About Us

100% volunteer-run, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in San Francisco is dedicated to disseminating the pure, classical teachings of yoga to the ever-expanding population of practitioners in the West (over 20 million in America alone).

Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in San Francisco leads the way in guiding practitioners to a deeper philosophical immersion into the holistic system of yogic life.

Mission statement: Practicing and teaching the ancient yogic knowledge of health, peace, unity in diversity, and Self-realization.  

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization was founded by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1957. It is dedicated to the teaching of classical Yoga and Vedanta to promote physical, mental and spiritual health.

The Organization is recognized internationally as one of the most important and authentic yoga institutions in the world. A global network of Ashrams and city Centers offer teachings on all aspects of yoga and meditation, including our world-renowned Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC).

“Kindle the light of love in the heart and radiate love and light to one and all.”
- Swami Sivananda

Sunrise meditation at the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center in Dalat, Vietnam.


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