Further Training for Yoga Teachers: Expand your Asana

Further Training for Yoga Teachers: Expand your Asana

Sun., 24 July 2022 – Wed., 27 July 2022

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

Part 2: From Kobra to Triangle


With the new Sivananda Asana-Adjustment-Manual

Look here at a PDF extract of the manual


with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya  and Swami Narayanananda


With certificate of participation for 33 training units (45 min each)


Expert and creative handling of mistakes, limitations, adaptations and variations in the asanas.

The ancient Hatha Yoga texts do not mention the sequence in which asanas are to be practised, nor do they say which corrections are to be applied. Possibly these aspects were developed directly during the yoga class. Swami Vishnudevananda was a brilliant example of this tradition.

This further training course was devised during a three-week retreat of senior instructors of the Sivananda Yoga Ashrams and Centres:


Verbalizing the various reasons for techniques with which Swami Vishnudevananda taught asanas and pranayama and definition of the most important asana corrections.

Focus on asana corrections for typical students’ errors or limitations.


  • Typical beginner mistakes: Developing appropriate verbal instructions to correct these mistakes. Additional physical corrections to the extent necessary.
  • Typical limitations of a beginner: Training observational skills to recognize lack of mobility, muscle length and muscle strength. How to help the students to accept these limitations and cope with them better.
  • Preparatory variations or exercises: Individual guidance of the student according to his/her needs.
  • Making progress in the basic pose: Verbal instruction and physical support to improve muscle length, muscle strength and mobility.
  • Improving the basic pose through advanced variations: Developing advanced variations for a deeper experience of the basic pose.


In German language with translation into English


Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Yoga Acharya and senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor. He is the author of Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.



Swami Narayanananda

Swami Narayanananda is a senior teacher at the Retreat House. He teaches the fascinating connections between body, mind and soul with much dedication and joy.




Further education costs:€196
Special rate for students & the unemployed:

Only for dormitory. Student ID or unemployment card is required for verification. Limited number of spaces.

In the smoke-free eco-hotel
3 nights
Single room:€225
Double room:€183
Shared room:€135
Dormitory (for ladies only):€117

The registration is valid upon payment of 30% of the total costs.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor’s tax per person per night.



Daily schedule

Arrival day,

Sunday, 24 July (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting


Monday and Tuesday, 25 and 26 July

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 2:15 pm Course lecture
  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk


Departure day, Wednesday, 27 July

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1 pm Course lecture/workshop and leave-taking
  • Departure from 1:30 pm or continue your yoga vacation


Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.

All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.

What you will need for your stay

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous.

To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.

For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight) and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.


Bookings are closed for this event.