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This course will empower your physical and mental well-being as you learn to teach a complete classical Hatha yoga system. The course is structured to understand the traditional yogic way of self-practice and the new-age yogic way of teaching. Practice yogic breathing, study anatomy and physiology for yoga, and learn a teaching methodology surrounded by the relaxing vibes of Mysore, India.
Airport transfer available:
Kempegowda International Airport (US$50 per person)
The Nirvana Yoga Shala center has accommodation available within the school. You can stay either in a private room with a private bathroom, a private room with private bathroom and air-conditioner, or a private room with a king or queen size bed, air conditioner, living room, a kitchen, and a private balcony. The general facilities for students include security, hot water jacuzzi and shower, free Wi-Fi connection, and a roof top chill-out lounge.
During this training, you will learn primary and advanced series of classical Hatha yoga, asana practice, Himalayan intensive pranayama, active and passive meditation techniques, in-depth yoga anatomy, and Patanjali yoga sutras.
The 200-hour teacher training curriculum includes 48-hours of basic and advanced series of asana sequence for self practice and teaching, 48-hours of teaching methodology, the art of teaching yoga, as well as alignment of postures, using props, bolsters, pillow and chairs for various age groups and fitness level, and how to design the sequence of asana’s for particular injuries.
You will also have a 20-hour course of anatomy and physiology, self study, Pathajali yoga and sutra philosophy, pranayama including mudra’s and bandha’s, active and passive meditations techniques from Zen, Tantra, Osho, and Buddhist, and a four-hour talk on esoteric yoga and Indian spiritual lineage.
Once you complete the course, you will become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance UK and USA. After a successful completion of this 200-hour program you can choose to attend a 300-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course to get a certification for a 500-hour Hatha yoga teacher training.
First and second week level one: led class focus on basic stretches, Surya Namaskar A (sun salutations), standing poses, sitting poses, supine poses, prone poses and finishing sequence. Total 45 Individual asanas will be covered. The second week focuses on self practice alignments and adjustments from faculties and trainee’s.
The afternoon class will focus on individual poses, on how to practice correctly and alignment, using yoga accessories like belts, bricks, bolsters, and how to lead class, hands on adjustment.
Third to fourth week level two: led class focused on advance stretches, Surya Namaskar B and advance poses of standing, sitting, supine, prone and finishing sequences. A total of 40 advanced individual poses will be covered and during the fourth week, the trainees will lead the led class and will be able to give hands on adjustments and alignment.
Pranayama is control of breath. “Prana” is breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels, prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “Ayama” means control. So, pranayama is control of breath. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind. During the first and second week, the techniques covered will be Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Ujjai, Nadi shodana, Surya bhedana, Chendra bedana, Anuloma-Viloma, Shithali, Shitkari, and Bramari.
During the third and fourth week, you will practice the advanced variations of the first and second week practice and bandas and mudra will be added. During the fourth week, the trainees will lead the class and a practical exam evaluated by Mystic School's faculties.
By covering some of the basics of muscular skeletal anatomy, we will also be looking closely at joint mechanics, where movement comes from, the nature of body tissues, and how they are affected through yoga. The sessions will include multimedia presentations, hands on anatomy, case studies of injuries, and why difficulties with certain movements can occur.
The meditation techniques covered during this training will be intoning the sounds, third eye, Nadabrahma, Osho Kundalini, chakra sounds and breathing , Gourishankara, relaxing body and mind, conscious sleeping and dreaming, vipassana, and zazen.
The entire Eight Limbs of the Patanjali system are also sometimes referred to as Dhyana or the meditative path, although strictly speaking, only the last four limbs constitute meditation Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, and Samādhi. The preceding steps are only to prepare the body and mind for meditation: meditation starts by being separate from the mind, by being a witness. That is the only way of separating self from anything.
Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. But for most of us accumulated stress in body and mind makes that difficult. Before you can hope to access your inner powerhouse of consciousness, you ne need to let go of your tensions. Active meditations have been scientifically designed by Osho for the contemporary man. The activity itself creates the situation in which passivity happens.
Yoga sutras of Patanjali succinctly outlines the art and science of yoga meditation for self-realization. It is a process of systematically encountering, examining, and transcending each of the various gross and subtle levels of false identity in the mind field, until the jewel of the true Self comes shining through. When Patanjali codified, or compiled the yoga sutras, it was not that a new system was created, but rather, the ancient practices were summarized in an extremely organized and scientific way.
You will study chapter one Samadhi Pada (concentration); chapter two Sadhana Pada (practice); chapter three Vibhuti Pada (progressing), and chapter four Kaivalya Pada (liberation).
On Saturdays, guest lecturers will be invited to talk on Ayurvedic yogic diet, ethics, cultural and traditional inheritance of yogic schools of India, and how to set up a studio to teach yoga and business of yoga.
The trainees will be accessed on asana performance, teaching led class, and hands on adjustments. At the end, you should be able to teach a pranayama class including the names of each techniques and contraindications of each techniques.
The course will provide full manual which cover all the modules of syllabus. The pre-reading books are mailed to students and they are expected to read themselves. All the course material will be shared by Dropbox for you to keep a copy in your computer.
The practitioners are expected to have minimum one year of any style of yoga practice before they can be accepted. The style of yoga can be Shivananda, Hatha, Ashtanga, Power yoga, Bikram, Vinyasa, or any other style. All attendants must inform in advance in case of major injuries, cronical health issues, or psychological issues.
This teacher training will take place at the Nirvana Yoga Shala in Mysore, India. The school is located in the Gokulam suburb, one of the upmarket suburbs in Mysore. It has a convenient location that offers privacy and a friendly environment to hang out with your fellow students.
Vegetarian food will be served. The food included is breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays, only a buffet lunch is included. On Sunday, meals are not included, but students can try the vegetarian restaurants that are within walking distance from the school.
During this training, you can enjoy Ayurvedic massage services or Reiki sessions for an additional cost at the Mystic School.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional cost. You can ask for a mini cab for around 3,200 (INR), a mini cab with air conditioner for 3,700 (INR), or a SUV cab for approximately 4,700 (INR).
From Kempegowda International Airport, you may take a bus to the downtown bus station and then you can take a bus or train to Mysore.
You can take a train from Delhi to Bengaluru and then change to Mysore.