This SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education by SivaOm School of Yoga is designed for those who seek soul enlightenment and deep wisdom.
When we speak of Yoga within the spiritual sense, this cosmic science is as old as the universe and encaptures the very essence of the universe itself. This system of yoga which has come to be referred to as SivaOm Yoga allows us to harmoniously unite the internal shiv and shakti and having achieved this divine union we proceed towards the ultimate goal of our human existence, to merge the jivatma back to the Brahman, to become enlightened, to get liberated and to understand that You are also Shiv.
The first aim of SivaOm Yoga Education is to get you deep into your yogic sadhana, to make you live yoga, as yoga is not something you do for a few hours on a mat, but this is a darshan to the aatma, a way of life. When you do this with full heart and awareness, no power on earth can stop you from achieving yoga, when you are committed to yoga, you are also showing commitment to yourself which is simply reflected through your study and sadhana. Please remember that only a good student becomes a great teacher and only a great teacher can shine light in the darkness of others. The first person you help is not someone around you, but it is yourself and you do that by learning how to achieve yoga yourself and then sharing this ancient yogic wisdom with others once you have achieved that.
We do not think of a student as a client unlike in those conventional teacher training programs that limit the learning experience to a fixed number of hours or days, the teacher training which don’t even give the essence of yoga because they are afraid of losing clients and speaking the truth about it, not to mention it is a broken system that was modified by an American registry system to make as much money as possible. We believe that yoga is a lifelong commitment and a profound journey of self-discovery and this will need lots of determination, focus, and patience. We are deeply committed to preserving the true essence of yoga and rejecting the cultural appropriation that has diluted its teachings. Morally speaking we don’t want to give you a skeleton of yoga in the name of yoga and don’t want people to become a gymnast or an acrobat, we want you to become a Yogi and a Guru and if you are reading this, then might I say it is your Karma that has brought you here and it is your destiny to become one.
Having said that, at hand, we were at the task of developing a system that allowed the students not just to learn the theory of yoga but also to practice and experience yoga with its soul intact. Complete Teachings of the system of SivaOm Yoga have been divided into 7 Levels inspired by the 7 Chakras. This specific SivaOm Yoga Education series is for those who want to pursue this course to either become a yoga instructor or go deeper into the teachings of yoga and includes Levels 4 & 5 out of the 7 levels.
SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education LEVEL 4 (Yoga Teacher)
To enter this level, you are required to complete Level 3. You are no longer someone who just instructs the basic group lessons, but are well on your way towards becoming a teacher of yoga. You are given yogic wisdom through all-day seminars conducted by the guru and then mentored by their allocated mentors outside the education hours. The student must attend both practical and theoretical seminars regularly with attendance of 75% being compulsory. In addition, at this level, you are required to submit regular homework besides the seminar hours. Don’t worry, your guru along with your allocated master teacher will be with you at each step of this process. Upon successfully completing the course, and passing the exams (theoretical and practical), you shall be awarded a SivaOm Yoga Teacher Yoga Education with SIVA OM School of Yoga Certificate (registered with the Govt. Of India). The following subjects will be covered at this level.
Given below Is A Road Map Towards The Yoga Tree As Per Ancient Vedic And Yogic Siddhanta In Brief and is also the course structure recommended by the Government Of India. A Detailed And Elaborate Understanding Is Provided During SivaOm Yoga Instructor Yoga Education.
The SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education shall be covered in-depth with a focus on the following subjects
History of Yoga
The practice of Yoga is believed to have started at the very dawn of civilization. The science of yoga has its origin thousands of years ago. Scientifically speaking historical evidence of the existence of Yoga was seen from even times before human history was recorded, and thereafter till Patanjali’s period. A detailed study and research will be presented during this module.
How To become a Yogi
Swami Abhedananda explains the laws, principles, and methods of yoga practice, based on the teachings of Patanjali. Includes chapter. Was Christ a Yogi? This seminar is mainly about lectures given at the turn of the previous century. In his time, Swami Adhedananda would attract some 4000 people to his lectures in New York.
Studio Setting Teaching
We teach SivaOm Yoga which is a practice of yoga developed by Guruji Shri Siddhartha Shiv Khanna through the inspiration of Adi Guru Bhagwan Shiv. This practice includes a mystical union of the 4 main branches of yoga (raja – karma – jnan – bhakti) combined in its original teachings from Ancient India, into a single seminar of 90 minutes. A full application of this method among various other things will be taught so that you can teach yoga in any environment (studio/ workshop/retreat).
