation.
OUR PROGRAMMES IN INDIA
Yoga Vacation: A two-week programme designed to give a with no free days and no access to telephone or email and to
first hand experience of ashram life and spiritual discipline. It follow a sattvic (salt and sugar free) diet. This course is open
is a healthy yogic holiday to rejuvenate body-mind-spirit with to TTC graduates only.
twice daily yoga classes, meditation, mantra chanting,
readings, vegetarian meals, lecture, silent walks in nature and Fasting Programme: A two-week programme for
periodical exposure to the Indian culture through ritual detoxification and rejuvenation of body and mind with fruit
ceremonies. People of all levels are welcome to join in this juices, vegetable broth, ayurvedic massage, herbs, colon
programme with a prior registration by email. cleansing, allergy and toxin testing, yoga asanas, meditation
and other holistic therapies.
Teachers Training Course: TTC is a four-week course based
on the traditional Gurukula system of education, whereby Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Programme: A two-week
students live with the teacher. The syllabus includes yoga programme over the festive Christmas and New Year period to
asanas, pranayama, meditation, chanting, mantras, yoga & supplement yoga practice with Indian music, dance
Vedanta philosophies, diet, kriyas (cleansing techniques), performances, talks on yoga and Ayurveda and a two-day trip
anatomy & physiology, Bhagavad Gita and special classes on to places of interest in South India.
teaching yoga to kids, elders and pregnant women. There is Kids Camp: A four-week course for children aged seven to
an equal emphasis on the theory and practice of yoga and how fourteen years. Children are introduced to the disciplines of
to teach a yoga class. Successful graduates are awarded a yoga and meditation with time for games, swimming, arts &
diploma which is well recognized internationally. crafts, spiritual stories and day trips. Kids learn to cooperate
ATTC: Open for TTC graduates only, this four-week course with others, develop independence and appreciate the inner
includes the practice of advanced asanas, pranayama and peace that comes with the practice of yoga and meditation.
bandhas (locks). There is also an equal emphasis on the study Ayurvedic Massage & Therapy: The Sivananda Institute of
of Vedanta philosophy, Yoga sutras of Patanjali, basics of Health in the Neyyar Dam ashram provides personal
Sanskrit, and anatomy & physiology in relation to Hatha Yoga. consultations with the resident Ayurvedic doctor, Ayurvedic oil
Sadhana Intensive: Two weeks of intensive Hatha Yoga massages, detoxification therapy (Pancha Karma) and other
practice devised by Swami Vishnudevananda, based on his Ayurvedic treatments.
own intensive hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. The Himalayan Treks & Yatras: Our Netala ashram in Himalayas
guided self practice is divided into three sessions per day and offers summer treks to sacred sites in high altitudes: Gomukh,
includes both asanas and advanced pranayamas. This intense Vishnu Peak, Valley of Flowers and Chardham Yatra. Please
practice is balanced with scriptural study. This course check the website: www.sivananda.org/netala for dates and
demands a high level of self discipline and students are guided prices.
