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The course presents a strong emphasis on the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series. Trainees are expected to maintain a daily yoga practice during the training. You will cover topics such as meditation, yogic breathing practices, Ashtanga primary series, asana practices, anatomy and physiology for yoga, ethics, and business of yoga, teaching methodology, and many more topics to help you in your journey of becoming a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher.
The Nirvana Yoga Shala center has accommodation available within the school. You can stay either in a private room with a private bathroom, a private room with a private bathroom and air-conditioner, or a private room with a king or queen size bed, air conditioner, living room, a kitchen, and a private balcony. The general facilities for students include security, hot water jacuzzi and shower, free Wi-Fi connection, and a rooftop chill-out lounge.
Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga is a dynamic form of yoga synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. It is a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs and improves blood circulation, resulting in a light and strong body and a calm mind.
On the first week, you will have led classes which covers sun salutations A, sun salutations B, standing poses, sitting poses, and finishing sequence. A total 51 Individual asanas will be covered. On the second week, you will focus on self-practice alignments and adjustments from faculty members and trainees.
On the third week, you will have self-practice with alignments and the instructors will come around and correct the poses to reach perfection of poses. And for the fourth week, trainees will lead the led class and will be able to give hands on adjustments and alignment. Practical exam will be evaluated by faculty members of Mystic School.
Pranayama is control of breath. “Prana” is breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels, prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “Ayama” means control. So, pranayama is control of breath. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind.
During the first and second week, the techniques covered will be Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Ujjai, Nadi shodana, Surya bhedana, Chendra bedana, Anuloma-Viloma, Shithali, Shitkari, and Bramari.
During the third and fourth week, you will practice the advanced variations of the first and second week practice and bandas and mudra will be added. During the fourth week, the trainees will lead the class and a practical exam evaluated by Mystic School's faculties.
By covering some of the basics of muscular skeletal anatomy, we will also be looking closely at joint mechanics, where movement comes from, the nature of body tissues, and how they are affected through yoga. The sessions will include multimedia presentations, hands on anatomy, case studies of injuries, and why difficulties with certain movements can occur.
The meditation techniques covered during this training will be intoning the sounds, third eye, Nadabrahma, Osho Kundalini, chakra sounds and breathing , Gourishankara, relaxing body and mind, conscious sleeping and dreaming, vipassana, and zazen.
The entire Eight Limbs of the Patanjali system are also sometimes referred to as Dhyana or the meditative path, although strictly speaking, only the last four limbs constitute meditation Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, and Samādhi. The preceding steps are only to prepare the body and mind for meditation: meditation starts by being separate from the mind, by being a witness. That is the only way of separating self from anything.
Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. But for most of us accumulated stress in body and mind makes that difficult. Before you can hope to access your inner powerhouse of consciousness, you ne need to let go of your tensions. Active meditations have been scientifically designed by Osho for the contemporary man. The activity itself creates the situation in which passivity happens.
Yoga sutras of Patanjali succinctly outlines the art and science of yoga meditation for self-realization. It is a process of systematically encountering, examining, and transcending each of the various gross and subtle levels of false identity in the mind field, until the jewel of the true Self comes shining through. When Patanjali codified, or compiled the yoga sutras, it was not that a new system was created, but rather, the ancient practices were summarized in an extremely organized and scientific way.
You will study chapter one Samadhi Pada (concentration); chapter two Sadhana Pada (practice); chapter three Vibhuti Pada (progressing), and chapter four Kaivalya Pada (liberation).
On Saturdays, guest lecturers will be invited to talk on Ayurvedic yogic diet, ethics, cultural and traditional inheritance of yogic schools of India, and how to set up a studio to teach yoga and business of yoga.
The trainees will be accessed on asana performance, teaching led class, and hands on adjustments. At the end, you should be able to teach a pranayama class including the names of each techniques and contraindications of each techniques.
The course will provide full manual which cover all the modules of syllabus. The pre-reading books are mailed to students and they are expected to read themselves. All the course material will be shared by Dropbox for you to keep a copy in your computer.
The practitioners are expected to have minimum one year of any style of yoga practice before they can be accepted. The style of yoga can be Shivananda, Hatha, Ashtanga, Power yoga, Bikram, Vinyasa, or any other style. All attendants must inform in advance in case of major injuries, cronical health issues, or psychological issues.
Swami Deva Arhato (Shashi) a yogi, tantrica, and shaman. Since his childhood days, he was more interested in spiritual practices, particularly Hatha yoga, Vedas, Upanishads, then academic studies. In 2006, he started Mystic School which is renamed as Nirvana Yoga Shala where under his spiritual guidance the center offers Ashtanga, Hatha, Tantra yoga teacher training courses, regular classes of Ashtanga, Hatha, pranayama, meditations, Reiki and Munay Ki healing, singing bowls healing, past life regression sessions, and training.
Stella is a yoga practitioner working at Nirvana Yoga Shala teaching Kundalini yoga. She completed some training in yoga: Hatha yoga, traditional Tantra yoga, Kundalini yoga, (Yogi Bhajan style and Traditional Kundalini yoga), also Nada yoga, Bhakti, and kirtan. Her background in shamanism and healing energy makes her classes full of knowledge about the flow of energy and the chakra system. Kundalini classes are dynamic, positive, and assist in profound transformations. She is passionate about teaching, her classes focus on the practice of teaching developing skills.
This teacher training will take place at the Nirvana Yoga Shala in Mysore, India. The school is located in the Gokulam suburb, one of the upmarket suburbs in Mysore. It has a convenient location that offers privacy and a friendly environment to hang out with your fellow students.
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You will be served with daily vegetarian meals. There are many cafes around Mystic School of Yoga that serve Indian and continental food. The food is very satvik and is catered to yoga students. Many restaurants also serve vegan food.
During this training, you can enjoy an Ayurvedic massage, Himalayan singing bowls, past life sessions, and Reiki sessions for an additional cost.
Kempegowda International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional cost. You can ask for a mini cab for around 3,200 (INR), a mini cab with air conditioner for 3,700 (INR), or a SUV cab for approximately 4,700 (INR).
From Kempegowda International Airport, you may take a bus to the downtown bus station and then you can take a bus or train to Mysore.
You can take a train from Delhi to Bengaluru and then change to Mysore.
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