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Teachers’ Training Courses

November 16 – December 14, 2014, (course in French only)

May 18 – June 15, 2015, (course in French only)
July 3 – July 31, 2015, (in Englich, French, Spanish and Dutch)

August 2 – August 30, 2015, (course in French only)
November 20 – December 19, 2015, (course in French only)

These dates include the day of arrival and of departure.

>> Click here for the online application form

Yoga Teacher Training France

It was in 1969 that Swami Vishnudevananda, founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, taught the first Yoga Teachers´ Training Course in the West. Today, this internationally renowned course is being taught by his senior disciples. Every year, more then 1000 people follow this course throughout the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres are the biggest yoga organisation in the world and have a long experience in training yoga teachers. This 4-week intensive course covers all practical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of yoga.

The approach to teaching is personal, focusing on the individual student. Upon graduation, students receive the certificate of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, entitled Yoga Siromani. The Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training courses are officially certified by the worldwide yoga Alliance for the 200 and 500 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).

Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 38 91 88 82 - email :

Sivananda Ashram
Presentation Yoga Vacation
yoga vacation
Presentation Teachers'Training
Formation de Professeurs
The extensive curriculum is based upon Swami Vishnudevananda’s five points of yoga.

yoga orleans Proper exercise (Asanas)
yoga orleans Proper breathing (Pranayama)
yoga orleans Proper relaxation (Savasan)
yoga orleans Proper diet (Vegetarian)
yoga orleans Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)

Yoga Asanas
The sun salutations, 12 basic asanas and variations

The basic practice: Kaphalabhati and Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing).
• Advanced Pranayama exercises
The six classical exercises for purifying the body

Yoga Teachers TrainingKriyas
Effects of the asanas on the physical and astral (energy) body
Postural alignment
Deep relaxation and release of blocked energy

How to teach
How to teach the 12 basic postures
  and breathing exercises
• Setting up a proper environment
   for class The basic class
• How to teach beginners and intermediate students

Anatomy and Physiology
The effects of the asanas on the major body systems

Nutrition guidelines of yoga
Ethical, health and spiritual reasons for vegetarianism
Influence of diet on the mind
Yoga Teachers Training Nutrition according to ayurvedic guidelines

12 step guidelines to meditation
• The benefits of meditation
• Mantra’s (possibility of mantra initiation)

Kirtan (chanting)
Positive effects of chanting on the emotions
Correct pronunciation and mental attitude
Learning of classical Sanskrit chants

Bhagavad Gita
Study and commentary of the classical scripture

The four paths of Yoga
Karma yoga, bhakti yoga (includes attendance at devotional rituals including puja, arati,
   homa, yantra, introduction to the Indian deities and their cosmic meaning)
raja yoga, jnana yoga

Daily schedule

 5.30am:  Wake up
 6.00am:  Meditation, mantra chanting,
                lecture or silent walk
 8.00am:  Asanas et pranayama
10.00am: Brunch
11.00am: Karma Yoga
12.00pm: Bhagavad Gita or chanting class
 2.00pm:  Main lecture
 4.00pm:  Asanas et pranayama
 6.00pm:  Dînner
 8.00pm:  Meditation, mantra chanting and lecture
10.00pm: Lights out
Programme quotidien
Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the programme may occur.

The course from June 25 to July 23, 2015 is taught in English with simultaneous translation into French, Spanish and Dutch.

The other courses will be taught in French only.


Teachers' Training Preparatory Weekends

January 23 - 25, 2015

It is advisable to attend a preparatory weekends to familiarise yourself with the teachings.

• Shared : 122€
Double room: 144€
Single : 178€
Single with bathroom: 210€

Programme quotidien

Tuition fee for the Teachers' Training Course


November 16 – December 14, French  
shared room (3-5 beds): 2000 €

double room: 2600 €

single room: 3300 €

single roomwith bathroom 3600 €

May 18 - June 15, 2015  French
Tent* : 2060 €

furnished bungalow tent double** : 2420 €

furnished bungalow tent single** : 2980 €

shared room (3-5 beds): 2420 €

double room: 2980 €

single room: 3700 €

single room with bathroom 4000 €
10 % reduction for students and the unemployed in a tent or a dormitory

July 3 - July 31, 2015  English, French, Spanish, Dutch

Tent* : 2420 €

furnished bungalow tent double** : 2680 €

furnished bungalow tent single** : 3400 €

shared room (3-5 beds): 2680 €

double room: 3400 €

single room: 3700 €

single room with bathroom 4000 €

August 2 – August 30, 2015 French     
Tent* : 2420 €

furnished bungalow tent double** : 2680 €

furnished bungalow tent single** : 3400 €

shared room (3-5 beds): 2680 €

double room: 3400 €

single room: 3700 €

single room with bathroom 4000 €

November 20 – December 19, 2015 French  
shared room (3-5 beds): 2060 €

double room: 2680 €

single room: 3400 €

single roomwith bathroom 3700 €

* Please bring your own tent, mattress and sleeping bag

** Fully furnished (9 m², hight 2 m. Includes beds, bedding, shelf and electricity).

Above fees include the cost for room and board and are valid until December 31, 2014.

Programme quotidien

Programme quotidien


>> Click here for the online application form

or telephone for an application form or download the form. Return the form together with a deposit of 500 €. Payment by cash, credit card, international bank transfer or by French cheque. Balance is due four weeks before the beginning of the course. No refund is possible in case of cancellation or early departure but a credit note can be given minus an administrative fee of 50 €.

For UK residents, click here to download the application form and register directly with our centre in London at 0208 780 0160, email You can also register with the Ashram directly, in which case use the application form above.

What to bring
Books used during the course:

  • “The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga” by Swami Vishnudevananda
  • “The New Book of Yoga/The Sivananda Companion to Yoga” or "Yoga Your Home Practice Companion"
  • “The Bhagavad Gita” with commentary by Swami Sivananda.

These books are available at our centres and Ashrams.

Also: yoga mat, meditation cushion (available in our boutique), towel, writing-pad and pens, blanket, flashlight, warm and comfortable clothes, slippers and comfortable shoes for walking. Please note that the kriya material is not included in the course fee.

At the initiation ceremony you will be given the Sivananda manual for Yoga Teachers, two pairs
of yoga trousers and two t-shirts. Our boutique will be open daily for books, cassettes,
yoga clothing, mats, cushions and other items.