100HR Advanced Vinyasa Krama Teacher Training with Srivatsa Ramaswami
Dates: June 24 - July 9, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm daily
Cost: $1950 + GST
Location: One Yoga Victoria, 239 Menzies St #201, Victoria, BC, Canada
Srivatsa Ramaswami was a student of the legendary yogi Sri T Krishnamacharya for over 30 years. He studied hatayoga, vinyasakrama, chanting of several chapters of the yajurveda, yoga sutras, and Sanskrit philosophical texts like the upanishad vidyas from Taittiriya, Mandukya,Mundaka, Chandogya, Brihadaranyaka and others, yoga sutras, samkhya karika, the Gita etc. He has published four books, "Yoga for the Three Stages of Life", "Yoga Beneath the Surface" (with David Hurwitz), "Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga" and "Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga", published more than 100 yoga related articles, released through “Sangeetha” about 30 cds on Sanskrit chants including yoga sutras, Surya Namaskara. Has uploaded about 60 videos on chants, vinyasakrama talks on YouTube. Has been teaching for the last 30 years—about 20 years at Kalakshetra in India and for about 10 years teaching a 200 hour Vinyasakrama Teacher Training Summer Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, apart from several shorter programs in Chicago and other cities in USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, India and other places.
This training includes:
A. 60 hrs Complete Vinyasakrama asana and vinyasas
In 10 major sequences more than 120 asana subroutines consisting of 700 + Vinyasas will be covered. Each movement with the appropriate synchronized breathing will be taught. Those who undergo this program will have learnt a wide variety of asanas ans vinyasas with appropriate breathing to be able to adapt to individual requirements. (It is a certificate program at Loyola Marymount University, LA)
B. 20 hrs Pranayama, Mudras, Yoga for Internal Organs and Dharana Meditation
Pranayama is emphasized in both Hatayoga and Rajayoga. Hatayoga means pranayama. It is said it removes systemic tamas. The mudras help to reach various internal parts of the body. Yoga is a sarvanga sadhana or a system that is beneficial for all parts of the body including the vital internal organs. In this program the various powerful yogic procedures like pranayama and mudras and their effects on the internal organs like the heart and the circulatory system, lungs and the respiratory system, stomach and the digestive system, bladder/kidney and the urinary system, uterus and the reproductive system, the intestines, brain and the nervous system will be discussed in depth. Practice of different pranayamas and important mudras also will be taught.
C. 20 hrs Yoga-Yãjñavalkya Text
The Yoga-Yãjñavalkyais one of the important yoga texts Krsihnamacharya taught, the others being mainly Yoga Sutra and Hathayoga Pradipika.
The Yoga-Yãjñavalkya includes information of yoga not found in the other texts and hence adds to the knowledge base of practitioners. It is more than 500 verses and is in the form of a dialogue between the sage and his spouse Gargi. It is considered to be leading to Vedanta from the classical Yoga of Patanjali. Information about all the Angas, the important Nadis, Kundalini are all unique in this text. The main vital points are all described succinctly. Yogis who have studied the Pradipika and Sutras will find that this text gives considerable valid and unique practical details about Yoga and will be complimentary to the other important yoga texts.