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Become An Expert in Your Field By Taking Your Yoga Teaching To The Next Level

300h yoga teacher training     
 

ADVANCED Yoga Teacher Training Course in South India



20 Jan - 20 Feb 2019 


email us at info@himalayanyogainstitute.com to reserve your place


 

What our students are saying:

 

"I will be forever grateful to Ganga for having shared her knowledge of the ancient wisdom of yoga with me. When I booked my training at the Himalayan Yoga Institute, it didn’t take me long to feel assured of my decision. Actually, I started looking 6 months in advance, and less than two weeks later I had already booked my place. And this was one of the best decisions I ever took in my life. The training went beyond my expectations, not only because the curriculum of the training was very complete (and went very deep on many subjects), but also because of the teacher giving the training, Ganga. Ganga belongs to a category of rare persons you will meet in your life. She is truly genuine, compassionate, she radiates with happiness and I am sure, inspires many people on her path, and I am one of them. With an arising popularity of yoga in Western countries, it is hard to find an authentic teacher, but even more so authentic trainings which do not just focus only on the physical side of yoga, the asanas. I loved to learn about the history of India, the country of origin of yoga, as well as the philosophy behind yoga practices. As a result, I feel like I can better serve my students in their growth, as yogis, but also as human beings. Without imposing any belief, this training succeeded in showing me another perspective to life. Moreover, human anatomy, as well as human biology were well covered, and even made me want to deepen my knowledge of the human body and its functioning. Before my training I did not know much about this subject, so I was afraid that I will struggle and not be able to understand, but this was not the case at all."

Romy Leduc Schraenen, Quebec, Canada (YTT India 2014)


 During our advanced teacher training course we will build upon the foundational 200h standard course to allow you to hone your skills as a yoga practitioner and teacher. The advanced course consists of 300h complementing the 200 hours done on the standard course (200 hours standard course plus 300 hours advanced course equals 500 hours).

 

Certification

 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an internationally recognized diploma from the Himalayan Yoga Institute. The title you receive upon completion of the standard course is ‘Yoga Sikshaka’ (yoga teacher), whereas upon completion of the advanced course you receive the title of 'Yoga Vaidya' (expert of yoga).

 

Dates: 13 Jan - 11 Feb 2018

 

Curriculum - Topics covered on the course:

 

Asanas (yoga postures)

  • The science of Sun salutationin depth analysis of this important sequence, incl. the history, breakdown, benefits and symbolism of the same.
  • Asanas – the practice of 108 asanas
  • Asana families
  • Refining asanas
  • Transitioning out of asanas
  • The constitutent elements of asanas
  • Yoga Nidra – Visualizations for Yoga Nidra and how to conduct a Yoga Nidra class
  • Asanas for each chakra and gland

Pranayama and Breathing exercises

  • Advanced understanding of the process of breathing
  • Expanding the repertoire of breathing exercizes
  • Advanced pranayama techniques: Ujjayi, Surya Bheda, Sitali, Sitkari, Bhramari
  • Anuloma/Viloma will be practiced daily
  • The 10 Vayus (Pranas) and Pranayama

Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras and other practice

  • The Power of Mudras - whole body and healing hand mudras
  • Lymphatic self-massage in asana classes
  • The Aura (Ojas) and how to develop it
  • Balancing energy
  • Chakra healing
  • How to determine your unique psycho-spiritual nature
  • Neti, Nauli, Kapalabhati and tongue cleaning : classical yogic purification techniques for the nose, lungs, abdomen and tongue 
  • Practicing Bandhas: Jalandhara, Uddayana and MulaBandha

Yoga anatomy, physiology and Bio-Psychology

  • Exploration of the major body systems in relationship to asana practice – in particular the nervous system, the lymphatic system and the endocrine system. The effect of endocrine glands on our psyche.
  • The Nervous system (with emphasis on understanding the autonomous nervous system - consisting of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system). We will look at the interrelatedness of the spine with the inner organs via the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibres and how asanas improve the functioning of the inner organs directly and indirectly (via the spine).
  • The Lymphatic system and lymphatic drainange techniques
  • Applied anatomy related to the physical aspects of yoga (muscles and how they are used in 24 selected asanas)
  • Human Anatomy and Yoga Physiology are important aspects of yoga study, but another relatively unexplored aspect of yoga is Bio-Psychology. Bio-Psychology is the study of glands and hormones and their profound effects on all physical and mental (psychic) functions like growth, digestion, energy levels, emotions, etc.
  • Chakra balancing workshops (using asana in chakra work) - we will look at each chakra and their related propensities and explore teachniques to regain physical and emotional/mental balance

