Lunar Akhanda Yoga: A Restorative and Yin YTT 100
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
Menu/CuisineBreakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).
DirectionsYou can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.
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Géraldine Soares January 03, 2020
I came 3 times at Anand Prakash Ashram and each time i could feel i just came back home. The energy of this place is amazing, the community of teachers, students and the ashram office is so supportive and welcoming. You can practice a daily routine from 5.20am with meditation, yoga, fire puja, until a delicioux breakfast. It is just the perfect way to start any day. Then i came back to experience the yoga teacher training, (200 hours and 300 hours) in 2017 and 2019. They are the most powerful experiences i have ever had. Yogrishi Vishvketu and the teachers team guide us into deep teachings of vedic wisdom, anatomy, technical asanas and pranayama... But for me this more than a training, this is a transformational experience that helps me to know more about my true nature, to bring more consciousness on my samskaras, to heal my mind and release my body, to share intense moment with people from all over the world and to be just surrounded by so much joy, so much love, so much support. I am so grateful to life that she brought me there, at the Anand Prakash Ashram and made me meet the one i now call Guruji. Thank so much to every person of the Akhanda Family !
Jaana Kokkonen November 10, 2019
One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.