All of the instructors see teaching as an opportunity to perform selfless service and this lets their true passion for the teachings shine through. An experience not to be missed!
For years, pupils of Agama Yoga have asked for instruction in the subtleties of teaching our unique style of esoteric Yoga. These requests inspired our current Agama Teacher Training Course (ATTC), created to help share these genuine teachings of traditional Indian and Tibetan Yoga with a broader audience.
This is an intensive, 12-week Teacher Training course, designed by Agama Yoga founder and director Swami Vivekananda Saraswati and taught with assistance from his senior teachers.
Upon successful completion of this full-time program, graduates will not only be formally certified but also spiritually empowered to transmit these teachings in the lineage of Agama to students around the world. Our best graduates will have the opportunity to immediately start their teaching career, either directly at the headquarters on Koh Phangan (Thailand), or in one of our several branches worldwide.
Our goal through this intense and remarkable three-month course is to help our students become Yoga teachers with the aspiration and competence to bring these teachings to an ever widening scope of spiritual seekers worldwide.
The Agama Yoga Teacher Training Course is a member organization of two of the top Yoga registries in the world.
the TTC did not simply provide "training" or certification in teaching Yoga - rather it was a beautifully transformative and deepening experience; sharing, growth, inspiration and love were the names of the game!
Agama Yoga is registered with US-based Yoga Alliance. From its inception, Yoga Alliance sought to establish minimum standards for Yoga teachers worldwide and to embrace diversity, professionalism, and ethics in Yoga. The group holds very high standards among members, who must meet specified standards or theory and practical hours.
Additionally, Agama Yoga is registered with South America-based International Yoga Federation, a non-profit founded in 1987, whose members come from nearly every nation. IYF emphasizes the cultural traditions of Yoga, scholarship, and networking, aiming to lead the global Yoga community and provide resources to its members. Agama Yoga founder and director Swami Vivekananda sometimes speaks at the IYF annual conference.
Interest in the Agama TTC has grown tremendously over the past few years. To preserve the quality of the teachings, we now strictly limit each ATTC to 24 students only. Apply now for Jan-March 2013 or May-Aug 2013.
I had done two teacher training courses in India before I discovered Agama Yoga, but neither left me feeling able to teach once it ended. As I continued my travels across India, I came across Agama and was so impressed with its approach, I knew I wanted to become a teacher of this Yoga.
After the TTC, my first thought was: "OK, now where are my students?!" I finally felt like a Yoga teacher.
Unexpectedly, the intensity and depth of the teachings and practice in the Agama Teacher Training Course gave a new meaning and direction to my life.
The course also includes a series of extraordinary commentary by Swami Vivekananda on the essence of Karma Yoga and teaching as revealed in the Bhagavad Gita, in addition to other exclusive lectures. You will also meet and learn from a network of experienced teachers, who will convey their teaching expertise to you through personal interviews as well as daily guided Hatha Yoga classes. Daily teaching workshops (weeks 5-12 of the program), critiqued by your peers and facilitated by a senior Agama Yoga teacher, will help build your confidence and competence as a teacher.
The most lasting imprint on me has not been the structure or the design of the course. Rather, it has been the quality of the content which was given to the students, the character of those who transmitted these teachings, and the unwavering support I felt throughout the program.
The TTC offered those of us who participated in it a space to grow as teachers and as students. It offered us the opportunity to explore our spiritual aspiration and dedication. It provided us with the tools and technology to not only become Agama teachers, but also to be carried to the depths of our spiritual yearning.
Agama Yoga is a LIFE-CHANGING, holistic system of knowledge and practice. In the TTC, you receive the essence of it in the best possible structure and form. When you finish this fantastic intensive program, you are equipped to begin a life-long journey, since the knowledge you receive here has infinite applications in every practical field of your existence, with a dynamic of permanent evolution. So, just go for it!