Thinking about our 28-day yoga teacher training immersion in the Himalayas?
English, French, Spanish and German
|Triple Room with AC||€1,520|
|Double Room with AC||€1,780|
|Single Room with AC||€2,340|
All rooms with a private, Western-style bathroom.
Early Bird -5% with full payment until 10 weeks before the course begins.
All rates valid until 29 February 2024.
Monal Resort is a unique venue which will be exclusively at our disposal during the Sadhana Intensive course.
Traveling in India can be a challenge, especially if this is your first visit.
We have chartered a bus transfer directly from Delhi to Rudraprayag:
The emphasis of the course is the practice of pranayama more than of asanas. The course starts with 2 practices a day for the first week, then increases to 3 practices a day. Each session lasts for 2 to 3 hours.
The daily schedule includes:
Participation in the entire daily schedule is mandatory. There may be occasional changes to the schedule according to the needs of the students.
Certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre organisation (ISYVC) is awarded on successful completion of the course. The diploma is entitled "Yoga Bhaskara".
Sadhana Intensive: 173 units of 45 min or 130 units of 60 min
The course will be taught in English with simultaneous translation into German, French and Spanish using a modern wireless translation system and headphones (available in the yoga boutique or bring your own).
The rental fee for the translation system is €15.
The following books will be studied:
Please note: These books are not included in the course fee. They can be purchased at the Sivananda Yoga Centres or via the online shop.
Yoga teacher's uniforms
Registration is valid with a down payment of 30% of the full amount. The remaining unpaid balance is due no later than 6 weeks before the course begins.
Included are the administrative costs, tuition, room and board.
Not included are ground transportation to and from Delhi, tips, laundry service as well as any other additional service. Please book your own flight to Delhi.
It is recommended to purchase a travel cancellation insurance policy through your travel agency.
Impressions from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Course in Rudraprayag, Himalayas
The Sadhana Intensive is a two-week yoga course based on the classical teachings of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. It was designed by Swami Vishnudevananda, who based the course curriculum on the intensive Hatha Yoga practice which he himself followed during a period of intense Sadhana retreat in the Himalayas. Swami Vishnudevananda often said that this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of yoga in the West for nearly 40 years.
This course is based on individual practice divided into two or three sessions per day, with the emphasis on an intense and prolonged practice of advanced pranayama. Students work towards eight hours of hatha yoga per day.
In the morning, the students meet with their teachers and receive instructions for the practice of the day. Students are guided individually in their practice. All meet again at midday for an inspiring study of some of the main classical scriptures of yoga. Reading from these scriptures will enrich the Hatha Yoga experience.
It is a unique course since students have time for deep introspection through prolonged individual practice. It affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects. Many students choose to take this course several times, with each time a deepening of their yoga experience.
Enjoy the peace of solitude. Realise the bliss of the Soul. Meditate in silence. Enter the stupendous silence.
Is a Yoga Acharya and director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe. A senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, Swami Durgananda accompanied her teacher on many tours throughout India. She has been building up the European centres for over 40 years under the guidance of her teacher.reith-office(at)sivananda.net
Is a Yoga Acharya, director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Europe and a long-time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. He is known for his inspiring and relaxed teaching methods in asanas and pranayama.reith-office(at)sivananda.net
Is a Yoga Acharya and director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in England and France and the Pacific Rim. She is a scholar of Sanskrit and a long-time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda.orleans(at)sivananda.net
The course instructors are Yoga Acharyas, personally trained by Swami Vishnudevananda, and other senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
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.
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.
This service will be confirmed approximately 10 days before the beginning of the course.
Exclusively at our disposal during the course
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 Ganga and the majestic Garhwal Himalayas.
Comfortable rooms (1–3 beds), private Western-style bathroom, electric heater, water kettle, white linen bed sheets, quilt with quilt cover or two blankets, one pillow, bed cover. Daily room cleaning service.
