About the
Sivananda Ashram

The Sivananda Ashram was founded in Johannesburg in 1956 by a small group, who were inspired by one of the greatest yogis of the twentieth century, Swami Sivananda of Muni Ki Reti, Himalayas. The Ashram is led by members of the Swami Order, counselled by a committee. Voting members are trustees, committee members and currently serving teachers, who all serve without remuneration.

Shunning all the hybrid adaptations and variously named ‘yogas’ which have recently appeared, the ashram teaches authentic Yoga in the Hindu tradition.

The Sivananda Ashram is a registered non-profit benefit trust, affiliated to the Divine Life Society of India. Ownership of the Ashram is vested in trustees. The beneficiaries of the trust are the ashram’s members. For your interest and in accordance with Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000, our Manual of Access to Information can be viewed here.

Non-Profit Trust No. IT 8724/07
Non-Profit Organisation No. 026-017 NPO

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“The Sivananda School of Yoga is the true gold in the city of Johannesburg. I feel blessed and privileged to be a member of this ashram. It is an oasis and my spiritual home.”