What makes this course unique?
There is no shortage on the Internet of Yoga and Ayurveda courses, many of which are no doubt of excellent quality, but by their very nature they tend to be uni-directional. Those who pass through can take with them a Yoga teacher’s qualification or a degree in Ayurveda and this can lead to a job for life. The Yatan Yoga course, however, does not attempt to compete with any other course already available; in fact, it goes much further.
Since my early years I have been absorbed in the study of Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Astrology and Naturopathy. As I delved deeper into each of these practices I came to realise how each one complements the others, and it soon became clear that in combination they could provide a complete blueprint for a totally healthy life – physically, mentally and spiritually. No single practice, taken in isolation, could possibly offer such a promise. In this way my brainchild, Yatan Yoga, came into being and I was inspired to set up the Yatan Holistic Ayurvedic Centre.
The Centre has enjoyed great success and gained a loyal following from people who are much more interested in maintaining permanent good health through a preventive approach, than in treating illness after it has arisen.
I feel that it is now time to pass on my experience to society, and what better way than to teach others?
What are the benefits to be gained from this course and who can take part?
This is not a degree course, although everybody who achieves a satisfactory standard in their assignments will receive a certificate at the end. It is designed to be of benefit to anyone, from an individual who simply wishes to change their life for the better to an experienced Yoga teacher or other qualified health practitioner such as a herbalist or naturopath who would like to acquire a broader perspective of good health. Anyone who completes the course successfully will be in a powerful position to help others, even if only family and friends, to achieve greater wellness. You may of course progress to studying for a degree in the subject, when the practical experience gained will be of enormous value.
What materials are required?
The two books, ‘Yatan Yoga’ and ‘Yatan Yoga Therapy’ between them contain all the information that is required to complete the course. The coursework is predominantly practical and focuses strongly on case studies so before embarking on the course we would ask you to be prepared with nine volunteers, split into three groups of three. For the purpose of the assignments we will refer to these as Groups A, B and C. For Group A look for individuals of completely differing constitutional types, for Group B people with very different occupations, and for Group C volunteers who are suffering with varying chronic health conditions. Although it would be possible for any one volunteer to belong to more than one group it would be preferable in the interest of experience to avoid such overlap.
What is the timetable?
The course is designed to be completed within 9 months (1 month between each assignment) but you may wish to return your work more quickly. As soon as a completed assignment is received it will be assessed and the next instalment will be forwarded to you. If your circumstances make it difficult to complete the course in the suggested timeframe you can request an extension.
Is there any backup after the course is completed?
After completion of the course and receipt of the certificate participants will always be able to contact us online with questions or for advice on specific issues.
Does the course qualify for CPD?
As participants will vary widely in the time they spend on studying for this course, depending on their ultimate objectives, it would not be practicable to specify a number of CPD hours. We would therefore ask you to maintain a record of time spent on reading, writing and case studies so that this can be registered and verified on your certificate at the end of the course.
What is the fee for the course and what does it include?
The fee for the training course is $900 AUD.
The fee for the course material ( 2 books as above in hard copy) is $130 AUD plus Postage & Packing.
The fee for the optional but strongly recommended Yoga kit is $170 AUD plus Postage & Packing.
Why do we recommend the Yoga kit to course students?
I have developed this kit over a lifetime of practice to help Yoga students avoid the stresses which can result from the additional demands placed on the body when engaged in energetic Yogic practices. They are designed to assist in optimising natural detoxification processes and in maximising flexibility. The kit comprises:-
A Neti Pot – the most convenient and easily maintained tool for nasal/sinus cleansing and clearance of blockages.
Ayurvedic Rock Salt – to use in the Neti Pot . This dissolves more easily than ordinary salt and contains more potassium than sodium, enabling it to be used without risk of irritation.
Nasal Drops – To lubricate and seal the sinus membranes after cleansing. They are also beneficial to the sense organs and memory.
Shatavari Oil – Sometimes the skin can become dry after Yoga practice, due to the increased ‘fire’ produced. This oil lubricates the skin and also helps to tone the muscles.
Mahanaryan Oil – Helps to restore flexibility and vitality to tired muscles.
Bhringaraj Head Massage Oil – pacifies and relieves stress, can be used after yoga practice if heating in the head experienced.
What is the content of the syllabus?
A detailed description follows:-
- What is Yoga?
