Yoga with Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh

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Yoga with Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh

Yoga with Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh

Nirvana Yogasthal is the best Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in Rishikesh, India. Yoga exercises are meant to add strength and flexibility to the body from the inside out so that you don’t just look good but also feel good. Yoga practice also increases energy and ability to focus and which helps to do well at everything in life. Yoga can be practised in softer and slower to harder and more energetic ways as suitable for the practitioner. Nirvana Yogasthal Yoga classes are led by well-renowned instructors having extensive experience in helping people achieve wellness, longevity and self-realization.

Yoga & Ayurveda can decrease stress, relieve anxiety, reduce weight, promote healthy eating, promote sleep quality, may help to fight depression, may reduce inflammation, could improve heart health, could reduce chronic pain, could improves breathing and bring many other significant benefits to the person’s health and wellness. Meditate, relax and rejuvenate amidst the freshness and beauty of Himalayas.

This package can be customised as per guest’s requirement and doctor’s advice for

Pain & Aches, Weight Loss, De-Stress or Detox packages

These customized packages have the same rate



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Curriculum for Yoga With Ayurveda Teacher Training Course

Mantra & Mantra Chanting

Mantra

Mantra is a set of words which consist specific sound, vibration received by ancient yogis and seers which offer a powerful physical, mental and spiritual benefit. There are many kinds of Mantras available for different purposes. You will be learning;

  • Art and science of Mantra
  • Mantra and its power
  • How mantra is made
  • Is mantra a religion
  • Sound vibration

Mantra Chanting

  • Proper way of chanting Om Mantra
  • Shiva Mantra for Peace
  • Durga Mantra for Energy Awakening
  • Kundalini Mantra
  • Krishna Mantra for Joy
  • Ganesha Mantra for Stillness and Removal of Obstacles
  • Mantra to be led towards light and immortality (Asatoma)
  • Surrender Mantra (Twamevamata)
  • Mantra to Save Life and Journey (Trayamvakam)
  • Mantra for Purification of the Mind (Gayatri)
  • Guru Disciple Study Mantra (Sahana)
  • Guru Mantra (Guru brahma)
  • Patanjali Mantra (Yogenacittasya)
  • Suryanamaskar 12 Mantra (omMitraya)

Hatha Yoga

World Peace Yoga School teaches the traditional ancient style of Hatha Yoga that has been practiced by the Himalayan Masters for thousands of years. At our school you practice according to your strength and flexibility. The main purpose is to attain perfect health and peace of mind. Here is the list of asana series that will be practiced;

  • Pavan Muktasana series 1 (15 practices)
  • Pavan Muktasana series – 2 (10 practices)
  • Pavan muktasana series - 3(10 practices)
  • Centering postures series(5  practices)
  • Surya Namaskar (12 asana series)
  • Chandra Namaskar (12 Asana Series)
  • Standing postures series(10 practices)
  • Kneeling postures series(5 practices)
  • Sitting Postures series(10 practices)
  • Forward bending postures series(5 practices)
  • Backward bending postures series(5 practices)
  • Supine postures series(6 practices)
  • Prone Postures series (5 practices)
  • Fire Series series(5 practices)
  • Inversions series(5 practices)
  • Twisting postures series(5 practices)
  • Balancing Postures series(5 practices)
  • Relaxing Posture series(5 practices)
  • Meditative Asana Series(5 practices)

Note: In total you will learn 140 Yoga Exercises

The theory is just as important as practicing. Without  proper understanding you cannot do well. Our teachers will teach a base of understanding why, how, when and what you need to do in an asana class. You must be self-motivated to go deeper into the postures. Here is the some of the theory you will be learning;

  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Ancient Scriptures of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives of Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing
  • How Hatha Yoga Is Connected to Your Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini and Your Subtle Body  

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Unique features of Ayurvedic Treatment
  • Ayurveda and its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda (Eight Branches of Ayurveda)

