“Health is Wealth, Peace of Mind is Happiness, Yoga Shows the Way”
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (SYVC)
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. In 1957, Swami Vishnudevananda, on instructions from his guru, Swami Sivananda, came to the West to bring the teachings of yoga. He established the first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centre in Montreal, Canada, in 1959. To date there are close to 60 Sivananda locations (ashrams, yoga centres and affiliated centres) around the world. Over 45,000 teachers have been trained in the TTC programs. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams and Centers are recognized worldwide for teaching yoga authentically, preserving its purity and tradition dating back several thousand years. We also offer a wide range of programs and even the possibility for spiritual growth through Karma yoga as a temporary or full time staff program participant.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
LEADING A LIFE IN TUNE WITH NATURE
Practicing and teaching the ancient yogic knowledge of health, peace, unity in diversity and Self-realization.
To help all realize their highest potential and find inner peace. Inner peace will bring outer peace.
- We relate to people as their inner nature and do not judge or value ourselves based on race, gender, occupation, performance, material conditions or personality.
- Be in the world and not of the world.
- Simple living, high thinking.
- Adapt, adjust, accommodate-highest yoga.
- Group positive intentions and prayers make miracles.
- We serve everyone equally with respect.
- We respect traditions and understand there are values in timeless teachings.
- Worship sages, saints and our gurus. The blind can’t lead the blind.
Acharya of West Coast and East Asia
Sivananda Yoga: Health, Peace & Unity
Documentary Film by Benoy K. Behl
Celebrations to Swami Vishudevananda 60th year of work in the world (1957 – 2017) Swami Sivananda send Swami Vishnu to the West in 1957 with 10 rupees and the words “People are Waiting”. With that Swami Vishnu started the entire International Sivananda Yoga Organization that now has 11 ashrams and more then 30 centers around the world and trained more than 45,000 Yoga Teachers to bring Peace into this chaotic world.
The Four Paths of Yoga
COMPLETE SYNTHESIS OF YOGA
READ WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING
“Cheerfulness, harmony, serenity, faith, love, and compassion harmonize the body, relax the tissues and muscles and open them to the inflow of vital force.”
– Swami Vishnudevananda
Check out our Blog
LEARN, INSPIRE, TRANSFORM
Our Sivananda Yoga Farm Blog has numerous articles, videos, and talks given by our senior teachers over the years.
Make a Donation
CONTRIBUTE TO WORLD PEACE
The Sivananda Yoga Farm is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
SIVANANDA YOGA FARM
14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Telephone: (+1) 530 272 9322