SVA Yoga Canada's First Sattva Centre





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SVA (pronounced S-WA) is part of a growing yoga family. 

SVA as developed by Anand is the first Canadian centre, a sister company to the global family of Sattva Yoga Centres, including Rishikesh (India), Los Angeles (USA), Johannesburg (South Africa), Pacific North West (USA) and Washington D.C.(USA)! 

SVA is located at 1477 Gerrard Street East in Little India, near the intersection of Coxwell Ave and Gerrard Street East

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"You have to go through the fire to turn out gold", Anand Mehrotra

At SVA, our main yoga style is Sattva Yoga, as developed by Anand. Combining freedom of movement, asana, pranayama, meditation, kriya, and wisdom. This unique journey into the Self creates energetic shifts, diving deeply into our body, mind and spirit.

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"Getting to know ANAND"

Anand is the founder of SVA. He is the founder and master teacher of Sattva Yoga (pronounced SATT-WA). He was born and raised in Rishikesh India, the birthplace of yoga. 

Combining the ancient wisdom of his upbringing with a lighthearted rebellious nature, Anand's one of a kind brilliance appeals to the modern global audience. His style inspires students to experience freedom, radical aliveness and their most authentic Self.

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SVA is now closed for the holidays (Dec 21st to Jan 4th)


Begins JANUARY 5th 2015

SVA Grace & Gratitude (Vinyasa)

Sattva Warrior FREE! MON JAN 5th

Sattva Mediation (FREE!)

8:00pm 75min Sattva Serenity

WEDNESDAY 6:30pm 60min Sattva Core
  8:00pm 75min Sattva Yin

THURSDAY 7:00am 60min SVA Balance (Vinyasa Flow)



SVA Peaceful Yoga for Beginners Only

FRIDAY 7:00am 60min SVA Vinyasa Freedom (Vinyasa Flow)

7:00pm 60min SVA Grace & Gratitude (Vinyasa Flow)


SVA Yang/Yin Yoga

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Please note that classes/class times are subject to change

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Sattva Yoga Teacher Training 2014, Sattva Yoga Centre, Rishikesh, India                Photo Credit: Miguel Rama Torres


April 4 – April 26, 2015

Rishikesh, India at the Sattva Centre 

with Sattva Yoga Founder and Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra

Registration is open! 

An early-bird rate is available through November 15, 2014. 

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“Sattva Yoga is complete transformation. The practice is a tool to heal and redefine, to find our way to true nature and authenticity, to see the strong spine and soft heart.” ~Amrita (Gyana Collections)

Sattva Yoga’s 200-hour* Yoga Alliance certified foundational training studies core essentials of a Sattva Yoga life practice and prepares students to not just be yoga teachers – but to live as Masters in all movements of life. Sattva Yoga teacher training is about more than learning to teach a class. It is about deeply understanding the teachings so they may be shared with any audience in any setting. It offers transformation and personal evolution in the heart of yoga, Rishikesh. Training is coupled with spiritual immersion into the yogic lifestyle practice. Well beyond the mat, Sattva Yoga offers a training unlike any other – it offers the opportunity of a lifetime to study amongst the greatest Masters of yoga, in the birthplace of yoga.

*If you already have your 200-hour teacher training certificate from a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school, you may earn your 300-hour teacher training certificate during this training.

”After listening to Anand’s lectures, I immediately connected and registered for Sattva Yoga teacher training. While in India, I was able to get in touch with myself and address deep rooted issues that were holding me back from realizing true happiness. To this day, the Sattva community continues to support me as I evolve and live a conscious life.” ~Shamil

Every Sattva Yoga class is structured as an energetic and physical journey. Each trainee will be guided through thorough study, technique, and use of the following:

  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Hatha Yoga asanas
  • Sattva Yoga dynamic asanas
  • Sattva Yoga kriyas
  • Partner work
  • Freedom movement
  • Western and Eastern anatomy
  • Chakras, koshas, and gunas
  • Mantras
  • Music
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Intuitive journaling
  • Ancient scripture
  • Structuring a journey

