International Yoga Day at the Center

With Swami SitaramanandaWednesday, June 21, 2017
7:00 am–4:00 pm



You are invited to a day of free programs in celebration of International Yoga Day and the 60th anniversary of the Sivananda Yoga mission in the world. Founder Swami Vishnudevananda arrived in San Francisco in 1957. We are honored to have Acharya Swami Sitaramananda with us to lead the program. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and an extremely knowledgable and inspiring speaker.

7:00-8:30am Sunrise satsang at Stern Grove park. Silent meditation and chanting, plus a talk on the far-reaching benefits of yoga. Meet near the stage, or join us at the Center at 6:50am and we'll walk down together. Dress warmly.

8:30-9:30am  Pranayama and asana session at Stern Grove. Bring your mat. Wear layers.

10:00am-12:00pm  Workshop with Swami Sitaramananda on Karma, Dharma and Relationship, back at the Center. "Suffering is due to Karma of the past. When actions are done with Love, then Karma becomes Dharma."

12:00pm   Free vegetarian lunch

2:00-4:00pm  Swami Sitaramananda will talk on the 60th anniversary of Swami Vishnudevananda's mission, at the Center.

Your presence means a lot to us. Please spread the word. Everyone is welcome.


Swami Sitaramananda

Swami Sitaramananda is a monastic from Saraswati order from the Sankaracharya-Sivananda lineage, expert teacher in Yoga Philosophy and Yogic methods from the 4 classical paths of Yoga for more than 30 years. She is senior disciple of Himalayan Yoga Master Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of H.H. Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. She is presently acharya of US west coast Centers and Ashrams, as well as Asia, especially Vietnam from where she hails. She met Swami Vishnudevananda in Val Morin, Canada at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in 1981 and has devotedly served her Guru and her Guru's organization—the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers—since then. She has been director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA for 20 years. Swami Sitaramananda has taught many international Yoga Teachers Training Courses in California, Vietnam, Taiwan and India and is also teaching regularly at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in Nassau Bahamas.

She is the author of Positive Thinking Manual, Essentials Yoga Practice and Philosophy (translated in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese) and Swamiji Said, a collection of teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in His Own Words, as well as two poem books. She is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda. Some of her audio lectures on Yoga Life, articles and webinar presentations can be found on the website