Yoga Warehouse, founded in 1998, is an Affiliated Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center,
and maintains a tradition of Sivananda Yoga in Fort Lauderdale that started in
1969 (see "Gallery/History").
The Sivananda organization is a worldwide network of ashrams and yoga centers
founded by Swami Vishnudevananda to spread the teachings of yoga. Swami Vishnu
and his master, Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India, were instrumental in introducing
yoga to the West. Sivananda's famous instruction was "Serve, Love, Give,
Purify, Meditate, Realize." (See "Links" below)
mission is to propagate the authentic teachings and practices of yoga for the
physical, mental and spiritual upliftment of ourselves, our community and all
We teach classical hatha yoga, an ancient technique brought to the
West by Swami Vishnudevananda in the 1950s. Swami Vishnu started the first yoga
teachers training course which has now graduated more than 40,000 teachers.
classes are non-competitive and accessible enough for beginners while more advanced
students are encouraged to challenge themselves. This positive, cooperative attitude
on the part of the students as well as the teachers characterizes the Yoga Warehouse.
Vishnu's five points of yoga for healthy living:
Thinking and Meditation
We teach and practice in an environment that
is wonderfully suited for yoga. The Warehouse is a converted historic structure,
a screened-in, open-air space (with plenty of fans for the hot months) that takes
advantage of our special climate for deeper stretching and
We also have an air-conditioned Meditation Room for summer meditation gatherings
and special classes.
It is also a place where one can study the full range
of yogic teachings. In addition to daily yoga classes, we feature special yoga
programs, workshops and concerts.
Every Sunday evening, we gather for guided
meditation followed by kirtan (call-and-response mantra chanting and music) and
a short reading, all in the Sivananda tradition. Beginners and members of all
traditions are welcome. Our Satsang is free and open to all. (See
We are gratified to have the opportunity to help students discover
this age-old knowledge. Yoga can build strength while increasing flexibility.
People who practice yoga are less stressed and less likely to fall victim to the
ailments that accompany stress. Some of them go even deeper, delving into their
true nature through meditation.
Whatever your motivation, we hope you enjoy
your practice as much as we enjoy ours. Om Shanti.