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Curriculum

Daily: two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, one pranayama class (breathing exercises), three lectures, one hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.

Asanas

  • The twelve basic postures in depth
  • Practice of classical advanced variations
  • Precise corrections
  • Deeper understanding of Hatha Yoga 

Pranayama 

  • Extended practice of Anuloma Viloma
  • Advanced pranayamas
  • Proper use of the Bandhas

Vedanta

  • The philosophical schools of India
  • Analogies of the supreme reality
  • Study of Vedantic meditation techniques
  • Explanation of Vedantic mantras 

Raja Yoga

  • In-depth study of the Yoga Sutras from Patanjali
  • The mind, its mystery and control
  • Detailed study of the eight steps of Raja Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

  • The nine types of Bhakti
  • The five attitudes of devotion

Sanskrit

  • Learning the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Correct pronunciation and spelling of the mantras and hymns

Anatomy and physiology

  • Study of the nervous system, brain, endocrine glands and how they relate to the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation

Kirtan (mantra chanting)

  • Positive effects on the emotions
  • Correct pronunciation and mental attitude
  • Learning of classical Sanskrit songs

Diet

  • Subtle aspects of the vegetarian diet
  • Proper nutrition according to the three-Dosha theory of Ayurveda

Advanced yoga teachers' training course

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