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Teachers’ Training Courses

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November 22 – December 20, 2016
  (course in French only)

January 7 – February 5, 2017    NEW!
  (course in French only)

May 3 – June 1, 2017
  (course in French only)
June 30 – July 28, 2017
  (in Englich, French and Spanish)

July 30 – Aug. 27, 2017
  (course in French only)
November 21 – December 19, 2017
  (course in French only)

These dates include the day of arrival and of departure.

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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).

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Sivananda Ashram
Presentation Yoga Vacation
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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
• Meditation

• 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
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Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the programme may occur.

The course from June 30 to July 28, 2017 is taught in English with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

Simultaneous translation with individual headsets on a modern wireless translation system (rental fee 20 €). Please bring your own headphones (type MP3) to use with our translation system.

The other courses will be taught in French only.


Tuition fee for the Teachers' Training Course


November 22 – December 20, 2016 French  
shared room (3-6 beds): 2060 €

double room: 2680 €
double room with bathroom: 3400 €

single room: 3400 €

single room with bathroom 3700 €


January 7 – February 5, 2017 French    NEW!
shared room (3-6 beds): 2060 €

double room: 2680 €
double room with bathroom: 3400 €

single room: 3400 €

single room with bathroom 3700 €

May 3 – June 1, 2017 French
Tent* : 2065 €

furnished bungalow tent double** : 2425 €

furnished bungalow tent single** : 2990 €

shared room (3-5 beds): 2425 €

double room: 2990 €
double room with bathroom: 3710 €

single room: 3710 €

single room with bathroom: 4010 €
10 % reduction for students and the unemployed in a tent or a dormitory

June 30 – July 28, 2017  English, French, Spanish
Tent* : 2425 €

furnished bungalow tent double** : 2685 €

furnished bungalow tent single**: 3410 €

shared room (3-6 beds): 2685 €

double room: 3410 €
double room with bathroom: 3710€

single room: 3710 €

single room with bathroom: 4010 €

July 30 – Aug. 27, 2017 French     
Tent* : 2425 €

furnished bungalow tent double** : 2685 €

furnished bungalow tent single**: 3410 €

shared room (3-6 beds): 2685 €

double room: 3410 €
double room with bathroom: 3710€

single room: 3710 €

single room with bathroom: 4010 €

November 21 – December 19, 2017 French  
shared room (3-6 beds): 2065 €

double room: 2685 €
double room with bathroom: 3410€

single room: 3410 €

single room with bathroom: 3710 €


* 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, 2016.

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Return the form together with a deposit of 500 €. Balance is due four weeks before the beginning of the course.

Payment options
• Visa or Master card
• French cheque, payable to: Centre de Yoga Sivananda.
Please attach a note with your name, the term “TTC" and the course date.
Send the cheque to: Ashram de Yoga Sivananda, 26 impasse du Bignon, 45170 Neuville aux bois.
• Bank transfer, payable to: Centre de Yoga Sivananda.
Please put your name and the term “TTC" and the course date in the subject line.
Bank details: Crédit Agricole, RIB: AGRIFRPP848, IBAN: FR7614806000247001872739501


Cancellation policy

1. Cancellation before the start of the course: A credit note will be issued for the course payments received. A 50 € administration fee will be deducted.
2. In case of early departure: A credit note for the full amount of the course will be issued minus the days present in the course and minus a 50 € administration fee. The TTC course manual and TTC uniform (2 trousers / 2 t-shirts) must be returned upon leaving the teaching location. Only then will the credit note be authorized.
3. The credit note will only be issued four weeks after the course completion date and will not be issued at the course location.
4. Credit notes are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual whose name appears on the credit note. Credit notes are valid for two years and can be used in any Sivananda Yoga Centre or Ashram in Europe, except Italy. Please note: Credit notes cannot be applied to boutique purchases or Ayurveda massages. In Reith (Austria), the credit note cannot be applied to room and board fees.The Teachers Training Course fee contains administration, lessons, meals and manual. Airport and/or train transfers are not included. Prices are calculated in Euros and any dollar fluctuations are of no impact. A valid health travel insurance must be shown upon arrival. .


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, CDs,
yoga clothing, mats, cushions and other items.


Teachers' Training Preparatory Weekends
It is advisable to attend a preparatory weekend to familiarise yourself with the teachings.

October 21 – 23, 2016

January 27 – 29, 2017

March 24 – 26, 2017


· Asana and pranayama practice with individual correction

· Introduction to meditation and mantra chanting

· Overview of the TTC subjects

· Information about the certificate of completion and daily schedule

Recommended reading: The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga (this book will be required for the teachers’ training course)

Donaiton for 2 nights all included:

tent space: 104 €

shared room: 126 €

furnished bungalow tent 2 beds: 126 €

double room: 148 €

furnished bungalow tent 1 bed: 148 €

single room: 184 €

single room with bathroom: 216 €

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