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What a beautiful heart space Sivananda Yoga Retreat is and such a lovely flow: one moment you’re taking a yoga class, the next listening to incredible teachers from many different backgrounds or swimming in the warm clear blue Caribbean sea and soaking up the rays on beautiful paradise beach.

—Guest from Leeds, United Kingdom

Sivananda Essentials

Take home skills you can use in your daily life.

Rejuvenate while you are here and discover yogic lifestyle practices for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being and transform your life from the inside out.

The single best way to come to the Yoga Retreat for the first time, Sivananda Essentials invite you to learn and experience the lifestyle and practices that form the foundation of the Sivananda approach to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Offered year-round, each course offers enjoyable, experiential learning through presentations and guided practice, providing you with invaluable tools and skills for creating vitality, happiness, and health.

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

Essentials of Yoga II
Great for return guests who want more of what Sivananda Yoga has to offer.

Essentials of Yoga III
Advance your studies and practice.

Essentials of Positive Thinking
Take a practical and inspiring approach to mastering your destiny.

Essentials of Meditation
The secret to balanced living and spiritual insight.

 

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 a couple of hours each day — and still have plenty of time for the beach and other ashram experiences.

You will return home lighter, brighter, and ready to re-engage in everything you do with a positive outlook and skillful means for self-care and spiritual development.

Pathways of Study

For those committed to learning more about yoga, we offer several recommended pathways of study that begin with one or more of the Sivananda Essentials: Yoga Jumpstart, Yoga Lifestyle, Yoga Foundations, and Yoga Destiny.

Interested? Find out more.



Sivananda Core Course
March 25 — 29, 2017
Sivakami

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 Core Course
March 30 — April 3, 2017
Pranava

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
April 10 — 14, 2017
Pranava

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
April 21 — 23, 2017
Parvati Chaitanya

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
April 28 — 30, 2017
Parvati Chaitanya

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
May 1 — 5, 2017
Krishna 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 Core Course
May 12 — 14, 2017
Sivakami

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
May 22 — 26, 2017
Pranava

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
June 5 — 9, 2017
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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 Core Course
June 22 — 26, 2017
Sivakami

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 Core Course
June 27 — July 1, 2017
Parvati Chaitanya

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
July 3 — 7, 2017
Parvati Chaitanya

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
July 9 — 13, 2017
Sivakami

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 Core Course
July 15 — 19, 2017

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
July 21 — 23, 2017

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
July 24 — 28, 2017
Sivakami

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 Core Course
July 31 — August 4, 2017
Parvati Chaitanya

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
August 7 — 11, 2017
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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 Core Course
August 13 — 17, 2017

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
August 18 — 20, 2017

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 Core Course
August 22 — 26, 2017

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
September 3 — 7, 2017
Narayani Chaitanya

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
September 8 — 10, 2017

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 Core Course
September 18 — 22, 2017
Swami Hridyananda

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

 
Sivananda Core Course
September 25 — 29, 2017

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.

 

 

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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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