English,German, French, Spanish The February/March 2015 course may additionally be translated into Italian and Russian, please enquire for details.
LIVING AND LEARNING YOGA
Swami Vishnudevananda developed the first yoga teachers’ training course (TTC) in the West in 1969 as part of his vision of universal peace: The more people experience peace within, the more this peace will manifest in outward action. In this way, a glow of peace envelops the world.
The goal of this training programme is to produce qualified and inspiringyoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. Over 34,000 certified yoga teachers have completed the Teachers’ Training Course, with another 1,000 graduates worldwide each year.
ASANAS (yoga postures)
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises: Sun salutation, 12 basic yoga postures, 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced, postural alignment, deep relaxation with autosuggestion.
Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise)
Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)
Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis)
The 8 main pranayamas
Classical purification exercises for the organs
How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students. Detailed correction workshops and teaching in small groups.
Ethical and moral principles
Body – prana (life energy) – mind
ANATOMY aND PHYSIOLOGy
The health effects of Yoga
Vegetarianism. Yogic diet and fasting
12-step daily practice
Mantras – spiritual energy in sound
Study of both the text and the commentary of this classical yoga scripture
Chanting of classical Sanskrit mantras
Traditional Indian rituals
The law of cause and effect (Samsara)
The 8 steps of Raja Yoga
The functions of the mind
The awakening of cosmic energy
Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy
The 3 bodies
Rudraprayag is an ancient pilgrimage town (20,000 inhabitants) at the point of confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini, which are both tributaries to the River Ganges. Altitude of 890 m, 370 km away from Delhi. The area carries the spiritual thought currents of generations of spiritual seekers and pilgrims who walked and prayed in these pristine natural surroundings.
Monal Resort is located 3 km from Rudraprayag, on 3 acres (1.2 hectares) of pristine land, surrounded on three sides by the lesser Himalayan Range. Spacious rooms (1–3 beds) with private bathroom.
Are possible on lecture-free days: Rudraprayag (3 km), Rudranath Temple (2 km), Koteshwar Temple (3 km), Agastyamuni (23 km), Kartik Swami (38 km).
Bhagavat Acharya Sri Venugopal Goswami, Vrindavan, North India
• The Divine Essence of Man – readings and discourses on selected verses from the yogic scriptures
• Nada Yoga Concert – the vocal art of kirtan (mantra chanting)
All programmes accompanied by classical Indian musicians (bansuri, shanai, harmonium, vocals, various percussions)
*€2,090 – reduced triple room price for the February/March 2015 teacher training courses, applicable to nationals of the following countries who are residing in their home country: Eastern Europe, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, South and Central America
All rates valid until 31 December 2014
Direct transfer from Delhi Airport to Rudraprayag by Yogibus.
The course will be taught in English with simultaneous translation into German, French and Spanish using a modern wireless translation system (rental fee). The February/March 2015 course may additionally be translated into Italian and Russian, please enquire for details.
To apply for the course, or get further information on the curriculum, daily schedule, learning material, tuition fees, arrival and departure, Yoga Alliance, etc., visit www.sivananda.eu