The tradition

TraditionFrom Swami Sivananda via Swami Vishnu-Devananda to Sukadev and Yoga Vidya

The Yoga Vidya asso­ci­a­tion is Europe’s lead­ing train­ing insti­tute for yoga teach­ers. In 1992 Sukadev found­ed the first Yoga Vidya cen­ter in Frank­furt. This result­ed in the largest yoga move­ment in Europe. Sukadev was a direct dis­ci­ple and per­son­al assis­tant of Swa­mi Vish­nu-Devanan­da, a world famous mas­ter in Hatha and Raja Yoga. As a direct dis­ci­ple of Swa­mi Sivanan­da, one of the great­est yoga mas­ters of the 20th cen­tu­ry, Swa­mi Vish­nu-Devanan­da brought yoga to the West. The tra­di­tion is pre­served and the teach­ings will be pre­sent­ed to you in the same way.

We are Yoga Vidya!

Yoga Vidya is rec­og­nized as a non-prof­it for the dis­sem­i­na­tion of wis­dom-teach­ings (Vidya), exer­cis­es and tech­niques of clas­si­cal holis­tic yoga. All course con­tri­bu­tions sup­port the work of the asso­ci­a­tion. Yoga Vidya has four big sem­i­nar hous­es with acco­mo­da­tion facil­i­ties (also called Ashrams)  in Ger­many. There are Yoga Vidya Cen­ters in more than 90 cities in Ger­many, Swit­ser­land and The Nether­lands. In numer­ous cours­es and sem­i­nars we teach the var­i­ous aspects of yoga. The Sem­i­nar House Yoga Vidya Bad Mein­berg is the largest yoga teach­ers course and edu­ca­tion cen­ter of Europe.