Program Logistics is Below:
Any day you choose. You can join anytime, but the first 25 people who join, form the "Founding Members" and get additional benefits.
Flexibility in starting...
NO definite end date! You can take 12 months or however long you want - 2, 3 or even 5 years. It is up to you. You can work on the modules at your own pace.
Don't feel rushed!
Many short lessons for a total of 30 Minutes are added to the course every week, with assignments to work on. They will NOT disappear after a week.
They are available for LIFE.
You do Transformation Tracker Assignments before and after watching a lesson. You compare the 2 sets of answers to know the transformation in you.
You track your progress!
ONLINE training and Q&A happens once a month. If you miss it, you can listen to the recording. You can send your question ahead of time and have it answered.
Makes you thorough...
Will be in an exotic location and announced closer to the date. You can attend when you are ready. Not required if you just want to deepen your practice.
There is complete freedom.
The topics on which typical Yoga-Teacher Training Programs talk on a surface level, are covered in great detail for application in REAL life. Thus you LIVE Yoga-Shasstram in life and NOT just DO "Yoga".
Every practice is studied with associated Yoga-Philosophy and its practical application in life. You go beyond the minimally taught or often allocated as self-study in other programs
Yogic eating and cooking are scientifically analysed and discussed. You learn to cook simple meals. These are rarely mentioned in typical training programs.
The entire Authentic Yoga-Teacher Training constitutes 9 Modules of the H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. System, where the word H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. is an acronym.
Study of Module 1 to 8 is common whether you want to deepen your Yoga-Practice, advance in spirituality, or become an authentic Yoga-Teacher.
While the journey is the same for most up to Module 8, Module 9 is specific to those who want to become an authentic Yoga-Teacher.
The 9 modules of the H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. system are:
First 8 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 4 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Understanding Yoga-Shaastram as a Science and how it leads to meditation, happiness and success in life, misinterpretations, misappropriation and mis-pronunciation, Yoga Origins
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 1:
You develop TRUE understanding of Yoga-Science, and its connection to happiness and life. You have a strong foundation for stopping misappropriation of Yoga-Science and reclaiming its authenticity as a science.
Understanding the origins connects you to the very purpose of Yoga-Shaastram as lived and passed on by Yoga-Masters thousands of years ago.
This empower you to not only live Yoga-Shaastram in your life, but preserve and pass on this ancient science in its authentic, pristine and purest form.
You understand how any action plays out in the world with the cause and effect process.
Thus you save yourself from negative Karma (negative action) of inauthentic and unscientific understanding and teaching of Yoga-Shaastram which is common these days.
Additionally, you are able to do good Karma (good action) of preserving Yoga-Shaastram intact for the future generation.
Next 3 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 1.5 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Becoming aware of the myth and truth behind our thoughts, words & feelings. You understand - True Freedom, Our Stories About Ourselves and Others, Truth vs Story in Our Life, Two Types of Stories, Our Addiction to Our Emotions, The Power of Repetition, how to Rewire Your Brain and Empower Yourself
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 2:
The new understanding ensures that you don't suffer negative emotions like sadness, anxiety or fear because of assumed stories. With the new awareness, you start feeling less hurt and happier in life. Your relationships vastly improve because of not accusing others.
Next 10 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 5 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Yogic eternal values of rules and observances (YamaH & NiyamaH ) for harmony within and without. – a total of 10 taken from various Yoga-texts, Understanding through stories from Bhaaratam-India, examples, lively discussion, Aasanam (Yoga postures pertaining to a value), introspection and publicly committing to following at least 2 values in life by you for your own joy.
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 3:
These eternal values are the answers to the restlessness, hatred and violence that are gripping the modern society. Everyone talks about world peace. We can turn to these for achieving the peace first within, and then without.
People wrongly think of these values as infringement on their freedom. Here you understand the science behind following each of these for your own happiness. You’ll learn through practical examples and stories how some people have applied these in their lives.
Through discussion you’ll learn how to apply these values in your own life. You’ll have the opportunity to commit publicly so that you can begin your own evolution journey.
Next 30 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 15 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Loosening Exercises, Yogic Exercises, Yoga-postures in standing, sitting and lying down positions, Application and Purpose of Yoga Postures, Significance of Sun, Significance of Salutation in Bhaaratam-India, Individual Yoga-Postures of Sun Salutation, Sun Salutation Sequence, Relaxation techniques
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 4:
There is a huge science to Yoga-postures. Unfortunately, most people learn and teach it like fitness exercises missing the whole point. People spend years trying to perfect the Yoga-postures, not understanding that they are only MEANS to an end and NOT the end themselves.
There is a misconception that you get more benefits by learning more postures and by doing complex postures. It is the lack of understanding of the ancient Yoga-Science itself that reflects in the incorrect understanding of postures.
Here, you learn a small set of postures here but with utmost quality and thoroughness.
You learn top secrets for mind mastery through the body and body mastery through the mind.
