Hatha Yoga Sadhana Intensive - Sivananda Peetham

Hatha Yoga Sadhana Intensive - Sivananda Peetham

About Course

YTTC-4 Hatha Yoga Sadhana Intensive is a program devised by Swami Vishnudevananda (Swamiji called this : Sadhana Intensive ) based on his own hatha yoga sadhana in the Himalayas. Swami Vishnudevananda often said that six months of this intensive practice gave him the energy to carry out his mission of spreading the teachings of yoga in the West for next 40 years. 
This course used to be only for 2 weeks duration. Now this course gets extended to 4 weeks, first week is used to gradually reach into the intense practices, 2 weeks of intense practices will follow ( up to 9 hours of sadhana per day ) and the last week will make one stabilise the sadhana to go back to the daily life. 

This course is based on individual self-practice divided into two or three sessions per day. The emphasis is on intense and prolonged pranayama. Students work towards nine hours of hatha yoga per day which is balanced by the study of classical scriptures. The course demands a high level of self-discipline and students are guided according to individual needs. Students are expected to remain within the ashram premises throughout the course with no days off, no access to telephone or email and a strict sattvic diet ( free of salt, spice, tea and sugar...etc). The highly controlled environment is vital for this type of practice. Hatha Yoga Sadhana Intensive affords a unique opportunity to extend the limits of our capabilities, strengthen our stamina and develop self-confidence with long lasting effects.


  • Hatha Yoga Sadhana Intensive courses are open only to graduates of Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC-1) from SYVP and ISYVC.
  • This two-week course requires some preparation from the student. Interested students are advised to prepare by following a regular daily hatha yoga practice and a sattvic lifestyle. Sound physical and mental health is a pre-requisite

  • Explanation and practice of advanced pranayama, bandhas (locks) and mudras (seals).
  • Daily self-practice of asana.
  • Practice of shat kriyas (cleansing techniques).
  • Meditation and chanting.
  • Keeping a spiritual diary.
  • Study of classic yoga texts: Viveka Chudamani by Adi Sankaracharya, a standard text on Vedanta philosophy.
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama with commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda.
  • Srimad Bhagavatham, a classical text with many devotional stories for the practice of Bhakti yoga.

  • Practice of kriyas.
  • Morning and evening satsang with meditation and chanting.
  • Two or three practice sessions of asana and advanced pranayama incorporating bandhas and mudras.
  • Study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika / Viveka Chudamani / Srimad Bhagavatam.
  • Morning almond milk drink, brunch and dinner.
  • Participation in the entire daily schedule is mandatory.
  • The course director may change the schedule according to the need of the students.


Swami Govindananda: With 30 years experience teaching Yoga and Vedanta philosophy, graduating a few thousands of fledgling yoga teachers, Swami Govindananda Saraswathi is a gifted and charismatic teacher. Much loved by his students for his unique style and humour, Swami Govindananda is a rare jewel of integrity and truth, with hundreds of disciples throughout the world.

Swami Nivedanananda: Swamiji took formal training in Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in India undergoing the Yoga Teacher Training Course as well as the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course. During his stay in Sivananda Ashram, Neyyar dam, India Swamiji taught many hatha yoga classes and Veda chanting. After leaving the Sivananda Ashrams in 2011, Swamiji – another co-founder of SYVP - now a days is engaged in performing Tantric poojas and havans ( fire rituals ), teaching hatha yoga classes by travelling to different places as well as helping in the administration of Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham.

Options Cost
Single accommodation  INR 1,90,598
Twin sharing  INR 1,61,275

Course Accreditation & Hours


Date & Timings

03 - 30 May 2021




Sivananda Yoga Vidya Petham


Email: sivanandapeetham@gmail.com | Phone: +91 - 854 787 9642


Amboli, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra

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