Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures -a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
To perform asana correctly in Ashtanga yoga, one must incorporate the use of vinyasa (breathing & movement system) and tristhana.
Tristhana refers to the union of three places of attention or action: posture, breathing system and looking place. These three are very important for yoga practice, and cover three levels of purification: the body, nervous system and mind. They are always performed in conjunction with each other.
In Ashtanga yoga, asana is grouped into six series. The Primary Series [Yoga Chikitsa] detoxifies and aligns the body. The Intermediate Series [Nadi Shodhana] purifies the nervous system by opening and clearing the energy channels. The Advanced Series A, B, C, and D [Sthira Bhaga] integrate the strength and grace of the practice, requiring higher levels of flexibility and humility. Each level is to be fully developed before proceeding to the next, and the sequential order of asanas is to be meticulously followed. Each posture is a preparation for the next, developing the strength and balance required to move further. Without an earnest effort and reverence towards the practice of yama and niyama, however, the practice of asana is of little benefit.
Breathing: The breathing technique performed with vinyasa is called ujjayi [victorious breath]. Both the inhale and exhale should be steady and even, the length of the inhale should be the same length as the exhale. Over time, the length and intensity of the inhalation and exhalation should increase, such that the increased stretching of the breath initiates the increased stretching of the body. Long, even breathing also increases the internal fire and strengthens and purifies the nervous system.
Bandhas (“lock” or “seal”) are essential components of the ujjayi breathing technique. The purpose of bandha is to unlock pranic energy and direct it into the nadi [energy channels] of the subtle body.
Both mula and uddiyana bandhas seal in energy, give lightness, strength and health to the body, and help to build a strong internal fire. Without bandha control, breathing will not be correct, and the asanas will give no benefit.
25th Nov. to 21st Dec. 2016
5th Jan. to 1st Feb. 2017
- Three time yogic food (Monday-Friday)
- Drinking Mineral Water
- WiFi Internet
- Airport Pick up from Goa Airport
- 1st Day orientation meeting 4-00 PM
- Last Day Checkout Day
- One Day Before last Day Certification Day 4 PM