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

  • Panchamahabhuta (The five basic elements)
  • The principle of Trisosha (three biological Humors)
    • Vayu or Vata Dosha (The energy of movement)
      • Natural attributes of Vata
      • Reasons for Vata aggrevation
      • Symtoms of aggravated vata
      • Remedies for balancing Vata
      • Symptoms of low level of Vata and its treatment
      • Sama and Nirama Vata
      • Vata and its diversions
    • Pitta Dosha: The energy of bio transformation and heat generation
      • Natural attributes of Pitta
      • Reasons for Pitta aggravation
      • Symptoms of aggravated Pitta
      • Remedies for balancing Pitta
      • Symptoms of low level of Pitta and its treatment
      • Sama and Nirama Pitta
      • Pitta and its diversions
    • Kapha Dosha or Slesma: The theme of structure (stability) and lubrication (cohesion)
      • Natural attributes of Kapha
      • Reasons for Kapha aggravation
      • Symptoms of aggravated Kapha
      • Remedies for balancing Kapha
      • Symptoms of low level of Kapha and its treatment
      • Sama and Nirama Kapha
      • Kapha and its diversions
  • Prakriti: Know your constitution
  • Traiyopastambha: There supporting pillars of the body
  • Saptadhatu: The seven fundamental Tissues
    • Rasa dhatu (Plasma or Nutrient Fluid)
    • Rakta dhatu (blood)
    • Mamsa dhatu ( Muscular Tissue)
    • Meda dhatu (Adipose or Fat Tissue)
    • Majja dhatu (Bone Marrow}
    • Sukra dhatu (Reproductive or Generative Tissue)
    • Ojas: The Vital Essence
  • Upadhatus: Sub Tissues
  • Mala: Waster Matter or Excretory Products
    • Fecal Matter
    • Urine
    • Sweat
    • Other waster products
    • Relation between dosa, dhatu and mala
  • Digestion and Metabolism
    • Types of agnis
    • Jatharagni: The digestive fire
    • Bhutagnis: Agnis of the five elements
    • Dhatvagnis: Agnis of the dhatus (tissues}
  • Physical Strength
    • Sattva priksa: Examination of psyche
    • Samatwa Pariksha: Examination of wholesomeness
    • Characteristics of an energetic and strong person
    • Infirmities related to physical strength
  • Srotas: Body Channels
    • Functions of srotas
    • Srotas and emergence of dieseases
    • Types of srotas

The body and its Vital Forces

  • Tridanda: The Three Dimensions of Life- Body, Mind (Psyche) and Soul
    • Sarira: Body
    • Mana (Sattva): Mind (Psyche)
    • Atma: The Soul ( The true self or consciousness}
  • Pancha Panchaka: The Five Pentads
  • Panchakosha: (The Five Spiritual Body Sheath)
    • Annamaya Kosha (The food and physical sheath)
    • Pranamaya Kosha (The vital air sheath)
    • Manomaya Kosha (The mind sheath)
    • Vijnanamaya Kosha ( The intellect sheath)
    • Anandmaya kosa ( The bliss or emotion sheath)
  • Body Physiology and Astacakra: The Eight Chakras
    • Astacakra colors and their scientific approach
    • Description of the eight cakras
    • Yoga and astacakra
    • Knowledge of astacakra and the ascension of power through the practice of yoga
  • Astacakra and its Relation with Various Yogic Practices and Kundalini Yoga.

The Nature of Material Substances

  • Rasa: Taste
    • Rasa (taste) and the five elements
    • Rasa and Dosha
    • Rasa and Dhatu
    • Rasa and Mala
    • Identifying rasa and their guna-karma (properties and actiions)
      • Madhura Rasa (Sweet taste)
      • Amla rasa (Sour taste)
      • Lavana rasa (Salty taste)
      • Katu rasa (Pungent taste)
      • Tikta rasa (Bitter taste)
      • Kasaya rasa (Astringent taste)
  • Guna: Attributes
  • Virya: Potency
  • Vipaka: Post- Digestive Effect
  • Prabhava: Specific Action
  • Types of Substances According to their Actions
  • Food-Lifestyle, Important Diseases and their Best Remedies
  • Home Remedies from the Kitchen Pharmacy

