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Join us for this FREE 2-day program to get a glimpse into the life of a full-time student of the Sivananda Teacher Training course. For these 2 days we will have a full schedule following the same schedule that is given during the TTC. The topics of the talks will cover the varying topics of what is offered during the actual TTC, giving a window into the life of teacher training student, so you have a good idea about what you would be learning and how you would be transforming during the 28 days of intensive training.
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time
Saturday, Dec 5
10:00 – 11:00 am Creating a Sattvic Space for Meditation – Swami Dharmananda
12:30 – 1:30 pm Essence of Bhagavad Gita – Srinivasan
1:45 – 2:30 pm Hatha Yoga Theory & Practice – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
3:45 – 5:15 pm Anatomy of Hatha Yoga – Swami Jnaneswariananda
5:30 – 7:00 pm Sivananda Yoga Class – Santanu
8:45 – 10:00 pm Meditation / Chanting / Positive Thinking – Swami Dharmananda
Sunday, Dec 6
10:00 – 11:00 am Essence of Bhakti Yoga – Swami Sivasankariananda
12:30 – 1:30 pm Chanting for Emotional Regulation – Srinivasan
2:45 – 3:30 pm Hatha Yoga Teaching Techniques – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
3:45 – 4:15 pm Philosophy of Yoga – Swami Jnaneswariananda
5:30 – 7:00 pm Sivananda Yoga Class – Moksha Priya
8:45 – 10:00 pm Importance of Lineage – Swami Sitaramananda
Attendance – You can attend all of the classes or choose certain classes to attend
Prerequisites – Students interested in learning more about taking the TTC or those that already have completed the TTC are both welcome.
Dates and Cost
December 5 & December 6 from 10am – 10pm EDT each day
Sliding Scale: Free of Charge up to $108 donation
Sign up for the whole weekend or individual sessions
Streamed Live by Zoom
Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and Yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda, and now teaches around the world, continuing to carry the teachings as a direct disciple. As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.
Swami Dharmananda is the assistant director and spiritual advisor to staff and students of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, where he teaches yoga and meditation in the Teacher Training Course. He presents the classical teachings in a practical and accessible way to people of all backgrounds.
Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher’s Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001. She is currently a senior teacher at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley. She teaches with great enthusiasm and humor.
Swami Sivasankariananda has 23 years experience of teaching both in San Francisco Sivananda Yoga center and Los Angeles Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center where she is serving as director. She is a member of the faculty of Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training program. She is a compassionate teacher and is able to convey devotion and enthusiasm through kirtan and Bhakti Yoga teachings.
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a Hatha Yoga teacher for more than 10 years. He has taught the Hatha yoga section in many International Sivananda Teachers Training Courses in many countries Vietnam, China, USA and has taught many Hatha Yoga intensive courses. He is a dedicated sadhak and pranayama practitioner.
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies at all the ashram temples and shrines. Swamiji teaches and does story-telling with much inspiration and humor.
Santanu is a yogi and a full time staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. He took his TTC in 2010 in Uttarkashi, India and has been teaching regularly since that time. He also graduated from ATTC at the Yoga Farm in 2015. He is an adept with all the yoga asanas and enjoys kirtan and teaching yoga to students of all levels.
Om Dear Blessed Friends,
Currently and until a tentative date, the Ashram is closed to the public. We are currently in the process of organizing programs to be online and updating the calendar. Please note: Programs listed on the website- if they do not say Online within the title, they are not available at the moment.