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Yoga is a Sanskrit word which can be explained as the union of the soul with the divine. According to the Yoga sutras of Patanjali; an ancient philosophical text in which the sutras are short aphorisms addressing a particular topic, in this case yoga, there is a more elaborate definition of the term "yoga chitta vritti nirodha." which translates as "yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind." We strongly believe that through our training program you will achieve a stillness and clarity of mind which will allow you to show the essence of yoga to your students with ease.
We believe everybody is different and has different needs and preferences. We will help you find your own unique teaching style, by adapting to your individual needs in order to help you reach your maximum growth and progress. Our ultimate aim is to renovate our students lives for the better, through practical experience. For anyone who has a strong thirst to go deeper into yoga science, we will provide the perfect retreat and devote totally to transform your life.
Yoga with Divya is registered with World Yoga Alliance and Divya is certified by Yoga Alliance International, and our yoga teacher training course is designed to help you learn and teach yoga in depth; in a simple, detailed and loving way.
The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind and spirit. During this course you will deepen your knowledge about the main yoga philosophies, such as Patanjali yoga sutra, karma yoga, bhakti yoga and gyan yoga. This will help you understand better who you are and what you can be, and how to achieve your hidden potential and possibilities.
Named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.
Iyengar yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing the asanas. The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old.
Vinyasa essentially means movement synchronized with breath and is a vigorous style based on a rapid flow through sun salutations. You may also see a Vinyasa yoga class referred to as a flow class, which refers to the continuous flow from one posture to the next. On the other hand, Ashtanga is a system of yoga that was brought to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
During an Ashtanga class you will be led nonstop through one or more of the Ashtanga series, while being encouraged to breathe as you move from pose to pose. Each series is a set sequence of asanas, always in the same order. It is typically fast-paced, vigorous and physically challenging.
On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and ayama is control. Best known as the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force, pranayama exercises are especially designed to control the rhythms of pranic energy and achieve healthy body and mind.
In Sanskrit bandha means to lock, to hold, or to tighten. It also refers to a lock in and of itself. There are 3 principle bandhas in the body, and a fourth that ties them all together. Bandhas conduct breath through the body, working against the force of gravity and achieving lightness. They allow energy to flow. This is technically something very subtle, therefore physical action and muscle contraction are only a small part of bandha. The bandhas help you regulate and control all your internal systems; hormonal, sexual, metabolic, digestive, and more.
Kriya is a Sanskrit word that means 'action'. In the context of the risen kundalini, kriyas refers to involuntary movements which result from increased life force pranic energy in the body. Those who meditate or do yoga regularly may also experience kriyas during their practice. On the other hand, mudras are sacred hand movements described in some yogic texts. They can be seen in classic statues of buddhist and hindu deities. Daily practice of kriyas and mudras helps attain a better health, cure different diseases and it also helps to go deeper into meditation.
There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind and change them for the better. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It helps develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. A regular meditation practice will help you understand the patterns and habits of your mind, and create more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind.
You will learn about Ayurveda and naturopathy for a better, healthier life, and natural remedies to cure different diseases. You will also learn about diet control and the different types of food that are best for you, which are not good or might be harmful; all this to improve your health and eating habits. In Ayurveda you will learn about the different body constitutions or doshas, such as prakrithi vatta, pitta, kapha and much more.
Knowing how to teach yoga is as important as learning to do yoga for our self-growth and benefits. You will learn how to give knowledge and present yourself as a teacher with positive body language as adequate use of voice for motivating and create respect and trust in the hearts of students.
We will cover all the aspects of the body language as well as the adequate use of the voice, to create a motivating positive atmosphere as well as to build the trust and respect of the students. You will also learn how to teach in a better and proper way, how to give instructions, how to create an ideal class and the different styles of teaching and techniques to adapt to different types of students which will help you win their respect and trust
Dharamsala is best known as the home of the Dalai Lama. Is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, formerly known as Bhagsu. The Dalai Lama's residence is located in McLeod Ganj and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration are in Dharamsala. In fact, the Tibetan government is located in Gangchen Kyishong. It is a popular place to visit and most travelers stay uphill in the busy little traveler town of McLeod Ganj.
"Thanks for transformation in my life by your teacher training course it was great learning experience and I learned near about 80 new Asanas, 17 Pranayamas , near about 30 Meditations, Yoga Philosophy. I hope it will bring great positive changes my life and I will do Pranayamas, meditations for full life for my spiritual growth. I was zero in December when I met you first time in my life and then I did not know anything about yoga and I started my yoga life with you and now after one month I can speak or teach yoga to 5 or 6 people which is like dream coming true which I was not imagining in December. Thanks a lot for transformation and everything. Your encouragement, moral support , proper guidance helped me a lot to learn and improve."
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"I had learned a lot of knowledge from Divya like different techniques of meditations, many techniques of Pranayama ( Breathing Exercises) and most importantly learned so many Asanas or postures which I never dreamed in life or thought before meeting Divya . My way of thinking or attitude changed after doing yoga with Divya because in begining I was thinking like in holidays how to kill my time by getting some information only and now Divya taught me how to use time in best possible creative way for your growth and transformation . He taught me yoga is more than body and yoga is more about meditation and how to go inside your soul for spritual growth.So yoga with Divya taught me many new things like to do anything Totality with awareness and to purify body ,mind and heart. This yogi Divya is very professional and helpful, caring, compassionate. That is all I can say .So thanks for everything I learn here ."
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"My name is Kate, I am from Australia.I came to Goa for the teacher training course with Divya at Christmas time and was pleasantly surprised by the choice of asanas uses in his morning class . They were perfect for my body as I have lower back trouble. He includes back bends, twists, backbends, that have improved the flexibility of my spine and reduced the pain I feel sometimes in the morning . I have also learnt a lot about doing the asana properly. Although I have done yoga for about two years, some things needed correcting. I enjoyed doing pranayam on the beach every morning, sitting with the dogs,watching the waves come in. It was hard at first to juggle partying with doing a course but Divya was very allowing in giving days off for special events like Christmas and new year. Overall, I am feeling great in my body and I have a much better understanding of yoga and feel I have the confidence to teach a yoga class. I think I have chosen the right teacher and would not hesitate to recommend Divya for the yoga teacher training course. Kate Green Australia."
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