Yoga Teacher Training Programs and Retreat Offered in December 2014 by the Sivananda Yoga Farm

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Yoga training programs in California are offered in a quiet yogic community where spiritual practitioners of all levels can deepen their practice through the study of classical yoga, meditation and vedanta.

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers have announced today the one month classical Yoga teachers Training course in California, to take place in December 2014. The course is an opportunity to experience the full intensive training of body-mind-spirit and the nature at a beautiful resort situated in Northern Caliofnria.

Swami Vishnudevananda has visited California many times and was instrumental to bring Yoga and the teaching of Master Sivananda of Rishikesh, Himalayas to Taiwan. Swamiji founded the international SYVC and taught the Synthesis of Yoga with the scientific approach of the West combined with the depth of eastern yogic philosophy in a unique way. Swami Vishnudevananda practical spirit and modern methods are being transmitted in its integrity by his senior disciple, Swami Sitaramananda. Swami Sitaramananda is the director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California and has taught many TTCs around the world.

This 4-week California Yoga course offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons. Among the many benefits that students report are greater spiritual awareness, a sense of connection with the divine, a new-found sense of self-discipline, enhanced self-esteem, improved power of concentration and increased strength and flexibility.

A teaching certificate from the International SYVC is awarded upon successful completion of this immersion course. The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center (SYVC) has trained over 30,000 yoga teachers to date since 1969. The curriculum includes asanas, pranayama, meditation, Vedanta philosophy, anatomy/physiology, Bhagavad Gita, mantra and kriyas.

The Yoga training course, designed by the renowned Swami Vishnu-devananda, is an intensive immersion in Yoga, balanced between theory and practice. Students come from different backgrounds and cultures and live harmoniously together in a spiritual community under the guidance of teachers. Since 1969, over 24,000 yoga teachers have been trained through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers' TTC program. In keeping with this ancient Yoga tradition, spiritual practices such as daily adherence to discipline, meditation, Sanskrit mantra chanting, Hindu gods and goddesses, ceremonial worships such as puja, strict vegetarianism, selfless service and study of philosophy constitute a large part of the course.

All courses and retreats offered at the center provide a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and to be a part of the global yoga community which is growing each day. The experience provides a great way to find long lasting happiness, peace and the ability to share a yogic lifestyle with others.

The ashram also offers a Yoga Nidra course as well as vegetarian cooking classes.

Registration is currently open. For more details, please visit or call (530) 272-9322/(800)469-9642.

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