Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Serve Love Give Purify Meditate Realize

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.

Give your life a boost, develop positive thinking, radiant health and inner peace through the practice of ancient yogic techniques for balanced living. The Yoga Vacation program is based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. It is designed to help you develop a strong practice which can be incorporated back into your daily life at home.

Living in the ashram, following a simple, structured daily schedule, allows you to focus on yourself for two weeks (or more!!). The term vacation usually implies doing nothing, perhaps lying on a beach. Swami Vishnudevananda adopted the term 'Yoga Vacation' because the structured schedule allows you to relax completely in a way a beach or travel holiday doesn't. All you have to do is be here, relax and participate.

In addition to the Yoga Vacation program we offer training courses such as:

Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)
Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC)
Fasting & Detoxification Program
Ayurvedic Wellness Course
Ayurvedic Abhyanga Course (Ayurvedic Massage)
Kids Camp
Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Program (YACP)

Please visit our website for more information.

30 minutes practice of Sivananda yoga for beginners to intermediates inside Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam:

A video project done for the book 'Zu den Quellen des Yoga' (Random House Publishers). Also available on
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About Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Registered Yoga School (RYS) by Yoga Alliance
Location: Trivandrum, Kerala, South India
Opened: all year
Techniques:meditation, pranayama
Courses: retreats and courses, teacher training
Levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Services:massage, ayurveda, tours/excursions, nutrition/cooking
Accommodation: shared, double, other
Food: sattvic
Address: Neyyar Dam P.O., Trivandrum, Kerala 695 572 Show on Map
Links: Homepage