Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
Thank you for your interest in our Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (BTT) Program.
This letter contains important information about the curriculum, daily schedule, and accommodations, as well as and an application form. If you have any questions or require additional information after reading this material, please feel free to contact us.
In our BTT, you will receive a carefully crafted education in the Integral Yoga approach to teaching Hatha Yoga. You will be taught how to give clear instructions and list the benefits for each of the core postures, breathing practices, chants and meditation in the classic sequence, and you will be able to lead students in the traditional style deep relaxation. You will study and practice the various aspects of Integral Yoga, including meditation, breathing practices, chanting, selfless service, Yoga philosophy and more. When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to stand before a group and teach a class with confidence and ease.
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 practices creates an indrawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and subtler 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 used 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 program begins on Sunday, January 15, starting with registration at 4 pm, and ends after Hatha class, at 9 am, on Sunday, February 12.
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 am, followed by a Hatha Yoga class.
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During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice sessions, meditation, and some free time to visit temples. This schedule covers six days and five nights a week.
The curriculum includes the following:
Applicants should be regular practicioners 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 live classes are not possible, you may purchase and practice with the DVD Yoga with a Master and/or Integral Yoga Hatha I (2013 version, 2 CD-set) from the Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre (Shakticom) at www.shakticom.org by calling 434-969-1347.
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Hatha Beginners Level I. Integral Yoga is a registered school of the Yoga Alliance, a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of Yoga, establish voluntary national standards for Yoga teachers, and provide support for the Yoga professional in the United States.
Integral Yoga may award 200 hours towards 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.
You will be staying in the beautiful Integral Yoga Institute, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. All the rooms are double rooms. There are seven rooms in the IYI. Any overflow will be staying at the Sugam Hotel, which is one block from the IYI.
The tuition for this course is $3250; $2995 if paid in full by November 1, 2016. The price includes tuition, double room accommodations, and 3 daily meals. We suggest you arrive at least one day early to acclimatize yourself to the new surroundings and get some rest after a long trip. The cost includes arriving one day before (1/14).
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 $255 is offered for a full payment by November 1, 2016 . No other discounts apply. If you are employed by an Integral Yoga Institute please check with your IYI manager for details regarding a discount for this program.
Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the training application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application.
In order for your application to be considered please submit no later than December 15, 2016, 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.
In making your travel arrangements, plan on arriving at Coimbatore (CJB) airport. You may make arrangements all the way to Coimbatore, or you may take a flight to Chennai (MAA) the capital of Tamil Nadu, and then take a flight with a local airline to Coimbatore. Almost all U.S. airlines fly to India. Some foreign airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Pacific, Emirates usually offer less expensive flights, and better service.
From the airport you may take a taxi to the IY Institute.
The address is: 86 Sambandau Rd. West, RS Puram, Coimbatore 641002.
The phone number is: 91 488 255 - 6770
Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434.969.3121, ext. 153 or [email protected]
Teacher Training Administration
Teacher Training Administration
Tel: 434-969-3121, ext.139
e-mail: [email protected]
I wish to learn the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda and experience the yogic way of life as taught at Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville. Therefore, I agree to abide by the Ashram guidelines, which include following a vegetarian diet (no meat, fish or eggs) and refraining from the use of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or recreational drugs both on and off Ashram grounds for the duration of the program. I realize that if I do not comply, I may be asked to leave. I certify that I am in good health and have no physical or mental ailments, except as may be indicated on this application. I further agree to assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages that might occur to me or my property during my stay.