Upcoming Course titled YOGA-360 by Nrithya Jagannathan

INDICA YOGA

In Association With

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram

Presents

A 2-Credit Certified Course titled

Yoga-360:  An in-depth immersion into the philosophy, practice & application of Yoga’

from 13thJanuary, 2021 to 14th April, 2021.

About INDICA YOGA

Indica Yoga is platform that offers diverse and inclusive Yoga that is authentic, immersive and transformative. We believe practice of Hatha Yoga is an important first step towards Well-being & Liberation. In addition to Asanas one's practice has to include Mantras & Mindfulness, Sanskrit & Shastras. Such a practice when combined with the science of Ayurveda and the wisdom of Vedanta brings about a complete transformation. We call this approach Asana+. Our Asana+ programs include talks, workshops, courses, retreats and festivals.

About KYM

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (ISO 9001:2015) is a world renowned centre for Yoga Therapy and Yoga Studies founded in 1976 by Sri TKV Desikachar, son and student of legendary Yogi Sri T Krishnamacharya. Recognized as a Leading Yoga Institute by the Yoga Certification Board (under MDNIY), the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram is known for its one-on-one Yoga therapy interventions in the management of many illnesses. The KYM also offers intensive yoga teacher and yoga therapist training coursesapart from short-term programmes on a range of topics as well as options for personalized learning. The integration of the key teachings of the Yogasutra into the KYM teaching methodology is a unique hallmark of the KYM approach. The course conducted by the KYM is known for the high standards of teaching as well as for their adherence to authenticity of the tradition.

About the Course

Yoga is today a hugely popular discipline that has caught the fancy of millions across the world. While including practices of movements (asana-s) that are known to confer a wide range of health benefits, Yoga is more than just asana.

As a philosophy, Yoga holds its own with the ancient darsana-s, offering serious practitioners a viable pathway towards meditation and eventually, the means to kaivalyam. As a science of the mind, Yoga philosophy offers extremely insightful methods to understand both the limitations and the immense potentials of the human mind and also, shows us in a very pragmatic manner how to overcome these limitations in order to empower oneself from within. As a practice, Yoga integrates asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, nyasam, mantra, bhavana, dhyanam and more, giving practitioners an array of powerful tools that address all the dimensions of the human system. From the perspective of a working professional, Yoga also offers powerful approaches to improve concentration, attention span and memory, thereby enhancing both efficiency and effectiveness.

This 30-hour course will offer a 360-degree perspective of multiple facets of Yoga as a philosophy, as a practice, as a system of health and healing and also as a science of the mind. Further, this course will explore the core principles behind the practice of Yoga. At the same time, it would provide a broad overview of the content covered at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram's teacher training courses. The course is primarily designed to integrate the philosophy of the Patanjali's 'Yogasutra with practical lived experiences and correlate how and why the tools of Yoga are relevant in this day and time.

For Whom?

It is open to all who seek to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Yoga tradition. It is specially designed for the benefit of:

  • Yoga Teachers & Students
  • Yoga Therapists
  • All Yoga enthusiasts

Curriculum outline

Core areas covered will include:

  • The history and evolution of Yoga and why Yoga continues to be relevant
  • An overview of the fundamental Vedic principles underlying the study and practice of Yoga
  • An overview of core teachings of the Yoga sutra (covering essential aspects of all four chapters of the text)
  • Fundamental principles behind the practice of asana, pranayama and dhyanam
  • Fundamentals of yoga practice design (course planning)
  • Application of the tools of Yoga
  • Guided practices of asana, pranayama and dhyanam

Students of this course will

  • Acquire a broad understanding of all four chapters of the Yogasutra and its core teachings, with specific emphasis on the insights given by Sri T Krishnamacharya and Sri TKV Desikachar.
  • Acquire a broader perspective of Yoga beyond asanas.
  • Understand the KYM approach to integrating the philosophy and practice of Yoga.
  • Understand the fundamentals of course planning and the application of the tools of Yoga
  • Learn about significant contributions of Sri T Krishnamacharya and Sri TKV Desikachar in adapting the practice of yoga to suit individual needs
  • Learn to integrate these teachings in their day to day living

Course Includes

  • 14 Live, Interactive Zoom Sessions
  • 2 additional dedicated QA Sessions
  • Access to recorded sessions
  • Suggested Course Readings
  • 30 Yoga Alliance CE Credits
  • Certificate upon successful completion

Duration: A 2-credit (30 hrs) programme delivered over 1 Trimester from January 2021 to April, 2021.

