200hr & 500hr Hatha Teacher Training In Grass Valley, CA
Yoga Alliance: Yes
Swami Vishnu-devananda founded the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm near Grass Valley, California, in 1971. The ashram provides a residential setting where spiritual practitioners of all levels can deepen their practice through the study of classical yoga, meditation and vedanta. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and part of the international Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, which has ashrams and yoga centers across the world.
Many students have had transformative experiences at our ashram as noted by this testimonial…
” A lot has changed within me during this wonderful month. Not only has my personal practice of the asanas improved tremendously, but I’ve also learned priceless information of how to live my life. I’ve learned a healthier way to treat, feed and look at my body. I’ve learned skills to keep all my thoughts positive. The month was long and rough, but it has been a valuable experience that I’m blessed to have taken part in.” -Danielle, California
The Ashram is located in Grass Valley, California – on an 80-acre sanctuary in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We invite you take a look at the video below:
Sivananda’s Teacher Training Course (TTC) is primarily a classical Yoga spiritual development course, carefully developed by Swami Vishnu-devananda. This course is meant to be intensive, immersing the students in a day long balanced program of theory and practices. The students come from different backgrounds and cultures and live harmoniously together in a spiritual community under the guidance of teachers and swamis.
Graduates of TTC receive the title Yoga Siromani, keeper of the jewel of yoga, and an internationally recognized certification. TTC is certified by Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools. A 500 hour advanced teacher training course is available to graduates.
This model is a traditional system of education named “Gurukula” where teachings are transmitted and practiced in daily life. It is not just an academic teaching of techniques, separated from life. Since 1969, more than 29,000 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 this program.
Swami Sitaramananda is a Yoga and Meditation teacher for more than 25 years. She is presently the main teacher of the Yoga Teachers Training Courses offered at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA where she is serving as the director. She also teaches at other Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers in India and Nassau, Bahamas, Asia, as well as Centers along the West Coast USA, including her birth country, Vietnam. She is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda. She was nominated by her teacher as Goraknath acharya (spiritual teacher, one of the holders of the lineage) in 1989. Swami Sitaramananda will be joined by Swami Padmapadananda, Swami Pranavananda, Kailas Chaitanya, and Mahadevi.
6am: Satsang: silent meditation, singing, chanting and lecture or silent walk
8am: Yoga Asana and Pranayama class
10am: Organic, vegetarian brunch
11am: Karma Yoga (selfless service around the ashram)
12pm: Bhagavad Gita/Kirtan class
1pm: Free Time
2pm: Main Lecture (Vedantic Philosophy/Anatomy)
4pm: Yoga Asana and Pranayama class (emphasis on how to teach)
6pm: Organic, vegetarian dinner
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