Raja Yoga Teacher Training
August 1-21, 2016
Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
Thank you for your interest in our Raja Yoga Teacher Training program. For more than 40 years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential Teacher Training programs. This letter contains the program information: curriculum, daily schedule, accommodations and an application form. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us.
Raja Yoga is a comprehensive system for purifying, strengthening and harmonizing all aspects of the individual – physical, mental, social and spiritual. It is the science of self-mastery and a guidebook to higher consciousness. It presents both the philosophy and the psychology of Yoga in a practical and systematic manner providing a unique opportunity to study in depth and to learn how to apply these great teachings in your life. You will also be trained in public speaking and teaching skills so that you can effectively share these concepts and practices with others. If you have any questions regarding the recommended prerequisites, please do not hesitate to call.
WHAT MAKES INTEGRAL YOGA ® UNIQUE?
Integral Yoga is a complete science that cultivates and maintains the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the individual. The non-competitive approach and meditative exploration of the Integral Yoga practices create an in-drawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and more subtle aspects of being. Our comprehensive certification programs provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, an appreciation for nurturing a personal practice and the skills to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. The Integral Yoga training process fosters the teacher’s sensitivities to help create a safe environment for their students that allow them to realize their potential, gain self respect and learn to be of greater service to others. The Integral Yoga system of Hatha Yoga is utilized by the Commonweal Cancer Help program and Dr. Dean Ornish in his book, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease.
WHY A RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM?The most effective teaching comes from direct experience. Our residential programs are designed to offer you the experience of living the teachings of Yoga and to present the necessary tools that will enable you to pass these great teachings on to others. During your stay, you will immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind and spirit. Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the distractions of everyday life.
The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and to offer you the optimum environment in which to study and learn. Each day begins with meditation at 6:00am, followed by a Hatha Yoga class. During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice sessions, a noon meditation at the beautiful LOTUS Temple and some free time. This schedule covers six days and five nights a week. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully complete the program.
The curriculum includes the following:
Potential students should have taken the Integral Yoga Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. We also welcome certified teachers from other traditions who have already taken an introductory Raja Yoga course. Participants will be asked to review the Yoga Sutras prior to coming for the training. Please re-read Books 1 & 2, focusing on Sutras 1.1 – 1.16; 1.33; 2.28 – 2.55; and Book 3, Sutras 3.1 – 3.3.
Applicants should be regular practitioners of Hatha Yoga for 6 months, preferably one year. We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking at least 10 classes at an Integral Yoga Institute or from an IY teacher. Information on Integral Yoga teachers in your area can be obtained from the online Teachers Directory at www.iyta.org or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 434-969-3121, ext. 177. If this is not possible, you may purchase the DVD Yoga with a Master and Integral Yoga Hatha I (2013 version, 2 CD-set) from Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre (Shakticom) at www.shakticom.org Tel: 434-969-1347.
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Raja Yoga.
Integral Yoga may award 150credit hours toward Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.
Attendance is required for all sessions from the program orientation on the first day through the coursework on the last day. This includes all morning and afternoon practices of Hatha Yoga and meditation.
You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily, served buffet style, with a salad bar. The diet includes simple, deliciously prepared fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu and some dairy. No meat, fish or eggs are served.
Accommodation choices vary and include dorm, private room with shared bath and private room with private bath. You may also bring your own tent and camp at one of our tent sites. If you choose dorm accommodation, you will board in our modern dormitory, Vivekananda Vihar, conveniently located near classrooms and the meditation and dining halls. Men and women are housed separately. We have rooms that accommodate up to six people. Generally, we are able to arrange accommodations so that the smaller rooms house two or three people and the larger rooms house four or five people. Private rooms are available at an additional price. Please keep in mind that private rooms are limited. If a private room is your accommodation choice, we recommend securing your reservation by applying early, especially during the summer season.
Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for the course. Also, we are not able to accommodate children.
An Early Bird discount of $100 is offered for a full payment 90 days or more before the course start date. The following additional discounts are available: International 10%, Senior Citizen 10%, Student Discount 10%, Military 10% (active, retired or spouse of active) and Current IYTA member 5%. If you are employed by an Integral Yoga Institute please check with your IYI manager for details regarding a discount for this program. Please note: There is a 20% discount limit per application.
Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the program application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application; Tel: 434-969-3121 ext 153 or email [email protected]
Submit this electronic application via secured connection along with the $500 deposit or download the pdf application, complete and mail or fax your it along with the health form and your preferred payment option by July 1, 2016 to:
Teacher Training Administrator
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921
When your application is received, you may be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will receive an acceptance letter, along with more detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, additional accommodation information, ashram lifestyle, etc.
In order for your application to be considered please submit no later than July 1, with full payment enclosed. After this date please check with Teacher Training Administration for availability before applying.
If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $150. If you cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $300. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $500. You may transfer the amount paid (less a $25 transfer fee) to another program within a 12-month period. No refund will be given after the start of the program.
Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434-969-3121, ext. 153 or [email protected]. Please direct questions concerning accommodations, travel arrangements and payment to the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) at 1-800-858-9642 or 434-969-2048 or by email at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in this Integral Yoga Teacher Training Program. We are enclosing an application form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Ever Yours in Yoga,
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 153
Email: [email protected]
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 139
Email: [email protected]