Adjust and Improve

With Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

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


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


Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

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 focussing on:

  • verbalising the various reasons for techniques with which Swami Vishnudevananda taught asanas and pranayama;
  • defining the most important asana corrections;
  • which asana corrections to apply to typical mistakes or limitations of students.


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 recognise 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 for better muscle strength, muscle strength and mobility.


Improving the basic pose through advanced variations

  • Developing advanced variations for a deeper experience of the basic pose.


Short biography

Swami Sivadasananda, senior student 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 the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

aktuelle Termine / Upcoming events

07.06.2019 / 16:00 – 10.06.2019 / 14:00register

Course rates

Training costs: €230
Special rates for students & the unemployed: €215

Online registration and payment.
The registration is valid upon full payment of the training costs.


Accommodation and meals:


3 nights
Dormitory: €111
Shared room: €129
Double room: €174
Single room: €210


All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor's tax per person per night.

Daily schedule

Arrival day, Friday, 7 June (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


Saturday and Sunday, 8/9 June

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


Departure day, Monday, 10 June

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


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. more

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), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.