Health Horizons- An Ayurvedic Approach to a Healthy Life

  • Dinacarya: Food Habits and Conduct during the Day Time
  • Ratricharya: Food Habits and Conduct at Night
  • Improper Lifestyle: The Major Cause of Obesity and Emaciation
    • Obese or overweight individuals: Symptoms, etiology and treatment
    • Emaciated or underweight individuals: Symptoms, etiology and treatment
  • Ritucarya: Food Habits and Conduct during Different Seasons
  • Suppression of Natural Urges: Unretainable Urges
  • Dharaniya Vega: Retainable Urges

Dietary Facts and Rules

  • Facts About Food
  • A Compatible Diet
  • Unfavorable Foods and Combinations
  • Dieseases Caused by an Incompatible Food & Lifestyle and their Treatment
  • Favorable Foods and Combinations

The Characteristics of Important Liquids and their Adjuvants (Anupana)

  • Water
  • Coconut Water
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter
  • Ghee (clarified Butter)
  • Oil
  • Honey

The Classification of Disease & Examination

  • Classification of Dieseases
  • Four Legged Frame of Treatment (4 important factors in the treatment of disorders)
  • Methods to Assay the Cause of a Disease 
    • Pramāņa: The Means of Valid Knowledge
    • Āptopdeśa (Authoritative Testimony)
    • Pratyakşa (Perception or Direct Observation)
    • Anumāna (Hypothesis or Inference)
    • Yukti (Reason
    • Examination by Interrogation 

Different Methods of Disease Examination

  • Nidāna Pañcaka: The Five Signs of Diagnosis
  • Etiology (Cause of a disease)
  • Premonitory signs and symptoms
  • Manifest signs and symptoms
  • Exploratory therapy or therapeutic suitability
  • Pathogenesis

The Six Stages of Manifestation of Disease

  • Accumulation
  • Aggravation (Provocation)
  • Dissemination (Spreading)
  • Site of manifestation (Localization)
  • Symptom manifestation
  • Differentiation or chronicity of a disease

The Eight Ayurvedic Methods of Disease Examination

  • Nādi parīksā (Pulse examination)
  • Mūtra parīksā (Urine examination)
  • Mala parīksā (Fecal examination)
  • Netra parīksā (Ophthalmic examination)
  • Jihvā parīksā (Tongue examination)
  • Svara parīksā (Voice examination)
  • Sparśa parīksā (Tactile examination)
  • Ākrti parīksā (General appearance and nature examination)
  • Āsya (mukh) parīksā (Oral cavity (mouth) examination)
  • Nakh parīksā (Nail examination)

Treatment Methods

  • Different Methods of Treatment in Äyurveda
  • A General Introduction to Pañcakarma Treatment
    • Vamana: Emetic therapy
    • Virecana: Purgative therapy
    • Nasya: Inhalation therapy or errhine
    • Anuvāsana basti: A type of enema
    • Nirūha basti: Another type of enema
    • Rakta mokşaņa (Blood letting): Therapeutic blood cleansing
  • Rasāyana Cikitsā: Rejuvenation Therapy
  • Vājīkaraņa: Treatment for Infertility and Virility - The Science of Healthy Procreation

Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda

  • Theoretical Similarities in the Principles of Yogaśāstra and Ayurvedic Treatises
  • Importance of Yoga in the Treatment of Ayurveda
  • Relationship Between Tridoșa and Alleviation of Diseases Through Yoga
  • Effective Solutions and Sources to Obtain Good Health
    • Main Prāņāvāmas and Asanas
    • Important to Note

Practical Ayurveda

  • Head Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Fullbody Abhyangam
  • Potli Massage
  • Janubasti
  • Katibasti
  • Shirodhara
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Marma Massage

Ashtanga Yoga

In 20th century K.pattabhi Jois has developed a modern day form of classical Indian Yoga called Ashtanga Vinyasa. His teacher Krishnamacharya taught this form which is energetic practice with breath awareness and mindful movements.

First series is taught in our 200 Hour Ayurveda Teacher Training Course. You will learn all asanas systematically and all the details are in Ashtanga Manual that you will receive.

  • Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
  • History of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Awakening the Fire Within
  • The Breath of Life
  • Prana
  • A Chakra Contemplation
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga and the Practice of K.Pattabhi Jois
  • How to Do Bandha in Ashtanga
  • Drishti- Focusing the Attention During Movements
  • Cleansing and Purification
  • Creating A Sacred Place
  • The Challenging Asanas
  • Proper Use of Props and Yoga Instruments 
  • Sun Salutation A & B (week 1)
  • Standing Asana Series (week 2)
  • Sitting Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Finishing Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Teaching Practices (Traditional&Mysore Style- Week 4)
  • pādāṅguṣṭāsana – Big toes Posture
  • pāda hastāsana – Hand under foot posture
  • utthita trikoṇāsana (A+B) Triangle posture
  • utthita pārśvakonāsana (A+B)- Extended side angle pose
  • prasārita pādottānāsana (A,B,C,D)- Intense wide leg stretch
  • pārśvottānāsana – intense side stretch posture
  • utthita hasta pādāṅguṣṭāsana- hand to big toe posture
  • ardha baddha padmottānāsana – half bound lotus forward bend
  • utkatāsana – Fierce pose
  • vīrabhadrāsana – Warrier pose A+B
  • Dandasana – Staff pose
  • paścimattānāsana – intense west stretch or sitting forward bend
  • pūrvattanāsana – Intense east stretch
  • ardha baddha padma paścimattānāsana- half bound lotus forward bend
  • tiryaṅgmukha ekapāda paścimattānāsana- Reverse the leg, one leg intense stretch
  • jānuśīrṣāsana – head to knee pose
  • marīcāsana – Sage Marichi Pose
  • nāvāsana – Boat pose
  • bhujapīḍāsana – shoulder pressure pose
  • kūrmāsana – tortoise pose
  • supta kūrmāsana – sleeping tortoise
  • garbha piṇḍāsana – embryo posture
  • kukkuṭāsana – rooster posture 
  • baddha konāsana – bound angle pose
  • upaviṣṭha konāsana – Seated angle posture
  • supta konāsana – lying down angle posture
  • supta pādāṅguṣṭāsana – reclining big toe posture
  • ubhaya pādāṅguṣṭāsana – both big toes posture
  • ūrdhva mukha paścimattānāsana – upward facing full forward bend
  • setu bandhāsana – bridge posture

Finishing Postures

  • ūrdhva dhanurāsana – upward bow posture
  • salaṁba sarvāṅgāsana – shoulder stand posture
  • halāsana – plow posture
  • karṇa pīḍāsana – ear pressure posture
  • ūrdhva padmāsana – upward lotus
  • piṇḍāsana – Embryo posture
  • matsyāsana – fist posture
  • uttāna pādāsana – extended leg posture
  • cakrāsana – wheel posture
  • śīrṣāsana – Head stand
  • baddha padmāsana – sealed lotus pose
  • yoga mudra – sealed yoga posture
  • padmāsana – Lotus posture
  • utpluthiḥ - uprooting posture
  • Savasana – Coprse pose

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Pranayama is the central practice in traditional yoga. Many people misunderstand Pranayama as the breathing practice only, but it is something more. In this class you will learn the secret of pranayama and how it leads us to health, peace, happiness, balance and awakening of kundalini.

Every week will lead to a different state of experience.

  • Week 1: Building strength in your system and a step by step understanding of Pranayama.
  • Week 2: Move towards from beginning to a deeper understanding of Pranayama and practices.
  • Week 3: Move towards advancing the practices with holding the breath and breathing with chakra awareness.
  • Week 4: Practice teaching and move towards mastery of the breath.