Diet and Nutrition

  • We will look at the yogic and ayurvedic principles of eating, while also integrating the Western scientific approach to nutrition
  • Personalizing your dietary regime
  • The use of herbs

Ayurveda

  • Ayurvedic life regimes for each humor (dosha)
  • How does disease happen?
  • The 6 tastes and the digestive process
  • The Methods of Reintegration (Reduction therapy, Detoxification therapy and Tonification)

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

  • How to prescribe asanas for 20 most common conditions in the light of bio-psychology
  • We will look at some major conditions and the therapies prescribed for these conditions based on yogic science. We will not only determine the morning and evening asana practice for each condition but also the necessary lifestyle changes (sleep, work, relationships, exercize, diet and other yogic techniques - fasting, kriyas, mudras, bandhas, meditation - and how they should be adopted to various conditions.

Special Needs Training

  • How to approach the practice with clients who have certain conditions (how to maintain healthy joints and joint mobility, yoga for headaches, backache, diabetes, depression etc.)

The History of Yoga

  • The 6 schools of Indian philosophy
  • Hatha Yoga in the light of Tantra
  • Rasayana and the ancient alchemists
  • Kashmiri Shaivism and Shaiva Siddhanta
  • The influence of Shiva on Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
  • The influence of Krsna
  • Shrii Shrii Anandamurti and contemporary yoga
  • The interplay of the Vedas and Tantra
  • Tantra and the Indo-Aryan Civilization


Sanskrit

  • Correct pronunciation of mantras
  • Sanskrit alphabet

Teaching Practice and Personal Development

  • Public Speaking
  • Developing your voice and communication
  • Traditional approaches to Asana Sequencing
  • The 5 principles of Asana Sequencing
  • Creating theme-based classes
  • Setting an intention
  • Sequencing classes for each chakra
  • Sequencing restorative classes
  • Develop your observation skills
  • Detailed alignment workshop
  • Detailed adjustment and correction workshop

Meditation

  • How to integrate a variety of simple meditation techniques into your class
  • Guided meditation and personal meditation techniques
  • Mantra initiation (if desired)

Raja Dhiraja Yoga

  • Ashtanga - the 8 limbs of yoga as taught by Patanjali
  • Ethics and moral principles – workshop and discussion
  • Koshas – the five layers of the mind – deeper understanding
  • Kaoshikii and Tandava: dynamic yogic dances for women and men

Kundalini Yoga

  • Deeper understanding Kundalini and Nada Yoga
  • Deeper understanding of the chakras

Bhakti Yoga

  • Kirtan: devotional chanting of Sanskrit mantras
  • Understanding chanting and its benefits on the emotions
  • Creativity and artistic expression for spiritual development and upliftment
  • Bhajans (devotional songs), Prabhat Samgiita (devotional music for mental expansion)
  • Various types of Bhakti and Kevala Bhakti

Philosophy

  • The 4 stages of Sadhana
  • The 3 stages of psychic evolution
  • The 7 secrets of success as given by Shiva (and how to apply them in daily life)
  • The symbolism of Shiva
  • Vidya and Avidya Maya - from ignorance to knowledge
  • The 4 states of consciousness
  • Creation of the universe and the Tantric theory of creation (Shiva & Shakti)
  • Hearing, reflecting and contemplating the teachings
  • How to incorporate philosophy in a class setting
  • Tantra Shastra and Tantra Sadhana
  • The 7 stages of Samadhi

Business Skills and Self-development

  • How to speak about what you are doing
  • Presentation skills
  • Anatomy of a successful workshop
  • How to organize and plan for a yoga retreat
  • Find your dharma and contribute to the world
  • Beyond business into living your yoga and changing the world

 

And more. Please email us for a complete curriculum: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

