Yoga Teacher Training Course in the Himalayas
The YTT is a unique, profoundly transforming and personal experience that is designed according to the ancient gurukula educational system which integrates the student's daily life and personal practice into the yoga training.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Additional Dates: 04/27/2014 - 05/22/2014
09/17/2014 - 10/11 2014
10/15/2014 - 11/8/2014
Practice yoga outdoors while enjoying the views of magnificent snowcovered mountains in the distance, the gentle murmuring of the creeks and breathe the pure, vibrant air of the Himalayas as you prepare for a lifelong journey of discovering and sharing the manifold benefits of yoga and meditation.
An ancient scripture, the Svetasvatara Upanisad, cites:
"The precursors of perfection in yoga are lightness and health of the body, the absence of desire, a clear complexion, a beautiful voice and a fragrant odour of the body."
Kullu Valley, located in the Western Himalayas, is the ideal place to devote yourself to the practices and experience these results for yourself.
You will leave this teacher training course feeling exuberant, full of joy and enthusiasm and highly inspired to pass on the practices of yoga onto your own future students. At the same time you will leave with the tools to prepare and teach intelligent classes generating energy as well as relaxation, strength as well as calm.
Shared accommodation £1400, triple accommodation £1600, double accommodation £1900
The cost includes accommodation - shared, triple and double respectively, all meals, tuition, teacher's manual, examination and certificate
An initial £200 deposit will reserve your place
The desire to share the wonderful gift of yoga with others and introduce them to the deeply transforming practices of this ancient science inspires yoga practitioners to become teachers. We are committed to equip you with the necessary tools to become a highly knowledgeable and skillful yoga instructor. (Yoga Alliance certification)
The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. Our courses focus on both practical and theoretical aspects, with an emphasis on the student’s personal development in yoga and meditation.
The yoga teacher training course offers a scientific, systematic and contemporary approach to Yoga studies, practice and research. Our aim is to impart comprehensive knowledge regarding the physical, intellectual, spiritual and social aspects and effects of Yoga.
The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures and about an hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.
ASANAS (YOGA POSTURES)
Two types of asana classes will be conducted:
1. One daily asana practice class which will provide you with the opportunity to practice your asanas and will help you to build a good habit of practicing the asanas, and
2. One daily teaching practice class devoted to training you how to teach the asanas.
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:
• Effective warm-ups
• Sun salutation and its variations
• 60 basic yoga postures
• 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced
• Postural alignment
• Deep relaxation with autosuggestion
• Release of blocked energy
• Training sessions for various age groups
• Rules for practising asanas
The practical training (asana practice class) allows you to learn asana (Yoga Posture) in detail. You will understand the benefits of each and every asana on the physical, mental and spiritual level, besides that, you’ll also learn which asanas to prescribe to people with various physical and mental problems. Warm-ups, self message, meditation and relaxation techniques are also covered.
Teaching Methodology (teaching practice class) will prepare you to conduct a yoga class in real life with confidence; you will learn how to demonstrate and describe asanas, perform adjustments and assist the students in class and also help them to avoid injury during the practice of asanas.
The lessons taught during the training will include:
PRANAYAMA AND BREATHING EXERCISES
KRIYAS, BANDHAS AND MUDRAS
YOGA ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BIO-PSYCHOLOGY
THE HISTORY OF YOGA
KARMA AND REINCARNATION
What qualities should a yoga teacher have? This module will focus on the qualities of a good yoga teacher with an emphasis on teaching methodology, how to communicate with students, how to demonstrate, observe the student in the class to avoid injury during practice of asana. We will also discuss the personal and professional ethics of a yoga teacher.
RAJA DHIRAJA YOGA
• Macrocosm and Microcosm
• The Absolute and how it manifests itself in Nature
• The 7 Chakras
• The awakening of cosmic energy and Kundalini Shakti
• Krsna and the Bhagavad Giita
• Bhagavad Dharma
• Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings and has a universality which embraces every aspect of human activity. It symbolises the solution to the eternal struggle between the spiritual and the material in every human being
• Study of the text and commentaries
06:00 Satsang (meditation, chanting, inspirational talk)
07:15 Pranayama and Asanas
09:00 Fruit and Tea
09:30 Anatomy and Physiology/workshop/lecture
10:30 Karma Yoga
12.45 Main lecture (philosophy/theory/history)
14:00 snack and leisure/self-study
16:00 Asanas and pranayama
18:30 Satsang (meditation, kirtan, chanting)
20:00 Free time and study
22:00 Lights out
Satsang literally means “good company”, it means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise. The course satsang consists of half an hour silent meditation, half an hour chanting and a talk or reading on aspects of yoga philosophy. It will help you to develop a strong and steady meditation practice and show you the way to peace and happiness.