Online Program

Yoga is Alive! Spiritual Practices and Inspirations in Times of Change


Swami Hridyananda
Tuition: $69

Hours: 4.5 hours

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Use thought-power for healing and releasing limiting beliefs and habits
  • Align your body and daily practices for optimal wellbeing
  • Learn how yoga can help control your thoughts
  • Use meditation to find stillness in the mind


Swami Sivananda taught that “thoughts are living things.” Any thought that crosses the mind of a person gives rise to vibrations that travel far and wide in all directions, creating success or its opposite on their path. In his book Thought Power, he shared guidance for directly applying wholesome, constructive, and inspiring thoughts to achieve success, peace, health, happiness, and God-realization.

In this program, you learn how to use thought-power for healing, increasing creativity, organization, and overcoming habitual and intrusive thoughts and habits. We will use a combination of theory and daily practice to learn how to align our bodies, food choices, and surroundings to increase a positive way of thinking and living. Most of all, you will learn that yoga checks, controls, and stops the root function of the mind—thought. When thought is transcended, intuition opens and Self-knowledge supervenes.

This program includes daily meditation practice, and you will gain the skill and understanding that you need to live out these teachings of Swami Sivananda: “You yourself make, by the power of your thought, your destiny. You can undo it if you like. All faculties, energies, and powers are latent in you. Unfold them, and become free and great.”

Requirements & Recommendations: 

  • No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
  • Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
  • Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
  • Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device.  For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
  • Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.
  • Course Materials: Please have a notebook, pen, and a candle that you can arrange at eye level depending if you are sitting on a chair or on the floor. Other course materials are provided on the event page.

Course Includes:

  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual
  • Full lifetime access video

Swami Hridyananda is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and senior staff at the  Yoga Retreat. She has spent over 35 years teaching different aspects of yoga, as well as teaching in Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. She also teaches meditation, thought power, chanting, and supports individuals on their inner transformative journey.

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