Yoga Teacher Training
April 4 — May 1, 2019

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course

Swami Brahmananda, Swami Shambhudevananda, Krishna Chaitanya, and Iswara Chaitanya
Registration is closed for this course.


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Take Your Practice to the Next Level.

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.


Whether you’re an active yoga teacher, or a certified yoga teacher who would like to strengthen your own practice, this course offers the ideal training for expanding and deepening your knowledge and advancing on your spiritual path. The ATTC fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certification.

Through in-depth work, both physical and mental, the ATTC will provide you with valuable tools to advance your asana and pranayama practice, take your Self-study (Swadhyaya) to the next level, and create a distinguished approach to your teaching. As your personal practice is established on a firmer and broader base, your teaching skills and authentic confidence naturally flow and manifest as an increase in teaching opportunities.


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.


Interested? Have questions?

Email an ATTC Advisor at [email protected] and let us help you. Please include a phone number so that someone can call you.
You can also call us directly at 1-877-268-4091.


The ATTC is taught by senior yoga teachers and staff members of the Sivananda organization, who are highly experienced practitioners and teachers.

Graduation from the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) or Integral Yoga Teacher Training Course is required to enroll in Advanced TTC. Please contact our reception if you are a graduate from another teacher training program.

Those taking the TTC in December or March can take the TTC and ATTC back-to-back, receiving a 10% discount on the total tuition for both and qualifying for 500-hour registration with Yoga Alliance.

Only in ashrams can students really start on the spiritual path, do intense sadhana, and get into the vibration.
—Swami Vishnudevananda


Get inspired!
Read Masters of Yoga: Recent ATTC Graduates Share Their Stories


The cost for the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is:

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: [email protected] 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.

Please note

  • Rates are in US dollars.
  • A Bahamian VAT tax of 12% is NOT included and will be added.
  • Prices include tuition, accommodation, two daily meals, the course manual, and all classes.

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.


Tent Space

  • Tent Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org
Pitch your tent near the beach, the bay, or amongst the palm trees in the garden and create your own private space in the ashram. Bring your own tent, camping gear, mattress, bedding and towels. You are welcome to bring a tent up to a size of 8′X8′. Want to learn more about sleeping in the open air at the ashram? View our blog for some good tenting tips.


  • Dormitory Accommodations2 | sivanandabahamas.org
Meet interesting people from all over the world. Our single-gender Dormitories are simple and comfortable, furnished with 3-4 single beds and located in various locations around the ashram. Bedding and towels are provided and shared bathrooms are just a short walk away.

Tent Hut Single

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org
Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these 10’ x 10’ straight-walled tent. Our Tent Hut Singles are comfortably furnished with a single bed, a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

Classic Single Room

For those seeking solitude, Classic Single Rooms feature 1 single bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, including the main building, shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC) Curriculum

  • Hatha Yoga Find new angles to your practice with advanced variations and prolonged holding of the asanas (postures); learn to better manage your energy flow with advanced pranayama (breathing), mudras (energy seals) and bandhas (energy locks).
  • Jnana Yoga (the Yoga of Wisdom) Expand your knowledge and get inspired to take your Self study (Swadhyaya) to the next level with the study of Vedanta philosophy including study of Jnana Yoga theory and Vedantic meditation techniques.
  • Sanskrit Learn the Sanskrit alphabet and correct pronunciation and spelling of mantras and hymns.
  • Raja Yoga Dive deeper into your mind through an in-depth study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
  • Bhakti Yoga Open your heart to true love through studies of the nine modes of Bhakti and the five attitudes of devotion (Bhavas).
  • Karma Yoga Explore Karma Yoga as an inner attitude of selfless service.

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.

Advanced Teacher Training Course (ATTC) Schedule

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.


From our graduates

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.
—Earle B.

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.
—Elizabeth J.

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.
—Chelsea K.

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.
—Kamala Devi

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!
—Victoria Clifford

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