RAJA YOGA FOUNDATION TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
US Yoga Alliance CEU Unit
What is eight limbs? How much I know Patanjali Yoga Sutra? How can I achieve Samandi by practicing Yama and Niyama? Why we chant?
Raja Yoga: Raja is a Sanskrit transliteration of the emperor. Ashtanga is a Sanskrit transliteration of eight limbs. A good emperor must deeply rooted in people’s heart. Therefore, Raja yoga is a yoga system that controlsinner self to find the truth.
The guidelines for practicing Raja yoga: Guided by Yoga Sutra, Yoga's greatest classic written by Sage Patanjali. The Ashtanga, the step of the practice, was clearly indicated in the Yoga Sutra.
Entry Requirement: Completion of RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training course/ Aum Yoga Academy RYT 200 student
Course Duration : 30 Hrs
HKD : 7800 (Early bird : HKD 6800)
Deep study of Yoga Sutras. Theoretically explores and dissects the different forms of the human mind, and understands the way in which the inner mind is controlled to reveal the truths that are hidden from the heart.
Learn more about the essence of Ashtanga and practise it in the course.
Hatha Yoga is used to strengthen the physical condition of our body in order to control our inner mind in Raja Yoga. Therefore, you will need to practice various types of yoga asana during the course, including deep forward bends, backbend, inversions, twists, and balancing.
Meditation is necessary in Raja Yoga, and Pranayama is the premise of meditation to control the energy of life. In the course we will practice some important Pranayama such as Kapalabhati, Ujjayi etc.
Sankirtan Yoga expresses the pursuit of truth, respect, surrender, and love through chanting and it is an important element in Raja yoga. The three most traditional Mantra: Maha Mantra, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, and Gayatri Mantra must be learned during the course, and some opening prayers and closing prayers which usually used by some yoga instructors will be taught in the course as well.
Meditation (Dhyana) is a way for the yogi to control his/her own heart and return to the pure consciousness of truth.During the course, we will learn to concentrate, sit still, and explore the highest level of truth in yoga along the eight limbs of yoga.