• Swami Vishnudevananda's

    Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Advanced Teachers Training Course

Wednesday, July 5 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Taught by: Srinivasan & Swami Paramananda
Tuition: $2310 – $3740

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The Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha Yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja Yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit.

The ATTC is designed as a way for Yoga teachers to deepen your understanding of basic Yogic principles and strengthen in your Sadhana, spiritual practices. During this month-long intensive the student experiences the purifying and transformative power of an intermediate level Yoga practice. This unique and informative training course will help you dive deeper into the path of meditation focusing on the more subtle aspects of Yoga. The course is taught by senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda and is considered to be the next step after the 200-hour Yoga Teachers’ Training Course.

ATTC Program Curriculum

The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline while imparting the yoga experience to others.

The curriculum is based on the Five Points of Yoga, which can be understood through the practical application of the traditional Four Paths of Yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures, and one hour of service within the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.

The curriculum includes the following:

Course Topics and Details

Asanas
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:

• The twelve basic postures in depth

• Practice of classical advanced variations

• Precise corrections

• Deeper understanding of Hatha Yoga

Pranayama
Including:

• Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma

• Advanced pranayamas

• Proper use of the Bandhas

Vedanta
Including:

• The philosophical schools of India

• Analogies of the Supreme Reality

• Study of Vedantic meditation techniques

• Explanation of Vedantic mantras

Raja Yoga
Including:

• In-depth study of the Yoga Sutras from Patanjali

• The mind, its mystery and control

• Detailed study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga

Bhakti Yoga
Including:

• The nine types of Bhakti

• The five attitudes of devotion

Sanskrit
Including:

• Learning the Sanskrit alphabet

• Correct pronunciation and spelling of the mantras and hymns

Anatomy & Physiology
Including:

• Study of the nervous system, brain, endocrine glands and how they relate to the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Yogic Diet
Including:

• Subtle aspects of the vegetarian diet

• Proper nutrition according to the three-Dosha theory of Ayurveda

Kirtan (Mantra Chanting)
Including:

• Positive effects on the emotions

• Correct pronunciation and mental attitude

• Learning of classical Sanskrit songs

Daily Schedule:

4:30am    Wake Up and Self-Guided Kriyas

5:00am    Pranayama

6:00am    Satsang* or Silent Walk

8:00am    Asana Practice

9:00am  Anatomy & Physiology

10:00am    Organic, Vegetarian Brunch

11:00am     Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

12:00pm    Study of Raja Yoga or Sanskrit

2:00pm   Main Lecture on Vedanta

4:00pm    Asanas & Pranayama

6:00pm    Organic, Vegetarian Dinner

8:00pm  Satsang*

10:30pm    Lights Out

Students enjoy special programs, festivals, concerts and symposiums that are offered during evening satsangs. There is one weekly day off. During the day off students are only required to attend morning and evening satsangs and to perform their Karma Yoga.

During their free time, students are welcome to enjoy the services of the Well-Being Center or the daily workshops offered at the ashram; students can also explore the ashram’s vicinity or take the time to rest in the garden.

* Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.

  • "This marvellous world is a great university of wisdom. Learn your lessons and become wise."

    - Swami Sivananda

Qualifications for Admission

The course is open for yoga teachers who have graduated from the Sivananda 200hr Yoga Teachers Training Course or the Integral Yoga 200hr Teachers Training Course.

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Prerequisites

The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.

Course Tuition and Details

Course Tuition

• $2,310 – Tent Space

• $2,960 – Shared Room

• $3,220 – Double Room

• $3,740 – Single Room

The course tuition above includes your meals, classes, accommodations, training manual, and use of the ashram grounds. It does not include your training course textbooks (required and available at our boutique) or any of our Well Being Center services.

Sign up for the TTC and ATTC at the same time and save $450 on ATTC tuition. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please call us at: (845) 436-6942.

Required Text Books

• The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda

• Meditation and Mantras with Swami Vishnudevananda’s commentary

• Text books are available at our Yoga Boutique for an additional cost or you can bring your own copies. You will receive your training manual upon arrival.

Materials Not Covered By Course Fee

• The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda, Three Rivers Press

• Meditation and Mantras with Swami Vishnudevananda’s commentary.

• Yoga mat, cushion, blanket, Kriya set

What to Bring

• Rain gear (boots, umbrella, rain jacket)

• Hiking shoes/boots for natural trails

• Personal toiletries and kriya supplies (neti pot, sea salt, tongue scrapper, etc)

• Swimsuit for our Russian wood-burning sauna

• TTC uniforms or plain yellow tops and white yoga pants

• Yoga mat, meditation shawl, prayer beads

• Alarm clock


You may also wish to purchase items from our onsite Yoga Boutique, participate in day-off field trips or visit our Well-Being Center (contain additional fees outside of tuition).

Extended Stay Options

Students should plan to arrive at least one day prior to the beginning of the course and depart at least one day after its completion. There will be no extra charge for those two nights. Check in is at 2:00pm. Students are encouraged to arrive even earlier and stay as long as they wish after the course. For those extra days students will pay the regular accommodation rates of the ashram.

As a special offering to ATTC students, you are invited to join us in one of our Residential Programs before or after the course, deepening your experience and understanding of Yoga and Yoga teaching.

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