Yoga Therapy Training Level 2 - Yoga Psychology

This 12 days course offers a good understanding about the human mind and its connection with the material world, our body and soul. It deals with the knowledge spread over many Vedic scriptures of ancient India. As the Mind itself is an instrument of endless information and knowledge, even the Encyclopaedia Britannica would have not been sufficient in describing it and its functions. But what we can cover in 5 days is an insight into the mysteries of the mind that Rishis (the wisemen) were able to see and describe. The knowledge of mind is present in all aspects of life – yoga, ayurveda, music, dance, rituals, economics, social life or politics – and all such disciplines deal with the concept of mind only. This course is an attempt to collect this dissipated knowledge about mind and put it into a structure which is understandable for the modern mind. While the modern psychology starts its inquiry about the Mind from the aspect of the physical body, the yoga psychology mentions the Soul first. The objective of this course is not to compare yoga and western psychology and point out the differences but rather to present yoga psychology as a complete functional psychological approach. Suitable for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, psychologists, holistic therapists, and healers.

Curriculum

Daily practices

There will be daily asana, pranayama, meditation and karma yoga practices other than the lectures and course topics.

Mantra

Learning to recite Vedic mantra and Bhagavad Gita.

Scriptures based in teaching

The knowledge of yoga psychology is spread into various scriptures. Some portion of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga sutra will be taught with interpretation in the course.

Homa and Puja

Homa and puja will be performed by traditional Brahmin priests.

Daily schedule:

6:00 to 7h: pranayama and meditation (25 Min. sitting meditation, 20 Min. walking meditation)

7:15: Tea

08 – 9:45h: yoga class

10:15h: brunch

10:45 – 11:30h seva

13:00h tea and snacks

14 – 16h lecture

16 – 18h free time
18:15h dinner

19:30 – 21:00h meditation, chanting or story-time

Off Day

There is one day off in a week. Students are required to attend morning and evening satsangs and to complete their karma yoga duties. The rest of the day is free for their personal study and activities. A day trip may be organized on request at additional payment.

Attendance

Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Don’t let your likes and dislikes affect your commitent to the course. Slight changes in the program may occur.

Assessment and Certification

The students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. The final result will be based on internal assessment, attendance and the final exam.

Prerequisite

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, students of Indian or western psychology, students of Indian/Vedic culture or others with interest in Vedic psychology are eligible to attend this course. Some basic knowledge about Indian culture, yoga or Vedic culture is an advantage, but not mandatory, for a better understanding of the subject. An open mind is necessary to follow this knowledge to the people who educated in modern system.

PLEASE NOTE: The teaching and schedule will be in a traditional Indian Gurukula system which may be different from what you have learned until now. All participants should be physically and mentally fit when joining the course in order to be able to feel and experience the wisdom of the ancient science of yoga.

Following the ashram rules as well as respect the local culture is mandatory.

Course donations are non-refundable, however any unused amount may be transferred, minus an administration fee of € 100, to another course within one year of the original course starting date.

Arrival day: Friday, 30 November 2018

Start of the course: 3pm on 1 December

please arrive latest by 5 pm on the 30th, you are welcome to book your stay 1 day prior to the beginning of the course to enjoy the serene atmosphere, get accustomed to the climate or to recover from your jet lag. (additional cost of 1.000 INR per night applies)

End of the course: Wednesday, 12 December at 9pm

Course fee: EARLY BIRD discount 690€ until 31 March 2018, 750€ thereafter incl. food & accommodation and all yoga classes.

Non-refundable deposit of 100€ is due upon registration.

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