The mission of this Institution is to spread peace, health and joy through the practise of Yoga. All are welcome to these Ashrams and Centres, to learn not only about how Yoga can help maintain a healthy body, but also how Indian Yogic philosophy, applied in daily life, can help maintain an extremely peaceful mind and spirit.
In 1957, Swami Vishnudevananda on instructions from his Spiritual Guru, Swami Sivananda Saraswathi of Rishikesh, came to the West, to bring the teachings of Indian Yoga to the West. He established the first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Montreal, Canada, in 1959 and to date there are close to 60 Sivananda Locations (Ashrams, Yoga Centres and Affiliated Centres) around the globe. Over 26,000 teachers have been trained so far in this Institution.
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams and Centres are recognized worldwide, for teaching Yoga very authentically, preserving its purity and tradition, dating back several thousand years of India’s Spiritual History.
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