 


 

Daily Class Schedule and Course Rules:

 
  • 05:30 Pranayama, bandhas, mudras, kriyas
  • 06:00 Bhajans, Chanting, Meditation
  • 07:00Asanas
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Workshop/Lecture/Anatomy and Physiology
  • 10:30 Karma Yoga
  • 11:00 Lecture/Workshop
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12.45 Main lecture (philosophy/theory/history)
  • 14:15 snack and leisure/self-study
  • 16:15Asanas and asana techniques
  • 18:30 Satsang (meditation, kirtan, chanting)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Sanskrit/Workshop
  • 22:00 Lights out

 

 

Prices for the 500h Advanced YTT Course:

 

Accommodation is offered in shared, triple and double accommodation:

Shared £2,200
Triple £2,400 
Double £2,600 (self-contained cottage, neighbouring property)

Fee includes all classes and training, a teacher's manual, meals, tea, snacks, water and accommodation. Flights, airport transfers and excursions are excluded.



Dates include arrival and departure days

  • 4 weeks of theoretical and practical training in all aspects of yoga
  • Internationally recognised certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance



For more information about South India click here

 

For further information please get in touch.

Call us on +44 (0)7969157994

Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

 

 

Click on the button below to apply for the course. After filling out the application form you will be prompted to pay a deposit of £200 which will reserve your place. Once received we will send you a confirmation of reservation and further information on travel, the course and anything else you need to know prior to the start of the course.

 


 

 

What to bring

 

  • Yoga mat - please, bring your own mat
  • Alarm clock
  • Money: It is best to exchange cash to rupees, the Indian currency, at the airport, and  there are also some ATMs within a 15 minute taxi ride from Ropa. You would want to have some funds on your arrival, which you can purchase at your airport of departure, however rupees are not to be taken out of India on your return. For the up to date exchange rate see www.xe.com
  • Electrical adaptors: South India operates on 220V, the same 2 prong plugs as Europe, which are different from the UK ones, so you may want to bring an electrical converter plug.
  • Torch / flashlight: Power outages are frequent in India and part of the charm but you might want some help seeing in the dark.
  • Earplugs: If you are a sensitive sleeper, you may want to bring them along, even if it is just the snoring of your room mate, that may make its way to your ears.
  • Sunscreen: You will need to take care against the strong sun, especially when arriving from winter.
  • Clothing: please be sensitive to the local culture and dress modestly. Always cover your legs (long trousers, no skirts), your belly and wear short- or long-sleeved upper body clothing. You may want to pick up some of the beautiful Indian clothing called Salwar Kamiz, consisting of pants and a dress in the local shops or bring them with you from London (they can be bought in Indian stores across the city).

 

Also remember to bring:

Meditation cushion, flip flops (one pair for indoors and another one for outdoors), trainers, writing pad, alarm clock, towel, sleeping bag, private toiletry items, soap, clothesline, detergent, money belt.

A copy of your visa, passport and plane ticket should be kept separately from your luggage. 

 

Please contact

Our European office, Himalayan Yoga Institute in London:


Himalayan Yoga Institute
3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE
Tel: +44 (0)7969157994
Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com
 

Books

A reading list will be sent to you upon registration.

 

Yoga Villa  

 

Our yoga retreat venue is a beautiful villa near the model community Auroville in South India. It is located nearly 2 miles away from the Auroville Beach. A long private driveway leads you to the 4500sq ft villa set in grounds of 1.5 acres. The villa is built in the traditional Kerala style using rammed earth. This eco-friendly method of construction results in a structure that is naturally cool throughout the year.

The large central courtyard acts as a focal point of the villa allowing in natural light and ventilation. The villa is simply decorated yet has all the comforts of home. The house is sufficiently away from the main road to keep out the noise and ensure almost total silence. 

 

Accommodation

 

  • Shared accommodation (up to 5 people of the same gender sharing a room)
  • Triple accommodation (3 people sharing one room)
  • Double accommodation (2 people sharing one room)

Travel information

Visa

You will need a valid Tourist visa to enter India. To obtain this you will need to contact your local Indian High Commission, fill in the application form, which is usually available to download online, and take it to them or send it in along with the required fee. This can take up to 10 business days (i.e. two weeks) and your visa is activated from the day you get it rather than upon entry into the country. When stating your purpose on your visa form it is best to say Tourism.
Your passport has to be valid for at least another six months.