Here are the topics you will be learning for study of Pranayama:

  • What is Prana
  • What is Pranayama
  • What is breath and connection with the Prana
  • Importance and benefits of Pranayama
  • How to prepare ourselves to practice them
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Ancients Texts of Breathing
  • General understanding
  • Understand all about nostrils and how to activate them
  • Secrets of Pranayama
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Unit of Prana
  • Function of Prana
  • Three levels of Prana
  • Three Gunas
  • How does prana flow
  •  Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • Retention of breath
  • 6 Sitting positions for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Prana connection with chakras and Kundalini

Beginners and Intermediate Practices

  • Clavicular Pranayama
  • Thoracic Pranayama
  • Diaphragmatic Pranayama
  • Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama
  • Nadisodhanam Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Ujjayi Pranayama
  • Sitli Pranayama
  • Sitkari Pranayama
  • Murcha Pranayama
  • Surya bhedi Pranayama
  • Chandra bhedi Pranayama

Meditation (Dhyana)

Once you stabilize your posture through Asana, cleansing your energy through Pranayama and controlling your senses through Pratyahara you will be able to focus your mind. Meditation starts with concentration practices and with our 200 hour YTTC, you will learn great techniques to master the basics by which you can develop a high level concentration and awareness.

With this 4 week program you will learn basic to intermediate level of meditation preparations and techniques. Each day you will get a little more understanding of how to perform them and experience their benefits.

  • Week 1: Developing Foundation 
  • Week 2: Developing one pointed focus , different types of concentration techniques and visualisation exercises
  • Week 3: Meditation Techniques 
  • Week 4: Chakra Awareness and Kundalini Meditation

Here is the list of what you will be learning;

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • History of Meditation
  • Preparation to Meditation
  • What is Meditation and what it is not
  • Why- How- Where- When Meditation
  • Philosophy of Meditation
  • Meditation Traditions
  • Meditation Scriptures
  • Aim and Objectives of Meditation
  • Sitting Positions
  • How to Sit Correctly 
  • Preliminary Practices Before Practicing Meditation
  • Role of Diaphragmatic Breathing in Meditation
  • Correct Breathing in Meditation
  • How to Relax in Meditation
  • Lifestyle- Diet- Sleep- Sex- Job- Rules in Meditation

Styles of Meditation Practices

  • Himalayan Meditation Practices
    • Basics Foundation Meditation Practice
    • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
    • Tratak Meditation 
  • Nada Meditation Practices
    • Music Meditation
    • Om Meditation
    • Mantra Power Meditation
  • Active Meditation Practices
    • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
    • Buddha Walking Meditation
    • Karma Yoga Meditation
    •  Natraj Meditation
    • Sufi Meditation
    • Gaurishankar Meditation
  • Tantra & Kundalini Meditation Practices
    • 7 Chakra Awareness Meditation
    • Ajna Chakra Awakening Meditation
    • Kundalini Active Meditation
  • Vipasana & Passive Meditation Practices
    • Breath Awareness (Anapana)
    • Mindfulness and Sensation
    • Total Awareness Practice
  • Mantra & Kirtan Meditation Practices
  • How to Do Japa (reciation)
  • Kirtan Even and Creating a Spiritual Vibe
  • Silence Practice
  • One Day Silence Meditation

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

Yoga Nidra (sleep awareness/ psychic sleep) is a journey from conscious to superconscious state of awareness. All animals, birds, insects, humans sleep in the same way and experience of sleep also is the same. This state brings oneness and there is a great secret behind all of it. Yogi Vishnu is one of the most famous Yoga Nidra teachers. His proven techniches has been practiced for a long time by our sages. He will be the mentor and teacher, showing you how it can transform your life in a very short period of time. Yoga Nidra practices will take place every Friday.

  • Week 1: Basic Relaxation Practices
  • Week 2: Visualisation Yoga Nidra 
  • Week 3: Chakra Awareness Yoga Nidra
  • Week 4: Inner Flame Yoga Nidra

You will learn the basics of Yoga Nidra.

  • Meaning and Purpose of Yoga Nidra
  • Different Schools and Traditions of Yoga Nidra
  • Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra
  • Lifestyle and Rules for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
  • Benefits and Risks of Yoga Nidra
  • Difference Between Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Experience
  • Yoga Nidra and Healing
  • 4 States of Consciousness
  • 3 Body Awareness
  • Tension Relaxation

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

The body produces toxins at all time and we need to cleanse our body accordingly. Proper ablution, urination, cleaning nostrils, ears, eyes, skin, tongue and other organs are very important for good health. These are physical, mental, emotion and spiritual cleansing. In the beginning yoga practitioners should follow six practices (Sat-Karma) by which they can unblock the channels for higher experiences. With your 200 hour YTTC, you will learn these cleansing practices. You will also learn the basic theory of the following;

