Designed for certified yoga teachers, the Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (ATTC) is a four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices. When you graduate, you will receive Yoga Acharya, or Master of Yoga, certification.
1. You’ve been teaching and would love to advance your skills.
2. You haven’t been teaching and could use a jumpstart.
3. You want another opportunity to dive deep into yoga practice and wisdom.
4. You know in your heart it’s the next right step on your spiritual path.
5. You could use a month of sadhana in a beautiful beachfront setting.
Only in ashrams can students really start on the spiritual path, do intense sadhana, and get into the vibration.
Tent Space = $2,400 (available November–May)
Dormitory = $3,255
Tent Hut Single = $3,490 (available November–June)
Classic Single Room = $5,399 (July); $5,799 (November–June)
For other housing options (at standard rates) and for any other questions, please email or call the TTC advisor: TTCBahamas@sivananda.org or US and Canada: 1-866-559-5167; all countries: 1-416-479-0199. Choose ext. 129.
A $300 deposit is required when you register in order to guarantee your place. The balance is due at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.
Early-bird savings — We offer discounts for booking in advance.
Save $400 when you register 5 months in advance
Save $250 when you register 3 months in advance
Students registering simultaneously for the Yoga Teacher Training Course and the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course (500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification) will receive a 10% discount on the total fee for both courses.
Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.
Swami Shambhudevananda is the director of the Sivananda Yoga center in Tel Aviv and a practitioner of yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. A member of the Sivananda organization since 1995, Swami Shambhudevananda regularly teaches Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga philosophy for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses and advanced courses. He is a much-loved, knowledgeable, and inspiring teacher.
Krishna Chaitanya is a physical therapist, senior staff member of the Yoga Retreat, and senior instructor of Hatha Yoga in the Teacher Training Course and other courses. He has taught for more than 20 years and specializes in working with the elderly population. He teaches Adaptive Yoga, Chair Yoga, and has many years experience helping individuals with all kinds of physical limitations.
Iswara Chaitanya is a Sivananda Yoga practitioner and teacher of many years and a senior staff member at the ashram. He currently serves the ashram as the head of Reception and IT manager, as well as teaching many courses including in the ATTC.
4:30 am Wake up
5:00 am Pranayama
6:00 am Satsang (meditation, chanting, lecture)
8:00 am Asana Practice
9:00 am Anatomy & Physiology
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am Karma Yoga
12:00 pm Study of Raja Yoga or Sanskrit
2:00 pm Main Lecture on Vedanta
4:00 pm Asana & Pranayama
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Satsang (meditation, chanting, lecture)
10:00 pm Lights Out
Students enjoy special programs, festivals, concerts and symposiums that are offered during evening satsangs (for a list of programs see our Calendar of Events.
There is one weekly day off. During the day off students are only required to attend morning and evening satsangs and to perform their Karma Yoga. During their free time, students are welcome to enjoy the services of the Well-Being Center or the daily workshops offered at the ashram; students can also explore the ashram’s vicinity or take the time to rest on the beach or in the garden.
* Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.
The ATTC enhanced my spiritual development, self and collective understanding, and commitment to develop karma yoga projects. Overall, I have a more genuine sense of what it means to be a yogi.
—April 2015 graduate
The ATTC is a solid program. The Sivananda ashram has an abundance of top teachers, an incredibly array of programming, and a beautiful and pure lineage.
In addition to the course material which provided an expanded awareness for meditation, every satsang enhanced the learning with presentations from renowned scientists, musicians, and healers alike. I am forever grateful to Swami Sivananda and Swami Visnudevananda for sharing the path and creating the opportunity. I am closer to Peace, closer to Self and burning with desire to share.
It was challenging. The discipline was good to help reset daily habits that do not serve me. All my teachers were inspiring and full of love.
By far the most comprehensive, complete, and authentic Yoga Teacher Training program I have ever seen. The full immersion in yogic lifestyle was very rewarding!
ATTC was an amazing experience! Great group, great teachers, great time! The location is beautiful! This place is where I go when I need peace, silence, and yoga. Highly recommended.
The dedication of all of the teachers to maintaining a consistent message reflecting Swami Sivananda’s teachings is very inspiring. The retreat is a place of love where you feel safe to challenge yourself and explore your limits with the support of knowledgeable, caring people.
—Rukmini (Pat Russell)
A truly transformational experience both spiritually and mentally. I was overwhelmed by the ashram experience in the beginning, however, I have grown to love the community, the spirit, the energy, and the people.
The teachers and my classmates are amazing, knowledgable, friendly, and open-hearted. It was pleasant just to be in their company.
The Sanskrit & Vedanta classes were inspirational, as were Iswara’s asana classes — a real blessing. Thank you!