Advanced Teachers’ Training Course

Take your practice to the next level in the land where yoga was born



Twin share non-AC was ₹1,69,000 now ₹ 84 500
Twin share AC was ₹2,22,450 now ₹ 1 11 225
Single non-AC was ₹2,22,450 now ₹ 1 11 225


Dorm was USD 2,380 now USD 1,547
Twin share non-AC was USD 2,810 now USD 1,827
Twin share AC was USD 3,540 now USD 2,301


Experience the joy of advanced yoga in the tropical splendour of south India. Designed for certified Sivananda yoga teachers this powerful and transformative four-week course takes you to a more profound level of spiritual knowledge. It provides an ideal training for expanding and deepening your own spiritual practice and advancing on the spiritual path. If you are an active teacher, it is a natural step to take to broaden your teaching practice. Through intensive yoga practice and the study of raja yoga and vedanta you experience a heightened sense of well-being and confidence. Individual guidance and yogic self-discipline are important aspects of the Course.

The immersion in sadhana and yogic studies with others of like-mind removes doubts and inspiration is strengthened, personal practice is established on a firmer and broader base and teaching skills improve. The Course is one of the most comprehensive, complete and authentic Yoga Teacher Training programmes available today. The discipline helps reset daily habits that do not serve the yogic lifestyle and reconnecting to the pure lineage of our Gurus fills you with renewed inspiration. The Ashrams, set in the splendour of the natural beauty of India, are a place of love where you feel safe to challenge yourself and explore your limits with the support of knowledgeable teachers and staff. On graduation you will receive Yoga Acharya, or Master of Yoga, certification. The Course meets the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certification.

The Advanced Teachers’ Training Course is open only to successful graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course. A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, satsangs, lectures and asana classes.
Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. A dress-code is required to be followed. It is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals. Participants who do not comply with the Ashram rules may be dismissed from the course.

The intensive daily schedule includes:

• one pranayama class • two satsangs • two asana classes • three lectures • one hour of karma yoga

One day a week is lecture-free.


  • The twelve basic postures in depth
  • Practice of classical advanced variations
  • Precise and detailed corrections
  • Prolonged holding of the asanas
  • Deeper understanding of hatha yoga


  • Practice of kapalabhati
  • Daily practice of anuloma viloma
  • Advanced pranayamas
  • Use of bandhas


  • The Six Philosophical Schools of India
  • Analogies of the Supreme Reality
  • Study of vedantic meditation techniques
  • Explanation of vedantic mantras

Raja Yoga

  • In-depth study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The mechanics and control of the mind
  • Detailed study of the eight limbs of raja yoga

Bhakti Yoga

  • The nine types of bhakti
  • The five attitudes of devotion


  • The Sanskrit alphabet
  • Correct pronunciation and spelling of the mantras and hymns

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Study of the nervous and endocrine systems and their relation to the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Kirtan (Mantra Chanting)

  • Positive effects on the emotions
  • Correct pronunciation and mental attitude
  • Learning of classical Sanskrit chants

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram Trust is a recognized member institute of Indian Yoga Association (A self-regulatory body of leading Yoga Institutions of India established 31st October 2008 and approved by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India & Min. of Health & Family Welfare)

Successful graduates of ATTC are eligible for:

  • Yoga Alliance RYT 500.
  • Indian Yoga Association (IYA), Advanced Certified Course in Yoga (ACCY) and professional membership.
  • Yoga Certification Board (YCB), (Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India), Yoga Wellness Instructor (YWI).


4.30am Wake up
5am Advanced pranayama class
6am Satsang
7.30am Tea
8am Anatomy and physiology class
9am Asana class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12.00pm Sanskrit class/Raja yoga sutras
1.30pm Tea
2pm Main Lecture
4pm Advanced asana class
6pm Dinner
8pm Satsang
10.30pm Lights out

Participation in the entire daily schedule is mandatory.

  • ATTC manual is provided as a part of the course material and is included in the course fee. Students are required to bring their TTC uniform to be used during the course.
  • The course is taught in English.
  • Simple Indian vegetarian meals are provided at 10am and 6pm.
  • Refund policy:

For canceling the registration before the start of the course, the original payment will be refunded less:

    • 6.5% for Indians ie. INR payments.
    • USD 150 up until 3 months from the booking date for USD payments (all accommodations).
    • An additional USD 50 will be charged where cancellation is after 3 months from the booking date for USD payments (all accommodations).

Once the course starts, if the student decides to leave within five days, the original payment will be refunded less:

    • 18% for Indians ie. INR payments.
    • USD 450 for USD payments (all accommodations)

After five days of the course, no refund will be issued.

Students leaving the course before completion are required to return all teaching materials and uniforms.

Full refund will only be granted where SYVC has had to cancel the programme.


Revised 1-12-2021

  • Evaluation of students is on:
    • Attendance
    • Performance
    • Theory during the course
    • Final written exam
    • A minimum combined score of 50% is required to pass.
    • Unsuccessful students will have to repeat the entire course with cost to qualify for the certificate
  • Things to bring – comfortable clothes, sandals, toiletries, personal items, water bottle, meditation shawl for cool evenings, yoga asana mat, meditation cushion, notebooks, pens, towels, water bottle and torch. You can also purchase these items at the ashram boutique.
  • Apart from the ATTC manual, there are some recommended texts for the course. These are not included in the course fee and can be bought from the boutique:
    • Sivananda Training Manual
    • The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda
    • Meditation & Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda
    • Sivananda Chant Book by ISYVC

We provide various options for accommodation depending on the budget and preferences