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Dhvani Yoga Instructor Program Weekend Workshop Schedule 2017

Dhvani Yoga Instructor Program Curriculum Breakdown:

Students graduate with a solid base of the most commonly used safe asanas or postures. We breakdown asana practice and sequencing with Anatomy and Physiology integrated into the class discussion. Weekend workshops provide over 100 Hours in Techniques, Training and Practice in asana, pranayama, meditation, teaching methodologies and ethics, Mindfulness in Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Nada Yoga and Mantra Japa.

The last month of the program offers practicum workshops that give over 25 hours of practice teaching experience in asana, pranayama, meditation, Mindfulness, Bhakti Yoga, Nada Yoga and Mantra Japa. 

Yoga Alliance Educational Categories

Yoga Alliance’s minimum requirements for a 200-hour teacher training must be relevant to Yoga Alliance’s five Educational Categories as defined below:

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 75 hours

Teaching Methodology (TM) 15 hours

Anatomy & Physiology (AP) 10 hours

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE) 20 hours

Practicum 5 hours

 

Learning Objectives

Learn to teach basic asana/postures with knowledge of each posture’s benefits, modifications and identifying muscles being utilized.

Learn to practice and teach pranayama, mindfulness and meditation.

Learn to Practice and teach Nada Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Mantra Japa.

Learn about Yoga history, Raja Yoga & the 8 Limbs of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Trainees will gain over 25 hours in teaching experience in all aspects of Yoga instruction.

Dhvani Yoga Teacher Training Educational Categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) 80 hours

Teaching Methodology (TM) 30 hours

Anatomy & Physiology (AP) 20 hours

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE) 25 hours

Practicum 25 hours

 

 

2017 Summer Schedule

12 Weekends June 10th through August 27th 2017

Each 15 hour weekend workshop meets

Saturdays 11:00am - 6:00pm

Sundays 12:00pm- 6:00pm

Each of the weekend workshops provides 15 hour certificates for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits YACEC’s for YA Instructors needing CEU’s/CEC’s.

Optional Cleanse

During the twelves weeks, students can participate in an optional 30 Day Elimination Diet lead by Alana Grier and optional 10 Day Liver Cleanse lead by Rasa Lila, ND.

Required Books for 200 Hour Program:

The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I an Volume II by Ray Long  (Author), Chris Macivor (Illustrator)

Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith, Publisher Celestial Arts, Berkely CA

 

June 10th through July 2nd


 

Weekend One: Asana

Part One: Asana Training and Practice            

10 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Weekend One covers 10 hours of Asana Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP) and 5 hours of Anatomy and Physiology. During our first weekend we will explore the safest and most commonly used asanas (or postures) used in Hatha Yoga practice. The student will practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana including standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. Students will study the alignment maps for each of the five categories of asanas, how the poses in each category share a common foundation, and how to build upon this foundation.

Learning Objectives: Properly warming all muscle groups and joints, breath coordination with movement, natural alignment principles, applying basic anatomy and physiology principles to asana, healthy movement patterns and sequencing yoga postures.

Part Two: Asana Anatomy and Physiology 

5 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology

Learning Objectives: Natural alignment principles, applying basic anatomy and physiological principles to asana.

We begin to identify the muscles being utilized for each posture and explore the contraindications and modifications for each asana.

We practice safe asana sequencing with anatomy and physiology integrated into the class discussion. The first eight weeks of the program's regular practice of these postures will be assigned homework.

2 Hours AP Homework: Read the required text: Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith, Publisher Celestial Arts, Berkely CA. Due Weekend Five during class discussion.

2 Hours Homework: Students will choose 12-24 postures from the categories of asana that are beneficial for them. Each student will spend at least one hour developing a sequence for regular practice over the next 8 weeks. Students will submit their sequence in writing and review their plan with the class and instructor during weekend two. Students will practice their personalized sequence for at least 15 minutes once per week over the next month and submit a journal entry tracking their asana practice (Due Weekend Ten).

