Centre de Yoga
Yoga Geneva
Getting Started
How to Start

· Come and try a free open class on Mondays at 8.00pm
· There are beginners' courses held several times a month.
· Yoga 1 and Yoga 2 courses prepare you for the normal-level classes.
·  A minimum of 5 participants is needed. Please register in advance.
· If you miss one course session you may make it up by taking a normal-level class
  during the following month.
· A large number of classes on a drop-in basis are held
  for those who already practise yoga.


Saturday from 2 to 6 pm
19th May

2 pm Lecture: Introduction to Yoga with demonstration of postures
3 pm Trial class
4 pm Introduction to meditation
5 pm Information on yoga vacation,
and the Teachers' Training Courses.
During the Open House there is a 10 % reduction on all yoga courses and multi-class cards.
Free of charge. Thank you for arriving 10 min before the activity begins.
Free Open Class

Free trial class
Monday at 8pm

 Free of charge to allow you to discover the Sivananda Centre.
 No need to book - Please come 10 minutes in advance.
Who We Are

Yoga at the heart of Geneva
The Sivananda Yoga Centre, founded in 1975, is the ideal environment for your practice with a surface of 160 m2 and three light and airy rooms. Choose from over 25 activities a week. In the reception area take the time to relax, share experiences with interesting people and receive advice from our teachers about any yoga matters. For 40 years, our priority is classical teaching of yoga, attention to detail and individual consultations.

The teaching team
The Sivananda Yoga Centre is directed by Swami Sivadasananda, a long-standing disciple of the founder Swami Vishnudevananda, who has over 25 years’ experience teaching yoga. In Geneva, a team of about 15 teachers, qualified with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, ensure an authentic teaching experience.

What we teach
A yoga class comprises a series of postures (asanas) that help you to release tension in your muscles and develop strength, flexibility and physical fitness.
The breathing exercises (pranayama) increase the life force.
The relaxation exercises are the basis for rest and inner bliss.

Swami Vishnudevananda
“Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.”
- Swami Vishnudevananda
The Teachings

Do you want to improve your health?
Do you want to reduce stress and have a greater sense of calm?
Do you need to boost your energy?

The 5 principles of yoga will leave you glowing with health:

1. Proper exercice:
Asanas or postures to improve flexibility, create a stronger skeletal system and improve circulation and muscle tone.

2. Proper breathing: Pranayama (control of the breath) breathing exercises to increase energy levels and improve concentration.

3. Proper relaxation: Complete physical and mental relaxation using specific techniques to calm the nervous system.

4. Proper diet: A complete diet - vegetarian - that nourishes the body and mind and provides a primary source of energy.

5. Positive thinking & meditation:
Developing concentration, mental strength and intuition as a path to inner peace.

To Register

· Please register for all courses, workshops and special programmes in advance by telephone or by coming into the centre and paying
   the full fee before the course starts.
· If you decide to cancel or change a course there is an administrative fee of 20 frs. The course fee will not be refunded but you will receive
   a credit note (less the 20 frs administrative fee) on request.
· Please inform the centre at least 3 days before a course starts if you wish to cancel.

· Students and the unemployed receive a 10% reduction on all the courses and multiple-class cards
· If you register for two courses at the same time you pay 225 frs.
· Those attending a course may take a normal-level or gentle-level drop-in class for 15 frs.

Useful Information

· Changing rooms, yoga mats and blankets are available at the centre for your use.
· Please arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes before the class - late arrivals disturb the class.
· Do not eat any food for at least two hours before the class.
· Please wear light-coloured, loose-fitting, comfortable clothes,
   preferably made of cotton (avoid wearing shorts or a sleeveless top).
· Please switch off your mobile phone to maintain tranquillity in the centre.

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Voluntary service

All of the centre’s activities depend on voluntary service (Karma Yoga). Donations only help to pay for the cost of running the Centre.

All talents are welcome:
Cooking, maintenance, computers, reception. Come spend a few hours
a week in the Centre’s positive and warmhearted energy. .

Call us at 022 328 03 28

Karma-yoga weekend:

Karma Yoga (selfless service) is the foundation of all the Sivananda Centers activities and of all paths of Yoga. It is an exceptional occasion to feel the unity of life and to offer some of our time and energy to others. You can come for one hour, two hours, a morning or an afternoon. Please call the Center to give your name and availability.

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