International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres
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|Motto||Serve, love, give, purify, meditate and realize|
|Purpose||To teach yoga and Vedanta|
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The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnu-devananda. Its purpose is to propagate the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well being and self-realization.
The style of yoga taught in the centres and ashrams is referred to as Sivananda Yoga. It is a non-proprietary form of hatha yoga. Teachers are all graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course, an intensive month-long immersion course. Classes emphasize proper breathing (pranayama), exercise (asanas), relaxation (savasana), diet (vegetarian) and positive thinking and meditation (vedanta and dhyana).