Yoga & Meditation

Vishnu-devananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Sivananda Tradition

Swami Vishnu-devananda in vakrasanaThe Vishnu-devananda Yoga Vedanta Center is Jyoti Kala Mandir’s sister organization and is also affiliated with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. Our center was founded in May, 2001, and offers yoga, meditation, and Vedanta philosophy classes for enhancing physical and mental balance and developing inner peace. The classes follow a traditional approach (the Sivananda tradition), as taught by our late Yoga Master Swami Vishnu-devananda, a world-authority on Hatha and Raja Yoga.
Recently we moved to Fremont and offer yoga courses on Sunday mornings. Additional classes to be scheduled in the near future.


Current Schedule

Sundays 8:30 - 10:00 AM Bhagavad Gita - Vedanta and yoga philosophy and their application in our daily lives
Sundays 10:00 - 11:30 AM Intermediate Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM Mixed-Level Yoga (Series starts 9/6/17)


Beginner Yoga Courses

A step-by-step introduction to the theory and practice of yoga, including yoga Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Savasana (relaxation), yogic diet, positive thinking, and meditation. It is recommended for those who are new to the practice.


Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta philosophy classes are offered for clarifying our understanding of ourselves and the world, how to cope with them, and how to transcend our limited notions about them.


We offer monthly one-day retreats at our center in Fremont, as well as annual retreats in Uttarakashi, Himalayas.

Sanskrit Courses

Sanskrit is the ancient language of the seers and sages of ancient India. For those interested in deepening their understanding of the philosophy, mantras and chants, having a basic understanding of the Sanskrit language is very helpful.

Gajananam in Yoga NidrasanaInstructor

Founder/director of our center is Gajananam, a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda. He has been teaching yoga for nearly 25 years, has served as the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in New York City in the 90s, and has taught at Sivananda yoga teacher training courses and retreats around the world. Gajananam is Guru Jyoti Rout's husband.

All classes are taught in the spirit of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Funds received are used for running the center and propagating the practice.


3767 Union Street
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 273-2447

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