Special Programs & Events

with Srinivasan, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Paramananda, Swami Satyapremananda, Krishnapriya and Shyam
at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, Catskill Mountains, NY
Thursday July 5-Thursday August 2

The Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course to deepen their spiritual practice and their study of hatha yoga, vedanta philosophy, raja yoga, anatomy and Sanskrit.

During this intensive course the student experiences the purifying and transformative power of a four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices. This unique and informative training will help you dive deeper into the path of meditation, focusing on the more subtle aspects of yoga. The course is taught by senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda and is considered to be the next step after the 200-hour Yoga Teachers’ Training Course. It fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certification.

For more information, go to ATTC

Sunday August 5, 7-8:30pm
(We will resume our regular weekly satsang in the fall)

Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual atmosphere which allows a deeper experience of meditation. In satsang, people of different levels practice together – from newcomers to experienced yoga teachers.

Satsang, which means “association with the wise,” is a key element of the practice of yoga. It consists of 30 minutes of silent meditation, 30 minutes of meditative chanting of mantras and kirtan and an easy-to-follow reading and/or talk on yoga philosophy or psychology. The steady, joyful practice of satsang tangibly builds the energy at the yoga center.

Our chant book reflects the inclusiveness of the Sivananda lineage, with a section of chants for each of the main yogic deities, as well as chants in English and Hebrew. Many of the Sanskrit chants are followed by translations. Our Daily Chants (Jaya Ganesha) and a few bhajans are usually accompanied by harmonium and simple percussion.

We recite Swami Sivananda’s Universal Prayer and conclude satsang with arati, an offering and receiving of Divine Light. We also share prasad, a sweet offering.

Beginners and members of all traditions welcome. This is a free event although donations are gratefully accepted. Please arrive at least five minutes early.

“As Satsang is the only safe boat to take you to the other shore of Bliss or Moksha [liberation], you should all try as best as is in your power, never to miss it.” – Swami Sivananda

YOGA AND RELATIONSHIPS with Mohini and Shyam
Saturday August 11, 2-4pm

Discover how the classical teachings of yoga can help us to sustain rich, loving relationships with other people, with the natural world and with the Divine. Explore the yogic keys to a deep and fulfilling partnership, a life of companionship based on love rather than romance or need.

Shyam and Mohini are the co-directors of the Yoga Warehouse, which they founded in 1998. They regularly teach special courses at Sivananda ashrams and have helped to train and certify hundreds of yoga teachers in classical hatha yoga as instructors in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

$25. Space limited. Advance registration required. To register or for more information please call 954-525-7726 or email us at yogis@yogawarehouse.org.


The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers make up the largest yoga organization of its kind in the world, with more than 40 years of experience in teaching this course, which was the first yoga teachers training course in the West. The four-week residential course, founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, offers a profound personal experience and the opportunity to increase strength and flexibility, develop greater spiritual awareness, improve your power of concentration, and enhance your self-esteem and self-discipline. Mastery of any yoga practice is not necessary, only your sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal growth.

Upcoming TTCs at Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas:
July 5 — August 1
November 4 — December 1
December 4 — 31 (with Shyam and Mohini)

Upcoming TTC in the Catskill Mountains of New York:
August 2 — August 30

For information on the curriculum, schedule, accommodations, rates and for more dates for Sivananda teacher training courses all over the world (including California, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, England, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, India, Thailand, Vietnam and China), go to www.sivananda.org.