200 Hour SivaOm Yoga Teacher Training
This 200 Hour SivaOm Yoga Teacher Training is designed for those who seek soul enlightenment and deep wisdom.
We teach SivaOm Yoga which includes all 4 branches of yoga (raja - karma - jnan - bhakti) in its original form from India. This training is suitable for any person of any age, including those who are already teachers and wish to go deeper into the roots of yoga, as well as for those who wish to become teachers. We will focus on much higher and spiritual elements and aspects of yoga in addition to asan (posture) practice. The course will be delivered in English and upon successful completion of the course you shall be awarded a 200 unit of Teacher Training SIVA OM School of Yoga Certificate (registered with the Govt. Of India)
*Important Note: The information given below Is A Road Map Towards The Yoga Tree As Per Ancient Vedic And Yogic Siddhanta In Brief and is also the course structure recommended by the Government Of India. A Detailed And Elaborate Understanding Is Provided During Teacher Training.
Yoga works on the level of one's body, mind, and soul. This has given rise to four broad classifications of Yoga: Karma Yoga where we utilize the body; Jnāna Yoga where we utilize the mind; Bhakti Yoga where we utilize the emotion and Raja Yoga where we utilize the energy. Each system of Yoga we practice falls within the gamut of one or more of these categories.
The four schools of Yoga (Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Raja Yoga)
- Concepts and principles of Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
- Concepts and principles of Hatha Yoga.
- Concepts and principles of Gheranda Samhita.
- Navavidha Bhakti.
- Qualities of a bhakt.
- The pronunciation, chanting, knowledge, benefits of Sanskrit mantra, hymns, bhajans.
- Satsang and the uplifting meaning of the chants helping to thin the activities of the mind.
- Mantra chanting, and their effect on the Nadi and the chakras.
- Demonstrated ability to create a bhakti bhava during the chanting and singing.
- An in-depth reading of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
- An in-depth reading of Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda.
- The concept of Karma Yoga.
- Prerequisites for a sthita prajna.
- Sthitaprajna Lakshana.
- The law of karma.
- An in-depth reading of Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda.
Four stages of Jnana
- Nityānitya vastu viveka (नित्यानित्य वस्तु विवेकम्)
- Ihāmutrārtha phala bhoga virāga (इहाऽमुत्रार्थ फल भोगविरागम्)
- Mumuksutva (मुमुक्षुत्वम्).
In addition to the above-mentioned curriculum, there will also be a focus upon
- Detailed history and origins of yoga.
- Conducting a Puja (sacred purification ceremonies).
- The concepts of Ida, Pingala and the Sushumna the central channel of energy running along the spine.
- Seven major chakras, and its correlation to states of consciousness.
- Creating a yoga aasan sequence.
- Yoga Nidra.
The course is taught by Yoga Guru Shri Siddhartha Shiv Khanna from India (Founder of the SIVA OM Yoga School).
Yoga Guru Shri Siddhartha Shiv Khanna
Born in an influential, traditional and modern Hindu family in New Delhi, I was introduced to meditation and chanting at a very young age along with the family household practice of Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of surrendering oneself to God) and Karma Yoga (Yoga of selfless acts of goodness towards everyone and everything). Having gone to one of the best private school of the nation I became a professional swimmer and also went on to pursue a degree in fashion retail and merchandise management after having spent 18 months in Australia after I turned 18. The big change happened when I was invited to take part in a reality show called Big Switch in India. It was a struggle of a unique kind and I won the show. The biggest win was the changes it brought in me after my nonstop interaction with the kids from slums during the duration of the show. I went on to handle my father's construction business and I also became the business head of a fashion label for a short bit after this. All of that and much more at the age of 25, in a way I had it all and yet happiness wasn't a permanent state of existence. This made me think and realize that there have to be things beyond money, beyond fame, beyond power since none of this can keep me happy, there must be something which will keep me happy all the time. During these times of wanderings and wonderings, I met Samara Kamui Bodhisatva on an online forum and he initiated me to meditation and taught me many important techniques of healing myself and others.
Thereafter two very big events took place. The first one was the "Holy Royal Snan of Mauni Amavasya during the Mahakumbh Mela", this was the first time in life I felt god inside of me and outside of me, we Hindus believe that by taking a bath in the meeting point of the 3 ancient rivers of India during the Brahma Muhurta (moment of creation) when Jupiter is in the 1st sign Aries and the Sun and the Earth’s moon are in the 10th sign Capricorn; or Jupiter in the 2nd sign Taurus and the Sun in Capricorn, a person gets Moksh (freedom from all suffering, freedom from the cycle of birth death and rebirth, freedom from the universal laws of space, time and karma), at that moment was perhaps my first real taste of yoga, it was a union and of the body with the mind, the mind with the soul and the souls with Shiv consciousness and no words are sufficient enough to express that infinite bliss which I felt in each single breath and moment of existence. The second big and perhaps the final step towards burying the old, this step was more intense in terms of what would happen. In Kedarnath jyotirlinga, high in the upper Himalayas an epiphany happened (perhaps ill tell you the full story one day), this sealed my fate, it was divine intervention. I came back and renounced my work. After, I studied and practiced Raja yoga (the yoga of the self) under the guidance of my Guru Ji from India Shri Yogi Anoop Ji. At this time I was doing only two things, practicing and studying, from 6 till 11 I would do asan practice and then the rest of the day I would read scriptures and ask questions from my guruji. Gyan Yoga (Yoga of knowledge) was feeding my brain and Raja Yoga was feeding my body but much too my joy life was completely changing on physical, mental and spiritual levels. I became balanced, stable and was closer than ever to the self-realization and God-realization. Then my guruji felt the need for me to start teaching others. In my present-day, I spend most of my time assisting seekers to find peace and reach the ultimate state of bliss. From time to time I'm busy expounding the ancient scriptures and viewpoints from my experiences to seekers so that they may achieve self-realization and God-realization and reach the ultimate goal of the soul of union with Shiv Consciousness.
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Upcoming Teacher Training Dates 2019 - 2020:
- 19th October 2019 - 9th February 2020
The course duration is approximately 12-14 weeks. It's a Non-Residential Programme where studies and lectures are conducted over the weekends from 11:00-19:00 every Saturday and Sunday.
The location: Athens, Greece.
The ancient birthplace of democracy with deep-rooted mythology adds to the charm of traditional yoga training. This teacher training can be conveniently done over 3 months just by attending weekend classes. In the end, you will get authentic training through traditional methodology by the first and only Indian teacher of Yoga who lives in Greece.
Athens training pricing
2000€ Per Person
* 200 units of teachings
* SIVA OM School of Yoga Certificate (registered with the Govt. Of India)
Price does not include:
* vegetarian meals