March 11, 2019

Course Structure

Anubhava Yoga TTC : 20th March – 25th August 2020

The Anubhava Yoga TTC is an intensive training course which focuses on 4 aspects of Yoga : Hatha Yoga and its foundational Kriyas, Physiological therapy based on Yogic principles, Yogic Psychology and the Higher Level meditation practices from the Anuttara Yoga Tantra.

  • HATHA YOGA – Theory & Kriyas:

The first module of the Anubhava Yoga TTC consists of the introduction to the 4-Yoga system with particular focus on Hatha Yoga and its Kriyas. Students will be immersed into the P-TAK (Pancha Tatva Asana Kriya) or The 5- Elements postures sequence twice daily and move into the advanced sequence once a week. The students will also start daily Pranayama and Meditation for an hour and once a week there is the morning practice of Shatkarmas. The rest of the day are 3-4 theory classes consisting of the in-depth study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a continuation and deepening of Anatomy, further study of Samkhya Philosophy and the 5-Elements and how these affect our mental and behavioural constitution as well, and the analysis of Raja Yoga Sutras based on the Giri Lineage’s perspective.

PTAK sequence felt like the right balance of asanas with psychological and physiological changes showing up within few weeks of practice. – Pragna Yeraballi, Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018

  • YOGIC PSYCHO-SOMATIC THERAPY AND DISEASE PREVENTION:

In the second module of the Anubhava Yoga TTC, students undertake an in-depth study of the human body and its constituents from the modern medicine perspective as well as the ancient Ayurvedic perspective. The study of anatomy is in great detail and is applied to the asanas, their benefits, correct breathing process, alignments, assists, and modifications in a therapeutic scenario. Students will also learn about simple physiotherapeutic exercises to prepare a person for asanas in case they cannot perform the asanas yet. Moreover, students will also be studying Pathophysiology, Symptomology and Yogic Therapy for over 20 common lifestyle based ailments. To understand the Yogic view of disease, the students will be studying an introduction to the philosophy of Samkhya and the 5-Element system and how this applies to us externally and internally to the extend of preventing or developing disease through hormonal regulation. Aside from this, students will be practicing our 5-element harmonising asana kriya every morning, which is an intermediate sequence sequence as well as softer asana sequences specifically designed to alleviate symptoms, cure and prevent the specific diseases we will be studying.

  • YOGA PSYCHOLOGY

The Yoga Psychology module is an intensive 30-day training on the 0-point system of Yoga Psychology that has been developed over the course of years of research on both our over 6,000 year-old Lineage, Buddhist teachings and contemporary Psychology. Students would learn about application of Yogic techniques in two separate areas- firstly, self- willed evolution for one’s own personality complex, and secondly, yogic psychological counseling for others based on Yogic diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic techniques.

My favorite parts are Yoga Psychology (including personality types, Dream Yoga and many meditations) and the meditation retreat in Spiti where we put our new knowledge into more intensive practice.  You will go through so many changes as is the case of true healing and spiritual evolution, and you will learn how to help others achieve changes as well, so it is definitely worth it. – Nada Hamdan, Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2017

  • KUNDALINI KRIYA & TANTRA YOGA:

Finally, the last module consists of the Tantra studies where the student dives in to the study of Tantra Yoga-Vijnanabhairava, the Mandukya Unpanishad, Mantra Vidya and the Bhuta Shuddhi Tantra Kriyas. Post the study of the texts and introduction to the practices, the students will go for two weeks to the mountains of Spiti Valley where he/she will engage fully in the Kriyas independently and advance in their personal experience of the higher Yogic practices of meditation in retreat. 

Certification

It is our belief, at Aryamarga Yoga, that to attain a minimum proficiency in the above 4 inter- related areas of Yoga, a minimum period of 5 months of intensive training is necessary.  With over 1100 hours of Yogic theory and practicals, the 5 month ANUBHAVA YOGA TTC culminates in a 4 day final examination. Successful participants of the course are awarded four certifications in Yoga:

  1. Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha Teachers Certification
  2. Yoga Psychotherapy Teachers Certification
  3. Yoga Physiotherapy and Disease PreventionTeachers Certification
  4. Kundalini Yoga Teachers Certification

We pride ourselves in conserving the legacy of the authentic yogic practices of the Ancient Masters, and through rigorous discipline achieve the most intense experience we believe a TTC course currently offers today.