Here, you learn to go deeper into the postures through mind power. You don't need pills or heated room to become more flexible. They are all money-making gimmicks.
The powerful practice of sun salutation is practiced incorrectly in most places. Besides this, most variations of sun salutations miss important positions in the practice and are done like fitness exercise.
Here, you learn the REAL DEAL, the significance and science behind the sun salutation.
Next 6 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 3 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Breathing System, Standing Breathing Exercises to Expand the Lungs, Understanding PranaH (Life Force) & PraaNaayaamaH (Control of Life Force), and Life Force Mastery through Various Breathing Stages, Relationship between Breath and Mind, Full Yogic breathing
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 5:
Breath is life. Breath affects the body and the mind. Yet it gets the least attention from many Yoga-practitioners. Here you understand the basics of conscious breathing for health and inner peace.
You learn to increase your lung capacity through various Yogic exercises.
You become empowered to control your mind through breath.
You learn to use breath to heal your pain in the body.
You understand the force that controls the entire universe and the human body. You learn how to control it through the medium of breath.
In short, you gain access to the master controller in you.
Next 12 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 6 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Role of food in mind-body Wellness, Impact of various food items on our body & mind, Cooking Demo, Digestion, Detoxification and Yoga-Science, Evolving to Conscious Eating
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 6:
Food is usually associated with physical health, and is rarely considered to be associated with mind. Most people, Yoga-teachers included, are not aware that it is part of Yoga-Shaastram, even though authentic Yoga-texts ALWAYS mention about food conducive for conscious living through Yoga-Science.
Here you understand how food in general and specific items that you may be currently consuming, impact your mind-body Wellness. This may awaken you to the possibility of minimizing them or completely avoiding them.
You learn how to cook at least 8 food items that are nutritious, tasty and Yogic. You take with you recipe to prepare them over and over.
You learn Yogic practices that improves digestion and helps in detoxification.
You get to look at what you are eating currently and lay out a step by step plan to evolve to conscious eating. You get the opportunity to openly commit to making at least 2 changes in your eating.
Next 2 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 1 Hour)
(At the end of this module you would have completed a total of 9 months of your training)
FOCUS AREAS: Why Samskrtam (Sanskrit), Scientific Facts behind Samskrtam, Science of Sound-Production in Samskritam, Dangers of Mispronunciation
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 7:
Most people in the chanting and Yoga-circles do NOT understand the significance and the science behind the Yogic language of Samskrtam. They also do not understand the negative Karma (negative action) taking place as a result of the abuse and misuse of this language. This is because, they do not seem to understand the science behind vibrations and what might result if unintended vibrations are produced and taught.
Here you learn the importance of Samskrtam, the necessity to know about the vibrational effects, and why we should not mispronounce Samskrtam.
Next 6 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 3 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Introduction to Mind Power & Mind Mastery, Purpose of Meditation, Preparatory Steps for Meditation, Enhancing Focus, Yoga Postures for Meditation
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 8:
This is an important module dealing with the working of the mind, learning how to tap into its power and learning to master the mind.
In this module, you identify your LIFE PURPOSE and have A DIRECTION to your LIFE.
You learn practical tools to MANAGE STRESS, OR ANXIETY and have ANGER always UNDER CONTROL. You learn techniques to easily come out of DEPRESSION.
You learn the techniques to meditate and make your life CALMER, HEALTHIER and HAPPIER.
Last 12 Weeks of Your Training
30 Minutes each Week (Total 6 Hours)
FOCUS AREAS: Understanding Student Learning process, How negative Karma in Yoga Practice & Teaching, Yoga teaching as responsibility and Service, Adopting CONSCIOUS practice of Yoga-Science by teachers, Mini teaching sessions by Trainees, Learning to Guide, Assist & Correct
Myth behind Yoga levels, Setting up classes, In-authenticity of drop-in system, Structuring classes for empowering students, Authentic Yoga teaching checklist, Posture practice, Q & A
OUTCOME FROM MODULE 9:
Here you understand how to create your own personal practice for a conscious & empowered living using all that has been learned in the past modules. You learn to live Yoga-Shaastram every moment of your life, and it becomes your way of life. You learn the proven methodology to share it with others in the community through conscious & empowered leadership.
This is VERY DIFFERENT from typical Yoga-teacher training programs where much emphasis is given to Yoga-postures ONLY. Even if other topics are touched upon, they are NOT addressed in detail in terms of application in daily life, but are studied simply as topics to be covered.
You become part of our movement to make Yoga-Science accessible to all with simple 2-Minute practices. In all, this module of the training program gives you a solid understanding of this ancient science. You now know how to impart Yoga-Shaastram as a science of life, and NOT as exercises.
WILL YOU JOIN US?
You can join this unique training anytime; but the first 25 people who join this training form the "Founding Members" and get additional benefits such as:
1. LIFETIME participation in online Q&A calls even after they complete the training
2. Free 2 hours of private time with Shanthi that can be used as and when desired
3. Opportunity to join as a teaching faculty after completion of training
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