FIRST CLASS FREE! Teaching classical yoga in San Francisco since 1957. This nonprofit organization, founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda, teaches methods to attain physical, mental and spiritual health based on Vedanta philosophy. Our dedicated, volunteer staff are all internationally certified teachers. We offer daily drop-in hatha yoga classes for all levels, daily satsang/meditation/kirtan, vegetarian meals after class, special events/workshops, as well as courses in hatha yoga, in positive thinking & meditation, and in related spiritual topics.
Our open classes accommodate beginning through advanced students and consist of savasana (relaxation), pranayama (breathing exercises), Sun Salutations (warm-up exercises) and 12 asanas (postures). Variations of these postures are usually included and others added according to the level of the students. Classes are 90 minutes, with the exception of our beginners? drop-in class, which is 1 hour.
We are located in a lovely Victorian house across the street from the Golden Gate Park, providing a cozy, community atmosphere. We also offer a RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM to people committed to the yogic life. You will be able to keep your job or continue with your studies while following a daily schedule of meditation, yoga classes, communal work and more....
FREE OPEN HOUSE - First Sunday of every month: 10:30 AM yoga class, 12:00 vegetarian lunch, 1:00 presentation of the 5 principles for perfect health. We look forward to meeting you!