Lord Shiv or Shiva
Lord Shiv or Shiva is the “Adi Guru” or “Adi Yogi”. In Indian spiritual context “Shiv” or “Shiva” is the pure soul of the universe or the creator of the universe. Universal and individual consciousnesses have come out of this pure self called “Shiva”. He is omnipresent, omniscient and in universal context he is all - the creator (Bramha), protector (Vishnu) and dissolver (Rudra). He is also called “Mahakaal” because even “time”, “space” and “matter” have come out from him only. Every style of “Yog” or “Yoga” has been originated from him. It is his spiritual “Spanda” (pure energy movement) which is manifested as an individual (i.e. us). “Individual” is actually a small manifestation of “universal” pure self called “Shiva” just like wave to the ocean. It is only his pure Spanda which is moving in everything of the universe as “life”. He is the one who is called “sungandhim pushtivardhanam”.
Adi Shankaracharya or Adi Shankara was among the greatest teachers of Vedanta philosophy (Non-dualistic or Advait school of philosophy) of India. He was born in a simple Brahmin family about 8th century A.D in Kaladi, Kerala in southern India. He left his home at very early age for seeking the true knowledge of the self. He then studied Vedas and all the spiritual scriptures under the guidance of great teachers (Guru) of that time and then he realised his true self. He later started providing the knowledge of “Vedanta” (Advait or Non-dualistic knowledge) to the students and common people. He has also written books on Vedanta principles.
Swami Hansananda Saraswati (Dandi Swami Ji)
A living spiritual legend of Rishikesh, Swami Hansananda Ji has given his whole life in practicing the principles of “Vedanta” and “Hath Yoga”. He left his parents and home at his childhood and took Sanyaas (renunciation from worldly pleasures). He had been wondering on the shores of Ganga Ji and living a life of a “Tapasvi” (ascetic). He took special spiritual initiation form “Karpatri Ji”, a very famous and efficient spiritual teacher of that time. At his mid age he came to Rishikesh and settled here in a hut provided by Swargashram trust at the shore of Ganga Ji. He was also a close friend of Swami Shivananda from Divine Life Society. He is about 110 years of age and still providing knowledge of “Vedanta” and spiritual guidance to students.
Born in 1896 in west Bengal state of India, Swami Vivekananda was a great saint and Sanyasi. He took spiritual initiation from great master Swami Ramkrishn Paramhans. He played an important role in the introduction of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western countries. He re-established the doctrine of Vedant (Advait-Non dualistic philosophy of reality) in the people. Parallely he made a culture in the societies of Sadhu that it is important for every Sadhu to do social service of health, education, cleaning etc.
Swami Somgiri Ji (Som Swami Ji)
Swami Samvit SomGiri Ji is the head of Laleshwar temple at Bikaner, India. Formerly a mechanical engineer and a professor, swami ji took sanyaas (renunciation from worldly life) at early age and studied all spiritual scriptures under the guidance of great teachers of that time. He then engaged himself into deep “Vedant” practice and has written several books on different topics of Indian spiritual subject.
Swami Ramdev Ji
Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev is a famous Yoga guru from India. He popularised the Aasana and Pranayam practices of Yoga among common people of India. He also has started production of Aayurveda medicines, common grocery items at his organization. His organization, Patanjali Yogpeeth has been organizing programs, workshops for Yoga training at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. There, at Patanjali Yogpeeth, lots of Aayurveda doctors are available to provide Aayurveda consultations and therapy to patients.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji
Born in Tamilnadu, India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an Indian spiritual personality. He founded “Art of Living” organization which enhances human values such as love, compassion and brotherhood through spiritual practice. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar emphasises bringing science and spirituality together. According to him these two popular fields are linked and compatible, both springing from the urge to know. The question, "Who am I?" leads to spirituality; the question, "What is this?" leads to science.
B.K.S. Iyengar (Guruji)
B.K.S. Iyengar was a great “Asana” teacher and a yogi. He founded a style of “Yoga” practice popular to all of us known as “Iyengar Yoga”. He was among the best yoga teacher of current time. He has written several books on yoga among them is the most famous one named as “Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”. He has also taught Yoga asana to famous spiritual personality Jiddu Krishnamurti.
|Yoga Teachers Training Course|
Day Schedule Monday to Saturday, Sunday off
|05:30 am||Wake Up|
|06:00 am – 6:15 am||Herbal Tea|
|06:15 am– 6:45 am||Nasal cleansing|
|06:45 am- 08:45 am||Asana, Pranayama|
|9:00 am- 10:00 am||Breakfast|
|10:00 am– 11:00 am||Philosophy|
|11:10 am- 12:10 pm||Mantra Chanting|
|12:15 pm– 01:15 pm||Anatomy|
|01:30 pm – 02:30 pm||Lunch|
|03:00 pm to 4:00 pm||Adjustment & Alignment|
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|04:45 pm – 6:15 pm||Asana Practice|
|06:30 pm – 7:15 pm||Meditation, Yoga Nidra|
|07:30 pm – 8:30 pm||Dinner|
|09:30 pm||Lights Off|