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28 Days 250-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundations, 36/182, Amritha Jyothi, Vengeri, Calicut, Kerala, South India, India

Overview

Kerala Yoga Teacher Training India

This unique training is designed only for the most serious and dedicated yoga teachers and aspirants. Students of this course should be regular practitioners of any style of yoga. The course aims to emphasize a deeper understanding of classic Hatha yoga, followed by various sequence and styles, and combining it with alignment techniques from various schools and teachings.

Highlights

  • Daily classical yoga practices
  • Daily advanced meditation practices
  • Advanced course on mudras and bandhas
  • Advance asana, pranayama, and Shat Kriya practices
  • Receive a Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Ayurveda and Tantric Japa yoga courses
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Advanced

  • 27 days with instruction
  • English
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During this course, you will be staying at a simple and comfortable accommodation in the Vasishta Yoga ashram. Most students enrolled in the course will be expected to share a room with one or two other trainees. However, students can also request for single accommodation and depending on the availability, this can be provided at an additional cost. There are Wi-Fi connection, printer, and telephone available in the ashram.

This yoga teacher training is a unique program for national and international yoga students from different traditions of yoga to experience the intensive and spiritual learning of traditional yoga. For many years, Vasishta Yoga has trained several yoga teachers all over the world. The focus of this course is to bring a practitioner's level to the teacher level and eventually, the master level, both in life and yoga.

Those new to yoga or those who are simply wishing to deepen their own practice are also welcome in this course. The course starts from the foundation level, the intermediate level, and then the advanced level.

Students in the course will learn both traditional and modern methods of yoga, such as how to do body alignment in asanas, teaching methodology, philosophy of yoga and life, meditation, pranayama, and more. There is a team of masters, who are experts in different areas of yoga and spirituality, who will heartily share their knowledge in the course.

During the course period, the weather is perfect for practicing yoga with warm days and cooler nights. This four-week residential course is based on a traditional way of teaching, as well as applying modern methodology to challenge body and mind limitation. Vasishta Yoga provides meals and accommodation in the ashrams and a chance to study under the tutelage of a master teacher.

The aim of the training is to prepare students to be competent and confident yoga masters whilst guiding them to deepen their own understanding of yoga and its practical application in everyday life.

Course content

The main purpose of advanced yoga practice is to help the student develop mentally, physically, and spiritually. The systematic and regular practice of classical asanas, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, bandhas, and deeper relaxation techniques will help to remove internal blockages and is a deep internal cleansing process. The three main aspects covered by the course are physical, pranic, and mental.

The physical aspect of the course aims to teach different advance asanas on a deeper level, incorporating special sequences and different styes and variations of asanas. Special techniques will be taught that allow the performance of complex asanas in a simple way.

Asanas not only increase physical fitness and flexibility of the body, but also help overcome physical blockages such as tension and stiffness of muscles. Each student will be expected to participate in daily practice (including morning practice on weekends).

The second part of the course will develop the student’s deeper practice on a pranic level. You will develop advanced pranayama practice to cleanse the nadis (energy channels) and learn how to release the inner blockages in chakras through chakra purification techniques. Advanced techniques of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, as well as various kriyas for cleansing the internal organs, are the special contribution of this course.

Finally, the course will also look at the mind through different ancient Tantric meditation and the techniques of kriya yoga meditation, which help cleanse and strengthen the manomaya kosha. You will also practice mantra chanting, selected part of yoga philosophy, and basic and advanced yoga Nidra.

