“Most people never get to do anything that is befitting of their own stature. Even fewer get to do that which is far bigger than themselves. Becoming a teacher is an opportunity to do something that is far bigger than you. Isha Yoga teachers have this privilege…No activity on the planet can give you this level of fulfillment.” – Sadhguru
Have you ever considered becoming a yoga teacher in order to share the benefits of yoga with others? Are you interested in taking a significant step in deepening your own yoga practice?
Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is a 21-week intensive training program offered annually at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India. Every year, aspiring yoga teachers travel from around the world for this unique opportunity to be trained in classical yoga in its full depth and dimension. The program has been specially designed by Sadhguru as a tool to bring forth the original purpose of yoga – to experience the fundamental nature of existence. Throughout the training, Hatha Yoga is taught not just for theoretical understanding, but as a living experience. Upon completing the program, the trainees have the privilege and fulfillment of sharing this beneficial knowledge with many more.
What is Classical Hatha Yoga?
Classical Hatha Yoga includes a variety of methods to elevate and purify one’s energies and to raise one’s perception to its peak. Today, however, the refined tools of classical yoga have been largely lost or grossly distorted. Only in a very few places, the classical system can be found in its full vibrancy and possibility. Access to this system has been traditionally available only to the hardiest seekers and monks who devote their entire lives to intense practice and austerity. It is Sadhguru’s vision to revive this ancient science in its full depth and dimension and make it available to every individual. As a step towards realizing this vision, he has devised the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program.
The program focuses on establishing awareness and an experiential understanding of the yogic practices, as well as step-by-step rigorous training in methodology and in conducting 48 unique modules which include the practices of Upa Yoga, Surya Kriya, Angamardhana, Yogasanas, Bhuta Shuddhi, and many other dimensions of yoga which are largely absent in the world today. Students will learn how to prescribe different modules based on participant needs, as well as receive real-life training on different class situations that may arise. These formats offer the flexibility to teach ongoing Hatha Yoga sessions, individual yoga tutoring, and extended yoga workshops.
Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training will be offered July 31-Dec 25 2015
The Isha Yoga Center is located on 150 acres of lush land at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains. Created as a powerful center for inner growth, this popular destination attracts people from all over the world.
According to yogic lore, the Adi Yogi, or first yogi, is said to have spent time in the Velliangiri Mountains many thousands of years ago, leaving behind a powerful energy cascading from these mountains even today and earning this region the historic reference “The Kailash of the South.”
The teacher training is offered in the powerful space of the Adi Yogi Alayam, which has been specially energized and structured by Sadhguru to revive the science of classical yoga. Over 10,000 people can sit at any given time in this unique hall, specially designed to fuel their exploration of the yogic sciences.
Experiences of Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training:
“Before coming to the training, I’d been practicing asanas for several years. But just three months into the training has completely changed my experience of Yogasanas. Now, if I simply sit after practicing the asanas, meditation happens by itself. It’s an amazing thing,” – Kenneth Graham, US
“I was always pulled towards Hatha Yoga. In my professional career, I was successful, being promoted and all that but I became disillusioned doing things that didn’t mean much to me. I struggled with what was right and what was wrong. I needed something beyond this corporate way of living. When the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program happened, well, how could I miss an opportunity to be in the ashram for five months, deepen my sadhana and become an Isha Hatha Yoga teacher.” – Geetha Thirugnanam, Mumbai
“What a powerful and peaceful environment. I have experienced glimpses of the true aspects of yoga, if I can say that already. There were moments when I was so deeply in touch with the yogasanas with my focus turned inward so intensely that tears would flow out of my eyes. I could just miraculously continue holding the asana. It was such a beautiful experience. It was as if I had become the yogasana. Every day this became more and more, the yogasanas slowly became a part of me. I feel like a new-born being. I feel so nourished within myself, so secure and so alive.” – Bianca Rakhorst
“There were innumerable health benefits for me. I lost over 20 kilos over the course of the program! My flexibility, strength, vibrancy and overall fitness have dramatically increased. On another level, I feel like I have been empowered with tools that I can employ for the rest of my life – tools that do not require faith or doctrine. They merely need to be applied and the result is certain. I feel privileged to be in a position to offer these tools to others. I do not need any more philosophies or theories to health and well-being. For me the search is complete, the change I see in myself is my own proof. – Vijay, Australia
“I knew the five months would be life-changing but I had no idea how it would manifest. I couldn’t be happier with how it unfolded. I experienced a transformation on every level of my human experience. I have gotten much stronger, much more in tune with my body, deeper awareness, more joy, and have made lasting friendships.” – Carline Lopez, US
“The last week of the program felt surreal, exciting and sad all at the same time. Residing at Isha Centre has become a way of life for me. My classmates are now like family – we ate together, did practices together, studied together and we also grew and changed together, celebrating the joy of learning and supporting each other through the journey.” – Amanda Stenc, UK