300 Hours Raja Yoga Teacher Training Course
About Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga: Raja Yoga classically termed also as “Astanga Yoga” is inclusive of all Yogas, and its philosophy goes beyond the frontiers of general human perception. The Sanskrit word “Raj” means secret, hence Raja Yoga imbibes the “secret of Yoga”. It reveals experienced facts in succession of journey towards liberation. This branch of Yoga has been discussed in various Yoga texts such as Hath Yoga Pradipika (4.3 – 4.7) but traditionally the most detailed text on this is Yoga Sutra by Patanjali.
In the modern time, the first expounder of Raja Yoga was the great Swami Vivekananda. The prominent quote of Swami Vivekananda is clear about the idea of the entire context which is as follows:
“Each Soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or by philosophy, by one, or more, or all of these – and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details. The Yogi tries to reach this goal through psychic control”. Swami Vivekananda (Commentary on Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Chapter 2, Sutra 25)
About 300 Hours R. Y. T. T. C.
This is a fully residential course systematic designed which contains theory as well as practical classes. The entire training is based upon the methods expressed by the great Swami Vivekananda.
At the successful completion of the course an aspirant will be conferred upon a certificate indicating that the aspirant is qualified to impart the techniques in which he or she has been trained.
Duration: 28 days.
The course is open only to those who have ample perfection in Hatha Yoga practices. To clarify this more, the participant need to estimate these followings:
- Complete medical fitness; physical as well as mental.
- To be able to hold a posture of meditation for at least 20 minutes without any discomfort.
- To have the capacity to hold the breath for 5 to 10 seconds in continuity of any practice without even slight difficulty.
- To be able to maintain disciplines of Yoga for the duration of the training.
- To have inner motivation towards the subtle practices of Yoga which requires patience.
- To have study and practice as the main focus during the course with strong commitment.
- More importantly long time practitioners who want experiences of causal level to be a guide to themselves and others in this path.
- Some of us gifted with special talents who do not require much preparation. They are always welcome as they are naturally eligible for the training. However, this is an exceptional situation.
- Providing of the requisite completing training to the participants endeavour to blossom into integrated personalities with balance of head, heart and hand.
- Fetch the attention of people to other unnoticed aspects of Yoga which we all need for our further evolution.
- More importantly attracting the teachers of Yoga in the world who are stuck into the jugglery of physical exercises so that they may see things beyond and help themselves and other in the path of transformation.
- To offer to the world at large well trained Raja Yoga Teachers.
Course standards and curriculum: Techniques, Training and Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, Practicum etc.
Karma Yoga: During the course individuals undergo experiences which require those to be assimilated within for which Karma Yoga is the best means. Depending upon the requirements we may involve you into this.
Relevant Yoga Books:
Raja Yoga: Swami Vivekananda
Raja Yoga: Swami Sivananda
Kundalini Yoga: Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha: Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The Science of Pranayama: Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Anatomy and Physiology: not specified
Yoga teacher training and assessment: The entire Yoga Teacher Training is the assessment of the students at all levels. However, there will be one practical and one written tests. Successful students in these tests will be conferred upon the Teacher Training Certificate.
The Daily Schedule
The daily schedule starts by 5am. All students have to wake up at this time except in some contingencies. The daily schedule is tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 5 days in a week.
5.30am to 7am: Personal practices (Recommended ones)
7am to 7.15am: Herbal tea
7.30am to 9.30am: Deeper Hatha Yoga training for access into Kriya Yoga
9.30am to 10.30am: Meal time
10.30am to 11.30am: Rest
11.30am to 12.30pm: Lecture
1pm to 1.30pm: fruit/fruit juice
2pm to 3.30pm: Meditation, Lecture and other practice and Vice-versa
3.30pm to 4.30: personal cleaning and Karma Yoga
4.30pm to 6.30pm: Theory as well as Practical training
6.30pm to 7.30pm: Dinner
7.30pm to 8.30pm: Kirtan, Chanting, video shows, personal time etc. (This is an optional session but participation of everyone brings a distinct harmony between all of us)
9pm: Bed time
The Course Fees and Important Details
3150 EURO only including food and accommodation for one person (both in single bed room and sharing rooms). The course fee is calculated from the day of the commencement of the course until the concluding day of the course. The arrival of the student before the commencement of the course and staying of the students after the concluding day of the course don’t come under the concerned course fee. The students have to pay the extra fee for the concerned days.
The Course Fee includes accommodation and required vegetarian food for 28 nights, text books, a note book, a pen, a new Yoga mat, Jalaneti pot, education, private consultation etc. The fee does not include Flight tickets, airport Pickups and drop backs, day tours, tours after and before course, any other transport costs and students’ personal expense in miscellaneous ways.
For your convenience, we hint at the normal exchange rates which keep changing as per the day:
1 USA$ – 68 rupees Indian, 1 EURO – 72 rupees Indian, 1 Australian$ – 47 rupees Indian, 1 Swedish Kr – 8 rupees Indian.
The above are the gross idea. It keeps changing but there is always a little bit change in the rates. You can always check the current rates at www.xe.com.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 300 EURO only excluding bank charges/commissions is required to confirm the candidature in Yoga teacher training course. Please follow payment option.
Cancellation of the application for the course: For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course.
Remaining Payment: The remainder payments can be made after arrival. For more details please look into Orientation guide in Download.
Registration: Please write to us via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org, to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online. Then you need to make non-refundable deposit to finally be selected for the course.
– – – Hari Om Tat Sat – – –