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154 Day 1100-Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Himachal Pradesh

Namlang-Himal Resort Road, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh 175032, India

India Yoga Teacher Training 

Join AryaMarga Yoga in the mountain foothills of Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh. AryaMarga Yoga has taken accountability for what it believes to be a restructuring of the existing teacher training courses and through its highly intense curriculum which delivers an unadulterated yogic experience. Its aim is to recreate the style and content of teaching as taught by the gurus of the ancient lineage of Anuttara yoga, along with a combination of the Hatha-Laya and Kundalini yoga.

Meet the instructors

Roshan, Thanida, & Maria
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Highlights

  • Practical Training in Anuttara Yoga Tantra
  • System of Yoga Therapy based on P-TAK System
  • Learn and practice the 27 Asana P-TAK (Pancha Tattva Asana Kriya)
  • The Zero-Point System of Yogic Psychology as the Golden Key to unlock the identity of the True Immortal Self
  • Learn and practice The Secret Tantra school of Naropa and Mahamudra system
  • Anubhava yoga certification upon completion
  • Daily healthy, organic and delicious meals
  • 153 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


140 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Spanish, Thai
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

The accommodation will be provided at the AMY Institute Ashram. The Ashram is set amidst natural surroundings, offering a tranquil and spiritually charged environment for the intense spiritual experience that the 5-month Anubhava yoga course offers.

Program

This training has an intensive course with the Anuttara yoga lineage. This lineage is called the 84 Mahasiddha Lineage, and the teachings are based on the system of the Four Yogas, namely Hatha, Mantra, Tantra, and Raja. It allows the practitioner to experience a higher state of consciousness within each of the techniques and practices. The technique, however, is only effective if the student or practitioner has the right intensity of passion or emotion throughout the practice.

The institute uses different types of music, movements, lights, and images to help students reach the particular height of emotion as part of the technique practices to become a better yoga practitioner. AryaMarga Yoga Institute looks forward to your attending the well-designed course.

Lineage yoga course highlights

  • All the teachings are untouched and selected practices of the ancient Naga and Buddhist Vajrayana lineages, tailored to be applicable for modern Yogic lifestyles
  • Taught by teachers from the Forest tradition of the Giri monks

Course curriculum

Yoga Vidya (yoga philosophy)

  • Detailed and practical teaching of the Samkhya / numerological Reality
  • Gain sound understanding of Shuddha Tattvas (pure elements, Ashudda Tattvas (impure elements), Kanchukas (covering sheath to ultimate reality)
  • Intensive, exhaustive and descriptive teaching of the Raja yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Analytical and practical teaching of the Hatha yoga Pradipika of Yogi Swatmarama.

Pancha Tattva Asana Kriya (5-element Hatha asana sequence)

  • Intensive training on the 27 asanas P-TAK [5 elements asana Kriya] sequence
  • Training on identifying the elemental compositions of any yoga asana
  • Understand the lost art of revitalizing and harmonizing the 5-elements through Hatha asanas
  • Earth element (Prithvi Tattva) - Standing poses that fortify the personality by grounding you down
  • Water element (Ap Tattva) - Forward bends that bring fluidity to character
  • Fire element - Backbends that purify and drive intensity
  • Wind element - Arm balances that increase passion and the forceful spirit
  • Space element - Inversions that provide access to unlimited levels of intuition
  • Introduction to the 54 asanas Advanced P-TAK [5 elements asana Kriya] sequence
  • More than 40 hours of training on assists and hands-on experience of teaching classes
  • Counter poses and contra-indications based on the philosophy of 5-elements
  • Understand the penetrating effect of Hatha asanas on the 5-Koshas (5 Sheaths or bodies as per yoga)
  • Gain a sound understanding of how Hatha asanas can be used as a prognostic and preventive tool for common lifestyle ailments

Mantra yoga

  • Introduction to the sonic science of mantras, and how to effectively use them to catalyze evolution
  • Introduction to the systems of Mantra yoga and Yantra yoga, the science of mystic sound and geometry
  • Learn to chant the resonic and harmonic sounds of Mahamantra Aum
  • Difference between Tantric and Vedic mantras
  • In-depth study of Mahamrtyunjaya mantra and Ganapati mantra
  • Learn the basic of Sanskrit - the coding language for mantras
  • Mantra-Pranayama - understanding Bija mantras and how to use them while practicing Pranayamas

Pranayama (controlled expansion of prana)

