Come and develop the skills to teach yoga asana, gain a solid grounding in the classical yoga tradition, and at the same time deepen your spiritual connection to yoga and open yourself to profound inner transformation. In this four-week course, you will establish a firm foundation of discipline that promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and build a strong base from which to teach others naturally and confidently.
The Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a four-week intensive residential course, based on the ancient gurukula system of India where teacher and student live together. You will live in a traditional ashram and closely interact with our experienced and dedicated teachers and staff who themselves are immersed in the yogic lifestyle. Connected to an ancient teaching lineage (guru parampara), passed down from guru to disciple over thousands of years, the curriculum is extensive and covers both theory and practice. Devotional practices, traditional to India, are an integral part of the course.
A vegetarian diet, daily personal practice of yoga and meditation, as well as living in the stunning natural beauty of the Laurentians, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, all promote an atmosphere conducive to profound learning. The Course was designed by Swami Vishnudevananda in 1969 with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals but to also spread peace in the world. A sincere desire to learn and an openness to yogic techniques are required. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is preferred, but not essential. Graduates of the course receive internationally-recognised certification. Certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) TTC. Students enjoy occasional Indian cultural programmes that are offered during evening satsangs. Each week there is one day free of lectures. During this day, students are required to attend morning and evening satsang. In their free time, students can explore the Ashram’s vicinity or join our occasional day trips to places of interest. Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.
All registrations to the TTC are done online. Students are requested to fill out the online registration form and make their payment at the same time. The Yoga Camp will then send you more logistical information.