Take Your Practice to the Next Level! The Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (ATTC) is a four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices designed to deepen and expand the knowledge and practice of certified yoga teachers. Whether you’re an active yoga teacher, or a certified yoga teacher who would like to strengthen your own practice, this course offers the ideal training for you. Through in-depth work, both physically and mentally, the ATTC will provide you with valuable tools to advance your physical practice, take your Self-study (Swadhyaya) to the next level, and create a distinguished teaching practice. Once your practice is established on a firmer and broader base, your advanced teaching skills and confidence will naturally flow and manifest as an increase in teaching opportunities.
The ATTC is taught by senior yoga teachers and staff members of the Sivananda organization, who are highly experienced practitioners and teachers. It fulfils the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certification.
The Advanced Yoga Teacher’s Training Course is an international course, with simultaneous translation available (upon advance request) into German, Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Russian.
Graduation from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course or Integral Yoga Teachers’ Training Course is required to enroll in Advanced TTC. Please contact our reception if you are a graduate from another teachers’ training program.
Rates are in US dollars.
* Plan to bring your own tent.
Prices include tuition, accommodation, two daily meals, two pairs of yoga pants and two T-shirts, the course manual, and all classes. Students registering simultaneously for the Yoga Teacher Training Course and the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course (500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification) will receive a 10% discount on the total fee for both courses.
A $300 deposit is required when you register in order to guarantee your place. The balance is due upon arrival.
Students enjoy special programs, festivals, concerts and symposiums that are offered during evening satsangs (for a list of programs see our Calendar of Events.
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 on the beach or in the garden.
* Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.
“By far the most comprehensive, complete, and authentic Yoga Teacher Training program I have ever seen. The full immersion in yogic lifestyle was very rewarding!” —Mukunda
“ATTC was an amazing experience! Great group, great teachers, great time! The location is beautiful! This place is where I go when I need peace, silence, and yoga. Highly recommended.”
“The dedication of all of the teachers to maintaining a consistent message reflecting Swami Sivananda’s teachings is very inspiring. The retreat is a place of love where you feel safe to challenge yourself and explore your limits with the support of knowledgeable, caring people.”
—Rukmini (Pat Russell)
“A truly transformational experience both spiritually and mentally. I was overwhelmed by the ashram experience in the beginning, however, I have grown to love the community, the spirit, the energy, and the people.” —Kamala Devi
“The teachers and my classmates are amazing, knowledgable, friendly, and open-hearted. It was pleasant just to be in their company.” —Eric
“The Sanskrit & Vedanta classes were inspirational, as were Iswara’s asana classes — a real blessing. Thank you!” —Helen Isaacs
“Iswara was incredible in taking time to tutor students struggling with Sanskrit. He was a blessing to us.” —Victoria Clifford