Overview Of 1 month /300 Hour, 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course
This one month intensive traditional Yoga training course allows Yoga teachers to expand their knowledge and deepen their own Hatha Yoga practice. So they get flexibility perfect health, vitality and steadiness of the mind. When the mind is steady they feel inner peace and real nature.
Level 2 course are able to attend only is they are graduates of level 1 (200 hrs) at any approved school. A copy of diploma certificate of level 1 should be included with the application form.
Yoga teachers are, at heart, dedicated yoga students. As students, we are always learning, filling our wells and receiving deeper insights through continued practice and study. As teachers, continued study allows us to expand our repertoire and more fully develop our voices and yogic lifestyles. As practitioners, we seek a sangha, or community, with whom we can share our journey.
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.
Teachers training course curriculum:
Advanced Techniques Training/Practice
Includes asana, pranayama's, kriyas (Shat Karma & Shankhaprakshalana – washing of intestines), chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.
Anatomy & Physiology
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc)
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
The study of yoga philosophies (Patanjali Yoga Sutra & Bhagavad Gita), yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
05.00 AM: Wake up
05.30 – 06.00 AM: Cleansing Techniques
06.00 - 06.30 AM: Meditation
06.30 – 07.00 AM: Herbal Tea
07.00 – 09.30 AM: Asana Pranayama
09.45 AM: Breakfast(Veg.)
11.00 – 12.00 Noon: Bhagavad Gita
12.15 – 01.15 PM: Patanjali Yoga Sutra
01.15 - 01.45 PM: Fruits
01.45 - 02.15 PM: Karma Yoga
02.15 - 02.45 PM: Group Discussion /Self Study
02.45 - 03.30 PM: Free
03.30 – 04.00 PM: Personal Coaching(for students who are in need of care)
07.00 PM: Dinner(Veg.)
08.00 - 09.00 PM: Anatomy / video / other related lecture / bhajan
Classes are held on 6 days a week and 7th day is for optional Trips to Cultural and spiritual places.
An independent and affordable laundry service is available during Yoga Teachers Training Course.
Check whether you are required to arrange a visa before you enter India. Be careful to apply for a tourist visa, whilst you will be studying yoga here, a student visa is a very different visa and you will require supporting information which only academic establishments like universities can provide. Your reason for visiting should be stated as a tourist.
Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with a valid visa for India.
Money exchange & Travel arrangements
Mananthavadi is a famous tourist area. Banks are situated in nearby areas of the resort. For making travel arrangements please approach the ashram reception for guidance
Email and telephone facilities are available. However, the facilities are limited so guests must keep email and telephone communications to a minimum, to allow all guests equal access. Mobile phone signals from all major companies are available in the resort compound. Use of mobile phones in all classes, dining areas and also inside the rooms are prohibited due to the respect to other's privacy.
Please note, a recent immigration rule by the Indian government came into effect, and there should be a period of at least two months between visits, after the last visit to India, before returning on a Tourist Visa
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to finalize a booking with us.
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 as Transaction charge
Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, warm clothing for very cool nights & cool mornings/evenings , rain wear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, water bottle, sunscreen...etc. Smoking is strictly prohibited.
How to reach?
The nearest International airport is Calicut (CCJ). From Airport to Udayagiri Cottage around 3.30 hour journey by taxi (taxi fare 60USD). If you need Aarsha Yoga Vidya Peetham to arrange your pick up from either airport, calicut railway station or any nearby location please email us through the contact form with your arrival details.
The following are the websites of the resort: www.udayagiriretreat.com and www.ayurvedayogavilla.com
We looked all over India for a yogi, some- one 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. Luke and Molly BehnkePortland, Oregon, USA
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. Ben Shelton Nottingham, UK
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. Lise Noel Ayurveda & Kalari Massage Therapist and Teacher Association AGNI Paray-le-Monial France
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.Andrea Kellermeier Medical Assistant & Yoga Ayurveda Therapist, Nice, France
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.Anjani Siegrist LMT, Yoga Alliance RYT-500, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher, San Diego California, USA