This page is to help consolodate the various International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers (ISYVC) in Asia under one umbrella page that links to all the different centers and locations. ISYVC was founded in 1961 by Swami Vishnudevananda. The current Acharya/ spiritual teacher of Asia is Swami Sitaramananda. There will be TTCs held in all the countries in Asia every year or sometimes every other year. There are also full-time centers now in Hochiminh, Vietnam, Dalat, Vietnam, and Tokyo, Japan. As Sivananda Yoga spreads in Asia, there will surely be more centers opening in the future.
Sivananda Yoga in Vietnam has had a great beginning with Teacher Training courses taking place there every year since 2010 and now we are teaching Advanced teacher training courses every other year. The city centers in Hochiminh and Dalat are thriving along with the affiliated center in Hanoi. In December of 2016 we will be opening a year-round yoga resort and training center in the beautiful mountains of Dalat. The resort is on 200 acres of land and is already built and ready for use. Many senior Swamis and teachers will be coming to the ashram to teach and we have a full schedule of courses and programs. Please visit the website to sign up for a course or vacation today.
Website - www.SivanandaYogaVietnam.org
Sivananda Yoga has a long history with Japan and the Japanese students. Swami Sitaramananda has been visiting Japn to give programs there for more then 10 years. Japanese students often come to the different ashram around the world for yoga retreats and teacher trainings especially to Vietnam, Thailand, and India. Japan had their own TTC which took place for the first time in 2013. There is a New city center in Tokyo which offers daily classes, workshops, special programs and much more. More recently Swami Sitaramananda visited Japan in Sept. 2014 to give programs throughout the country. Here are some photos from the visit to Japan.
Tokyo Center Website - http://www.sivananda.jp/eng.html
Sivananda Yoga has a long history with Taiwan. Swami Vishnudevananda visited Taiwan when he was alive and trained many students. Here is some historical pictures of Sivananda yoga in Taiwan. Since that time yoga has become very popular in Taiwan. The first official ISYVC TTC took place for the first time in December of 2013. This was the first International TTC held in a Chinese speaking country. Here is pictures from the 1st TTC. There continues to be monthly satsangs and programs organized by the students in Taiwan. Most recently Swami Narayana visited in Nov. 2014 and Swami Pranava will be visiting in April 2015. Check out this page for more on Sivananda Yoga in Taiwan including upcoming retreat dates.
Contact in Taiwan - Deviyani ([email protected])
China is the largest country in the world with the largest population, so bringing yoga to China is absolutely necessary to help bring peace and happiness to mankind. The first official Teacher Training course was successful and graduated 24 students in October 2015. There have been a number of other programs as well. Here are some photos. Please check out more information on the official ISYVC - China Website.