Being a Yoga teacher can be a very profoundly fulfilling experience. It gives us an opportunity to learn about one of the most ancient disciplines that is both astute in its philosophy, yet very practical to implement. Yoga is one of the six main philosophies to have originated from India, and offers a holistic path to health, well-being and spiritual transformation. By understanding this integrative approach that links body, mind and spirit, we can have the opportunity to discover ourselves both at the conscious and unconscious domains. We can also offer ourselves the gift of self-empowerment to harness our inherent potential and express them with freedom and a sense of social responsibility. Yoga being a powerful healing tool can also help alleviate our illness, both physiological and psychological, and offer insight into how to evolve and maintain a better state of well-being. The process of Yoga is also a way to embark on a pilgrimage to our heart, the source of wisdom and light. In this journey Yoga also brings out our own uniqueness and encourages us to celebrate it. It thus offers us a means to connect with our own source of strength and creativity.
The KHYF is very happy to announce the next batch of Yoga Teacher Training, which will begin in 2018. This comprehensive training program will:
• offer in-depth training in Yoga, for personal practice and general health and will serve as an
introduction to healing as well.
• present the core principles of the holistic Yoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar
• help students understand and learn how to teach Yoga to groups as well as individuals (one-to one approach) for maintaining general health, wellbeing and spirtual orientation.
This training program will essentially interest those who would like to become Yoga teachers and who want to teach group classes and private classes for needs and goals pertaining to general health and wellness. Graduates of this training program will be certified to teach Yoga in a non-therapeutic setting.
This exhaustive certification program offers in-depth training in various subjects and aspects relating to Yoga so that graduates have a practical and philosophical understanding of its principles and teachings. Emphasis is laid on the classical text Yogasutra-s of Patanjali, which forms an integral part towards self development and personal transformation. The course of study will include lectures, practice sessions, home study, written and oral presentations, evaluations, assignments & projects, individual home practice and teaching observation. The medium of instruction will be English.
The following practices and principles are unique to Yoga as taught in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar:
• The entire range of Yoga’s tools is utilized in a practical, experiential and holistic manner.
• In individual settings, personalized Yoga programs are evolved for therapy or general needs.
• Group classes are taught with a specific focus that provide individual attention and care.
• Yoga Therapy utilizes an integrative approach that is complementary to other healing modalities.
• The teachings are based on tradition, yet adapting itself to the modern contemporary times that we are living in.
• The teachers/therapists are constantly growing and learning through mentoring, personal
practice and continuing education programs.
Some of the tools used in this tradition include (but are not limited to) postures (asana), breath regulation (pranayama), meditation (dhyanam), dietary recommendations (ahara-niyama), lifestyle suggestions (vihara-niyama), chanting (mantra), visualizations / affirmations (bhavana), gestures (nyasa & mudra), and guided self-inquiry (svadhyaya).