Course Two includes a Tulsi Mala & Bag (meditation beads) and Neti Pot
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Distance Education:
Full Integral Yoga (Teaching) Course
14 -18 months, 14 modules, 500 hour level.

Registration fee $108, plus Course full fee of $2600 or payment option of 12 monthly instalments of $235 (plus $108 registration fee)

This combined course (which also includes Basic Course One) is not merely a means of providing information about Yoga to enrollees who would like to obtain a diploma once they have completed the accompanying questionnaires. The chief objective is to offer guidelines towards the actual experience of Yoga, an experience that not only enhances the quality of life of the practitioner but also those with whom he/she comes into contact. If the Diploma is the only objective then the Yoga experience may be completely missed.

The Course is based on the Yoga Sutras as presented by Sri Patanjali Maharishialso provides practical guidance on the application of the sutras in everyday living. It primarily aims at providing knowledge and experience needed to improve the quality of one’s life.

This full course consists of fourteen assignments providing a deeper experience and understanding of the Eight Limbs of Astanga Yoga which consist of the four outer practices (known as Bahiranga Yoga) and the four inner practices (known as Antaranga Yoga). Each assignment is scheduled to take 4 to 6 weeks to accomplish. The total correspondence course takes approximately 14 to 18 months with a maximum time of two years as the final closure time for each student. The extra time allows for any unforeseen situations that may arise that need immediate attention. The course is subject to regular revision so two years is the maximum allowable time for any one student.

The objective is not to 'clone' students into fixed so-called 'correct' ideas but to assist the student in becoming an integrated individual Yogic cell. All course assignments are personally assessed by Smt. Linda Burr Australian Principal of IYAA.

The full training programme integrates the inner practices of Integral Yoga and provides further extensions of the outer practices, introduced in the Basic Course One Sâdhana training schedules. These full Sâdhana schedules give very comprehensive training in working with the major psychic centres (chakras) in the psychophysical systems on a therapeutic as well as a psychic basis. It gives special emphasis to the use of very powerful meditation techniques to heal the body and the mind. Completion of the conditions associated with the training programme carries the Full Sâdhana Integral Yoga Teachers’ Diploma plus the Basic Sâdhaka’s Certificate, plus the Chakra Sâdhana Certificate of Completion.

Modules 1-6 of Course One

Module Seven
Part One: PRATYAHÂRA & MANTRA DIKSHA (Sensory Controls & Initiation)

This defines Pratyahâra; the sensory system; the nature of sensation; Jnânendriyas & Karmendriyas, or the receiving and transmitting of sensory information; the ten senses and mental activity; the three Gunas; Mantra Yoga; meeting the Gurudeva or spiritual Master; Initiation and how it works; Mantra and Japa Yoga using the Mâla or meditation beads.

Part Two: CHAKRA SÂDHANA
How the vital energies work on a multilevel basis; Chakras and Bindus; the Nâdis or energy conveyors; how the Vâyus or major energy systems interact with the Chakras; the significance of Kûndalini Shakti and how She moves; how the Indriyas or sensory system fits into things; locating, cleansing and healing through the Chakras; the psychosomatics of the Chakra system.

Part Three: MEDITATIVE ÂSANA
This manual gives practical safeguards against leg joint damage; centring; limbering exercises; the anatomy of the legs; simple kneeling postures; meditative postures.

Module Eight
Part One: PANCHA KOSHA & PANCHA MÛDRA

The anatomy and physiology of olfaction; nasal care and cleansing, plus Jala Neti; internal cleansing against infection and allergy; perfumes and their uses; the five sheaths of consciousness or Pancha Kosha; the five Mûdra walking meditation; singing and chanting Mantras.

Part Two: MÛLADHÂRA SÂDHANA (Working with the Base Chakra)
Mûladhâra, the Base Centre; location, cleansing and toning the centre; Yoga Âsanas for Mûladhâra; Chakra Dhârana (concentration), plus Mantras and meditation; working with Mûladhâra Yantra; specific Classical Âsanas for Mûladhâra Sâdhana.

Module Nine
Part One: DHÂRANA (Concentration)

Psychic powers and concentration; focussing techniques; mood changing to generate interest in a focus of concentration; the ethics of yoga and the development of psychic powers; the risks and responsibilities of developing these powers; Tratakam or candle flame concentration; concentration techniques using colour; concentration using Yantras; the anatomy and physiology of the eyes; caring for the eyes.

Part Two: SWADISHTHÂNA SÂDHANA (Working with the Pubic Chakra)
The Pubic Centre and its association with the removal of psychophysical toxins; the life force energies associated with Swadishthâna; ethical and moral aspects of working with this centre;
Also covered are Swadishthâna and the sense of taste; wholesome and unwholesome aspects of Swadishthâna; how to perform Chandra Namaskar (Salute to the Moon exercise) with quick reference chart; Prânâyâma and meditation for Swadishthâna.

Module Ten
Part One: IMPROVING LEARNING SKILLS

Dealing with good and not so good habits; stress release meditation; using body language in yogic brain aerobics; detailed instruction in brain aerobic Prânâyâma warm-up exercises (also quick reference chart); controlling the left and right brain hemispheres (also quick reference chart); 18 soothing, gracefully flowing concentration / meditation hand gestures to create mental harmony (includes quick reference chart); Acu-Yoga postures to improve brain function.

Part Two: MANIPÛRA (Navel Chakra)
Locating, cleansing and toning the Navel Centre; the Navel Centre and its association with the digestive system and the other aspects of the assimilatory energies; Manipûra connections to the adrenals and the gonads; its association with Swadishthâna and Mûladhâra Centres and how to get them to work as a team; the emotional aspects of Manipûra and how it will work for and against one; the psychic aspects of the Centre and the dangers of over-working it; the significance of its traditional stylised ten-petal lotus Yantra presentation with the various Mantras associated with it; further work with Swadishthâna and its stylised six-petal Yantra presentation with Mantras; concentration and meditation on these two Yantric forms and integrating them into a safe form of Chakra focus; Âsanas and breathing exercises for these Chakras with quick reference chart; Solar Plexus Recharge relaxation Kriya.

Module Eleven
Part One: MEDITATION: (DHYANA)

Meditation defined; the effect of meditation on the body and the brain; healing through meditation; solo meditation; group meditation; confronting stress and solving problems with meditation; creating ideal meditation environments anywhere; recognising spontaneous states of meditation and learning to understand their message; developing intuitive awareness with meditative techniques; how to deal with the post-meditative state.

Module Twelve
Part One: GEOMANTRA (Working with Yantras)

What Yantras are and how they relate to Mantras; the meaning and therapy of their colours; talking and listening to them; the meanings of the various Yantra components; how to draw them and what happens to the mind during the whole process; how they can be used to create benign mind states in children and adults; how Mûdras can be used to increase sensitivity to Yantras.

Module Thirteen
Part One: SAMYÂMA (Mind Poise)
Samyâma defined; enabling transcendent mind poise by delicately balancing concentration and meditation; the location of Bindus or mini-chakras in the brain; concentrating and meditating in these Bindus to selectively create bliss states; creating energy cones by connecting groups of Bindus.

Module Fourteen
SHARING YOGA

This final assignment is the Communication Module. It provides basic information into communicatory techniques and because of the highly individualised nature of communication this final module is merely offered as an aid to those who may be called on to share their knowledge of the Yoga experience. The ways of sharing Yoga techniques; sharing the experience of Yoga; communication; sensory communication; visible and visual forms of communication; using perfumes and incenses as aids to communication; hands-on work with people; listening and speech skills; Yoga body language; expanded awareness and mental telepathy; how to set up a class.