How To Get The Most From This Course

Dear Yogi,

Welcome to the Siva Yoga Online Teacher Training.

I am excited that you have made the decision to pursue more knowledge about yoga. Whether you would like to become a yoga teacher or simply learn how yoga can improve your health and well-being, Siva Yoga offers a unique and eclectic Online Yoga Teacher Training Program.

You are about to embark on an exciting adventure. This transformational journey will take you deep into the science of yoga. What you will learn will be powerful information you can use now to change your life. We will divide up the course so that there is 1) information, 2) assignments to integrate and deepen the information you were given, 3) scripts to help you begin learning the "Art of Teaching", and 4) a 15 min yoga class.

I will include audio and/or video along with the written information.

We will cover:

Yoga Poses and Styles

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology of the East and West

Yoga Philosophy

How Yoga Can Rewire Your Nervous System and Brain

How Yoga Connects The Mind and The Body

Yoga Diet

Ayurveda: The Science of Life

The Power of a Daily Yoga Practice

Learning The Art of Sequencing a Class

Simple Meditation Techniques

Yoga Business Concepts

How to Offer a Private Yoga Session, Yoga Workshop, and Yoga Retreat

Taking Yoga Off The Mat and Into Your Life

Come with no expectations!  Come with an open mind and an open heart and you will receive more than you ever thought you would. Make sure you have a support system in place. Yoga Teacher Training is physically and mentally challenging and a lot of fun.


Adrian Tartler, DC, E-RYT 200

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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


atha yoganusasanam

Here begins the authoritative instruction on Yoga.


The first sutra introduces the subject matter, as the oral tradition requires. In the convention of ancient Sanskrit literature, the first word, atha, carries the connotation of a prayer, both for an auspicious beginning and a successful conclusion to the work that follows. 

Patanjali indicates that while the subject matter is of ancient origin and he is not the originator, he has studied it to an appropriate depth under his own teacher and is now competent to share his understanding with his disciples. His style will be in a manner suitable for them to transmit it in turn directly to their disciples through the traditional oral methods.

“Mere philosophy will not satisfy us. We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone. Without practice, nothing can be achieved.”

  • Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Required Reading

Journey In To Power – Baron Baptiste

The Heart of Yoga – T.K.V. Desikachar

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse (any translation)

Recommended Reading


Yoga Anatomy Edition II – Leslie Kaminoff


Yoga and Ayurveda - Dr David Frawley

Ayurveda - Dr. Vasant Lad

3 Season Diet - Dr John Douillard

Breathing Exercises- Pranayama

The Power of Breath - Swami Satchidananda

Yoga Business

A Profitable Business - L. Burke Files

Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga - Marilyn Barnett

Astanga Yoga

The Language of Yoga - Nicolai Bachman

Astanga Yoga: The Practice Series - David Swenson

Yoga Practice Mind-Body-Flow

Yoga Strala - Tara Siles

Awakening The Spine – Vanda Scaravelli

Restorative Yoga

Relax and Renew - Dr Judith Laster 


Yoga Journey Into Your Life

Body Thrive - Cate Stillman

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz




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