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Swami Sitaramananda is the Main philosophy teacher and spiritual acharya for the TTC.



Every course begins with an inaugeration ceremony to set the energy for the course.



Students receive the 3 powders for opening to higher knowledge.



Swami Pranavananda teaching aniloma viloma the alternate nostril pranayama breathing.



Students practice yoga asanas in the Main Yoga Hall which is a new building built 5 years ago.



The Sivananda Yoga farm Teacher training course does yoga class on the outdoor yoga platform during the sunny days.



One of the advanced variatioins, "side crow" is demonstrate in front of the TTC students.



Students enjoy the outdoor classes in the fresh air.



TTC Students during lecture class.



TTC students on graduation day happy to receive their certificates.



Vegetarian meals are served twice a day at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.



The Yoga farm is in the Sierra foothills.


Teacher Training Course

Description | Curriculum | Teachers | Advanced TTC | Cost | Testimonials

Upcoming course dates

  - Oct. 11 - Nov. 9, 2014 (Yoga Farm)
  - Dec. 7th, 2014 - Jan 4th, 2015 (Yoga Farm

  - June 2015 ATTC (Yoga Farm)


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.


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Detailed description of the curriculum

  - Hatha Yoga
  - Meditation
  - Yoga Philosophy
  - Anatomy and Physiology
  - Kirtan and Sanskrit Chanting
  - Bhagavad Gita

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Swamis and Main Teachers

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Advanced Teacher Training Course

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.

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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.  

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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


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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 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 OmkaranandaAbout Swami Omkarananda
Swami Omkarananda is a radiant Yogini renunciate who has more than 20 years of experience in Yoga and meditation. She is the current director of the Sivananda Los Angeles Yoga Center and was assistant director at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm for many years. She had a medical background in England and hails from Australia originally. She earned her Certificate in Permaculture Design and Advanced Permaculture from Mid West Permaculture and is now passionate about bringing Yoga and the Environment together at this exciting time of Transition. Her practical lectures are about Yoga philosophy, Vedanta and how to deal with emotions and mind in times of transition.

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