 

 How to get to Pondicherry?

By flight


If you are travelling from London, you can find inexpensive flights to Chennai and New Delhi via the Ebookers website:

www.ebookers.com

 

The best way to travel is to take a direct international flight to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. If you arrive by 12 noon you can be part of our pick up  which we will organize from Chennai to Pondicherry. In case you are arriving a day prior to the arrival day, you can stay one night in Chennai and we will recommend a guest house where you can spend the night.
The other option is to fly to Delhi and then take a domestic flight from Delhi to Chennai.You will have to get to the domestic airport from the international Indira Gandhi Airport, which is easy as both airports are next to each other. You can book your internal flight via cleartrip:

www.cleartrip.com

 

Arrival and departure

  • You would want to arrive on the first day of the course by 12 noon at Chennai airport, and depart on the last date in the evening.
    When you arrive you will have a chance to relax, unwind and recuperate from your travel. In the evening you’ll get to meet others on the training over dinner and your yoga trainings' programme will start the following morning.
  • We will organize a group transfer from the airport in Chennai on the arrival day at about 12.00 noon. In case you are arriving later on that day you would have to make your way to the yoga house on your own, however we can help with contact details of a taxi company we use.

 

Special programmes


Visit to Mahabalipuram

You will have a chance to see Mamallapuram (or Mahabalipuram) on the way from Chennai to our venue. Mamallapuram is a UNESCO protected heritage site, displaying gorgeous stone carvings and temple structures of great beauty. Mahabalipuram is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram.

By the 7th century it was a port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries: Rathas (temples in the form of chariots), Mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the Shore temple, with thousands of sculptures dedicated to Shiva.



Excursions to Auroville, Pondicherry and Tiruvannamalai

We will visit Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Villupuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) in South India. The city is dedicated to the vision of Sri Aurobindo.It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (known as "the Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassa's first public message in 1965,

Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.

— Mirra Alfassa

Pondicherry will be another destination. Pondicherry, called Puducherry in the local language, is a unique town, which used to be a French colony, hence it combines French and Indian architecture. The town is divided into two sections: the French Quarter (Ville Blanche or 'White town') and the Indian quarter (Ville Noire or 'Black Town'.) Many streets retain French names, and French-style villas are a common sight. In the French quarter, the buildings are typically colonial style with long compounds and stately walls. The Indian quarter consists of houses lined with verandas and with large doors and grilles. These French and Indian style houses are preserved as they are considered heritage buildings. The French language can still be heard in Puducherry. We will visit temples, the promenade and the Aurobindo ashram in Puducherry.

The second excursion will be to the little town of Tiruvannamalail, which has a longstanding spiritual history and inhabits the famous Arunachala hill, considered to be the heart centre of the Earth. Here the legendary sage Sri Ramana lived and guided many spiritual seekers. One of the largest temples dedicated to Shiva has been built here.

  • Annamalaiyar temple: Shiva is worshiped as Annamalaiyar or Arunachaleswarar, and is represented by the lingam, with his idol referred to as Agni lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Unnamulai Amman. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The 9th century Saiva saint poet Manikkavasagar composed the Tiruvempaavai here. The temple complex covers 10 hectares, and is one of the largest in India. It houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the eastern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 66 metres (217 ft), making it one of the tallest temple towers in India. The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Annamalaiyar and Unnamulai Amman being the most prominent. The temple complex houses many halls; the most notable is the thousand-pillared hall built during the Vijayanagar period.

 

  • Ramanashram: This ashram is dedicated to the contemporary sage Sri Ramana. As a boy of sixteen in 1896, he challenged death by a penetrating enquiry into the source of his being. Later hailed as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi he revealed the direct path of practice of Self-enquiry and awakened mankind to the immense spiritual power of the holy Arunachala Hill, the spiritual heart of the world. An ashram did not spring up immediately. At first there was only a shed with bamboo poles and a roof of palm leaves. Through the ensuing years the numbers grew, donations came in and regular ashram premises were built – the hall where Ramana sat, the office, the bookstore, the dispensary, the guest room for male visitors and a couple of small bungalows for guests who made a longer stay. A group of sadhus made a colony at Palakottu in a grove to the west of the ashram. Over the years the ashram has seen a growing number of visitors. A special highlight is the room where Sri Ramana used to spend most of the time – today it is open for those who want to meditate or simply sit there in silence.

