The comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200-hours program runs for four weeks in our Ashram which is nestled in the lap of Himalayas and stunning landscape of Uttarkashi.
Although intensive, the course is presented with a traditional approach to yoga. It is a stepping stone towards becoming a yoga teacher and the training itself will give you a solid foundation in traditional Ashtanga Yoga as described by sage Patanjali with a focus on all the different aspects of yoga – Asana, Pranayama, Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology, Yogic Culture, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Pedagogy (method and practice of teaching), Sadhana. However, you are expected and encouraged to further continue your learning process as Yoga is a vast subject and this program would make you even more aware of all the future possibilities in terms of learning and choosing your area of interest or specialization.
The program is well-structured and is delivered in an educative and refreshing environment where you will be encouraged, supported, and guided to achieve the most out of the course. You should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged because classes vary from physically vigorous, restorative, and also critically analyzed feedbacks/suggestions. Only to make sure we leave no stone unturned in delivering the true essence of Yogic Culture which can be equally rewarding with the right guidance.
Through this program, you will be able to explore the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy and gain valuable ways to share this and positively impact the lives of others. You will also get the chance to deepen your understanding and competency in the anatomy of the energetic body. Aside from that, you will also discover the incredible effects of Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle.
The interested candidates are required to have an urge for knowledge and the capacity to participate and study intensively up to 8 to 10 hours a day.
- Serious student with self-motivation and willingness to learn
- Commitment throughout the course
- Attend all the classes
- Some background and basic knowledge of yoga discipline
- Good Command of English
Asana is the practice of physical postures. It is the most commonly known aspect of yoga for those unfamiliar with the other seven limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. The practice of moving the body into postures has widespread benefits; of these the most underlying are improved health, strength, balance and flexibility.
Each day will start with the cleaning processes or the Shatkarma followed by morning prayers, pranayama, meditation and guided asana practice. Everyone is expected to reach five minutes prior to the class timing. Refreshments are provided all day long with short breaks between classes. Evening yoga and meditation class would be followed by Yoga Nidra and dinner.
Dharana means “immovable concentration of the mind”. The essential idea is to hold the concentration or focus of attention in one direction. Here one is concentrated wholly on a single point or on a task in which he is completely engrossed. The mind has to be stilled in order to achieve this state of complete absorption.