200 hour (30 day) Yoga Teacher Training - Feb. 2016
Basis of Yoga
Yoga is much more than just a physical exercise. It is a seamless integration of physical, mental & spiritual fitness. In short, Yoga is an attitude towards life as a whole. And restricting Yoga to the physical level makes Yoga very very incomplete. Even though physical component is a very important. An understanding of the bigger picture of Yoga and it's eternal relevance to humanity has to be established carefully through a systematic teaching of Vedanta.
What is Vedanta? VedantaThe word Vedanta can be broken into Veda and anta. anta in Sanskrit means 'end'. Hence Vedanta literally means the final portion of the Vedas. is the final portion of the Vedas comprising of what are called the Upanishads. The Upanishads talk about the nature of oneself (Atma/Soul) and establish that the truth of the individual, outside universe & God as one and the same. This understanding is purely in terms of knowing viz. Jnana(Jnana in Sanskrit means knowledge).
Yoga, a Sanskrit word, also means union/oneness. Hence Yoga and Vedanta are not separate from one another but in fact are one and the same. The teaching of Vedanta also has been coming down for generations in the form of Guru (teacher)/ Sishya (student) tradition. And it has been carefully preserved completely to the present day. This teaching also has to be handled by a competent teacher who has been exposed to the teaching for a length of time.
Appreciation of Yoga is also incomplete without understanding the culture, value system of the society in which Yoga originated and thrived. In fact the first 2 steps (Yama and Niyama) of Ashtanga (8 limbs), of Patanjali Yoga SutraPatanjali Yoga Sutra is the source book of Yoga and forms an important component of our course., deal with values and attitudes.
This Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) will be unique because there will be equal importance to the Yoga of both the body (Hatha Yoga) and the mind (Jnana/Vedanta/Spirituality). We teach asanas/pranayama in the traditional Hatha Yoga way.
The course will be certified by Yoga Alliance.
Eligibility for Hatha Yoga TTC
Men & women who want to
- Become yoga teachers
- Get an introduction to Vedanta (Indian Spirituality) along with training in Yoga
- Improve your own health & fitness
- Use Yoga as a Sadhana (tool) for Moksha (liberation)
Participants should be ready to do yoga every day for one and a half hours each in the morning and evening. Along with the classes in Vedanta, chanting etc.
We are conducting a 30 day (200 Hours) Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) from Feb. 1 - Mar. 1, 2016.