Deepen your practice of Yoga asanas and pranayama and understand how Yoga helps you on a deeper level. This 10 day certificate course is designed for Yoga students or teachers from all traditions to learn more about the mind and understand better how to control it. It is based on the teaching of Yoga Psychology (Patanjali) combined with the teaching of the Self of Vedanta Philosophy (Sankaracharya). Ayurveda Psychology will also be presented with its practical methods of how to heal and balance the mind.
There will be case studies and discussions on counseling strategies to help therapists or people who are working in a counseling role for people with emotional and mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, eating disorders.
Upon completion of the course, you will have the skills to introduce the healing potentials of the holistic science of Yoga and Ayurveda into your own life and those around you.
This course offers a 100 hours certificate, all classes are compulsory, including 2 satsangs ( silent meditation, chanting, lecture ), 2 hour Yoga asana class, 5 hours of lecture/workshop per day. ONLINE APPLICATION HERE
Relationship between mind and body, Relationship between mind and breath, Prana, stress and pranayama, Mind mechanics and control, Positive Thinking techniques, Concentration techniques, Mantras and meditation, Subconscious, Conscious, Superconscious, Emotions and devotion, Yoga of relationships, Karma and reincarnation, Philosophy of the Self, Ayurveda Pschychology, Causes of diseases, Sense therapy, Doshas and Gunas, Nutrition guidelines, Cleansing and detoxification, Managing life cycles, Counseling profiles
5:30 am Wake-up
6:00 am Satsang
8:00 am Yoga Psychology for Stress Management
11:00am Karma Yoga
12:00pm Ayurveda Psychology for Stress Management
3:00 pm Workshops and Case Studies
4:00 pm Yoga Class
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Satsang
Open to everyone with a sincere interest in learning yoga psychology and stress managment. Of particular interest to Yoga teachers, therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, sponsors, and health practitioners.
Upon successful completion of the training students receive a certification signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and the course instructors.
The course will be held in famous Cu Chi, 45 miles NW of Ho Chi Minh city, a one-hour drive from the airport. Cu Chi, with its rice fields and iconic rural South Vietnam landscape... read more about the location
Arrival - Mar. 9, 2013 Schedule
12noon - 2pm Registration
2pm - 4pm Initiation Puja and Teacher Presentations
Departure - Mar. 19, 2013 Schedule
12pm - 2pm Graduation and Certification Ceremony
TUITION: $595 plus accommodations (10 day course of 100 hours)
Dormitory (3 to 5 people) $25/day
Double room (2 people) $35/day
Single (one person) $45/day
A/C additional $5/day
"The course was good. The teachings valuable. Swami’s stories and analogies great!"
"Durga’s teaching clear and concise."
"Very full of pearls of wisdom."
" The technical and theoretical work best together, very holistic approach."
" Since I have been home, I am balancing my life more, feeling more, working less."
" Spending time reviewing notes and have brought more meditation and chanting into my classes.
Swami Sitaramananda has a PhD from Open International University and a Master degree from University of Montreal, Canada. She is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and an experienced teacher in Meditation and Yoga Pschychology for more than 25 years. She is the director of the Sivananda ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA, USA and is the main teacher of the Teachers Training courses program in Grass Valley as well as in Vietnam, her native country. http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org/swami_sitaramananda
Durga Leela has been involved with Yoga and Ayurveda for 10 years and has developed the "Yoga of Recovery" program. She has led retreats internationally since then. She has completed both the Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course and the Advanced Yoga Training and is also extensively trained in meditation and Vedanta. She is the Director of the Ayurveda programs at the Yoga Farm in California. http://yogaofrecovery.com/
ONLINE APPLICATION HERE