Required textbooks are "The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I an Volume II" by Ray Long.

 

Weekend Two: Mindfulness

Part One: Mindfulness Techniques, Training and Practice

10 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: Attitudinal foundations of Mindfulness Practice, breath and the relaxation response, walking meditation, listening with empathy, Body Scan and Progressive Relaxation.

We will focus on 10 hours of techniques, training and practice of Mindfulness, developed from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program by Jon Kabat- Zinn as well other evidence based stress reduction approaches.

Students will learn Mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, manage chronic pain and other conditions, and improve overall quality of life and relationships. Within these ten hours, we will become comfortable with basic mindfulness exercises regularly taught in MBSR.

Homework Due Weekend Two: Students will submit their sequence in writing and review plan with class and instructor.

2 Hours Homework: Students will practice Mindfulness techniques for at least a 30 minutes once per week over the next month (breaking time into 5 minute increments for a total of two hours is acceptable). Mindfulness techniques are outlined in homework handout and include: Mindfulness Check In; Qigong Practice, Breathing Practice, Mindful Eating, Forgiveness and Gratitude, Body Scan, Progressive Relaxation, and Walking Meditation. Students will submit a written journal tracking one month of Mindfulness Practice due Weekend Six.

Part Two: Mindfulness Yoga Philosophy

5 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Yoga non-violence principle of ahimsa; beginning meditation; Yoga Philosophy of Mindfulness and Ethics.

Mindfulness in Yoga covers five hours of Yoga Philosophy and Ethics. The origin of Mindfulness is Yogic practices and lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa). Students explore the origins of Mindfulness practices in ancient Yogic texts.

Weekend Three: Yoga History, Philosophy and Texts

15 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Knowledge of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Yoga history, classical texts including Vedas, The Upanishads, The Mahabharata, Yoga Sutras and Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, and The Hatha Yoga Pradikpa.

Yoga is older than many of the world religions but is not a religion in and of itself. Yoga is an ancient methodology that supports the practitioner in quieting the mind and experiencing inner peace. This class focuses on Yoga History and the 8 Limbs including; Yamas; Niyamas; Asana; Pranayama; Pratvahara; Dharana; Dhvana; and Samadhi. Students study the Yoga Sutras and learn the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).

Weekend Four: Nada Yoga and Mantra Japa

Part One: Nada Yoga and Mantra Japa Yoga Philosophy

5 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Understanding Nada Yoga philosophy, using chanting to connect with the breath and focus the mind, and deepen meditation practice through mantra japa.

For thousands of years Yoga practitioners have understood the profound effect that sound has on our well-being. Yoga has a long history of applying sound to reduce stress, maintain health, and invoke spiritual awakenings. Practicing the art of mantra japa and Nada Yoga or “the union through sound” is a rewarding practice. Students will learn to chant Sanskrit mantras and chants, how to listen more deeply, utilize chanting as a foundation for pranayama and meditation practices, and learn basic sound healing techniques to balance the Chakras including using the voice, tuning forks, chimes and musical instruments.

Part Two: Nada Yoga Techniques, Training and Practice 

10 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: Understanding sound frequencies using chanting to connect with the breath and focus the mind, connecting one’s individual spiritual influences into a personal practice, deepening meditation practice through mantra japa, and using music for health and wellness.

Students will learn to chant Sanskrit mantras, listen more deeply, utilize chanting as a foundation for pranayama and meditation practices and will learn basic sound healing techniques to balance the Chakras - including using the voice, tuning forks and instruments.

2 Hours Homework: Students will practice Nada Yoga scales or mantra japa for at least a 15 minutes twice a week over the next month (breaking time into 5 minute increments for a total of two hours is acceptable). Students will submit a written journal tracking one month of Nada/Mantra Japa Practice due Weekend Eight.

