Beginners Yoga Courses

Learn the 5 Points of Yoga for Perfect Health

Discover a New Self

Our Beginners Yoga Courses are ideal for newcomers to Yoga or more seasoned practitioners who want to learn more about Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yoga immersion, progressively introducing:

Beginners yoga courses teach the foundational practices of Sivananda

 Yoga Immersion

You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals, leaving rested, refreshed and recharged.

Yoga at Home

You will gain basic knowledge of how to continue to practice yoga at home. You will begin to develop a lifestyle conducive to physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being.

List of Topics

Beginners yoga courses teach the 5 points of yoga for perfect health

Hatha Yoga – Asanas and Pranayama

  • Guide to the basic 12 postures
  • explanation of benefits of the postures
  • Difference between yoga asana and physical exercises
  • Yogic techniques of breathing

Classical Yoga Meaning

  • What is classical yoga?
  • Intro to the tradition and lineage of the yoga masters
  • What is the purpose of yoga
  • what are the methods of classical yoga?
  • Basic philosophy about happiness, health, life, freedom

Yoga Lifestyle

  • Vegetarian yogic diet – the how and why
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Positive thinking
  • Basic technique of meditation
  • The yogic daily routine

Daily Schedule

06:00 – 07:30 am – Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
08:00 – 10:00 am – Beginners Yoga Class: Asanas and Pranayama
10:00 – 10:45 am – Vegetarian Brunch
11:00 – 12:00 pm – Karma Yoga (selfless service)
01:00 – 02:30 pm – Beginners Workshop
03:00 – 04:00 pm – Free Time and Nature walks
04:00 – 06:00 pm – All Levels Open Yoga Class: Asanas and Pranayama
06:00 – 06:45 pm – Vegetarian Dinner
08:00 – 09:30 pm – Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture



Came here for the beginners yoga weekend with my mom and had a great time!  This place is a magical getaway from the stress of everyday life. I don’t have a lot experience with yoga besides the occasional class at my local 24 hour fitness so this proved to be a very immersive experience.  There’s a lot of focus on proper breathing, meditation as well as basic yoga.  The class leads, Anandamayi and Radhakrishna Dasa, were extremely helpful, funny and answered any questions that we had.  As I mentioned earlier there is a heavy focus on meditation and sitting cross-legged in silence for 30 minutes can be quite challenging for some with little experience such as myself.  All I can tell you is to brave through it and take it 5 minutes at a time, it feels sooo good to quiet the mind and just let go of the daily stress.  I felt 1000x better the next week at work than I usually do even after the most relaxing weekend.  The yoga itself wasn’t as challenging as I anticipated but that was nice.  The classes are small and intimate so if you’re not doing something properly the instructor can adjust you.

I am not a vegetarian and I thought the food was good. Not anything amazing but I was satisfied with every meal.  You are woken up at 5:30 every morning (2x) for meditation at 6am but its well worth it.  There is also 1 hour of “karma” yoga after brunch everyday but for us that was simply some weeding in their garden. It was a great break in the day and the 2 dogs running around were quite friendly.  

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the yoga farm. Everyone was extremely nice and it was exactly the immersive experience I needed.  Looking forward to coming back here again.

Oleg Y.

Palo Alto, CA, 10/30/2016

I want to thank you all for this amazing experience. I feel truly blessed to have spent the week here immersed into your way of living. The love and authenticity I’ve seen and felt here has been uncanny. You all have truly opened my eye in ways that is hard to describe with words. For awhile I have been feeling as if something has been missing in my life, an emptiness deep within.
Now I am able to identify that emptiness as resistance to the divine love of God. Through all the Bhakti classes, chanting, meditation, satsung and asana classes I have learned so much. As this week comes to an end  I feel more connected to God and the divine love within me (that I know now was there all along) than I ever have. I thank God for allowing me to stay open throughout this experience. I will continue to stay open and learn more about the yogic culture. As I follow my dharma, I will trust in each learning experience that guides me. For it is not my will, but thy will 🙂 
I cannot thank you enough for everything from the cleanliness of the cabins to the beauty you help maintain in nature, to the tastiest food I’ve ever eaten, to the love of all the amazing animals here and to the teachings I’ve received. I hope God blesses you all as much as you’ve blessed me.
Hollie Martin

April 2018

Course Teachers

Our beginners courses are taught by Sivananda Yoga Trained Staff.  All of our staff are 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified and have experience teaching in our Sivanananda centers and ashrams.

Beginners yoga courses are taught by our well trained ashram staff

Upcoming Dates

Dates Program Name Price see more... Register
November 15 - 17, 2019 Beginners Weekend Retreat $170.00
December 1 - 6, 2019 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $400.00
January 5 - 10, 2020 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $400.00

Check out our Blog


Our Sivananda Yoga Farm Blog has numerous articles, videos, and talks given by our senior teachers over the years.

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