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Yoga Training & Lifestyle Blog

What Our TTC Graduates Say!

Worldwide Testimonials for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Toronto, Canada * Singapore * Montevideo, Uruguay * Vienna, Austria * New York City, United States * England, United Kingdom * Tel Aviv, Israel * Salem, Massachusetts * Groningen, The Netherlands * Lisbon, Portugal The Sivananda organization and its Yoga Teacher Training Course are largely founded on the principle of “unity in diversity.” Our founder, Swami Vishnudevananda, invited people from all walks of life to practice yoga together. He firmly believed that yoga was one of the best ways for humanity to realize the oneness that connects us all — and our …

Raw Vegan Ice Cream Cake

This recipe first came to us from one of our Yoga Teacher Training graduates and Karma Yogis, Hanuman. He created his first raw vegan ice cream cake in our boutique’s health hut in 2012, and he continues to make them for his loved ones at home. This is …

Why Do Yoga Teacher Training Students Wear a Yellow and White Uniform?

In 1969, a master yogi named Swami Vishnudevananda created the first yoga teacher training in the West. Spurred by a vision of training generations of yogic peace ambassadors, he mapped out a curriculum from all he had learned from his guru, Swami Siva …

Recipes for Grilling Vegetarian Style

Summer is here! And that means barbecues, outdoor picnics, and parties are filling up the weekends. And if you live in the United States, 4th of July celebrations are also right around the corner! From a yogic perspective, it’s important to not only ke …

Detox Dandelion Green Smoothie

Spring is the time to lighten up! As far as a successful detox goes, leafy greens play a key role. Dandelion greens have especially powerful detox properties, and you can buy them inexpensively in a store, or even pick them from your own yard or garden …

The Meaning of Satsang

“…the beginner will do well to take the opportunity that comes in his way to strengthen his own aspirations by communion with others who share them.” — Swami Sivananda, Bliss Divine Everyone is encouraged to attend both satsangs every day in the ashr …

Yoga Around the World: Guest Stories

Finally! One of the biggest trends in the world today is good for you. Yoga is a growing practice in North America, Latin and South America, Japan, China, Europe and Asia. Recent statistics indicate there are 300 million people now practicing yoga worl …

Personal Stories: Connecting with the Sivananda Yoga Postures

Each week for the next 12 weeks, we will be posting a new posture story on our blog, following the sequence of the Sivananda Yoga practice. All are true stories from brave souls who were willing to share their inner workings and private relationship wi …

Finding and Feeling Gratitude in a Material World

Many of us have a foot in two different worlds. In the world of yoga, we learn about gratitude, selfless giving, and being grateful for what we have. We give to practice generosity, and to remind ourselves that we already have more than enough. Aspirin …

2017-2018 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

This season marks the 50-year anniversary of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. Since 1968, the ashram has served the mission of our founder and Guru, Swami Vishnudevananda, and our Master Swami Sivananda — by spreading peace, health, and joy through t …

Yoga & Recovery

Many of us first turned to yoga whilst looking for change. It takes great courage and openness to heal our negative habits and create new healthy ones. No matter our habits, addictions, or cravings, yogic practices can transform them from the inside ou …

Yogic Holidays and Their Meanings

Have you ever wondered about the history and culture behind yoga? Beyond asana classes, yoga has a rich cultural history, including many holidays that signify many important elements of yoga and its Vedic roots. At the ashram, in addition to honoring i …

4 (More) Hard Lessons I Learned From Karma Yoga

In 2014, Katie Papo (Ambika) wrote Three Hard Lessons I Learned from Karma Yoga, describing the culminating lessons of her experiences in the Karma Yoga/Residential Study Program at the ashram. After several more years in the karma yoga program, here s …
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