Daily schedule and course rules
|5:30 am||Wake up|
|6:00 am||Meditation, mantra chanting and lecture|
|8:00 am||Asanas and pranayama|
|11:00 am||Karma Yoga (helping out with chores)|
|noon||Bhagavad Gita or Kirtan|
|2:00 pm||Main lecture in philosophy or anatomy|
|4:00 pm||Asanas and pranayama|
|8:00 pm||Meditation, mantra chanting and lecture|
|10:00 pm||Lights out|
There may be occasional changes to the daily schedule.
It is recommended that students learn the basic yoga postures and familiarise themselves with the principles of yoga philosophy before the course begins. To this end, TTC previews and prep weekends are offered regularly in the Sivananda Yoga Centres. TTC prep courses >>
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a
high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.
Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the ashram rules may be dismissed from the course. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals.