Some of the essential aspects which will flourish in you:
An Expanded sense self.
Awareness of the luminosity of who we truly are.
A deepening of knowledge of all eight limbs of yoga.
Learning to live with the fluctuations of life in a more peaceful way.
Through direct experience, the ability to bring the ancient knowledge of yoga into the light of your present day.
Be Encouraged to formulate your own yogic practice and spiritual lifestyle.
Connect with your unique voice as a teacher.
Be familiar with the principles of teaching yoga.
Embrace your passion and find your purpose
Discover new realms beyond our limiting sense of self and find a love and joy never felt before.
Establish a powerful personal practice
Learn to sequence a great class
Have your students rave about your classes
Establish rapport with your students
Enjoy teaching and watch your students blossom
Change people’s lives for the better
Release blocked energy to allow for healing
Learn to move through difficult emotional states quickly
Develop strength and flexibility of body and mind
And much more….
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This program is an incredibly transformational experience and is open to everyone with the desire and the dedication to learn…
Your development and understanding will be carefully monitored and your individual expression will be encouraged.
How it works
This course of 48 videos, reflective questions, 10 hours of live group or private skype calls. Your course can be done at your own time. It does not expire.
The 6-day residential certification will happen in 2020 in TBA. You must register by March 2020.
Throughout the course, you will be guided organically into a lifestyle which incorporates a healthy balanced sadhana of asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy, interwoven into the fabric of your daily living so that it becomes a natural effortless integration.
The homework will be thought provoking, reflective and sometimes action-based.
Whether your goal is to become a teacher, develop your own personal practice, becoming a mentor or life coach, refining your comprehensive knowledge,-this teacher training course will provide you with the tools needed to develop a strong, self empowered, educator, guide and leader, So you can, safely, skillfully, help this world, yourself and others in confidence.
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Our beautiful and inspiring videos of Asana & Philosophy can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. The topics covered complete and go well beyond the scope of the requirements of the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
Each video is filmed in an inspiring and new location with explanations and instructions which are clear and thought provoking. Each philosophy discourse, related to topics in our chosen books, will be accompanied by a sister video highlighting many of the topics on a physical level. Preserving the unity Yoga in everything.
You will receive some relevant information as well as images, readings and reflective assignments to accompany each module via email.
You will have the opportunity to speak to Samantha privately or with a group of fellow students a minimum of 8 times for 1h.
-An opportunity to learn to film your own high quality yoga video
-A 5 night immersion at one of our beautiful global ashram-like lodgings. Here we will compete the experiences that can best be done in person as well as follow through the required aspects which must be well understood. (Everyone will receive a certificate but only those who attend the retreat and pass the exam will be fully certified.)
The 6 day residential certification will happen in 2020 in Dubai. You must register by March 2020.
(The Syllabus follows the Raja Yoga Structure of blossoming into the light)
A distillation of years of study and a lifetime practice has molded our approach to living yoga. Resulted in an intelligent, fluid and transformational methodology.
Some of the topics covered are:
Phase One: In the introductory module, we will delve into the vast philosophy of yoga, stemming from its roots and its traditions. We formulate an understanding of its evolution through time and its relevance today. We will learn to place ourselves within this universe of new concepts and ideas
Roots Module– “who am I”. What are the origins of yoga? What are the main texts? What is the main message of yoga? What are the various streams of modern yoga & how can we link them back to the source? What are the mamas and niyamas and how do they exist in your life now? How can they be a living / working template for your continued growth, healing and evolution? How to establish a personal sadhana. How to begin the process of correct seeing. Techniques & Practice- This is an exploration behind the practices. Discovering the roots of techniques and various methods employed by the various schools. An in-depth perspective on the origins of modern yoga and how all yogas lead to an original source. What is that source and why is it relevant today. How can a student of modern yoga stay intimately connected to the lineage while simultaneously using a palette of techniques. Raja Yoga and the 8 limbs of understanding as a fluid and integrated awareness.
Subtle Body– Basic understanding of “what am i”. Looking at the finer aspects of the self. Including the Koshas, the gunas, the vayu, the chakras, Atman & Brahma, Nadis, how these relate to our understanding of ourselves.
Physical Body Systems & Anatomy– how the subtle bodies relate to the physical body. The autonomic nervous system, the stress response, the mid-body-emotion- connection. How to navigate this in a proactive way both as a living being as well as a teacher. Anatomy and Physiology- The basis of our anatomical understanding will come from our Coultier book. You will be given a general overview of basic body mechanics while remaining aware of the more subtle bodies and how they interplay with the outer more physical level. Awareness of motion, lines of energy, direction of flow. Asana, Pranayama.
