Embark on your journey into the practice of yoga and start your practice in the ideal setting of the ashram. This course follows the Five Points of Yoga created by Swami Vishnudevananda for health and inner peace: proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation. Through immersion into the basics of yoga and extensive guided practice and theory studies, you 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.
Review our Foundation Yoga Courses Page for related courses and further details.
Mandatory Book: Yoga Mind & Body, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (available at the Ashram’s boutique from December – June, online and at the Sivananda Centers' stores worldwide.)
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Small classes, beautiful surroundings, and carefully orchestrated steps to the asanas made the course a success for everyone. I leave with my heart singing and my mind quiet – recharged, ready to learn more, and to make yoga part of my life. Thank you. Om Shanti. — Leslie Hiebert
The course was a transformative experience. I learned about the meaning, purpose and intention of the asanas, but in addition the whole universe of spiritual practice has unfolded before me. — Judith Penski
I would not have missed this powerful introduction to the foundations of Sivananda Yoga (principles, philosophy, asanas) for the world. Also, the people who I met in the course were amazing. The experience provided an opportunity to develop deep attachments in a short time. The teacher was brilliant and created an atmosphere conducive to learning. Magic quality. — Siobhan Stevenson, Toronto
The Yoga for Beginners Course offered me a basis I can build on. Thank you! — Nanda Affonso