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Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training India

Welcome to Bala Yoga School, a place where the very essence of youth, encapsulated by the Tamil word "Bala," forms the cornerstone of our educational philosophy. Here, we firmly believe that youthfulness transcends mere age; it is a state of mind defined by boundless curiosity, unwavering vitality, an adventurous spirit, and an enduring commitment to lifelong learning and unlearning.

Meet the instructors

Balaganesh
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation session
  • Learn in-depth yogic philosophy and lifestyle; it's more than just asanas
  • Explore different styles of yoga and bodywork practices like Kalaripayatu
  • Experience the sustainable lifestyle of Auroville
  • Beyond yoga, India offers a vast array of cultural and adventure experiences
  • Benefit from a small group size for personalized learning
  • 23 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


22 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, Nepali, Spanish, Tamil
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
Airport transfer available:
Chennai International Airport (US$ 65 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Your accommodation is conveniently situated at the entrance of Auroville, providing you with an ideal opportunity to embrace an alternative lifestyle while indulging in the practice of yoga.

Auromode Apartments offer a variety of comfortable accommodations, including guesthouses and a guest cottage, totaling 22 rooms, all designed for double occupancy. Our homes are thoughtfully equipped with essential amenities, ensuring a delightful stay throughout the year. Each unit features Wi-Fi access, a convenient kitchenette, friendly housekeepers, and laundry services for your convenience.

They take pride in utilizing Laurie Baker's eco-friendly mud construction methods, which guarantee a pleasant experience regardless of the season. Every room is furnished with hot and cold water showers, air-conditioning, and single beds on a double occupancy basis to ensure your comfort.

Nestled amidst a lush canopy of trees, the entire guest house provides a serene environment, perfect for leisurely strolls. Conveniently situated near a motorable highway and at the entrance of Auroville, Auromode Apartments offers both accessibility and tranquility for your stay.

Program

At Bala Yoga School, they extend a heartfelt invitation to those individuals who resonate with the spirit of youth, those who feel the vibrant energy of youth pulsating within their hearts. If you're eager to explore the art of keeping that inner flame ablaze and yearn to share your wisdom as a teacher, you've found your sanctuary.

Nestled within the international community of Auroville, a haven far removed from the touristy commotion. Here, you'll dwell in enchanting old wooden houses, relishing fresh and nourishing cuisine, and, above all, embarking on a profound journey of self-discovery.

Join Bala Yoga School for this meticulously curated 22-day Teacher Training Course (TTC) where you will delve into the limitless potentials of youthfulness while immersing ourselves in the art of teaching. At Bala Yoga School, the philosophy centers on nurturing not only the teacher within but also fostering the spirit of the eternal learner.

This transformative course encourages you to dedicate your time, energy, and effort to acquire essential life skills while cultivating self-discipline for your personal practice. This program is approved and certified by Yoga Alliance, a globally recognized certification that sets the standard for teaching yoga worldwide. Bala Yoga School firmly believe that without an injury-free personal practice, one cannot effectively teach others. Their approach is rooted in tradition, placing a strong emphasis on the profound aspects of yogic living, rather than simply focusing on asanas, as some modern schools tend to do.

Yoga, in its essence, is an esoteric philosophy that seeks to enrich the five dimensions of wealth/health in our lives. Asanas contribute to physical health, meditation nurtures mental well-being, and being part of a community of like-minded individuals fosters social health. Financial health is addressed by acquiring new skills that can be shared and remunerated, ultimately leading to spiritual health - a deep understanding of our true selves.

Bala Yoga School strives to create a sacred space where you can confront your authentic self, identify areas in need of transformation, and evolve into a new, awakened supramental being. Here, you will embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and holistic well-being, and they invite you to embrace this transformative experience with open arms.

This Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a holistic journey that prioritizes not only physical health but also mental and spiritual well-being. Throughout the course, you'll have ample opportunities to engage in various aspects of yoga, including:

  • Dhyana (Meditation): You'll learn and practice meditation, allowing you to delve deep into the art of mindfulness and inner peace.
  • Karma Yoga: Through selfless service to others, you'll discover the profound satisfaction of giving back and contributing to the well-being of the community.
  • Bakthi Yoga: You'll have the chance to visit temples and engage in chanting, exploring the path of devotion and spiritual connection.

This course is meticulously designed to nurture self-love, facilitate healing, and help you shed physical and mental burdens. As you fill your cup with self-love, it naturally overflows, enabling you to radiate love and positivity to those around you. Yoga will become an integral part of your being, effortlessly flowing through you.

So, why should you join this TTC or any similar program?

  • Self-care: It's an opportunity to prioritize your well-being and ask for the best for yourself.
  • Purposeful travel: If you enjoy traveling with a purpose, this course offers a meaningful journey of self-discovery.
  • Openness to new experiences: Embrace the chance to unlearn and create space for transformative experiences.
  • Digital detox: while not a formal digital detox, it offers a perfect excuse to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your inner self.
  • Reflection and healing: take a pause, step back, and evaluate your life from a distance, finding clarity and healing.
  • Mindfulness: overcome overthinking and shift to a more positive way of thinking through yoga and meditation.
  • Wellness: improve your mental and physical well-being, finding balance and peace.
  • Deepen yoga practice: deepen your yoga practice, whether you aspire to be a teacher or simply want to enhance your understanding.
  • Healthy eating: commit to a healthy eating lifestyle while exploring new cultures and traditions.
  • Self-care: dedicate time to yourself and prioritize self-care.

