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Advanced Teachers' Training Course (ATTC)

Ustka, Baltic Sea, Poland

1 – 30 September 2015

International guest speakers
Taught in English, Polish, Lithuanian, Russia

  • Four-week theoretical and practical training in all aspects of yoga composed of 437 training units of 45 minutes’ duration
  • International certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre organization (ISYVC) is awarded on successful completion of the course. The diploma is entitled "Yoga Acharya" and recognised by Yoga Alliance for the 500 hours Registered Yoga School Standards
  • This course was established in the early 1970s by Swami Vishnudevananda as the first advanced yoga teachers’ training course taught to Western students and now has over 3,800 graduates.


The Advanced Teachers’ Training Course allows graduates of the Sivananda Teachers’ Training Course to deepen their spiritual knowledge over four weeks of intensive yoga practice and study of Vedanta philosophy. Individual guidance and yogic self-discipline are major components of the course.


Asanas, Pranayama, Vedanta, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Sanskrit, anatomy and physiology, Kirtan and nutrition.
Details of curriculum >>

Daily schedule

Daily: two meditation sessions, one pranayama class, two yoga classes, two lectures, one hour of service to the ashram community. Students are given one lecture-free day a week. Attendance of the entire ATTC daily schedule is mandatory.
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Course Books

  • Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnudevananda, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda, Three Rivers Press

Please note: These books are not included in the course fee. They can be purchased in the yoga boutique in Ustka, at the Sivananda Yoga Centres or via the online shop.


Täglich: Zwei Meditationseinheiten, eine Pranayama-Stunde, zwei Yogastunden, zwei Vorträge, eine Stunde selbstlose Mithilfe für die Ashram-Gemeinschaft. Ein Tag pro Woche ist vortragsfrei.
Es besteht Anwesenheitspflicht für den gesamten ATTC Tagesablauf.

Details zum Tagesablauf >>


The course will take place at the Centre for Education and Vacation “Lesnik”. It is located in the village of Orzechowo Morskie, 5 km east of Ustka and 115 km west of Gdansk on the beautiful dune coastline of the Baltic Sea. It comprises a very beautiful forest bordering the sea (150 metres from the beach). It is an oasis of peace and an ideal place for meditation.

Helpful reminders

Attendance at all programmes is mandatory. In order to maintain the proper atmosphere, no meat, fish, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, eggs, drugs or revealing clothing is allowed. Not abiding by these rules may lead to dismissal from the course. The meals offered are lacto-vegetarian. We cannot cater to special dietary needs during the course.


Sivananda Yoga Zentrum Berlin
Schmiljanstr. 24
12161 Berlin

Tel. +49 (0)30 85 99 97 98
Fax +49 (0)30 85 99 97 97
E-mail: polandregistration(at)sivananda.net

Hotel Lesnik, Ustka, Poland

Beautiful Baltic Sea coast

Lecture with Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya for Europe

Yoga teacher training students

Students practising how to teach headstand

Gathering for the lecture

Asana class in the main yoga hall

Class outdoors
Triangle variation
Triangle variation

Leisure time on the beach

Silent walk
Baltic Sea dunes
Baltic Sea dunes
Meditation on the beach
Meditation on the beach

Cooking workshop

Sunset over the Baltic Sea
TTC graduates photo
TTC graduates photo
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