Pushkar Meditation Temple
offers following Courses/Packages:
Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teachers Training Course (RYT200)
Pushkar Meditation Temple’s Yoga + Meditation Teacher Training Course is aimed at transforming an individual into a yogi who knows the very purpose of life, is ever happy and content. She/he is like a lit candle that spreads the light by share presence!
The Course covers:
a) Techniques, Training and Practice: 120 hours
Topics in this category include: Yama, Naiyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi, Mudra, Bandha, Kriya (shatkarma), Mantra, Meditation and other ancient and modern yoga practices and techniques. These hours are divided between guided practice of the techniques and analytical training in how to teach the practice with correct techniques. Both areas receive equal emphasis.
b) Teaching Methodology: 30 hours
Topics in this category include: Communication skills such as gauging the audience ability, group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting Teaching styles Qualities of a teacher The student learning process Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)
c) Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours
Topics in this category include: The psychic physiology of yoga with three bodies and five sheaths Five kinds of breath and five kind of breathing Gunas (sat, raj and tam) and vikaras (cough, pitta and vata) Kundalini, chakras, nadis - sushumna, ida and pingala Difference between human physical anatomy/physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy/ psychic physiology (kundalini, chakras, nadis, etc.). Pranic/psychic healing techniques
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours
The Course covers:
Topics in this category include: The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, Yogopanishada and other scriptures) Yogic lifestyle, with observance of Yama and Niyama (non-violence or ahimsa etc) Understanding of four purusharthas (endeavors) (dharma, artha, kama, moksha) Imbibing the hat-sampatis (six qualification for becoming a qualified seeker (mumukshu) Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva) A minimum of 2 Hours would be spent on ethics for yoga teachers
Practicum: 10 hours
Topics in this category include: Minimum of 5 hours of actual practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback) Receiving and giving feedback Observing others teaching Assisting students while someone else is teaching
Therapeutic Application of Yoga (TAY) immersion
Yoga + Meditation for Health and Healing
The efficacy of yoga as a therapeutic discipline needs no elaboration. In ancient times when medical science was not existent but wars were fought soldiers got wounded with arrows and spears they healed themselves with potions of herbs and medicinal plants and by meditating in certain postures including Veerasana (warrior pose).
Today the medical fraternity around the world is recommending pranayams to regulate granular disorders. The effect of mudras and bandhas on our body and mind is well known. Swamiji has developed a method he calls ‘Therapeutic Application of Yoga (TAY) Immersion’ using yoga and spiritual healing which is being increasingly sought by people with health issues both from India and overseas looking for alternate healing methods. The one- week (56 hours) Immersion includes consultation (detailed dialogue aimed at correct diagnosis), detoxification of body, thought cleansing, appropriate yoga + meditation regimen, diet and lifestyle changes to strengthen immunity depening on individual needs and spiritual healing. At the completion of the Immersion each patron is handed over a specially developed roadmap for follow-up practice at home with online support.
The course is broadly divided into two parts. First part helps us understand what is life and the second part what is living. The first part is the science of life and second part the art of living. The basis is the deeper aspects of yoga philosophy and its application as prescribed by sage Patanjali. Course also unravels the cause of suffering. The second part provides a deeper understanding of body, mind and Soul and the factors that impact our wellness. Using the applied aspects of yoga the course prescribes a yogic regime to address specific health/wellness issue.
Sadhana and Sadhak - Learning process of any spiritual discipline
Tatva Bodha - Understanding of body, mind and Self at micro and macro level
Mumukashtva (desire for freedom) one of the four qualifications to become a spiritual aspirant
Ashtanga yoga - Basic understanding of all eight limbs
Vritti - the fancies of mind and how to bring them under control
Klesha (Afflictions) - The cause of suffering and ways to reduce them
Karmashaya and Reincarnation: the cause and effect of afflictions
Antaraya (Obstacles) in the path of a yogi and ways to overcome them
Abhyasa and Vairagya - importance of practice and detachment
Samvega - intensity factor
Satyam and Ritam - Two dimensions of comic experience (existence)
Prajna - Cosmic experience and its characteristics
Shatakarma (yogic detox)
Preya (acquiring nature) and Shreya (renouncing nature) - paths of Bhoga and Yoga
Levels of consciousness
Guna and Dosha - basis of the uniqueness of each individual in terms of mental make-up and physical characteristics
Common Diseases - cause, symptoms and remedial measures through yoga + meditation
Raja yoga preparatory package Yoga + meditation 20 integrated session of 2 hour each
The Course covers:
Each integrated session covers Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra and Meditation. Helps boost immunity, alleviates stress and depression and recharges your physical and mental faculties almost instantaneously. It's a complete preparatory package for a RYT200 yoga teacher training course. Hours of this practice (40 hours) can be added to your credit when you do the RYT200 course with Swamiji. Especially beneficial for those wanting to live a healthy lifestyle through regular practice of yoga. Starts on 1st weekday of every month (September to March). Next batch starts on 1st September, 2020. The price is INR 5000 or equivalent. Payable in advance and is non-refundable.