- Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram & Retreats
- Tapovan, Rishikesh
- Mar 4 - 15, 2020 (12 days)
- $1,450.00 - Tuition in USD ($500 deposit upon registration) Ashram stay fee separate $1,250.00 - Early bird tuition in USD ($500 deposit upon registration by JUNE 30, 2019 ONLY) Ashram stay fee separate
About This Event
The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase I’m in, I’m still whole.
Are you hearing the call to slow down? Have you been touched by stillness and are curious about its mystery and power to heal? Join us for this 10-day intensive YTT 100 at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, to learn how to open the door for others to enter into the quieter states of practice, to provide guidance and teachings from the lunar side of Akhanda Yoga.
Together we will explore new pathways into stillness. Through daily practices, experiential embodiment and study sessions, and practice teaching, you’ll come away with a clear understanding of the nuances each style offers.
The course offers experience into the multi-dimensions of holistic health with applied yogic wisdom, and experience in the application of Akhanda Yoga’s five energetic principles and elements of practice. We will also explore a deeper understanding of the student-teacher relationship, with discussions of the responsibilities we hold as practices take us further into the healing realm.
Upon completion of the teaching practicum, you will be equipped to teach both Restorative and Yin Yoga group classes and one-to-one sessions.
During this course, we will explore the following:
Measures of comfort, support, openness
How to support students in the process of un-winding, with hands on assists
Science of the Relaxation Response
Practice of deep listening
Anatomy and physiology: Exploring the nervous, endocrine and immune systems
Subtle Anatomy: experience 5 koshas in restful asana
Teaching Restorative Yoga asana & pranayama, and the complete class
Ayurvedic constitutions and Restorative Yoga
Benefits of positive stress on the body tissues, and mind
Science of stretching
Addressing common injuries
Practice of mindful presence
Anatomy and physiology: fascia and joints
Subtle Anatomy: wisdom of the chakra body, nadis and marma
Teaching Yin Yoga asana & pranayama, and the complete class
Akhanda Yoga teaching methodology for Lunar practices
Developing a ‘teachers eye’
Skills for holding silence, stillness & safety
Welcoming all body types, and the art of props
Yoga philosophy: Applying Yogic wisdom to rest and relaxation
Cultivating self-compassion & compassion for others
Anatomy of breath: respiratory system and nervous system
Introduction to Akhanda Yoga Nidra
Teaching pranayama for relaxation, calm and quietude
Practice & teaching of meditation and mantra for inner peace
Bhakti Yoga, kirtan and mantra for inner harmony
Exploring the emotional and spiritual realms through Transformational Experiences
Reflection time in nature and on the banks of Ganga River
Lunar Akhanda Yoga is a valuable practice for the active lives we find ourselves in today. It is deeply healing, and provides inspiration and nourishment for the inner journey of yoga. This course is ideal for experienced yoga teachers, care-givers, therapists, and bodyworkers who want to expand their understanding of the quieter side to yoga asana, and lead Restorative and Yin Yoga sessions with confidence and integrity.
Graduates of this training will get a certificate for 100+ CEU hours (90 contact hours). The course is listed as under Eila Devi’s YACEP profile with Yoga Alliance.
Lunar Akhanda Yoga Teacher’s manual
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with 1+ years of teaching experience, or pre-approval from the lead teacher
Pre-readings, written assignment and completion of Akhanda Yoga Online pre-courses
This is designed to be an intensive Ashram residential experience. The course work is over 10 days with one day off in the middle of the program with just morning practice and meditation on that day.
5:15 – 5:45 Meditation
6:00 – 7:45 Akhanda Yoga Class
8:00 – 8:30 Fire Puja
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:15 – 12:15 Morning Program Session
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
2:30 – 5:45 Afternoon Program Session
6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Evening program – variety of Kirtan, meditation, journaling
Venue HighlightsVisit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.
AccommodationsWe have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.
- Free Wifi
- Yoga Studio
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free