The Teachers’ Training Course (TTC) was the first yoga teacher training in the West, developed and first taught in 1969 by Swami Vishnudevananda. The course is now taught by his senior disciples throughout the world to more than 1,000 people a year. With over 48,000 graduates to date, the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is the largest yoga organisation in the world.
The course is 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.
The goal of this training programme is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.
With the lockdown still in place for an uncertain length of time in most countries, we have been thinking of creative possibilities to continue to offer the Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course.
Since the beginning of the lockdown, we have been teaching yoga classes and group meditations online, and received enthusiastic feedback. Many students have intensified their practice and reported how this has helped them deal with the stress of confinement. They felt connected with a larger spiritual family which brought comfort and joy in this time of solitude.
This has inspired us to offer now a Sivananda Yoga Teacher’s Training Course online.
(commencing once the coronavirus shutdowns are over)