The Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is a four-week course designed for graduates of the Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC). The course builds on the foundation of TTC allowing students to deepen their spiritual knowledge with intense daily practice of asanas, pranayama and bandhas. This course allows yoga teachers to deepen their sadhana (spiritual practice) and swadyaya (self study) during four weeks of intense yoga practice and study of Hatha yoga, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Sanskrit, the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Vedanta philosophy and anatomy and physiology. The approach to teaching is personal, focusing on the individual student.
The ATTC is a natural step for TTC graduates who would like to expand and deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga. The ATTC is an intensive and transformative experience.
The course is offered with Yoga Alliance RYS300 hour accreditation - once completed, the graduate of the course will be able to apply to Yoga Alliance for their 300 hour registered Yoga Teacher certification.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course.
A minimum of one year of a consistent practice with a basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential.
A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required.
The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity.
To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.
Assessment and Certification
The students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels.
There will be a written exam at the end of the course to evaluate the understanding of thephilosophy of Yoga and skills of the students.
Participant should pass all different aspects of the course to be eligible for the course diploma.
Assessment is based on:
1. Regular attendance of all classes
2. Attitude and behaviour inside and outside of the ashram while attending the course
3. Performance and attitude in the practical asana, pranayama, bandhas and kriya classes
4. Hatha yoga teaching skills
5. Written daily summary of the main philosophy classes and hatha yoga theory classes
6. Written examination of 3.5 hrs on the theories of Yoga and Vedanta philosophy.
Upon successful completion of the course students receive an internationally recognized diploma. This training course fulfils the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 300-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register.
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We teach a traditional, exact, and easy-to-learn system that aims to create a healthy body and mind that leads to spiritual evolution. We practice classical hatha yoga. A typical Sivananda asana class includes a sequence of 12 basic asanas that are considered to be the most important asanas to practice daily. Our classes are taught in the traditional style of entering and exiting a pose slowly and mindfully with concentration and focus on breathing. All classes start with pranayama breathing exercises, and continue with a warm-up of sun salutations and brief relaxations between asanas. We offer open classes and beginner and intermediate courses to suit a variety levels, and more advanced courses as the student moves into a greater depth of practice.
We offer courses in many yoga and yoga-related topics, including Ayurveda, juice cleansing, meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga for beginners, trainings for yoga teachers, children’s yoga, yoga therapy and more. Please browse our Calendar for inspiration. If you are new to yoga, we highly recommend our Beginner Courses, which offer thorough introductions to the various aspects yoga lifestyle and practice, guiding you into developing health and well-being through the traditional time-tested system of yoga. These classes provide the attention and care of a teacher in a small group setting, and establish a strong foundation for your yoga practice.
Yes. There are no prerequisites for the Teacher Training; yoga is for everyone and everyone can begin where they are.
Sivananda Yoga is not a vinyasa-style yoga practice, although the Sun Salutation is a foundational warm-up in our classes.
By the end of the Teacher Training Course (TTC), you will be able to teach a 2-hour Sivananda Yoga class that includes warm-ups, postures, breathing, and relaxation to beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners as well as special classes for children, elderly, and pregnant women. View the full TTC curriculum.
Yes. Upon successful completion of the course students are certified and receive a certificate as a Yoga Siromani (Teacher of Yoga).
Yes. This training is registered by and fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register.
The Teacher Training Course is a well-established immersion training, offering you an unparalleled classical yoga education and connection to an international yoga lineage. During the teacher training you will live as a part of the traditional “Gurukula” system, in which a student lives and learns with a teacher and other spiritual aspirants in an immersive yogic environment. Your curriculum will include study of hatha yoga, asanas, pranayama, meditation, Bhagavad Gita study, study of Vedanta or yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, and study and practice of how to teach.
We do. Yoga teacher training is an important part of our mission and we provide numerous yoga teacher training opportunities — for those just getting started and for yoga teachers seeking to advance their knowledge and practice. Find out about all Yoga Teacher Training opportunities.
Welcome! You will learn through our yoga classes and satsang talks.
It is not necessary to be a practitioner or have any previous experience of yoga to enroll in this training. However it is essential that you be in good mental, emotional and physical health due to the rigorous nature of the schedule and activity.
The Teacher Training Course is intentionally designed with a rigorous immersion schedule in order to transform students into authentic yogis, knowledgeable teachers, and leaders for peace in the world. Please see the Daily Schedule (including information about the weekly Rest/Study Days).
"I was truly blessed to do my month-long TTC with Mani Raman at Sivananda Yoga VidyaPeetham in February 2015.
"I met Mani at the Sivananda Teachers' Training in Kerala in February 2015. He was our main yoga teacher who took us twice a day through the rigorous training programme. There where nearly 50 students on this training programme.
" Having Maniji as my Yoga teacher at YTTC 2015 in Kerala, South India was a wonderful experience. He is a true teacher, teaching from his heart and I enjoyed every class led by him. His way of teaching is kind and firm at the same time, motivating his students to develop and deepen their practice.