Yoga Teacher Training Course - 200 Hours
Yoga is about discovering one’s own true self. The goal is to transcend from the mundane experiences and vegetative state to a higher state of consciousness. To attain strength and control of the physical and mental body.
The Gheranda Samhita mentions that “our body is like an unbaked earthen pot and it needs to be baked in hard fire of training to purify and strengthen it”.
At Sthira Chitta Yoga we reinforce the mental and physical flexibility and strength in the aspirant.
We train them to achieve all this whilst still performing the tasks of our day to day living.
Sthira Chitta Yoga integrates the purpose and methods behind the science of self-development given by Maharishi Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. With most focus on the Eight Fold Path the Ashtanga Yoga, which enables the sadhakas (aspirants) to establish awareness and total control over oneself and objects around.
Through the subtleness of the techniques of Classical Yoga and vigor of Hatha Yoga the strengthening and purification of body is taught. The Alignment, postural corrections and right methods to perform and teach the techniques are focused on. The Yogic Anatomy in relation to the postures is emphasized on. All this is backed with the understanding of Ayurveda. The ancient knowledge of Ayurveda in regards to food, nutrition and disease is taught.
To avoid limiting the calm and balance state just to the mat, the powerful concept of Bhavas (Attitudes), the Four Pillars of Yoga (Ahar, Vhiar, Achar, Vichar), Pratipaksha Bhavana (cultivating the positive thought for negative), Panch Kleshas (Five Afflictions) and much more is taught. Every technique (Asana, Pranayama, Kriya and Meditation) is done with the correct attitude.
The students learns how to integrate the Yoga Philosophy with the techniques, so one is able to extend the fitness, positivity and peace to every dimension of their living.
To bring in vigor and dynamism, the sadhana (spiritual practice) of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) is included with the focus on its core element of form, energy and rhythm. The practices of Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salution) and few other Namaskars (a flow of series) are practiced.
The students learn the stillness of the Hatha postures and also the dynamism of the Vinyasa flow.
The balance of the moon and the sun, the Ida and the Pingala is maintained through intensive Pranayama practice.
The mind is taken care, through the practice of Meditation. At Sthira Chitta Yoga we teach and practice different techniques of Meditation, as every mind can relate to a certain technique which might suit them the most, and can aid in the growth of their spiritual journey. And in this process of learning various techniques, one also learns different methods and techniques to enhance their own teaching. All this helps each students to connect to their best.
We integrate Mudras and Bandhas in the practices of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation. We also integrate the teachings from different schools and Yoga styles.
The mission of Sthira Chitta Yoga is to integrate all the elements of body, mind and spirit to bring in balance and tranquility.
As beautifully said by late Dr Jayadeva Yogendra “When the mind is tranquil and clear like the still water of a lake, insight into the true meaning of life is gained”.