Yoga Alliance Certified
Through learning and guidance, deepen your practice and gain the skills needed to teach yoga. Our graduates receive an internationally recognized certification through the worldwide Yoga Alliance confirming they have the practical knowledge and experience to teach Hatha Yoga (asanas, pranayama and relaxation). The Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course includes the following:
The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional yoga paths:
Proper exercise (Asanas)
Proper breathing (Pranayama)
Proper relaxation (Savasana)
Proper diet (vegetarian)
Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)
Daily: one meditation session, one yoga class, a workshop on online teaching techniques, two lectures. One day a week is lecture-free.
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda, Three Rivers Press
Bhagavad Gita with a commentary by Swami Sivananda, the Divine Life Trust Society
Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion by the Sivananda Yoga Centres (Dorling Kindersley)
They can be purchased online during the registration process.
The course will be taught in English.
Even though anybody can register, it is preferable that the applicants live in the time-zones of Eastern Standard Time-Zone, Mountain Time-Zone, Central USA, & Pacific West Coast USA in order to take advantage of the proper timing of activities which follow the rhythms of nature.
Additional Immersion Retreat
Once we are able to open again, we will schedule a 9-day immersion retreat for all the online TTC graduates to come to the ashram and learn in-person with the teachers. This will include some advanced practices, such as learning the headstand, advanced kriyas, advanaced pranayama, and mantra initiation.