Develop Your Personal Wellness Plan
The ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda gives us tools to maintain greater health, balance and inner peace. This program offers an opportunity to understand core teachings from these ancient sciences from one of the most authentic sources in the field, and apply them practically in your daily life.
Type of Event
- General Event
Dates: Tuesdays 10 am - 12.30 pm
Asana Functional Movement and the Spine: 1 March, 8 March, 15 March
Pranayama: Using the breath 22 March & 29 March
Mindfulness & Meditation: Yogasutra based 19 April, 26 April, & 3 May
Mantra Meditation: Sound in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation10 May, 17 May & 24 May
Ayurveda Dietetic: 31 May 2016
Asana Functional Movement and the Spine: $210
Pranayama: Using the breath $140
Mindfulness & Meditation: Yogasutra based $210
Mantra Meditation: Sound in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation $210
Ayurveda Dietetic: $80
This course is for
• Beginners interested in the essential skills of asana, pranayama, and meditation to establish a personalized practice.
• Yoga practitioners looking to enrich and deepen their learning on the foundations of classical yoga in a pragmatic framework.
• Yoga teachers interested in exposure to the traditional teachings of the “father of modern yoga,” the yogi Sri Krishnamacharya.
Asana: Functional Movement and the Spine
• Functional movement in asana
• Developing healthful movement patterns
• Connecting daily life with asana on the mat
• Structure of spine
• Developing good alignment in the spine
• Breath and the body-mind connection
• Key principles of a healthy locomotor system • Strength and stabilization
• Flexibility and mobilization
• Asymmetry and alignment in daily life
• Static vs dynamic practice
• Injury prevention in asana
• Core asana sequences
• Modifying asanas for personal needs
Pranayama: Using the Breath
• Simple herbal teas for health: how to make them and when to take them
• Practical suggestions for diet plans
• Essentials of pranayama: linking the breath and mind
• Concept of prana and yoga physiology
• Interoception and inner awareness
Mantra Meditation: Sound in Asana, Pranay- ama, And Meditation
• Sound as meditation: linking, breath, sound and mind
• Combining movement and breath effectively • Transitioning from asana to pranayama
• Traditional techniques of pranayama: ujjayi, nadishodhana etc
• Qualities of sound: shabda and bhava
• Mantra and mind: using universal mantras for meditation
• Important mantra chants with meanings
• Using sound in asana
• Using mantras in pranayama
• Guidance on using personal mantras for meditation
• Practicing safe and sensible pranayama • Introduction to bandhas in pranayama
Mindfulness and Meditation: Yogasutra Based Practical Psychology
• Insights from the timeless message of the Yogasutras of Patanjali: the 2000 year old foundational text on yoga
• Practical application of the ancient psychology
• Vrttis and Samskaras: understanding patterns of thought and behaviour
• Stress management
• Klesas: negative tendencies in the mind
• Emotional wellness
• Positive emotion and related meditations (gratitude, love etc)
• Kriya yoga: practical tools for body, speech, and mind
• Yoga frameworks for reflection
• Guided meditation practices with each session
• Core principles of Ayurvedic dietetics
• Agni and Prana
• Guidelines from Ayurveda on tastes, potencies, and effect of important foods
• Balancing the day’s meal with the different tastes
Each workshop will combine theoretical and applied knowledge transmitted in sessions with practices woven in. Handouts will accompany each session. Participants will be guided into practice and encouraged to observe, analyse, and understand.
• Asana and functional movement: 3 workshops • Pranayama: 2 workshops
• Meditation and yoga psychology: 3 workshops • Mantra and sound meditation: 3 workshops
• Ayurvedic dietetics: 1 workshop
• 12 workshops of 2.5 hours each, run- ning throughout the year with breaks during holiday periods.
• You have the flexibility to attend the workshops in any order.
• You may also attend one or more of the workshops independently.
• A certificate will be issued on com- pletion of entire program.
Nitya Mohan is the daughter of Mohan and Indra Mohan, and was trained in yoga from a young age. She is the Director of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda in Singapore and has trained over 200 teachers in the Svastha Yoga teacher training programs since 2001 in Singapore. She holds a degree in music and is an exponent of the Vedic chant. She has taught yoga and given concerts in Germany, France, Switzerland, United States, Australia and Singapore. She has also released audio cassettes and CDs on Vedic chanting and the Yogasutras of Patanjali.
Email: Phone: (65) 9838 5242