200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India
Are you looking for a one month intensive yoga teacher training? Get ready and join Qi – Yo for this enlightening one month yoga teacher training in India. Dive into your practice for a unique and transformational training. Qi – Yo aims to offer a broad view of the world’s esoteric heritage via an open approach that melds extant spiritual knowledge into a single, unified system. Travel to Auroville and improve your yoga practice with our professional instructors. Located in South India, Auroville, is an experimental township where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and harmony, making it an absolutely right place for a yoga teacher training.
Be compassionate, improve your understanding
The Qi-Yo Multi System approach unites the best of the Yoga traditions from the east and the west. Providing an in-depth study of the Yoga within the context of the global esoteric heritage, helping students understand the role of spirituality in a constantly fluctuating world. Qi – Yo’s purpose is to provide Yoga teachers with the foundation to teach with compassion, with precision, honesty, heart involving, while honoring your own personal voice and style. This is a wonderful chance to raise your awareness and experience your enlightenment.
Throughout the wonderful journey of Qi Yo Yoga TTC, you will have daily Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, Relaxation, and philosophy classes. Qi-Yo Multi-Yoga is the first system to unite Qi-Gong, Tai Ji and Balinese practices with traditional Vedantic Yoga.
Qi – Yo Yoga Teacher Training Program
Throughout the wonderful journey of Qi – Yo Yoga Retreat, you will have daily Qi – Yo Yoga and Qi – Gong classes. Qi-Yo Multi-Yoga is the first system to unite Qi-Gong, Tai and Balinese practices with traditional Vedantic .The system came to life in the early 1990s and in January 2013, after years of perfecting it, it received acknowledgement of being the first system of its kind. The Yoga Federation, Assist World Records Foundation and the city Mayor came together in Pondicherry, India to give it a public recognition. Qi-Yo Multi-Yoga is also the first system that offers Theosophical philosophy in a wide spectrum of different world yoga sources, spiritual practices, holistic methods and esoteric teachings.
Conceived by Swami Agung in 1996, regardless of age or physical condition, practitioners enhance overall health, reduce stress, gain flexibility and focus on their life purpose. A regular Qi-Yo routine combines breath-extension with asana routines, as well as meditation, energy enhancement and cleansing visualization and chanting techniques to promote total wellbeing, mental clarity, and inner peace. We teach classes, workshops and teacher-training programs, lead esoteric journeys around the world, and create holistic centers worldwide. Qigong, chi kung, or chi is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation.
With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy”. Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice. From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one’s “true nature”.
I. Qi-Gong and the Chinese and Indonesian Traditions of Yoga
1. Philosophy, techniques, and practice of Qi-Gong in China
2. Balinese traditions, shamanic rituals and tribal customs in the Indonesian Qi-Gong heritage
3. Techniques for psycho-physical defense
4. Cultivating Chi Energy. In traditional Chinese culture, qì (also chi or ch’i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “life energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The literal translation of “qi” is “breath”, “air”, or “gas”. Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, prana and cit in Hindu religion, mana in Hawaiian culture, lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, ruah in Hebrew culture, and Vital energy in Western philosophy.
5. Drawing parallels between Qi-Gong and Vedanta.
II. Ancient Indian Yoga and the Vedas
The yogic tradition and the 8th limb approach of realization. The eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga are: Yama – code of conduct, self-restraint; Niyama – religious observances, commitments to practice, such as study and devotion; ?sana – integration of mind and body through physical activity; Pranayama – regulation of breath leading to integration of mind and body; Pratyahara – abstraction of the senses, withdrawal of the senses of perception from their objects; Dharana – concentration, one-pointedness of mind; Dhyana – meditation (quiet activity that leads to samadhi); Sam?dhi – the quiet state of blissful awareness, super conscious state. Attained when yogi constantly sees Paramatma in his (jivaatma) heart.
