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 Vishnudevananda, shown with his teacher, Swami Sivananda, posing beside the Ganges in Rishikesh, India. There are also photos of the original Sivananda Yoga Center in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, which was established in 1969 (Fort Lauderdale's first yoga center!), and the Yoga Warehouse as it appeared before Hurricane Wilma (blue awning), and just after the hurricane (homemade yellow awning).


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 conscientious 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 every Sunday evening from 7-8:30pm. 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 twice-weekly free meditation gatherings (Satsang), we also offer many other opportunities to deepen your practice through special programs and events like our annual trip to the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas. Special classes have covered such diverse subjects as chanting, meditation and nasal cleansing (neti). Guest teachers have included Ma Bhaskarananda (Sanskrit), Dr. Robert Svoboda (Ayurveda), Swami Padma, Srinivasan and others.


Free Meditation and Kirtan on Sunday

Every Sunday evening we host a guided meditation followed by kirtan (call-and-response mantra chanting and music) and a short reading, all in the Sivananda Satsang tradition. Beginners and all traditions are welcome.

Yoga and Snorkeling

In the summer, we gather on the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea for sunrise meditation, yoga on the beach and swimming and/or snorkeling.