This three-week intensive yoga course not only provides a strong foundation for aspiring yoga teachers but also instills the confidence to express yoga uniquely as you evolve in your practice. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including:

Mantra Chanting

  • Cleansing Techniques (Shat Karma)
  • Asana Study: Alignment, Variations, Modifications, and Injury Prevention
  • Sequencing and Improvisation
  • Effective Use of Props
  • Sanskrit Names and Terminology for Postures
  • Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)
  • Meditation (Dhyana)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy and Ethics
  • Business Aspects and Teaching Skills
  • Confidence-Building Through Teaching Practice
  • Final Exam and Graduation

The daily schedule is thoughtfully structured to immerse you in yoga:

  • 06:00 - 07:00: Pranayama / meditation
  • 07:00 - 08:30: Asana practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30: Theory on meditation & pranayama
  • 09:30 - 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 - 16:30: Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology
  • 16:30 - 17:30: Asana analysis & breakdown
  • 17:30 - 19:00: Evening asana practice

Please note that the daily schedule may change and varies each week, with a detailed program provided every Sunday.

Certifications

Students who complete this training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).

Included excursions

Forest walk

One morning, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Auroville's forests with a guided forest walk. Explore the serene natural surroundings, connect with the lush greenery, and experience the peacefulness of the forest as you engage with the local flora and fauna.

Matrimandir Viewing Point Darshana

Gain spiritual insights and a breathtaking view at the Matrimandir viewing point. Receive guidance on this unique experience that offers a glimpse into the spiritual heart of Auroville. This visit provides an opportunity for contemplation and reflection in the presence of this iconic and sacred structure.

Instructors

Balaganesh Sivaprakasam

Location

Once a French territory, Puducherry, affectionately known as 'Pondy,' remained under French rule until 1954. Its wide boulevards and grand colonial mansions still bear witness to its French legacy. Attracting seekers of spiritual enlightenment, the world-renowned Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its spiritual commune, Auroville, lie just north of the city.

Pondicherry is famed for its colonial-era charm, offering a bohemian-chic ambiance where the New Age meets the Old World. The 'French' quarter boasts peaceful, pristine streets adorned with bougainvillea-draped colonial-style homes, thoughtfully numbered. In contrast, the newer part of Pondy is a bustling, typically South Indian scene.

Auroville, known as 'the City of Dawn,' captivates those with idealistic aspirations. It stands as an international community dedicated to peace, sustainability, and spiritual awakening, where people from diverse backgrounds collaborate to create a universal, cash-free, non-religious township.

Located about 12 kilometers northwest of Puducherry, Auroville was established in 1968 by 'the Mother,' a co-founder of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Nestled in the midst of lush jungles, it houses over 100 dispersed settlements inhabited by approximately 2,500 residents representing 52 nationalities, with nearly 60% being foreigners.

A visit to Auroville offers a glimpse into this unique utopian experiment, where you can immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, marvel at the otherworldly Matrimandir, and experience the warm hospitality of its residents. Additionally, you'll discover a plethora of excellent dining options in Auroville and its neighboring villages.

Distances:

  • Beach: 5 kilometers
  • Pondicherry: 10 kilometers
  • Mahabalipuram: 75 kilometers
  • Thiruvanamali Shiva Temple, Ramana Ashram, and Vipassana Center: 75 kilometers
  • Chidambaram Golden Temple: 75 kilometers
  • Fossil Tree Park: 25 kilometers
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA): 130 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

Restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. This diversity allows participants to explore different tastes and culinary experiences during their stay.

Accessibility:

All of these diverse dining options are easily accessible within a short distance from our accommodation, giving participants the freedom to choose from a range of restaurants based on their preferences and dietary requirements.

Kitchenette facilities:

Accommodations are equipped with kitchenettes in all rooms, enabling participants to prepare their own meals if they prefer a self-catering approach. This gives individuals the flexibility to create their own food experiences.

Cultural exploration:

Sampling local and international cuisines in Auroville can be a cultural exploration in itself, providing a deeper connection to the local community and the global spirit of Auroville.

Overall, BALA YOGA SCHOOL believe that providing the choice and flexibility to explore the vibrant food scene in Auroville enhances the overall experience and allows participants to engage more fully with the local culture and community.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

Things to do (optional)

Shopping:

Purchase souvenirs, handicrafts, and local artwork from Ppondicherry and Auroville markets and boutiques.

Surfing:

There are nice surfing places in and around Auroville.

One day trip:

Many ancient monuments and temples in and around Auroville like Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram, Thiruvanamalai

Spa treatments

Pamper yourself with spa treatments, massages, and wellness therapies offered by various spas and resorts.

What's included

  • Yoga teacher training manuals and course materials
  • Stationary and tote
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of completion
  • Opening ceremony at a nearby Temple
  • Free Wi-Fi In-Room
  • Filtered water
  • Closing circle, printed certificates

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa
  • Massages and other optional activities
  • Special dietary requirements

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by Airplane:

Please make your flight reservations to Chennai International Airport (MAA). Upon arrival, the most convenient transportation option to reach Bala Yoga School is by taxi. You can arrange for a taxi through Bala Yoga School, and the cost for this service is approximately 60 EUR for a one-way trip.

Arrival by Bus:

If you prefer to travel by bus, there are frequent public buses connecting Chennai to Pondicherry. After your arrival at the Chennai International Airport, you can reach the CMBT bus terminal using various modes of transportation such as metro, buses, tuk-tuks, or taxis. From the CMBT bus terminal, board a bus heading to Pondicherry via the Bypass Route. When on the bus, kindly inquire about the route to Auroville, and alight at the Moratandi Toll gate. Please be prepared for a bus journey of approximately five to six hours to reach Auroville.

Airport: Chennai International Airport Airport transfer available: Chennai International Airport (US$ 65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 51% 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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