The Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC) allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC) to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja yoga, Anatomy, and Sanskrit. Advanced Yoga Teachers Training couse is another opportunity to practice under guidance in a supportive atmosphere with long-time (up to 30 years) yoga practitioners and teachers. Advanced yoga teachers training course gives you a boost of energy and clarity. The program is similar to the 200 hour yoga teachers training cousre and should not be perceived as a course only for experts.
Yoga Asanas - Progress in your yoga asana practice (practice advanced variations and prolonged holding of the postures). Increase your concentration and will-power.
Pranayama - One hour of practice each morning from 5:00 am - 6:00 am which is including advanced pranayama, mudras and bandhas.
Raja Yoga - In-depth study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras for deeper understanding of how to control and eventually transcend the mind.
Sanskrit - The alphabet, pronunciation and the writing of sacred mantras.
Kriyas - Functioning of the nervous and the endocrine systems in relation to the practice of yoga.
4:30 a.m. Wake up
5:00 a.m. Advanced Pranayama class
6:00 a.m. Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture) or silent walk
7:45 a.m. Asana class - 1 Hour
9:00 a.m. Anatomy and physiology lecture
10:00 a.m. Vegetarian Brunch
11:00 a.m. Karma Yoga
12 noon Raja yoga or Sanskrit lecture
2:00 p.m. Main lecture (Vedanta, bhakti yoga, karma yoga)
4:00 p.m. Advanced asana and pranayama class
6:00 p.m. Vegetarian Dinner
8:00 p.m. Satsang (meditation, chanting, and lecture) or special program
Study of the different philosophical schools of India, vedantic theory and practice, and vedantic meditation techniques. This schedule is followed 6 days of the week, with one day off for resting, studying, etc.
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive the Certificate of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, entitled "Yoga Acharya".
This training is registered by and fulfils the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 500-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register.
Participation in all classes and punctuality are mandatory. Wearing of uniforms is expected for all satsangs and lectures. The basic guidelines are: No drugs, alcohol, smoking, non-vegetarian food items, nudity and promiscuity, weapons, loud music, backbiting and profanity. You need to have health insurance or sign a medical health release.
What to Bring
Bring your TTC uniforms with you, comfortable clothes for asana practice plus casual clothes. Be prepared for hot weather and possible rain. We recommend that you bring a waterproof jacket, t-shirts, warm pants, socks, nightclothes, shoes for nature walks and a pair of slip-on shoes. For those in dormitories, sheets and pillows are provided. Bring your own yoga mat, meditation cushion, meditation shawls, blankets, toiletries, books, notebooks, pens, flashlights, alarm clocks, postage stamps, water bottles, snacks and beverages will be available in the boutique.
Address: Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Dalat is a very popular destination for it cool and stable weather, hovers between a pleasant 15°C (average daily minimum) to 24°C (average daily maximum) and attractive landscape of colonial villas, gardens, lakes and rolling hills. Located around 1,400 meters above the sea level, it is indeed an ideal place for Yoga retreat, summer escape and on-top-of-the-list rest and relaxation site in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Dalat market has always been a must-see site for visitors with its locally-made specialties such as artichoke tea, candied fruits, coffee and the finest cool climate vegetables and flowers in Vietnam.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival - Saturday, March 12, 2016 (Registration and Room check-in at 2pm.) ATTC Inaugeration will be the following day Mar. 13.
Departure - April 9, 2016 - (ATTC exam will be from 8-11:30am. Room Check-out is at 12pm. The graduation will be from 3-5pm. There will be a vegetarian dinner feast at 6pm. ( If staying an extra night, payment will apply.)
To ease the registration process, students should make their payments in full before arriving at the ashram and fill out the necessary paperwork beforehand.
All rooms with bathroom.
Shared (2 people) $3400* $3000
Shared (3 people) $3000* $2700
Shared (4 people) $2400
*includes kitchenette and living room
There are massage treatments available, internet service, postal service, medical service, transportation from airport, transportation for field trips and cultural events.
Teachers and Translation
The course will be offered in English with senior Sivananda teachers. It will be translated simultaneously in Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin Chinese.
Teachers and Translators:
Swami Sitaramananda is an international teacher of Yoga, Meditation, and Philosophy for more then 35 years. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and is a representative of the teachings of International SYVC in Vietnam. She is in charge of West coast USA centers and Asia centers. She is presently the main teacher of the Yoga Teachers Training Courses offered at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA where she is serving as the director for more then 20 years. She also teaches yearly at other Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers in India, Bahamas, Japan, and China as well as Centers along the West Coast USA, San Francisco and Los Angeles and has taught in her birth country, Vietnam, since 2010.
Swami Pranavananda, hails from the USA, and has been a Yoga and Meditation teacher since 1995 in the US and abroad. He teaches mainly the Hatha Yoga and Anatomy sections for the TTC courses. He was the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA for a few years. Currently he is serving in Vietnam teaching in the Hochiminh center. He enjoys taking classes to learn Vietnamese.
Saraswati graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course 2010 in Vietnam. She is also a graduate of the, "Yoga Psychology", "Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness" course and "Ayuvedic massage therapist". She has been a volunteer staff at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta center in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam since 2010. After a few months service at the Sivananda Yoga centers in New Plymouth, New Zealand and Grass Valley, California she returned to Vietnam and assumes responsibility of directing the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Dalat City. She enjoys teaching beginner courses, yoga for kids along with ayurveda and healing.
Amba started to exposme Yoga from 2007 at Sivananda Yoga Farm, USA. She graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course 2010 and Advanced yoga teacher training course 2016 in Vietnam. She is also a graduate of the "Yoga Psychology" and "Ayuvedic massage therapist". She has been a volunteer staff at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta center in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and supporting for TTC in Vietnam since 2011.
Ganga My Hoang graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course 2009 and Advanced yoga teacher training course 2010 in Yoga Farm, Grass Valley USA. She is also a graduate of the "Yoga as Medicine", "Yoga Psychology", and "Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness" course. After a few months service at the Sivananda Yoga centers in San Francisco and Grass Valley she returned to Vietnam and assumes responsibility of directing the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Ho chi minh City.