Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC)

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 Ashram, set in the splendour of the natural beauty of the Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort, is 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-300 certification.

2019 Advanced Teachers’ Training Course:
Dates to be announced.

Four weeks of intense practice and study for graduates who have successfully completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course (TTC). Graduates of the yoga teacher training course receive internationally recognized certification. The Advanced Teacher Training Course fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-300 certification.

Built on the foundation of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course, the Advanced Teachers’ Training Course offers inspiration and guidance to students interested in deepening their own personal practice as well as giving advanced techniques to those who want to teach at a higher level. The concentrated Yoga discipline and the intense study of Vedanta philosophy are designed to take the student to a higher level of practice.

Asanas

  • The twelve basic postures in depth
  • Practice of classical advanced variations
  • Precise corrections
  • Deeper understanding of Hatha Yoga

Pranayama

  • Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma
  • Advanced pranayamas
  • Proper use of the Bandhas

Vedanta

  • The 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 from Patanjali
  • The mind, its mystery and control
  • Detailed study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

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

Sanskrit

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

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Study of the nervous system, brain, endocrine glands and how they relate 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 songs

Proper Diet

  • Subtle aspects of the vegetarian diet
  • Proper nutrition according to the three dosha theory of Ayurveda
 04:30 am Wake-up
 05:00 am Pranayama Class
 06:00 am Satsang
(Meditation, Chanting, Lecture)
 08:00 am Asana Class
 09:00 am Anatomy  & Physiology Class
 10:00 am Brunch
 11:00 am Karma Yoga
 12:00 pm Raja Yoga or Sanskrit Class
 02:00 pm Main Lecture on Vedanta
 04:00 pm Advanced Asana Class
 06:00 pm Dinner
 07:30 pm Satsang
(Meditation, Chanting, Lecture)
 10:00 pm Lights Out

Schedule may change occasionally.

Course Fees

Dates: To be announced.

How to Apply

All registrations for the ATTC are done online. Students are requested to fill in the online registration form and make their payment at the same time.

Register

 Refund Policy

  • Cancellation before the start of the course: A credit note for the full amount of the course will be issued, minus a 100 US dollars administration fee.
  • Credit notes are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual whose name appears on the credit note. Credit notes are valid for one year and can be used in any Sivananda Yoga Center or Ashram. Please note: Credit notes cannot be applied to boutique purchases.
  • No refunds will be issued after the 3rd day of classes have begun.
Course Materials

  • Meditation and Mantras, by Swami Vishnudevananda, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, by Swami Vishnudevananda, Three Rivers Press

What To Bring:

  • TTC manual and teacher’s uniforms
  • Yoga mat, cushion, blanket (you’ll find a selection of yoga accessories in the yoga boutique on site)
  • Sandals or slippers for indoors, walking shoes
  • Towel, toiletries, Neti pot
  • Comfortable as well as warm clothing. Depending on the season, it may get quite warm during the day but cold at night. You might need to pack a scarf, cap, socks and sweater/jacket and long-sleeved clothing for the cool evenings.
  • Mosquito repellent suitable for tropical regions
  • Notebook, torch (flashlight), umbrella

In October: These items can also be purchased in the TTC Boutique subject to availability.

Passport and Visa requirements

  • Foreign Nationals are required to have an original current passport and a valid visa for their stay in Thailand.
  • You are advised to apply for an ordinary tourist visa stating the purpose of your visit as vacation.
  • The visa application form can be downloaded from your local Thai embassy’s website.
  • Your passport has to be valid for at least another six months.
  • It is recommended to purchase a travel health insurance policy through your travel agency.
  • A copy of your visa, passport and plane ticket should be kept separately from your luggage.
Getting to The Resort

Students are responsible for making their own way to the Course. Details on how to get to the Resort are below. The course Initiation starts at 7.30 pm on Sunday, 29th September 2019.
You are expected to arrive earlier in the day to have time to register, check into your accommodation and to settle down. Please do not arrive late or plan to leave early.

Early arrivals :

Students arriving earlier than the 29th September 2019 can stay in the Resort at your own expenses. Booking for extra room nights should be made in advance to [email protected]

Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa

E-mail : [email protected]
Website: https://www.phu-chaisai.com/en

Departure

Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Students can stay till Sunday 28th October 2019 night free of cost
If you wish to stay on Sunday onwards further,
you can stay in the Resort at your own expenses. Booking for extra room nights should be made in advance to [email protected]

Carpooling / Pick up / Local Transport

The resort can organise local transport for your pick up.
Please send an email to [email protected] in advance.

Vaccinations & Pharmaceuticals

Check with your local health authority for advice regarding vaccinations for visiting Thailand.

Please ask your pharmacy for a small kit of medicines appropriate for Thailand.

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.

Check-in/Check-out:

You are expected to arrive earlier in the day to have time to register, check into your accommodation and to settle down.