Yoga types: hatha, raja, jnana, vidya, bhakti, kriya, laya, nada, marga, kundalini, etc
III. Contemporary Yoga Styles
IV. Practical Training, consisting of asanas, pranayama, chanting, kriyas, meditation, mantras and other techniques.
V. Practical Training in the Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System
1) The Qi-Gong and asana sequence, Qi-Yo mantras, Qi-Yo Healing and energy defense techniques, and vibrational therapy
VI. Universal Vibrational Healing: learning to work with Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments
VII. Teaching Methodology
1) Pedagogical principles
2) Designing group or private classes
3) Observation, assisting/correcting, instruction
4) The qualities of a teacher, the student’s learning process
5) The business aspects of teaching yoga
VIII. Anatomy & Physiology
1) The study and application of human anatomy & physiology in yoga practice
IX. World Esoteric Heritage
1) Introduction to Theosophy. Theosophy refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the nature of divinity. Theosophy is considered a part of the broader field of esotericism, referring to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The word esoteric dates back to the 2nd century CE. The theosophist seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and the bonds that unite the universe, humanity and the divine. The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity and humanity, and the world. From investigation of those topics theosophists try to discover a coherent description of the purpose and origin of the universe.
2) Western esoteric traditions.
X. Yoga and Health & Nutrition
1) Introduction to the Yogic Diet
1) Indonesian, Chinese, and Hindu Therapy
XII. Cities of the future
1) Integral Yoga. In the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, integral yoga (or purna yoga, Sanskrit for full or complete yoga, sometimes also called supramental yoga) refers to the process of the union of all the parts of one’s being with the Divine, and the transmutation of all of their jarring elements into a harmonious state of higher divine consciousness and existence. Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga should not be confused with a trademark “Integral Yoga” of Swami Satchidananda. Sri Aurobindo defined integral yoga in the early 1900s as “a path of integral seeking of the Divine by which all that we are is in the end liberated out of the Ignorance and its undivine formations into a truth beyond the Mind, a truth not only of highest spiritual status but of a dynamic spiritual self-manifestation in the universe.”He describes the nature and practice of integral yoga in his opus The Synthesis of Yoga. As the title of that work indicates, his integral yoga is a yoga of synthesis, intended to harmonize the paths of karma, jnana, and bhakti yoga as described in the Bhagavad Gita. It can also be considered a synthesis between Vedanta and Tantra, and even between Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality.
2) The mission of Auroville. As stated by Mirra Alfassa, the founder of Auroville, “Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.”
Sri Ramana Maharshi Sacred caves
Sri Ramana Ashram also known as Sri Ramanasramam is the ashram, which was home to modern sage and Advaita Vedanta philosopher, Ramana Maharshi from 1922 till his death here in 1950. It is situated at the foot of the Arunachala hill, to the west of the Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, where thousands of seekers flocked to be in his presence and later after he died in 1950 his samadhi shrine continues to attract devotees from all over the world.
Sri Aubindo Ashram
The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community (ashram) established at Pondicherry, in the Indian territory of Puducherry, by Sri Aurobindo on the 24 November 1926 (Siddhi Day). At the time there were few disciples staying with Sri Aurobindo. Sri Aurobindo subsequently decided to withdraw from public view for continuing His spiritual work and handed over the responsibility of the Sadhaks (spiritual aspirants) and the Ashram to His spiritual collaborator The Mother, earlier known as Madam Mirra Alfassa.Sri Aurobindo Ashram is located in Pondicherry, a small coastal town 160 km south of Chennai, in South India. Visitors wanting to travel to Pondicherry will most likely have to pass through Chennai, whether they arrive there by air, train or road, and thereafter cover the remaining distance to Pondicherry by road, a journey which generally takes about 3 hours.
Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. The city has many beautiful colonial buildings, churches, temples, and statues which, combined with the systematic town planning and the well planned French style avenues, still preserve much of the colonial ambiance. Pondicherry is also a popular weekend destination. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture, virgin beaches and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied city.
Know before you go
This program is not suitable for absolute beginners. A basic knowledge on yoga asana is required.
Transfer from and to Airport.
A minimum of 7 attendees is required for the TTC to be realized. You will receive an official confirmation from firstname.lastname@example.org when enough students have enrolled.
