Nidra Yoga school at Varkala Cliff provides a traditional style of yoga, comprehensive and genuine knowledge of practical yoga psychology and philosophy, mantra chantings, Bhakti yoga, bhajans, and daily teachings (yoga philosophy, anatomy classes, focus on alignment and adjustment to avoid injuries, pranayama classes, yoga workshop for yogic management of common diseases, asanas sequencing).
With an education in techniques, teaching methodology, anatomy, yoga philosophy, and practical teaching experience, you will ultimately feel safe and adequately prepared to instruct a general adult population.
After all, yoga is more than physical exercise or stress release. These benefits all come as side effects of regular practice, yet the ultimate aim of yoga is to transcend the limited and egoistic self and connect with the unlimited eternal. Beyond education, Nidra Yoga school at Varkala Cliff will provide a proper spiritual environment for your journey.
Several years of experience flowed into the shaping of a characterful, recreative accommodation atmosphere, and well-elaborated yogi diet to ideally assist your practices. Furthermore, Nidra Yoga school at Varkala Cliff invites you to occasional spiritual trips into the gorgeous landscapes of Kerala in that you attune to nature by walks, mantras, music, and bhajan singing.
In order to be a good teacher, it is important to establish or deepen your self-practice. To do so, you will practice in the morning and evening together in a group setting supervised and instructed by lead trainers.
In the morning, you will practice Vinyasa Kriya flow yoga. It entails the practice of varying flow sequences uniting asanas with breathing and mantras followed by relaxation, pranayama, and kriyas. By this way, you will get a practical impression of different Vinyasa sequences.
In the beginning of the teacher training course, you will start with basic flow exercises that are gradually improved over time. You can experience its physical and energetic effects as also observe how different categories of asanas (bends, twists, and inversions that are investigated in theory classes) harmonize in a set.
Towards the evening, when the sun sinks behind the palm trees in the sea and the climate cools down a little, you will practice classical Hatha yoga. In an atmosphere charged with peace and devotion, you will practice recreational Shanti asanas in the tradition of Swami Sivananda and his disciple Swami Satyananda Saraswati, who framed ancient yoga teachings in a modern language that incorporates both traditional and scientific understandings.
By harmonizing all levels of human life and experience through practical means of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, bandhas, and mudras, you start balancing the sun and moon energies (ha-tha), purify nadis and chakras, and you ultimately practice to gain mastery of prana in order to control the mind.