Yoga & Ayurveda Intensive Course
Note: Completion of at least 3 weeks of training before the course starts, or of several courses at Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, in consecutive years is an absolute must.
The Intensive Course – spanning three weeks, six days per week – is designed for those students who have taken a strong interest in furthering their yoga practice and who wish to undertake an extensive exploration of this science. The daily program includes one and a half hours of Pranayama, four hours of Asanas, one and a half hours of relaxation and meditation, as well as one hour of Karma Yoga. In addition to these Yoga practices, the course also features two hours of Ayurveda Talks per day and on alternate days, Talks on Yoga.
Two healthy vegetarian meals, along with afternoon tea, are provided daily to all course participants.
The Intensive Courses are considered a retreat, where a student can devote oneself entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation. The courses are rigorous and the daily program very thorough – beginning in the early morning and continuing until sunset. We advise participants to come prepared for complete dedication and to come prepared with all their personal needs prior to the commencement of the course. All aspects of Yoga are learned on an experiential level, and dramatic changes are often felt by students.
Type of Event
A meeting will be held the evening before the course starts and is required for all participants. The program and exact schedule will be introduced, karma yoga will be described and all questions will be clarified.
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Yoga and Ayurveda are sciences stemming from the same philosophical background, Yoga being for the spirit and Ayurveda for the body. When working with our bodies in Hatha Yogic practice, the insight that Ayurveda provides is extremely valuable. It helps us to develop a practice that brings a more profound harmony within ourselves. During the Course, an Ayurvedic practitioner will provide the necessary knowledge to establish our body-mind constitution and diagnose problems, as and when they appear. Pulse reading, tongue diagnosis, and other examination techniques will be taught. Once the role of the elements and their influence on us is understood, Sharat will help us understand the influences that the Yogic postures have on the various constitutions and types, thus evolving a way of Yoga practice to establish and maintain balance. Above all, this course will increase our awareness of ourselves in relation to the outer world.
The specific themes explored in this course are:
What is Ayurveda? Misconceptions & Basic principles;
Panchamahabhuta and Tridosha Theory;
Five elements of nature: Body as an epitome of nature;
Tridosha: Properties and functions;
Tridosha and their actions on various systems of the body;
Diagnostic & treatment methods of Ayurveda;
Healthy body and healthy mind;
Daily regimen and seasonal regimen;
Prakriti parikshan • Determination of body constitution