Curriculum

“In our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, we bring back dimensions of Hatha Yoga that are almost extinct. Hatha Yoga is a very powerful way of life.” ‐ Sadhguru

YogasanaScience of Yoga

1. Upa Yoga  2. Angamardana 3. Surya Kriya 4. Yogasana 5. Bhuta Shuddhi

Other Aspects Include:

6.   Surya Shakti 7.   Kriya 8.   Pranayam 9.   Bandhas 10. Mantra Yoga 11. Nada Yoga 12. Bhakti Sadhana 13. Guided Meditations

Anatomy and Physiology

Students will learn the relevance and application of these foundational principles to the practice of yoga.

Yogic Physiology

Students will learn about subtler aspects of the human body from a yogic perspective.

Science of Siddha Medicine

Students will be introduced to the science of Siddha medicine and its complementary application with the science of Yoga.

Sacred Places

Students will have the unique opportunity to visit places in South India which are of significance to the yogic tradition, as well as perform site-specific sadhana specifically devised by Sadhguru to evolve one’s inner experience, appreciation, and understanding of the science of yoga.  Students will also have the rare opportunity to pilgrimage to some of South India’s most powerful sites, located in the nearby Velliangiri Mountains.

Yogic Principles and Lifestyle

Students will learn the principles of a yogic lifestyle, which will be reflected in their daily schedule and life at the Yoga Center.

Pancha Bhuta Aradhana

A powerful process of Bhuta Shuddhi, purification of the five elements, will be offered  to  participants  at  the  Dhyanalinga yogic temple on  a  specific  day  of  the month  known  as Shivarathri.

The qualities of each of the five elements are made accessible through a powerful process involving mantra (sound), yantra (form), tantra (technology), and sarvanga sadhana (using the human body as an instrument of worship). The material form of each element, along with its corresponding mantra and an elaborate series of movements, are designed to create a certain reverberation, thus harmonizing this element within the human system.

Diet

Students will learn about a conducive diet for practicing Hatha Yoga.  Beyond mere do’s and don’ts, the curriculum looks in depth at the effect of particular foods on the system and how different foods can support or restrict one’s physical and spiritual development.

Being a teacher

Class in Adiyogi Alayam

Teaching Methodology

A step‐by‐step methodology has been devised by Sadhguru for training teachers in organizing and conducting programs.

Planning Classes and Modules

Students will learn how to prepare more than 48 different modules, including 1‐day, 3‐day, 1‐week, 2‐week, and 1‐month modules, as well as drop-in classes.  Students will learn how to prescribe different modules based on participant needs, as well as receive real-life training on different class situations that may arise.

These formats offer the flexibility to teach ongoing Hatha Yoga sessions, individual yoga tutoring, and extended yoga workshops.  Designed by Sadhguru, these modules cover dimensions of Hatha Yoga that are not currently being taught anywhere else.

Other Features

Students can participate in:

Celebrations at  Isha Yoga Center

icon1 Powerful processes and spiritually significant occasions that take place at the   Dhyanalinga and Linga Bhairavi .
icon1 Festivals and celebrations at the Yoga Center, including Guru Pournami, Diwali, Dusshera, Krishna Jayanti, Karthike Deepam, and Sadhguru’s Enlightenment Celebration.
icon1 Basic and advanced Isha Yoga Programs conducted at the Center.
icon1 Rejuvenating therapies and massages at the Isha Rejuvenation Center.
icon1 Volunteering activities at the ashram, which will also help in shaping and maturing one’s attitudes.

isha Hatha Yoga Volunteering