Ongoing Classes

Jivana Yoga is based in the ancient traditions of India. It offers practical lifestyle and yogic knowledge to help support the way towards true inner happiness.

Sadvidya Foundation offers Western students an opportunity to study various ancient Indian sciences, including Yoga, Ayurveda, cooking, and meditation. Sad-Vidya is a wing of knowledge, imparted by the great Indian sages, that carries a sincere student to the ultimate goal of Realization. You are invited to come and develop an authentic yoga practice and deepen your understanding of what it means to live a yogic lifestyle in today’s world.

In-depth Jivana Yoga Program information


Jivana Yoga classes are suitable for practitioners at all levels. Classes include Āsana (postures), Prānāyāma (breathwork), Meditation and Relaxation.


Live Online Classes

Monday (Kristin): 8:30 – 10:00am PDT in USA / 16:30 – 18:00pm (Portugal)
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Wednesday: 8:00 – 9.30am (Portugal) (Lior’s Online class via Zoom in the Sintra śālā, Āyurveda cooking and meal )

Thursday (Kristin): 9:00 – 10:30am PDT in USA / 17:00 – 18:30pm (Portugal)

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Sunday (Lior): 8:00 – 9.30 am (Portugal) / 10:00 – 11:30 (Israel)

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Contact [email protected] to receive weekly offerings on the Sadvidya WhatsApp.


  • In-depth Jivana Yoga Program meetings are held each Saturday morning.
  • Jivana Open Day (Practice, Talk and Yogic/Āyurveda Cooking) are held every three months.

Upcoming Workshop

Jivana Open Day

~ Yoga, Meditation & Āyurvedic Cooking ~

To be announced.

Sadvidya śālā, S Pedro de Sintra

Registration: [email protected]

Open Day Schedule

8:00 – 9:30 Jivana Yoga Class
(Āsana, Prānāyāma and Meditation)
9:30 – 10:00 Morning Break
(Seasonal Fruit and Kashaya Tea)
10:00 – 10:45 Talk/Lecture
10:45 – 11.00 Discussion
11:00 – 12.00 Āyurvedic/Yogic Cooking Instruction
12:00   Communal Āyurvedic Lunch
Life should lead us to an unsurpassed experience of inner happiness, naturally available to all human beings.  For this experience to unfold and reappear within us, the right condition of body and mind is required.  A simple and practical approach to realign and balance our human system is through an ideal lifestyle, synchronized and attuned to the core principles of nature. This workshop offers a taste both in practice and theory of this ideal lifestyle which supports our ability to live happily through the enrichment offered by the natural experience of inner joy and happiness.
Beginners and those experienced wishing to deepen their understanding about the role of food, the practical implementation and significance of a meditation practice as well as hear more of the ancient wisdom related to the human body and mind, are most invited to attend.


Jonathan & Stacey Fisher

Jonathan Fisher has an educational background in philosophy (M.A.) from Cambridge University, U.K. He is president of the Sadvidya Foundation and director of the Jivana Program. He has been studying with Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois since 2000. Jonathan is the CEO of the international chain of health clubs Holmes Place and integrates the ancient wisdom he has received, both in his work and in his personal life.

Stacey Fisher is a long-time student of Yoga and meditation. She has been travelling to India for the last 23 years to study Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy with Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois, which has deeply impacted her personal path and way of life. Stacey has a passion for cooking and prepares Ayurvedic meals for Jivana Yoga workshops. She feels compelled to share with gratitude what she has learnt over the years.

Lior Perry

Lior Perry is a board member of Sadvidya Foundation and European assistant director of the Jivana Yoga Program. He is a founding member of Sadvidya Association in Portugal. He lives in Israel and works as a part-time mentor and guide for the association. Lior brings his professional background in Pilates and Yoga, as well as a deep appreciation and passion for Ayurvedic cooking to his work. It is through these that Lior helps people facilitate physical awareness, balance and calmness of mind.