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Philosophy of Yoga Month
(Feb 2021 Online Month Subscription)

Monday, February 1 @ 5:00 am - Sunday, February 28 @ 2:30 pm

Philosophy of Yoga Month

WITH Srinivasan, Swami Rajeshwarananda, Edwin Bryant, Swami Sarvapriyananda, Neeti & other Certified Sivananda Yoga Teachers

Monthly Subscription with Weekend Yoga Classes: $59
Monthly Subscription with Daily Yoga Classes: $75


For Feburary 2021 we present ‘Philosophy of Yoga Month’- an online monthly subscription with a well rounded selection of Raja, Jnana, and Hatha Yoga supported by Study of Sacred Texts & Guided Meditations. The subscription grants you access to all programs included and recordings of the weekend workshops/discourses.

What is included?

  • Weekday Meditations (Mon – Fri) 20 mins each

These guided meditation sessions are for taking a break throughout your day to recharge and come back to your center.

These sessions are inclusive in the Philosophy of Yoga Month.
Also available HERE.

  • Weekend Hatha Yoga Classes (Sat & Sun) 90 mins each

Hatha Yoga Classes
Take Classic Sivananda Hatha Yoga classes in our Online Community! In these 90 min classes you’ll be guided through Pranayama (charging and balancing breathing exercises), Sun Salutations, a series of Yoga Asanas (steady postures) and an extended final relaxation.

Inclusively available on Weekends (Sat 8 am & 4 pm) (Sun 8 am & 3 pm) 90 mins each
Also available HERE.

  • Bhagavad Gita Study Classes Mondays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 60 mins each

Taught by Neeti
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in the Hindu tradition and is part of the teaching material in the Sivananda Teacher Training Courses. It is said that Lord Krishna incarnated many years ago to establish righteousness and provide mankind with the knowledge of Yoga.

In the Bhagavad Gita (part of the great epic “Mahabharata”), Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna – who represents the individual. In this dialogue between teacher and disciple, Krishna teaches in detail about the different paths of Yoga and their application in daily life.

We will systematically study the Gita chapter by chapter. This includes chanting the original sanskrit text, reading the verses and discussing their meaning and application in daily life. The study group is open for anyone to join who is interested.

Come and share the joy of studying this ancient scripture.

This study is inclusive in the Yoga of Philosophy Month.
It is also available HERE.

  • Pranayama & Sun Salutations Mornings Monday – Friday @ 5 am – 6 am 60 mins each

Pranayama & Sun Salutations
Gift yourself the powerful practice of morning Sun Salutations & Pranayama. Sun Salutations practiced daily, it brings great flexibility to spine and joints and keeps the waist trim.
Starting your day with pranayama relaxes nerves, cleanses the respiratory system and you willfeel the healing benefits of breathing exercises physically, mentally and spiritually. Notice the difference throughout your day after these reinvigorating breathing exercises!

These sessions will guide you through the practices of sun salutations, kapalabhati & anuloma viloma.

This is for all levels, although we recommend you already have knowledge of the practices. Please email us if you have questions about the practice- ranch@sivananda.org

These sessions are inclusive in the Philosophy of Yoga Month.
It is also available HERE.

  • Srimad Bhagavatam Study Monday – Friday @ 6 am – 7:30 am 90 mins each

Srimad Bhagavatam
Each morning, join us from the Ashram for a 30 min meditation, Daily Chants (Jaya Ganesha) and study on Srimad Bhagavatam.

The Srimad Bhagavatam consists of eighteen thousand Slokas, three hundred and thirty-two chapters and twelve Skandhas. The book is named Bhagavata because it speaks of the glory of Bhagavan or Vishnu. It is one of the most authoritative of Hindu scriptures. It is a work of great repute in India. It exercises a direct and powerful influence on the opinions and feelings of the people. It has acquired a wonderful hold on the minds of Hindus. It contains the essence of all the Puranas.

In Srimad Bhagavatam alone the history of the universe is systematically dealt with.

Lord Krishna is the central figure of this unique book. It is an authoritative book on devotion. Bhagavatam teaches devotion that is associated with Jnana (Bhaktiytikta-Jnana). It does not divorce knowledge from Bhakti. It teaches that Jnana is extremely helpful to its perfect attainment. In Bhagavatam the treacle of Bhakti is mixed with the elixir of Jnana.

These sessions are inclusive in the Philosophy of Yoga Month.
It is also available HERE.

  • Practical Vedanta for Daily Life Worksho90 mins

Taught by Swami Rajeshwarananda
Vedanta is the crest jewel of all schools of philosophical thought which preaches the Unity of Existence, or Oneness of Consciousness. It proclaims that all these innumerable beings are, in essence, one and the same. It thrills and widens the heart, brightens the intellect, and makes one experience the Absolute Being, the Only Reality. Goodness of heart and intelligence of brain, which the whole world considers as a marvellous possession, is superseded by the Divinity of Absolute Consciousness through direct intuitional cognition of the Universal Soul!

In this workshop we will learn to translate the timeless teachings of Vedanta Philosophy in daily living through the practice of yoga and meditation, Self inquiry, service and many other methods.