July 8th through July 30th

Weekend Five : Anatomy and Physiology

Part One: Anatomy and Physiology

10 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology

Learning Objectives: human physical anatomy and physiology, energy anatomy and physiology, chakras and nadis (meridians) application to yoga practice, contraindications For Yoga/Asana Practice, potentially dangerous yoga postures and healthy movement patterns.

This Weekend focuses on the anatomy and physiology of movement. We will examine the contraindications for Yoga/Asana practice, spend five hours of study on all body systems, gain fundamental understanding of health conditions, injuries and disabilities that have asana contraindications to consider. Five hours of class time is spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to Yoga including asana, pranayama, sitting, and vocalizing. Homework Due: 2 Hours reading the required text: Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith.

Part Two: Asana Teaching Practicum

5 Hours of Teaching Practicum

Learning Objectives: Postural assessments, contraindications for asana and using modifications, health conditions to watch out for and the use of props.

We begin our practicum hours in our fifth week with postural assessments, modifications and sequencing for different conditions. Students will practice one on one interviewing skills and conduct and client intakes. We will discuss health conditions that can be impacted negatively or positively by various Yoga practices and cover how to use props to make postures more accessible to students. Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 contact hours of practice teaching as the lead instructor in the practicum category. The practice teaching requirement does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback. This weekend we will plan a course of action for each student to practice teach over the last month of the training.

Weekend Six Teaching Methodologies and Business Practices

Part One: Teaching Methodologies & Business Practices

10 Hours of Teaching Methodologies

Learning Objectives: Communication skills; group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries, addressing specific needs of individuals and special populations, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, teaching styles, and the student learning process.

This weekend focuses teaching methodologies and the business aspects of teaching yoga with four contact hours that will be spent specifically on the business aspects of yoga.

Students learn to safely design yoga sequences for a variety of populations with clear guidelines for adapting postures. Students learn teaching and communication skills including cuing and how to address the specific needs of different individuals, practice the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting and explore the qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process. We find our learning modalities, identifying your dominant style, and learn how to teach based on others’ learning styles.

Homework Due Weekend Six: Submit a written journal tracking one month of Mindfulness Practice due Weekend Six and discuss with class. Submit the teacher evaluations from Weekend Five.

2 Hours Homework: Research Paper on Career Pathway for Yoga Instructors: Students will fill out the business plan handout and research an individual career path as a Yoga Instructor. Students will submit the research paper on their career pathway for Yoga instructors due Weekend Seven.

Outline covers: Developing a resume; Yoga Certification, Yoga Alliance, First aid CPR/AED card, insurance, payments, referrals with other health care professionals; Teaching Group Classes and/or One-to-One.

Students review documentation they may need including: sign in sheets, liability waivers, intake questionnaire, contact info, health history and legal obligations that come with HIPPA/personal health information.

Outline also covers marketing plan using: flyers, business cards, website, news articles, radio, and video promotion.

Part Two: Teaching Methodologies Practicum

5 Hours of Teaching Practicum

Learning Objectives: Practice sequencing, communication skills, group dynamics, group management, the establishment of priorities and boundaries, addressing specific needs of individuals and special populations, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, teaching styles, and the student learning process.

Students practice designing safe yoga sequences for a variety of populations with clear guidelines for adapting postures. This course encourages students to better articulate, analyze, and develop practices for various structural and functional issues. Emphasis will be on properly executed asanas, vinyasa karma (sequencing) and adaptation as well as the use of sound and pranayama, and the process of meditation. Students will practice communication and professionalism with practice intake sessions for one on one Yoga and group classes.

