At its ashram in Johannesburg, the Sivananda School of Yoga, founded in 1956, (Associated with the Divine Life Society of India) offers classes in every ingredient of Yoga. Shunning hybrid western inventions and commercial “Yoga” designed for westerners – usually having names with prefixes to the word “yoga” – the Sivananda School teaches the pure, tried and trusted Yoga of its millennia-old heritage, spiritual tradition and country of origin. Yoga is an applied spiritual science, so old that its origins cannot be traced. We believe that it is eternal: that it has always existed as man’s divinely intended way of life. Yogis have, and always have had, the ultimate holistic science. Other (purely physical) exercise systems may come and go, but if we want a time-honoured system with a real pedigree, it has to be Yoga.