• Sivananda Yoga

    Teachers' Training Course online

    8 November - 5 December 2020

Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course Online

4 weeks - 6 days per week


Experience the teachings of Yoga at home in real time.



8 November – 5 December 2020


Course fee: 1500,-€


The goal of this training programme is to prepare qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline to impart the yoga experience to others.

Teaching language:
The course will be taught in three languages in parallel: English, German and Spanish. The evening meditation and occasional classes or lectures will be in English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.



The online experience

It appears that the online-version of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course brings a great amount of nearness and authenticity.


  • The Online Teacher Training Course is a wonderful opportunity to dive into your own practise, to learn new aspects of yoga and to adopt a healthy and positive life style – even without traveling.
  • The Online Course will give us a chance to reflect on ourselves: our habits, our mental tendencies, our perspective on life.
  • You will learn how to transform your living place into your personal center of spiritual energy.
  • The training includes practical cooking instructions. During the four weeks you will learn to prepare healthy and tasty vegetarian meals.
  • Guest speakers and artists will share their knowledge online in the fields of Ayurveda, mantra chanting and Indian arts.
  • A key aspect is the daily one-hour mentoring session with one of the swamis or senior staff. They will guide you personally in your asana and pranayama practise and assist with your studies.

Course description


The course enables you to teach Yoga classes online and on site without hands on corrections.  It comprises 267 teaching units à 45 minutes. The certificate meets the RYS 200 h Standard of the Yoga Alliance.

Prerequisite for participation is the sincere desire to learn and to open up to the techniques of yoga. It is of advantage to become acquainted with the basic exercises of yoga and the principles of yoga philosophy even before the training, but it is not absolutely necessary.

The course is part of a universal vision of 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.

Optional: a 9 day additional module in the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Reith/ Kitzbühel: you will learn hands on asana corrections, the headstand and advanced pranayama. After completing this module you will receive the complete Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course Certificate with 401 teaching units.

Dates: January 5-14 2021 or February 9-18 2021, fee from €594 (the additional module is not part of the Online course and can be booked separately at a later date)


from graduates of the online teachers' training course


“Being able to complete the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course from my home is one of the best experiences I’ve had.

“This possibility to do the Yoga Teachers’ Training Course online at home was an ideal opportunity for me (and my family) to transform my yoga practice.

“Thank you very much for these wonderful four weeks full of intense, sophisticated and spiritually enriching topics.

“It was a very precious time with many different topics:


of the online TTC



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Online Yoga Teacher Training

The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional yoga paths:


  1. Proper exercise (Asanas)
  2. Proper breathing (Pranayama)
  3. Proper relaxation (Savasana)
  4. Proper diet (vegetarian)
  5. Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)


Daily: one meditation session, one yoga class, a workshop on online teaching techniques, two lectures. One day a week is lecture-free.


Course books

  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda, Three Rivers Press
  • Bhagavad Gita with a commentary by Swami Sivananda, the Divine Life Trust Society
  • Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion by the Sivananda Yoga Centres (Dorling Kindersley)


They can be purchased via our online shop.


Teaching language

The course will be taught in three languages in parallel: English, German and Spanish. The evening meditation and occasional classes or lectures will be in English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.



Curriculum in detail

Asanas (yoga postures)

The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:

  • Sun salutation
  • 12 basic yoga postures
  • 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced
  • Postural alignment
  • Deep relaxation with autosuggestion
  • Release of blocked energy

Benefits of asanas on the body:

  • Control emotions
  • Improve power of concentration
  • Rid the body of excess fat
  • Enhance physical fitness
  • Relieve chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism, 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 hemispheres 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)
  • Other classical Pranayamas from the yoga scriptures


  • The 6 classical cleansing exercises for the eyes, nose, respiratory tract, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine: Explanation of the exercises and their effects. Practice of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati and Nauli

Yoga 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, endocrine system

Online teaching practice

  • Verbal teaching techniques of the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises for beginners and intermediate students
  • Verbal demonstration and correction of the postures during online teaching classes
  • In the second half of the training the participants teach each other online under the guidance of an experienced teacher

Yoga nutrition

  • Vegetarianism – for ethical, spiritual and health reasons
  • How diet affects the mind
  • Proper balance of the main nutrients
  • Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
  • Healing effects of fasting
  • Application of simple recipes


  • Physical and mental meditation
  • 12-step daily practice
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation
  • Mantras – spiritual energy in sound

Hatha Yoga

  • Ethical and moral principles
  • Body – prana (life energy) – mind
  • From control over the body to control over the mind and meditation

Raja Yoga

  • Ashtanga – 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

Jnana Yoga

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

Bhagavad Gita

  • Study of both the text and the commentary of this classical yoga scripture

Daily schedule

of the online teachers´training course


12:00 am – 1:00 pmBhagavad Gita, mantra chanting, meditation techniques, karma philosophy (cause and effect), nutrition & lifestyle at home
1:15 – 2:45 pmOnline teaching techniques
4:00 – 5:30 pmMain lecture: Philosophy and anatomy
5:45 – 7:15 pmAsana and Pranayama class, simple Kriyas
8.00 – 9.15 pmMeditation, Mantra chanting, Spiritual lecture
In additionone hour of individual coaching every morning with a personal mentor


One day a week is lecture-free. The optional participation in an online yoga class and the evening meditation is recommended.


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