The Center


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The great Yogi Swami Vishnudevananda’s extraordinary work continues! He arrived penniless in San Francisco in 1957, and from his vision and unceasing efforts grew an international organization promoting peace through the yogic lifestyle. 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). The closing of the Center over the summer has actually served to propel us forward. Popular yoga is ready to grow to the next level, as students around the world look to the traditional teachings for ways to deepen their practices and evolve into full physical, mental and spiritual health. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in San Francisco will lead the way in guiding practitioners to a deeper philosophical immersion into the holistic system of yogic life.