Mantra yoga is that branch of yoga where the science of sound vibration is used to achieve yoga. Mantras are used as tools for the wandering mind, steering it to an ambient poise for meditation. Repetition of mantras completely engages the mind, offering a means of getting closer to the divinity within. The chanting of mantras produces positive vibrations, bringing benefits to the one who chants as well as the one who listens. Various other important elements such as when, where, and how along with the rules and protocols of mantra yoga will be discussed.
The trick is to learn how to work in a way that doesn’t cause more misery. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline that allows one to carry out one’s duties as a service to the entire world, as a path to enlightenment. By working in the real world, and by giving up attachment to work, we can obtain spiritual liberation. We shall discuss the concept of Karma which are similar to those given in the Bhagavada-Gita, and single out Siddhartha as a primary example of this form of yoga. The main study is based on Karma In Its Effect On Character Chapter. The Secret of Work, what is the Duty of an individual. Relevance and Importance of Non-Attachment and The Main Ideal of Karma-Yoga.
Bhakti Yoga is a real genuine search for yoga with the universe. A search beginning, continuing, and ending in Love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love for God brings us eternal freedom. When a man gets it, he loves all, and hates none; he becomes satisfied forever. Bhakti yoga is a spiritual path described in ancient philosophy that is intended to foster love, faith, and surrender to the Supreme. It is a means to realize God and is the easiest way for the common person because it doesn’t involve extensive physical yogic practices. We shall discuss during this discourse the Definition of Bhakti, the philosophy of Isvar, spiritual realization, the aim of Bhakti-Yoga, and the need for a Guru. Along with that, we will elaborate on the qualifications of the aspirant and various other elements.
History of Mahabharat And Shrimad Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita, “The Song of the Lord”, is the best known of all the Indian scriptures. We will discuss Gita in its historical aspect and bring out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Each Chapter introductions give clear explanations of the key concepts of that chapter. The Bhagavad Gita opens dramatically on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. However, the Gita is not what it seems – it’s not a dialogue between two historical figures at the dawn of Indian history. “The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but Gita’s subject is the war within each of us, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage” to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling, and worthwhile.
Vigyan Bhairava Tantra
Vigyan Bhairava Tantra is one of yoga’s most important and key texts. It is an ancient text on yoga and meditation revealed by God centuries ago. It was written to show mankind how to reach a state of enlightenment. The Vigyan Bhairava Tantra contains a great deal of practical wisdom. It shows people how to overcome suffering and find peace and joy in their lives. It is the perfect guide to lead you towards enlightenment and liberation.
Special Needs Yoga Class – Sequencing – Sequencing of a lesson in a Studio Format and Special lessons for teenagers and children, pregnant ladies, and senior citizens, to teach in big corporates/companies and online teaching.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is an ancient text and is one of the earliest treatises on Hatha Yoga; all modern books are based on it. This book is intended as an aid for those who wish to learn the advanced practices of Hatha Yoga to advance their kundalini from a qualified guru. Many of the instructions given here have been purposely veiled by the original writers, others need elaboration and may require the guidance of a guru for correct understanding. Some of these practices are not for beginners and to violate this caution is to put the psyche at risk. Therefore we shall strictly follow these instructions and the guidance of your guru.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Patanjali’s yoga sutras, written almost 2700 years ago, is one of the most important and comprehensive texts on the theory and practice of yoga. From concentration, its spiritual uses and practice, to manifestation and the process of attaining liberation, the aphorisms state the path to self-realization. One of the key texts of classical yoga, we will dive deep into Patanjali’s yoga sutras and try to will learn this text through the method of studying in-depth commentary of each sutra. The concepts of Ida, Pingala, and the Sushumna are the central channel of energy running along the spine. Seven major chakras, and their correlation to states of consciousness, Yoga Nidra.
SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education LEVEL 5 (Yoga Master Teacher)
Having successfully completed Level 4, the yoga teacher aims to strive towards becoming a master teacher of yoga. In this role, you are supposed to apply what you have learned to students of Level 3. The SivaOm Yoga Master Teacher are expected to teach SivaOm Yoga group lessons every week and hold bi-weekly meetings with all community members and organize community events. At this level, there is direct contact and guidance with the guru on how to master the teachings of the yogic way of life and efficiently deliver it to their own students. You are also expected to conduct a workshop on one or more subjects of your linking to students outside the Sivaom Yoga Education system. We believe only after having gone through this level, a person has the necessary tools to teach yoga to anyone. In all honesty, with all my experience, I believe you have come a long way in your journey and should be proud of yourself, but It is still not enough, you are very close to achieving yoga and you must stride more, and walk with determination on the journey ahead towards becoming a guru of yogic wisdom.
The SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education is taught by Yoga Guru Shri Siddhartha Shiv Khanna from India (Founder of the SIVA OM Yoga School).
Yoga Guru Shri Siddhartha Shiv Khanna
Born in an influential, traditional, and modern Hindu family in New Delhi, I was introduced to meditation and chanting at a very young age along with the family household practice of Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of surrendering oneself to God) and Karma Yoga (Yoga of selfless acts of goodness towards everyone and everything). Having gone to one of the best private schools in the nation I also went on to pursue a degree in fashion retail and merchandise management after having spent 18 months in Australia after I turned 18.
The big change happened when I was invited to take part in a reality show called Big Switch in India. It was a struggle of a unique kind and I won the show. The biggest win was the changes it brought in me after my nonstop interaction with the kids from slums during the duration of the show. I went on to handle my father’s construction business and I also became the business head of a fashion label for a short bit after this.
All of that and much more at the age of 25, in a way I had it all, and yet happiness wasn’t a permanent state of existence. This made me think and realize that there have to be things beyond money, beyond fame, beyond power since none of this can keep me happy, there must be something that will keep me happy all the time.
A moment came after this which I had forever sought but it was unknown to me. We Hindus believe that by taking a bath in the meeting point of the 3 ancient rivers of India during the Brahma Muhurta (moment of creation) when Jupiter is in the 1st sign Aries and the Sun and the Earth’s moon are in the 10th sign Capricorn; or Jupiter in the 2nd sign Taurus and the Sun in Capricorn, a person gets Moksh (freedom from all suffering, freedom from the cycle of birth death and rebirth, freedom from the universal laws of space, time and karma).
That moment was perhaps my first real taste of yoga, it was a union of the body with the mind, the mind with the soul, and the souls with Shiv consciousness, and no words are sufficient enough to express that infinite bliss that I felt in every single breath and moment of existence. It was one was the “Holy Royal Snan of Mauni Amavasya during the Mahakumbh Mela”, this was the first time in my life I felt god inside of me and outside of me.
After, I studied and practiced Raja yoga (the yoga of the self) under the guidance of my Guru Ji from India Shri Yogi Anoop Ji. At this time I was doing only two things, practicing and studying, from 6 till 11 I would do asan practice, and then the rest of the day I would read scriptures and ask questions from my guruji. Gyan Yoga (Yoga of knowledge) was feeding my brain and Raja Yoga was feeding my body but much to my joy life was completely changing on physical, mental, and spiritual levels.
I became balanced, and stable and was closer than ever to self-realization and God-realization. Then my guruji felt the need for me to start teaching others. In my present day, I spend most of my time assisting seekers to find peace and reach the ultimate state of bliss. From time to time I’m busy expounding the ancient scriptures and viewpoints from my experiences to seekers so that they may achieve self-realization and God-realization and reach the ultimate goal of the soul of union with Shiv Consciousness.
The second big and perhaps the final step towards burying the old, this step was more intense in terms of what would happen. In Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, high in the upper Himalayas an epiphany happened (perhaps ill tell you the full story one day), this sealed my fate, it was divine intervention. I came back and renounced my work.
SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education Dates 2023 – 2024:
- Athens (non-residential) -> 14th October 2023 – 16th April 2024
|7:00 – 09:00||Theory + Mantra Chanting|
|9:00 – 09: 30||Break|
|09:30 – 11:00||Practical Lesson|
|11:00 – 12:00||Break|
|12:00 – 14:00||Theory + Mantra Chanting|
|14:00 – 14:30||Break|
|14:30 – 16:30||Theory|
|16:30 – 20:30||Break|
SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education Bookings:
Athens (non-residential) 14th October 2023 – 16th April 2024
The Coordinator for the SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education can be contacted at
The SivaOm Yoga Teacher Education includes:
* 500+ hours of lectures and practice.
* We provide all Study Materials.
* For those who miss any lessons, we can provide Recordings of the seminars.
* Examinations are included in the cost of the entire education.
* SIVA OM School of Yoga Certificate upon graduation (registered with the Govt. Of India).
* Accommodation and stay during the ongoing training (only during residential education).
* Breakfast, Mid-Day Snack, and Dinner (only during residential education, all meals are vegetarian).