Locks & Leaving the Senses. Traveling inwards. Pratyahara. The bandhas, mudras, mantra. What are they and why would they be effective in us finding more inner peace and joy. How to incorporate these into our teachings, our lives and our sadhana. Bandha, mudra.
Mind & I. Functions of mind. Planes of consciousness.
Silence, Sound & Meditation foundations. Mantra. Visualisation.
Tantra & Vedanta Philosophy as a lineage of consciousness and directly related to your life now.
The Art of Meditation. What is meditation? Why would anyone want to practice it? What is the mind? What are its benefits and what is its basic method? What is the result of a practice of meditation and what are some of the forms which have offered success timelessly? How to make this a part of everyday living in a non-rigid fashion? What is the history and the methodology of meditation as it is related to the matrix of mind & body, consciousness & sub consciousness?
Teaching Methodology. What does it mean to teach? Who am I? Who is the other? What does “teaching” yoga actually mean? Which aspects are we trying to impart? How can we effectively transmit this core idea through a 90 minute class? How to put together a unique class and workshop with a unique take home memory. How to preserve the essence of yoga in all of your choices. These are among the topics.
Art of Adjustment. Who is adjusting and why? These initial reflective questions are a necessary component prior to being able to adjust in an effective life blossoming manner. These arts understood in this manner are the key principles which allow us to remain connected to the spirit of yoga. Interweaving the mind, body & soul. When this lineage is established there is a powerful source-stream-consciousness-understanding which we become part of. Understanding energy lines, the direction of flow, moving principles as well and as pets of touch are important components to this idea. An adjustment is based upon which factors since all physical capacities vary. How to choose which parts of the body can be eased and which parts should be left. Using the breath as a portal, understanding the effects of a posture is crucial to these on the spot decisions needed for a teacher as well as for your own personal practice. In order to be able to receive or allow the maximum benefit of each posture, we must be familiar with the interplay of the subtle and the physical body as well as the technology inherent in each asana.
The Art of Alignment. What does alignment mean on an inner perspective manifesting in the physical positioning of the body. What does “proper” alignment mean and how to use your acquired skills to get the most out of a posture without being rigid.
Art of Observation. Having a deep understanding of the effects of a posture and the loops, lines and direction of energy flow within a certain asana, as well as a general sense of the interconnectedness between the mind and body allows you to make effective and corrective observations. Once an observation is made, how then do we act and why? Which tips will allow for a better embodiment of the asana and which tips will bring someone away from the essence of yoga.
-The body as a vehicle for divine expression through asana.
-Establish a long-term effective Sadhana
-Rituals. what is a ritual. How is it an effective method of transmuting your space, energy and physicality. How to practice and create your own personal rituals.
-Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
-Practicum (Teaching Practice)
-Mindful sequencing. How to lesson plan, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting.
-Use of voice, music, incense, presentation skills
-Deep relaxation/Meditation/Yoga Nidra
-8 Limbs of the Raja Yoga system & how they relate to your life.
-The Tantric theory of Creation
-Karma Yoga & the spirit of service in daily life
Phase Two: After an exploration of Phase One, students will have a more clear understanding of their own personal journey and the foundations of traditional yoga. We will explore with more depth, awareness, and intuition the traditional concepts that will enable our own expansion of consciousness. Along with learning the basics of teaching, we will develop tools to deal with internal and external obstacles towards living a happier, more fulfilled life for ourselves and others.
This phase will include practical teaching experience. This phase will build upon the physical foundation to move deeper into the fusion of body-mind-spirit. Essay questions and practical experiments are met with formal written feedback. The practical teaching experience is fully examined by the teacher, taking the whole course into consideration.
Students will spend at least 70 hours in self-study to complete the 200-hour TTC. This will include the following:
- Writing essays (10–20 hours)
- Teaching 10 yoga sessions (including the preparation for these sessions: average 10 hours per session and 20 hours’ preparation)
- Readings (20–30 hours)
- Keeping a diary where you record your insights (one hour per week average)
- The One Yoga method yoga is more than a profession; it is something that you believe is important and that you love. Life is too short to not do what you love. So, while the number of non-contact hours listed is sufficient, many of you will find yourselves doing more.
Why You will Love this training
This self-paced individualized course will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the lifestyle and practices of authentic yoga.It will allow you to connect with your innermost Self and begin to heal and clear naturally. It will help you tap into your own inner knowing and intuition, as well as provide you with a reliable methodology to use well beyond the timing of the course for your continued self-development and spiritual integration. Unleashing your greatest potential.