- Philosophy, History and tradition of Yoga
- Yoga Asanas, their evolution and their basic principles
- Yoga in the modern world
- The benefits of Asanas
- Types of Yoga
- Asanas and breathing
- Asanas and diet
- Asanas and fasting
- Transport of nutrients through the practice of Asanas
- The angles of the Asanas and their effect on the angles of the organs
- The impact of Asanas according to the doshas
- The effect of Asanas on doshic balance
- Asanas and the immune system
- Asanas and their effect on modern lifestyle
YATAN YOGA AND ITS COMPONENTS
Applying Ayurvedic Principles to Yoga:
- The doshas
- The effects of postures on the doshas
- The role of Ayurvedic detoxification in Yoga practice
- Ayurvedic formulations and their value in Yoga practice
- Ayurvedic formulations and their role in flexibility
- Ayurvedic formulations and their benefit in Kundalini practice
- Principal and Philosophy of Tantra
- The functions of Tantra
- The role of Tantra in Yoga practice
- Kundalini in Tantra and Yoga
- Application of Tantric methods in Yoga practice
- Tantra and neuro-science
- Mind projection and telepathy in Tantra
- Effects of Tantra on wellbeing
- Similarity of Tantra and Hatha Yoga
Astrology in Yoga:
- Planetary influences on life
- Planetary influences on Yoga practice
- How to enhance good planetary influences by Yoga practice
- How to reduce bad planetary influences by Yoga practice
- Effects of gemstones on planetary influences in Yoga practice
Preparation for Yoga:
- Morning routines
- Importance of the sequence for the morning routines
- Application of Ayurvedic principles to Yoga routines
- Dietary advice – before and after practice, according to doshic constitution
- Evening routines
- Post-yoga health care
- Routine of Yoga teachers in the Profession
- Health problems of Yoga teachers and Solutions
- How to start a Yoga practice
- The langota – what it is and why it is important
Practice of Asana:
- Warming up sequence and its necessity before starting postures
- Standing postures – their benefits for different constitutions and needs
- Sitting postures – as above
- Lying on front postures – as above
- Lying on back postures – as above
- The various types of Pranayama
- Principles of the various types of Pranayama, their methods and benefits
- Pranayama and its effect on breathing
- How Pranayama can increase the Prana
- How Pranayama can assist in the regeneration of neuron cells
- Helpful Ayurvedic diet during Pranayama
- Ten Types of Prana
- Description of Irha, Pingla And Sushmana
- Effect of Pranayama on Age
- Suitable time for Paranayama
- Preparation of pranayama
- Importance of Lock during Pranayam
- Introduction of Swara Vigyan, Their impact in general Life
- Definition of Mudra
- Concept of Mudra
- Impact of Mudra on Physiology
- Two types of Mudra: Pranayamic and Apa
- What is Meditation
- Why is it necessary?
- How to implement Meditation in modern life?
- Scientific validation of Meditation
- Various types of Meditation Techniques
- Method of Meditation in Vgyan Vairav Tantra
- Effects of Meditation on different doshas
- Meditation – including techniques for different illnesses
- Mantra meditation
- Practical advice on meditation
- Individualised Meditation Techniques
Planning an individualised yoga program according to body type
Creating your Yoga practice
YOGA IN THERAPY
- Introduction of Yoga Therapy
- Importance of Yoga Therapy in Various Sicknesses
- Scientific Base of Yoga Therapy
- Role of Yoga Therapy to transport the nutrients
- How to apply Yoga therapy in Practice
- Who are suitable for Yoga therapy
- Yoga therapy and Contradictions
- Impact of Yoga therapy on Physiology
- Sign and Symptoms of Yoga therapy
- Individualised Yoga therapy
- Implementation of Yoga therapy in following conditions:
- Cardiac system disorders – Heart palpitations, High B.P.
- Digestive system disorders – Digestive system maintenance, burping,hiccoughs and bloating, constipation,
- diarrhoea and dysentery, flatulence, hernia, hyper- and hypoacidity, IBS, Crohns, Pathological infections
- Ear, nose and throat disorders – Gum disease, sore throat, Tinnitus
- Endocrine system disorders – Diabetes, delayed sexual development
- Eye disorders – Eye health, Conjunctivitis
- Skin disorders – Dry skin, Dermatitis and Eczema, Skin ulcers, Psoriasis
- Lymphatic system disorders – Lymphoedema
- Musculo-skeletal system disorders – Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Back pain, Cramps, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Lordosis,
- Kyphosis, Stiff shoulders, Tight hips
- Nervous system disorders – Anxiety, Depression, Headaches, Irritability, Improving cognitive capacity and emotional
- Reproductive system disorders – Menstrual irregularities, Prostate problems, Infertility, Menopausal
- problems, miscarriages, vaginal discharge
- Respiratory system disorders – Asthma, hayfever, rhinitis, sinusitis treatment
- Urinary system disorders – Cystitis
- Yoga Therapy in miscellaneous Disorders – altitude sickness, CFS, gravity orientated sickness, immune
- system enhancement, jet lag, kidney maintenance, liver maintenance, lack of radiance, obesity, senior
- citizens, stiffness, maintaining wellbeing
- Yoga for various occupation – Politician, Diplomat, Scientist, Inventor and Researcher, Computer Worker,
- Doctor and Nurse, Public Speaker, Business Person, Hospitality Industry, Athlete, Manual Worker
- History of Yoga Detoxification
- Importance of Yogic detoxification
- Steps of Yogic detoxification
- Shatkarma – 11 cleansing practices adapted to modern life
- Ayurvedic diet for Shatkarma and why it is needed
- Shankhaprakshalana – intestinal cleansing; its differences from colon cleansing
- Differences between Ayurvedic detoxification and Yoga detoxification
- Indications of a successful Shatkarma process
- Role of Yoga Detoxification in prevention of Cancer
Kundalini Yoga :
- What is Kundalini Yoga?
- Description of Chakra and it Location
- Active stage of Chakra
- How to awake Kundalini?
- Symptoms of Kundiaini awakening
- Shakti path
- How to control Kundalini
- Precautions during Kundalini awakening
- Mental and Physical sickness due to improper practice of Kundalini
- Dietary advice during Kundalini practice