Prerequisites


A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Completion of the standard 200-hours course is necessary before applying for the 300-hours advanced course. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required. Training to be a yoga teacher requires dedication and faith in the process of yoga.
The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.

 

 

Prerequisites


A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required. Training to be a yoga teacher requires dedication and faith in the process of yoga.
The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals.
 

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For further information please get in touch.

Call us on +44 (0)7969157994

Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

Cancellation terms

The cost of this course includes administration, tuition and a teacher's manual. Students must bring a sleeping bag, mat for asanas, towels and toiletries. We regret that it is not possible to make refunds or issue credits on this course. Bank transfers and card payments are accepted. A valid Travel Health Insurance policy must be shown upon arrival.

The initial deposit of £200 will reserve your place. The full remainder will have to be paid 8 weeks and latest 6 weeks (in case of hardship) before the commencement of the course. In some cases arrangements can be made by contract to pay in 3 installments - if you let us know well in advance that you would require this option, i.e. this option has to be requested at the time of submitting the application and cannot be accommodated if not indicated in the application. Please note: There will be no transfer of fees to another course for any reason, except for bereavement that must be proven providing us with legal documents. Under no circumstances will there be transfer of fees within 4 weeks of commencement of the training course. We regret that it is not possible to make refunds on our teacher training courses.


We reserve the right to cancel the training in which case we will refund the entire fee for the teacher training paid to us.



Airport transfers and excursion costs are not included.
It is recommended to purchase a travel health insurance policy through your travel agency.

Please contact

Our European office, Himalayan Yoga Institute in London:


Himalayan Yoga Institute
Mount Pleasant Road
London N17 6JQ
Tel: +44 (0)7969157994
Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

Please Bring

Books

A reading list will be sent to you upon registration. You will be able to purchase them via the online shop or from the Institute directly.

Travel information

Visa

You will need a valid Tourist visa to enter India. To obtain this you will need to contact your local Indian High Commission, fill in the application form, which is usually available to download online, and take it to them or send it in along with the required fee. This can take up to 10 business days (i.e. two weeks) and your visa is activated from the day you get it rather than upon entry into the country. When stating your purpose on your visa form it is best to say Tourism.
Your passport has to be valid for at least another six months.

On your visa application you will be asked to give 1 reference in India of where you are staying, you can use the following:


Mr. Gurudhyan, Ropa village, P.O. Box Bhuntar, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, 175125



Arrival and departure

How to get to Kullu Valley?


By flight


If you are travelling from London, you can find inexpensive flights via the Ebookers website:

www.ebookers.com



You can buy a ticket for an internal flight from Delhi to 'Kullu, Bhuntar Airport". You can transfer in Delhi, so you will have to get to the domestic airport from the international Indira Gandhi Airport, which is easy as both airports are next to each other.  At the moment Air India is flying from Delhi to Kullu, on most days, except on Sundays.

 

www.airindia.com

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“The yoga therapy components of our training are based on our yoga therapy qualification with the 'Himalayan Institute of Integrated Therapies', not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry."


 
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 Auroville Beach
 
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South Indian temple ceiling 
South Indian Temple Decoration
 
Mahabalipuram
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 Tamil Nadu Beaches
 
 Pondicherry French Quaters
 
 Pondicherry Promenade
 
 
Resting Area
 
 Shore Temple Mahabalipuram
 
 South Indian Woman
 
 Sunset at Beach
 
Indian Art and Yoga
South Indian Dance Performance
 
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Elephant Procession
 
Villa Terrace
 
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Villianur temple  
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Annamalai Temple Entrance
Annamalai Temple Visit
Auroville Matrimandir
Kolam
Pondicherry temple
Ramanashram
 
     

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Rajkapot Parivrtta Trikonasana Split Tarini
     

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