Our Programs - An Overview
YOGARAMBHA TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAM
Registered under Yoga Alliance (RYT 200), this training is the flagship program of the Yogarambha method. Evolved over a decade through meticulous observations and recalibration, this YTT includes a comprehensive teaching of all the relevant aspect of a technically sound, anatomically safe and meditatively progressive a yoga practice.
This intensive course not only covers the generic aspects of being a yoga teacher such as practice, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology but also safety and first-aid protocol for eventualities and modifying the Yogarambha method for prenatal-postnatal students.
Designed for those who are already practicing and benefiting from our programs, this is an essential stepping stone to become one of our instructors and teach Yogarambha method.
ARANYA – FOREST IMMERSION
The urban man is more and more disconnected from the self and nature. Aranya is our attempt to reconnect man to nature and enable him to find himself in the process.
In this nature retreat, we take our students into unspoilt nature trails and camping, often cutting them off from heavy access to technology or simple things we take for granted in everyday life such as electricity. They see the joy of a simple life and the satisfaction in cooking their own meals or making their fire from scratch. Yogarambha arranges several energy building and immunity boosting activities
during these retreats as well, such as pranayama and meditation in the lap of nature, cold bathing and practice of ‘Mouna’ (silence) and self – contemplation.
Taking away the distractions that make the mind extroverted, the mind is now free to look within and evolve both emotionally and spiritually.
SHAKTI – WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
Women who are involved are women who evolve.
The Yogarambha program for women uses the backbone of Selfcare, strength and safety from our core, changing it to completely become entirely women centric.
The Yogarambha team has recognised three main categories or age groups of women who need special care, information and programs to help bring out the best in themselves and bring out the vivacious joyful woman in themselves.
SAMATVAM – INNER BALANCE PROGRAM
Samatvam means balance or equanimity in face of the dualities of life.
Inner balance program targets on three aspects of the practice. Firstly, preparing the body for pranayama and Dhyana which require hours of sitting with a straight back, a good degree of mobility in body to do the yogic mudras and bandhas needed to direct prana into the Sushumna Nadi and strong conditioned respiratory muscles for prolonged kumbhak. Second, we focus on dietary restrictions as derived from ancient texts modifying it to suit present needs, but essentially a sattvic diet to nourish the body inside out. Thirdly, we bring in the essential scriptures and sutras to develop Atma
Vritti or thoughts on the self which are then used to meditate upon the nature of the Brahman or Purusha.
Yogarambha residential programs are ideal for those who want to immerse in our method for a longer duration. Currently we have residential programs at our main branch Yogdham in Rohtak and Samatvam centre in Rishikesh.
We have two main options for such programs
• 1-month residential program
• 3-month residential program
• 1-month continual Teacher Development program
Our residential programs are Inspired from the ashram or gurukul culture of Indian tradition, where the student lives in the teacher’s ashram, immersing himself completely in the teacher’s way of life, thus seeing the effectiveness of the program first hand.
This program is beneficial for both regular movement practitioners and teachers. As the program runs parallel with our regular group classes, it gives a bird’s eye view of how we teach and modify our sequences to suit different bodies. For a student, this is a wonderful chance to completely transform himself with over 6 hours of daily practice and study which Is rather impossible to do on his own in his regular habitat.
The program is adapted and customised for individual student’s needs.