Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre London
Over 50 Years of Teaching Yoga in the West
Founder: Swami Vishnudevananda. Est 1957.
Certificate Courses
Swami Sivananda Swami Vishnudevananda
Deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga, health and spirituality under the guidance of experienced teachers. The lectures and workshops are integrated into a daily schedule that includes meditation, mantra chanting, and asana and pranayama classes. The certificate courses are suitable for all yoga practitioners and are especially well suited for yoga teachers and people in the health professions. The goal is to transfer these integral, personal experiences into your daily life. At the end of the course, you will receive a confirmation of participation, listing the number of course hours completed.
Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni August 13 – 18
Healthy Cooking with Ayurveda
with Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni (MD), Ayurveda Acharyas, Pune, India

Ayurveda offers a delicious and healthy alternative to conventional food choices as it considers food to be both nourishment as well as medicine. This course will provide an introduction to the major principles of Ayurveda. Participants will be given the practical tools to prepare delicious ayurvedic meals at home according to his or her constitution. The daily programme will include two lectures and one hands-on cooking workshop using mostly organic and regionally sourced food items.
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Dr Uma Krishnamurthy
Yoga Psychology and Positive Mental Health
September 21 – September 27 | 2013
with Dr. Uma Krishnamurthy, Psychiatrist, Bangalore, India
7-day practical seminar for yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.
Inspiring observations on the human mind from the analytical viewpoint
of the West and the holistic perspective of the East.
Dr Uma Krishnamurthy specialises in adult and child psychiatry and applies integral yoga therapy at the physical and mental levels in her work. She creates a fascinating synthesis of psychology and spirituality, showing how Yoga can be used to work with the emotions and lead to positive mental health. She learnt yoga and meditation as a child under highly respected yoga masters.
Dr Krishnamurthy gives lectures at symposiums and seminars around the world.

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Swami Kailasananda
The Meditation Experience
October 11 – 18
with Swami Kailasananda, Yoga Acharya
The practice of meditation continues to gain recognition in areas as diverse as psychology, the arts, sports training and healing. It provides means for maximizing physical, emotional and mental efficiency and well-being. This course will provide a thorough overview of the philosophy and practice of meditation as well as techniques for mental relaxation, visualisation, positive thinking and mantra chanting.
One can choose to stay at the Centre for the week with a daily programme of Satsangs, yoga classes and vegetarian meals. See residential option below.
Swami Kailasananda is Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France. She is a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches in Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training (TTC), Advanced Teachers’ Training (ATTC) and Sadhana Intensive courses with clarity, precision and deep insight.

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Certificate Courses Cost:

Per Day: £50
Per Day – workshops only (includes dinner): £35
All days – non residential: £250
Residential option (includes course and accommodation):

Shared (4 – 8 persons): £410 / Double (2 persons): £535

Programmes may be subject to change. Contact the Centre to confirm
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre London
Founder Swami Vishnudevananda
45 - 51 Felsham Road, London SW15 1AZ  • Tel: 020 8780 0160  •  Email:  •  Website: