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:


Yoga Asanas

Asanas help to move the energy of the body so that you feel light and happy.



Breath is life.  When our breath is deep, slow, and rhythmic we feel balanced and peaceful.



The body’s natural way to recharge is by letting go and allowing nature to heal us.


Yoga Diet

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet high in vitamins, minerals and fibers gives us prana to thinking and act.



The mind is turbulent.  By quieting the mind and watching the thoughts we become aware and find the keys to happiness.

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.

An ounce of practice is worth tons of theory.

– Swami Vishnudevananda

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


Upcoming Dates

Dates Program Name Price see more... Register
June 11 - 16, 2024 Beginners Yoga Course $525.00
June 20 - 23, 2024 International Yoga Day Weekend Retreat $295.00
June 30 - July 3, 2024 Jyotish Beginners Course $108.00
July 9 - 14, 2024 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $525.00
August 20 - 25, 2024 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $525.00
September 17 - 22, 2024 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $525.00
October 29 - November 3, 2024 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $525.00
November 19 - 24, 2024 Jyotish Beginners Course $200.00
December 3 - 8, 2024 Beginners Yoga Course, Level 1 $525.00

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