Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course (ATTC) July 2018
- Sivananda Yoga Ranch
- Jul 5 - Aug 2, 2018 (29 days)
- Single Room - $3,900.00 Twin Room - $3,220.00 Shared Rooms - $2,960.00 Bring Your Own Tent - $2,400.00
The Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja Yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit.
ATTC is designed as a way for Yoga teachers to deepen your understanding of basic Yogic principles and strengthen in your Sadhana, spiritual practices. During this month-long intensive the student experiences the purifying and transformative power of an intermediate level Yoga practice. This unique and informative training course will help you dive deeper into the path of meditation focusing on the more subtle aspects of Yoga. The course is taught by senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda and is considered to be the next step after the 200-hour Yoga Teachers’ Training Course.
Our ATTC Program curriculum
Yoga Asanas: Progress in your yoga asana practice (advanced variations and prolonged holding of the postures), and increase your concentration.
Pranayama: One hour of practice each morning including advanced pranayama, mudras and bandhas.
Vedanta: Study of the different philosophical schools of India, Vedantic theory and practice, and Vedantic meditation techniques.
Raja Yoga: In-depth study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras for deeper understanding of how to control and eventually transcend the mind.
Sanskrit: The alphabet, pronunciation and the writing of sacred mantras and common Yogic vocabulary.
Anatomy and Physiology: Functioning of the nervous and the endocrine systems in relation to the practice of Yoga.
Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga: Inner attitudes of selfless service, the nine modes of Bhakti as a means for transforming emotions into love and devotion.
Qualifications for Admission
The course is open for Yoga teachers who have graduated from the Sivananda 200hr Yoga Teachers Training Course or the Integral Yoga 200hr Teachers Training Course.
ATTC Daily Schedule
4:30am Wake up and Self-Guided Kriyas
5:00am Pranayama Practice
6:00am Satsang or Silent Walk
8:00am Hatha Yoga & Pranayama Class
10:00am Organic, Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)
12:00pm Raja Yoga or Sanskrit Lectures
2:00pm Main Lecture (Vedanta, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga)
4:00pm Advanced Asana and Pranayama Class
10:00pm Lights Out
* satsang – meditation, chanting / kirtan and philosophy lecture.
Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.
Each Friday is a day off. Students are required to attend morning pranayama, morning and evening satsangs as well as to complete their one-hour of karma yoga. The rest of the day is free for their own personal study and activities.
What to Bring
• Yoga asana clothing (you will receive a TTC uniform for all satsangs and lectures.)
• Karma Yoga clothing (for chores around the ashram, may be in garden, housekeeping, etc.)
• Rain boots, umbrella, rain jacket
• Hiking shoes, warm clothing for cool evenings, socks for indoors
• Personal toiletries
• Swimsuit for our Russian wood-burning sauna
• Yoga mat, meditation shawl, prayer beads
• Alarm clock
If you plan to tent more info will be sent to you. You may also wish to purchase items from our Yoga Boutique, participate in offsite day trips or visit our Wellness Center. Additional fees required.
Required Text Books
• The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda
• Meditation and Mantras with Swami Vishnudevananda’s commentary
Text books are available at our Yoga Boutique for an additional cost or you can bring your own copies. You will receive your training manual upon arrival.
Extended Stay Options
Students should plan to arrive at least one day prior to the beginning of the course and depart at least one day after its completion. There will be no extra charge for those two nights. Students are encouraged to arrive even earlier and stay as long as they wish after the course. For those extra days students will pay the regular accommodation rates of the ashram. As a special offering to ATTC students, you are invited to join us in one of our Residential Programs before or after the course, deepening your experience and understanding of Yoga and Yoga teaching.
• $2310 – Tent Space
• $2960 – Shared Room
• $3220 – Double Room
• $3740 – Single Room
The course cost above includes your meals, classes, accommodations, training manual and use of the ashram grounds. It does not include your training course textbooks (required and available at our boutique) or any of our Wellness Center services.
Thank you for your interest in our training program. It is one of the most well-rounded training programs in the world today. Refined, yet practical. Details on how to get to the Ranch can be found here. Please arrive a day before the course begins and plan to depart the day after graduation. Please do not arrive late or plan to leave early.
Register by tapping on the button at the top or the bottom of this page to call us. Payment in full is necessary to hold your space in the course. You can call the ashram to make payments or if you have questions. Registration office: 845-436-6492.