Yoga Teacher Training
Catskills, New York
September 8 - October 6, 2013
Since 1968, when Swami Vishnudevananda created
the first Yoga Teachers' Training Course ever taught in the West,
more than 13,000 Yoga Teachers have been certified by the
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. Swamiji designed
the Teachers' Training Course to closely approach the ancient
Gurukhula System, in which the student's daily life was itself an
intensive Yoga training.
Swami Vishnudevananda developed a curriculum based on an
integration of all aspects of Yoga and Vedanta from knowledge
handed down by his guru, the great master Swami Sivananda.
Vedanta teaches the essential unity of all beings, while Yoga
offers practical methods for attaining consciousness of that
The course covers Asanas, Pranayama,
Meditation, Mantra Chanting, Vedanta & Yoga Theory, Bhagavad
Gita, Mantra Meditation, Kriyas (cleansing exercises), Yoga Diet,
Anatomy & Physiology, and more. By the end of the course, the
beginner and advanced student alike will possess a solid
foundation for teaching Hatha Yoga, will have developed a
personal Yoga practice, and will have increased self-discipline
and harmony of body, mind and spirit.
The course is registered with the Yoga Alliance
at the 200 hour level.