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Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga invites you to join in a Yoga-Alliance-registered yoga teacher training course in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a comprehensive, diverse and soulful teacher training program for aspiring teachers and serious students all around the world. Focusing on the path of love, meditation, union, devotion, and service, this in-depth yoga teacher training in Dharamshala will provide a strong foundation and techniques for the students to transform into a teacher of yoga, along with a deep understanding of the value of being a practitioner on and off the mat. For those who are currently teaching yoga, the course will improve their teaching methods to be able to teach in an integrative approach with the philosophy and techniques of Kashmir Shaivism.
School Guest House has rooms with kitchen, attached toilet, and hot water shower.
Techniques and guided training and practice
Analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques
Guided practice of the techniques themselves including asanas (type, categories), preparatory postures (sukshma vyayama), suryanamaskara (variations, meaning, approach), meditative asana, use of props (chair yoga, bolsters, belts, ropes, and walls), special emphasis in therapeutic approach, pranayamas, mudras, kriyas, bandhas, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques from Kashmir Shaivism, chanting of Mantras and Sanskrit Classes. both areas have substantial emphasis.
Step by step teaching method with different teaching Styles. The 200 hours YTTC (1st level)is a multistyle training suitable for establish a clear understanding and foundation of the differences and similarities of the main styles of yogasana.
At the end of the course, you will have a clear understanding of each style and decide which to follow to continue developing sadhana ( practice) based in self awareness, experience, and capacity.
Include as well in this category: clear commandments, effect of asana practice in daily life, use of voice, detailed alignment, use of props, clear and responsible adjustments, special methodology from Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga, therapeutic approach, Integrative yoga ( focus on alignment), Restorative yoga (moon benefits), Vinyasa flow (solar benefits).
After this approach, a basic study of Ashtanga Vinyasa 1st series for building strength and learning to float, Hatha yoga (Indian gurukula tradition), asana as meditation, bandhas and kumbhakas, shatkarmas-cleansings: jala neti, sutra neti, nauli, dhouthi, trataka, kapalabhati, and cues for advance kriyas- cleansings, colon detox, bandhas, honoring the traditions: basic use of props in Restorative yoga derived from Iyengar yoga, Satyananda yoga (yoga Nidra),the gurukula system, traditional and contemporary tendencies.
Qualities of a teacher (the KSSOY yoga teacher), different aspects of teaching yoga, communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries, how to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, the student learning process, and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Receiving and giving feedback
Observing others teaching
Assisting students while someone else is teaching
Anatomy and physiology
Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily system, organs)
Energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis)
Yoga therapy (healthy movement patterns, prevent lessons, benefits, and contraindication) - pranic body, emotional body, physical body, intellectual body, self, chakras special workshop, creative development, ancient tantric traditions of the world.
Gross anatomy: applying anatomy to yoga (neuromuscular nervous system, respiratory System, skeletal system, anatomy of flexion and extension), how to engage the muscles, relations and polarities, and special study for anatomical case.
Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers
Sanatana dharma, yoga, Raja yoga (antaranga and bahiranga methods), patanjali, Jnana yoga, Karma yoga (Bhagavad Gita), Bhakti yoga (mythologies), Hatha yoga, sages and integration of yoga into day to day life.
Anthropology of yoga, conscious living and mindfulness, stages in the path of yoga, of vedanta (patanjali yoga sutras, vrittis-kleshas, sanatana dharma, tattvas, vedanta father and tantra mother of yoga).
The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, such as the yoga sutras and Hatha yoga pradipika, yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher-student relationships and community, understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).
The kundalini yoga of Kashmir Shaivism
The Shaivism tradition
Meditations of Kashmir Shaivism
Vedic and Tantric traditions
Sutras of Shaivism (yogic points) sat sang
Tantra (conceptions and misconceptions)
Teachers, master, acharyas
The feminine in kashmir shaivism
The program is conducted in the yoga shala situated in upper Dharamkot, in a very traditional and peaceful place. Forest, mountain, and river view along the Dhauladar ranges from the Himalayas. The indigenous people of the Dharamshala area and the surrounding region are the Gaddis, a predominantly Hindu group who traditionally lived a nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyle. Since 1959 the place has been the residence place of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatsho. The Tibetans have built many religious, educational and cultural institutions in and around McLeodganj, for the preservation of their culture.
Near the school you will find fruits shop, market and restaurants for all budgets. Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga leaves you full liberty to arrange all meals according to your preferences and budget.
Enjoying some very scenic views of the forest around
Tasting various culinary choices in Dharamkot
Rock climbing over the ridges of the Dhauladhar range
Trekking across Dhauladhar into the upper Ravi valley and Chamba district. One of the main attractions of Dharamshala is Triund hill, Jewel of Dharamshala, located at a distance of about 9 kilometers from McLeodGanj. The snow line of Ilaqa Got is just a 5 kilometers walk. Toral Pass (4,575 meters) begins from Tang Narwana (1,150 meters) that is located nearly 10 kilometers from Dharamshala. Across Bhimghasutri Pass (4,580 meters) via near-vertical rocky ascents, steep cliffs and dangerous gorges. This is a highly difficult level trek and takes around six days to complete. Dharamshala - Bleni Pass (3,710 meters) - Dunali. Compared to other trekking trails, this one is much easier and takes around four or five days to complete. The trek leads you through alpine pastures, woods, and streams, before ending at Dunali, on the Chamba road.
The closest airport is Gaggal (15 kilometers) away. Airlines like air India and spice jet offers daily flights from Delhi to Dharamsala arriving at Gaggal Airport, well known as Kangra Airport. From the airport you may hire a cab to get to the main town.
Dharamshala is well-connected to all the cities of New Delhi though the Inter State Bus Services. From Dharamshala and McLeodganj, there are regular bus services to Dalhousie, Chamba, Manali, Shimla, and further down to Delhi. You could drive in by rented car from any of these towns.
The nearest rail station for Dharamshala is at Pathankot, 150 kilometers down in the plains. There is a narrow guage train from Pathankot to Kangra (18 kilometers). After getting off at the railway station, you can avail the bus service or hire private or shared taxis to get to Dharamshala.