Advanced Teachers' Training Course

In Tyrol, Austria

Sivananda Yoga Advanced Teachers' Training Course (ATTC)

Sun., 1 – Sun., 29 September 2024

Languages: English and German

Expand your yoga practice and knowledge

  • Swami Vishnudevananda founded the first advanced yoga teachers’ training course in the West in 1978 
  • Diploma of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (ISYVC)
  • Over 5,500 graduates worldwide
  • 437 training units (45 minutes each)
  • Recognized by the US Yoga Alliance for the 300 hours standard required by Registered Yoga Schools (RYS)

The Course

at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

The four-week Advanced Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course to further expand their knowledge and practice. You gain a deeper understanding of yoga and strengthen your Sadhana and spiritual life.


  • Deeper study of Vedanta philosophy – the intellectual path to spiritual evolution and realisation; introduction to Vedantic meditation and Vedantic mantras.
  • Study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Maharishi: a fascinating analysis of the mental potential of humankind; practical steps to overcoming human suffering and weaknesses.
  • Daily practice of advanced asana variations and advanced pranayamas: a energy boost for spiritual development.
  • Bhakti Yoga: classical methods of devotion
  • Karma: its deeper meaning for our daily actions
  • Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system in relation to asanas, pranayama and meditation
  • Sanskrit: Learning the alphabet; pronunciation and writing of mantras and hymns

Successful completion of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course is a prerequisite for all participants. This course is intensive and sound physical and mental health is required.

Daily: two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, one pranayama class (breathing exercises), three lectures, one hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.


  • The twelve basic postures in depth
  • Practice of classical advanced variations
  • Precise corrections
  • Deeper understanding of Hatha Yoga


  • Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma
  • Advanced pranayamas
  • Proper use of the Bandhas


  • The philosophical schools of India
  • Analogies of the supreme reality
  • Study of Vedantic meditation techniques
  • Explanation of Vedantic mantras

Raja Yoga

  • In-depth study of the Yoga Sutras from Patanjali
  • The mind, its mystery and control
  • Detailed study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

  • The nine types of Bhakti
  • The five attitudes of devotion


  • Learning the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Correct pronunciation and spelling of the mantras and hymns

Anatomy and physiology

  • Study of the nervous system, brain, endocrine glands and how they relate to the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Kirtan (mantra chanting)

  • Positive effects on the emotions
  • Correct pronunciation and mental attitude
  • Learning of classical Sanskrit songs


  • Subtle aspects of the vegetarian diet
  • Proper nutrition according to the three-Dosha theory of Ayurveda

Swami Sivadasananda, Swami Ramapriyananda, Swami Narayanananda and further senior instructors of the Retreat House with many years of practice and teaching experience.

After successfully passing the exam at the end of the course, students receive the internationally recognised diploma of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (ISYVC). The diploma confers the title “Yoga Acharya” (yoga master).

Our graduates can receive an internationally recognized certification through the Yoga Alliance confirming that, in combination with the hours earned in the TTC, they are 500-hour qualified yoga teachers.

Course Fees


The course fees depend on your room category and include examination fee and training manual.

All rates include VAT and are subject to a €1.80 visitor’s tax per person per night, which will be collected at the Retreat House.

Shared room:€3,717
Double room:€4,323
Single room:€4,687

There is a reduced price for students and the unemployed with limited number of spaces.
Student ID or unemployment card is required for verification.

Dormitory (for ladies)€2,370
Shared room (for men)€2,544

Prices valid until 30 September 2024

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Live Info Event

for the Advanced Teacher Training

Online live every other Sunday
5:30 – 6:15 pm

Sun., 3 December 2023 
 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM (CET)   €0
In this info talk you will receive all the information about the residential trainings.
Sun., 17 December 2023 
 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM (CET)   €0
In this info talk you will receive all the information about the residential trainings.
Sun., 14 January 2024 
 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM (CET)   €0
In this info talk you will receive all the information about the residential trainings.

Your safe stay

during the ATTC

We do our best to make your stay safe. To this end we adhere to the Covid rules that currently apply in Austria.

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Phone: +43 5356 67 404

Mobile/WhatsApp: +43 664 75486334

Only in Ashrams can students really begin on the spiritual path and do intensive Sadhana.

Swami Vishnudevananda