2017 Parmarth Yoga Courses

Please Note – For the Courses Listed Below: The first date listed is the orientation meeting, which is held in the evening either before or after dinner. Students should try to be at the Ashram by 1 pm. Please check at the Reception Office for the exact timing of the orientation.

Instructions in English

Winter 2017:  Sunday December 17th – Saturday December 23rd, 2017

This 1-week Beginner Intensive Yoga program for individuals with some yoga experience, includes prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, question /  answer session, Yoga Philosophy, Vedic Chanting, Meditation, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.  Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Level 1

With traveling gong yogi Sanj Hall – Co-founder of The Eternal Sound and College of Holistic Resonance.

Instructions in English

Fall 2017:  Thursday September 28th, 2017 – Sunday October 1st, 2017
Fall 2017: Friday November 17th, 2017 – Monday November 20th, 2017

Sound healing has been practiced over centuries. Its healing nature is once again being noticed and embraced. This program on Eternal sound, is an attempt to understand holistic resonance bringing positive change to the listener where healing occurs. Learn to play the gongs and other instruments to channelize this transcendent energy into a positive, serene and relaxed environment for people, communities and work places.

Sound is the first manifestation of the Absolute. We know nothing about the nature of the Absolute as it exists, except that it is. Brahman or universe is incomprehensible in its transcendent aspect – the nearest approach to it is only by sound which is of the highest level of universe.

Beautiful waves and timeless vibrations, the gongs and other instruments, singing bowls, drums, temple bells, mantras, chanting produce a spectrum of harmonics with a sound envelope and texture that is nonlinear and trans-spatial. It transports the listener to another level of being, integrate one’s intention and brings balance into body, mind, and spirit.

Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

With traveling gong yogi Sanj Hall – Co-founder of The Eternal Sound and College of Holistic Resonance.

Instructions in English

Winter 2017: Sunday December 24th – Wednesday December 27th, 2017

Sound is the first manifestation of the Absolute. We know nothing about the nature of the Absolute as it exists, except that it is. Brahman or universe is incomprehensible in its transcendent aspect – the nearest approach to it is only by sound which is of the highest level of universe.

Beautiful waves and timeless vibrations, the gongs and other instruments, singing bowls, drums, temple bells, mantras, chanting produce a spectrum of harmonics with a sound envelope and texture that is nonlinear and transspatial.

Experience the eternal healing sound that activates your inner healing to integrate your intention and bring balance to body, mind and spirit as you are transported to another level of being. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Instructions in English

Fall 2017: Sunday September 3rd – Friday September 15th, 2017
Winter 2017: Sunday November 26th – Friday December 8th, 2017

This 10 day / 2 week Foundation Yoga program for individuals with no yoga experience includes prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, Vedic Chanting, Karma Yoga and question / answer session.  Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Optional classes available in this program:

  • 1 additional chanting class per day
  • Conversational Hindi 1 class per day

Instructions in English

Summer 2017:  Sunday August 6th – Friday August 18th, 2017

This 12-day/2-week Intensive Yoga program includes prayers, pranayama, Surya / Chandra Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, in-depth practice of yoga asana, Yoga in the Bhagvad Gita and Paatanjali Yoga Sutras, Vedic Chanting, question / answer session, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Havan [Sacred Fire ceremony] and cultural aspects of Indian Festivals [whichever occurs during the course].   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Optional classes available in this program:

  • 1 additional chanting class per day

Pre-requisite:  1 year of regular yoga practice; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga.

Certificate of Attendance: Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance; and, honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate.

Instructions in English

Summer 2017: Sunday July 16th – Friday July 28th, 2017
Fall 2017: Sunday November 5th – Friday November 17th, 2017

This program is a great way to deepen your practice and gain a better understanding of the subtleties of yoga while focusing on the main chakras of the body.  Each day of this Kriya Yoga program begins with the 20 main Kriya Yoga practices for pratyahara, dharana, dhyana [control of the senses, concentration and meditation]; and, includes prayers, pranayama, traditional hatha yoga asana, question / answer satsang, Vedic Chanting.   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Optional classes available in this program:

  • 1 additional chanting class per day

Instructions in English

Summer 2017: Friday August 4th – Sunday August 6th, 2017
Fall 2017: Friday September 22nd – Sunday September 24th, 2017
2018 New Year Spiritual Retreat: Friday December 29th, 2017 – Monday January 1st, 2018

This 2-day Weekend Spiritual Retreat is designed for those individuals who need a respite from the busy-ness of life – a time for relaxation, rejuvenation and to re-energize to better manage the demands of life.  The weekend  includes prayers, pranayama, Mauna Dhyana Sadhana, Surya Namaskar and basic stretching yoga asana, question /  answer session, Mantra Chanting,  silent & guided Meditations, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, walks and much more.

The specific pranayama and kriyas will be determined by the needs of the group. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Individuals are expected to use the time after dinner for reflection and introspection to determine how they will integrate their learnings into their daily lives.

Instructions in English

Fall 2017: Sunday October 1st, 2017 – Friday October 27th, 2017

Becoming a yoga teacher takes commitment, dedication and willingness to live the yogic principles. The yoga teacher is the disciple as well as the example.

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and includes prayers, pranayama, Surya / Chandra Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, in-depth practice of yoga asana, Yoga in the Bhagvad Gita and Paatanjali Yoga Sutras, Teaching Methodology / Teaching Practice and opportunities for self practice to deepen your understanding, discipline and teaching abilities, Vedic Chanting, question / answer sessions, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Havan [Sacred Fire ceremony] and cultural aspects of Indian Festivals [whichever occurs during the course]. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

Pre-requisite:  Currently a yoga teacher; or, completion of Intensive Yoga; or, 2 years of regular yoga asana practice; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga.

Certificate of Attendance: Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance, and honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate. With successful completion of this program you can teach yoga with Yoga Alliance USA credentials.


Important Course Information

  • It is necessary to understand, read and write English to be able to participate in the yoga courses which are offered in English.
  • Certificates for Intensive and YTTC will be issued only on completion of the entire course.
  • Attendance and punctuality are important factors for self discipline and to receive the certificate for certificate courses.
  • Dress code to be maintained (white comfortable outfit covering full body: no cut sleeves and skimpy dresses, please.) during yoga classes, at meal times, in the Ashram grounds, and at Parmarth ghat.
  • Make sure to bring your receipt of full payments to the first class that begins early in the morning.
  • No classes on Sundays and major Indian/Hindu Holidays.
  • The first day is for check in and orientation. Please arrive at the Ashram by 4:00 pm and check with the reception desk for the location and time of the orientation.
  • Yoga students are welcome to stay an additional 15 days to integrate and deepen their discipline and practice. This is only possible when rooms are available.

Our Yoga Team

mataji

Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji

Bhagawatiji

 Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

Resident Yoga Teachers

induyoga

Indu Sharma

nandini

Nandini Tripathi

elise

Elise Hockley

preeti

Preeti Pandher

Visiting Teachers

 
jenny

Jenny Holle (Germany)

tara

Tara Maniar (Canada)

sueyoga

Sue Melbourne (USA)

sanjay-hall

Sanjay Hall