The Yoga Warehouse in Pictures


The art and science of Yoga has been transmitted for thousands of years through great teachers, one to another. In this section are photos of Swami Sivananda (you will see him pouring the knowledge of Yoga into one of the hundreds of books he wrote, in English). A young Swami Vishnudevananda is shown here with his guru, posing beside the Ganges in Rishikesh, India, before Swami Sivananda sent him to teach in the West.


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 healthier breathing.


We practice and teach Classical Hatha Yoga as it has been taught by a long lineage of teachers. Classes are open to all levels and include pranayama (breathing exercises), relaxation, and classical asanas (postures). Our instructors are dedicated to propagating yoga for the physical, mental and spiritual upliftment of all beings.


Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual energy that facilitates a deeper experience of meditation. Our satsang is offered the first Sunday of each month at 7pm. It starts with guided meditation followed by kirtan (call-and-response mantra chanting and music) and a short reading, all in the Sivananda tradition. Kirtan (chanting) books are provided to help you follow and participate. Beginners and members of all traditions welcome. This is a free event although donations are gratefully accepted. Please arrive at least five minutes early.


Proper diet is one of the “Five Points of Yoga” for health and happiness. Cooking workshops are fun, educational and emotionally gratifying. We follow the teachings of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, which teaches how to live in harmony with the laws of nature. That includes cooking with healing herbs and spices, and knowing how different foods affect different people. Where do vegetarians get their protein, anyway?


In addition to our free meditation gatherings, we also offer occasional concerts and many other opportunities to deepen your practice. Some of our programs are offered at the Sivananda ashrams in the Bahamas and Upstate New York. Special classes at the YW, often featuring wonderful guest presenters, have covered such diverse subjects as chanting, meditation, Sanskrit and Ayurveda.


The four-week Yoga Teachers Training Course is offered at Sivananda ashrams all over the world. Every year, we travel to the ashrams in the Bahamas and Upstate New York to teach the Hatha Yoga segment of the course.