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Pranayama is the science of breath control. It expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati or lung cleansing exercise, Anuloma Viloma or alternate nostril breathing and Samanu or mental cleansing of the nadis will be taught. Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often ignored as most give importance to just physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to destress, as practicing it will build spiritual and emotional power to sustain a healthy life each day.
The program is designed to offer you a solid foundation in Ashtanga Yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures. A daily asana practice class gives you an opportunity to practice your own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises of the Surya Namaskar, multi style yoga postures, 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced, postural alignment, deep relaxation with auto suggestion and release of blocked energy. In addition to daily asana practices, practice teaching and posture break-outs, including the main benefits, modifications and contraindications of each posture.
Classical Yoga Philosophy is intertwined all throughout the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, allowing you to compare classical and modern yoga and understanding the true meaning of yoga. You will learn how to imbibe these ancient philosophies into your own lives and will eventually experience unison of the body, mind and soul. You will also receive a talk on Yoga in Gita, a treasured Indian text considered to be an ancient guru and a life coach.
Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily. There will be a discussion, explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli and Basti, the six classical purification exercises for the various parts of the body namely the eyes, nose, air passages, oesophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises. Individual instruction will be provided.
You will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher. You will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.
An introduction to the major body systems will be given. The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration and endocrine system are explained in detail to the students. Diet and nutrition facts are also imparted for better understanding of the anatomy. These classes will give them a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.
Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight limbs, mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This technique of yoga contains harmonizing the breath with a succession of postures. This process produces powerful internal heat and a plentiful, cleansing sweat that purifies muscles and organs. The result is enhanced circulation, a nimble and strong body, and a composed mind. Ashtanga Yoga contains different groups of asanas and teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy.
According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga. Out of which the only one involves postures (asana). Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of asanas (postures) that are designed to align your body. These postures are designed to line up the physical channels of the body so that energy can easily flow (especially in the spine). Through Hatha Yoga, we can create balance and unite opposites. Hatha teaches us the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose.
Upon full completion of the training, you will be eligible for a 200Hr Yoga Alliance certification.
Krishnaji’s sheer determination and love for yoga has formulated in the shape of the Yoga Centre. He founded this yoga after delivering more than 3500 hours of yoga and benefiting people from many countries like the USA, Japan, China, European countries like Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, where he has personally traveled and delivered yoga training which has caused a positive impact on thousands of lives.
Krishnaji’s vision is to impart teacher training to its fullest depth and dimension so that his students become self independent financially and also cause enormous good to the world in a wholesome way. His life stands as an invitation for all the seekers of yoga to come and explore his teachings at one of the finest locations in Goa that offers a holistic blend and great enrichment.
Born in Tamil Nadu, South India, Praba is a part of a family of yogis who practice in the Ashtanga style that characterizes the South Indian yoga tradition. At age 17 he began serious study with his uncle, Vijay, who is widely recognized as one of the best Ashtanga teachers in India. He has been teaching for over six years. He has lived and taught in Russia and Kyrgyzstan as well as Goa and Dhamshala in North India, and he has trained teachers-to-be for 200 hrs and 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Praba is a talented teacher and he has a dynamic and energetic style characterized by high expectations and tough love. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students' abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching. Praba is an expert in alignment and adjustment and he emphasizes active learning methods. He works with each student to ensure that they use proper placement and strength to help push his students to their full potential.
Dr. Anita Rawandale
Dr. Anita Rawandale (Urja) is a graduate in the ancient medical science of India, Ayurveda. She completed her B.A.M.S. degree from the University of Pune, in 1995.
She has been working for many years at Osho Commune International Department of Health and Healing. She has developed the passion for teaching the healing body arts and yoga therapies.
She has been working with many private organization and Institutes including Shaki Ayurveda Latvia, Suryamarga Yoga (Italy), Osho Kivani (Italy). She has trained students under her personal attention in Korea, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Nepal.
Swami Niranjan (Neeraj Nautiyal) was born in the Himalayas at the junction of the rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini in Rudrapryan.
Since his childhood, Swami Niranjan has been living a yogi and a spiritual life under the guidance of many Himalayan masters.
He traveled the Himalayas in silence visiting many auspicious sites of pilgrimage where he had an authentic experience of universal mother.
His mission is to reveal the power of the Himalaya’s through devotion, yoga, and meditation. Neeraj believes this is the path to enjoy our inner adventures.
Swami Niranjan’s experience has led him to his true self and since he has been sharing it with people from all over the world.
He has a graduate degree in Philosophy and he also has been instructed in Yoga and Philosophy from The Divine Life Society in Rishikesh.
Marylene is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 yoga teacher who specializes in Yoga anatomy, therapeutic applications of yoga, Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety.
Her passion for yoga took a new turn when she helped a friend overcome depression through yoga. Curious about what other benefits a holistic approach to yoga could bring. She devoted her time and energy to study the 8 limbs of yoga. Splitting her life between a successful international corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understood how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind, and used this experience to teach corporate yoga. In 2016, she decided to leave her corporate career to pursue a PhD in Osteopathy to deepen her knowledge of the physical body. She also completed her certifications as Reiki Master and Mindfulness coach.
Rohil began his journey into yoga by coming into contact with meditation 6 years ago. In a quest to find his true Self, he visited many masters and guides from different parts of the country. Soon the realization dawned that the real Guru is within, and other masters are simply mirrors. A year later he began to complement his meditation practice with Ashtanga-vinyasa. He has spent long periods of time over the past few years with his teacher, Ajay Kumar(sthalam8) learning Ashtanga in the traditional Mysore-style. Soon afterward he began to teach, feeling the need to share the sacred practices that have brought about so much peace and fulfillment in his personal journey.
His unique style of teaching goes beyond simply the physical practice. The nurturing, yet challenging environment created in his classes pushes his students to tap into their inner potential. His intention is to bring about lasting inner transformation through asana practice.
An attached bathroom is also available.
Shared AC Room
This is a sharing option for those with company, who want to save on expenses or those who love to socialise and meet new people.
The rooms have a majestic view of the tropical gardens of the centre. All of the rooms come with a twin beds, a private bathroom and a personal fridge. The cleaning service takes place regularly on any third day. The laundry service is provided, upon request, at an affordable extra cost.
A traditional fisherman village, Arambol Beach is a pristine and secluded beach in North Goa and can be approached by a winding road through the grove of cashew trees. It is a rocky as well as sandy beach and has a fresh water lagoon which extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle. The lake is fed by boiling hot springs and is lined with sulfurous mud which people love applying on their body to do wonders to their skin.
The Arambol Beach extends over 16 km and consists of two beaches, more popular is the main beach known as Harmal beach, a long stretch of curving sand and good for swimming. The second beach can only be reached on foot and is bordered by steep cliffs on both sides.
The easiest way to get to Arambol is by plane. Fly to Dabolim International Airport and from there take a taxi to Arambol, which takes approximately forty five minutes.