You have successfully signed up for our newsletter!

Sorry, we have no availability on our site for this listing in the coming period.

Don't miss our special promotions, exclusive offers, new destinations and inspirational stories!

China Yoga Teacher Training

This 4-week course, which offers a profound personal experience, will allow you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others. The spiritual essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practice and inspirational lessons. Among the many benefits that students report are greater spiritual awareness, a sense of connection with the divine, a new-found sense of self-discipline, enhanced self-esteem, improved power of concentration, increased strength and flexibility.


  • Daily meditation
  • Chanting and lecture
  • Daily yoga asana classes
  • Lessons on how to teach yoga
  • Yoga main philosophy lecture
  • 200-hour ISYVC certification
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin), Russian, English
Hide all


You will be accommodated in Qian Yuan Taoist-Buddhist Temple, newly built to a high standard geared to international visitors. The views from the mountain are spectacular. The temple complex is surrounded by bamboo forest and many ancient trees, along with natural springs, waterfalls and limestone caves with many ancient sculptures and statues.

Sivananda Yoga China Yoga Teacher Training Program


05:30 Wake Up

06:00 - 7:30 Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

08:00 - 10:00 Yoga asana and Pranayama class

10:00 - 10:45 Vegetarian brunch

10:45 - 11:45 Karma yoga (selfless service)

12:00 - 13:00 Kirtan or Bhagavad gita class

14:00 - 16:00 Main philosophy lecture

16:00 - 18:00 How to teach yoga class

18:00 - 18:45 Vegetarian dinner

18:45 - 19:45 Free time for homework completion

20:00 - 21:45 Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

1 day a week will be free, but satsang still must be attended


Satsang means literally "company of the wise," or a meeting of like-minded people gathered for spiritual practice. No previous knowledge or experience of yoga is required, and everyone is invited to participate. Each session includes 30 minutes of silent meditation, beginning with guided instruction, 30 minutes of devotional chanting, and a short lecture or reading on yoga philosophy.

Karma yoga

The Sivananda Yoga Center is an all-volunteer organization and non-profit corporation and is run purely in the spirit of Karma yoga (selfless service). All teachers and staff members are volunteers, and the center functions only with the help of many individuals who are inspired by this yoga teaching. You are always welcome to join as a "karma yogi."


A teaching certificate from the ISYVC is awarded upon successful completion of this immersion course. The ISYVC has trained over 35,000 yoga teachers to date since 1969. The curriculum includes asanas, pranayama, meditation, Vedanta philosophy, anatomy / physiology, Bhagavad gita, mantra and kriyas.


Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga theory, The Astral Body

The nadis (energy channels) and chakras (energy centers)

Yoga asanas, the sun salutation and the 12 basic yoga postures

Advanced variations

Effects of asanas on the physical and astral body

Proper posture alignment

Deep relaxation, release of blocked energy

Pranayama Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breath)

Advanced pranayama exercises, kriyas


Meditation, twelve guidelines for meditation

Benefits of meditation

Mantras and mantra initiation (if requested)

Yoga philosophy and psychology

Techniques of meditation

Mechanics of the mind

Positive thinking techniques

Obstacles to meditation.

The Five Points of Yoga according to Swami Vishnu-devananda

Yoga philosophy

Psychology of the spiritual aspirant

Law of karma, Vedanta philosophy

4 classical yoga paths: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Raja yoga

8 limbs of yoga and Jnana yoga (vedanta philosophy and techniques of self-enquiry)

Teaching the sun salutation and the 12 basic postures

The Basic Class

Teaching beginners and intermediate students

Adapt teaching to special groups

Anatomy and Physiology

The effects of hatha yoga on major body systems

Yogic diet and nutrition

Ethical, health and spiritual reasons for vegetarianism

Bhagavad Gita study

Commentary of the Bhagavad Gita, which is the most read classical scripture. It gives universal teachings on how to do your duty and conduct yourself in the battlefield of life.


Positive emotional effects of chanting

Correct pronunciation and mental attitude

Mantra and sound healing

Practice of opening of the heart to the divine


This course will be held at the Qian Yuan Taoist-Buddhist Temple, an exceptional location near the city of Chengdu, China. The temple traces its history to 1940 years ago. It is famed in China for its secluded yet accessible location, and for the exceptional quality of its air, which is full of health and energy bringing negative ions. The quiet, seclusion and excellent air quality make this the perfect location for Yoga practice. Situated on the mountainside at an altitude of 5,500 ft.


Vegetarian meals will be served during the retreat. Meals are not included in the price.


  • To preserve the spiritual atmosphere of the ashram, no meat, fish, eggs, alcohol are allowed.

Things to do (optional)

Explore the surroundings

Relax in the ashram

See the stunning views

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda and the Bhagavad Gita with commentary by Swami Sivananda are available for purchase.

Yoga mats, meditation cushions, meditation shawls or blankets, toiletries, notebooks, pens, flashlights, alarm clocks and water bottles are available in the boutique.

What's included

  • 2 sets of uniform provided
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour certification
  • Hatha yoga theory lectures
  • Lessons included in the curriculum
  • Positive thinking techniques
  • Practice of opening the heart to the divine
  • Teachings about yogic diet and nutrition

What's not included

  • Meals and textbooks are not included in the package.

How to get there

Driving directions from Chengdu

Puzhao Temple is located about 65 kilometers west of the City Center of Chengdu.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Bus 102 Daguanzhen stop

Qingchengshan railway station

Puzhao temple reception

Arrival by airplane

  • The nearest airport is the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU). It is easiest to take a taxi from airport to get to the temple.

Arrival by bus/train

You can take a fast / normal train from the Chengdu railway station to Qingchengshan station. From there, you can take a taxi or take bus line 102 to get to the temple. The nearest coach bus station is the Dujiangyan bus station, where you can also take Bus line 102.

Arrival by taxi

The ride is about 1 hour and 45 minutes and the taxi fee is around the 200 RMB (about 32 USD). It is also possible to arrange a carpool. Please contact Sivananda Yoga China in advance.


  • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), 65 kilometers - 1 hour 45 minutes
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!