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Sivananda Yoga Vietnam:
Dalat Resort and Training Center

About Us

The Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center in Dalat, Vietnam is open year-round and offers courses, classes, and workshops for students, practitioners, spiritual seekers, and those looking for a healthier way of life with more meaning.

- Daily yoga classes
- Time in nature
- Discover your inner beauty
- Courses for all levels of practitioners
- Yoga teachers from around the world
- Come any time of the year

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Teacher Training

In 1969 Swami Vishnudevananda taught the first Yoga Teachers Training Course in the West. Over 40,000 teachers worldwide have graduated. The 4-week course gives you the proficiency to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others and is a profound personal experience. The benefits are increased strength and flexibility, greater awareness, improved concentration, enhanced self-esteem and a new-found sense of self-discipline.

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Yoga Vacation

Immerse yourself in the traditional ashram environment. Experience complete serenity in a naturally beautiful and peaceful setting, free from the noise and stimulation of the outside world.  Recharge yourself by surrendering to the ancient yogic lifestyle. Yoga vacations are available year-round.

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Beginner Courses

The beginners course is ideal for those new to Sivananda Yoga. This course gives you the full yogic experience, progressively introducing yoga asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy and it will cover the 5 points of Yoga. You will be immersed in the daily routine of yoga and will experience wholesome vegetarian meals. You will leave rested and refreshed with the basic knowledge of how to continue to practice at home.

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Meditation Courses

Why meditate?  Participants will study the mechanics of the mind and how to calm the mind and turn inward for Self-awareness. Learn to withdraw the senses and to take distance from the sensual world of objects which create desires, discontentment and restlessness in an endless pursuit of external happiness.

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Ayurveda Courses

Ayurveda is the science of life, including each of the constituents of "Ayu" or Life as taught in the ancient texts to its relevance in modern times as a healing modality. Some of Ayurveda's most insightful aspects on the physical, mental and spiritual levels will be covered with some detail.

Sivananda Yoga Health Educator

The Sivananda Institute of Health and Yoga offers a 900-hour certification as a Sivananda Yoga Health Educator in the holistic and therapeutic application of classical Yoga techniques and practices. The Sivananda Yoga Health Educator is qualified to work through a conscious and proactive model, empowering participants with the tools and Self-knowledge to restore their own health, to reduce stress and to restore balance and purpose to their life.  Currently being accredited through the International Association of Yoga Therapists

For Information about upcoming programs, retreats and more, please visit our Vietnam website:
Sivananda Yoga Vietnam


We extend a warm welcome to all yoga students and seekers to the Dalat Resort and Training Center, a place where relaxation meets with classical Yoga training with excellence!  
- Swami Sitaramananda

 

Location

Dalat, Vietnam Yoga Resort and Training Center is located at, K'lan a hillside resort by Tuyen Lam Lake, 20 min from Dalat city, surrounded by beautiful hills.  Dalat, “the city of eternal spring”, one hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City airport, is a famous tourist destination with fresh air and a mild climate.  The yoga and meditation classes will be held in a large, beautiful 2-story Yoga hall. The rooms are Western standard, with bathroom. The beautiful landscape, with pine forest, has many walking trails.

Schedule

  • 5:30 am.............Wake-up
  • 6:00 am.............Satsang
  • 8:00 am.............Yoga Class
  • 10:00 am..........Vegetarian Brunch
  • 11:00 am..........Karma Yoga
  • 1:00 pm............Workshop
  • 4:00 pm............Yoga Class
  • 6:00 pm............Dinner
  • 8:00 pm............Satsang
  • 10:30 pm..........Lights Out

Guests and students are expected to follow the schedule as much as to their capacity.

 


For Information about upcoming programs, retreats and more, please visit our Vietnam website:
Sivananda Yoga Vietnam

Languages

Courses will be taught primarily in English with Vietnamese simultaneous translation.  However check on each course page to see which languages before signing up for a course.

Accommodations

Tenting

Guests may bring their own tent and gear and camp on the land. Sleep closer to nature in the fresh, open air. There are deck platforms designated for tenting.

