• Yoga Teacher Training

    Four-week intensive course

International Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Course (TTC)

The first yoga teacher training in the West

Uplift your life and the lives of others

Become a yoga teacher


  • Four-week intensive course with 401 training units (45 minutes per unit)
  • Diploma from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres
  • Internationally recognized certification that is accepted by the Yoga Alliance as the 200 hours standard required by Registered Yoga Schools (RYS)

The Sivananda TTC was designed by Swami Vishnudevananda, an Indian yoga master with the vision to spread peace in the world through yoga.

It is the largest and longest-running yoga teacher training in the West with over 49k graduates worldwide since 1969.

The Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training experience

What you gain


  • Enliven and deepen your yoga practice
  • Gain a solid foundation in a classical yoga tradition
  • Develop the skills to teach yoga asanas, yogic breathing and relaxation
  • Build a strong base from which to teach others naturally and with confidence
  • Immerse yourself in a well-rounded Yogic lifestyle; participate in daily Asanas (yoga poses) with deep relaxation, Pranayama (breathing exercises), vegetarian diet, meditation, and chanting
  • Interact closely with our experienced and dedicated teachers and staff who themselves are immersed in the yogic lifestyle
  • Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, ideal for profound learning

Locations & dates

In Europe and North India

Dates in Reith near Kitzbühel in the
magnificent Tyrolean Mountains, Austria

Wed., 15 December 2021 – Thu., 13 January 2022
Sat., 22 January – Sun., 20 February 2022
Sat., 26. February –Sun., 27 March 2022
Sat., 21. May – Sun., 19 June 2022
Sat., 25 June – Sun., 24 July 2022
Sat., 30 July – Sun., 28 August 2022
Sat., 3 September – Sun., 2 October 2022

English and German


More on the TTC in Austria


Rudraprayag, Himalayas, India

Rudraprayag, Himalayas, India

26 February – 27 March 2022
20 October - 18 November 2022
Languages: English, French, Spanish, German
from €2,560

Orleans, Loire Valley, France

Orleans, Loire Valley, France

20 November – 19 December 2021
8 January – 6 February 2022
2 April – 1 May 2022
4 May – 2 June 2022
1 July – 29 July 2022
31 July – 28 August 2022
24 September – 23 October 2022
19 November – 18 December 2022
Languages: July in French with translation into English, all other courses in French
from € 2.575


Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course Online

Get more information

on the Yoga Teachers' Course

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of the course teachers and ask any questions you have. Please write an email to teacherstraining@sivananda.net
Join a TTC information session
Online Live every Saturday, 5:30 – 6:15 pm (CET time)

Sat., 4 December 20210,-€
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM (CET)
Live Info talk on the Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)

In this info talk you will receive all the information about the online training and residential trainings.

Sat., 4 December 2021
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM (CET)
Live Info talk on the Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)

In this info talk you will receive all the information about the online training and residential trainings.



Topics of the teacher training course

The curriculum is extensive and covers both theory and practice.
Asanas and Pranayama: Intensive practice and instruction of teaching methods

Kriyas: Organ cleansing exercises

Anatomy & Physiology: Health benefts of the yoga exercises

Diet: Vegetarianism and a yogic diet

Meditation: Guided group practice

Bhagavad Gita: Classical yoga scripture with commentary

Bhakti Yoga: Chanting of Sanskrit mantras, Indian temple rituals

Karma Yoga: Selflessness in action

Raja Yoga: The eight steps of classical yoga

Kundalini Yoga: The cosmic energy in the human being

Jnana Yoga: Basic philosophical concepts

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