advanced yoga teacher training

This is a Sad­hana and an Education/Teacher Train­ing for Yoga teach­ers and expe­ri­enced stu­dents that want an in-depth explo­ration, edu­ca­tion and per­son­al growth in the tra­di­tions of Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is the gen­er­al term applied to any prac­tices of Yoga that involve Asanas, Pranaya­ma (breath­work), Med­i­ta­tion, Kriyas (inner cleans­ing), Mudras, Devo­tion and the under­ly­ing Philoso­phies for approach­ing an inner and
out­er life. 

The Svarū­pa Advanced Yoga Teacher Train­ing gives stu­dents a Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram in prac­tices of the Mod­ern and Ancient Hatha Tradition.

Asana is pre­sent­ed in dynam­ic form but with a deep­er under­stand­ing of align­ment, mod­ifi­ca­tions and adjust­ments. One can expect to see growth in all the prac­tices of Yoga but also to learn the deep­er sub­tle aspects of the prac­tice. How to make it more com­plex and advanced is only one aspect. Allow­ing the work to be sim­ple but to move into deep­er lay­ers of the con­scious is another.

Ther­a­peu­tic Asana, Pranaya­ma, Breath­work, Yoga Nidra/Prana Vidya and Med­i­ta­tion sup­port this Train­ing.
The con­tent of the course, final assess­ment and cer­tifi­ca­tion gives stu­dents a chance to take a deep
Sad­hana over the length of the course, to have a sang­ha (a group of ded­i­cat­ed stu­dents work­ing togeth­er)
and to improve in teach­ing and facil­i­ta­tion skills, plan­ning and hold­ing space in group and 1 – 1 settings.

The con­tent of this Train­ing covers:

  • Lev­el One + Lev­el Two Syl­labus of Asana (Dynam­ic Asana and Restora­tive Asana)
  • Foun­da­tion and Lev­el 2 Pranaya­mas and Kriyas
  • Inner work of Yoga Nidra/Prana Vidya & Meditation
  • Con­tin­u­ing stud­ies in Subtle/Energetic Body 
  • How to evolve Sequenc­ing of Asana, Pranaya­ma for teach­ers and self-practice
  • Key sup­port as a teacher/facilitator
  • Work­ing with chal­lenges and spe­cial conditions
  • Evolved stud­ies in Ayurveda
  • Anato­my and sim­ple Ther­a­peu­tic appli­ca­tions Yoga Asana
  • Mantra and Devo­tion­al Practice
  • Evolv­ing the Teach­ing Methodologies
  • Yoga Phi­los­o­phy — explor­ing phi­los­o­phy across the ages and wis­dom tra­di­tions


Stephen Thomas

Asana, Pranaya­ma, Med­i­ta­tion, Philosophy

Céline Ryf

Asana, Mantra, Phi­los­o­phy

Chris Eggenschwiler

Anato­my, Asana

Brigi Thomas-Moog

Ayurve­da, Asana, Restora­tive Asanas


Mod­ule One
 — Open­ing Week­end, Sept. 21/22 Full Days (includes open­ing cer­e­mo­ny)

Mod­ule Two
 — 3.5 day Mod­ule, Oct. 31 evening — Nov 1 – 3 Full Days

Mod­ule Three - 3.5 day Mod­ule, Jan 16 evening — Jan 17 – 19, 2025 Full Days

Mod­ule Four - 4 day East­er Immer­sion, April 18 – 21, 2025 Full Days

Mod­ule Five - 4 day Pfin­g­sten Immer­sion, June 6 — 9, 2025 Full Days

Mod­ule Six - 5 day Sum­mer Retreat, — Aug 27 — Aug 31, 2025 Full Days

The cours­es take place at Svarū­pa Yoga in Berne (Switzer­land) — except Sum­mer Retreat

Addi­tion­al Mod­ule (Option­al)
March 17 – 23, 2025
This is an impor­tant week of learn­ing Ayurvedic prin­ci­ples, doing a week of cleans­ing (guid­ed with a Man­u­al) morn­ing pranaya­ma & med­i­ta­tions which you can join in the stu­dio, live on ZOOM from your home, or record­ed at your con­ve­nience. You can cus­tomize this week to suit your sched­ule, your dosha and your lifestyle. High­ly useful.

Additional Notes

a) Full days begin­ning at 8.30 and fin­ish­ing at approx.17.30
Some option­al evening pro­grams are also offered, music/satsang/gatherings

b) spe­cial access** Stu­dents of the ATT have full access to the Thurs­day morn­ing prac­tices (Live or record­ed) through­out the entire year of the course begin­ning Sept 26, 2024. This rep­re­sents an excel­lent way to stay con­nect­ed to the deep prac­tice of Pranaya­ma, Kriya, Cleans­ings, and focused themed Asana as well as a guid­ed Spring Cleanse taught from an Ayurvedic per­spec­tive. (the cleanse can be done live or record­ed).

c) Study between mod­ules will be record­ed read­ing and video mate­r­i­al that stu­dents can work through at their own pace.

d) Stu­dents are expect­ed to attend the full course in order to grad­u­ate. An allowance of max­i­mum 15 hours absence is per­mit­ted.

e) Stu­dents are expect­ed to main­tain reg­u­lar prac­tice through­out the course, and it is rec­om­mend­ed to attend pub­lic class­es of the fac­ul­ty when pos­si­ble. Stu­dents enrolled in the TT are offered a 20% dis­count off Svaru­pa Abo’s dur­ing the time of the course.

f) The course will be taught in Eng­lish and Ger­man. Rea­son­able flu­en­cy in both lan­guages is required. Course sub­mis­sions can be writ­ten in Ger­man or English.

Fees, Application & Further Questions