Part 1 Teacher Training
PART I - 100 HOURS-THE LIVING HEART OF YOGA
exploring traditional yoga asana based on yogic science
discovering the philosophical basis of yoga & how to apply it in daily life
establishing a personal daily heart-opening practice of yoga and meditation
Certification on satisfactory completion: Heart Meditation Facilitator Diploma
These elements will be presented, explored and experienced during this 6 month course.
1. HATHA YOGA
Focusing on the Rishikesh Sequence hatha yoga as practicum & experiential deepening of your own hatha yoga practice.
Practising the Heart Meditations and going deeper – experiencing the Heart itself as a safe place and as an achievable way to invite meditation to happen. Also learning how to share different meditation techniques such as Tratak, Heart Breath, Mantra of the Breath, Heart Mantra, Peace Meditation & Walking Meditation.
3. RAJA YOGA
Study and comparison of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as translated and explained by Sri Swami Satchidananda and Nischala Joy Devi – focusing on Sutras Book I:1,2,3 & 4 and Book II:29 – 45.
4. HEART PRACTICE
Every day doing the meditation practices on the CD’s/Downloads given to you as part of the course resources. (Learn more about Heart Practice)
5. TRAINING THE MIND
Using the science of Yoga to train the mind, helping it align with the peace of the Heart – experiencing the Awakened Heart-Mind.
6. BREATHING & RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
Learning how the breath co-ordinates our two major nervous systems and switches on the relaxation response.
7. THE 7 CHAKRA SYSTEM
Learning about the 7 main chakras of the human energy system and learning how to balance the chakras using a special breathing kriya & meditation technique.
8. HEART’S REST RESTORATIVE YOGA (Level I)
Learning how to nest and rest yourself, each other and ultimately your own students.
9. TEACHING/SHARING PRACTICE
Practising with each other how to teach or share the practices you have been learning.
10. RADICAL SELF CARE
Learning how to nurture yourself at a deep level and how to share the experience with others.
This Part I course has no essays, but each month, the week before the next course weekend, you will receive a “check in” email from the course tutors asking how you are doing and how it is going. You are asked to reply!
You will experience and learn the Heart Mudra Flow which brings our energies, emotions and thoughts back into their natural balance.
13. COURSE RESOURCES:
Heart Of Living Yoga Teacher Training Part I Manual
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda
The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Blessing of the Heart CD or Download by Rev. Padma