Lunar Akhanda Yoga: A Restorative and Yin YTT 100
With Eila Devi
March 2 - 13, 2021
The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase I’m in, I’m still whole.
Are you hearing the call to slow down? Have you been touched by stillness and are curious about its mystery and power to heal? Join us for this 10-day intensive YTT 100 at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, to learn how to open the door for others to enter into the quieter states of practice, to provide guidance and teachings from the lunar side of Akhanda Yoga.
Together we will explore new pathways into stillness. Through daily practices, experiential embodiment and study sessions, and practice teaching, you’ll come away with a clear understanding of the nuances each style offers.
The course offers experience into the multi-dimensions of holistic health with applied yogic wisdom, and experience in the application of Akhanda Yoga’s five energetic principles and elements of practice. We will also explore a deeper understanding of the student-teacher relationship, with discussions of the responsibilities we hold as practices take us further into the healing realm.
Upon completion of the teaching practicum, you will be equipped to teach both Restorative and Yin Yoga group classes and one-to-one sessions.
During this course, we will explore the following:
- Measures of comfort, support, openness
- How to support students in the process of un-winding, with hands on assists
- Science of the Relaxation Response
- Practice of deep listening
- Anatomy and physiology: Exploring the nervous, endocrine and immune systems
- Subtle Anatomy: experience 5 koshas in restful asana
- Teaching Restorative Yoga asana & pranayama, and the complete class
- Ayurvedic constitutions and Restorative Yoga
- Benefits of positive stress on the body tissues, and mind
- Science of stretching
- Addressing common injuries
- Practice of mindful presence
- Anatomy and physiology: fascia and joints
- Subtle Anatomy: wisdom of the chakra body, nadis and marma
- Teaching Yin Yoga asana & pranayama, and the complete class
- Akhanda Yoga teaching methodology for Lunar practices
- Developing a ‘teachers eye’
- Skills for holding silence, stillness & safety
- Welcoming all body types, and the art of props
- Yoga philosophy: Applying Yogic wisdom to rest and relaxation
- Cultivating self-compassion & compassion for others
- Anatomy of breath: respiratory system and nervous system
- Introduction to Akhanda Yoga Nidra
- Teaching pranayama for relaxation, calm and quietude
- Practice & teaching of meditation and mantra for inner peace
- Bhakti Yoga, kirtan and mantra for inner harmony
- Exploring the emotional and spiritual realms through Transformational Experiences
- Reflection time in nature and on the banks of Ganga River
Lunar Akhanda Yoga is a valuable practice for the active lives we find ourselves in today. It is deeply healing, and provides inspiration and nourishment for the inner journey of yoga. This course is ideal for experienced yoga teachers, care-givers, therapists, and bodyworkers who want to expand their understanding of the quieter side to yoga asana, and lead Restorative and Yin Yoga sessions with confidence and integrity.
Graduates of this training will get a certificate for 100+ CEU hours (90 contact hours). The course is listed as under Eila Devi’s YACEP profile with Yoga Alliance.
Lunar Akhanda Yoga Teacher’s manual
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with 1+ years of teaching experience, or pre-approval from the lead teacher
Pre-readings, written assignment and completion of Akhanda Yoga Online pre-courses
This is designed to be an intensive Ashram residential experience. The course work is over 10 days with one day off in the middle of the program with just morning practice and meditation on that day.
5:15 – 5:45 Meditation
6:00 – 7:45 Akhanda Yoga Class
8:00 – 8:30 Fire Puja
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:15 – 12:15 Morning Program Session
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
2:30 – 5:45 Afternoon Program Session
6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Evening program – variety of Kirtan, meditation, journaling
Eila Devi enjoys the adventures of life, taking the road less travelled, making friends and sharing the gifts of Yoga. She’s grateful to have learned from teachers who are bridging ancient wisdom into our current, collective consciousness. Experiencing Yoga in the Himalayan region of India was a significant turning point for her. It’s here that she began studies with Yogrishi Vishvketu ji, and with ongoing faith and practice she is proud to carry the Akhanda Yoga teachings across the world. Eila Devi became a Yoga teacher in 2000, teaching a variety of asana styles full-time. She co-owned a Yoga…
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