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Gain true, reliable, and relevant yoga knowledge in the spiritual land of India! The Hatha yoga teacher training course offers yoga as a holistic science of living, dealing with the complete phenomena of human personality for one's total well-being. Enjoy fresh vegetarian organic meals everyday. Go on field trips to various reserve forests, national parks, and into the Himalayas. Stay in a peaceful sustainable agricultural farm. Take home India's rich spiritual heritage through this course.
The purpose of all yoga is to be in tune. When you are in yoga, you achieve absolute harmony between body, mind, and existence. The 200-hour Haṭha yoga teacher training program provides a solid foundation in yoga by fine-tuning oneself towards the state of harmony to bring out the best in you.
The 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course provides a strong foundation in classical Hatha Yoga by training in six major areas. These powerful practices of Hatha transform one into a fountain of health and vigor; fight aging and exhaustion; and gives mental clarity and charm.
1. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama: it is a set of 48 subtle exercises based on a sophisticated knowledge of human system. Completely indigenous exercises, these require little physical effort, yet have a very beneficial effect on the system.
2. Yogic Sthula Vyayama: it is a set of 5 powerful physical exercises. This ancient yogic fitness regime revitalizes the entire physical body and tremendously improves physical fitness.
3. Classical Surya Namaskara: Surya Namaskara is a vital 12 step yogic practice of great antiquity. A practice of solar vitalization Surya Namaskara is a holistic practice of complete integration of personality.
4. Asana: a potent aspect of Hatha Yoga, learn 50 asanas as a tool for developing stability, awareness and radiant health. The profound mechanism of asana helps us to conquer the pair of opposites to experience inner equilibrium.
5. Kriya: learn 4 kriyas for internal purification. They detoxify the body; build deep internal awareness, and lead to voluntary control over involuntary reflexes.
6. Pranayama: Pranayama is a deep reflective practice which expands the life force, balances the flow of prana in the entire body and prepare for higher practices.
Other Aspects Include:
7. Meditation for overwhelming stillness and effortlessness leading to unparalleled bliss.
8. Advance yoga techniques for the release of stress and tensions from the body-mind system.
9. Essentials of anatomy and physiology.
10. Yoga philosophy for the broad and clear understanding of Yoga.
This course includes outings to the following destinations during the weekends for all students:
Chuka beach is situated between Sharda Sagar Dam Sharda canal. The reservoir is about two and a half kilometers in width and around 17 kilometers in length. Situated at the bank of Sharda canal, the Chuka spot extends to a length of 10 kilometers meandering with thick forest. This is a beautiful location with all the natural beauties of forest under Mahof Forest Range.
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh state in India. It lies along the India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains of the ‘terai’ in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of India’s 41 Project Tiger reserves. Pilibhit is one of the few well forested districts in Uttar Pradesh. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive terai eco-systems. It is home to a habitat for over 127 animals, 556 bird species, and 2,100 flowering plants.
Saurabh is the founder and lead yoga teacher at Akṣara Yoga School. He has received his yoga education and training from the leading institutes of yoga in India. He is a master of Science (Yoga) degree holder from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SYVASA) University, Bengaluru. He is also a diploma holder in Yoga Studies from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi.
Varvara hails from Greece and started her yoga journey as self practice to experience the benefits of Yoga at a time when Yoga was not so much popular in Greece. The unique self transformation that Yoga gifted her, led her to undertake the first Yoga teacher training course in Greece. Her passion and yearning for yoga and spirituality made her to visit India where she further got trained in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga styles. She is now E-RTY 200 certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance, USA. She is also a certified Yoga teacher form International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA).
The Yoga teacher training course is conducted on a sustainable farm. The agriculture farm with its clean & peaceful environment is in perfect sync with the ideals of Yoga. You will be the part of a traditional teaching method known as “Gurukul”, where students live with their Guru or teacher until they finish their study. The Gurukul system is the best way to learn where both the teacher and students form a cohesive unit of mutual trust, learning, and illumination. Akshara Yoga School is wholly dedicated to impart and develop necessary Yoga skills and knowledge for you to become the best possible Yoga teacher.
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Akshara Yoga School is a unique place where healthy and pure vegetarian organic food is served daily to all yoga school residents. A light and balanced vegetarian diet is considered conducive for yoga practice according to Haṭha yoga. Cereals and vegetables are grown organically in the school's own farm and served fresh. The school has many orchards for seasonal supplies of fruits as well.
Milk and milk products form an important part of Indian diet since ancient times. Cow’s milk is considered as an elixir in India and has been equated with the mothers’ milk. Haṭha yoga has considered milk and ghee as conducive for yoga practice. At Akshara Yoga School, fresh and pure milk procured from the school's own dairy farm will be provided. All cows are fed on a highly nutritious forage and silage, grown and prepared at the farm to get high quality nutritious milk.
Dive deep into the Indian philosophy using the school's mini library and bring out the timeless wisdom of India for personal enrichment. Learning yoga in the country side of India can be a unique experience of your life. Apart from gaining yoga experience you can also gain the live action of farm life as it unfolds everyday in the country side. During your free time, you can explore the nuances of farming such as organic kitchen gardening and calf feeding which can add to your overall experience. You may also try just strolling around the farm or taking hobby classes for cooking and painting.
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