“Sattva Yoga teacher training taught me how to practice, teach, and live from within the heart of the Divine. I deconstructed a lifetime of stories, conditions, and limitations. I discovered a level of healing I had previously deemed as impossible. I was guided, loved, nurtured, and embraced by a community. Sattva Yoga teacher training taught me how to teach, and more importantly, how to truly live. In Freedom. In Grace. In Love.” ~Ananya

Sattva Yoga teacher training is designed to immerse students into the physical, mental, and spiritual states of yoga so they emerge as students and teachers of wisdom and practice. Sattva Yoga teacher training is not about “becoming” a yoga teacher, but about coming into the strong spine, the fierce presence, and the free life that allow for being a teacher from wherever you stand in your community.

“Sattva Yoga is liberation, a journey into one’s Self and a release of fears and societal expectations. It is a methodology for tuning in and a way to expand to new ways of thinking. Sattva Yoga teacher training taught me how to use inner power and wisdom to affect change in the world, and how to gently help others gain knowledge and wisdom of themselves.” ~Mark

The power of taking the journey to India for this experience is tremendous. The journey inspires, heals, invigorates, and frees. The journey is deeply transforming and deeply joyous. All are supported in community to rise fully.

“Sattva Yoga teacher training provided me with the experience needed for personal breakthrough. The Sattva Yoga journey was my medicine, a rejuvenating retreat for my soul. India graced me with deeply personal lessons that transcended all of my previous, 5-sensory experiences. Aside from my own transformation, it was even more incredible to see those around me transform. I am forever grateful.” ~Samir

Tuition is $2,950 if a deposit is submitted by November 15, 2014. Tuition is $3,450 if a deposit is submitted after November 15. A $500 deposit is required to secure your space. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another person, event, or training. 

Email to inquire about tuition scholarships. 

Teacher training begins on the evening of April 4 and ends on the morning of April 26. Please plan to arrive at Sattva Centre by late afternoon/early evening on April 4 and depart no earlier than 10am on April 26. Your stay at Sattva Centre on the evenings of April 4 and April 25 are included in the cost of tuition.

Tuition includes teacher training fee, meals and shared accommodation at Sattva Centre, some excursions, and all taxes. Cost does not include airfare, ground transportation, tips, or personal items. Sattva Centre is a Himalayan tropical paradise offering luxury accommodation, healthful vegetarian meals, swimming pool, spa, cool breeze even on warm days, and a clear view of the night sky.

Please read these important logistical details about travel to India including required travel documents, flights and ground transportation, what to bring, and more. They will help make your travel to India smooth and easy.

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A Mala is a treasure and a classic companion to fruitful meditation. A Mala always consists of 108 beads, because the number 108 has many important meanings. However, not every 108-bead strand is a Mala.

The Mala is meant to be held close to the body during meditation, guided by mantra, breath and stillness.

Many Malas terminate with what is called a Guru bead, or a large central bead. Some end with a tassel or pendant. Often, Malas include rondels or other station-beads in semi-precious or precious stones, usually in groups of 12.

A Mala is made with the intention of enabling us to go beyond the chatter of the mind into stillness, into self-mastery, through our meditation practice.





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Meera (Sandy Reid) SVA YogaMeera (Sandy Reid), SVA Owner, E-RYT 500

"Watch intensely, listen entirely, and you will learn constantly about loving fully" ~ Meera

Meera has  been devoted to the path of yoga for over 14 years.  Though initially drawn to the practice for physical fitness, yoga soon inspired profound self-inquiry, radical expansion, and a passionate engagement with life.

Meera’s deep commitment to community, and to inspiring transformation in those around her, led her to teaching. It is Meera’s sincere joy to share Sattva Yoga, as developed by Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra, whose wise teachings and loving presence taught her to trust her inner guide fully and live with graceful passion in all moments.  It is Meera’s daily inspiration to share this practice, wisdom, and invitation to vibrant living with her students.

