Class Guidelines


We want you to have the most comfortable and pleasant experience possible at the Centre. Here are some guidelines to follow for our classes and courses.

  • Levels: Beginners are advised to take a Beginners’ Course before attending Open Classes. It is recommended taking Beginners Y2 and Intermediate Courses before attending the Advanced Classes.
  • Attendance: Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the class starts. Please do not enter a class more than 5 minutes after it has begun.
  • Health status: Please let your instructor know, before the class, if you have any injuries, serious health conditions, recent surgeries, high blood pressure, pregnancy, etc.
  • Corrections: If you prefer not to be assisted or corrected by the teacher, please notify the teacher and/or assistant before the class starts.
  • Empty stomach: Do not eat for at least two hours before a class.
  • No food or drink: Please do not bring any food or drink into the class.
  • No phones: Switch off your cell phone during the class.


  • Wear comfortable clothing that will allow for freedom of movement and breath. Changing rooms are available.
  • For hygienic reasons, please bring your yoga mat or a large towel to cover the mats we provide.
  • Cushions are provided.

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Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-Devananda

We are part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, a non-profit organization with a mission to share the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Learn More

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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
Non-profit organization founded in 1962.

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Toronto ON M5S 1G4
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