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The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta San Francisco Center offers a safe, friendly and community minded space for practicing and learning about yoga, mediation and related health minded lifestyle options. The center offers drop in classes, ongoing courses and Satang (spiritual gathering).

The center is run by an all volunteer staff, And offers classes and courses for all levels.

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All Level Hatha Yoga Evening Class (5:30 PM, 90 Minutes)

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Tuition: $15.00 / First Class Free. The basic Sivananda All Levels class tones and stretches the entire body. It is non-competitive. We begin class with two breathing exercises to calm and balance the body and mind. We warm up with Sun Salutations. Then begins a series of 12 classical postures, with active relaxation in between. Gain strength, flexibility and focus. Train to become resilient, calm and relaxed with a healthy body, mind and spirit. All experience levels are welcome. 90 minutes Modest attire $15 / First Class Free Multi-class passes available No reservations required All instructors teaching yoga asana classes at this Center have a minimum 200-hour Yoga Alliance-approved certification from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.

Gentle Yoga Evening Class (7:15 PM, 1 hour)

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Yoga for relaxation and for people with limited flexibility The emphasis is on focus and breath, as we move the energy of the body through a sequence of poses, modifying according to the capacity of those in attendance. The benefits are multiple, including improved mobility of the joints, increased awareness, deeper relaxation and sense of well being. Gentle Yoga can also be helpful if you have injuries, post surgery, if you are in disease recovery or are overweight. Chair Yoga will be included when appropriate. This is a 1 hour class. Gentle classes are also offered two mornings a week, Wednesdays and Fridays. No reservation necessary.

Free Morning Satsang (Group Meditation and Spiritual Gathering).

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Satsang is the heart of the Yoga practice. It consists of 30 minutes of silent meditation, 30 minutes of chanting of mantras and kirtan and an easy-to-follow lecture on Yoga philosophy or psychology. The steady, joyful practice of satsang tangibly builds an uplifting energy at the Yoga Center. Satsang means ‘“association with the wise.” Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual atmosphere which allows a deeper experience of meditation. In satsang, people of different levels practise together – from newcomers to experienced Yoga teachers. Satsang is held every morning at 6:00am for about 90 mins. Friday mornings we perform a beautiful puja ceremony to celebrate the Divine Mother. There are evening satsangs on Wednesdays at 7:15pm and Sundays at 6:00pm.

Gentle Yoga Morning Class (9:00 AM, 1 hour)

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Tuition: $12.00 / First Class Free. Yoga for relaxation and for people with limited flexibility The emphasis is on focus and breath, as we move the energy of the body through a sequence of poses, modifying according to the capacity of those in attendance. The benefits are multiple, including improved mobility of the joints, increased awareness, deeper relaxation and sense of well being. Gentle Yoga can also be helpful if you have injuries, post surgery, if you are in disease recovery or are overweight. Chair Yoga will be included when appropriate. This is a 1 hour class. No reservation necessary.

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