This course is offered once every two years in India for a very limited and select number of students only. The training will incorporate a 70% practical and 30% theoretical course structure. The daily schedule includes seven to eight hours of classes a day and every weekend is given to the student to develop personal practice or free time.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 Meditation
  • 06:30 Classical asana practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:15 Mantra chanting
  • 11:45 Advanced prayanama or meditation
  • 13:15 Lunch and rest
  • 15:45 Teaching and methodology of practice or lecture
  • 19:00 Advance asana practice
  • 20:00 Dinner

Training curriculum

Advanced practice of asanas

  • Alignment techniques
  • Basic to advance flow in asanas
  • Special sequence
  • Styles in postures
  • Variations
  • Works with physical blockages

Advanced practice of pranayama

  • Ancient methods of Tantric pranayamas
  • Mantra pranayama
  • Sequence of classical pranayama
  • Swara yoga pranayama

Advanced practice of Shat Kriya

  • Basic and advance Shat Kriya from ancient Hatha yoga system

Advanced practice of mudras and bandhas

  • Classical bandha follow with Tantric mudras

Advanced practice of meditation

  • Advanced Tantric meditation
  • Ajapa japa meditation
  • Antar Mouna meditation
  • Kriya yoga meditation
  • Mantra yoga meditation
  • Prana yoga meditation
  • Tattwa Shuddi meditation

Ayurveda

  • Basic introduction to Ayurveda

Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a natural approach to improving health and treating illness which focuses on the use of natural substance and treatments. Naturopathy believes that all healing power are within your body. It advocates aiding the human system to remove the causes of diseases, such as toxins, by expelling the unwanted matter from the body.

Tantric Japa yoga

  • Mantra chanting - pure Tantric approach to inner purification practice of Japa yoga

This course will take place in Kerala, India. The yoga ashram is located in Kerala, which is close to Kochi countryside, South India. Vasishta Yoga created a beautiful platform in a peaceful countryside village, where you can explore your knowledge and practice. The students are provided with the perfect environment to immerse themselves deeply into the study and practice of traditional Hatha yoga.

General
  • Dining area
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi

All meals during the course are prepared according to the strict standard of a nutritionally sound yogic diet. Diet plays a very important role in the successful practice of yoga and has an intimate connection with the mind. Meat, fish, and eggs are therefore not allowed. You will enjoy pure vegetarian meals which are fresh, organic, natural, and of high quality.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All yoga teacher training courses mentioned in the program
  • Certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airfare
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Calicut International Airport (CCJ). Transfer from and to the airport is available by local taxi upon request. Please contact Vasishta Yoga for any inquiries.

Arrival by train

There is a daily train service from Chennai and connecting trains from all major cities. Transfer from and to the railway station by local taxi upon request. Please contact Vasishta Yoga for any inquiries.

  • Review by Mona from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "There are no words of thanks to offer you for sharing your knowledge with us.. I could not have chosen a better spiritual guide. Your humor, kindness, love, patience, and spirit are my best memories of learning yoga. Life is beautiful. Om shanti."

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  • Review by Mimi from Bali, Indonesia
    10 out of 10

    "This has been an amazing experience for me! Thanks for enlightening me about yoga and its vast branches. You have opened my awareness and I cannot wait to learn more about yoga. You are a wonderful teacher and a genuine person. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love."

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  • Review by Ambily from USA
    10 out of 10

    "True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges in our guiding light and channeling God’s love. I will always keep this experience close to my heart. You will be one among all the teachers I will thank (next to Patanjali) whenever I start my yoga practice! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Om shanti."

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  • Review by Marten from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Saji for sharing your knowledge. You and Patanjali have given me tools to move closer to God. I am touched by the love this month has given me. I hope I will meet you again in this life. Om shanti."

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  • Review by Debbie from England, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for everything. You have been a great inspiration as well as a fantastic teacher. Keep well, relax."

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  • Review by Ali from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "This has been such a wonderful month of learning experience. Thank you for your patience and for helping me decide what I want to do with my life - yoga. Hope I can be (almost) as truly inspirational teacher as you someday."

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Kerala, India

Vasishta Yoga conducts yoga courses, workshops, seminars, holistic yoga therapy, and many other trainings and educational workshops concerning the deeper science of yoga.

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28 days / 27 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday February 11, 2017
Departure: Friday March 10, 2017

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