according to individual needs. Students are expected to
remain within the ashram premises throughout the course
OUR ASHRAMS IN INDIA
Neyyar Dam Ashram Madurai Ashram Netala Ashram
SIVANANDA YOGA VEDANTA SIVANANDA YOGA VEDANTA SIVANANDA KUTIR
DHANWANTARI ASHRAM MEENAKSHI ASHRAM Near Pavanna P.O. Netala (Near Siror Bridge),
P.O. Neyyar Dam, Thiruvananthapuram Vilakku Junction, New Natham Road, Uttarkashi Dt., Himalayas,
Dist. Kerala – 695 572 Saramthamgi Village, Vellayampatti P.O., Uttaranchal 249193
Tel : +91 - 471 - 227 3093 / 2926 Palamedu ( Via ), Madurai Dist, 625 503 Tel: +91 - 1374 - 222624 / 224159
Fax: +91 - 471 - 227 2093 Tamil Nadu. India. Mob: +91 - 9411330495
E-Mail: email@example.com Tel : - 91 - (0) 94421 90661/ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.sivananda.org/ndam +91.9344677965 OR +91.452. Web: www.sivananda.org/netala
INTERNATIONAL COURSES IN 2007-08
For Non Indians / Non-Resident Indians
Course / Programme Dates Location Tent Dormitory
11 Nov – 9 Dec 2007 Neyyar Dam US$1700 – US$1925 US$2250
2 Dec – 30 Dec 2007 Madurai US$1400 US$1600 US$1800 –
06 Jan – 03 Feb 2008* Neyyar Dam US$1700 – US$1925 US$2250
27 Jan – 24 Feb 2008 Madurai US$1400 US$1600 US$1800 –
Teachers Training Course
16 Mar – 13 Apr 2008 Neyyar Dam US$1700 – US$1925 US$2250
20 Apr – 18 May 2008 Netala – – US$1925 US$2250
05 Oct – 02 Nov 2008 Netala – – US$1925 US$2250
16 Nov – 14 Dec 2008 Neyyar Dam US$1700 – US$1925 US$2250
30 Nov – 28 Dec 2008 Madurai US$1400 US$1600 US$1800 –
Advanced TTC (ATTC) 10 Feb – 09 Mar 2008* Neyyar Dam US$1700 – US$1925 US$2250
9 Sept – 23 Sept 2007 Netala – – US$600 US$800
06 Jan – 21 Jan 2008 Madurai US$600 US$660 US$740 –
Sadhana Intensive (SI)
25 May – 08 Jun 2008 Netala – – US$660 US$880
14 Sep – 28 Sep 2008 Netala – – US$660 US$880
Fasting & Detoxification 14 Dec – 28 Dec 2007 Neyyar Dam – – – US$1550
Programme 16 Dec – 30 Dec 2008 Neyyar Dam – – – US$1550
20 Apr – 18 May 2008 Neyyar Dam – – US$500 –
To be announced Madurai – – – –
* International courses with European and Indian languages translation depending on demand, otherwise all courses are in English.
Advanced registration is necessary for all courses.
All course donations are subject to change without notice. This donation includes food, accommodation and classes per person.
For more information and registration visit our web site: www.sivananda.org or email: email@example.com
YOGA VACATION PROGRAMMES (per night/person)
Ashram Dates Season/duration Tent Dorm
Two courses every month Rs.450 Rs.450 Rs.600
(October – April)
1st to 14th and 16th to 29th
Dhanwantari Ashram, Low Season
(Minimum 3 nights stay required) Rs.350 Rs.350 Rs.500
Neyyar Dam, Kerala (May – September)
YACP * 21 Dec 2007 – 04 Jan 2007 Minimum 3 nights Rs.550 Rs.550 Rs.700
YACP * 21 Dec 2008 – 04 Jan 2008 Minimum 3 nights Rs.550 Rs.550 Rs.700
Rs. 6000 (Temp.
Meenakshi Ashram, dorm); Rs. 7000
Two courses every month Minimum two week
Madurai, Tamil Nadu (New Dorm, ladies –
1st to 14th and 16th to 29th stay required
for two weeks
Open in summer months only
Sivananda Kutir, Minimum one week
Visit www.sivananda.org/netala – Rs.450 Rs.550
Netala, Himalayas stay is required
for specific dates
* YACP – Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Programme
BASIC ASHRAM SCHEDULE
Prior booking is required for Yoga Vacation programmes.
Contact the concerned ashram directly for details. 05.20am Wake up
Ayurvedic treatments including oil massage and Panchakarma 06.00am Satsang (meditation, chanting, talk)
rejuvenation therapy are available at Dhanwantari Ashram.
07.30am Tea time
Yoga Vacation is not available during International Courses in
Meenakshi Ashram and Sivananda Kutir. 08.00am Yoga asana class
10.00am Vegetarian meal
12.30pm Karma Yoga / Selfless service
Twin Share: Room with two beds and attached bathroom.
Dormitory: Large sleeping room with several beds & shared bath rooms. 01.30pm Tea time
Temp Dorm: Dormitory with thatched roof. 02.00pm Coaching class (optional)
Tent: Bring your own tent with mattress.
03.30pm Yoga asana class
For all accommodation, two bed sheets, a pillow with cover and
06.00pm Vegetarian meal
a mosquito net will be provided.
08.00pm Satsang ( meditation, chanting, talk)
10.30pm Lights out