Sivananda Vidya Peetham

Yoga Sadhana Camps

The Yoga Sadhana camp is open to all beginner/advanced students who wish to deepen their knowledge and application of some of the teachings of yoga. Participants do not need to be yoga teacher. Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham will conduct Yoga Sadhana camps of one week duration as mentioned below. Minimum number of stay required is one week - to attend the full course. If one is interested to stay in the ashram for more than a week, please enquire the possibility / availability of space.

Course Location

Kadaleevanam, Patinjarekkara, Kotakkat Village, Kasaragod District, North Kerala, India 657310

Course Dates (For all Dates see here)

At Kotakkat Village, Kasaragod District, North Kerala, India ( open from Oct 1, 2017 onwards )

Starts every Monday and finishes on every Saturday.
Sundays are the days of arrivals and departures. Those who like to arrive or depart on different days may inform the ashram and get the rooms booked accordingly.

Course Details

Immerse yourself in the basics of yoga. Ideal for those new to yoga or those who wish to make sure they are well aligned in their asana and pranayama practice, this course is a step-by-step complete introduction to the basics of yoga.

The course offers extensive guided practice as well as theory studies and follows the five points of yoga created by Swami Vishnudevananda for health and inner peace:

  • 1. proper exercise
  • 2. proper breathing
  • 3. proper relaxation
  • 4. proper diet
  • 5. positive thinking and meditation.

Aspirants of advanced levels are very welcome to attend the advanced hatha yoga classes provided at the same time, as part of the course. Families with children are always welcome at the Yoga Sadhana Camp. Parents are expected to provide supervision for their children

Daily Schedule

05:00 am
Wake Up
05:30 am
Meditation, chanting and lecture or silent walk (90 mins)
07:00 am
Tea time
07:30 am
Asana and Pranayama class - beginner and advanced levels (90 mins)
09:30 am
10:15 am
Seva time - selfless service (60 mins)
11:30 am
Main Lecture (60 mins)
01:00 pm
Tea Time
01:30 pm
Optional chanting/yoga asana/free interactions workshops (60 mins)
03:30 pm
Asana and Pranayama class - beginner and advanced levels (90 mins)
05:30 pm
07:30 pm
Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture or special program) (90 mins)
09:30 pm
Lights out

• Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time as per the prevailing conditions.

Assessment and Certification

There is no certification for this course

Recommended texts

Sivananda Training Manual - by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga - by Swami Vishnudevananda Meditation and Mantras - by Swami Vishnudevananda The Sivananda Chant book - ISYVC * These texts are available for purchase.

*Course donations ( applicable only Kotakkat Village, Kasaragod District, North Kerala, India )

Donation per person per day - Rs 2000 ( in single accommodation ) Rs 1500 ( in shared double room ) Rs 1250 ( in Dormitory of 12 people )
The course donation includes tuition as per the schedule above, food and accommodation and use of ashram facilities.


Swami Govindananda, Swami Tattvarupananda, Swami Nivedanananda, Sudarsan Edavalath and other staff members.

What to bring

Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, Warm clothing for very cool nights & cool mornings/evenings and clothes for warm days, rainwear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug / tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen...etc

How to register:

Please email SYVP to register for YSC. Please send the completed application form (downloadable from the website or sent by request from SYVP) to . Once the filled up application form is received the participants will be informed of how to remit the payments of course donation.

General Information

Please read course details as well as the course location information carefully before making a decision to register.

Admission to any course is on first come first serve basis.

All the courses are taught in English, there is currently no translation facility available into any other language.

Students should plan to arrive at least one day prior to the beginning of the course ( arrival time is Sunday after 3 pm ) and depart at least one day after its completion ( departure time is next Sunday latest by 11 am )

Please note:

The balance of the course donation should be remitted on the day of joining. Course donations are non-refundable, however any unused amount may be transferred, minus an administration fee, to another course within one year of the original course starting date. Or a credit note may be issued minus the administration fee. Credit notes are valid for one year from date of issue and can be used for any other courses/ programs or for anybody recommended by the depositor and also for boutique items or any other supplementary services.

The Volunteer staff program is an excellent way to deepen your experience and understanding of yoga teaching.

Please see Calendar of events for the programs offered around the time of your visit. Dates and donations are subject to change without notice. For all programs, guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of final payment. To maintain the spiritual atmosphere we ask all ashram guests to comply with the ashram rules. Kindly refer to the Ashram rules and guidelines for more information. The ashram reserves the right of admission and students may be asked to leave if their behaviour goes against the ashrams rules and teachings.

Email if you need further information.

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