She is a RYT-500 and is certified to teach Sattva Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, YogaFit and Hot Yoga.  She has completed advanced teacher training with Stefani Hoyt and Madorla Yoga Institute; Master Teacher and divine inspiration, Ma Siddhi; and Sattva Yoga Founder and Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra in Rishikesh, India.

In each of her classes, Meera creates a compassionate and non competitive environment where all students are invited to celebrate all aspects of the unique human beings they are.  Though the style of practice may vary – from high-energy Sattva journeys to soothing therapeutic flows to cleansing Kundalini sets – each experience with Meera is empowering, and invites a connection to one’s own divine inspiration and infinite capacity.

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Sylvie SVA Yoga TorontoSylvie Lafleche-Greig, SVA Owner, RYT 500

"Sattva Yoga as developed by Anand has changed everything for me!  The love and freedom found, felt and experienced in a Sattva Yoga class is what makes this journey completely unique!  To be boundless, fearless, radically alive, present and free is where my relationship with yoga has evolved to.  To have the capacity to share in this energy with others is why I am a teacher!" ~ Sylvie

Sylvie is a RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance and is certified to teach Sattva, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. 

In early 2014, she returned to the beautiful Sattva Centre nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, India. There, in the birthplace of yoga, she was immersed into the yogic lifestyle of Sattva Yoga, studying with Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra and Master Teacher Siddhi.

"This journey to India, to the Sattva Centre, was intense, transformational, life changing... To be there with our Guru, Masters, Teachers and Students of Life was a gift and an opportunity of a lifetime.  Being challenged to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and when getting comfortable, being challenged with being uncomfortable again; to never be too comfortable, to never fall into complacency or laziness. Evolving through the wisdom, through the teachings. Wholeheartedly dedicated to our Sadhana, committed to this path." ~ Sylvie

Sylvie is also a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist with CanFitPro. 

Her teaching repertoire includes(ed) Sattva Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga, Core, (NewBody, LMI BodyFlow and LMI CXWORX).

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Jazmine Juarez, RYT 200

Jazmine holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Guelph. As a counsellor, she understands the importance of engaging in self-care and has found yoga to help her in a variety of ways; including and not limited to self-exploration, self-expression, self-nurturing, mind-body connection, and as a form of self-care (coping and relieving tension).

The importance she places on yoga led her to pursue her passion in yoga. She completed her 200 RYT (Reflections Yoga in 2014 with Paula Tursi, Vinyasa Flow) and is registered with Yoga Alliance. "As our understanding deepens, we can discover how our movements are a reflection of our mental state. Working with our physical, mental and energetic bodies all at the same time helps us to move toward real transformation." Paula Tursi, Founder and Director of Reflections Yoga

The yoga training provided her with the opportunity to immerse herself completely in yoga teachings and a space for self-reflection and self-study (personal growth). In turn, her yogic journey has provided her with a space for personal transformation, a path to deeper self-knowledge, and she aspires to guide students into their own personal journey and transformation through yoga. 

"I look forward to continuing my yogic journey with my mentors, Meera and Sylvie, as they have made my SVA experience and introduction to Sattva yoga truly inspirational. It is a true blessing to be part of the Sattva community." Light and Love ~ Jazmine

Renata O'Connor, YI 250

Renata has been a student of yoga since the age of 19. 

For many years it was just a fun exercise. Once she had her son, her life changed in many ways as did her relationship with yoga. It became more than just an exercise; it became a part of life as a physical and spiritual journey. 

This in turn, inspired Renata to take the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training as a tool to teach her son yoga. This training provided immense laughter and inspiration to take it to the community. 

Renata is thrilled to be able to share this love of children's yoga with the SVA Yoga studio and looks forward to teaching many little yogis in the years to come. 

Renata has completed a 250hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with the Aura Wellness Center and the Rainbow Kids Yoga, Yoga for Kids and Families Teacher Training Course at Core Yoga Studio in Toronto.  She is registered with the Yoga Instructor Registry.

