After 30 years at 1200 Arguello, Center has relocated to 1185 Vicente Street. Center building consist of two rooms, large and beautiful main asana room, with oak floors and a high ceiling and second room, which also serve as Ayurveda treatment room. A full kitchen is centrally located. Ashram offer daily yoga classes, Hatha Yoga courses, meditation courses, and other spiritual activities. The Center teaches methods to attain physical, mental, and spiritual health through a classical system of Yoga. Their goal is to bring physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to all through the rich teaching of classical, authentic, traditional Yoga and Vedanta.
Swami Sivananda is the inspiration behind the teachings of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda, one of Master Sivananda ‘s main disciples, sent by him to the West in 1957 to teach Classical Yoga and Vedanta. Swami Sivananda is considered the SatGuru of the organization, the Master of Yoga, who in contemporary times revived the classical teachings and made the Synthesis of Yoga accessible to the West through his disciples.
By closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in our modern world, Swami Vishnudevananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of Yoga into 5 basic principles, which can easily be incorporated into your own pattern of living, to provide a long, healthy and happy life. Proper Exercise – Asana, Proper Breathing – Pranayama, Proper Relaxation – Savasana, Proper Diet – Vegetarian, Positive Thinking and Meditation – Vedanta and Dhyana. The body is a vehicle for the soul, and has specific requirements, which must be fulfilled for it to function smoothly and supply the optimum mileage.