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Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training
Our Pranayama Teacher Training Course explores theory and extensive practice of a variety of Pranayama techniques. Students experience the effect of these practices impacting the body on both the gross and subtle level, working towards purification and balance of the physical and energetic bodies.
“Prana” is translated from Sanskrit to mean the life-force or vital energy that channels through the body. It is the spiritual link between the mind and consciousness. Students of Pranayama at Jivan Chakra Foundation engage in a variety of focused breathing techniques with careful guidance from experienced teachers which improve overall health as well as maintaining well being in all of the vital organs within the body. Through these techniques and deep breathing, we are able to stimulate the Vagus nerve, the main nerve within the parasympathetic nervous system. The Vagus nerve controls the heart rate and by slowing this down, we can lower blood pressure and calm both the body and mind. The health benefits of Pranayama also include; purifying the blood, reducing stress and anxiety levels, purging negative emotions, preventing disease, removing toxins and strengthening the immune system.
“Respiration being disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining respiration, the Yogi gets steadiness of mind”. – Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Course are held in either Lonavala or Rishikesh (see more information below) under the guidance of Shri G. S. Sahay, the author / editor of several yoga books. His book Hathayogapradipika is now available on Kindle and Smashwords
Theory Course / Program
Lectures on Hathayoga:
Pranayama In Hathayoga
The Evolution of Pranayama
Mitahara / Balanced diet
The Three Bandhas of Pranayama/Kumbhaka
Kundalini; Arousal, Method and Location.
The Yogic Evaluation of Cleansing
Attitudes and the Importance of our Approach to Yogic Practices
Lectures on Patanjala yoga
Introduction to Patanjali and Yogasutra
Klesha in Yogasutra
Mental Modifications (Cittavritti), Concomitants of a Distracted Mind ( vikshepa sahabhuva) and Distraction of the Mind (cittavikshepa or antaraya)
Concept of Ashtanga Yoga (Yamas and Niyamas)
Intro about Shiva-Svarodaya
Yoga texts with special reference to Pranayama
Physiological considerations of Pranayama
The program is 8 hours a day including 1 hrs of self reflection. Students will also have a variety of assignments to complete.
Basic English language skills. The course is conducted in English.
Prior experience or some knowledge of Yoga is key. More important is an open mind and an eagerness to learn.
Good physical condition and a daily Pranayama self practice.
100% attendance is mandatory.
Places are awarded on both eligibility and on a first paid, first served basis.
Fees include accommodation and meals.
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Yoga TTC Schedule
|Course Date||Course Fee||Registration|
|13-08-2017 To 25-08-2017||1200 USD|
|01-09-2017 To 13-09-2017||1200 USD|
|13-09-2017 To 25-09-2017||1200 USD|
|09-10-2017 To 21-10-2017||1200 USD|
|21-10-2017 To 02-11-2017||1200 USD|
|06-11-2017 To 18-11-2017||1200 USD|
|18-11-2017 To 30-11-2017||1200 USD|
|04-12-2017 To 16-12-2017||1200 USD|
|12-02-2018 To 24-02-2018||1200 USD|
|23-04-2018 To 05-05-2018||1200 USD|
|02-07-2018 To 14-07-2018||1200 USD|
|10-09-2018 To 22-09-2018||1200 USD|
|19-11-2018 To 01-12-2018||1200 USD|
|28-01-2019 To 09-02-2019||1200 USD|
|08-04-2019 To 20-04-2019||1200 USD|
|17-06-2019 To 29-06-2019||1200 USD|
|26-08-2019 To 07-09-2019||1200 USD|
|04-11-2019 To 16-11-2019||1200 USD|
Location, Food & Accomodation
Accommodation during the course is included in your fees and is provided by Jivan Chakra in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh at the Jivan Building or nearby residence. All rooms are private, basic and comfortable with attached bathroom. Facilities include two twin beds, hot water and shower and bedding. Towels are also availableupon request. Wifiis included! Laundry facilities can be arranged for an extra charge, and students are able to wash their own clothes in their rooms if they wish. You will find that most of your time is spent in the yoga shala and with classmates, however you are ensured your own comfortable space in which to retreat to and relax in-between classes.
All accommodation is within a 10 minute walk from the classes which are held in various locations across the lively Ram Jhula village. Students are conveniently located nearby to local cafes, shops, Ayurvedic treatment centres and of course the beautiful holy Ganges river. There is much to do in the area including browsing through local shops of Indian clothes, Ayurvedic products and books, treating yourself to a massage, or simply exploring the surrounding landscape – jungle clad hills, nearby waterfalls and beautifully situated temples are all possibilities. For days off there are plenty of delicious local cafes and restaurants, chai stands and juice houses. Inevitably you will end up meeting fellow yoga students and striking up conversation in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
The course fees include two full meals per day and one snack with tea in the afternoon (except for on rest days). The food is delicious, vegetarian and made with love, and the menu is designed to be light and sattvic to best keep your body nourished and strong for your yoga practice. Ingredients are locally sourced fresh from the markets, and meals are prepared in our kitchen daily.
Brunch consists of seasonal fruits including pineapple, watermelon, papaya, pomegranate and bananas. Also served is muesli, yoghurt, honey, homemade nut butters, porridge, toast, and a traditional savoury Indian option – no one goes hungry!
The dinner menu changes from evening to evening but favourite dishes include lentil and chickpea dals, mixed vegetable curries, salad, tofu, Indian style spiced potatoes, rice, chapatti and occasionally something Western for a taste of home. Desserts including rice pudding, halva and chocolate balls are sometimes provided and always go down a treat!
If you have any dietary requirements please inform us so that we may ensure there are adequate options for you at mealtimes.
In order to register, the following documents will be required:
The completed Application/Registration form
A recent passport photo of you
A copy/ scan (in colour) or a clear photo of your valid Passport, with all details clear
The course is only confirmed once all of the above documentation is received. Also please remember that you are required to obtain an Indian Visa before arrival in India
Please submit the Application / Registration Form online or contact us so we can further assist your registration.
We aim to confirm your registration within three weeks of receiving your required forms and documents.
After we have confirmed your place on the course, we request you send a Deposit payment of 25%. The remaining balance should be settled upon arrival or before arriving. After sending your deposit, please email a copy of the receipt to us, to complete your registration.
Applications are processed on a first come first served basis. Jivan Chakra Foundation maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.
Course Fees – 1200 USD, Included within the course fees; tuition, accommodation, two meals per day, and a daily snack with tea.
The information regarding the payment procedure will be sent to you with a letter of acceptance. Please submit your Deposit payment prior to arrival (this will secure your placement) of USD 200. We accept the following payment methods to settle the outstanding balance: payment by Transferwise or cash in Euros, US Dollars or Indian Rupees.
Please note that we do not give refunds so it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant insurance is in place in case they are unable to attend or they are required to leave the course early due to unforeseen circumstances.
Alternatively, if you are unable to attend after the deposit or fees have been paid, you are welcome to send someone in your place. If only the deposit has been paid, the new participant should pay you the deposit directly and you both must notify us of the name change.
A student can transfer from one course to another at least one month before the start of that course to attend a different course instead. We allow this transfer only once; after one transfer all fees are forfeited.
Visa and Travel Insurance
All foreigners traveling to India are required to obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.