Teacher Training Course

A four-week intensive course which covers all aspects of yoga in theory and practice.

The course is designed to be intensive, immersing the students in a balanced programme of yogic theory and practice for all-round physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. The goal of this training programme is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.

Swami Vishnudevananda Is the first yoga master who developped a yoga teacher training in Western countries, over 40 years ago. This training course is recognized worldwide and has produced more than 26,000 graduates. Swami Vishnudevananda was the first in the West to develop this kind of training program for yoga teachers with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals, but also to spread peace in the world through them.

After getting a vision revealing the planet was living difficult times he created the True World Order (TWO) and the motto « unity in diversity ». His intention was to promote peace and equality between all human beings.

The TTC is a unique, profoundly transforming and personal experience that is based on the ancient gurukula teaching system which integrates the student’s daily life into the yoga training. For four intense weeks of ashram living, students strenghthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body and spirit. They also build a firm foundation from which to teach others instinctually and confidently.

The TTC provides a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and to be a part of the global yoga community which is growing each day. The best part of all is learning that everything we need is already within us and how the practices can lead us into accessing our gifts and beauty from the inside out. The experience provides a great way to find long lasting happiness, peace and the ability to share the yogic lifestyle with others.


The Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course is only offered in our Ashrams.

The course is based on India’s traditional Gurukula teaching system, where by direct contact with the teachers, the student’s day-to-day life during the course is transformed into an integrated learning experience.

Yoga teachers are not just trained in the asanas. While asanas are an integral part of classical Hatha Yoga, it ‘s the combination of the asanas with ethical values, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation that enables a comprehensive experience of Hatha Yoga.

Topics : Asanas, Pranayama, yogic diet, Kriyas, Meditation, Mantras, Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, 4 yoga paths, Anatomie and physiology

Sivananda Trainings

The Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course (TTC) is available in many different countries around the world, and in a variety of languages.

Upon successful completion of the examination, participants receive an internationally recognized certification. Certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).

With this certificate the new teacher will be able to give beginners and intermediate hatha yoga classes.


  • Asanas
  • Benefits of asanas
  • Pranayama (breathing exercices)
  • Kriyas
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Teachings methods and practice
  • Yoga nutrition
  • Meditation and mantras
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Raja Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Bhagavad Gita

How to register

For the trainings in United States, Bahamas, South India or Canada, please contact the Val Morin Ashram in Canada or register on-line

673, 8th Avenue Val Morin Quebec J0T 2R0 Canada

phone : 1 (819)322-3226

mail : hq@sivananda.org

For more details and practical information about the course see the TTC

Curriculum or at www.sivananda.org/camp


Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Montreal

5178, St-Laurent blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H2T 1R8
(between Laurier and Fairmount)


(514) 279 3545



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