Please do not purchase your airfare before you have received such confirmation e-mail. If you have any questions, Contact Us.
05:30 am Wake up
06:00 am Meditation, chanting, Vipassana, Qi Gong, Pranayama
07:30 am Asana & Pranayama Class
9:30 am Light Breakfast (optional) or Break time
10:00 am Qi Yo Sadhana class
12:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00 pm Philosophy and lectures
04:00 pm Asana & Pranayama (teaching)
06:30 pm Dinner
08:00 pm Satsang (optional attendance)
Students are also offered special programs such as film screening, local excursions, concerts, visitations to other local Aurovilian communities. Saturday is booked for Karma Yoga Service, Sundays are Free Time.
Certification and Credits
Upon successful completion of the course students receive the Certificate of the International Multiversal Yoga Society, entitled Teacher of Yoga. This training is registered by and fulfills the requirements for the International Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register. Course graduates can earn university credits toward graduate degrees from I AM Education Open Multiversity.
A deposit of $1000 USD is required by August 1, 2014. We also offer different payment plans to accommodate everyone who would like to attend the training. For more information please contact us.
Once deposit is submitted, participants can cancel and are not committed to part-take, but the deposit will be retained.
This TTC is free for Aurovilians and it is Donation based for Friends of Auroville.
The dining hall in Arka will serve a variety of well balanced and healthy food for all the residents. Special care will be given to people in need of a particular diet. Participants are also welcome do enjoy the dining experience in restaurants around Auroville.
Auroville has several restaurants and cafés which vary in style, price and quality. Here’s a quick guide for the uninitiated:
The Solar Kitchen is by far Auroville’s most popular lunchtime eatery, preparing good, simple food to over 1000 lunches, of which 540 go to the schools, 200 go out by tiffins and 260 to 300 are consumed in the Dining Hall.
Café “La Terrace”
Formerly called Solar Café, “La Terrace” sits directly above the Solar Kitchen and offers relatively expensive and luxurious meals including fresh juices, ice cream and crèpes. It costs nothing to just sit at one of the Café’s rooftop marble and steel tables and enjoy the setting, which is fabulous.
“La Terrace” occupies only a fraction of the vast Solar Kitchen roof, under an elegant copper-colored metal and wood sunshade. During the lunchtime period, visitors will find the café bustling and chairs scarce. Most make do sitting in pools of shadow cast over built-in seating blocks, or on the wide low wall running around the edge of the roof’s tiled surface.
Aurelec Cafeteria & Gallery
The Aurelec Cafeteria, which began life as a company canteen for staff working on the premises, has been developed over the past few years by its manager, Franz, to become a popular, reasonably priced eatery for Aurovilians and guests/visitors as well as staff working on site.
It provides breakfast, lunch and take-away tiffin meals every day, including festival days and national holidays, with the opportunity to eat either indoors or on a terrace overlooking a peaceful garden area.
Meanwhile, in addition to the good variety of Indian and Western food available, the Cafeteria also doubles up as an art gallery, with a continuous series of exhibitions featuring both Aurovilian and outside artists. Last but not least, Franz also puts on occasional video evenings, featuring exceptional films, with food also available; makes the premises available for hire for special functions; and does catering for outside events.
Visitor’s Centre Cafeteria
Designed to interface with Auroville’s increasing stream of visitors, the Information or Visitor’s Centre offers in addition to an information service a shop, gallery, amphitheatre and café. The café, also on the pricey side, sells good traditional tea and coffee alongside croissants, cakes, as well as samosas and other traditional Indian meals, including the steamed rice cake, idli, but also western dishes, and a daily changing “Health Plate”.
A good place to meet outside Auroville proper, the VC Cafeteria is mostly peopled with package tourists from nearby towns. For this reason, the Centre is best avoided on weekends when it sees the bulk of its visitors.
New Creation Corner
Despite being an outdoor restaurant situated on a busy government tar road, New Creation Corner café manages a very pleasant eating atmosphere, serving mostly good western food, now specialized in Italian pizza, with an outdoor wood hoven. The table service is friendly and quick and prices reasonable. Many Aurovilians rely upon NCC for dinner, and evenings usually see it filled to capacity with community locals.