Some rooms have both hot and cold AC. This is especially convenient for the end of the October/November course.
Teas will be available on a self-service basis after morning meditation and at midday. Mineral water is available at extra cost.
An almond milk drink in the mornings and two lightly spiced Indian/Western style yogic vegetarian meals at brunch and dinner, served buffet-style; fresh chapatis from the tandoori oven.
Meditations and lectures will be held on a spacious roof terrace (covered) overlooking the Ganga and in the Patanjali Hall. Besides four scenic open air asana platforms, the resort gardens offer a number of small pavilions for your individual practice.
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 Ganga, 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.
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.
Yoga accessories: yoga mats, meditation pillows, asana outfits, shawls for meditation, yoga books, mantra CDs, translation headphones and more.
The hotel offers laundry service at extra charge; collection and return of laundry every evening.
Check in at 2:00 PM
Check out at 10:00 AM
Remember to take your TTC uniforms. Students are expected to wear their uniforms during satsang and lecture times.
Uniforms are not provided for the course but are usually available for purchase at the ashram boutique.
Yoga mat, meditation pillow and shawl (also available at the Sivananda Boutique in Rudraprayag), sandals, sweat pants and sweat shirts, writing pad, torch, alarm clock, private toiletry items, soap, money belt.
It is advisable to keep a copy of your visa, passport and plane ticket separately in your luggage.
Comfortable clothing adapted to the traditional lifestyle of India is required: No figure-hugging clothes, no halter tops, shorts or short skirts.
Please pack a scarf and cap, warm socks and sweaters. Also sunscreen and sun hat.
Please ask your pharmacy for a small kit of medicines appropriate for India. Please consult with your physician or tropical medical service about vaccinations.
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.
Main Badrinath Road,
246 475 Rudraprayag
Mobile telephone for emergencies only: +91 98 37 24 06 75
Depending on your arrival time in New Delhi, it may be necessary to spend a night in a hotel. You can book a room by e-mail.
When making your hotel reservations, please state clearly your name, type of room desired, arrival and departure days as well as airline arrival and departure times, and indicate whether you would like a shuttle transfer between the airport and the hotel.
In both hotels it is possible to share a room with another participant in order to save money.
A-67, Mahipalpur Extension-1
Near Indira Gandhi International Airport
New Delhi 110 037
Tel. +91 -11-45357300, 26781271-76
Hotline: +91 9810110607 / +91 9313325286
TTC participants qualify for a special rate, called a “corporate tariff for Sivananda Yoga Centres”. Please mention it when you make your reservation.
Single room: 3500 INR plus 12% tax per night
Double room: 4000 INR plus 12% tax per night
Extra bed: 1000 INR incl. tax per night
Costs for shuttle transfer from the International Airport:
Pick-up from airport: 800 INR plus tax
Drop-off at airport: 600 INR plus tax
Please make your reservations by e-mail: info(at)shantipalace.com
PLEASE NOTE: written confirmation from the hotel is absolutely necessary.
If needed you can call the hotel: Uma Shankar is in charge of reservations.
Payment is made directly at the hotel itself.
Prices valid until 31 March 2023.
If you have any questions, please see the contact details below.
This course is for graduates of the Sivananda Teachers' Training Course only.
The Sadhana Intensive requires a high level of self-discipline and preparation. Participants should have a sound physical and mental health. They should follow a vegetarian diet for at least 6 months before the start of the course and practice kapalabhati and anuloma viloma daily for at least 6 months before taking the course.
Constant adaptation to local customs is required, as well as inner openness and sincere acceptance of the instructions given by the teachers.
Before enrolling, please meet or telephone with any of the European Acharyas or Swamis. This is to gain a better understanding of the spiritual nature of the course and to answer any further questions you may have. This personal course introduction by a Swami is essential for enrolment.
Cancellation before the start of the course: no cancellation fees will apply.
Early departure from the Sadhana Intensive course in Rudraprayag: