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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

It is the ego which separates the individual from unity with others and within himself. For the ego asserts ‘I-ness.’

—Swami Vishnudevananda

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Sivananda Essentials

Take home skills you can use in your daily life.

 

To live a healthy lifestyle at home, learn the basics while you’re on vacation!

If it’s your first time at the Yoga Retreat or you are new to Sivananda Yoga, take one of our Essentials Courses in meditation, positive thinking, or yoga foundations. Learn new skills, make new friends, and bring home a new yoga practice to improve your daily life.

Offered year-round, each course offers practical strategies to enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In just one workshop per day, learn to manage stress, live healthfully, and build new habits. You’ll also get one private yoga class per day for your course’s group, guided by an experienced senior teacher — and the rest of the day is yours for beach time, sunshine, and other ashram workshops.

Essentials of Yoga I
A perfect yoga for beginners course — and for those new to Sivananda Yoga.

Essentials of Yoga II
A great option for return guests who want to take their yoga practice to the next level.

Essentials of Yoga III
A more in-depth course for those looking to fine-tune their postures and dive deeper into yoga philosophy.

Essentials of Positive Thinking
Discover how to let go of negative thought patterns once and for all — so you can create the life you want.

Essentials of Meditation
The secret to balanced living and spiritual insight — refresh your inner discipline and build your own meditation practice for home.

 

While you are here …
  • Learn practical tools and techniques
  • Live in an authentic yogic environment
  • Experience deep relaxation and well-being
  • Enjoy the full integration of your body, mind, and spirit
  • Discover simple new ways to access ongoing vitality and peace in your life.
Experience a balance of course time and free time.

You’ll meet for one workshop each day — and still have plenty of time for the beach and other ashram programs and experiences.

Return home lighter, brighter, and ready to re-engage in everything you do with a positive outlook and strategies for self-care and personal growth.

 



Sivananda Essentials Course
September 28 — 30, 2018
Parvati Chaitanya

Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
October 4 — 8, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

This inspiring course provides you with the essentials to jumpstart your own yoga practice — whether you are new to yoga or have experience in classes.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
October 5 — 7, 2018
Narayani Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
October 12 — 14, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
October 15 — 19, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
October 19 — 21, 2018
Parvati Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
October 29 — November 2, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

Discover simple, practical tools for entertaining positive and creative thoughts.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
November 2 — 4, 2018
Parvati Chaitanya

Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
November 9 — 11, 2018
Narayani Chaitanya

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
November 15 — 19, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

This inspiring course provides you with the essentials to jumpstart your own yoga practice — whether you are new to yoga or have experience in classes.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
November 23 — 25, 2018
Pranava Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
November 26 — 30, 2018
Parvati Chaitanya

Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
December 2 — 6, 2018
Pranava Chaitanya

In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
December 7 — 9, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
December 10 — 14, 2018
Narayani Chaitanya

Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
December 17 — 21, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

Discover simple, practical tools for entertaining positive and creative thoughts.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
January 4 — 6, 2019
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
January 7 — 11, 2019
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

This inspiring course provides you with the essentials to jumpstart your own yoga practice — whether you are new to yoga or have experience in classes.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
January 18 — 20, 2019
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
January 21 — 25, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
January 25 — 27, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
February 1 — 3, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
February 4 — 8, 2019
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

This inspiring course provides you with the essentials to jumpstart your own yoga practice — whether you are new to yoga or have experience in classes.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
February 9 — 13, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

Discover simple, practical tools for entertaining positive and creative thoughts.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
February 14 — 16, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 1 — 3, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 4 — 8, 2019
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

This inspiring course provides you with the essentials to jumpstart your own yoga practice — whether you are new to yoga or have experience in classes.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 9 — 13, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 14 — 16, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 22 — 24, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 25 — 29, 2019
Krishna Chaitanya

Develop a more precise and focused asana practice and deepen your knowledge of yoga philosophy.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
March 30 — April 3, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

Discover simple, practical tools for entertaining positive and creative thoughts.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
April 4 — 6, 2019
Rukmini Chaitanya

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
April 7 — 11, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

This inspiring course provides you with the essentials to jumpstart your own yoga practice — whether you are new to yoga or have experience in classes.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
April 12 — 14, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
April 25 — 27, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

In this weekend program, you will discover the connection between your thinking, emotions, and health and learn simple practical tools for enhancing your thought power.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
April 28 — May 2, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
May 3 — 5, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
May 6 — 10, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

Discover simple, practical tools for entertaining positive and creative thoughts.

 
Sivananda Essentials Course
May 16 — 18, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

In this weekend program, learn meditation to improve your concentration and happiness and experience less stress and anxiety in daily life.

 

 

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Meeting just a few hours a day, each course schedule is designed so that you experience a learning immersion, with plenty of time to participate in the ashram’s offerings and, of course, spend time on the beach! Sivananda Essentials draw on ancient yogic wisdom for establishing inner and outer health and peace, and incorporate the Five Keys to a Yogic Lifestyle as taught by Swami Vishnudevananda.

These are:

  • Healthy exercise (yoga postures/asanas)
  • Conscious breathing (pranayama)
  • Deep relaxation
  • Proper diet
  • Positive thinking and meditation
Gain expert guidance from experienced instructors.

Sivananda Essentials are taught by senior teachers and staff of the ashram, each one with years of experience studying, living, and teaching yoga practices, philosophy, and lifestyle.


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