Yoga Darshanams teacher training course is all about giving students sufficient knowledge. Yogadarshanam is working in this way and conducting TTC to meet needs of the students and has gotten very good success with the highest number of teachers trained in Mysore (more than 2000 teachers in more than 100 countries). The student must have enough yoga knowledge and must be able to take the depth the ocean of knowledge that yoga has. Join the TTC now and become a true yoga teacher.
Yogadarshanam does not have onsite accommodation. Yogadarshanam works together with Mr. Raghu who will arrange a room for you in a nearby guesthouse. The guest houses offer single and double room accommodations. Included in the package prices is an estimation of the cost of the room, the exact price will be determined when you reserve the room. Each room offers the following:
The TTC covers some of the important yoga concepts of great masters of India with their techniques and approach to enrich our teachers' knowledge and to become standard teacher. Our TTC is based on Mysore Style-Ashtanga and Iyengar Style. Ashtanga Yoga(Raja Yoga) purifies mental body and rational body. Hatha yoga purifies physical body and pranic body. Ashtanga Yoga cannot be practiced without Hatha Yoga Support and vice versa to get sidhis( yogic benefits and powers) as yoga text says.[Reference- Ashtanga- yoga sutra of Pathanjali, light on yoga by B.K.S.Iyengar, Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swathmarama , etc. Thia TTC focus on different classical hatha yoga concepts also.
Yoga technical classes: Analysis of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, bhandas, mudras with its name, background, steps, limitation, common mistakes, application, benefits, modifications, variations, coutra indications, curative values for therapy, a way of sequence formation etc.
Yoga training classes: includes practice of all yoga techniques asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandha, different school of sun salutations and moon salutations, yoga therapy sessions, pre-natal yoga, advance yoga courses, etc with demonstration, observation, style, corrections, different yoga sequence formation
Yoga anatomy and physiology classes: study of human body (cells and tissues, skins, bones, joints, muscles, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system) from medical and yoga point of view.
Yoga philosophy and ethics classes: includes study of (Ashtanga yoga) 8 limbs yoga scriptures(yoga sutra), life of a yogi, principles of yoga, yoga in education (physical education and values) panchakosha, panchaprana, chakras, ethics for yoga teacher, classroom environment, different streams of yoga etc.
Yoga practical classes: students should assist the classes led by the main teacher and also teach by themselves (4 classes) and 4 classes for row beginners. This is expression and application of their comprehension and skill.
Seva yoga / Karma yoga classes: the students have to help to run the yoga school, which includes office work, organization, and public relations. Seva is serving and helping others with compassion, serving not for personal gratification but to up lift others. Seva is also an offering with best thoughts, sympathy, and compassion without others force (individually or in groups).
Yoga meditation and relaxation classes: includes study of different school of meditation; students can apply any of the meditation which is suitable for them. During training, students should study at least 5 meditation techniques. The students can then apply the suitable meditation techniques to their students in the future. %Different kinds of relaxation techniques are also included which are discovered from different yoga research centers. Also includes active shavasana, instant relaxation technique, quick relaxation technique, deep relaxation technique, anupreksha, yoga nidra, belly breathing etc.
Self practice classes: includes study of different school of meditation, study of different yoga systems, great Indian yoga gurus, different yoga books, sharing knowledge, discussion, case study etc. Students should study themselves as the direction of the Guru.
Yoga activities classes: includes teaching Krida yoga (for children), talent expression, creative work, yogic games, cultural programs like bhajanas, chanting, drama, role-play, drawing of yoga postures and concepts, yoga practice in deep forest, on stone, holy places (temples) yoga trip, tree climbing, hill climbing, stone climbing, water playing etc.
Yogadarshanam usually offers the same usual routine for their yoga teacher training courses:
Students Should Practice 1 & 2 regularly during YTTC
Note: the following Meditation Techniques are only for theoretical study during 200hrs YTTC and can be taken for self study (swadhyaya) during training.
Morning Bhagavad-Gita and slokas
Study of yoga prayers (starting, ending, Guru, peace, pathanjali, meditation, pranayama, sun, etc.)
Asanas (foundation and intermediate), followed with warm up exercise and sun salutation (Surya Namaskara)
23+1 set of asanas which is essential for human body
Sivananda 12 Hatha yoga poses study
Study of different relaxation techniques, yoga nidra, resting poses
Yoga therapy training sessions
Pre-natal yoga training
Breathing exercises and yoga pranayamas
Important mudras, bandas, breath retention, etc.
Methodology and physiology for all yoga practices like asanas, breathing exercises, pranayamas, etc with method of practice, counts, benefits, limitations, modifications etc.
Methodology and physiology for all yoga practices like asanas, breathing exercises, pranayamas, etc with method of practice, counts, benefits, limitations, *modifications etc.
Teaching practice, discussions, self-study etc.
Advance yoga sessions: hip opening, back bending, balancing hand, leg, head (classical and applied), different settings and special practice like Nadanusandana etc., school of sun and moon salutations, etc.,
Other special techniques: hip opening, back bending, balancing hand, leg, head (classical and applied), different settings and special practice like Nadanusandana etc., school of sun and moon salutations, etc.
Study of yoga philosophy: theory sessions, Mudra study in detail, Chakra study - healing, balance, etc., Chanting and special practice like Nadanusandana, etc.,
Meditation practice, weekend - Saturday, Shat Kriya or detoxification sessions early in the morning, Remaining theory, philosophy, etc, partner yoga and other yogic entertainments
One who has strong interest in yoga field and has some yoga experience If anybody has regular and consistency in the regular yoga practice is very good but not compulsory for this course. Hard work and strong dedication is very much appreciable.
