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Come to India and join this life-changing program. This is your chance to practice complete liberation from the bad tendencies of the mind which create disease, pain, and distress. If you are a yoga enthusiast who want to focus on the ultimate experience of liberation through Surya yoga in the time of the most auspicious festival in the world of liberation, Deepam, then this experience is for you!
During the course, you will be accommodated in a single room. You may opt for a room with air conditioning or without one.
This 500-hour yoga teacher training will take you to the deeper essence of Gyana yoga and its connection with liberation from Cita Vriitis which one may have attained in this lifetime, and also the Citta Vrittis which he may have attained in other lifetime, as Maharishi Patanjali puts the definition of yoga as "Cittavritta Nirodha".
You will be guided to explore the spiritual side of Surya yoga and how it affects both students and teachers and transform their lives, which not only heals the body from diseases, but also helps you receive wellness, happiness, and well-being, by creating a completely new condition and consciousness in life. This is your chance to practice complete liberation from the bad tendencies of the mind which create disease, pain, and distress.
The retreat will include daily Surya yoga sessions, pilgrimages to the holy sites of Tiruvanamalai, along with sacred walks around the sacred Arunachala Hill to explain the deeper significance of the temples and how architecture helps people to gain higher yogic and spiritual experience. The training will also includes session on yoga philosophy and discussions on kaivalya pada of the yoga sutras.
A special session will be conducted on Dakshinamurty (adi guru or adi yogi) temple where the science of Surya yoga was revealed to Sri Joydip in Tiruvannamalai. This is an advance course that will really sharpen your mind for a more detailed knowledge of yoga.
Upon completion, you will be able to receive a certificate issued by Sri Joydip Ashram. The ashram will also help facilitate students to receive their certificates by Quality Council of India at additional cost and time.
Dakshinamurty temple visit and sacred walks around Arunachala are included in the retreat price.
This yoga teacher training will be held in the Indian town of Tiruvannmalai, a place which is considered one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for receiving the ancient knowledge of Advaita Gyana.
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During the teacher training program, you will be served south Indian vegetarian dish (thali) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with tea breaks in between.
Throughout your stay, you may explore the area where you are staying and try local dishes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA) or Bengaluru International Airport (BLR). Then, continue your journey by other means of transportation. Tiruvannamalai is three to four hour drive from Chennai or Bangalore and well connected place.