  • What is Satkarma
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Who Should and Should Not Practice It
  • Experiences
  • Preparation to Satkarma
  • Practices After Completing It 
  • Nadi Cleansing 

Practices that you will learn

  • Jihwa dhauti
  • Danta-Dhauti
  • Karna-Dhauti
  • Rubber-neti.
  • Jalaneti.
  • Kapalbhati.
  • Agnisara

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the philosophy of life. Just by listening and understanding one can change  one's own life. Yogi Vishnu learnt the secrets of Yoga philosophy from his great Master Swami Veda by spending significant time with him. His authentic teachings will be taught by our teachers. Yoga philosophy does not only exist in Yoga Sutra. There are hundreds of Yogic texts and we will introduce you few important ones such as; Yoga Sutra, Bhagawat Geeta, and Upanishad.

During these 4 weeks Yoga Philosophy will take you a great journey of wisdom.

Week 1. Entering to the World of Wisdom

  • Introduction to Indian Culture and Spiritualtiy and Himalayan Tradition
  • Introduction to the Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Meaning and Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • Introduction to 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • Why Is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important Among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga

Week 2: Patanjali Welcomes you- External limbs !!!

  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutra Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Science of Karma

Week 3: Inward Journey of Philosophy- Internal Limbs !!!

  • Philosophy of Concentration, Meditation and Samadhi
  • Overview of First Chapter
  • Overview of Second Chapter 
  • Overview of the Third and Fourth Chapter of Patanjali
  • Mind and Its Control
  • Introduction to Bhagavat Geeta & Upanishad

Week 4: Exploring the wisdom of Yoga

  • Chakras
  • Nadi
  • Kundalini
  • Three Fold Pain
  • Three Bodies (Sharira)
  • Panchakosha
  • Tri-guna
  • Mahabhuta (Theory of Elements)

Anatomy & Physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

Yoga Anatomy is one of the most important subjects for yoga teachers. In anatomy classes you will learn two types of anatomy, physical and spiritual. 

Physical Anatomy

  • Introduction to Body and Its Structure
  • Body Planes
  • Anatomical Movements
  • Bones of the Skull
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Shoulder Girdle/ Arm Bones/ Pelvic Region
  • Deformities of the Spine
  • Lower Extremity
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System

Spiritual Anatomy

  • Nadi (Energy Channel)
  • Chakras (Energy Centres)
  • Kundalini (Prime Energy and Souce of All Creativity)
  • Panchakosha (5 Layers)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta (5 Elements and Body Structure)
  • Tri-Guna (Three Attributes)

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a holistic science which nurtures the body, mind and soul. It has a natural healing energy by which one can remain healthy and if there is any illness, it helps the body heal naturally. You will be learning the basics of Yoga Therapy in the classes. Our teachers will give instructions of therapeutic value of respective practices during the asana, pranayama, meditation and anatomy classes. There will be no specific class for it.

  • What is Yoga Therapy
  • Rules and Regulations of Yoga Therapy
  • Healing Through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Therapy for Common Diseases

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. It believes that the body is made of five elements which creates three Doshas; Kapha, Vata and Pitta. When we keep them balanced, we are healthy and when imbalanced, we are ill. Ayurveda talks about a proper health management that all yoga teachers need to know to help people. We provide one Ayurveda workshop from our doctor. Here is what you will learn in the Ayurveda classes;

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Unique Features of Ayurvedic Treatment
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta
  • Kapha (The theme of structure and lubrication)
  • Vata (the energy of movements)
  • Pitta (the energy of bio-trasformation and heat generation)
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution

Mudra

Mudra is the Divine gestures which practiced with human hands. There are hundreds of them and they can bring miraculous changes in the body and mind with its extraordinary powers.

You will learn these powerful and secret mudras and its understanding.