Yogacharya Santhosh Kumar was born on April 8, 1983. He was an artist and dancer (classical, folk). Most of his childhood was spent with nature, practicing yoga with Sri Kumar (a good Yakshagana artist and yoga guru) and yoga guru Dr.R. Pai from Shanthivana Trust, Yoga, and Naturopathy center Dharmasthala (an international holy place). Later he has been trained sufficiently under B.K.S. Iyengar (yoga legend and world’s most renowned yoga master) and his son Prashanth and daughter Geethaji, Pune and from art of living system as well as enough experience from Baba Ramdev Guruji’s system.
Yogadarshanam is located at Sumuna Complex, SBM building, 9th Cross, 2nd Main, Gokulam 3rd stage, Mysore Karnataka, India. Yoga darshanam can also be contacted at #74, Krishna Kunja, 4th main, 6th Cross, 3rd Stage, Gokulam, Mysore.
Mysore is the 3rd largest city in Karnataka, South of India. It is located at 770 m above sea level and is 140 km from Bangalore, the state capital. Mysore city is also known as the City of Palaces and the Ivory City. Legend has it that Mysore was ruled by the demon-king Mahishasura, he was a buffalo-headed monster. Hence, came the name of this place Mahishuru, the city of demon Mahisha. The demon was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is situated atop the Chamundi Hills. Mahishuru later became Mahisuru and finally came to be called Maisuru, its present name in the Kannada language. The anglicized form of the name is Mysore. The weather is lovely almost throughout the year and surrounded by greenery.
There are some suggestions if you are in Gokulam:
After the old palace was partially destroyed by fire in 1897, the new Mysore Palace was built of granite on the old foundation. The palace has a gilded dome tower and is surrounded by a large courtyard. The architecture inside the palace is amazing! Stained glass, intricately decorated domes, murals, beautiful doors, carved figures and friezes are only of few of the captivating details.
One of the most prized possessions of the palace is the royal throne made of figwood, ivory, gold & silver that is only displayed during the Dasara celebration. Every Sunday night between 7 8 pm and during the 10-day Dussera festival in October, Mysore Palace is lit up with thousands of white lights. Dussera festival also has a procession of elephants and a few cultural programmes in the evenings. The entry fee is different for foreigners and Indians, no shoes or cameras are allowed inside.
The hill takes its name from the goddess Chamundeshwari. It was the family deity of the royal family. This temple was renovated and the beautiful tall tower was built during the time of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1827. Chamundis main hill features a long stone stairway leading to the top of the hill. There are 1,008 steps in all, with the first 600 steps being steeper than those higher up.
En route to the top, the steps pass the large statue of Nandi, the bull; the statue is about 16 feet high and 25 feet in length. Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. You can take a bus from the coconut stand to the city bus stand then transfer to another bus that takes you to the top of Chamundi Hill. Be sure to walk down the steps until the Nandi catching scenic glimpses on the way down. You can take another bus from the Nandi to the city bus stand.
Alternatively, you could hire a rickshaw all the way to the top and back. Take the steps to reach Nandi and ask the driver to pick you up from there,dont miss the steps and boulders. Come to an agreement over the fare beforehand. It is approximately 200 rupees one way.
Kere or lake is located in Mysore University campus and about 6 7 kms away from Gokulam. This lake is home to more than 180 species of birds, some of them aquatic. During the migratory season the lake plays host to a variety of winged visitors, some from as far as Siberia. This lake is frequented by local fitness enthusiasts. The lake timings are 0600 am 09.00 am and 04.00 pm 07.00 pm
This is a picturesque lake located at the footsteps of Chamundi Hills and behind Mysore Zoo. Karanji means fountain in Kannada. Spread over an area of 90 acres, it is regarded as one of the biggest lakes in Karnataka. Karanji Lake is home to more than 90 species of resident and migratory birds. It also supports several species of butterflies, small mammals and is a good example of wetland ecosystem.
The lake attracts painted storks, pelicans and darters and a host of other winged beauties.
The most special reason to go and visit this place is to spend time in their walk through aviary. They have a large amount of peacocks and partridges, also the most rare, white peacock. There is no pressure of limited timings, hence one can just sit and observe and if you are lucky you might just see the breathtakingly beautiful dance of the peacock, a pincha mayurasana !
Karanji also has boating facilities for 25 rupees per person and a butterfly park. If you are afraid of monkeys avoid the butterfly park. Another must see, is the observation tower, dont miss it, you can get a panoramic view of the entire lake with its rich topography. If you own Binoculars, this will take your experience to a whole new level.
Kempegowda International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$32 per person
Arrival by airplane
The nearest International airport is Bangalore/Bengaluru airport (BLR) after which you need to take a 3 to 4 hr bus / car drive to Gokulam. The most hassle-free and safe experience is booking a airport pick up from Gokulam, like most yoga students do. It costs between 3,500 to 3,800 INR per car and this can be paid once you reach your destination. The most reliable and frequently used cars are from Ravi Kiran.
The other way is to take a shuttle bus from the airport to transfer at Bangalore bus stand to transfer at mysore bus stand and finally transfer into an auto rickshaw to Gokulam. its definitely not worth the trouble, especially if you have luggage.
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