Yoga Teacher Training Courses – level I (YTTC-I)
This four-week course offers a profound personal experience, designed to build a firm foundation of inner discipline and provide the proficiency to teach yoga to others. The essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practices and inspirational lessons. The approach to teaching is personal, focusing on the individual student.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Shared room: USD 3000, Dormitory - USD 2700 (for non-Indian nationals and non-resident Indian nationals). The course donation includes all tuition, accommodation in sharing rooms, uniform (two pairs of trousers and two t-shirts), course manual, kriya materials and meals. They do not include transport to and from the retreat. See website.
The course will be held in Kalimpong, a bustling bazaar town in the Himalayan foothills that sprawls along a ridge overlooking the roaring Teesta River and the Kanchanjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2). Located near the town of Darjeeling, at an average altitude of 4000 feet, here you can shop in the bazaar, hike through the dense forests of golden oak trees, raft in the nearby Teesta, or enjoy Tibetan dumplings while watching a beautiful sunset over the gorgeous Kanchanjunga range.
The retreat is located 45 minutes walk from the town in the village of Sherpa Gaon. The serene environment is free from the noise and pollution of automobiles and offers its residents the much-needed break from the chaos and confines of city life. The retreat supports the local community by employing local villagers and hill tribes. The retreat kitchen provides carefully prepared nutritious lacto-vegetarian meals twice daily. Snacks, salads, fruit juices and fruit salads are available from the retreat kitchen during your free time. Students are expected to maintain a vegetarian diet throughout the course in order to have the maximum benefits of the Yogic experience.
This four-week course offers a profound personal experience, designed to build a firm foundation of inner discipline and provide the proficiency to teach yoga to others. The essence of yoga is learned through a combination of repeated practices and inspirational lessons. The approach to teaching is personal, focusing on the individual student. Among the many benefits students report are increased strength and flexibility, greater spiritual awareness, improved power of concentration, enhanced self-esteem and a new found sense of self-discipline.
This training course fulfils the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register.
The course will be taught in English.
This course is open to all students who wish to deepen their knowledge and application of some of the highest teachings of yoga. Participants do not need to be yoga teachers. Mastery of any yoga practice is not only your sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal growth. Even if one does not wish to be a yoga teacher, one may attempt this course for the deeper understanding of the philosophies as well as for the intense purification experience and for all round development of the personality.
Curriculum including - Five points of Yoga as per the teachings of Sri Swami Vishnudevananda
1. Proper exercise – Yoga Asanas
2. Proper breathing – Pranayama
3. Proper relaxation – Savasana
4. Proper diet – Vegetarianism
5. Positive thinking and meditation – Vedanta & Dhyanam
See website for full curriculum