The goal of Sivananda training is to produce inspiring Yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the Yoga experience to others.
Sivananda training demands a high level of self-discipline and students are expected to remain within the ashram premises throughout the course and follow a strict sattvic diet. The highly controlled environment is vital for this type of practice. It affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, including strength and stamina, with long lasting effects.
Sivananda Teacher Training is modelled on the traditional Indian system of education, ‘Gurukula’. With this unique approach, it is not just an academic transferring of techniques, the teachings are transmitted and practiced in daily life.
The courses are based on the training that Swami Vishnu Devananda himself received under his teacher, Swami Sivananda, over a period of 10 years. The essence of the training being condensed into a four week period. The courses are designed to be intensive, immersing the students in a balanced programme of Yogic theory and practice for all-round physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development.