  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need of Mudra
  • The Importance and Advantages of Mudras
  • Special Guidelines About Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Wisdom)
  • Purn Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Complete Wisdom)
  • Vairagya Mudra(Gesture of Dispassion)
  • Abhaya Mudra(Gesture of Blessing, Fearlessness)
  • Dyan Mudra (Meditation Mudra)
  • Vayu Mudra(Gesture of Air)
  • Pran Mudra (Gesture of Prana)
  • Prithvi Mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  • Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Gesture of God of Water)
  • Shoonya mudra (Gesture of Openness, Space)
  • Pran-Apan Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)

Bandha (Energy Lock)

The whole universe is made of energy. At all times the energy is converted into matter so that we see the whole universe as what it is. Our physical body is also made of energy and it constantly works with it. With mudra channelise the energy and with bandha we control the energy and prevent it from draining. It helps us manage and maintain the energy. It also is helpful for kundalini awakening.

There are only three Bandhas according to yoga but we will teach you many preparation techniques that will help you perform the bandhas correctly.

Here is what you will learn;

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Why the Energy Lock and How Our Energy Gets Drained
  • Energy Knots and How to Open Them
  • Understanding the Three Chakras; Muladhara-Manipura-Visuddhi
  • Experience of Energy Lock
  • Benefits and Risks of Bandha Practices

Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)

  • Agnisar (Preparation to Uddiyana)
  • Vahir Kumbhaka (External Retention)
  • Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Rentention)
  • Ashwini Mudra
  • Vajroli Mudra
  • Mulabandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha

Teaching Methodology

Learning or practicing yoga is not enough to teach. Teaching yoga is an art in which you transform people's lives. A proper teaching methodology will help you with;

  • Not to forget the sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Manage happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with all sides of Yoga and all levels
  • Give a meditative experience
  • Manage and balance the energy flow

Here is what you will learn;

  • Proper demonstration of a Yoga practice
  • Proper way to instruct and guide a lesson
  • Proper alignment of yoga postures
  • Proper adjustment with/ without props
  • Yogic personality establishment 

Alignment

  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • How to balance prana & chakras
  • How alignment works in 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • Different aspect of Alignment
  • To decrease the risk of injuries
  • Increase the movement of joints
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Head & neck - Alignment
  • Spinal alignment
  • Basic alignment postures
  • How to bring the body in comfortable
  • How to find balance between body and mind

Adjustment

  • What is the sense of yoga adjustment
  • What is the level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • Right technique of perfect adjustment
  • How to apply a bandha and when
  • Exploring the dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust others during the class
  • Pre required methods of adjustment
  • Uses of different tools and props to achieve a peak of the posture
  • Body weight management during a posture
  • Safety rules and preparations

Evaluation & Certification

At the end of the course, you will be evaluated and according to that you will get certification. Your evaluation will be based on following;

  • Performance during the course
  • Attendance
  • Practical asana demonstration test
  • Written test (Objective and subjective type)
  • Behaviour


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Yoga with Ayurveda Course Dates

What does the course fee include?

  • Tuition Fee.
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate  .
  • Accommodation upon choice.
  • Two Sattvic meals a Day.
  • Course material, Yoga Mat etc.
  • One Full body Ayurvedic Massage.
  • Excursions on Days off, Himalaya Darshan, Ganga Aarti etc.
  • Mantra Chanting.
  • Cleansing techniques (Shat karma).
  • Study of asana: proper alignment, variations, modifications.
  • Art of sequencing and improvisation in the class.
  • Intelligent use of props to help improve practice at its early stages.
  • Postures with their Sanskrit names and terminology.
  • Technique and practice of breathing (Pranayama).
  • Meditation (Dhyana)Fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Washing Machine usage.
  • Yoga Philosophy, Ideas and Hypothesis.
  • Confidence-building through teaching-practice.

What is Not Included in the Course Fees ?

  • Private Accommodation (An additional 300 USD)
  • Air-conditioning (An additional 150 USD)
  • Women herbal beauty, share wearing and many more with the help of local ladies
  • Ayurvedic Panchakarma and Treatment and Healing Sessions/ Training
  • A variety of massages with a discounted price for the students
  • Visa fee/air fare/taxi pick-up from Delhi, Haridwar