Two includes a Tulsi Mala & Bag (meditation beads) and
Integral Yoga (Teaching) Course
14 -18 months, 14 modules, 500 hour level.
fee $108, plus full Course fee of $3,220
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.
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.
1-6 of Course One
Part One: PRATYAHÂRA & MANTRA DIKSHA (Sensory Controls
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two: MÛLADHÂRA SÂDHANA (Working with the Base
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.
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.
Two: SWADISHTHÂNA SÂDHANA (Working with the Pubic
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated 15 October 2019