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Advanced Teachers Training Course (ATTC) in Vietnam

About This Event


The Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course (ATTC) allows graduates from the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC) to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of Hatha yoga, Vedanta philosophy, Raja yoga, Anatomy, and Sanskrit.  Advanced Yoga Teachers Training couse is another opportunity to practice under guidance in a supportive atmosphere with long-time (up to 30 years) yoga practitioners and teachers. Advanced yoga teachers training course gives you a boost of energy and clarity. The program is similar to the 200 hour yoga teachers training cousre and should not be perceived as a course only for experts.


Yoga Asanas  - Progress in your yoga asana practice (practice advanced variations and prolonged holding of the postures). Increase your concentration and will-power.

Pranayama  - One hour of practice each morning from 5:00 am - 6:00 am which is including advanced pranayama, mudras and bandhas.

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.

Kriyas  - Functioning of the nervous and the endocrine systems in relation to the practice of yoga.

Daily Schedule

4:30 a.m.     Wake up

5:00 a.m.     Advanced Pranayama class

6:00 a.m.     Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture) or silent walk

7:45 a.m.     Asana class - 1 Hour

9:00 a.m.     Anatomy and physiology lecture

10:00 a.m.   Vegetarian Brunch

11:00 a.m.   Karma Yoga

12 noon       Raja yoga or Sanskrit lecture

2:00 p.m.     Main lecture (Vedanta, bhakti yoga, karma yoga)

4:00 p.m.     Advanced asana and pranayama class

6:00 p.m.     Vegetarian Dinner

8:00 p.m.     Satsang (meditation, chanting, and lecture) or special program

Study of the different philosophical schools of India, vedantic theory and practice, and vedantic meditation techniques.  This schedule is followed 6 days of the week, with one day off for resting, studying, etc.

Teaching Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive the Certificate of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, entitled "Yoga Acharya".

This training is registered by and fulfils the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 500-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register.


Participation in all classes and punctuality are mandatory. Wearing of uniforms is expected for all satsangs and lectures. The basic guidelines are: No drugs, alcohol, smoking, non-vegetarian food items, nudity and promiscuity, weapons, loud music, backbiting and profanity. You need to have health insurance or sign a medical health release.

What to Bring

Bring your TTC uniforms with you, comfortable clothes for asana practice plus casual clothes. Be prepared for hot weather and possible rain. We recommend that you bring a waterproof jacket, t-shirts, warm pants, socks, nightclothes, shoes for nature walks and a pair of slip-on shoes. For those in dormitories, sheets and pillows are provided. Bring your own yoga mat, meditation cushion, meditation shawls, blankets, toiletries, books, notebooks, pens, flashlights, alarm clocks, postage stamps, water bottles, snacks and beverages will be available in the boutique.


Address: Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Dalat is a very popular destination for it cool and stable weather, hovers between a pleasant 15°C (average daily minimum) to 24°C (average daily maximum) and attractive landscape of colonial villas, gardens, lakes and rolling hills. Located around 1,400 meters above the sea level, it is indeed an ideal place for Yoga retreat, summer escape and on-top-of-the-list rest and relaxation site in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.  Dalat market has always been a must-see site for visitors with its locally-made specialties such as artichoke tea, candied fruits, coffee and the finest cool climate vegetables and flowers in Vietnam.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival - March 3, 2018

Departure - March 31, 2018

To ease the registration process, students should make their payments in full before arriving at the ashram and fill out the necessary paperwork beforehand.


All rooms with bathroom.

Single                        $4238

Shared (2 people)      $3740

Shared (3 people)      $2970

Shared (4 people)      $2640

*includes kitchenette and living room


There are massage treatments available, internet service, postal service, medical service, transportation from airport, transportation for field trips and cultural events.

Teachers and Translation

The course will be offered in English with senior Sivananda teachers. It will be translated simultaneously in Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

Venue Highlights

Open to guests year round, the Yoga Resort and Training Center welcomes people from around the world, and provides a peaceful setting in which to find a way back to a holistic lifestyle in harmony with nature. Our guests often testify to the effect of a sense of stress relief and the experience of improved physical, emotional, and spiritual health. You can join for a minimum of 3 days, for a week, or longer.

Designed by Yoga Master Swami Sivananda, the daily routine at the Yoga Resort is the core of a practice to restore good health on all levels:

6:00am Satsang – Meditation, Kirtan chanting, Lecture, or Silent Walk
8:00am Asanas and Pranayama
10:00am Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga
2:00pm Yoga Vacation Workshop
4:00pm Asanas and Pranayama
6:00pm Vegetarian Dinner
7:30pm Satsang – Meditation, Kirtan chanting and Lecture


The Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center is located amidst the secluded pine forests surrounding Tuyen Lam Lake, close to the hill-station town of Dalat, Vietnam, famed for its moderate climate and scenic beauty. The fresh air and silence of the forest location have moved many to remark on the healing atmosphere.

The location offers opportunities for walking, with several vantage points from which the local countryside can be admired. Regular walks up on the mountainside in the early morning, in time to watch the sunrise, or in the evening enjoy the light of the full moon or for star-gazing, are popular events in our program. On warmer evenings we often enjoy meditation outdoors in the light and warmth of a campfire. Close to our main Yoga hall a classical walking labyrinth provides a place for contemplative walks.

Guests are housed in villa-style buildings, each with 3-5 separate rooms, that are spread over the property. Accommodation is simple, providing basic comforts. Bedding and towels are provided. Please note that housekeeping services are not provided during your stay.

Guest accommodation is provided in villa-style buildings, each with several rooms, that are situated in the forest area. All rooms have attached bathrooms. Single occupancy is available, we also have some double rooms, other rooms have 3-4 beds.

Facilities are simple, providing basic comfort. There is no air conditioner or heater provided. Please note that we do not provide housekeeping services for your room during your stay.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


The Yoga Resort uses mostly organic, locally produced vegetables. Meals at the ashram are freshly prepared with love and care by dedicated karma yogis. Following Yoga tradition, meals are vegetarian, including a limited amount of dairy items. Eating a plant-based diet has been conclusively shown to be good for health and well-being, it is detoxifying and nutritive at the same time.

Meals are offered at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, with a small fruit snack served in the afternoon. Additional snacks are available in the boutique if needed.

In the case that you have special dietary restrictions please mention on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please note that meat, fish, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, and eggs are not served in the Yoga Resort. We ask guests not to bring these items onto the Yoga Resort property.


By air
Dalat Lien Khuong airport, 45 minutes drive
from the Yoga Resort, is served by daily flights
from major cities in Vietnam. International
travelers are advised to fly to Ho Chi Minh
City, from where there are many connecting
flights to Dalat. Pick up from Dalat Lien
Khuong airport by a local taxi company can
be arranged.

By road
Dalat is 300 km from Ho Chi Minh, 660km
from Da Nang, 135km (3 hour drive) from Nha Trang/Cam Ranh, the closest beach town.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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