Keeping in view the global situation and to offer the learning to those living in different parts of the country and world, the course is being offered online. However, there will also be sessions held at the ashram which will be simultaneously streamed online, so that those who are able to can come and benefit from the positive energy of the ashram.
The two-year program will be divided in the following way:
First year:The focus will be on learning and experiencing yoga. It will happen through:
Attending the ongoing Yoga Fundamentals Yoga Sadhana classes on the week days (students will have the option of choosing the days and suitable batch timings).
Special YTTC classes will be held on two weekends, four days a month (2nd and 4th Saturday and Sunday of every month) 6–7.30 am IST and 4–5.30 pm IST.
Second year: The focus will be on learning how to teach yoga.
The students will continue to attend the Fundamentals/Sadhana classes on week days and assist in teaching here along with senior teachers. They will meet once a month on a weekend for an hour to discuss the finer aspects of teaching and clear doubts.
Ashram life experience
Ashram life experience will be an integral part of the course and the students will be required to come and stay in the ashram for a duration of 10 days. The days and month will be decided later based on the situation prevailing at that time; however, everyone will be intimated well in advance. A graduation ceremony will be held during the stay to award the certificates to successful students who fulfill all criteria for graduation.
A 10-day visit to our Guru Ashram in Munger at the Bihar School of Yoga will also be organized, if the circumstances permit such a visit. No doubt, it will be a memorable part of the course for all.
The faculty includes teachers who have lived yoga as a lifestyle under the guidance of Guru in an ashram environment. These teachers have the ability and experience to convey the wisdom of yoga in a simple and interesting manner. Students will learn, practise and assimilate various aspects of the art, science and lifestyle that is yoga.
A brief overview of the curriculum
The course is designed to provide experiential learning of all the major branches of yoga, including hatha yoga, raja yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and jnana yoga. The training program encompasses a gradual deepening of the practices of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, pratyahara, dharana, yama-niyama, as well as learning to live yogically. During the ashram stay, the cleansing practices of shatkarma are taught. The classical understanding of yogic precepts is provided throughout, besides learning the techniques to convey these to others appropriately within a class setting.
Over the period of the course, participants acquire a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. In the process, they experience yoga as a body of living knowledge.
The course will include:
● The techniques of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha.
● Meditation (pratyahara and dharana) techniques that address deeper aspects of the human psyche.
● Progressive relaxation techniques such as a deep, multi-level shavasana and various stages of yoga nidra as formulated by Swami Satyananda.
● Lifestyle yama-niyamas as given by Swami Niranjanananda.
● Shatkarma practices.
●Discourses by medical experts on human anatomy, physiology and psychology, alongside yogic understanding of the body, prana and mind.
● Discourses on the rich history and tradition of yoga which occupies a unique place in the six ancient darshanas (philosophies) of India.
● Discourses on Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga.
● Study of yogic texts, in particular those published by the Bihar School of Yoga.
●Training to design complete classes and courses for individuals and groups, and introduce various practices in a systematic and thorough manner.
Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. They must be of sound physical and mental health. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Ability to read Devanagari script is desirable.
Dakshina (Course Fee)
After the interview when you receive a confirmation about course, an initial amount of ₹10,000 has to be paid to confirm your registration for the course. This amount is non refundable and is part of the total amount payable for the course. Remaining amount to be paid as per your convenience, based on options shared below:
Option 1: Full payment of remaining Rs.1,15,000 in January 2023. Total amount Rs. 1,25,000.
Option 2: Initial payment of Rs.15,000 in January 2023 and Rs.10,500 every month for next 10 months. Total amount Rs.1,30,000.
Option 3: Initial payment of Rs. 20,000 in January 2023 and Rs.7,000 every month for next 15 months. Total amount Rs.1,35,000.
● The fee includes the dakshina for the Yoga Fundamentals, Yoga Sadhana and Yoga Anubhava courses (two years of offline/online yoga classes), ashram accommodation and meals during the 10-day residency at Atma Darshan Yogashram. It does not include course expenses such as text books or travel related expenses to ADY or Bihar School of Yoga, Munger.
● A limited number of scholarships will be available to ashram sevaks, who have offered seva for at least a year.
The dakshina refund may be considered in the case of extenuating medical or personal circumstances. Request must be submitted in writing with supporting documentation.
Participants who submit formal notification of withdrawal are entitled to refund of dakshina paid as follows:
Upfront payment option:
For Indian Nationals who have withdrawn prior to the start of the program, a full refund less the designated non-refundable registration fee and administrative fee, will be issued.
For Overseas participants who have withdrawn prior to the start of the program, a full refund less the designated non-refundable registration fee and the administrative fee including the foreign exchange transaction fee charged by the bank.
(*Difference might occur due to exchange rate variation between the date of receipt and date of refund).
Refund is available only to participants who have paid in advance for the future duration of the program.
Should such a refund be granted, it may be a prorated calculation based upon the duration of the program attended.
Notification of withdrawal from the course must be directed to the Program Coordinator in writing by email to (YTTC@atmadarshan.net). Non-attendance of class or informal withdrawal directed to faculty members orally is not acceptable notification. Failure of notification to withdraw officially will not be entertained.
Withdrawal Fees Refund