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2019 Catalog Welcome Letter

As we enter into our 51st year, we share these words of inspiration and guidance by Swami Sivananda, from the book Sivananda Upanishads, a collection of his handwritten letters complied by his disciple, our founder Swami Vishnudevananda. 1st January 19 …

Swadhyaya: Studying the Sacred, Studying Yourself

“Swadhyaya inspires and elevates the mind to high spiritual altitude.” -Swami Sivananda on Swadhyaya Swadhyaya, also known as “self-study” or daily study of the scriptures, is one of the five niyamas. An important tool the yogi uses to overcome the “mo …

Why Do Yoga Teacher Training Students Wear a Yellow and White Uniform?

In 1969, a master yogi named Swami Vishnudevananda created the first yoga teacher training in the West. Spurred by a vision of training generations of yogic peace ambassadors, he mapped out a curriculum from all he had learned from his guru, Swami Siva …

Recipes for Grilling Vegetarian Style

Summer is here! And that means barbecues, outdoor picnics, and parties are filling up the weekends. And if you live in the United States, 4th of July celebrations are also right around the corner! From a yogic perspective, it’s important to not only ke …