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.
- 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.
About 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. www.sivanandayogafarm.org/swami_sitaramananda
About 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. www.sivanandayogafarm.org/swami_pranavananda
About 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. www.sivanandayogafarm.org/our_teachers
About Kailas Chaitanya
Kailas Chaitanya is one of the main teachers of Hatha Yoga and Meditation at the ashram. He graduated from the Sivananda Yoga Teacher's Training Course in 2007. He was assistant director at the Los Angeles Sivananda Yoga Center for 2 years. Since 2009 he has been assistant director of the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. In 2010 he took the first step in becoming a renunciate monk of the Sivananda order. He is interested in yoga psychology and yoga philosophy and enjoys teaching positive thinking courses. www.sivanandayogafarm.org/kailaschaitanya
About Narayan Chaitanya
Narayan Chaitanya took TTC in October 2008. He served as Staff in San Francisco center for 1 year, before taking ATTC in 2010. He now is director of the SF Center overseeing a residential program of 8-10 residents. The SF Center prides itself on being an ashram within the city. Narayan Chaitanya took his brahmacharya vows in 2011 and has served as a main Hatha Yoga teacher in a number of TTCs at the Yoga Farm and in Vietnam.