In our YTT300 interactive philosophy sessions, you will learn about the history of Yoga and the various cosmologies of the broader yoga tradition, such as Veda and Samkhya. You will understand the periods of Yogic history and their predominant practices and how they are relevant to our modern Yoga experience.
We will delve into the poetic wisdom of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Traditional texts of Hatha Yoga and Tantra. We will also explore Ayurveda and go deeper into how to balance the dosha types through the whole repertoire of yoga techniques, diet, lifestyle choices and how this relates to the 24 tattvas of Samkhya tradition.
In YTT300, we explore anatomy, physiology and the nervous system how they relate to Yoga postures, breathing techniques and cleansing: structural system, respiratory system, nervous system, digestive system and circulatory system. Learn more about fascia and connective tissue as they relate to yoga and stretching. Connect information about the nervous system to the yogic view of anatomy, kundalini and the nadis. How does this information influence how we understand breathwork and meditation. Anatomy hours include subtle anatomy and the yogic vision of the energetic and subtle systems.
Yogic anatomy is the view of the whole body according to Upanishadic and Tantric texts. We will explore the theory of the five koshas or layers of the body and how this applies to holistic, balanced living. We will also learn about and contemplate the seven chakras and their mantras and mantras and how they are used in mediation and in posture practice. We will also learn about the five pranas, the nadi system and Kundalini energy.
The YTT300 curriculum also covers Prenatal Yoga. Akhanda Prenatal Yoga classes offer a balanced, holistic sequence of asana, pranayama, mantra, relaxation and meditation tailored to the stages of pregnancy. We will explore postures that are most beneficial for the various trimesters and modifications that can be made by pregnant yoginis in a regular yoga class. These classes may also include tips for the weeks leading up to birthing and sounding and breathing techniques that may be used during birthing.
Daily Schedule, *subject to change (times are listed in IST, if joining virtually please check with your own timezone)
5:20 am-5:50 am Guided Meditation
6:00 am-7:30 am Yoga Class (6 – 7:15 on Sundays)
7:50 am-8:20am Fire Puja (7:30 – 8:30 on Sundays)
8:30 am Breakfast
12:45 pm Lunch
2:30 pm-3:00 pm Yoga Nidra at the Hall
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Methodology and Anatomy
4:45 pm-6:15 Techniques or Practicum class
6:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays: Transformational Experiences
8:00-9:30 Silent Studying or Journaling
Saturdays will be a varied schedule of morning techniques, anatomy or excursions going into the early afternoon (4pm Yoga Class optional).
On Sundays, there will be no formal classes except self practice (lower hall) or optional led practice (upper hall), 1 hour fire puja and the expectation of Karma Yoga at 9:15AM (helping around the ashram for 1 hour).
Cancellations & Course Schedule Changes for Online Offerings:
Whilst it is not typically the case, from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent a course from running at its scheduled time, including but not limited to: government restrictions, global or local regulatory changes including those associated with the pandemic, extreme weather events, individual circumstances, insufficient numbers and/or severe disruption to power supply or technology platforms.
If any of these circumstances occur:
Cancellation requests made by a course participant due to their own individual, extenuating and/or unavoidable circumstances: the participant is eligible for a refund (less administration fee of 5%) up to 20 days prior to course commencement. In the 20 days leading up to the course and/or after course commencement, the participant is no longer eligible for a refund but can allocate unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.
Cancellations required to be made due to other extenuating circumstances such as those relating to government regulatory changes, extreme weather events and so forth which are not driven by the Institute or the individual: the participant is eligible for a refund (less administration fee of 5%) and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.
Cancellations made by the Institute due to insufficient numbers and/or other Institute specific circumstances: participants are eligible for a full refund and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute online offerings.