Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon was set up on 1 April 2004. Its main purpose is to spread the teaching and practice of an authentic and ancient system of yoga, thereby promoting health, well being, freedom from stress and more balanced and visionary individual.
We have daily yoga classes, special courses, annual programmes and retreats, yoga teacher training courses, advanced teacher training courses, yoga during pregnancy, and yoga classes for children and teenagers.
The Centre has also taught or continues to teach classes in various organizations. Some of these include Dupont, Ranbaxy, Coca Cola, Pepsi, GSK, Evalueserve, Hero Honda, Sapient, American Express, Star TV, Hughes Systique, MPHRX, and the British High Commission.
Since its inception, the Centre has taught over 25000 yoga classes at the Centre, and another 15000 classes involving individuals, groups and organizations, outside the Centre. More than 8000 people have taken classes with us, mostly in Gurgaon, over the past 13 years. Currently, over 1500 new people come to the Centre every year, to try classes, and make yoga a way of life. You can be one of them.
The Centre receives over 900 people every week in 100 open classes.
All the teachers at the Centre have taken an international residential teachers’ training course (recognized by Yoga Alliance) at ashrams around the country.
These and other courses and workshops were created over 50 years ago in the United States,Canada, Europe, South East Asia and India. Each teacher goes through the same rigorous Gurukula system of training – learning by repetitive practice under the supervision of senior, more experienced teachers. They learn to have sensitivity, respect and a deep understanding of the human condition.
The yoga class and yoga system which we teach, is one of the most popular forms of yoga in the world today, easy to begin and to understand and to practice.
SIvananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon was founded by Arun and Deeksha. Their background is given below.
Arun Pandala, Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) is one of the senior-most Sivananda trained teachers in North India. He has been practicing yoga since 1992 and teaching yoga since 1995. He holds an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher ERYT 500 and a Continuing Education Provider YACEP certification from Yoga Alliance. He is the joint founder, joint director and senior acharya at the Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon.
Arun is also closely involved with the Ministry of AYUSH, in his role as yoga expert, to set world standards for yoga. He is the Secretary of the Technical Committee set up by the Quality Council of India, to create and implement a voluntary certification process for yoga professionals, and also certify yoga schools, in India and abroad, according to internationally accepted norms.
Deeksha Jain Prasad, Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2003, and holds an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher ERYT 500 certification from Yoga Alliance. She is the joint founder, joint director and senior acharya at the Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon.