Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

NEW LOCATION IN THE HEART OF LOS ANGELES

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center is a volunteer-based non-profit, teaching traditional, classical yoga for health and peace of mind in Los Angeles for over 45 years. Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, the LA SYVC is a branch of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm located in Grass Valley, CA

Housed in a historic monument in the Jefferson Park/West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Center is near the corner of West Adams Boulevard and 7th Ave, just minutes east of the Crenshaw exit on the 10 freeway. Easy access via surface streets, too. (We moved from Marina del Rey in September 2019.)

Blessed Sivananda Yoga Community,

The Sivananda Yoga Center in Los Angeles is closed until California businesses are cleared to reopen.

This challenging time is our opportunity to turn inward, deepen our practice and keep our community strong and healthy. Through Satsang and our collective positive thoughts, we support each other and the world.

See below our online offerings: daily yoga classes, workshops and courses, plus Satsangs with Acharya Swami Sitaramananda. 

Boost your immune system by practicing all paths of Yoga; feel healthier and stronger in both body and mind.

Om Shanti,
Sivananda Yoga Center staff in Los Angeles

Online Yoga Classes

$4–8 | 4x day | Choose a 2-hour class at 8:00am or 4:00pm or a 90-minute Gentle class at 10:30am or 5:30pm—through the online software Zoom. Simply choose a class, register and you will receive a Zoom link. Please join the room 5 minutes ahead and have your mat, pillow, blanket already set up in your space at home.

Online Yoga Courses & Workshops

Join our courses and workshops from the comfort of your own home through the online web software Zoom. Register and you will receive a link to access your chosen program. Please join the room 5 minutes ahead and bring a notebook, pen and cushion.

Online Webinar Satsangs with Swami Sitaramananda

FREE | Wednesday 4/1

Practice of Self Enquiry – a meditation method to make you stronger in time of Covid 19

Join twice a week: Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00–8:00pm using the Zoom software. Just click on the Zoom link for the webinar 10 minutes before the start time. The online classroom is limited to 500 participants. Please bring a notebook, pen and cushion.

Our Offerings

A RICH VARIETY FOR YOUR WELLBEING

Yoga Retreats

Stay at the Center and immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle of self-healing and self-care.

Yoga Teacher Training

First time offered in Los Angeles! Join this life-transforming course from June 27 to July 25, 2020.

Yoga Health Education

Yoga offers fundamental support for all body/mind dis-ease. Consult an educator for a custom protocol.

Health is Wealth.

—Swami Vishnudevananda

Yoga Programs & Retreats

SIVANANDA YOGA LOS ANGELES

Hatha Yoga Classes

Join a classical Hatha Yoga class—all-levels, intermediate, or gentle. Harmonize and strengthen body, mind and soul.

Meditation & Chanting

Join us for daily satsang at 6:00am—also at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Workshops

Topics range from asanas, pranayama, vegetarian cooking, chanting and holistic health to Vedanta.

5-session Courses

Receive in-depth instruction in Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Positive Thinking and Meditation.

Testimonials

I was looking for yoga presented in the classical Indian style that teaches how the body and mind should work together. I found this yoga center years ago and have been coming here as often as I can ever since. They’ve moved to a larger house with lots of green space, beautiful trees, lush green grass and flowers, all making this a warm, welcoming, relaxed and peaceful oasis in the middle of the city to practice yoga and learn the classical yoga teachings. I especially enjoy the relaxed, non-competitive teaching method they use. Sometimes I come here just to sit quietly and read.

—Robert
Accountant
Dec. 2019

This isn’t a random yoga studio. Instead, it’s a historical and traditional yoga training center and community. I have been practicing yoga for over ten years. However, this is the first place for me to truly learn how to do each pose correctly. The staff are very welcoming, caring, experienced, and really commits to teaching pure and classical yoga.

—Shawn
Student
Jan 2020

I am learning to relax and breathe. I am learning the postures correctly at my own pace, with no pressure to do more than my body can do. Classes are not packed. I feel welcome.

—Maria
Electrician
Feb 2020

Sivananda Yoga in combination with the AA program was the only way I could stay clean and sober. For the first time in my life I felt a true “light” or God Consciousness. I lost weight without any struggling. I gradually started eating better and more in line with the way Sivananda Yoga cookbook suggest. I started hiking and praying and thinking of my life as a spiritual journey. What I most want to emphasize and what is most amazing to me is that the physical, mental and emotional changes occured effortlessly. Before there was always a struggle to keep the weight off, to stop substance abuse, and to maintain a spiritual practice. The amazing staff and community encouraged me to relax, to go easy, to be gentle with myself and my thoughts. I love Sivananda Yoga LA!
Thank you. God Bless.

—C
Mother
Feb 2020

Stunning! That is the word that comes to my mind repeatedly and captures your magnificent Ashram. I loved being there, and I now know I have a beautiful place for a quiet respite and deep spiritual connection.

—Barbara
Feb 2020

I absolutely loved every minute of my visit to the LA center. It was just what I needed. I am recharged and more positive for now. The LA Center is such a peaceful and welcoming place.

—Luciana
Public Health
Mar 2020

My mom practiced Sivananda Yoga and taught me when I was 7. Forty years later, it is still my favorite. There is nothing like Sivananda Yoga on the planet!

—Angela
Mother
Mar 2020

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