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Needless to say it is a different experience than the hitherto existing Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training. But it appears that the online-version brings a great amount of nearness and authenticity. You will learn how to transform your living place into a mini center of spiritual power, which will inspire you to maintain a systematic practice at home after the course.
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. In the online training, you will learn to teach yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation practice for beginners and intermediate levels, as well as to improve your personal yoga practice.
Internationally recognized certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (ISYVC) upon successful completion of the course. The title of the diploma is ‘Online Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course’.
The training is held over a 4-week course, from August 1-30, 2020. Each week, there is 1 day lecture-free. All the sessions will be done in real-time following a schedule already set. The live sessions will be done over Zoom.
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 in the fields of Ayurveda, mantra chanting, and Indian arts.
Individual coaching every day with a personal mentor enables individual optimization of your personal practice of asana, pranayama, meditation, and mantra. Question and answer on the teaching contents.
Plus one hour of individual coaching every day 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.
The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional yoga paths:
Daily: one meditation session, one yoga class, a workshop on online teaching techniques, two lectures. One day a week is lecture-free.
They can be purchased via Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm's online shop.
The course will be taught in English.
Even though anybody can register, it is preferable that the applicants live in the time-zones of Pacific West Coast USA, Mountain Time-zone, and Central USA in order to take advantage of the proper timing of activities that follow the rhythms of nature.
Once Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is able to open again, they will schedule a 9-day immersion retreat for all the online TTC graduates to come to the ashram and learn in-person with the teachers. This will include some advanced practices, such as learning the headstand, advanced kriyas, advanced pranayama, and mantra initiation.
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:
Pranayama, the science of prana control, consists of breathing exercises to enhance the health of the body and mind. In summary, pranayama will give you the following benefits:
Food is responsible for building our physical body. The foods we eat and the manner we eat, also affect our mind, senses, energy, the capacity of thinking, intellect, and environment.
Meditation is an integral part of the practice of yoga. During this course you will learn:
In addition, you will learn techniques of Self-Inquiry for Self-Knowledge. Meditation is a spiritual journey to the realization of oneness.
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. The practice of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, and Nauli.
This study helps you to improve the understanding of your body during your own yoga practice, and to apply it in your teaching practice. You will learn:
Yoga philosophy will give you insights into our mistaken beliefs of who we are and what reality really is.
A deeper understanding of yourself will help you to detach and release stress which will bring your mind and body in harmony with your life purpose.
You will learn about karma and will understand the causes of your obstacles and challenges.
The philosophy classes are considered the main teaching and will benefit you for a long time as the seeds of knowledge are being transmitted.
The study of classical yoga texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of yoga masters will also take place to enrich you.
Kirtan is singing of the Sanskrit sacred mantras which are considered pure vibrations of the divine names. Kirtan helps with the development of devotion, love, and faith.
4-week theoretical and practical training in all aspects of yoga, consisting of 267 teaching units of 45 minutes each. This course was founded by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1969 and is the first Yoga Teachers’ Training Course for students from the West with over 48,000 graduates since then. In 1969, Swami Vishnudevananda developed yoga teachers‘ training as the first Indian Yogi in the West. It 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.
Today the yoga teachers’ training courses are under the supervision of senior instructors who were personally trained by Swami Vishnudevananda. The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspired yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.
After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined the staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in the north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She took sannyas in 2017 and she is a certified yoga therapist.
Swami Dharmananda is one of the main teachers of Hatha yoga and meditation at the ashram. He took sannyasa vows in 2013 and is the assistant director of Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm. Swami Dharmananda is keenly interested in yoga psychology and philosophy, presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda. She was nominated an acharya by him in 1989 and is presently the acharya of United States West Coast Centers and Ashrams as well as Asia, especially Vietnam and China. She has been the director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm for more than 20 years and has taught many international teacher training courses in California, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and India, and is also teaching regularly at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, Bahamas.
Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been the director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha yoga, meditation, anatomy, and Vedanta at teacher training courses in North America, Italy, and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of sannyas in 2001. She is currently a senior teacher at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley. She teaches with great enthusiasm and humor.
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha yoga practitioner and teacher graduated from Sivananda teacher training course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. He took the first monastic vow from Sivananda lineage in 2011. He has been traveling yearly to Vietnam as Swami Sitaramananda's assistant and has been teaching the Hatha yoga classes for the teacher training course. He has also been traveling to Chengdu, China to help teach the teacher training course there.
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala. He was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been a long-time teacher of Bhakti and Vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the yoga farm since October 2014.
This teacher training is held online. Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is located in California, USA (GMT-7), and they will live-stream yoga classes via Zoom which you can participate from the comfort of your home.
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