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Tyoga Kurukulam

The Citter Lineage is considered to be the oldest surviving spiritual lineage of Ancient India flourishing from the

Pre Vedic Era. We are a Citter  Learning , Teaching & Practicing Centre  to propagate the teachings of the Ancient Tamil Citters.

Our Story

We offer these Citter teachings of 'YOGAM,' the very root of ancient yogic teachings.


Our work is to spread these teachings for a lifestyle of total human wellbeing for all, in the world.

Tyoga, has been established to revive the traditional ancient yogic practices and teachings given by Citter Tirumular and is a center of Tamil Citter Traditions and its Teachings. We keep alive this intangible heritage through youthful interest, classes, studies, and special programmes. The kurukulam has the backing of such traditional masters who are dedicated totally to these practices and teachings. We have some of the last living exponents, elders and resource people who deliver today these great ancient teachings. Our work also documents their skills and techniques while exposing select youth who are in training with us to be the next generation of teachers and masters to have the ability to continue this tradition of this ancient knowledge and practices. This Centre will evolve a lifestyle for youth and offering new possibilities to them opening their minds out and in keeping with the vision of the importance of ‘human birth.’

Tyoga is also a spiritual community that continues to provide experiences in spiritual practices and encouraging a lifestyle that meets the purpose of life for each and every one.

One should organise one’s life not according to outer and artificial rules, but according to an organised inner consciousness, for if one lets life go on without subjecting it to the control of the higher consciousness, it becomes fickle and inexpressive. It is to waste one’s time in the sense that matter remains without any conscious utilisation.

Join Us

Join us and get to know us and our work. Experience the Gateway to Tirumular’s Civa Yoga.


Our method is in the tradition of the Citters. It allows  YOU to be aware of what Tirumular’s Yogam is about and preparing YOU level by level for you to LEARN and PRACTICE then to EXPERIENCE and to finally DISCOVER for YOURSELF this rich knowledge and expertise that will be your guiding force in your life.

We are based out of Chidambaram, in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Why Citambaram

Tirumular Yoga has given to us the rich essence of a yoga practice for developing ourselves. This development goes to the total success of yourself. Tirumular’s Yoga teaching is a practical system for developing the entire personality; its benefits include good health, happiness, professional success, and peace of mind. It brings you into a holistic approach to a yoga practice that’s from the very source. Here you begin the process to have an opportunity to your intuition, awaken your life energy, and enhance your personal aura.

The spiritual secrets of Citambaram temple lie hidden in the mists of time, the heart of Citambaram! ‘Cit’ means consciousness and Ambaram in Tamil signifies ‘Expansion.’ The name unifies two aspects of the doctrine, meaning both ‘Expansion of Consciousness,’ as well as the place of the ‘Ether of Consciousness.’ The world is the embodiment of the ‘Virat Purusha,’ the colossal human form. Chidambaram is the center of this form, the place of the heart, where Siva performs the Cosmic Dance. The Temple of Consciousness refers to the quality of wisdom which pervades the atmosphere, bestowed upon the worshippers by the Dance of the Lord. His boon is the experience of the Cosmic Dance.

Tyoga has set its roots in this atmosphere.

Many great saints and rishis through time have come to Chidambaram and some of them have their Samadhi here.

Chidambaram is also the place of ‘Samadi’ of Citter Tirumular. 

Citter Journey

The teachings of Citter Yogam is a Spiritual Journey. It cannot be anything else. It is not a sport, nor a competition nor even a university education. It is a individual journey!

How comfortably you travel through life depends on how deeply you have grasped your body and your mind. For the journey to be comfortable, the vehicle has to be good, and you must understand the vehicle – how it behaves, what it does, and why it does what it does.

The whole system of Civa Yogam is about experientially exploring the nature of your body and your mind. Because the biggest problem in your life is, you are trying to live here without having a grasp of the two basic vehicles without which you cannot go through this life – the physical body and the mind!

When you are into the Citterr Journey, you explore the nature of your body and your mind. If you move your fingers in a certain way, your mind will function accordingly. Everything that you do with your body does something with your mind. What happens to your little finger happens to the brain. What happens to the brain happens to the little finger. It works both ways. The brain is not a separate entity by itself.

You will not come to this understanding by reading a book or watching a DVD. It will come to you only by exploration. If you close your eyes and try to forcefully remove something from your mind, you will never be successful.

This is the most basic and at the same time the most important realization that everyone needs to come to. Without this realization, you will make a complete mess out of yourself. Even if you have chosen to be ignorant because you think it is blissful, to walk through this world, you must have a grasp of this body and this mind. Otherwise, doing anything is a problem.

But if you want to understand how it works, what the mechanism and the process are, it takes a lot of effort and time. To make it work does not take much. But if you want to know the whole intricacy of what makes it happen, why it happens the way it happens, why a particular practice has a particular effect, then it is a lifetime of study and practice.

For those who want to benefit from this great ancient science should simply learn to use it. For those who want to know the basis and the science behind the practice and lifestyle, it is a lifetime of work.

Tirumular stresses unequivocally that love is god (anbe civam); he also declares the oneness of humankind and emphasizes the importance of knowledge.

 “The ignorant state that love and Siva (The Godhead) are two different entities

They do not know that it is love that becomes Siva

Once they realize that it is love that becomes Siva

They will themselves rest in Siva who becomes nothing other than love.”

Aum Nama Civaya 

Anbe Civam

Join Our CYCTPC 3 Year Residential Programme

Here is an opportunity to journey in the Citter Tradition, learning the Citter System to become a Master and a Therapist as a duel system of learning, lifestyle and a profession which can take you to the four corners of the world to practice for yourself, teach others and provide therapy with other doctors, hospitals, clinics by providing nature based therapies, treatments and care.

This is a 3 year journey of experiences, practices, discoveries to ground oneself in a system of training, skilling, living and experiencing all by yourself for your self development as an individual that give you purpose.

The programme is designed for a maximum of 25 students each year and not more.

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