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Insightful Yoga Teacher Training India

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Meet the instructors

Vikas & Dr Shwetambari
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Yoga theory lectures
  • English instruction. Hindi and Marathi language can be provided if needed.
  • Learn how to teach a yoga session
  • Daily batch, the course can start as soon as you sign up
  • Self-paced is possible upon discussion with the teacher
  • Free time to do other activities
  • Pranayama and meditation session
  • Mindfulness talk Q&A and practice
  • Online yoga exam accredited by Yoga Certification Board (YCB) under Indian Government
  • Certification valid for 5 years
  • Daily sattvic and vegetarian meals
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: 1-8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (US$41 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Pune Airport (US$7 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
06:00

During this training, you will be staying at Empire Estate Apartment in a shared twin room or a private double room. Swasti Yoga hostel at Empire Estate offers 3 BHK spacious area that has been built by applying the best creative options. It has an excellent blend of good location, fine planning, and perfect execution. It is set amid copious landscaped greenery that shelters the most advanced amenities and recreational facilities.

It is set amid copious landscaped greenery that shelters the most advanced amenities and recreational facilities. With the imposing, grand appearance, Empire Estate is profitably situated very close to the Pune airport and the IT hub at Hinjewadi. Nearby landmarks include banks/ATMs, grocery shops, food joints, jewelry shops, D mart shopping market, and a carnival. Hospital is one kilometer away. There’s no to a rare power cut.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion, you will get a certificate from Swasti Yoga Centre and Yoga Certifcation Board (YCB) Govt. of India.

Level 1: Yoga Protocol Instructor (YPI) accredited by Swasti Yoga Center

Swasti Yoga Center is a trusted Indian yoga institution (ISO 9001:2015 certified yoga center for quality education, training, therapy, and research in yoga) and is an associate center of the Indian Yoga Association (IAA).

The yoga curriculum is based on the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Certification of Persons ISO/IEC 17024, and it is affiliated with the Indian Yoga Association, International Ayurveda Association, and International Federation of Yoga Professionals.

Introduction to yoga and yogic practice

  • Yoga: etymology, definitions, aim, objectives and misconceptions
  • Yoga: its origin, history, and development
  • Guiding principles to be followed by yoga practitioners
  • Principles of yoga (triguna, antahkarana-chatustaya, tri-Sharia/panchakosha)
  • Introduction to major schools of yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Patanjali, Hatha)
  • Introduction to yoga practices for health and well being
  • Introduction to shatkarma: meaning, purpose and their significance in yoga sadhana
  • Introduction to yogic sukshma vyayma, sthula vyayama, and surya namaskar
  • Introduction to yogasana: meaning, principles, and their health benefits
  • Introduction to pranayam and dhyana and their health benefits

Introduction to yoga of texts

  • Introduction and study of Patanjala Yoga Sutra including memorization of selected Sutras (chapter I-1-12)
  • Introduction and study of Bhagavad Gita including memorization of a selection of Slokas (chapter II-47, 48, 49, 50 and 70)
  • Introduction and study of Hathpradipika
  • General introduction to Prasthanatrayee
  • Concepts and principles of aahara (diet) in Hathapradipikaand Bhagawadgita (Mitahara and Yuktahara)
  • Significance of health yoga practices in health and well being
  • Concept of mental wellbeing according to Patanjala Yoga
  • Yogic practices of Patanjala Yoga: Bahiranga and Antaranga Yoga
  • Concepts of healthy living in Bhagwad Gita
  • Importance of subjective experience in daily yoga practice

Yoga for health promotion

  • Brief introduction to the human body
  • Meaning and means of health promotion and role of yoga in health promotion
  • Yogic positive attitude (maitri, karuna, mudita, upeksha)
  • Concepts of bhavas (dharma, jnana, vairagya, aishvarya) and their relevance in well being
  • Dincharya and ritucharya with respect to a yogic lifestyle
  • Holistic approach of yoga towards health and diseases
  • Introduction to first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Yogic management of stress and its consequences
  • Yoga in the prevention of metabolic and respiratory disorders
  • Yoga for personality development