Tasha Lake, RYT 200

Tasha began her yogic journey in 2003 as a physical fitness routine. She began to realize the more holistic benefits that yoga brought to her over all wellbeing, particularly with regard to mental wellbeing and stress management. Over the past 12 years Tasha has found her yoga practice to be a journey of self-discovery, self-compassion and a truly therapeutic process.

In 2013, Tasha completed a 200-hour vinyasa and hatha teacher training program at Yoga Space in Toronto. She has continued her studies in Yoga Philosophy.  Tasha embraces learning with all teachers and students she might encounter along her path of yoga.

Tasha is a trained and practicing social worker and she draws from her yoga experience to enhance her social work practice. In addition to bringing yoga to her social work practice, her interest in mental health has helped to shape her developing teaching practice. Tasha designs her classes with asanas that promote mental wellness and help to manage experiences of depression and anxiety.

I am grateful for this practice and this opportunity to share and learn. Namaste.

Anand Mehrotra - SVA Yoga Toronto"There is nothing human awareness and willingness cannot transcend." Anand Mehrotra

Anand currently teaches around the world! He gives wisdom talks, offers satsangs and meditations. He leads Sattva Yoga journeys, and guides students through profound transformations in wisdom immersions, retreats, and various trainings.  He is featured in the award-winning documentary The Highest Pass and in the recently released online course with Daily OM Himalayan Wisdom for Life Beyond Fear.  The first book in his series on freedom, The Free Life, is due for release in 2013.

Anand is passionate about the environment and in developing sustainable businesses that support and transform the communities in which they participate.  This entrepreneurial spirit has led to numerous endeavors, including his creation of the Sattva Centre, the Rishikesh retreat and wellness centre where he leads wisdom immersions and Sattva Yoga teacher trainings.  He is the founder of SVA Yoga, Canada's First Sattva Centre, of Sattva Yoga, of the Khushi Charitable Society, providing medical, educational, and spiritual support to the children of Rishikesh, and also of the Sattva Foundation, which benefits the elderly.

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Ma Dhyan Siddhi

Deeply grounded in her 30 year practice, Siddhi’s intuitive wisdom, nurturing strength and joyful sense of humour make her a transformational teacher and powerful healer.  She is a Senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer of Sattva, Kundalini, Naam and Prenatal yoga and possesses a deep knowledge of the physical and energetic body.  Siddhi is the founder of The Organ Cleanse and of the world renowned THE BRAIN CLEANSE; profoundly healing programs of diet, asana, and deep emotional work that create a new awakening on every level of the body and spirit.  

Siddhi currently travels the world leading spiritual journeys, teaching yoga, guiding profoundly healing cleanses, and inspiring women into the fullness of their motherhood. She offers her wisdom and touches countless lives teaching and leading trainings in India, South Africa, Europe, the USA and Canada.  

Siddhi is a 500 RYT with Yoga Alliance and a certified teacher and teacher trainer of, Kundalini Yoga, Naam Yoga, Sattva Yoga and the co-founder of Sattva Prenatal Yoga.

She is a mother and grandmother and lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Her yoga DVD, "Siddhi's Morning Practice", is available at

Ma Dhyan Siddhi

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A Little Taste of Sattva
"A Little Taste of Sattva" 
by Ma Siddhi

SVA is very honoured and excited to announce that this eBook is now available for digital purchase here on our website!

A beautiful collection of vegetarian recipes lovingly compiled and shared by our beloved teacher, author, Ma Siddhi.

With recipes ranging from breakfast selections, raw options, juices, salads and dressings, soups and healthy deserts!

You will be captivated by the colourful imagery while indulging in the tastes and aromas of Sattva, of India!



*Please note - once you have made your eBook purchase, you will receive an email with the link to your eBook within 48hours*

SVA in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank Holiday Drive

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SVA is grateful for the opportunity to help support this wonderful local charity, 

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SVA will be accepting non-perishable food donations from now through the holiday season!

All flags are up for auction beginning with the unveiling of the first flag on December 1, 2014!

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