Conservation and recycling: Please conserve water while bathing and washing. Report any leaking taps and toilets to reception. Save electricity by switching off lights and electrical items when not in use. Be aware of how much paper products are used. Used batteries can be left at boutique. Any used items of clothing can be donated at reception.

Remember: “Every Action Matters” when consciously living in yoga.

Dress Code: Please cover the shoulders, upper arm, midriff and legs at all times, including asana classes & especially temple visits.

Fire Hazards: Please do not burn candles, incense, mosquito coils, etc. in your room, dormitory or tent.

Food: We serve a vegetarian diet, nourishing and balanced with proteins, carbohydrates, fruits and plenty of local vegetables. There is no consumption of meat, fish, eggs, garlic and onions. Alcohol, tobacco and any drugs are prohibited.

If you have any Food Allergies please inform to our staff on your arrival day.

Hygiene: A good yogi leaves the premises, rooms and bathrooms cleaner than when they arrived. For hygienic reasons, please leave your Ashram pillows, blankets and sheets in your room for housekeeping staff to take care of.

Karma Yoga: The Ashram is run by volunteer staff members. Selfless service, karma yoga or seva is an essential part of the Ashram experience. Maintaining a positive spiritual atmosphere requires participation from all the guests and staff. In addition to staff duties, we ask all students to participate for 1 hour each day contributing to the upkeep of the Ashram. A small task can make a big difference. Karma Yoga task shall be explained in the class.

Laundry: An independent and affordable laundry service is available between 10.30 – 11.30 and 18.30 – 19.30 from the resort with additional charges.

Lights out: Kindly respect the silent time after evening satsang on your way to your room. Please turn all lights out and observe silence by 10:30 pm to ensure everyone a peaceful rest.

Personal Belongings: Valuables may be stored in the Reception safe. Valuables are stored at your own risk. Do not leave valuables in the dormitories and huts.

Internet and Phone Calls: An Internet facility is available through Wi-Fi and can be used only during the free times as fixed by the management.

*subject to availability and changes of timings. Phone call options are available  at the Resort reception.

Post

Incoming and outgoing mail is available at the location.

Cell phones: To ensure a full Ashram experience we ask that all cell phones are set to silent and/or are turned off. Making or awaiting phone calls or text messages can distract a yogi and their friends from their yoga practice. The Boutique has alarm clocks or perhaps follow the Ashram bell to guide you through the day.

Photography: To ensure people’s privacy during their stay, photography or video recording is not permitted during satsang, pujas, or asana classes. See Ashram Director with any questions.

Punctuality: For everyone’s benefit, kindly arrive to classes, events and satsangs on time or even arrive a little early to settle. Leaving your room at the 10-minute bell will help you arrive on time. Punctuality ensures peace for all for the beginning of any event.

Travel Agent

The resort cannot change foreign currency, cash or travellers’ cheques. For travel assistance and currency exchange, you may travel to the local town on the day off.

Relationships: Kindly restrain expressions of affection in public, such as kissing and hugging.

Women and men’s dorms: kindly respect the gender privacy of these dorms. Couples are advised to observe celibacy as part of the spiritual discipline.

Spa and Swimming Pool: Spa and Swimming pool are available at the resort for all students. Kindly wear discrete swimming clothes in the spa and pool.

Shoes: Please remove your shoes and place them on the shoe racks when entering any of the classes.

Schedule: It is expected that all students attend all satsangs, lectures and asana classes. To help with the upkeep of the Ashram we ask all students participate for 1 hour of Karma yoga each day.

Silence: To maintain the tranquil setting of an Ashram we aim to observe personal silence before the morning and evening satsangs and especially at mealtimes. Maintaining silence conserves energy and instills a peaceful environment. To maintain the energy received during evening satsang try observing silence for the remainder of the night.

Spiritual Respect: Kindly maintain a respectful attitude when near an altar, satsang hall or temple. When sitting, sit cross-legged, or in a chair. Kindly refrain from pointing the feet towards any altar, deities or teachers during satsang and lectures. Kindly do your best to remain in the satsang hall for the entire satsang.

Staff: Staff members are willing and able to answer any of your questions. Feel free to go to them and ask your questions. They will most often be wearing yellow and white.

Suggestions, Comments & Special Requests: If you have any suggestions, comments or special requests, feel free to write them down with your name and drop them into the suggestions box at reception. Any immediate concerns, feel free to mention to any staff member.

Physical Harassment: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers of Canada disapprove of and condemn any form of harassment directed at guests, staff or visitors. Specifically, no harassment, proposals or innuendos with a sexual connotation will be tolerated during any program or activity organized by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.

Guests participating in such programs are accordingly made aware of this policy and invited to apply it in their personal behavior whilst on our premises. Any guest who thinks she (he) may be the victim of unsolicited advances or any other form of sexual harassment is asked to notify a senior Swami or Director immediately in order for corrective action to be undertaken without delay. Complaints made to a senior Swami/ Senior Teacher will be treated confidentially and the alleged violator or any third party will not be advised of the complainant’s identity without the latter’s consent.