Yoga for Beginners

September 7 - 11, 2014


Embark on your journey into the practice of Yoga by taking this Beginners Course and start your practice in the ideal setting of the Yoga Retreat. This course follows the 5 Points of Yoga created by Swami Vishnudevananda for health and inner peace: 1) proper exercise, 2) proper breathing, 3) proper relaxation, 4) proper diet, and 5) positive thinking and meditation. Through immersion into the basics of Yoga and extensive guided practice and theory studies, this course will build your Yoga practice on a solid foundation that will be sure to give you a stable and joyous practice to last a lifetime.

Course topics include:

  • The 12 basic asanas, sun salutation, breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation
  • Introduction to Yoga philosophy¬† & sacred texts
  • The 4 paths of Yoga

Mandatory Book: Yoga Mind & Body, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. (Available online and at the Sivananda Centers' stores worldwide.)

The June 2012 course will be taught by Sylvie Boisclair (Saraswati). The other courses will be taught by senior staff of the Ashram.