Yoga teacher training courses in the Himalayas

International Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (TTC)

In Rudraprayag, Himalayas, India

Dates

24 February – 25 March 2018
or
24 October – 22 November 2018

Languages

English, French, Spanish, German and Italian

For Russian translation, please enquire for details.

Course description

  • Four-week theoretical and practical training in all aspects of yoga composed of 401 training units of 45 minutes' duration
  • Certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre organisation (ISYVC) is awarded on successful completion of the course. The diploma is entitled "Yoga Siromani" and recognised by Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours Registered Yoga School Standards
  • This course was established in 1969 by Swami Vishnudevananda as the first yoga teachers’ training course taught to Western students and now has over 40,000 graduates.
  • A sincere desire to learn and openness to yogic techniques is required – a basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is preferred, but not essential. Students will develop the skills to teach yoga asanas and improve their own personal practice.


Impressions from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Course in Rudraprayag, Himalayas

Tuition fee

24 February - 25 March 2018
Triple Room* €2,530
Double Room €3,090
Single Room €3,910
24 October – 22 November 2018
Triple Room* €2,530
Double Room €3,090
Single Room €3,910

*Reduced triple room price of €2,300, applicable to nationals of the following countries who are residing in their home country: Eastern Europe, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, South and Central America

All rates valid until 31 March 2018.

Sit alone on the banks of the Ganga. Concentrate. Meditate. How she does instantaneously withdraw your mind from the physical world to the regions of immortality!

Swami Sivananda

Course instructors

The course instructors are Yoga Acharyas (spiritual teachers) and senior teachers personally trained by Swami Vishnudevananda.

Several other swamis, senior teachers and translators will be participating in the course.

Special programmes

A Seven-Day Journey to the Meaning of Life

Bhagavatacharya Sri Venugopal Goswami, Vrindavan, North India

Bhagavad Saptaha or the seven-day recitation of the Srimad Bhagavatam deepens the knowledge of the four classical yoga paths, whose wisdom is contained in this classical yoga scripture. This spiritual highlight is a special opportunity to experience first-hand the curriculum topics pertaining to the Bhakti Yoga cutlure of traditional India.

Accompanied by live music: harmonium, vocals, bamboo flute, shenai oboe and tabla.

A Healthy Diet according to Ayurveda

This guest speaker programme presents the opportunity to improve your lifestyle according to the dietary and hygienic rules of Ayurveda. An Indian Ayurveda Vaidya (therapist) will explain the basic principles of Ayurveda in PowerPoint shows. A personal health consultation (at extra cost) is possible.

Ayurveda massages

Classical Ayurveda oil massages deepen the effects of the yoga practice. Ladies have the option of individual treatment by a female Ayurveda therapist. An Ayurveda therapist for men is available on certain days of the week. You can book and pay for your treatment at the hotel reception desk.

Venue

Monal Resort is located 3 km from Rudraprayag, on 3 acres (1.2 hectares) of pristine land, surrounded on three sides by the lesser Himalayan Range. The resort has 53 rooms, each of which has its own private balcony, most of them with a view of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas.

Comfortable rooms (1–3 beds), private bathroom, electric or AC heater, water kettle, white linen bed sheets, quilt with quilt cover or two blankets, one pillow, bed cover.

Drinking water and teas

Teas will be available on a self-service basis between the activities. Mineral water is available at extra cost.

Meals and snacks

Daily two lightly spiced Indian-style yogic vegetarian meals and one snack will be served buffet-style.

Teaching locations

Meditations, lectures and some asana classes will be held on a spacious roof terrace (covered) overlooking the Alaknanda river. Four scenic open air asana platforms are also available.

Outdoors

Breathing the fresh Himalayan air is a boon for health throughout your stay. The old pilgrims' footpath to the high Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath passes right below Monal Resort. It leads to a large Ghat (bathing steps) by the Alaknanda River, ideal for pranayama and meditation, at just a few minutes walking distance. On the way you come by a small Siva Lingam Shrine where you can get blessings from a local pundit. The same footpath takes you through an impressive landscape of rocks and cacti, crossing the river over a small hanging bridge, to the Rudranath Temple (2 km distance) right above the river confluence. According to mythology it is here that Lord Rudra (Siva) taught music to the sage Narada. All worship in this temple is done by female priests.

Telephone and mobile phone

There is a mobile phone contact for the hotel, which should only be used in case of emergency: +91 98 37 24 06 75

Mobile phone coverage for Airtel, Idea and Vodafone. Sim cards available at Delhi International Airport, requires copy of passport/visa and 1 photo.

Most foreign SIM cards do allow Internet roaming access.

Boutique

Yoga accessories: yoga mats, meditation pillows, asana outfits, shawls for meditation, yoga books, mantra CDs, translation headphones and more.

Laundry service

Outside laundry service at extra charge; collection and return of laundry every evening.

Check in/Check out

Check in at 2:00 PM

Check out at 10:00 AM

Visit: www.monalresorts.com

Excursions

Once a week is a lecture-free day. Possible excursions (extra cost):

Kartik Swami

38 km distance. The Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to Kartikeya – son of Siva. It can be reached by a 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag–Pokhri route. You can have magnificent views of the snow-clad Himalayan range from the Kartik Swami temple.

Koteshwar Temple

At a distance of 3 km from Rudraprayag and on the holy bank of the River Alaknanda is situated the Koteshwar Temple in a cave. There are many idols, which have been formed naturally. It is believed that before going to Kedarnath, Lord Siva meditated here. During the months of August and September, thousands of devotees come here to worship Lord Siva.

Rudranath Temple

2 km distance. Right above the river confluence. According to mythology it is here that Lord Rudra (Siva) taught music to the sage Narada. All worship in this temple is done by female priests.

Agastyamuni

About 23 km from Rudraprayag, in the glorious valley of Mandakini, lies the popular town of Agastyamuni – a miniature paradise. Here, on the banks of the murmuring deep blue Mandakini sat the great sage Agastyamuni in deep meditation. The Agastya temple honours the great sage and is an ideal place to relax on the banks of the river.

Rudraprayag town

3 km distance.

Travel information

Rudraprayag is an ancient pilgrimage town (20,000 inhabitants) at the point of confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini, which are both tributaries to the River Ganges. Altitude of 890 m, 370 km away from Delhi. The area carries the spiritual thought currents of generations of spiritual seekers and pilgrims who walked and prayed in these pristine natural surroundings.

Monal Resorts
Main Badrinath Road,
246 475 Rudraprayag
Uttarakhand
India
Mobile telephone for emergencies only: +91 98 37 24 06 75

www.monalresorts.com

Enrolment

If you have any questions, please see the contact details below.