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Join SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's yoga teacher training course which is designed to equip you with the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration you need to become an outstanding yoga teacher and a balanced serene individual who is ready to lead others in their yoga practice. The intermediate 500 level Yoga Teacher Training is a one month intensive course. Available all year round to those who have already completed 200 Hour or equivalent Yoga Teacher Training or relevant Yoga experience. This course will enable you to be a Master Level Teacher, with the tools, knowledge, wisdom and certification to Train 200 Hour Level Yoga Teachers.
This Transformational yoga teacher training course (TTC) will take place at Tenderness Guesthouse, near Auroville and Pondicherry, a perfect location in close proximity to both the Matrimandir and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which the mother had once called a veritable laboratory to work out the future society. Private and shared room accommodation options are available for this retreat. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms and a common kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
This masters level 500-hour Transformational yoga teacher training course is a four week intensive course.
Transformational yoga is an integral approach to physical health, emotional balance, and mental and spiritual clarity founded and created by Swami Vidyanand, a renowned yoga master. Transformational yoga gives you the tools you need in order to make a difference in your everyday life. In depth focus of asanas, the chakras, mantras, and breathing and meditation techniques gives you the knowledge you need to purify your body, stabilize your emotions, focus your mind, and increase your spiritual well-being. Swami Vidyanand founded SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga to share his teaching and learning.
During the Transformational yoga teacher training course the following techniques are applied in order to accomplish personal transformation for yourself and your future students:
Asana: Asana training and practice is your opportunity to examine the asanas in depth, learn safe hands-on adjustments, modifications, and precise alignment. These asanas can be modified and are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced and offer a holistic approach to health, while focusing on chakra activation, back strengthening, ab strengthening and a standing series. Two asana classes a day are taught; one for your personal practice and development and one teaching you how to teach others. You also have the opportunity to get supervised teaching practice. You will come away with a thorough knowledge of the asana sequences and the physical aspects of yoga, such as anatomy and physiology.
Pranayama: Discover the healing potential of your breath. Breathing techniques are an essential component of Hatha yoga. Benefits include improved concentration, more energy, deeper sleep, and reduced stress levels. Not only does it feed the brain, but revitalises the body, since breath is the bridge between the body and the mind.
Mantra: The science of vibration will be explored during the teacher training. Mantra chanting generates vibrations which are fundamental tools for altering the psyche, and producing a tranquil and balanced mind. In yogic practices, the growth of our awareness progresses with the help of these vibrations. By cleansing our minds with mantras, decision making becomes clearer, observation power is awakened; purification leads to improved concentration and a calm focused mind. Mantras will be translated and clearly explained.
Meditation: Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and other relaxation techniques are included in the Transformational yoga teacher training course in order to give us an experience of our pure natures, in which our egos dissolve and we find inner silence. We will introduce dynamic Osho meditations, Raja, Zen and Karma yoga meditation, as well as silent walking meditation.
Upon completion of our course you will receive 500-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate that qualifies you to teach confidently anywhere in the world. For deepening your personal practice and understanding 100-hour courses are also an option.
Pondicherry, a hidden gem of South East India and a former French colony on the Sea of Bengal, retains all of its charm and gentility of colonial times. Visit the birthplace of yoga and you will understand why its traditions have endured for a millennium and they continue to have relevance and value in our modern world.
While it is inspired by and based on the Teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga is an Independent organization based in this region, and is not a part of the Auroville Foundation or Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners are included with fresh, wholesome Vegetarian meals
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