Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

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Swami Sivananda’s Love for Service

Swami Sivananda, who lived 1887-1963, was one of the greatest Yoga Masters of modern times. In many respects he was unconventional. He loved serving – thus he spread Yoga far and wide. In this Yoga Podcast you find a reading of one chapter of “Sivananda’s Gospel of Divine Life”, recorded in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh .

This is the Sound track of a Yoga Video.


Service of the Sick – About Swami Sivananda

Service of the sick is an important part of spiritual life. Attention to the minutest details develops concentration, awareness and opens the heart. Be alert and attentive. In this way you can feel the Divine in everything and everybody. This podcast is an inspiring reading from the Book “Sivananda in daily life”. Recorded in the evening Satsang in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh .

This Yoga Podcast is the sound track of a Yoga Video