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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram,
Neyyar Dam, Kerala, South India
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram is set in 12 acres of tropical splendour in the foothills of Kerala's Western Ghats. The natural beauty of Neyyar Dam, the forested surroundings, the cool green coconut tree groves and colourful flower-filled views, all offer an ideal atmosphere for the practice of yoga and meditation.
The ashram program covers classical yoga techniques, taught in a warm and friendly environment, helps to instil in guests a deep awareness of the spiritual essence of life.
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram
Neyyar Dam P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram Dist (Trivandrum)
Kerala 695 572
Telephone: +91.471.227.3093 / +91.471.227.2703
Mobile (General enquiries / Yoga Vacation): +91.94.9563.0951
Mobile (International Courses): +91 94.4658.0764
Promoting the ancient science of Yoga for a more peaceful world
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres were founded in 1959 by Swami Vishnudevananda, disciple of H.H. Swami Sivananda with the aim of promoting the ancient science of Yoga for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and to thereby create a more peaceful world.
H.H. Swami Sivananda (1887 - 1963)
Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.
One of the greatest saints of modern times, he is the spiritual strength behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centers. Swami Sivananda's teachings are a synthesis of all the formal paths of yoga. He trained many exceptional disciples in yoga and vedanta - among them, Swami Vishnudevananda, whom he sent to the West in order to reawaken the spirit of the teachings of yoga.
Swami Vishnudevananda, founder (1927 - 1993)
Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness, Yoga shows the way.
Disciple of Swami Sivananda, founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, is a world renowned authority on hatha and raja yoga. By closely observing the lifestyles of the people of the west, he synthesized the ancient wisdom of yoga into five principles that could be easily incorporated into a more modern lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living.
Acharya Swami Mahadevananda
Senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, Swami Mahadevananda is the Acharya for all India Ashrams and Centres.
He has been the director of the Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam since 1978. As with all the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams, Dhanwantari Ashram is run by volunteer staff.