Session details:

  • 1hr 30 mins Live session with faculty every Wednesday between 6.30 to 8.00 PM IST (one session per week)
  • 2 QA sessions

Course Dates:

  • January dates: 13*, 20, 27
  • February dates:03, 10, 17, 24
  • March dates:03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • April dates: 7, 14

* Orientation Session

Session Recordings: Access to the recordings of all sessions will be provided

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Medium of Instruction: English

Assessment& Certification: Essay to be submitted at the end of the course for successful completion and certification.

CE with Yoga Alliance: This is a bonus for all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) with Yoga Alliance as this course is eligible for 30 (non-contact) CE hours of Yoga Alliance.

Course Fee: Rs 7,500/- For Indian Residents & USD 125/- for International Students

Early Bird Offer: Rs 6,000/- & USD 110 (respectively) for registrations up to 25th December

Last Date for Registration: 03January, 2021. Prior registration compulsory to attend the course.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PLaCsuufKp81mdaYauBCN3sbFC1O3v_R8EmQ7RLuXcQ/edit

Payment Link: Will be sent to all registered participants.

Course Instructors

Smt. Nrithya Jagannathan, Chief Faculty

This course will be conducted by Nrithya Jagannathan, Director, KYM Institute of Yoga Studies, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, a student of Sri TKV Desikachar with over 18 years of experience. Nrithya Jagannathan is also the Editor-in-chief of KYM’s quarterly e-journal on Yoga and Yoga Cikitsa. A life member of the Indian Yoga Association, Nrithya is a member of the Standing Academic Accreditation committee of the Indian Yoga Association as well. She has traveled extensively representing the KYM at numerous events/seminars/workshops across the world.

Nrithya is trained in Vedic chanting as well. She is C-IAYT as well as ERYT-500 and YACEP. She is also Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer, with many awards to her credit.

Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy

Dr. Vinayachandra is the Director of Indica Yoga, a platform that offers authentic, immersive and transformative yoga experiences across the world. He holds a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, besides Masters’ in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology. Vinayachandra is a dedicated teacher who travels across the world conducting courses, lectures and workshops on a unique blend of Yoga, Psychology and Sanskrit. His publications include a report on Standardization of Yoga Terminologies for WHO; a book co-edited with Dr. Anuradha Choudry titled ‘Perspectives on Indian Psychology’, published by Jain University Press, another book co-authored titled ‘Happiness: Indic Perspectives’, published by Development Foundation, besides a few articles, papers, booklets on Yoga, Indian Psychology, Culture and Spirituality.

Dr. Anuradha Choudry

Dr. Anuradha is a guest faculty at Indica Yoga. She is currently working as a joint Faculty at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and at the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. A multilingual Sanskritist, she works in the areas of Indian/Yoga Psychology, Philosophy and Culture and travels across the world to deliver lectures and conduct workshops on these topics for national and international organisations and events including the Annual Yoga Congress organised by the European Union of Yoga in Zinal, Switzerland. She has published in various journals and has co-edited and co-authored books titled 'Perspectives on Indian Psychology;' and 'Happiness: Indian Perspectives'; respectively along with Dr. Vinayachandra B. K. Last year, she was the recipient of the Excellent Young Teacher Award at IIT Kharagpur.

For more details and early bird offer please write to us at namaste@indicayoga.com with the course code ‘Yoga 360’ in the subject line.

 

Essentials of Yoga Tradition and Philosophy

A 2-Credit Certified Course on

Essentials of Yoga Tradition & Philosophy

15th October, 2020 to 14th January, 2021

About Indica Yoga

We are a platform that offers diverse and inclusive Yoga that is authentic, immersive and transformative. We believe practice of Hatha Yoga is an important first step towards Well-being & Liberation. In addition to Asanas one's practice has to include Mantras & Mindfulness, Sanskrit & Shastras. Such a practice when combined with the science of Ayurveda and the wisdom of Vedanta brings about a complete transformation. We call this approach Asana+. Our Asana+ programs include talks, workshops, courses, retreats and festivals.

Why a course on Essentials of Yoga Tradition & Philosophy?

In the context of the ever-increasing popularity of Yoga in a globalized world, the need to revisit the fundamental teachings of Yoga Philosophy becomes imperative to preserve the authenticity of the tradition and the integrity ofits deep transformative practices.

Keeping in tune with Indica Yogas commitment to uphold authentic, immersive and transformative Yoga teachings and experiences, this course on Essentials of Yoga Tradition & Philosophy has been specially designed by the best of scholar-practitioner-teachers from India and the world focusing on the quintessential aspects of the Yoga tradition its origins, evolution, texts, practices, complimentary systems and contemporary discourses.

For Whom?