 

Weekend Seven Pranayama

Part One: Pranayama Yoga Philosophy

3 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Yoga philosophies and traditional texts on pranayama including: Yoga Sutras; Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

From an ancient Yogic perspective we explore Pranayama.The Hatha Yoga Pradipika states: “When breathing is disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining the breathing, the Yogi achieves steadiness of mind.” Pranayama is derived from the Sanskrit words prana (pra: first unit; na: energy), ayama (expansion or manifestation and control). According to yoga philosophy prana is the infinite, all-pervading energy of the universe and all the diverse forms of this universe are sustained by it. We study required texts: The Yoga Sutras on Pranayama and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Part Two: Pranayama Techniques, Training and Practice

10 Hours of  Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: How to breath; Top 10 basic Pranayama exercises, relaxation response and breathing; safety in Pranayama practice, observing others teaching.

Pranayama is the science which imparts knowledge related to the cultivation and control of prana in the body primarily via the breath. In this class we learn about the benefits of breathing and proper breathing techniques, practice the most common Pranayama techniques and learn the fundamentals of safe breathing practice.

Homework Due Weekend Seven: Students will submit the Research Paper on Career Pathway for Yoga Instructors and share with class.

2 hours homework: Students will practice pranayama exercises for at least a 15 min once a week over the next month and submit a written journal tracking one month of pranayama practice due Weekend Eight.

Students will observe at least one teacher outside of the RYS Teacher Training Program over the next month and evaluate the instructor’s ability to cue students through pranayama. Students will submit written evaluation on Weekend Eleven.

Part Three: Pranayama Teaching Methodologies

2 Hours of Teaching Methodology

Learning Objectives: Become comfortable cueing breathing practice as the lead instructor, receive and give feedback on teaching, observe others teaching, chanting practice and contraindications for Pranayama.

Students learn teaching methodologies for teaching pranayama. Students practice teaching pranayama for a minimum of 15 minutes each and explore teaching methodologies for chanting.

 

Weekend Eight Meditation

Part One: Meditation Yoga Philosophy

3 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Knowledge of Inner limbs, meditation, Pratyahara - withdrawing the senses, Dharana - fixing the attention, Dhyana - sustained concentration; and Samadhi - deep absorption and the stages of meditation.

We review the prerequisites to meditation according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, and Pranayama. Using ancient mantra japa - chanting of Om as taught by Patanjali to deepen practice. Students experience the stages of attention and the Inner limbs of Pratyahara (withdrawing the senses), Dharana (fixing the attention), Dhyana (sustained concentration) and Samadhi (deep absorption).

Part Two:Meditation Techniques, Training and Practice

10 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: The main styles of meditation including focused attention (Concentration), mindfulness (open monitoring), effortless transcending, guided meditations, progressive relaxation, Self-hypnosis, Metta Meditation (loving-kindness), Qigong (Chi Gong), and walking meditation.

This course covers techniques, training and practice in meditation, a practice that involves focusing attention inwards. The focus of inward attention could be on a mantra, the breathing process (inhalation and exhalation), a vision, an emotion, an area of the body, or even someone else. This weekend covers an introduction to integrating mindfulness and meditation practices into our daily lives. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Students are given a variety of tools to deepen their meditation practice.

Homework Due Weekend Eight: Students will submit a written journal tracking one month of Nada/Mantra Japa Practice.

2 Hours Homework: Students will practice meditation exercises for at least a 15 min once a week over the next month and submit a journal tracking practice due Week Twelve.

Students will observe at least one teacher outside of the RYS Teacher Training Program over the next week and evaluate the instructor’s ability to cue students through meditation. Students will submit a written evaluation on Weekend Nine.

Part Three: Meditation Teaching Methodologies

2 Hours of Teaching Methodologies

Learning Objectives: Teaching meditation practice, observation, assisting and correcting, qualities of a teacher, teaching styles, observation, assisting and correcting, qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process.

Students learn to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations when it comes to meditation, learn principles of practice by observing others teaching, spend at least 10 minutes each practice teaching as the lead instructor, receive and give feedback and observe each other teaching.

 

August 5th through August 27th

Weekend Nine Asana Flow Instruction

Part One: Asana Flow Techniques, Training and Practice

10 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: Knowledge of anatomy of movement; components of a safe Yoga practice; potentially dangerous Yoga Postures; and contraindications for Asana.

