Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Classical Yoga in Chicago, since 1972

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center has been teaching timeless, classical yoga, at its present Chicago location on West Bryn Mawr Avenue since 1972.  It is part of a larger worldwide organization, the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres,  founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, a renowned authority on Yoga.  Swami Vishnudevananda was sent from India to the West by his Guru, Swami Sivananda, to spread the ideals of Yoga and Vedanta with the words: “people are waiting.”

  • "Health is wealth.
    Peace of mind is happiness.
    Yoga shows the way."

    – Swami Vishnudevananda

Our Teachings

The Five Points of Yoga

By closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the West, Swami Vishnudevananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of Yoga into five basic principles that can easily be incorporated into our own lifestyles to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that the activities at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center are based.


Proper Exercise Sivananda Yoga | 5 Points of Yoga(Asanas)

The asanas not only produce a strong, healthy body, but as exercises in meditation they provide deep and powerful inner benefits.


Proper Breathing Sivananda Yoga | 5 Points of Yoga(Pranayama)

These specific breathing techniques align us with our natural energy, creating physical and mental rejuvenation and promoting optimum health.


Proper Relaxation Sivananda Yoga | 5 Points of Yoga(Savasana)

Yoga teaches three levels of relaxation: physical, mental, and spiritual. Savasana is a vital part of keeping the body, mind, and spirit healthy.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch | Meditation | Our Learning Center

Sivananda Yoga | 5 Points of YogaProper Diet (Vegetarian)

A Yogi eats with awareness, choosing food that has the most positive effect on the body and mind and the least negative effect on the environment.


Sivananda Yoga | 5 Points of YogaPositive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)

Life is evolving and accelerating. With Vedanta and meditation, the mind becomes calm and steady. Meditation is especially helpful for those with stressful lives.

True World Order | Sivananda Yoga | Sivananda Chicago


Contact Us

1246 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago IL 60660

(773) 878-7771

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