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Arrival: Saturday, December 1
Departure: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Accommodation options for the 29 night stay, per person:
Tent - $2400
Dorm (4 person) - $2960
Cabin (2 person) - $3125
Cabin (1 person) - $3675
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $3125
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $4080

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Dates given are when you should plan to arrive and leave and may not be actual dates of instruction. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

Yoga Teacher Training Certification (TTC)

Saturday, December 1—Sunday, December 30, 2012
Swami Sitaramananda • Swami Padmapadananda • Swami Pranavananda • Swami Narayanananda • Swami Dharmananda •



This 4 week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons. Among the many benefits that students report are greater spiritual awareness, a sense of connection with the divine, a new-found sense of self-discipline, enhanced self-esteem, improved power of concentration and increased strength and flexibility.

A teaching certificate from the International SYVC is awarded upon successful completion of this immersion course. The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (SYVC) has trained over 24,000 yoga teachers to date since 1969. The curriculum includes asanas, pranayama, meditation, Vedanta philosophy, anatomy/physiology, Bhagavad Gita, mantra and kriyas. Please inquire for a brochure and application form.


Hatha Yoga


Yoga Philosophy

Anatomy and Physiology

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am YoAsana Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12-1 Kirtan or Bhagavad Gita Class
2-4pm Philosphy Lecture
4-6pm Yoga Asana Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture


Applicants need only have a sincere desire to learn. 


Upon successful completion of the course, students receive the Certificate of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, entitled Yoga Siromani. 

This training is registered by and fulfils the requirements for the 200-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register.

 Arrival and Departure

The course will begin at 11 AM on Saturday, December 1st with registration. Please plan to arrive by this time or if possible you can havea free stay the night before on Friday. 

The Graduation Ceremony will be held in the evening of Saturday, December 29.  Please make travel plans to depart the following day, Saturday. 


Cost of the one month TTC certificate program, including all classes, instruction, course manual and meals, is as follows:

Tent Space (bring a tent) $2,400
Dormitory Cabin (up to 4) $2,960
Double Cabin $3,125
Single Cabin $3,675
Shared Deluxe $3,675


Swami SitaramanandaAbout Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a Yoga, Meditation, and Vedanta teacher for more than 30 years. She is presently the main teacher of the Yoga Teachers Training Courses offered at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA where she is serving as the director for more then 17 years. She also teaches at other Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers in India, Bahamas, Asia, as well as Centers along the West Coast USA, including her birth country, Vietnam. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda. She was nominated by her teacher as Goraknath acharya (spiritual teacher, one of the holders of the lineage) in 1989. Her lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as the 5 points of Health.

Swami PadmapadanandaAbout Swami Padmapadananda
Swami Padmapadananda was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and began his yoga practice in 1970. He is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and was initiated as a sannyasi in 1979. Noted for his heart and humor, he is by nature a 'Bhakta', one who is easily drawn to Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion). Swami Padmapadananda has directed/co-directed Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in Israel, London, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Yoga Ranch in upstate New York. He presently resides at the Sivananda Yoga Farm.

Swami PranavanandaAbout Swami Pranavananda
Swami Pranavananda took the vow of Sannyas in 1995. He is a gifted teacher who is the main hatha yoga teacher at the ashram and teaches the Anatomy and Physiology section of our Teachers Training Course. He co-directed the San Francisco Center for five years. A talented musician, he enjoys leading kirtan and bhajan chanting sessions during satsang.

Swami NarayananandaAbout Swami Narayanananda
Swami Narayanananda, who hails from England, is a Yoga and Meditation teacher for 10 years in the US where he served at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in California, the New York Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and the Sivananda Ashram in Woodbourne, Catskills, NY. He is presently the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Chicago.  

Swami DharmanandaAbout Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is one of the main teachers of Hatha Yoga and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013 and is assistant director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. Swami Dharmananda is keenly interested in yoga psychology and philosophy, presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.