  • Prana Vidya - The science of controlled expansion of Prana as per the Naga lineage text - Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Harmonizing Pranayamas - Chandra Bhedan, Surya Bhedan, and Anulom-Vilom
  • Amplification Pranayamas - Kapaalabhati and Bhastrika
  • Concentrating Pranayamas - Bhamaree along with Chakra Desham
  • Learn to appreciate the physiology of Pranayamas Kriyas
  • In-depth study into the effect of Pranayama Kriyas on the Nadi-body
  • Guidelines for practicing Pranayama - Where and when to practice
  • 21-step Pranayama sequence with in-built visualizations and meditations kriyas

Tantra and Laya Kundalini yoga

  • Introduction to the systems of feminine power, the Kundalini-Laya yoga
  • Introduction to the Vajrayana system of Buddhist Tantra
  • Practical experience of the meditation techniques of the VijnanaBhairava, from the ancient Shiva branch of yoga-Tantra.

Mandukya Upanishad and dream yoga

  • Teachings from one of the most highly considered ancient Indian post-Vedic Texts, the Mandukya Upanishad
  • Practical teaching and hands-on teaching classes of yoga Nidra or lucid dreaming

Bandhas and mudras

  • The science of bodily-locks as explained in Hatha yoga Pradipika
  • The application of Mula-Bandha, Ashwini Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Khechari and Bhru-Madhya Bandh during the practice of Pranayama Kriyas
  • Integrated study of hand mudras for Pranayamas and mental mudras for meditation practices

Shat-Karma Kriyas

  • Demonstration and guided teaching of the 6 cleansing and detoxifying practices of Hatha yoga, the ShatKarmas
  • Psycho-somatic effect of the cleansing practices such as Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti, Kapaalabhati and Tratak
  • Weekly practice of Shat-Karma Kriyas to get a first-hand experience of the Kriyas

Anatomy and physiology

  • Yogic perspective of the human body based on the 5 elements
  • Elemental mapping of the different body systems such as homeostasis, skeleto-muscular system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, respiratory system, nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, and reticular activating system
  • Study of hormones, the link between the Annamaya Kosha, and Manomaya Kosha
  • Effect of asana and Pranayama practice on the various bodily systems
  • Prognostic analysis of the human body based on the 5 elements
  • Mapping the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system to the Ida and Pingala Nadi systems
  • The future of yoga anatomy based on genetics and technology

Teaching examination and presentation

  • Learning to lead and instruct an asana class
  • Understanding the subtle nuances such as tone, timbre, voice modulation, demonstration, and hands-on assists, compassion of ideal asana sessions
  • Learning to lead a Pranayama session with instruction and guidance on voice modulation, tone, timbre, bhava, compassion, demonstration, etc
  • Topic-based class presentations by students for Raja yoga and Hatha yoga Pradipika
  • Topic-based class presentation by students for yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Written theory examination for each of the above modules at the end of the course

Meditation

  • Detailed teachings on the awareness, focus, one pointedness and intuition categories of meditation
  • Visualization meditation techniques from the Vijnanabhairav Tantras and Vajrayana Buddhism

Treks and ashram setting

  • Overnight treks and mountain day walks to forest hot springs and himalayan mountain ridges for mountain herbs spotting
  • Ideal, aesthetic and quiet mountain retreat ashram atmosphere for the proper practice and study of the yogas

Somatic therapy module

  • Exhaustive and in-depth study of over 20 lifestyle based ailments
  • Disease prognosis, diagnosis and therapy based on the ancient 5-element system of yogic psycho-somatic analysis
  • Learn how to use the integrate yoga-asana, pranayamas, and meditation Kriyas to effectively root out physiological ailments
  • Predictive therapy model that helps you prevent lifestyle ailments before they even manifest
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and cross-disciplinary study of the yogas and Ayurveda

