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In the Yoga Shop in our Retreat House we gladly advise you in the selection of the appropriate yoga accessories: the most suitable cushion, yoga mats, meditation shawls, outfits and books according to your interests.

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International Yoga Teachers' Training Courses (TTC)

Yoga Teachers Training

401 Training Units

9 MaY – 7 JunE 2015, German
25 July – 23 August 2015, English, German
29 August – 27 September 2015, English, German
12 December 2015 – 10 January 2016, English, German


30 April – 29 May 2016, German
30 July – 28 August 2016, English, German
3 September – 2 October 2016, English, German
17 December 2016 – 15 January 2017, English, German


REDUCED COURSE FEE for May and September – Save up to 515 €

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The yoga teachers' Training Course

Swami Vishnudevananda was the first yoga master in the West to develop a training programme for yoga teachers. In 1969, he taught the first Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (TTC) in Canada.

Meanwhile, more than 35,000 yoga teachers worldwide have been trained in the tradition of classical yoga for mental peace and radiant health. The Yoga Teachers' Training Course is part of his vision of universal peace: The more people experience peace within, the more this peace will manifest in outward action. In this way, a glow of peace envelops the world: Living and learning together through yoga.

The goal of this programme is to train inspiring and qualified yoga teachers who are able to draw on theirown practice and self-discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.

The direct contact with experienced teachers becomes a part of the daily life of the student during the course.

The yoga teachers’ training course is taught by Yoga Acharyas, who were trained personally by Swami Vishnudevananda. Each year over 1,000 graduates are trained worldwide.

After successful completion of the training course, the participants receive the internationally recognised certificate of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.

To continue your training, we recommend the Advanced Yoga Teachers' Training Course (ATTC) and the Hatha Yoga intensive course (Sadhana
), as well as various further training programmes for yoga teachers at the Retreat House.

Tuition Fee May and SEPTEMBER 2015
includes training, room and board
Reduced Fee: Save up to 515 €

Early Bird: -150 € (payment due in full 3 months in advance)
Partner Special: -75 € (Valid for 2 or more persons. Enrol and pay at the same time for the same dates.)


in Dormitory: 2,050 €
Please bring your student ID or unemployment card for verfication.
No Early Bird nor Partner Special. No Early Bird nor Partner Special.

Tuition Fee IN August and December 2015
includes training, room and board

Early Bird: -150 € (payment due in full 3 months in advance)
Partner Special: -75 € (Valid for 2 or more persons. Enrol and pay at the same time for the same dates.)

in Dormitory: 2,565 €
Please bring your student ID or unemployment card for verfication.

No Early Bird nor Partner Special.

Fees include examination fee, TTC manual, two yoga pants, two t-shirts.
All rates include VAT.
All rates are subject to a 1.80 € visitor's tax per person per night.
Tuition fee valid until 31.12.2015.

room & board

Ecological health and no-smoking hotel serving wholesome organic Yogic-vegetarian food.
The rooms are equipped with wood furniture, holistic mattresses, wooden floors, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.
The Sivananda Yoga Retreat House will book room and board for you in the eco-hotel.

Teaching language

The course in May is in German.
All other courses are in English. Some lectures may be taught in German.

Translation system
For the simultaneous translation we will use a modern wireless translation system and headphones.
The rental fee for the radio receiver is 30 €.
You can bring your own headset with normal disc man jack or buy one for 10 € at the Yoga Retreat House.


Yoga Asanas (Yoga postures):

The daily practice with individual correction comprises:

• Sun salutation.
• The 12 basic yoga postures.
• 100 asana variations, from intermediate to advanced.
• Postural alignment.
• Deep relaxation with autosuggestion.
• Release of blocked energy.
• Exercises for all age groups.

How asanas affect the body:

• Control of emotions.
• Enhance power of concentration.
• Rid the body of excess fat.
• Improve physical fitness.
• Relieve chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism and stomach complaints.
• Stimulate circulation.
• Stabilise thyroid functions.
• Keep muscles youthful and supple into old age.


• Expands capacity of the lungs.
• Relaxes the nervous system.
• Balances the two sides of the brain.
• Purifies the Nadis (subtle energy channels).
• Awakens the inner spiritual energy.
• Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise)
• Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)
• Samanu (mental cleansing of the Nadis)
• 8 main pranayamas: Ujjayi, Surya Bheda, Bhastrika, Plavini, Moorcha, Sitali, Sitkari, Bhramari.


• Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli and Basti: 6 classical purification exercises for the eyes, nose, airpassages, oesophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine
• Explanation and demonstration of the exercises and theireffects.
• Individual instruction.

Anatomy and Physiology:

• Introduction to the major body systems.
• The effects of asanas and pranayama on: the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems and the endocrine system.

Teaching practise:

• How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students.
• Detailed adjustment workshops.

In the second half of the training course, participants will learn to teach in small groups under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Yogic Nutrition:

• Vegetarianism - ethical, spiritual and health reasons.
• Influence of food on the mind.
• Proper balance of the main nutrients.
• Ayurvedic principles of nutrition.
• Healing effects of fasting.


• Physical and mental meditation.
• 12-step daily practice.
• Meditation effects and experiences.
• Mantras - spiritual energy in sound.
• Mantra initiation (if desired).

Hatha Yoga

• Ethical and moral principles.
• Learning control of body, prana (life energy) and mind.
• Meditation.

Raja Yoga

• Asthanga - the 8 steps of Yoga.
• Antahkarana - functions of the mind.
• Concentration and meditation.

Kundalini Yoga

• The Absolute and how it manifests itself in nature.

• Macrocosmos & microcosmos.
• The 7 Chakras.
• The awakening of cosmic energy.

