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Yoga

15 Days Yoga and Ayurveda Course in Rishikesh

Integrated system toward healing and higher consciousness.

Introduction to the concepts Ayurveda and Yoga

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A fifteen- day Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training coursein Rishikeshis designed to make the student practitioner proficient in the Art and Sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda as a collaborative and integrated scientific system.

Ayurveda and Yoga were propounded approximately 2000 to 5000 years ago. Emerging from Hindu Vedic sciences.

Yoga particularly in its formation through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of the six systems of Vedic philosophy. Yoga distinguishes itself as it pervades all the six systems classified representing their practical side outlining the prime principles and methods for developing the meditative mind and that is the culmination of the basis of all Vedic knowledge.

Ayurveda is one of the four Upavedas. Ayurveda being the most important as it addresses all aspects of healing and wellness. Yoga and Ayurveda are a system complete in their offering of co-dependency. The two run like the wheels of a chariot. Ayurveda means knowledge of life and balancing the body- mind in health. Yoga is the ancient art and science of preparing the body and mind for the eventual liberation and enlightenment of the soul.

Ayurveda- Yoga and its applications

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Ayurveda offers many ways to balance the "doshas" and find ones well being with a holistic approach. Addressing mind, body and spirit. Ayurvedic remedies draw on a number of modalities combined with Yoga.

  • Diet modifications
  • Lifestyle and activity adjustments
  • Herbal supplements
  • Yoga, pranayama and asanas
  • Marma (energetic pressure points)
  • Cleansing and detoxing processes
  • Meditation

Yoga and Ayurveda are so closely related that it is often debated that Patanjali and CharakaSahita were the same people! The two had expounded these diverse and yet related systems.

Both systems are rooted in Samkhya. The foundation of this philosophy can be described as follows.

  • That a fundamental state of pure being exists which lies beyond intellectual understanding.
  • Suffering is an integral part of life due to ego attachment.
  • The path to transcending suffering is dissolution of ego.
  • Certain ethical guidelines ensure the goal of liberation from self.
  • Any mental or physical disturbance causes disturbance in the evolution thus Ayurveda assists in the harmonizing of the elements.

Fundamentals

The universal life force manifests as three doshas

Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These form the constitution of the organism called "Prakriti" or nature. The three doshas fluctuate according to environment (mental/physical), diet, seasons, climate, age and other factors. Imbalance in these is called "Vikruti" and understanding prakruti and vikruti is the key to diagnosis.

We can call asana the "external medicine" of yoga. It primarily treats musculo-skeletal disorders but indirectly benefits the entire internal and external physical body. Its key methods classified as Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras and Shatkarm (Hatha Yoga) provide virtually all aspects of physical wellness via bodily movements.

Course Syllabus

Ayurveda

Historical Background

Indian philosophy- Yoga and Ayurveda

Fundamental principles of Yoga and Ayurveda

Separate features, Interrelatedness

Branches of Ayurveda

Diagnosis including Dasa, Vidha, Pareeksha, AshtaVidha.

Ayurvedic and Yoga Therapies

Abhayangha, Shirodhara, Garshana, Swedana, Pizichilli, Udvartana, Panchkarma, Combined Theraputic Yoga.

Diet in Ayurveda

Medicinal food preparations, herbs and supplements

Ayurvedic Pharmacology

Medicinal aspects, herbal combinations (drugs of animal, plant and mineral origin)

Ayurvedic preparation of medicines

Tools of the trade and combinations (decoctions, powders, linctus, oils, ghee)

Ayurvedic and Yogic anatomy and physiology

Internal, external, mind, subtle body, and musculo skeletal.

Hatha yoga

The key aspects formulating the programme revolve around Pranayama, Asanas, Bandhas, Mudras, Meditation, Shatkarankriyas.

SYF Yoga Teacher Training concepts are tightly bound with ancient traditions as practiced by yogis of the past maintaining its flow of knowledge uncompromised by passage of time and modernity.

Hatha Yoga is the mother of all yogic schools, which have diversified from the original form owing to needs and differences. Hatha Yoga represents the essence of Yoga and can never become seconded to any other diversified yoga

Program Details

Ayurveda

Day 01 : Arrive Rishikesh. After checkin briefing of the program and dialy schedule

Day 02 -14 : Yoga progam as below :

05:30 Am : Wake up call

06:00 Am to 07:00 Am : Yagya-Fire ceremony (cleansing ritual)

07:15 Am to 08:30 Am : Hatha Yoga Asana Series

08:45 Am to 09:15 Am : Breakfast

09:30 Am to 10:45 Am : Lecture

10:45 Am to 12:30 Pm : Ayurveda practice

12:30 Pm to 01:30 Pm : Lunch

01:30 Pm to 03:00 Pm : Free time

03:00 Pm to 03:15 Pm : Tea break

03:15 Pm to 04:00 Pm : Lecture

04:00 Pm to 06:00 Pm : Ayurveda practice

06:00 Pm to 07:00 Pm : Meditation

07:30 Pm to 08:30 Pm : Dinner

Day 15 : Rishikesh depart.

Course Fee Per Person

SN NO. Room Occupancy In US dollars
1 Single person Occupancy (Single room) US$ 1599
2 Twin Sharing Occupancy (Twin room) US$ 1399 per person

Note :- For above course advanced booking fee will be US$ 400 per person per course, which can be paid online through your credit card or via bank transfer to our account.

Inclusions:

Accommodation and meals are included in the course fee for the entire duration of the training course. Accommodation has options of twin and single person occupancy with amenities like attached toilets, hot and cold water, Reverse Osmosis drinking water, etc. Meals include Early Morning Tea/snacks, Breakfast Lunch Evening Tea/snacks and Dinner. Our courses will be held at Rishikesh.

  • A bag to keep the study material.
  • Course Manual and Books on Yoga for self study.
  • Note book and required stationary.
  • Neti lota
  • Kurta Pyjama ( 2 Sets ).
  • Yoga Mat
  • Yogic Cleansing Process material.
  • Rudraksha Mala.
  • Spatic Mala