Yogic psychology module

  • The theory of Yogic Psychology and the Integrated 0 Point System based on the 5+1 Elements
  • Self study and character mapping through the 0 Point System of Yogic Psychology
  • Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy of psychological conditions using the 0 Point System of Yogic Psychology
  • Categorisation of psychological and physiological traits into 5 Element Personality Combinations
  • 10 Major categories of Mental and Behavioural Disorders under ICD-10 addressed through Yogic Psychology
  • Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Techniques for Therapy and Psychological Evolution from the RAJA YOGA, SHIVA TANTRAS AND BUDDHIST TANTRAS
  • Constructive comparison of the 21st century state of Psychology and the 0 Point System of Yogic Psychology
  • Mapping the Personality Traits, Potential and Manifest to the “petals” of the 7 Chakras or Psychosomatic Centres
  • The Theory and Components of Archetypes, Cultures and Lucid Dreaming
  • The Science of Dream Architecture and its construction for therapy
  • The Method of the Mandukya Upanishad-the Highest Text of the Vedas/ Vedanta: Dream-Reality Techniques
  • Methods of Self-Actualisation for transforming one’s own life and those of the clients/ patients.
  • Construction of 5 Element Surveys for Personality Confirmation
  • In-depth training on the Cognitive Biases and Fallacies, their supporting conditions and the Solutions towards True Cognition
  • Psychotherapy tools used and taught include: 5 Senses based Therapy, Awareness methods, Pranayama-Breathing Methods, Physical postural methods, Movement Methods, Mudra-Gestural Method, Play Acting Methods, Lucid Dreaming Methods, Expression Methods, Exposure Methods, Emotional Memory Realignment Methods, etc.
  • Evolutionary tools used and taught include: Higher Consciousness Access Methods, Gateway techniques, Creative Flow Techniques, Absorbed Mind techniques, Assumption-Mind and No-Mind Techniques, etc.
  • Experiential methods of Kriya Yoga, an aspect of Kundalini Yoga as a system of psychological Evolution
  • The ability to selectively activate or deactivate traits and abilities within oneself, as befits the situation
  • The secret of Perspective transformation, Skillful Living and psychological completion, moment to moment and event to event
  • The 0 Point System of Yogic Psychology as the Golden Key to unlock the identity of the True Immortal Self

Tantra / Kundalini yoga module

  • Intense practice of VijananaBhairava Tantra Kriya in the sacred mountains of Spiti Valley
  • Perfecting the Aum sound - Omkar Siddhi
  • Mantra Uccarana and Dharana techniques to rapidly transform the mind
  • Dream yoga meditations from the Mandukya Upanishad
  • Basic Kundalini-Bhuta Shuddhi Kriya
  • Foundational P-TAK Asana sequence
  • Meditation retreat - Advanced Kundalini Kriya, advanced mudras, Vajrayana Tantra and Swara yoga

Anubhava yoga (experiential yoga)

Experiential yoga practices lead not only to a profound experience of authentic yoga and its methods and views and help to develop an intuitive understanding of the therapeutic values of the asanas and techniques to the mind and body. They allow students to move from experiencing the power of yoga to healing and developing the bodies and minds of others through the same power.

Certification

Aryamarga Yoga believes that to attain a minimum proficiency in the four inter-related areas of yoga, a minimum period of five months of intensive training is necessary. With over 1100 hours of yogic theory and practice, the five-month Anubhava yoga TTC culminates in a four-day final examination. Successful participants of the course are awarded four certifications in yoga:

  • Kundalini yoga teachers certification
  • Yoga asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha teachers certification
  • Yoga physiotherapy and disease prevention teachers certification
  • Yoga psychotherapy teachers certification

AryaMarga Yoga prides itself in conserving the legacy of the authentic yogic practices of the ancient masters and, through rigorous discipline, achieve the most intense experience that a TTC course currently offers today.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 - 07:15 Five elements based asanas sequence one
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 09:45 Lecture one: The four yogas
  • 09:45 - 10:15 Tea break one
  • 10:15 - 11:30 Lecture two: anatomy of the human body
  • 11:30 - 12:45 Pranayama and meditation sequence one
  • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 15:00 Break
  • 15:00 - 16:15 Lecture three: Ayurveda and the five elements based therapy with alternate classes on the asanas and associated methods of physiotherapy and psychotherapy
  • 16:15 - 16:45 Tea break two
  • 16:45 - 18:00 Five elements based asana sequence two
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Pranayama and meditation sequence two
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

The total daily training is eight and a half hours.

Included excursions

As part of the training program, you will be visiting scenic places and temples. The training team will take you to two power spots, Leh Laddakh and Spiti Valley and the ancient temples of Himalayas. You will visit some of the nomadic monks and practice the techniques learned during the course for their maximum effect.

Instructors

Roshan Palat

Thanida Palat

Maria Angel

Retreat location

AryaMarga Yoga Institute is situated at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas in the remote town of Bir, Himachal. The picturesque town of Bir offers an enriching experience to people who are looking for authentic learning. Places like Deer Park and Dharmalaya offer traditional wisdom in the field of spirituality, sustainable living, and yoga.