Bhakti Yoga

• Kirtan: chanting of classical Sanskrit mantras.
• Indian Gods and their cosmic meaning.
• Arati and Pujas (traditional Indian rituals).

Karma Yoga

• The law of cause and effect.
• Samsara - the wheel of birth and death.
• Karma Yoga - selfless service: 1 hour daily in the retreat community.

Jnana Yoga

• Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy.
• The 7 Bhoomikas or levels of consciousness.
• Space, time, causality.
• The 3 bodies.
• The 3 levels of the mind.
• Conquest of death.

Bhagavad Gita

• Study and explanation of this classical yoga scripture.


Daily schedule

5:30am Wake-up
6:00am Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture
8:00am Asanas and Pranayama
10:00am Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga
Noon Bhagavad Gita or Kirtan class
2:00pm Main philosophy lecture
4:00pm Asanas and Pranayama
6:00pm Dinner
7.30pm Meditation, mantra chanting, lecture or silent nature walk
10:00pm Lights out.

(Schedule subject to change.)

Day off: One day per week there are no classes from 10am until 7.30pm. On these days only morning and evening meditation take place (attendance mandatory), the asana classes at 8am and 4pm are voluntary.

After the course:

You can join the 4-week Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course or deepen your knowledge in Further Teacher Trainings.

Training Units (1 TU = 45 minutes):

Yoga Teachers' Training Course (TTC) 401 TUs
Advanced Yoga Teachers' Training Course (ATTC) 437 TUs
Further Training for Yoga Teachers weekends 26 - 52 TUs

In cooperation with the Open International University: With the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Courses you can earn credits towards Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes in philosophy (spiritual counselling) and interfaith studies.

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The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. You do not have to provide proof of courses which have been taken before.
It is recommended that students take yoga classes and group meditation in a Sivandan Yoga Centre.


Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, by Swami Vishnudevananda

Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion, by the Sivananda Yoga Centre, Dorling Kindersley

Bhagavad Gita with commentary by Swami Sivananda

These are available at our centres, in our Online-Shop or in our Yoga-Boutique in the Retreat house when you arrive.

What to bring

Helpful Reminders

To ensure a successful training, attendance at all spiritual activities, meditation, lectures and asana is mandatory.

It is not possible to arrive later, leave earlier, or to miss a training day.

In order to maintain the proper atmosphere, no meat, fish, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, eggs, drugs and revealing clothing are allowed. Their use may lead to dismissal from the course. During the course we cannot cater to personal dietary preferences except the yogic-vegetarian meals.

How to pay:

Registration is valid with a down payment of 30% of the full amount. The remaining unpaid balance is due no later than 6 weeks before the course begins.


Bank transfer

Volksbank Kufstein, Austria

IBAN: AT04 4377 0000 7003 3749




(+2% charges). Please let us know your credit card information by phone:
+43(0) 5356/67 404.

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation before the start of the course: The following cancellation fees will be applied to the full course amount:
For yoga: 30%
For the hotel:
Up to 12 weeks before arrival date: no cancellation fee
Up to 4 weeks before arrival date: 40%
Up to 1 week before arrival date: 70%
Within 7 days of the arrival date: 90%
The cancellation fees may be reduced to the extent that the room/bed can be allocated to a new participant.


If you would like to change the dates of the teacher training course at the Retreat House in Reith, a rebooking fee of 50 euros will be charged.


In case of early departure from the course, the following cancellation fees apply to the full course amount, minus the days present in the course: Only full daily rates can be refunded, not individual activities:
For yoga: 30%
For the hotel: 70%
The cancellation fees may be reduced to the extent that the room/bed can be allocated to a new participant.
In the case of departure after 12 noon, 100% of the cancellation fee will be charged for this day.
In case of early departure from the course, the TTC course manual and TTC
uniforms (2 trousers / 2 t-shirts) must be returned before leaving the teaching location. Only then can we authorize the transfer of the course fee minus the cancellation fees.

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Swami Vishnu vor seinem Peace PlaneSwami Vishnudevananda and his Peace Plane


As a global peace activist, Swami Vishnudevananda fl ew symbolic peace missions to the world‘s trouble spots (Northern Ireland, the Middle East, divided Berlin, etc.).
Swami Vishnudevananda developed the fi rst yoga teachers‘ training course (TTC) in the West in 1969 as part of his vision of universal peace.
Swami Vishnu und Swami SivanandaSwami Sivananda with Swami Vishnudevananda by the river Ganges
Swami Durgananda im VortragSwami Durgananda lecturing

2015 Yoga Teachers' Training
Preparation Weekend

Fri 27.3 – Sun 29.3
Fri 19.6 – Sun 21.6
Fri 31.7 – Sun 2.8
Fri 9.10 – Sun 11.10

Fri 27.11 – Sun 29.11

Begins and ends at 4pm

Also suitable for newcomers.
>> See Calender for details

Asanas auf der PlattformAsanas on the platform
Asanas mit Blick auf den Wilden KaiserAsanas with view on Wilder Kaiser
Pranayama - AtemübungenPranayama - breathing exercises
Individuelle KorrekturIndividual corrections
Dhanurasana – der Bogen Dhanurasana - the bow
Asanas vor dem Wilden Kaiser Asanas at Wilder Kaiser
Anatomievortrag Anatomy lecture
Studieren der Yoga-Schriften Study of the yoga scriptures
Entspannung im Freien Relaxing outdoors
Karmayoga Karma yoga
Im Yoga-Shop In the yoga shop
Die Kitzbüheler AlpenThe Kitzbühel Alps
Meditativer SpaziergangMeditative walk
Satsang – gemeinsame Meditation Satsang – meditation
Ein Yantra - MeditationsmandalaYantra: meditation mandala
Vegetarisches EssenVegetarian food
Gemeinsam genießenEnjoy together
TTC-GruppenbildTTC group photo

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