Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course

Develop the skills to teach yoga asana, gaining a solid grounding in the classical yogic tradition, at the same time deepen your spiritual connection to yoga and open yourself to profound inner transformation.

The Teachers’ Training Course (TTC) is a four-week intensive residential course, based on the ancient gurukula system of India where teacher and student live together. You will be in a traditional Ashram and closely interact with our experienced and dedicated teachers and staff who themselves are immersed in the yogic lifestyle. Connect to an ancient teaching lineage (guru parampara), passed down from guru to disciple through thousands of years, the curriculum is extensive and covers both theory and practice. Devotional practices, traditional to India, are an integral part of the Course.

In these four-weeks you will establish a firm foundation of discipline that promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth while building a strong base from which to teach others naturally and with confidence.

The Course was designed by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1969 with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals but to also spread peace in the world through them. A sincere desire to learn and openness to yogic techniques is required – a basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is preferred, but not essential.

  • Graduates of the course receive our Yoga Siromani certificate, and will receive IYA Certified Course in Yoga (CCY) certification and IYA professional membership where full course fee has been paid.
  • Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential.
  • A high degree of self-motivation and discipline is required for all aspects of the course.
  • To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, satsangs, lectures and asana classes.
  • Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice.
  • Students are required to wear their uniform for both satsangs and all lecture classes. For asana class a modest dress-code is followed.
  • Vegetarian meals based on local cuisine is provided. It is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences.
  • Attendance at all activities is mandatory.
  • Participants who do not comply with the Ashram rules may be dismissed from the course.
  • Each week there is one day free of lectures. During this day students are required to attend morning and evening satsang.
  • During free time, students can explore the Ashram’s vicinity or join our occasional day trips to places of interest.
  • Changes in the programme may occur from time to time.

Upcoming Batches

15th Oct 2023