Yoga Alliance Accredited, Level 1 – 200 hour One Month Teacher Training

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Become a yogi, on the banks of the Ganga River, in the foothills of the Himalayas, between Haridwar and Rishikesh.

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āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa
200 hour One Month Yoga Teacher Training

*CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS
March 5th – April 4th, 2015
Note: this is the abridged version of the 3 month course held in the Fall.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email it to om@yoganga.org

Learn to live a traditional yogic lifestyle, cultivate your discipline to continue onward with a further developed self practice and become qualified to teach and lead others as well.

This one month intensive program is led by Ganga Puri, with support from his sisters Mandakini and Alaknanda as well as other guest instructors.

This is not a beginner / introductory course. It is advisable that students have completed a minimum of 2 years consistent, dedicated yoga training and practice under the guidance of qualified yoga teacher(s).

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“YogAnga is a unique and the most evolved yoga sequence of self practice to know mystical presence of the natures evolution that evolves him who seeks for it intensely…welcome and join the austerity tapasya in the ashram… ” – Ganga Puri

After over twelve years of self-study, continuous practice and deep devotion, Ganga Puri has developed his original yoga style he calls “āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa“, a seven limbed hatha yoga practice which includes: Shatkarma, Asana, Mudra, Pratyahara, Pranayama, Dhyaan and Samadhi as mentioned in ancient scripture. Designed to instill enthusiasm and discipline in aspiring yogis, as well as inspiration to maintain one’s own self-practice, Ganga’s yoga sessions bring precise alignment of the physical body, awareness of the breath as well as the prana, clarity to the mind, balance of the three gunas as well as the male/female energies within, opening of the chakras and a heightened connection with the natural and supernatural universe around us.

Date: March 5th – April 4th, 2015
Course Fee: EURO 1,700
Includes: All room and board, yoga tuition & all other course materials.
Deposit: EURO 500 to be paid to YogAnga Retreat, Trust at the time of acceptance
Yoga Alliance Accreditation: 200 hours

Arrival: Check in March 4th 2015
Departure: Check out April 5th 2015

Basic syllabus:
PHYSICAL TRAINING

Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SUKSHMA VYAYAM sequence (only week one)
[Each subtle exercise, involving the prana, mudras and bandas, when done with sincerity and one pointed devotion, slowly opens whole body, awakens the higher centers and prepares the nervous system for the handling of dynamic energy of kundalini.]
• YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence (entire month)
[aka Clinical Yoga. The first limb of Hatha Yoga, six cleansing practices according to the ancient scripture “Gheranda Samhita” meant to purify the body and prepare oneself for the practice of asana, etc.]
• YogAnga ASANA sequence (beginning week two)
[New Moon and Full Moon are days off. Sundays are self practice / co-teaching days.]
• YogAnga MUDRA sequence (beginning week two)
[a combination of asana, bandha and pranayama]
Afternoon Sessions: • Alignment & Basic Anatomy
• Physiology – the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous & endocrine systems including movement of joints & it’s application to yoga
• Introduction to Ayurveda
• Hatha Yoga Philosophy
Evening Sessions: • YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – guided techniques of controlling the senses
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques

Also interwoven through out the three months will also be several additional discussions / seminars on the following:
HEALING ARTS (through out each month):

• Morning / Evening Aarti, evening Kirtans and Karma Yoga opportunities throughout the day
• Mriyunjaya Yajna every new moon
• Gayatri Yajya every full moon
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as well as…
• Health and Hygiene
Techniques– analytic training in how to teach and practice yoga asanas as well as how to safely work with students with injuries and or illnesses
Teaching Methodology – non-commercial prop usage, sequencing, adjusting skills, asana & body assessment, personal programs, teaching beginners, injury prevention
Practical Application – practical teaching, assisting and feed back
Meditation – guided silent and japa meditation techniques
Yoga Ethics & Professional Development – ethics related to Yoga teachers
Self Inquiry & Yoga Lifestyle – self analysis & deeper understanding of Self
Yoga Philosophy – From original scriptures: Gheranda Samhita, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, and others
Communication – how to be clear, confident and concise with your teaching instruction

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email it to om@yoganga.org
For further information and questions please contact us, via yogashram@gmail.com

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