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For the first time in Rishikesh, India, a unique Nada yoga teacher training course is organized by the team of professional yoga teachers, Nada yogis, Ayurveda doctors, and Indian musicians. This course is suitable for the yoga teachers, students, and music lovers who want to connect or integrate the enlightening power of sacred sound (Nada yoga) with their daily practice of yoga. Join this amazing yoga teacher training and you'll be inspired.
During this training, two students are accommodated in a shared, furnished double room with attached bath (cold / hot water) and ceiling fans. Bed linen, a towel, and a door lock are provided. However, residents are responsible for those items as well as laundering their sheets and cleaning their room. Single occupancy arrangements may be made prior to arrival, conditional to room availability, and may be subject to extra charges.
Please note that you are requested to arrive at the Nada Yoga School on the day prior to the commencement of the training, at which time you will be assigned to your rooms, and will be requested to finalize your course fee payments. Check-out is scheduled on the morning following completion of the program. Nada Yoga School requests that all borrowed items be returned at this time.
This theoretical session will cover the history and philosophy of yoga and development of yoga from ancient times with analysis of most important books on yoga, until the present days. Such perspective will offer you the understanding of main goals of yoga and how the variety of practices that sprung from original discipline aims to fulfill those goals.
This will give you the understanding of the purpose of every yoga practice so that you could apply this understanding in your own personal practice and class. Connecting one’s yoga practice to roots makes it more meaningful and gives us better instruments to evaluate progress. The classes will include lectures on:
The session will cover four great statements, four stages of life and their relation, the importance of the relation between student and teacher, practical way of understanding of Vedic wisdom, etc.
This session will cover four steps of meditation, four bodies, and their four states, Brahman and Maya, etc.
While gaining an understanding of goals and philosophy of yoga and having overviewed the practices that ancient yogic used to meet these goals, we will look at the same practices from the perspective of modern science. You will see how the effectiveness of yogic practices is explained in traditional, anatomical and physiological terms.
This topic will also give you an understanding of safety during practice. Being aware of how the body works, what are the most vulnerable points, how diseases originate and how they affect systems of the body, you will learn how to build the practice safely for all students and adapt it for specific needs. The lectures on yogic anatomy and physiology will include lectures on:
Ayurveda is an ancient Vedic science that is closely related to the practice of yoga. Understanding of ayurvedic concepts will help you deepen the practice of yoga and compose diet and lifestyle that will suit our individual requirements. The lectures of Ayurveda will include study of:
You will have the sessions for 45 to 60 minutes daily. The classes of shatkarma will include lessons of practices like jala neti, sutra neti, dhauti, trataka, kapalbhati, nauli, etc. There will also be 2 hours specially dedicated to a full body cleansing practice, shankprakshalana during the course.
During this training, you will have the sessions for 45 minutes daily which is devoted exclusively to meditation practices. You will learn the following meditation techniques during the course: yoga Nidra, Vipasana meditation, Nad Brahma meditation, Kundalini meditation, Tratak (light) meditation, Sakshi Dhyan, So-ham Mantra meditation, Chakra Breath meditation, Nada yoga meditation, Mantra meditation, Sufi meditation, etc.
Though you will have pranayama practices on each daily practice classes, you will specially have some classes dedicated to pranayama in which you will learn the following breathing techniques: anulome-vilome pranayama, nadi sodhan pranayama, sitkari, ujjayi, kapalbhati, etc. You will also have lectures on philosophy of pranayama, philosophy of panch prana, etc.
You will have 3 to 4 hours of daily yoga practice. 1.5 hour in the morning and 1.5 hour in the evening. In this section, you will cover all poses and will practice both static and dynamic regimes, will learn vinyasas and basic warm-up and joint loosening / strengthening sequences such as pavana muktasana, surya namaskar, chandra namaskar, etc.
On alignment classes, you will learn asanas in every detail. First, the instructor demonstrates the asana and explains its geometry and alignment principles. You will learn the purpose of the asana, indication, and contraindications, main muscular engagement, area of release, points of stability and grounding, effect on spine, joints and internal organs.
Then, you will look at the modifications and tiny changes of alignment and will learn how these changes affect overall effect of asana and especially effect on spine and joints. In this way, you will create the understanding of asana geometry rather than learn “how it should be” and teach the only possible way without discrimination.
Next, you will analyze the alignment of asana in the environment of “asana laboratory” where one student performs the pose and other students analyze it according to the information they learned. After analysis of all the points and offering their cues and adjustments, all students try to perform the asana with an understanding of its geometry, weight distribution, and internal muscles work.
Along with all the yoga practices, you will also get the opportunity to learn vocal (bhajan, kirtans, mantra chanting), nada yoga and Indian music lessons from the top musicians and nada yoga masters of Rishikesh, India.
In this yoga teacher training, you will be immersed in the deep knowledge of yoga, its path (branches), and its philosophy. The course will be taught by talented and notable yogis and remarkable yoga masters who have abundant experience in yoga and its many branches. You will have 3 to 5 hours of asana practice. Then, you will be given daily homework assignments and a final written exam is taken at the end of the course. After the completion of the yoga course, you will be certified with internationally recognized Yoga Alliance certificate. You will have Indian classical music concert, kirtans, and bhajans every week. You will be taken for local sightseeing on Sundays since the school is situated in Rishikesh (also known as the world capital of yoga), next to the Ganges river.
Please note that to create a positive atmosphere conducive to learning and continued personal development, drugs, alcohol and all other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited for the entire duration of the course.
During this retreat, you will enjoy a local sightseeing and Ganges river rafting.
This yoga teacher training will take place in Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga in India.
During this training, to promote a yogic lifestyle, vegetarian meals, and herbal teas are served 3 times daily. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared in Nada Yoga School's own equipped kitchen, using filtered water. Please inform Nada Yoga School for any dietary restrictions. Filtered water is available at all times during your stay at Nada Yoga School.
The nearest airports are Delhi Airport (DEL) and Jolly Grant Airport (DED), Dehradun. Nada Yoga School can arrange a taxi pick-up at an additional cost. For more information, please send Nada Yoga School an inquiry.