Over the last four weeks of the program we focus on regular practice teaching in a supportive environment. This weekend we revisit the 50 basic asanas we learned in weekend one with a focus on teaching practice. With the regular practice of these postures over the last eight weeks as part of the program homework, we are now ready to teach the asanas. Anatomy and Physiology is integrated into the class discussion. We revise the sequences done as homework from Weekend Five. Homework Due Weekend Nine: Students will submit a written evaluation from observing at least one teacher outside of the RYS Teacher Training Program, evaluating the instructor’s ability to cue students through meditation. 2 Hours Homework: Students will develop a 30 minute sequence or practice for a specific issue using sanskrit names, knowing contraindications and benefits of pose as well as offering modifications and the use of props where needed for their final. Each student will teach a 30 minute sequences, pranayama and or mediation as their final exam with the goal of building self confidence and experience as a teacher during Weekend Eleven.

Part Two: Asana Flow Instruction Practicum

3 Hours of Teaching Practicum

Learning Objectives: Become comfortable working one on one with students by implementing a sequence designed from intake session weekend 5. Receive feedback from teacher and partner.

Over the last four weeks of the program we focus on regular practice teaching in a supportive environment. Each trainee will spend 5 Contact Hours of practice teaching as the lead instructor during the final 4 weekends of the program. These Practicum hours do not include assisting, observing or giving feedback. We schedule out these teaching hours in Weekend Five “Asana Teaching Practicum.” Students work with same partners from the intake practicum from Weekend Five. Students will practice teach the sequence developed from intake session practicum Weekend Five homework. Homework Due Weekend Nine: 30 minute sequence for partner from intake session practicum taking into consideration the postural analysis and intake questionnaire. Spend at least one hour practice teaching before weekend nine. *Students will practice teach this sequence for 30 minutes each, one on one with same partner in the practicum for weekend nine.

 

Weekend Ten Asana Individual and Group

Part One: Asana Instruction Techniques, Training & Practice

5 Hours of Techniques, Training & Practice

Learning Objectives: Making asana available to more populations by looking at ways to modify Asana practices. Create sequence with smooth progression, Show alternative movements for those with limited ROM; identify muscles being utilized; demonstrate proper alignment; watch students more than practice.

Asana Instruction Techniques, Training and Practice. Building on cueing skills and teaching styles. Cuing students to breath regularly. Know which postures promote strength, increase flexibility, improve balance, increase energy, promote stress reduction and are safe for every body. Know benefits of the poses and how to properly warm up all muscle groups and joints. Homework Due: Students will submit the sequence of 12-24 postures from the categories of asana that they developed from Weekend One along with the journal tracking asana practice for at least a 15 minutes once a week over the last eight weeks and share with class how this asana practice has been for them. 2 Hours Homework: Students will develop a 30 minute sequence and practice for a specific issue using sanskrit names, knowing contraindications and benefits of pose as well as offering modifications and the use of props where needed for their final.

Part Two: Asana Individual and Group Instruction Practicum

10 Hours of Teaching Practicum

Learning Objectives: Students gain experience and confidence in: teaching asana; group facilitation skills; communication skills; and cuing. Students learn to keep the focus on their students.

This ten hour practicum is divided up between students spending time practice group teaching. Each student will have a total of 2 Contact Hours of practice teaching as the lead teacher under the supervision of RYS faculty. By now students are leading the workshop knowing each postures benefits. Students can suggests modifications as needed. Students warm up all muscle groups and joints, Use safety cues and modifications, identifying muscles being utilized. Concentrating on the breath and stressing the importance “feeling comfortable in the pose”. Students practice giving general corrections verbally without singling out a student. If needed, trainees attend to a student while keeping the group in flow with the practice and suggests modifications for injured participants. This course encourages students to better articulate, analyze, and develop practices for various structural and functional issues. Emphasis will be on properly executed asanas, vinyasa karma (sequencing) and adaptation as well as the use of sound and pranayama, and the process of meditation.

