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Yoga Training & Lifestyle Blog

Autumn Apple Crisp

It’s apple-picking season around North America and they are in abundance. Need something to do with all those apples? Here’s the perfect fall-inspired sweet treat that’s simpler than a pie, and just as delicious! Serves 8-12 Filling 7-9 medium-large apples Lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 2/3 cup sugar 2 tsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp arrowroot starch 1/4 cup water (you can also use apple juice) Toppings 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats 1/2 cup almond meal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar (cane sugar or coconut sugar recommended) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup pecans (roughly …

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 Nethe …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Life Change Through Yoga Teacher Training

The Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) was created not only to train people to become yoga teachers but to become ambassadors of peace in the world. Now more than ever, we need people committed to their own personal transformation through yog …
Ayurveda for Healthy Air Travel

Ayurveda for Healthy Air Travel

  A comprehensive health-care science, Ayurveda emerged from the same Vedic culture as yoga, in northern India, and its foundations come from the Vedas, the oldest books in the world. Used for medical interventions and treatments, Ayurveda also em …

Yoga Nidra Meditative Relaxation

Take some deeply nourishing time to connect within during this guided Yoga Nidra meditative relaxation practice. These 30 minutes of self-care can be done seated or lying down, eyes open or closed. Save this page and use as often as possible! Why not . …
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