TTC REFRESHER 2019 | 11th to 14th October

Reboot. Recharge. Reunite

In celebration of the 10th year of Teacher’s Training in Thailand we invite all the Thailand TTC graduates to join us in a celebration where we can together refresh and energise ourselves with the Teachings.

Keeping oneself connected to the teachings and the practice helps us to keep up with the Sadhana( Spiritual Practice) and henceforth pass this on to the students.

The TTC is a unique, profoundly transforming personal experience based on the ancient gurukula teaching system which integrates the student’s daily life into the yoga training. For four intense weeks of ashram living, students strengthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body and spirit while building a firm foundation from which to teach others intuitively and confidently. It is a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and to be a part of the growing global yoga community.

Graduates of the course receive internationally recognized certification that is also accepted by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).

The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline while imparting the yoga experience to others. The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood through the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures, and one hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.

Hatha Yoga (Yoga Postures)

A daily teaching practice class is devoted to how to teach asanas and pranayama. A daily asana practice class gives you the opportunity to practice your own asanas and will help to build the good habit of practice. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:

  • Sun salutation
  • 12 basic yoga postures
  • 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced
  • Postural alignment
  • Physical purification exercises
  • Deep relaxation with autosuggestion
  • Release of blocked energy
  • Ethical and moral principles
  • Body as prana (life energy) as mind
  • Controlling the body to control the mind through meditation
  • Training sessions for all age groups

Teaching Practice

  • How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students
  • Setting up of a proper environment for class
  • General pointers on teaching a class
  • The Basic Sivananda class
  • Beginners’ Course
  • Advanced Postures
  • Yoga for Children
  • Yoga for Seniors
  • Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Relaxation
  • Detailed correction workshops

In the second half of the training course, participants will teach each other under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Benefits of Asanas

  • Control emotions
  • Improve power of concentration
  • Rid the body of excess fat
  • Enhance physical fitness
  • Relieve chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism, stomach complaints
  • Stimulate circulation
  • Stabilise thyroid functions
  • Keep muscles youthful and supple into old age


  • Expands capacity of the lungs
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Balances the two hemispheres of the brain
  • Purifies the nadis (subtle energy channels)
  • Awakens the inner spiritual energy
  • Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise)
  • Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)
  • The three bandhas: Jalandhara, Moola, Uddiyana

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • The effects of asanas and pranayama on: the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems, endocrine system
  • The eight systems of the body
  • Diet and nutrition, effects on mind and body, vegetarianism for ethical, spiritual and health reasons, Ayurvedic principles

Yoga Philosophy :

  • What is meditation?
  • Why meditate
  • 12-step guided daily practice
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation
  • Mantras as spiritual energy in sound
  • Mantra initiation (if desired)

Raja Yoga

  • Ashtanga – the 8 steps of yoga
  • Antahkarana – functions of the mind
  • Concentration and meditation

Bhakti Yoga

  • Kirtan: chanting of classical Sanskrit mantras, correct pronunciation
  • Developing a devotional and open hearted attitude

Karma Yoga

  • Practicing selfless service as a means to reducing selfishness and egoism
  • Community participation

Jnana Yoga

  • Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy
  • The 7 bhoomikas (stages of enlightenment)
  • The 5 koshas (planes of consciousness)
  • Space, time, causation
  • The 3 bodies
  • The 3 levels of the mind
  • Conquest of death

Bhagavad Gita

  • Introduction to one of the greatest spiritual texts in the world which contains subtle and profound teachings embracing every aspect of human actions.
  • Study of both the text and Swami Sivananda’s commentary

 5:00 am Advanced Pranayama with Prahlada
 6:00 am Satsang, Finding ways for purification through Karma Yoga – Prahlada
 8:00 am
Practical Asana + Pranayama class with Vijay
Tune to your Breath in Sun Salutations and Asanas
 10:00 am Brunch
 10:45 am Karma Yoga ( Selfless Service)
 12:00 pm Understanding Pranayama from the perspective of Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Prahlada
 2:00 pm How to Teach – Workshop with Sandeep
 4:00 pm Asana Jaya – Victory Over the Asanas  – Class with Prahlada
 6:00 pm Dinner
 8:00 pm Talent Show
 10:00 pm  Lights Out
 5:00 am Advanced Pranayama with Prahlada
 6:00 am
Swamiji and his peace missions – Satsang with Prahlada
 8:00 am
Practical Asana Class
Forward and backward bend variations and Standing variations – Sandeep
 10:00 am Brunch
 10:45 am Karma Yoga ( Selfless Service)
 12:00 pm
Why Swamiji’s sequence of Yoga Asanas workshop with Prahlada
 2:00 pm
How teach workshop with Vijay
 4:00 pm Asana Jaya – Victory Over the Asanas  – Class with Prahlada
 6:00 pm Dinner
 8:00 pm
Satsang with Prahlada – Sunday Prayers – Kirtan by TTC Refresher
 10:00 pm  Lights Out


 5:00 am Advanced Pranayama with Prahlada
 6:00 am Satsang with Prahlada with Shanti Mantras and Guru Mantras
 8:00 am
Meditative Yoga Asana Class with Prahlada
 10:00 am Brunch
 10:45 am Karma Yoga ( Selfless Service)

Accommodation Type:
Dormitory: 210 USD per person for 4 days 3 Nights
Double Room: 310 USD per person for 4 days and 3 Nights
Meals: 2 Vegetarian Meals per day
Further Stay: 70 USD per person/ per night