15 February – 16 March 2018 International 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course
Himalayas, Dharamshala, Hindistan
300-Hours International Advanced TTC will take place in the magical environment of Himalaya Mountains in the Dharamshala Norbulingka Institute by Cetin Cetintas and Serra Sagra for 30 days. There is a limited space to give a high quality education and personal attention to each student for deepening their practice. If you have already completed a 200-Hours TTC and if your practice has a solid foundation then you are ready for this training which will transform your practice.
Even though yoga is for everyone, taking the practice to a subtle level and deepening it is only possible for people with strong minds. In this training advanced meditation and pranayama techniques and stronger asanas will be practiced to strenghten your mind.
The applicants are expected to follow the ashram rules since the TTC will take place in an ashram. The rules are stated below and it is mandatory to follow them.
During the training you will learn to become aware and to transform into the observer of yourself, to control your mind. While experiencing the existence of prana, you will have deep practices on controlling it. By using the breath as a bridge between the body and the mind; you will strengthen the weakened connection between them. The most important 3 keys for your journey are; concentration, awareness and surrender.
The training will especially concentrate on the first 4 limbs of yoga. Three books that a yoga teacher should know very well will be studied thoroughly; Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita. Some parts of Upanishads will be also covered.
More important than these, with deep practices you will discover your true-self. By experiencing the withdrawal of senses called pratyahara, as a teacher you will learn to reflect your students.
The biggest intent in this training is to isolate the mind from modifications and to stay in the “reality”. During these 30 days you will practice to make a jump of consciousness to realize what is the “real” one, what is the “finite” one?
*The classes with the * next to them are explained below.
05:00 – 06:30 : Meditatiom
06:30 – 07:30 : Yoga Asana Practice
07:30 – 09:00 : Breakfast
09:00 – 11:00 : Yoga Philosophy*
11:00 – 12:00 : Pranayama/Sanskit 101
12:00 – 13:30 : Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 : Anatomy and Physiology/ Teaching Techniques* / Teaching Practice*
14:30 – 16:00 : Personal Time
16:00 – 18:00 : Advanced Yoga/Koshas
18:00 – 19:00 : Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 : Personal Time
19:30 – 20:15 : Chanting/Question&Answer
20:15 – 21:00 : Pranayama/Mudras and Bandhas/Dhyana and Dharana Techniques
Details of the Classes:
Yoga Sutras ofPatanjali
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Methods of Using Props
Yoga for Injury and Ilness
Principles of Effective Asana Adjustment
Effective Class Planning
Effective Speech in the Classes
Fundamentals of Being an Efficient Yoga Teacher
The Use of Social Media
Advanced asanas will be practiced.
What is Ashram?
The place we call Ashram is the “home” where you return to your-self, where you get out of all the illusions of the social life and the material life style and to get rid off all the distracting things that prevent you from being your true self. According to yogi understanding social life is a system based on constant brainwashing the person that sometimes leads him/her to a meaningless life. In an ashram, with the inspiration of being in a place created to let you be your true self and to be surrounded by people with awareness, you will have the courage to ask questions like “Who am I? What the purpose of my being? What do I want? Why do I want?” and to work on these. And again here we can find the answers to all these questions on the inside.
The Five Precepts:
1. Refrain from killing or harming any being
2. Refrain from stealing
3. Refrain from sexual misconduct
4. Refrain from lying
5. Refrain from drinking or smoking of any intoxicants in both the campus and guest rooms
6. All students are expected to follow course rules and come to sessions on time.
7. All students are requested to conserve energy and other natural resources in the Institute.
8. We have a system of waste management. All students and visitors are expected to follow Deer Park waste segregation policy posted in the dining hall and guest rooms.
9. Impoliteness or discrimination towards any of the faculty members, other guests, visitors or staff is not permitted.
10. All students must follow Deer Park library rules and maintain the condition of reading materials if they wish to read or check them out from the library. All books borrowed must be returned within the time stipulated, otherwise a late fee will be charged.
11. Entry into teaching halls, shrine rooms and the kitchen requires prior permission from the management. Any misuse of the facilities in Deer Park is strictly prohibited.
12. Our kitchen staff aims to prepare a wholesome, balanced menu. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate individual food preferences and/or requirements.
13. Deer Park equipment is only available for use with prior permission.
14. In case any student or visitor damages Deer Park equipment or other property, he/she shall be liable to pay compensation to Deer Park, the amount of which shall be at the discretion of the Institute.
15. Out of respect for local traditions, students and visitors should avoid wearing transparent or revealing clothes and should dress appropriately.
16. Please be mindful when using candles and incense in the rooms.
17. Deer Park is not responsible for any damage or loss of personal belongings, personal illness, injury or accidents occurring during one’s stay at Deer Park. 18. Due to limited power supply, we request guests to limit use of electrical appliances such as hair dryers, electric kettles or heaters in the guest rooms. 19. Cooking is not allowed in the guest rooms.
20. Guest room furniture and bedding should not be removed from the room. 21. Any loud noise or other disturbance of other residential students is prohibited.
22. Deer Park main gate will be locked from 11pm ~ 6am for security reasons.
300 Hours Advanced Teacher Training Course
Accommodation for 30 Days
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation from the Airport to the Ashram
Books required for the TTC
Preparation Classes before TTC
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