Advanced Teachers Training Course (ATTC) in Vietnam

Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Pranavananda, Swami Narayanananda, Swami Adiparashaktiananda, Ganga Chaitanya, Saraswati, Amba11:00 AM Saturday, March 3 –
9:00 PM Saturday, March 31, 2018














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.

Daily Schedule

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.

Teaching Certificate

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 - March 03, 2018

Departure - March 31, 2018

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.

Single                        $3853

Shared (2 people)      $3400

Shared (3 people)      $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

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

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.

Swami Narayanananda

Swami Narayanananda, who was born in London, England, has been a teacher of Yoga and meditation in the International Sivananda Yoga vedanta Centers since 1999. He has served in the ashrams in California and New York, also as director of the centers in New York and Chicago. He is a regular teacher for our Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher training courses in the USA, India and Vietnam. Swami Narayanananda has a compassionate and accessible teaching style firmly based in his own practice and in the study of scripture.

Swami Adiparashaktiananda

Swami Adiparashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher, graduated from Sivananda Teachers Training Course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. He took the first monastic vow from Sivananda lineage in 2011. He has been traveling yearly to Vietnam as Swami Sitaramananda's assistant and has been teaching the Hatha Yoga classes for the Teachers Training Course. He has also been traveling to Chengdu, China to help teach the Teachers Training Course there.  He also teaches a 7-day Hatha Yoga Sadhana course and the 14-day Sivananda Sadhana Intensive course, whose emphasis is on individual practice of pranayama.  He took sannyas vows in 2017 and received the name Swami Adiparasahktiananda.

Ganga Chaitanya

Ganga Chaitanya 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.


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.