"Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh taught Yoga-Vedanta, which came to the West through his many disciples like Satchidananda, Vishnudevananda, Ventakeshananda and Jyotirmayananda. The Sivananda Yoga-Vedanta centers founded by Swami Vishnudevananda teach regular programs on Yoga-Vedanta and with references to Ayurveda as well. I have done many programs with this organization and find it to be the best Yoga training group in the west." -Dr. David Frawley
The yoga teachers training course is primarily a classical Yoga spiritual development course, carefully developed by Swami Vishnu-devananda. This yoga teachers training course is meant to be intensive, immersing the students in a day long balanced program of theory and practices. The students come from different backgrounds and cultures and live harmoniously together in a spiritual community under the guidance of teachers.
The yoga teachers training course is based on a model that is a traditional system of education named "Gurukula" where teachings are transmitted and practiced in daily life. It is not just an academicteaching of techniques, separated from life. Since 1969, over 30,000 yoga teachers have been trained through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers' TTC program. The group energy is very high adding to the pure atmosphere of an ashram.
In keeping with this ancient Yoga tradition, the yoga teachers training course has spiritual practices such as daily adherence to discipline, meditation, sanskrit mantra chanting, Hindu gods and goddesses, ceremonial worships such as puja, strict vegetarianism, selfless service and study of philosophy constitute a large part of this program.
- Hatha Yoga
- Yoga Philosophy
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Kirtan and Sanskrit Chanting
- Bhagavad Gita
The Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC) allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC) to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit.
The cost of the one month yoga teachers training course is based on the accommodation choice
$2400 Tent camping
$2960 Dorm (4 person)
$3125 Double occupancy cabin
$3675 Single occupancy cabin
A $300 deposit is required to process the application. The balance is due upon arrival. All payments are non-refundable. Payment may be made by money order, certified check, credit card, and PayPal.
The Sivananda TTC has been a wonderful experience – I learned a lot about yoga and particularly appreciate the holistic approach to living well and finding inner peace. The teachings of the Guru’s are inspiring and profound. The support system provided by the wonderful staff members and teachers created a very conducive and encouraging environment for such an intense program. It has been a great please taking this program in the beautiful ashram. I look forward to spreading the experience of peace and joy as handed down by the Guru’s teachings.
Vivian Lee, Singapore, May 2013
This was a truly life altering experience. This ashram is a magical place. I can’t believe how much I have learned and grown in the past month. TTC is amazing!
Kimara Himchak, Lumberton, NJ, May 2013
Somehow this month of TTC has felt like 3 days and 3 years at the same time. I’ve learned so much about Yoga and myself but more importantly I’ve learned that I know nothing at all. This has been an invaluable experience thanks to all the hard working staff and fellow Yogi’s. I’m so excited to practice and teach what I’ve learned here, continuing my growth and spiritual journey.
Mallory Olney, Tahoe City, CA, May 2013
I would highly recommend Sivananda Ashram to anyone – in fact, I’m already sending friends and family here. It is such an amazing place with fantastic, helpful, encouraging staff that enables you to grow both mentally and spiritually oh and there’s amazing yoga to boot! The ashram would be in my top ten places to travel and stay and I have travelled all around the world yet finally found peace and happiness here.
Marie Moreland, Dublin, Ireland, May 2013
This experience has changed my life. Being here at the ashram was like a little taste of heaven. The staff is wonderful, the food fantastic and the ashram is so serene and peaceful. Words cannot express my gratitude and the joy this experience has brought me.
Jessica Crain, Georgetown, CA, May 2013
Before I came to TTC I had a vague idea of the spiritual goal of life and my idea about how to attain this goal was completely wrong. I got lost in the details of daily mundane life goals and thought that happiness would come eventually and I progressed with their achievement. I have never had such clarity about my life’s purpose and thanks to the teachings that I received I leave with not only a lot of powerful tools to help me along the way but also a warning of all the obstacles that I will face along the way and how to address them! This course is truly inspired by great wisdom gained by personal spiritual experience. My outlook on life has changed completely and I can’t wait to establish a practice that will allow me to be a shining example of selfless service.
Rosa Michaelis, Herdecke, Germany, May 2013
The Sivananda teacher training course is truly a transformative experience. It is an immersion in the traditions of an ancient lineage of yogic wisdom. If you are only looking to earn a certificate to teach asana classes you will get a lot more than you expect. If you have a longing for the truth and would like to further the path to peace; this is it.
William Kingori, Chico, CA, May 2013