Auroville’s answer to an ‘expensive restaurant’, Roma’s offers table service and a range of North Indian cuisine. Run out of a large verandah’ed building set away from the road, Roma’s landscaped grassy surrounds lend it an atmosphere of sophistication. The best tables are found outdoors, close to the grass, where giant low terracotta lampshades cast a warm subdued light. Diners should allow themselves ample time for the often busy staff to take orders and prepare meals.
Pour Tous Café
Once the bustling hub of Auroville café life, the Pour Tous café occupied a quieter role after the Solar Kitchen and Coffee Shop opened. Today, it serves the steady flow of Aurovilians who come to Auroville’s little supermarket, Pour Tous (For All), to get their food and other essentials. In a concreted clearing in a giant bamboo grove, the PT Café serves good tea, coffee and South and North Indian traditional meals, including idli, dosa and chapathi at old-fashioned prices. With good cheap food and a warm mellow vibe, the Pour Tous café perfectly caters to the slightly harried shopper or visitor.
City Centre Café “Le Morgan”
Situated between the Town Hall Annex and the MultiMedia Centre, with a beautiful view on the Matrimandir, this cafe-restaurant opened in December 2005 and is the latest addition to “eating out” places in Auroville. Specialized in “French cuisine”, it offers a varied choice of non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, cakes, a few salads. It also offers dinners in some days, and it is closed on Sundays. Cash transactions are not accepted, and it is a no-smoking area.
- Daily Qi-Yo Multiversal Yoga training
- Certification by the International Yoga Alliance (upon successful completion of course)
- Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Transportation to and from Chennai airport
- One Free Oval Yoga Mat
- A Logo T-shirt (male or female)
Auroville is a city in the make in south-India, dedicated to human unity, and based on the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
The Integral Learning Centre is based in the intentional community called Vérité (because “Truth heals”) and has been dedicated since its inception to ‘higher healing’ or non-medical-healing-towards-Wholeness. Integral Learning is as much a state of mind as a ‘centre’ and we experience integral learning in the actual work of bringing the buildings into existence, in the everyday challenges of living in community, and in the many classes, sessions and gatherings which take place in Vérité’s two Halls.
Things To Do
Students can become a part of Auroville’s life by visiting the local cafes, libraries, pavilions. They can also attend various events and workshops.
Trips to Holy Arunachala, Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram, Pondicherry, or Madurai are also offered.
Setting : residential
Community : Verite. Focus on integral learning, health and sustainability; classes, programs and workshops; organic community kitchen and garden
Comfort range : A – basicB – standardC – good
Single room(s) : 6
Double room(s) : 7 + 2 capsules
Family room(s) : 1 triple rooms
Toilet : western and indian
Bathroom : shared; attached for 4 double rooms
Electricity : solar 12 V and 220 V
Ventilation : yes; fans, except for the capsules
Laundry : yes
Meals : 3 meals/day, veg and mainly organic
Cooking right : guest lounge kitchenette for making tea and coffee
Screening : yes,and mosquito nets provided for capsules
Bicycle : yes, extra fee
To Matrimandir : 1.5 km
Miscellaneous : no smoking on the premises; internet but no WIFI
Focus of area : craft and food production units
Optional Reading List:
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Jnagna Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
The anatomy of Movement by Calais-Germain
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: Manual for students, teachers and practitioners by David Coulter
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Comments on Bhagavatgita
Isis Unveiled by HPV
Mind, Its Mysteries and Control by Swami Sivananda
Integral Yoga by Sri Aurobindo
Agni Yoga by Roerich
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
These books are available for purchase at our online bookstore.
casual comfortable clothes, OVAL yoga mat, meditation cushion, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, clothing for warm days and cool mornings/evenings, rain gear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, water bottle, sunscreen, beach towel and bathing suit.
Plan Your Stay:
Please plan to arrive at least one day prior to the beginning of the course and depart at least one day after its completion.