While providing a thorough training in asana, mudra, bandha and kriya, this course probes beyond mere physical practice into the realm of higher yoga and meditation. 


A unique feature of this training is the approach to asana practice: the asanas are practiced and taught in the Rajadhiraja tradition of Tantra yoga, offering ancient knowledge on the deeply transformational effect of asanas with regards to our hormonal and chakra system - rarely taught in other yoga schools. 


You will learn how to use these asanas in a variety of yoga styles, such as Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga. You will receive detailed insight into the practice of more than 60 asanas, along with an in depth understanding of good alignment, benefits, contraindications, hands-on-adjustments and special applications. 


You will come away with a broad palette of tools and skills to develop yourself as a yogi/ni and to teach others with confidence and competence. 


Practice yoga outdoors while enjoying the views and scents of the tropical flower garden surrounding the villa, the song of exotic birds and breathe the pure sea air as you prepare for a lifelong journey of discovering and sharing the manifold benefits of yoga and meditation.


Your course tuition includes all classes and training, a teacher's manual, meals, tea, snacks, water and accommodation.

Yoga Teacher Training

Pondicherry, India
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin
  • Restorative
  • Nidra
  • Iyengar
  • Power

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Location

Pondicherry, India

Auroville is an experimental community in southern India. It was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Auroville Botanical Gardens protects the region’s tropical dry evergreen forest. Auroville Beach is a long sandy stretch with gentle surf.
 
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.

The residents of Auroville come from some 45 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,160 people, of whom approx. one-third are Indian.

At the centre of the township lies the Peace Area, comprising the Matrimandir and its gardens, the amphitheater with the Urn of Human Unity that contains the soil of 121 nations and 23 Indian states, and a lake to help create an atmosphere of calm and serenity and to serve as a groundwater recharge area.

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

Pondicherry is well connected to the rest of India via a large network of National Highways, a Railway Terminal and a Domestic Airport. It is also in close proximity to International airports.

Food

Three yogic vegetarian meals are offered daily and included in the program. Meals are nutritious, meeting the requirements of a yogic diet. Fresh fruits and tea as well as snacks are also included. India is a melting pot of flavours and cuisines and the south has a rich history of cooking and sharing traditional recipes. Expect plenty of nourishing robust food that will carry you through your four weeks intensive training.

Full Description

While providing a thorough training in asana, mudra, bandha and kriya, this course probes beyond mere physical practice into the realm of higher yoga and meditation. 


A unique feature of this training is the approach to asana practice: the asanas are practiced and taught in the Rajadhiraja tradition of Tantra yoga, offering ancient knowledge on the deeply transformational effect of asanas with regards to our hormonal and chakra system - rarely taught in other yoga schools. 


You will learn how to use these asanas in a variety of yoga styles, such as Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga. You will receive detailed insight into the practice of more than 60 asanas, along with an in depth understanding of good alignment, benefits, contraindications, hands-on-adjustments and special applications. 


You will come away with a broad palette of tools and skills to develop yourself as a yogi/ni and to teach others with confidence and competence. 


Practice yoga outdoors while enjoying the views and scents of the tropical flower garden surrounding the villa, the song of exotic birds and breathe the pure sea air as you prepare for a lifelong journey of discovering and sharing the manifold benefits of yoga and meditation.


Your course tuition includes all classes and training, a teacher's manual, meals, tea, snacks, water and accommodation.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Course Material
  • Equipment
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • Excursion
  • Vegan
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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Learn subjects including A Contemporary Approach to Yoga, Dynamic Vinyasa Flow/Hatha/Ashtanga Raja Dhiraja/Restorative, and The Impact of Yoga on Modern Society.

Learn subjects including Secrets to Becoming an Exceptional Yoga Instructor, How to set up Classes, How to set up a Successful Yoga Teaching Business, and How to Establish a Powerful Personal Practice Routine.

Learn subjects including Yogic Nutrition and Principles of Ayurveda, Suggestions for a Yogic Lifestlyle, and Yogic Health Secrets.

Learn Sun Salutations (3 variations), Asanas and Basic Principles of Alignment, The Benefits and Hidden Effects of Asanas, Precautions and, Contraindications for each Asana, and Modifications of Asanas Applicable to Various Levels and Injuries.

Learn Breathing Exercises and Pranayama, Prana and the Ten Vayus, Kriyas – Yogic Cleansing and Detoxification Techniques, Bandhas & Mudras and How they Effect the Nerves & Glands, Yoga Nidra – the Art of Relaxation and Yogic Self-Massage.

Learn about the Nadis: Subtle Energy Channels, The Seven Chakras and Five Koshas, Raising the Kundalini & Kundalini Yoga, and Applied Anatomy and Physiology.

Learn the Principles of Great Sequencing, How to Prepare the Body through Warm-ups, How to Prepare Focused Classes and Lesson Plans, Principles of Demonstration, Observation, Assisting, and Class Instruction, Practice Teaching of Asanas, Meditation and Pranayama and Yoga for Seniors, Children and Pregnancy.

Certification

The Himalayan Yoga Institute is accredited by Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance registers both individual yoga teachers and yoga teacher training programmes (schools) that have complied with educational standards established by the Alliance. A Yoga Alliance Accreditation will give you worldwide recognition.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Chanting, Meditation & Pranayama
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Asana Practice
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fruit and Tea
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Anatomy and physiology/workshop/lecture
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Karma Yoga
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop/Lecture
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main lecture (philosophy/theory/history)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Snack and leisure/self-study
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Asana Techniques & Teaching Methodology
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Satsang (meditation, kirtan, chanting)
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Free time, self study, lights out

Time Off

One day per week is lecture-free to enjoy some leisure time and excursions specific to the area and to deepen your study. You will have a chance to see Mamallapuram (or Mahabalipuram) on the way from Chennai to the venue. Mamallapuram is a UNESCO protected heritage site, displaying gorgeous stone carvings and temple structures of great beauty. You will visit Auroville (City of Dawn) - 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. 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. Here you 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.

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Accommodations

Share Room For 5 at The Yoga Villa

Share Room for 5

The house has 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a family room, a large kitchen and utility and an open terrace. Rooms are comfortable and homely with plenty of space. This room has five beds for people of the same gender sharing a room.

Triple Share Room at The Yoga Villa

Triple Share Room

The house has 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a family room, a large kitchen and utility and an open terrace. Rooms are comfortable and homely with plenty of space. This room has three beds for people of the same gender sharing a room.

Shared Twin Room at The Yoga Villa

Shared Twin Room

The house has 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a family room, a large kitchen and utility and an open terrace. Rooms are comfortable and homely with plenty of space. This room has two beds for people of the same gender sharing a room.

Pondicherry, India

Auroville is an experimental community in southern India. It was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Auroville Botanical Gardens protects the region’s tropical dry evergreen forest. Auroville Beach is a long sandy stretch with gentle surf.
 
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.

The residents of Auroville come from some 45 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,160 people, of whom approx. one-third are Indian.

At the centre of the township lies the Peace Area, comprising the Matrimandir and its gardens, the amphitheater with the Urn of Human Unity that contains the soil of 121 nations and 23 Indian states, and a lake to help create an atmosphere of calm and serenity and to serve as a groundwater recharge area.

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

Pondicherry is well connected to the rest of India via a large network of National Highways, a Railway Terminal and a Domestic Airport. It is also in close proximity to International airports.

Venue   The Yoga Villa
The Yoga Villa, Venue for 27 Day 200hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

The 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 house has 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a family room, a large kitchen and utility and an open terrace. 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.  Enjoy some of the organically grown fruits and vegetables from the garden.

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