For all practitioners who are eager to advance in the practice using practical spiritual tools to face challenges in daily life
This workshop is inclusive in the Philosophy of Yoga Month.
It is also available HERE.
Tuition: $25 or inclusive with Monthly Subscription

  • Discourse on Nyaya Sutras 150 mins

Edwin Bryant
Taught by Dr. Edwin Bryant
From the ‘six schools of philosophy,’ Nyaya is the school of rationalists that focuses on knowledge and logic. The six schools of Indian philosophy are Sāṅkhya, Yoga, Nyāya, Vaiśeṣika, Mīmāṁsā, and Vedānta. Composed by Akṣapāda Gautama, the sutras are divided into five chapters, each with two sections. The work begins with a statement of the subject matter, the purpose, and the relation of the subject matter to the attainment of that purpose. The ultimate purpose is salvation—i.e., complete freedom from pain—and salvation comes from the attainment of knowledge.

This discourse will take a brief look at some of the arguments presented in the Nyaya Sutras. We will explore the rational defense for the necessity of putting forward the existence of a non-material Atman.

The ultimate purpose of the Nyaya Sutras is the attainment of Moksha (liberation), attained by knowledge of the sixteen categories, which are:

1. pramana — means of valid knowledge;
2. prameya — objects of valid knowledge;
3. samshaya — doubt;
4. prayojana — purpose;
5. drstanta – example;
6. siddhanta — conclusion;
7. avayava — the constituents of a syllogism;
8. tarka — argumentation;
9. nirnaya — ascertainment;
10. vada — debate;
11. jalpa — disputations;
12. vitanda — destructive criticism;
13. hetvabhasa — fallacy;
14. chala — quibble;
15. jāti — refutations; and
16. nigrahasthana — points of the opponent’s defeat

Who should take this discourse?
For those interested in diving deeper into different schools of thought and means to Self- Realization.

This discourse is inclusive in the Wellness Month.
It is also available HERE.
Tuition: $35 or inclusive with Monthly Subscription.

  • The Nature of Maya Discourse 90 mins

Swami Sarvapriyananda
Taught by Swami Sarvapriyananda
Advaita holds that there is one ultimate reality. How does the one ultimate reality appear as the many? The answer proposed by Advaita is Maya.  Maya is a central concept in the philosophical framework of Advaita Vedanta. What is Maya? What are its implications for our spiritual lives? This discourse will explore the fascinating subject of Maya in its philosophical, psychological and practical dimension.

This discourse is inclusive in the Philosophy of Yoga.
It is also available HERE.
Tuition: $25 or inclusive with Monthly Subscription.

  • Self Knowledge, Concentration & Control of the Mind 2 day workshop 120 mins

Taught by Srinivasan
As Vedanta the goal of Raja Yoga is liberation from ignorance through Self-knowledge. The yoga path to Self-knowledge is quieting the mind through Abhyasa (discrimination, self-discipline, and meditation) and Vairagya (detachment from Klesha or distraction and suffering). We will focus on the Niyamas as a progressive path to Self-knowledge, Concentration and self-mastery. We will examine the practical teachings of the Yoga Sutras to help guide us through the the path of Self-knowledge

In this 2 part workshop we will discuss:

  • Yogas chitta vritti nirodhah – Yoga is transcendence of the dualistic mind through silencing thought.
  • Self-knowledge is the only thought that does not bring suffering.
  • Klesha, vasana and karma.
  • Purusha and Prakriti – the Knower and the field.

Who should take this course – If you are practicing Yoga and want to see some of the connections between Yoga and Vedanta; or if you are studying Vedanta philosophy and would like to incorporate a yoga practice to support your understanding of Vedanta; or if you are interested in a philosophical overview of Raja Yoga please join us for this exploration.
This workshop is inclusive in the Monthly Subscription.
It is also available HERE.
Tuition: $33 or inclusive with Monthly Subscription.

How Philosophy of Yoga Month works:

-Tuition: $59 grants you access to all the Philosophy of Yoga Month Programs.

-All programs will be streamed LIVE on the platform Zoom.

With the subscription, recordings the weekend workshops/discourses are available.

Connection Information

Feb 1 – Feb 28 (Eastern Standard Time)
Streamed Live on Zoom.
Use the Pre-register button to receive Zoom login details by email. Zoom can be used on desktop or a mobile device, but please note that Zoom’s recent privacy and security updates require that you create and sign in to a personal account.



Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and Yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda, and now teaches around the world, continuing to carry the teachings as a direct disciple. As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.

Swami Rajeshwarananda

Swami Rajeshwarananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and the director of the Sivananda Yoga Center in Rome, Italy. She has taught in many international Yoga Teacher Training courses.

Edwin Bryant

Edwin Bryant, Phd is presently professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University. He has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for 35 years, teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion, and has published several books and articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition.http://edwinbryant.org

Swami Sarvapriyananda

Swami Sarvapriyananda is the minister and spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of New York. He regularly gives spiritual talks and retreats throughout the United States.


Neeti is a senior teacher and dedicated staff for over a decade. Neeti has taught countless courses in India and Canada, and has been teaching regular workshops and courses in Sivananda centers and ashrams.


Monday, February 1 @ 5:00 am
Sunday, February 28 @ 2:30 pm


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