This course is designed to immerse students in the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of traditional Hatha yoga – focusing on breathing, awareness, meditation and Practical philosophy to help you live a less stressful, contented and harmonious daily life. You will gain a professional yoga teacher's qualification recognized by Yoga Alliance. This course, and the qualification you will gain, will give you the skills and experience to start teaching yoga professionally. Even if you are not interested in teaching yoga, the course will help you to lead a healthier and more spiritual life in accordance with your true nature. We are recognized by Yoga Alliance in the USA and Canada as RYS (Registered Yoga School) and our our team has great yogacharya, psychologist, philosophers are too. This allows you to use our certificate for insurance and taxation purposes and with your certificate you can register as a RYT 200 teacher for your career and job opportunities.
DONATION, FOOD & ACCOMMODATION
PRIVATE ROOM: 2000EUR
TWIN SHARE: 1750EUR
Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta is an ashram founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati Maharaj, in Amboli, Maharashtra state, India. This ashram is more known as 'Yoga Ashram' in the nearby locality in Amboli. The Ashram is situated 1 KM away from the Amboli bus stand.
30 KM from Sawantwadi
110 KM from Kolhapur
90 KM from Goa (Panjim)
70 KM from Belgaum
Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta
Amboli P.O. , via-Sawantwadi Sawantwadi Talika
Sindhudurg District - 416532. Maharashtra State, India
Those ashram guests who wish to be picked up by a taxi from the nearby airport / railway station / Bus station please email: email@example.com giving all the arrival details. This is highly recommended as the taxi driver from Amboli knows where exactly to bring you.
The nearest international airport is in Goa. Other International airports near by are in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore from where one can fly into Goa. One can travel by bus or taxi to the ashram location. Amboli is 110 KM from Goa airport.
The closest railway stations to the Amboli ashram are the 'Sawantwadi Road' and 'Kudal' stations which are on Konkan railway
route. These are not major stations. All trains may not have stops here. Amboli is 30 KM from the station Sawantwadi Road. The major railway
station Madgaon (110 kM from Amboli) is also along this railway route.
The other major station close by is in Belgaum and this station is not part of Konkan railway route. All these stations are linked to all major cities in India by rail. Check with the South Indian railways for more details : www.indianrail.gov.in
From these railway stations take a taxi or bus to the ashram. Amboli is 110 KM from Goa / 70 KM from Belgaum.
Ashram guests who wants to arrive by train are advised to book rail tickets as early as possible. Trains are often fully booked. Train e-tickets can be booked up to three months in advance via the internet. Train information can be obtained via www.indianrail.gov.in . Train journey reservation is possible by using credit card, for bookings : www.irctc.co.in
The students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. There will be a practical observation session towards the end of the course to evaluate the understanding and skills of the students.
05.30 – 06.00 am: Neti (Nasal Cleansing) Hot Lemon Ginger Drink
06.00 – 06.30 am: Meditation Techniques
06.30 - 09.00 am: Yoga & Pranayamas
09.00 – 10.00 am: Brunch & Free time
11.00 – 12.15 pm: Philosophy
12.30 – 01.30 pm: YogaSutras/ Anatomy
01.30 – 01.45 pm: Fruits
01.45 - 02.15 pm: Karma yoga
02.15 - 04.00 pm: Free
04.00 – 06.30 pm: Techniques & Teaching Methodology / Teaching Practice last two weeks
06.30 – 07.30 pm: Dinner
08.00 – 09.00 pm: Ayurveda / Video Shows
This timetable is subject to change as per weather conditions.
Classes are held on 6 days a week and 7th day is for optional Trips to Cultural and spiritual places.
Includes asanas, pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas (detoxing/cleansing techniques), mudras (symbolic gestures), bandhas (energy locks), meditation, chanting mantras (optional) and basic Sanskrit. These hours are a mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques.
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting / correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, help with setting up your own yoga classes.
