Teachers’ Training Course Online Testimonials

Throughout the lockdown, it has been a joy to practice and share the authentic yoga teachings online and to remain connected. Participants of the online Sivananda yoga classes, courses and group meditations commented how much the virtual teachings shared comfort and supported them in tuning to inner peace in the midst of isolation.

“Peace is your birth right. Peace is in front of you, behind you, to the right, to the left, above and below. Peace is the only living reality. Lead a simple life. Practise meditation daily and establish peace in your own heart.  Be still. Be in tune with the divine will. Get deep down into the innermost recesses of your heart and plunge in the ocean of peace. Then radiate it to your neighbours and all who come in contact with you. Disseminate it far and wide.” Swami Sivananda from his book World Peace

The encouraging response to the online teachings inspired us to offer a Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course Online (TTCOL). In May and June, TTCOL’s took place in English, French, German and Spanish with participants joining from all over the world. The training is based on the classical TTC curriculum accompanied by an hour of daily individual coaching and will be complemented by an extra training module that will be offered directly in an Ashram environment.

Personal experiences

We share below the experiences of three participants of the French, German and Spanish online TTC’s:
” This experience was magical. I followed the course from Canada where I live since two years now. These four weeks of training have taught me so much, both on the theoretical as well as on the practical level. I felt so good and connected with myself during these four weeks, it really is an experience to live in order to understand it!

The positive energies and vibrations of the Ashram have settled at home. This is magical because I was able to turn a small corner of my apartment into a small spiritual centre filled with beautiful, positive energies.

I would like to thank all the teachers at the Ashram who taught both the theoretical as well as the practical classes of an exceptional quality. We could feel that the teachings were pure and sincere and always shared with great care. I felt very connected to this great spiritual family that we formed together, students and teachers. I want to give special thanks to my tutor who guided me every day during those four weeks of training. These moments of exchange have been very beneficial for me, they were shared with much sincerity and kindness.

I have developed deep friendships and felt a very beautiful energy and connection throughout the group of students.

Swami Vishnudevananda said, “I created this training to give the opportunity to those who wish to develop their potential and dormant strength, and to build a better world”. I will do everything I can to share in return this “better world”, this pure and intense light of
yoga, like the teachers have done with us. I would like to end with a big thank you for this unique and humanly rich experience.”
Flora, French TTCOL May 2020

“I am very grateful to be at a time when my circumstances have allowed me to be part of the TTC online course. It is an enriching experience that I have lived with curiosity, enthusiasm and discipline. I hope that more people can live it as I did, without prejudice, worry or anxiety. For me it has been a mirror, a challenge, and a starting point of a living path to be explored. I sincerely hope that more and more people can get to experience this TTC online course.”
Chanyu, Spanish TTCOL June 2020

“Being able to complete the Sivananda Yoga Teachers‘ Training Course from my home is part of the most valuable experiences I made. The contents were packed with purpose, truth and warmth and event through the screen left a deep impression in the heart. During these 4 weeks this warmth transformed my home into a shining and spiritual environment which profoundly supported my lifestyle, being in peace and harmony. The daily contact with the Sivananda staff and also with the other centers transcending the continent, not only made me feel that I am part of it but also helped me to see, feel and manifest the unity. I thank each one of you from my heart for your effort and the passing on of these wonderful teachings, which you share with the world with all the possible means and such an inspiring devotion. I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon in person.”
Adelina, German TTCOL May 2020