  - $27/night per person

  • Tenting available from Oct. 15th - Apr. 15th
  • Tenting optional from Apr. 15th - Jun. 1st
  • Not available from Jun. 1st - Oct. 15th

Dorm Options

The building dorms are fully equipped with western style facilities.

 - 4-person...........: $34/night per person
 - 3-person...........: $39/night per person
 - Double..............: $46/night per person
 - Single...............: $66/night

The cost includes price of classes, accommodations, and food.  Holiday Surcharge of $15 per night will apply on holiday weekends.

Non-Overnight Rates

If you will not be spending the night at the ashram, rates are as follows:
- Meal Only: $5
- Yoga Asana/Pranayama Class Only: $10
- Meal and Class: $12
- Day Rate: $24 (include 2 meals and 2 yoga class)

Meals

Two buffet-style vegetarian meals are served daily. Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions, and caffeinated beverages. 

What to bring

We suggest that guests bring comfortable, modest clothing.  We suggest footwear for walking/hiking, suitable outdoor clothing, a warm sweater, sweat pants, slip on sandals (footwear is not allowed in buildings), flashlight, and a meditation shawl.

Currency

Vietnamese dong is the local currency. Currently there is an exchange rate of 22,500 dong for 1 US dollar.

Wireless Internet Access

We have an open and free wireless internet connection available, although we do not encourage its use during your stay. 

Cell Phones

SIM card for your phone needs to be puchased at the airport before coming to the resort.

Weather

Da Lat is the city of eternal spring and the weather is temperate. The average high tempearature throughout the year is 72 - 76 degrees F (22 - 25 C).  The low is 54 - 60 F ( 12 - 16 C).  The rainy season in Da Lat is from mid April until mid November.  If you are coming during these months please bring appropriate clothing.

Special Services

  * Many places for walking around the grounds
  * Ayurvedic consultations and wellness massage therapies are available year round by appointment
  * Spiritual counselling with a Swami is available by appointment.
  * Laundry service is available

Guidelines and Rules

We ask that you do not bring any meat, eggs, drugs or weapons of any kind to the Resort.  No smoking, alcohol, drugs, or nudity are permitted on the grounds. To maintain the purity and spiritual purpose of the Resort, we ask that all guests and residents follow the schedule of events of our daily program. Attendance at all Satsangs and at least one Yoga class per day is required. 

Karma Yoga

The Yoga of selfless service. All visitors are encouraged to join our staff (all non-paid volunteers) in this service during our daily scheduled Karma Yoga Hour.

Children

Families with children are always welcome. Parents must supervise their children (except when they are enrolled in Kids Camp). Pay half price for children 12 years and under.

Couples sharing accommodations

Please note that at the resort we follow the classical yoga teaching of celibacy.  This means that we maintain separate accommodations for men and women. Exceptions are made for married couples and for families.  

Dress Code

  - no nudity or transparent clothes
  - no low cut tops
  - no bare midriffs (tops should be able to tuck into the trousers)

How to get here / Transportation

The resort is 1/2 hour from the Lien Khuong airport . If you come from intenrational cities, you can take flights to Hochiminh City and to Hanoi city then take a direct local flight (Vietnam airlines run twice daily flights from HCM to Dalt) . Then take a taxi to K'lan resort, by the Tuyen Lam Lake, near the tourist attraction "Duong Ham dat set ".  You need to reserve your stay in advance. We prefer no drop in. Minimum stay is 3 days. 

Surrounding Area / Tourist attractions

There are many tourist attractions in the surrounding area including:

  • waterfalls
  • pagodas and temples
  • lakes
  • hiking trails
  • walking trails
  • markets  

Dalat City is 20 minutes by taxi from the resort and has a beautiful market where you can buy flowers, fruits, souvenirs and more.  Several waterfalls are close by.  The major industries in Dalat are horticulture and tourism. Dalat is named "the city of eternal spring".  Flowers, fruits and vegetables are abundant, specially artichokes, avocados and strawberries. Dalat's festival of flowers is famous and takes place yearly from the end of December to January.

 


For Information about upcoming programs, retreats and more, please visit our Vietnam website:
Sivananda Yoga Vietnam