The Integral Yoga Institute of New York will be hosting their first Yoga Immersion Program. This is geared to those who are seeking a true classical Yoga immersion and/or those who will utilize this program as a pre-requisite for certification as a Yoga teacher. For over 40 years, Integral Yoga’s internationally respected training program has been continually developed and refined to meet the personal and professional Yogic needs of our participants. We provide a wide reaching foundation preparing trainees to develop their knowledge and personal practice of Yoga, and the essential skills for teaching Yoga. Graduates receive both a practical and a philosophical understanding of the full scope of Yoga teachings and practices.
Module 1: Yoga Immersion Program
“Yoga” means “union” in the ancient Sanskrit language. It is a perfect description of the Integral Yoga system which synthesizes the various branches of Yoga into a comprehensive lifestyle system. The aim is to promote the harmonious development of every aspect of the individual. The results are subtle, profound, and measurable.
The six branches of Integral Yoga are powerful tools to encourage wellness and self-mastery. Trainees will refine and deepen their personal practices based on an exploration of:
- Hatha Yoga (physical postures)
- Raja Yoga (psychology of mind)
- Karma Yoga (selfless service)
- Bhakti Yoga (devotion)
- Jñana Yoga (self-analysis)
- Japa Yoga (mantra repetition)
Module 1 encourages you to deepen your own practice through the study of Yoga as a complete lifestyle science. You will be immersed in an experience of living Yoga for personal and spiritual development. The curriculum includes asana and basic anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and study of sacred texts, and other traditional Yogic practices.
Upon graduation from Module 1, you will discover your personal practice has become firmly established and well grounded, and you will have the option to pursue 200-hour teacher certification by continuing your studies with Module 2: Yoga Teaching Essentials.
Prerequisites for Admission
Applicants must be committed to developing their Yoga practice through the various facets presented in this course, which will require regular attendance, active participation, and home study. Applicants of all skill levels are welcome, comfort with practicing Integral Yoga Hatha Level I is advised. If you are unfamiliar with the Integral Yoga Style, we kindly request that you attend at least 3 of our Hatha classes (online or in-person) before committing to this program.
January 26 – March 10, 2024
Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Online
Fridays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Online
Sundays: 9:30am – 3:30pm Hybrid, Online & In-Person options
All times given in Eastern Time US, please check your time zone.
This is a hybrid training offering options for both online and in-person attendance. Participants may select to complete the entire training online, or as a combination of online and in-person experience. All classes, both online and in-person, require live attendance during the hours on schedule for successful completion of Module 1 and to be eligible to continue with Module 2 for the 200-hour teacher certification.