Practical: demonstration skills

Prayer: concept and recitation of pranava and hymns

Yoga cleansing techniques: Knowledge of dhauti, neti and practice of kapalabhati

Yogic sukshma vyayama and sthula vyayama

  • Yogic sukshma vyayama (micro circulation practices): neck movement
  • Griva shakti vikasaka (I, II, III, IV): shoulder movement
  • Bhuja valli shakti vikasaka
  • Purna bhuja shakti vikasaka: trunk movement
  • Kati shakti vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V): knee movement
  • Jangha shakti vikasaka (II-A and B)
  • Janu shakti vikasaka: ankle movement
  • Pada-mula shakti vikasana - A and B
  • Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala-shakti vikasaka
  • Yogic sthula vyayama (macrocirculation practices): Sarvanga pushti and hrid gati (engine daud)
  • Yogic surya namaskara
  • Yogasana
  • Tadasana, vrikshasana, ardha, chakrasana, padahastasana, kati chakrasana, trikonasana
  • Dandasana, sukhasana, padmasana, vajrasana,
  • Bhadrasana, mandukasana, ushtrasana, shashankasana, uttana mandukasana
  • Paschimottanasana, purvottanasana
  • Vakrasana, gomukhasana
  • Bhujangasana, shalabhasana, makarasana
  • Pavanamuktasana, uttnapadasana, ardha, halasana, setubandhasana
  • Vipareetakarani, saral matsyasana, shavasana

Preparatory breathing practices

  • Sectional breathing (abdominal, thoracic, clavicular)
  • Yogic deep breathing

Pranayama

  • Concept of puraka, rechaka and kumbhaka
  • Anulmoa viloma / nadi shodhana
  • Sheetalee (without kumbhaka)
  • Bhramari (without kumbhaka)

Understanding of bandha

  • Jalandhara bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Mula bandha

Understanding of mudra

  • Hasta mudras (chin, chinmaya, brahma, adi, jnana, dhyana and nasika)

Practices leading to meditation and dhyna sadhana

  • Recitation of pranava and soham
  • Recitation of selected hymns, invocations and prayers from Vedas and Upanishadas
  • Body and breath awareness
  • Yoga Nidra

Practical: teaching skills (methods of teaching yoga)

  • Essentials of good lesson plan: Concepts, needs, planning of teaching yoga (shatkriya, asana, pranayama, and practices leading to dhyana)
  • Principles of teaching yoga protocol to different groups (beginners, children, youth, women, geriatric population, and special attention group)
  • Preparation for a yoga class (before and during the class)
  • Factors influencing yoga teaching
  • Class management in yoga: its meaning and needs
  • Conducting yoga practical lessons: precautions and contraindications of practices)
  • Salient features of ideal yoga instructors
  • Models of ideal yoga lesson plans

Daily class schedule

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Yoga asanas, pranayama, shuddhi kriyas (yogic cleansing techniques)
  • 09:30 Sattvic breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Yoga theory lecture (According to syllabus)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Mindfulness talk Q&A and practice
  • 13:30 Nourishing sattvic lunch
  • 14:30 Free time to rest and explore
  • 17:00 Pranayama, meditation, relaxation session/yoga activities, assignments, mock exams, guru-shishya discourse/Evening program (activities vary; temples, historical place visits, bhajan, kirtan, cultural programs)
  • 19:30 Nourishing vegetarian dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Included excursions

  • Tickets to local monuments and museums

Instructors

Vikas Chothe

Dr Shwetambari Chothe

Retreat location

Swasti Yoga hostel at Empire Estate offers 3 BHK spacious areas that have been built by applying the best creative options. It has an excellent blend of good location, fine planning, and perfect execution. It is set amid copious landscaped greenery that shelters the most advanced amenities and recreational facilities.

It is set amid copious landscaped greenery that shelters the most advanced amenities and recreational facilities. With the imposing, grand appearance, Empire Estate is profitably situated very close to the Pune airport and the IT hub at Hinjewadi. Nearby landmarks include banks/ATMs, grocery shops, food joints, jewellery shops, Dmart shopping market, and a carnival. Hospital is one kilometre away. There's no to rare powercut.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this training, you will be served daily sattvic and vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
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)

  • Ayurveda treatments
  • Ayurveda massage and therapy
  • Ayurveda courses
  • Ayurveda cooking classes
  • Tickets to local monuments and museums

Spa treatments

  • Ayurveda panchakarma
  • Snehan
  • Swedan
  • Shirodhara
  • Nasya
  • Udvartan

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Level 1 Yoga Protocol Instructor (YPI) course
  • Daily sattvic and vegetarian meals
  • Daily yoga class
  • Yoga theory lectures
  • Pranayama and meditation session
  • Free time to do activity programs
  • Mindfulness talk Q&A and practice

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Airport transfer available: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (US$41 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Pune Airport Airport transfer available: Pune Airport (US$7 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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