Reading yoga books is different from reading other books. The goal is to internalize the knowledge. Listen to what the readings are trying to say. Think about what experiences you may have had that might confirm what the readings are about. Give yourself time to reflect on the information offered in the readings. Take your time and get into a kind of conversation with them. This means reading a few pages slowly. Ask questions of the book. Contemplate what you have learned, and only then move on. You needn’t always read the book from cover to cover, and you can come back to it.
Coultier HD (2001). Anatomy of Hatha Yoga. Body and Breath Inc; Marlboro, VT. ISBN 097070061X
Johari H (2000). Chakras: Energy Centers for Transformation. Destiny Books; Rochester, VT. ISBN: 978-089281760-3
Iyengar BKS (1965). Light on Yoga. Harper Collins; London. ISBN: 0-00-710700-S
Nesse M and Young E (2000). “Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Stress Response.” Encyclopedia of Stress, volume 2. Available for free viewing here: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~nesse/Articles/Stress&Evolution-2000.PDF
Parthasarathy A (1978). The Eternities: Vedanta Treatise. Stratford Library. ISBN-10: 818711178X
Swami Vivekananda (1956). Raja Yoga. Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Centre; New York. ISBN: 978-0911206234
Additional Reading (for students wishing to delve deeper)
Eliade M (1969). Yoga: Immortality and Freedom. Translated from French by Willard R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691142036
De Luca D (ed) (2003). Pathways to Joy: The Master Vivekananda on the Four Yoga Paths to God. Novato, California: New World Library. ISBN: 978-1-930722-67-5
Fowler, JD (2012). The Bhagavad Gita: A Text and Commentary for Students. Eastbourne: Sussex Academy Press, ISBN978-1-84519-520-5. The Bhagavad Gita is also available for free on the www here: http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/Gita/chapter-01.html
Parker S (2009). The Concise Human Body Book. DK; London and New York. ISBN: 978 1 4053 40410 (or other basic human anatomy book)
Swami Prabhavananda (2002). Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras; India. ISBN: 81-7120-221-7. The Patanjali Yoga Sutras are also available for free on the www at: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/yogasutr.htm and here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2526.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1998). Yoga Nidra. Thompson Press Ltd.; New Delhi, India. ISBN: 978-81-85787-12-1
Gharote ML and Ganguly SK (1988). Teaching Methods for Yogic Practices. Kaivalyadhama; Pune, India. ISBN: 8189485245
Responsibility of the Student
Becoming a yoga teacher or serious practitioner requires daily practice and study. Students are expected to do their best throughout the course—no more and no less.
Following the traditional Guru-shishya paramparya. An atmosphere of trust and sharing between teacher and fellow students is required to transfer the ancient wisdom of yoga to new generations. Parampara means an uninterrupted tradition and is sometimes referred to as the “golden chain” linking past with current teachers.
You will be asked to complete two 1000-word essays during the course of your training. Two of the topics will be chosen according to the needs of the group. A third questionnaire will involve you writing a summary of the feedback you have received for your 10 required classes (see below), identifying your strengths, where you require further training, and how you propose to go about getting that training.
You will also be required to teach 10 sessions to friends or family, and ask for their feedback (see feedback form).
You will be asked to prepare one class. The first one is presented in Phase 1.This serves as a base for us to get to know each other. You will receive extensive formal feedback. Your second presentation will be presented on our retreat time together for evaluation and feedback.
We will provide constructive ‘formative’ feedback. There will be no grades assigned.
Course Honesty Policy
Students must be honest and forthright in their academic studies. To falsify the results of one’s research, to steal the words or ideas of another, to cheat on an assignment, or to allow or assist another to commit these acts corrupts the educational process, is academically unacceptable, and violates the yogic moral code (yama).
The main criteria for success is a desire to learn and accept that all you can do is your best. If you have any questions at all, please raise them with the teacher, either during class or via email or telephone.
This is an online group chat room, specifically designed for students to discuss, with teachers and each other, thoughts and comments regarding their experiences, questions, and ideas.
Certificate will be granted upon successful completion of the course. Refunds are unavailable.
details of skills covered for your certification will be sent with registration
Cost– 801$ (excluding the 6 day certification program).
1h Skype call and homework with suggested answers. Not corrected & returned to you.)
Full Course including Certification cost Total 1997$
-Full course (801$ value)
-Certification where earned.
-Full room and board of 6 days
-Airport pick up & drop off
-Registration with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. 1997$