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and anatomy of the pranic body: chakras, nadis, etc. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Includes the study of yoga sutras, historical evolution of yoga, living a yogic lifestyle in a materialistic society and ethics for yoga teachers. Basic Sanskrit and mantra translation classes will be offered.
Includes teaching practice, observing others teaching and receiving/giving feedback.
For teacher training courses in Kerala, there is the opportunity to do the following activities in your free time or on days off :
We embrace diversity and welcome serious yoga students of all ages and walks of life. We have taught students in their late teens and sixties. We expect you to have a regular yoga practice (and preferably a simple pranayama practice) and a willingness to respect and recognize the power of yoga to transform your outlook on life and its ability to steady the mind and body. Above all, we ask you to trust yourself and open your heart and mind to the opportunities that are presented to you. Smoking is strictly prohibited.
This donation includes books, kriya materials, accommodation and food
A non-refundable deposit of 300 EUR is required to finalize a booking with us. If you cannot attend the course for any reason, you can transfer the deposit to any other course within one year from the original course starting date subject to availability. If you cancel the course at the last moment, and if we cannot find a replacement, you will lose the deposit.
The balance payment can be paid on arrival in cash, in any major currency or, if you are coming with your debit/Credit card, you can get Indian Rupees in cash from the local ATMs or currency exchange agents - in that case, please check with your bank for the transaction charges with credit cards.
For payments in Indian Rupees or any other currencies, we use the current exchange rates from www.xe.com at the time of your payment. Applicants who are remitting their full course fee online should pay an additional charge of 60 EUR as Transaction charge.
We looked all over India for a yogi, someone we felt connected to. The moment we met Bhooma, we knew our search was over. For us, his two hour yoga classes were like a journey through the wildernesses of our own bodies and spirits. The whole sequence has a flow and rhythm to it that we had never before experienced (nor have we since). The breathing exercises at the end of the class are amazing, relaxing, and centering. He knew when to let us struggle and when to support and show us the baby-steps.
I did yoga with Bhoomaji at Yoga Vidya for more than one month and it is what kept me so long in Bhagsu. Every day I float away from class with a big smile on my face! With hardly any experience in yoga, now I feel the change in my body and mind - thanks to Bhooma. I would recommend to anyone who wants to feel uplifted both physically and spiritually.
I was fortunate to meet Bhoomaji, and his genuine approach to yoga, at the right time of my life. I ended up staying many months to follow his teachings and learned so much - not only about techniques but mostly about myself, as Bhoomaji was the perfect mirror in which I could see how far from "yoga" I was, even after about 5 years of daily practice. Still today his words or his silence resonate in me every time I step on my mat.
I practiced yoga at Yoga Vidya Peetham in 2008 and again went back there for my teachers training in 2009. Thanks to very sincere and helpful teachers. I was able to do many hours of genuine training which helped me much on my spiritual life and of course physically and mentally also..
I am so thankful for the opportunity to study yoga with Bhoomaji in India. He has a vast knowledge of yoga and the very thought of him helps me to achieve many things in my practice as well as in life. It's life changing to have him as my teacher. I would highly recommend to study yoga with Bhoomaji if you really want to know what yoga can do for you
Our courses involve the practice of traditional hatha yoga consisting of sun salutations, headstand, shoulderstand, plough, bridge, fish, sitting forward bend, inclined plane, cobra, locust, backward bends, spinal twists, standing forward bends, standing sideways bends and balancing poses, savasana, kapalabhati, pranayama and meditation.
Yes, an Indian Visa is necessary for all foreigners to enter India. Please google for details of your local Indian Embassy website and find out how many days it takes to get an Indian Tourist Visa. Sending your passport to the embassy or a visa consultant by post could take a week or two. In some countries, you can go to the visa centre in person and get the Visa on the same day. A 'Tourist Visa' is easy to get, inexpensive and does not need much paper work. While filling in the Tourist Visa application, please write the reason of travel as 'Vacation'.
The nearest international airport is in Goa. Other International airports near by are in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore from where one can fly into Goa. One can travel by bus or taxi to the ashram location. Amboli is 110 Km from Goa airport.