International Yoga Teachers' Training Course

Away from city life, away from traffic and driving, tv, newspapers and computers, away from daily stresses and strains – a welcome break, to take care of yourself – not too short, and not too long.

Fresh air, simple and light food, quiet, peaceful pristine surroundings.

One month of solitude and communion with yourself.

In the company of great teachers, wonderful people like yourself, seekers from all over the world.

Systematic and valuable education and learning about life.

Training, practice and teaching of yoga.

Improvement in health and well-being.

Better fitness – strength, toning, flexibility, stamina, agility and ability.

Relief and reduction of lifestyle related disorders like excess weight, blood pressure, diabetes, joint pain, sleeplessness, anger, anxiety, stress and back pain.

A chance to live in a traditional Indian gurukula system, building discipline, inner confidence, focus and inner resilience and strength.

An economical and refreshing holiday – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

An Internationally recognised certification to teach yoga.

Yoga is a vast science. The practice of asanas, or postures, is the most commonly understood, but only one aspect of yoga.


This course is open to all students who wish to deepen their knowledge and application of some of the highest teachings of yoga. Participants do not need to be yoga teachers. Mastery of any yoga practice is not necessary. 
only your sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal growth.


Participants come from all over the world.

Only one thing is common – a deep desire to learn, a love for yoga, a wish to connect with oneself, to improve one’s health, well being, life and destiny, a search for one’s self.

Some have practiced yoga for many years, some have no experience at all, all start the course and finish it as one.

No experience of Indian culture, of food and tradition, of Hinduism, of Indian languages, or of yoga is necessary. Anyone from any background can participate.

Both men and women benefit equally, and there is no upper age limit.

Please note:

Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon is dedicated to creating a more conscious and compassionate world. We accomplish that mission by creating a safe and sacred environment.  We promote spirituality, ethical behaviour, respect, trust, loyalty, and commitment. As such, we have a responsibility to maintain the safe and sacred space for deeper inner work, in accordance with the teaching of H.H. Swami Sivananda and our teacher and Guru Swami Vishnudevananda.
We have found that the below agreements allow us to maintain a high-energy space for learning and contemplation which makes it possible for participants to take away the most from the TTC experience:

  • The student's behavior and attitude, both in private and public should respect that of Indian culture and should enhance the spiritual atmosphere of the Ashram.

  • Strict observance of the Ashram Dress Code and standards of conduct should be maintained at all times.

  • No smoking, alcohol, non-prescription drugs, eating meat, fish, eggs, garlic and onions are allowed in the ashram.

  • Maintain an environment that encourages mutual respect, promotes civil and congenial relationships and is free from all forms of harassment and violence.

  • Promote an atmosphere where everyone can discuss their differences and exchange ideas openly, honestly and respectfully.

  • Assure the security of Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon confidential/proprietary material and equipment by those with access to it.

  • Noise or loud speaking after 10:00 pm is not permitted.

  • Photography and video filming is not allowed during sadhana (spiritual practice) times. Exceptions will be announced by the director for special occasions.

  • Attendance and full participation in the daily scheduled classes and satsangs are mandatory.

  • Karma Yoga is an integral part of the course. It is a very practical approach for the student to help eliminate egoistic and selfish tendencies. At least one hour of Karma Yoga is required for each student every day.

  • If you are applying for an Indian concessional rate please note you will be asked to provide evidence of Indian residency.  Please note that if you are;

  • an Indian resident studying or working abroad or

  • a Non-Resident of Indian origin (NRI)

Before submitting your registration, please read the agreements carefully and see if you can commit to them for the duration of the course. If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact us.

© Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon 2004 

Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon (SYCG) is a RYS 200 and a RYS 300 Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance®, USA. (

The International Yoga Teacher Training Courses conducted by Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon qualifies candidates to apply to the Yoga Alliance, USA for a RYT 200 hours and a RYT 500 hours status respectively.

Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon conducts its yoga classes, retreats and teacher training courses independentlyand is not affiliated to any yoga organization, in India or anywhere in the world.

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