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Learn and live yoga in a prestigious venue in the Himalayas

International Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (TTC)

In Rudraprayag, Himalayas, India

24 February – 24 March 2024
22 October – 20 November 2024
22 February – 23 March 2025
22 October – 20 November 2025

The course is taught in English, with simultaneous translation into French, German, Spanish.


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Tuition fee

Triple with AC €2,900
Double with AC €3,360
Double with AC hot+cold €3,460
Single with AC €4,300
Single with AC hot+cold €4,400

All rooms with a private, Western-style bathroom.

Early Bird -5% with full payment 10 weeks before the course begins

All rates valid until 1 April 2024.

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

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Course description

  • This course was established in 1969 by Swami Vishnudevananda as the first yoga teachers’ training course in the West and now has over 50,000 graduates.
  • 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. It is recognised by the Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours Registered Yoga School Standards
  • The course is a unique opportunity to develop both a solid foundation in classical yoga and balanced teaching methods in asanas and pranayama. This integral course enables physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.
  • 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.
  • You are guided by experienced and committed teachers and staff members who live yoga and meditation every day.
  • The comprehensive curriculum covers both theory and practice. Spiritual practices from the Indian temple tradition are part of the course.
  • A vegetarian diet and the daily yoga and meditation practice in the impressive natural beauty of India support inner growth. Once a week there is a lecture-free day; participation in the morning and evening meditation is nevertheless mandatory on this day.

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, personally trained by Swami Vishnudevananda, and other senior teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.

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Special programmes

Bhagavata Saptaha – A Seven-Day Journey to the Meaning of Life

Bhagavatacharya Sri Venugopal Goswami, Vrindavan, North India

A seven-day recitation of the Srimad Bhagavatam to deepen 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 course curriculum topics pertaining to the traditional Bhakti Yoga culture of 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.

This service will be confirmed approximately 10 days before the beginning of the course.

A unique venue

Exclusively at our disposal during the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training 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 beginning of the February/March course and the end of the October/November course.

Drinking water and teas

Teas will be available on a self-service basis after morning meditation and at midday. 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; fresh chapatis from the tandoori oven.

Teaching locations

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


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, ending at 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.


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

Laundry service

The hotel offers 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


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.


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.

Kartik Swami

Koteshwar Temple

Rudranath Temple



Day excursion to Kartik Swami.

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
Mobile telephone for emergencies only: +91 98 37 24 06 75



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