It is open to all who seek to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Yoga tradition. It is specially designed for the benefit of:

  • Yoga Teachers & Students
  • Yoga Therapists
  • All Yoga enthusiasts
Curriculum outline
  • History of Yoga
  • Etymology & Definitions of Yoga
  • Overview of texts Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjalis Yogasutra & Hathayogapradipika
  • Schools and streams of Yoga
  • Life & teachings of modern spiritual masters
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Introduction to 6 philosophical systems (Shad-darshanas)
  • Introduction to the Complimentary systems of Ayurveda & Vedanta
  • Modern discourses on Yoga
  • Current research in Yoga
Students of this course will
  • Learn to appreciate the origin and development of Yogic thought and practices from ancient to current times
  • Be able understand and engage with the seminal texts of the tradition in their original form
  • Be able to trace the evolution Yoga philosophy from Vedic, Tantric and other important sources
  • Understand the core concepts and frameworks of Dharma, Karma, Purushartha, Triguana, Sharira, Prana, Kosha and Shad-darshanas which are integral to the Yoga tradition
  • Learn to appreciate the need and importance of Sanskrit in getting to the roots of the philosophical concepts and practices
  • Understand the different approaches, lineages, schools and practices which are part of the greater tradition of Yoga
  • Understand the relationship of Yoga with pluralistic traditions and mono-theistic religions
  • Acquire a broader perspective of Yoga beyond postures
  • Become familiar with Yoga psychology as a pathway to self-knowledge and transformation
  • Learn to integrate these teachings in their day to day living
Course Includes
  • 14 Live, Interactive Zoom Sessions
  • 2 additional dedicated QA Sessions
  • Access to recorded sessions
  • Suggested Course Readings
  • 30 Yoga Alliance CE Credits
  • Certificate upon successful completion

Duration: A 2 credit (30 hrs) program delivered over 1 Trimester from October 2020 to January 2021.

Session details:
  • 1hr 30 mins Live session with faculty every Thursday between6.30 to 8.00 PM IST (one session per week)
  • 3 QA Sessions: Saturdays 31stOctober; 28thNovember & 19thJanuary between 6.30 8 PM IST
Course Dates:
  • October: 15*, 22, 29
  • November: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • December: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Jan, 2020 7, 14

* Orientation Session

Attendance: 60% attendance compulsory for certification

Session Recordings: Access to the recordings of all sessions will be provided

Platform:Zoom Webinar

Medium of Instruction: English

Assessment & Certification: Essay to be submitted at the end of the course for successful completion and certification.

CE with Yoga Alliance: This is an additional benefit for all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) with Yoga Alliance as this course is eligible for 30 (non-contact) CE hours of Yoga Alliance.

Course Fee: Rs 6,500/- For Indian Residents & USD 100/- for International Students

Early Bird Offer: Rs 5,000/- and USD 90/- respectively for registrations upto 4thOctober

Last Date for Registration: 12thOctober, 2020. Prior registration compulsory to attend the course.

Registration:https://forms.gle/HkVQYcqJ4Y5RwLj48
Payment Links:Will be provided in the mail.
Course Instructors
Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy

Dr. Vinayachandra is the Director of Indica Yoga, a platform that offers authentic, immersive and transformative yoga experiences across the world. He holds a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, besides Masters in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology. Vinayachandra is a dedicated teacher who travels across the world conducting courses, lectures and workshops on a unique blend of Yoga, Psychology and Sanskrit. His publications include a report on Standardization of Yoga Terminologies for WHO; a book co-edited with Dr. Anuradha Choudry titled Perspectives on Indian Psychology, published by Jain University Press, another book co-authored titled Happiness: Indic Perspectives, published by Development Foundation, besides a few articles, papers, booklets on Yoga, Indian Psychology, Culture and Spirituality.

Dr. Anuradha Choudry

Dr. Anuradha is aguest faculty at Indica Yoga. She is currently working asa joint Faculty at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and at the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. A multilingual Sanskritist, she works in the areas of Indian/Yoga Psychology, Philosophy and Culture and travels across the world to deliver lectures and conduct workshops on these topics for national and international organisations and events including the Annual Yoga Congress organised by the European Union of Yoga in Zinal, Switzerland. She has published in various journals and has co-edited and co-authored books titled 'Perspectives on Indian Psychology;' and 'Happiness: Indian Perspectives'; respectively along with Dr. Vinayachandra B. K. Last year, she was the recipient of the Excellent Young Teacher Award at IIT Kharagpur.

For more detailsand early bird offer please write to us at namaste@indicayoga.comwith the course code EYTP in the subject line.