Distances

  • Gaggal Airport (DHM) - 30 minutes
  • Tsering Jong Monastery, 650 meters - 9 minutes

Food

During this training, you will be served with daily delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Adventure activities such as trekking, tours, and camping
  • Paragliding with licensed professional pilots using high-quality equipment
  • Traveling to power spots for higher meditation practices

What's included

  • 153 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (vegetarian)
  • 5-course material
  • Annatura yoga lineage intensive classes
  • Anubhava yoga certification upon successful completion
  • Asanas and yoga postures classes
  • Authentic yoga studies throughout the training
  • Ayurveda classes
  • Bandhas and internal locks classes
  • Bhuta shuddhi classes
  • Hatha yoga pradipika classes
  • Human anatomy and homeostasis classes
  • Kriya technique practices
  • Mantra yoga classes
  • Meditation practices
  • Mudras or psychic and energy locks classes
  • Pranayama kriya techniques class method
  • Raja yoga sutra
  • Registration fee
  • A teaching manual for reference
  • Tuition fee
  • Vaasishtha yoga
  • Yogic psychology classes

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gaggal Airport (DHM).

Arrival by bus

From Delhi, Bir is about 12 to 14 hours by bus. From the Interstate Bus Terminal (ISBT), take a bus to Baijnath. There are two overnight buses from Delhi to Baijnath, both of which depart mid-evening and arrive early the following morning. From Pathankot and Chakki Bank, board any bus heading for Dharamshala, Kangra, Palampur, Baijnath, Mandi, Manali, or Shimla.

For Dharamshala and Baijnath, refer to the following directions: from Dharamshala, Bir is about four or five hours by bus, depending on the timing of buses and number of connections. There are three ways to travel from Dharamshala to Bir by bus. There are two daily direct buses to Bir Road and Upper Bir leaving at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. from the bus station in (lower) Dharamshala (about four hours).

Alternatively, you can take a direct bus from Dharamshala to Baijnath where you can continue onward to Bir either by local bus or by taxi. If the timing of direct buses to Bir or Baijnath will not work for you, the last-resort options are these: either take a bus to Palampur and change there for any other bus onward to Baijnath or further east, or just hop on any bus heading east from Dharamshala, including those to Jogindernagar, Mandi, Manali, or Shimla, and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Bir Road (note: if you get to Chauntra or Jogindernagar, you’ve gone too far).

This can take from three to five hours. If your bus stops at Baijnath, you'll have the option of traveling the last leg to Bir (20 to 30 minutes) either by bus or by taxi (about INR 250). If you choose to go by bus, there are two options. You can take one of the direct buses from Baijnath to Bir (which leaves about every half hour or so and go all the way to Upper Bir) or any bus heading east from Baijnath (e.g. Jogindernagar, Mandi, Manali, or Shimla) and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Bir Road.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Pathankot and take a bus or taxi onward to Bir. The most common way to travel to Bir is by train from Delhi (or wherever your origin may be) to Pathankot or Chakki Bank (two neighboring train stations in the Punjab, either of which is fine) and then make the rest of the journey to Bir by bus (six to eight hours) or taxi (four to five hours).

Take a train to Pathankot and onward to Bir. It is also possible to go almost all the way to Bir by train if you have considerable patience and/or a profound love for trains. There is a charming little toy train that leaves every morning from Pathankot to Ahju, just three kilometers from Bir (below the Bir Road intersection). Most overnight trains from Delhi (when running on time) reach Pathankot approximately an hour before the toy train leaves, so the connection is doable unless your train from Delhi is quite late (which, of course, is always a possibility, though less likely on Rajdhani and Shatabdi express trains).

Arrival by taxi

Taxi is the fastest and most convenient way of getting to Bir from Pathankot or Dharamshala, but it is also by far the most expensive and the least eco-friendly.

So if you come by car, please consider sharing the ride with others.

  • Taxi from Pathankot to Bir: four to five hours, 1,700 to 2,000 INR
  • Taxi from Dharamshala to Bir: two hours, 1,000 to 1,400 INR
  • Taxi from Baijnath to Bir: 20 minutes, 250 INR
  • Taxi from Bir Road (the closest stop for most long-distance buses) to Chowgan (including the Tibetan Colony or Deer Park): five minutes, 60 to 70 INR
  • Taxi from Bir Road to Upper Bir: 10 minutes, 90 to 100 INR

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Thursday April 15, 2021
Departure: Wednesday September 15, 2021

Special discount

There is 14-Days of Mid-course Break for students to arrange their boarding and lodging during June 6th - 19th, 2020. Students who need to travel out again to extend their visa are eligible for a discount based on the selected room. For more information regarding this, kindly send an inquiry to AryaMarga Yoga.

This training offers a special discount for participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. For more info, please send an inquiry to AryaMarga Yoga.

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