Asana , Pranayama , Dhyana
The practice of different modules of asana, pranayama and dhyana together with
- the principles of course design, i.e., preparation, counterpose, rest, vinyasa krama (principle of gradual progression)
- the classical form for each asana
- the modifications for each asana to cater to different limitations
- an understanding of the different areas worked in each asana (theory and practice)
- the role of the breath and the different ways it is used in asana and pranayama
- an understanding of the work done in the light of the principles of Ayurveda.
Yoga Sutra study
- an overview of all the 4 chapters
- a detailed study of Chapter I (yoga theory) and Chapter II (yoga practice)
- Chanting of Chapter I and II
- Stories that help illustrate the principles outlined in the YS
- Exploration of the sutras with reference to personal experiences
- Study of the role of the breath in healing and therapy as pioneered by T.Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar
- The role of chanting as a therapeutic tool which has once again been pioneered by these two great teachers
- The study and understanding of different conditions requiring therapy in the context of Ayurveda and the cumulative experience acquired from the exposure to such conditions when studying under T.K.V. Desikachar
The program would require the presence of the participant in Chennai for 60 days. These 60 days could be done at a stretch or in two or three blocks within 12 months.
The cost for the 2-month program is USD 4000 per participant.
This includes the 300 hours of training, accommodation in a twin sharing room, all meals, laundry, and airport pick up and drop.