Yoganga Certified Teacher Training: 3 month program – Autumn 2014

Become a yogi, where yogis are raised, in a spiritual oasis on the banks of the Ganga River, in the foothills of the Himalayas, between Haridwar and Rishikesh. 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.
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āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa
500 hour Three Month Yoga Teacher Training

Previously Completed Course:
2014, August 25th – November 22nd

UPCOMING COURSES:
see new revised course structure – separate one month sessions that can be taken individually

– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 01 – Rajas
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 02 – Tamas
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 03 – Satva
Yoga Alliance 200 hours.

NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Series, have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.

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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 one 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.

Basic syllabus:
Details from Previously Completed Course:
2014, August 25th – November 22nd

PHYSICAL TRAINING (2 months)
1st month – RAJAS: “plowing the field”

Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence
[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
[Done according to the moon cycle: starting with the day after the new moon, with eight asanas added every two days, until the series expands to reach 56 total asanas by the day before the full moon, then eliminating eight asanas every two days until the day before the following new moon, like the waxing / waning of the moon. New Moon and Full Moon are days off. Sundays are self practice / co-teaching days.]
• YogAnga MUDRA sequence
[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
Evening Sessions: • YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – guided techniques of controlling the senses
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques

2nd month – TAMAS: “preparing the soil”
1st two weeks:

Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – Self Practice
• YogAnga SUKSHMA VYAYAM sequence – subtle energy exercises w/ Alaknanda
Afternoon Sessions: Ayurveda Intensive (theory) w/ Alaknanda
Evening Sessions: • yogANGA ASANA sequence – teaching practice (each participant gets opportunities to teach the rest of the ashram guests)

2nd two weeks:

Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – Self Practice
• YogAnga ASANA sequence – with Ganga
• Hatha Yoga / Tantra Philosophy (lecture)
Ayurveda Intensive (both theory and practical classes including medicinal preparations and Ayurvedic Cooking) w/ Alaknanda and Mandakini

ROYAL TRAINING
1 month – SATVA: “planting the seed”

Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – Guided Practice with Ganga (advancing on what we’ve been doing the past two months)
• YogAnga ASANA sequence – Satva Series w/ Ganga
Afternoon Sessions: • YogAnga DHYANA & SAMADHI sequence: w/ Mantra Yoga and Yantra Painting, w / Mandakini
Evening Sessions: Discourse Series –
Bhagavad Gita (first two weeks) & Patanjalli Yoga Sutra (second two weeks) covering, Kriya yoga, Samkhya yoga philosophy and Ashtanga yoga philosophy (8 limbs yoga system).

Also interwoven through out the three months were 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– analytical 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

UPCOMING COURSES:
see new revised course structure – separate one month sessions that can be taken individually

– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 01 – Rajas
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 02 – Tamas
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 03 – Satva
Yoga Alliance 200 hours.

NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Series, have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.

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