Yoga Teachers Training Courses in 2016 :: Completed

Satsangs, main lectures and general guidance at all courses below by
Robert Moses, co-publisher of Nāmarūpa, Categories of Indian Thought.

TTC Level I
Four intensive weeks in a traditional residential environment, practicing and learning to teach:
Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points for Radiant Health and Happiness:
Proper exercise • Proper breathing • Proper relaxation • Proper diet • Positive thinking and meditation
Focussing on an in-depth practical study of all aspects of Yoga and Vedanta:
Asanas • Pranayama • Kriyas • Karma Yoga • Bhakti Yoga • Raja Yoga • Jnana Yoga • Hatha Yoga • Advaita Vedanta • Kundalini Yoga • Bhagavad Gita • Mantras • Kirtan • Anatomy • Physiology

Yoga Teachers Training Course Level I:  June 11 – July 9, 2016
Conducted by: Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon, India. Director: Arun Pandala
Fulfills requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT 200.
Venue: Sarsoli Dham, Kudal, Maharashtra, India
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Yoga Teachers Training Course Level I: September 10 – October 9, 2016
Conducted by: Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham, Varkala, India.
Director: Swami Govindananda
Fulfills requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT 200.
Venue: Tapovankuti, Uttarkashi, Himalayas, India
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Four very intensive weeks of advanced practice and study building on the topics in Level I plus:
Advanced Asanas and Pranayama • Sanskrit • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras • Vedanta Philosophy • Yoga Therapy

Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course Level II: July 16 – August 14, 2016
Conducted by: Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon, India. Director: Arun Pandala
Fulfills requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT 500.
Venue: Govardhan Eco-village, Galtare, Maharashtra, India
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In the 1940’s Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Himalayas promoted a yoga of synthesis. He advocated blending karma, bhakti, jnana, raja, and hatha yogas into a comprehensive and integral system which would endow the practitioner with the all-around development of a healthy head, heart, and hand. In today’s branding of timeless yogas it has become well known worldwide as ‘Sivananda Yoga’.
Sivananda’s disciples spread around the world. In 1957 he told a young Swami Vishnudevananda to go to the west as “People are waiting”.  Swamiji set out and began teaching the fundamentals of health and happiness through inner yogic discipline. After an awakening vision in 1969, he initiated a Yoga Teachers Training Course. His tireless efforts in turning the soil and planting seeds have been hugely influential in the modern yoga movement. In turn, Swamiji’s students have continued spreading these teachings in ashrams, centers, homes and families, workplaces and professions across the world.
I met Swamiji in 1972 and spent the next twenty-two years with him, learning, doing seva and teaching the training courses. After Swamiji left his body, I married and continued my practice while raising a family. Then, unexpectedly in 2015, after a suggestion by Swami Govindananda, Arun Pandala asked me to join in teaching courses again. It is an honor and joy to serve Swamiji and teacher trainees. During the courses I will be leading satsangs and giving the main lectures and overall guidance.
Courses are conducted in a residential ashram environment. Study, practice, absorb, and learn to teach a traditional and comprehensive system involving all aspects of yogic practices. Philosophical and physiological disciplines are included. Successful participants receive certification. Daily program includes silent meditation, kirtan, classes and discussions, two vegetarian meals, seva and study time. Trainees are from around the world. Uniforms, accommodations, books, and a manual are included. Click on a course above for details and to register.

Robert Moses, Co-Publisher, Namarupa

The photographs below were taken during the Teachers Training Course in Palampur, Dharamshala, June 2015 ©robertmoses