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    Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course

Advanced Teachers Training Course

Develop the intuitive mind

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

  • Strengthen in your Sadhana – advanced asana and pranayama practice
  • Reconnect to the tradition, lineage, senior teachers and the global Sivananda community
  • Learn to teach and correct advanced postures and variations
  • Become an internationally recognized 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor

Advanced Teachers Training Course

Develop the intuitive mind

Course Curriculum

Yoga in Practice

Swami Vishnudevananda and the Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC)

“If we are willing to develop our latent spiritual powers, we can build a better, greater Self and a better, greater world of peace and understanding.” – Swami Vishnudevananda

Transformative Power

The ATTC is designed as a way for you, as a Yoga teacher, to deepen your understanding of basic Yogic principles and strengthen your Sadhana. During this month-long intensive, students experience the purifying and transformative power of a disciplined Yoga practice. Dive deep into the path of meditation. Tune into the more subtle aspects of Yoga. The course is taught by Srinivisan, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Paramananda, Swami Satyapremananda, and senior staff within the Sivananda lineage and is considered to be the next step after the 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training Course.

Yoga Alliance Certified

Our graduates receive an internationally recognized certification through the worldwide Yoga Alliance confirming that, in combination with the hours earned in the TTC, they are 500-hour qualified yoga teachers. The Sivananda Yoga Advanced Teachers Training Course includes the following:

Course Topics and Details

The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:

• The twelve basic postures in depth

• Training in classical advanced variations

• Precise corrections

• Postural alignment

• Deeper understanding of Hatha Yoga


• Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma

• Practice of advanced Pranayamas

• Proper use of the Bandhas


• The philosophical schools of India

• Analogies of the Supreme Reality

• Study of Vedantic meditation techniques

• Explanation of Vedantic mantras

Raja Yoga

• Detailed study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

• The mind its mysteries and control

• In depth study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga


• Learn the sanskrit alphabet

• Correct pronunciation and spelling of the mantras and hymns

Anatomy & Physiology

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

• The nine types of Bhakti

• The five attitudes of devotion

Personal & individual instruction

yogic self-discipline

The Daily Schedule

4:30am    Wake Up

5:00am    Pranayama

6:00am    Satsang: Meditation, Mantra chanting, Lecture

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 and Pranayama

6:00pm    Dinner

8:00pm  Satsang: Meditation, Mantra chanting, Lecture

10:30pm    Lights Out

Practical Information

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.

*Attendance at all activities is mandatory.

*Changes in the program may occur.

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

    - Swami Sivananda

Registration Information

Signing Up for the ATTC

Registration Details

Course Tuition

• $2,400 – Tent Space 

• $2,960 – Shared Room

• $3,220 – Double Room

• $3,900 – 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).


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.

This course is intensive and sound physical and mental health is required.


The Advanced Teachers Training Course, together with the TTC, is officially certified by the Yoga Alliance to form a 500 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS). In acknowledgment, graduates receive the title “Yoga Acharya” from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.



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