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Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Foundations Intensive

This course enables students to integrate holistic yoga into their lifestyle and become proactive in managing their stress and wellness.

In this course, students will learn to integrate the principles and concepts of Holistic Yoga into their lifestyle through a deeper embrace of yoga sadhana — the persistent and consistent practice of yoga. With a deeper involvement in yoga practices, students will experience an increased motivation for yoga study and practice, and an improved quality of life and wellbeing i.e. higher energy levels, better sleep, and reduced proclivity for chronic illness. In addition to this, students will learn to teach each other in a mock class environment in small group settings with a faculty who guides and moderates the student groups.

The core content of this in-depth course consists of holistic Ashtanga Yoga, an eight-limbed approach to yoga that synthesizes the traditional knowledge of yogic and Vedantic texts, such as Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, among others, as a rich and comprehensive set of reference texts.  In this course, we will learn in-depth practices of yoga along with the concept of Ashtanga Yoga and the four streams of Yoga — Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga — through analyzing the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutras as primary texts. 

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Course Code: YOG 3001

Credit Hours: 10

Course Level: 300

$1,800.00

This course enables students to integrate holistic yoga into their lifestyle and become proactive in managing their stress and wellness.

In this course, students will learn to integrate the principles and concepts of Holistic Yoga into their lifestyle through a deeper embrace of yoga sadhana — the persistent and consistent practice of yoga. With a deeper involvement in yoga practices, students will experience an increased motivation for yoga study and practice, and an improved quality of life and wellbeing i.e. higher energy levels, better sleep, and reduced proclivity for chronic illness. In addition to this, students will learn to teach each other in a mock class environment in small group settings with a faculty who guides and moderates the student groups.

The core content of this in-depth course consists of holistic Ashtanga Yoga, an eight-limbed approach to yoga that synthesizes the traditional knowledge of yogic and Vedantic texts, such as Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, among others, as a rich and comprehensive set of reference texts.  In this course, we will learn in-depth practices of yoga along with the concept of Ashtanga Yoga and the four streams of Yoga — Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga — through analyzing the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutras as primary texts. 

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Learning Objective:

  • Learn in-depth, the yoga practices of breath-synchronized movements, asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques.
  • Understand the yoga philosophy as described in the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Patanjali Yoga Sutras and how they apply to one’s daily life.
  • Apply yoga practices and concepts to manage their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
  • Understand the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga — yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi.
  • Advance in the practice of holistic ashtanga yoga techniques

Yoga, as practiced by modern society, is a path to achieving optimal health and wellness. Integrated holistic systems of yoga bring forth positive health at physical, pranic, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels (pancha kosha). In this in-depth course, we will learn the practical techniques of asanas, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation along with the subtle nuances of these practices, their contraindications, benefits, and spiritual significance. We will also learn in-depth concepts of Ashtanga Yoga as described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the four streams of yoga as described in the Bhagavad Gita. The eight steps of Ashtanga Yoga give a comprehensive and systematic approach to developing one’s mind. Apart from Ashtanga yoga as a practice of Raja Yoga, the other three disciplines that we include are Karma Yoga (the yoga of detached action), Bhakti Yoga, (the yoga of love, acceptance, and devotion), and Jnana Yoga (the yoga of contemplation and reflection). By combining all four streams of yoga — Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Jnana yoga — one is able to achieve a state of peace, creativity, and fulfillment in life. We will learn about each stream of yoga and delve deeply into Raja yoga specifically, which focuses on disciplining the mind and body using yoga practices. This course contains hands-on learning of yoga practices, techniques, and teaching skills through lectures, discussions, yoga manuals, offline assignments, and daily self-practice.

Session Timings:

  • Session 1 – September 12 – 27 September 2020 (three weekends) 10:00 am EST – 3:30 pm EST
  • Session 2 – October 10 – 25  October 2020 (three weekends) – 10:00 am EST – 3.30 pm EST
  • Session 3 – November 7th – 22 November 2020  (three weekends) – 10:00 am EST – 3.30 pm EST
  • Final Session – December 12-13 December 2020 (One weekend) – Saturday  and Sunday 10:00 am EST – 3:30 pm EST

Required/Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Students with prior experience in yoga practice or teaching may also qualify. 

Area of StudyYoga Studies

Faculty/Instructor: Anil Surpur, Ashwini Surpur, Shri N.V. Raghuram  Vinutha Kornaya

Quarter Offered: Fall 2020

Start Date: 12th September 2020

End Date: 13th December 2020

Day: Every Saturday & Sunday (3 weekends in a month)

Time: 10:00 am EST – 3:30 pm EST

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