 

Weekend Eleven Yoga Instructor Professionalism

Part One: Yoga Instructor Yoga Philosophy and Ethics

3 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics Ethical Principles of Yoga Teachers, Avoiding Harm (Ahimsa), Adhere to the traditional yoga principles of yamas and niyamas and the ethics of touch.

We cover three hours of ethical principles of Yoga Instructors from Yoga Philosophy including avoiding harm (Ahimsa). Students apply the Yamas and Niyamas of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as well as traditional yoga ethics and principles to their professional ethics involved in becoming a yoga teacher including the ethics of touch.

Part Two: Yoga Instructor Professionalism

2 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: Students can articulate AP as it relates to the fifty basic asana and their students conditions. Understand Contraindications for Yoga/Asana Practice, understand the components of a safe asana practice, avoid potentially dangerous Yoga postures and have modifications and props ready, continue Anatomy and Physiology education plan.

Human physical anatomy and physiology revisited in asana teaching, pranayam and meditation. Students review benefits and contraindications of asana, healthy movement patterns and teaching methodologies. Students develop a resource data base from required textbooks to suggested websites for further research in teaching asana to different populations. Homework Due Weekend Eleven: Students will submit a written evaluation after observing at least one teacher outside of the RYS Teacher Training Program, evaluating the instructor’s ability to cue students through pranayama and discuss with class.

Part Three: Yoga Instructor Methodologies and Ethics

10 Hours of Teaching Methodologies

Learning Objectives: Student-teacher relationships, maintaining competency, staying within “Scope of Practice”, cooperation with other health professionals, and referrals.

This weekend focusses on Yoga Instructor professionalism. Students review the different approaches, techniques, philosophies, and methods of teaching yoga. We explore the student-teacher relationship, maintaining competency, staying within “Scope of Practice”.

Students learn to avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment and to respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all students. Students are taught engagement techniques that encourage diversity by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. We review all local government and national laws that pertain to Yoga teaching and business.

Homework Due Weekend Eleven: Students will submit a written evaluation after observing at least one teacher outside of the RYS Teacher Training Program, evaluating the instructor’s ability to cue students through pranayama and submit a pranayma practice journal tracking 60 minutes of practice over last month.

Final Project: Students will practice teach an up to 30 minute sequence or practice for a specific issue using sanskrit names, knowing contraindications and benefits of pose as well as offering modifications and the use of props where needed for their final.

 

Weekend Twelve Bhakti Yoga Techniques, Training and Practice

Part One: Bhakti Yoga Techniques, Training and Practice

12 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice

Learning Objectives: Forgiveness and gratitude practices, meditation practice through sound and gratitude, practice teaching experience in Bhakti Yoga, Nada Yoga or Mantra Japa.

This last of the twelve weekends is our celebration with Bhakti Yoga! We will explore the potential of sound through singing, chanting and silence. We will work with practical techniques which can be used in daily life. This workshop focusses on using music for health and well being. This is the final practicum opportunity with two hours of practice teaching experience in Bhakti Yoga, Nada Yoga or Mantra Japa. Homework Due Weekend Twelve Students will submit a journal tracking meditation practice for at least a 15 min once a week over the last month beginning in Weekend Eight.

Part Two: Bhakti Yoga Philosophy

3 Hours of Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

Learning Objectives: Knowledge of Bhakti Yoga history, deepening meditation practice through mantra japa, understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva); experiencing traditional bhakti ashram.

Students learn to chant Sanskrit mantras and discover the devotional approach of Bhakti yoga. We practice Kirtan with a selection of interspiritual chants/songs through call and response chanting. Students learn the value of being of service to others through yoga (seva). Student visit Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple Sunday for 11 am Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa; followed by aarti and prasad.

 

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