SivAnanda Yoga is an integrative yoga practice designed was created to elevate and transform the human consciousness. It focuses on 5 major tenets of yoga: breathing, exercise, diet, relaxation, and Meditation. These practices serve as the centerpiece through which spiritual teachings and verses are woven.
What to expect
Sivananda classes are typically 90 minutes long. A class includes Sanskrit chanting, the 12 core poses, meditation, pranayama practice (breathwork), and relaxation.
Swami Vishnu-Devananda, the primary student of Swami Sivananda and a dedicated follower of his teachings, founded Sivananda Yoga in 1957.