We welcome you to study Yoga योग in our Gurukulam (teacher- disciple) program.
We offer both traditional Vedic and Himalayan yoga programs as well as western style yoga teacher training programs for both newcomers and experienced Yoga teachers, or for self-practice only. Our Yoga training programs include instruction in Kriya Yoga meditation for personal use; and our western style teacher training programs include the following: 200 & 300 Hour Hatha Yoga, 850 Hour Yoga as Therapy and/or Ayurvedic Yoga . The traditional Vedic and Himalayan yoga programs are customized to the individual student or practitioner’s needs and level and thought using the Gurukulam method of learning and practice. There are two routes to learn these programs: householder and brahmachari.
Shri Shri Paramhamsa Yogananda, and lineage of ParamGurus – Jesus Christ, Mahavatar Babaji, Shri Lahiri Mahasaya, and Shri Swami Sriyukteswar brought Kriya Yoga to the western world in 1920. Kriya Yoga meditation is the royal (Raja Yoga) path for self-discovery and experiencing union with the creator and ultimate bliss. Find your true Self with Kriya Yoga. Learn Kriya Yoga meditation techniques, as well as the eight limbs of Yoga, which include Pranayama (breathing/lifeforce control), Dharana (concentration), Yoga postures (Asana) and overall philosophy of Yoga. Our Kriya Yoga program is available to anyone who is a truth seeker, no previous training is needed.
Hatha Yoga, Yoga as Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Programs
The teacher training programs may be customize to fit your personal and/or professional goals. In addition, we offer the following three programs: 200 and 300 hour Hatha Yoga, and 850 Hour Yoga as Therapy or Ayurvedic Yoga.
What is Yoga?
Yoga (योग) is a group of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines which originated in Bharat (original name for ancient India). Yoga is one of the six Astika (orthodox) schools of Bharat. The term “Yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of physical postures (Asana) or as exercise. The practice of yoga has been thought and practiced since time immemorial. Yoga is mentioned in the RigVeda, India’s (and World’s) oldest scriptures and also referenced in the Upanishads and Bhagavat Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, among many others.
Yoga is union with the God and harmony with Its Creation. Yoga gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we live, what we want in life and how we can improve ourselves and our lifestyles now and for the future. It is a chance to adopt a spiritual yogic lifestyle and create a good structure for the day. This can be achieved by living our normal daily routines with a focus on:
- acquiring good physical health to boost the immune system;
- good mental and emotional balance to maintain clarity, happiness, harmony, contentment, positivity and creativity;
- developing a spiritual culture in life.
In order to achieve the above one needs to develop the idea of sanyam. Sanyam literally means restraint, but it also indicates a process by which all dimensions of the human personality and lifestyle are balanced and beautified. A yogic lifestyle is based on sanyam, along with a continued effort to improve and do better.
It will be a time of positive change for all of us if we apply ourselves. If we can acknowledge and accept our faults, and see our positive and supportive contributions to the problems we face. We as individuals can change our lifestyles to live more simply, more harmoniously with ourselves, our family and friends and our home – Planet Earth.