July 1- July 29, 2018 at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany. http://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/international-yoga-teachers-training/
Course language: English/German
Learn how to teach Yoga classes – an intensive 4-weeks International Yoga Teachers‘ Training at Yoga Vidya Ashram in Germany, Europes biggest and leading Yoga teacher’s institute – with more than 20 years of experience in training Yoga teachers and advanced yoga teachers trainings. More than 12,000 graduated content Yoga students successfully completed our trainings. Our experienced Yoga Trainers will provide you with a solid teaching know-how and the necessary background – an unforgettable experience!
Live and practice yoga as you learn to teach it. This intensive training gives you hands-on experience to the classical yoga way of life which has been adapted to suit western culture.
Yoga Vidya offers this 4 week intensive International Yoga Teachers‘ Training course in Bad Meinberg, in the beautiful, pastoral region of northern Germany. Located about an hour south of Hannover, Bad Meinberg is an historic spa-town with clean air, fresh water, and miles of rejuvenating hiking trails. The perfect environment for your spiritual journey to evolve. Please join us for this deeply life-changing event.
Yoga is a practical system for developing the entire personality. Its benefits include good health, happiness, success, and peace of mind. Yoga Vidya teaches a holistic approach to classical yoga. It is an integral approach that was developed by Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, and brought to the West by Swami Vishnu-devananda.
Here at Haus Yoga Vidya, we present a synthesis of all the major techniques of yoga. Students find that continued practice enhances all aspects of life.
Teaching yoga is a fulfilling task that demands a dedicated personal practice as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the ancient teachings of yoga.
This course provides you with a thorough educational base for your own personal practice, as well as the skills to teach a variety of classes to all types of students. Upon successful graduation you will receive a widely accepted certificate, and Yoga Alliance 200 certification. If your aim is to develop your personality or experience yoga at a deeper level, this course is highly recommended.
Philosophy and Aim of Yoga
History of Yoga
Paths of Yoga: the Main Schools of Yoga
Masters of Yoga
2. Hatha Yoga – an overview
As a path to general good health and well-being
Therapy and healing
As a means of developing mental capacity
As physical approach to psychotherapy
As spiritual exercise
Sensitivity and physical awareness
Classical relaxation, Yoga-Nidra
Relaxation techniques for daily life
Progressive Muscle Relaxation according to Jacobson
Modern stress-research and stress-management
Asanas (Yoga Postures)
Rishikesh sequence with its 12 basic postures
Asanas for relaxation
Yoga for the back and spine
Yoga in comparison to other forms of physical training
Yoga and sports training
Asanas and physiological research
Asanas for general fitness
Introduction to demanding sequences
Asanas for the flow of life-energy: prolonged of asanas, combined with chakra concentration, special breathing techniques, mantras, bandhas, mudras Asanas for personal growth and development
Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
Breathing techniques for daily life
Easy pranayama for relaxation and recharging
Samanu: psychic cleansing
Advanced pranayama according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Kriyas (Yoga Cleansing Excercises)
Shat kriyas (6 purification techniques) according to the classical text “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”: Tratak (eye cleansing), Neti (nasal cleansing), Kapalabhati (lung cleansing), Dhauti (throat and stomach cleansing), Nauli (small intestine cleansing), Basti (colon cleansing). Shank Prakshalama (total intestine cleansing)
Physiology and Health
Understanding the physical body in relation to yoga exercises
Muscle and bone structure
Nervous sytems and hormones
Physiological effects of yoga
Physiology of movement
Sport medicine theory and research
What is health? Reasons for disease
Healthy, holistic living
Yogic remedies for the treatment of minor illnesses such as colds, hayfever, headache, allergies and constipation
Yoga as therapy: remaining healthy well into old age
Healing through mental training
Health and disease
The three Doshas
Correct living according to your body type
Natural nutrition; reasons for a vegetarian diet
The mental and energetic effects of food
Nutrition and advanced Hatha Yoga
Fasting. slimming and staying slim
Special nutrition and diets
3. Tantra and Kundalini Yoga: energy training
Theory: Shiva-Shakti Philosophy
The astral body: Prana, Nadis, Chakras, Kundalini
Astral World, spirits and life after death.
Help for the deceased.
Opening of chakras
Parapsychological phenomena: clairvoyance, channeling, mindreading, psychokinetics, extrasensory perception.
Kundalini awakening: methods, experiences, dangers and security measures
Techniques of Kundalini Yoga: Mantra, Laya, Yantra, Nada, Hatha Yoga.
White, red and black Tantra.
Sexuality and relationships.
4. Raja Yoga: mental training and meditation
The human psyche: subconsciousness, consciousness, super-consciousness.
Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yamas und Niyamas
The Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga
Thought-power and positive thinking
Thoughts as creators of your destiny
Development of memory, willpower, concentration, creativity and intuition.
Dealing with feelings and emotions.
Affirmation and visualisation.
Charisma and personal charm.
How to overcome negative habits.
Levels of consciousness and expanded consciousness.
Raja Yoga and modern neuroscience.
Indian and Western psychology in comparison.
Techniques of concentration
Awareness in daily life
Techniques of meditation: Mantra-Meditation, Tratak, Chakra-Meditation, Energy-Meditation,
Abstract Meditation, creative visualisation.
Levels of meditation.
Overcoming obstacles in meditation
Experiences with meditation
Meditation and scientific research
5. Karma Yoga: Yoga of Action
Karma, the law of cause and effect
Dharma: right conduct
Reincarnation: death, life after death,
Ethics in daily life.
Swadharma and Swarupa: the art of right decision making
Detached service and spirituality
Living in harmony
How to deal with difficult persons
Rhetoric training and communication training
Enhancing your relationships
The ascetic way
Simple living – high thinking
Ecological consciousness and social engagement
6. Bhakti Yoga: the devotional approach
Feelings and emotions.
The miracle of Love
What is God?
Experiences of the Divine
Contacting the Divine
God in your daily life.
Rituals: Arati, Puja, Homa
Possibility of Mantra Initiation
Guru and disciple
Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools of mysticism
7. Jnana Yoga: Yoga of Knowledge
Introduction to the classical scriptures of Hinduism, Vedas, Smritis, Itihasas, Puranas
Important scriptures of the Yoga tradition: Upanishads, Brahma Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhakti Sutras
Physical, astral and causal bodies
Levels of spiritual growth (7 Bhumikas)
Cosmology and Creation. Time, space and causality
Vedanta: Philosophy of the Absolute. Who am I?
What is real? What is consciousness?
What is happiness?
Self as Existence, Knowledge and Bliss.
Modern Physics and Vedanta
8. Yoga teaching techniques
Basic principles of yoga teaching
Personality and inner attitude of a yoga Teacher
Rhetoric training, structure of a yoga class.
Structure of courses and classes.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced courses, workshops.
Yoga for the back and spine.
Correction of posture through yoga.
Yoga for pregnancy.
Yoga for children.
Yoga for senior citizens.
Benefits and restrictions of yoga therapy.
Yoga-teaching as a profession and calling.