Foundation Course in Yoga
Let us begin our Yogic journey with this yoga course. Among all the courses, this would be your gateway course to yoga. Find out more about this beginner’s course in yoga. Get an introduction to various aspects of yoga, its applications and different aspects of Indian Culture.
Aim of Certification
The aim is to produce Yoga professionals such that an IYA certified professional will have minimum / basic common standards of Yoga knowledge and expertise, irrespective of which institute he or she is certified from. These standards will become the hallmark of Yoga all over the world.
Certification : Indian Yoga Association permanent certificate – IYA, Free Yoga Professional membership with IYA & Eligibility to appear for Exam – YPI -Yoga Certification Board (YCB) Govt. of India
How will it benefit the member?
It is advantageous for individuals to get certified under this scheme of IYA because IYA will maintain a portal on its website detailing the list and individual details of certified Yoga professionals under this scheme. This will provide more job and service opportunities.
Job Avenues : Certified Yoga Professionals can teach basics of Yoga/Common Yoga Protocol etc. on International Day of Yoga for prevention of diseases and promotion of health. They can also conduct Yoga practice/classes. For e.gin parks, societies, RWA etc.
What is the Role of Indian Yoga Association?
IYA will provide the Syllabi for the Various Courses and Accredit Member Institutes for conducting the courses. Swaraj Yoga Institute & Wellness Retreats is an accredited member for this course.
Certificates once issued by the Member Institutes to candidates on successfully completing the Courses will be permanent. IYA reserves the right to and will conduct audit checks on the Courses to be conducted by the Member Institutes.
Batch Size – 15
Start Dates : 1st of every month from April to October for Year 2023 and 2024 (*No teacher training in July of any year because of the monsoon) |
For November month – Start date 16 Nov 2023 11 Nov 2024
*January to March – School closed for Winter vacations
Online Mode Part-time – Customized
Full time Offline – 50 Hours courses
- Course Highlights
- Practical information
- Accommodation & Rules
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- 50-hour Yoga Foundation Course-Online and Offline modules
- Live sessions by a certified professional faculty
- Available for national and international students
- Accommodation available for international and national students
- Get a first-hand experience of the yogic lifestyle
- Live online sessions will be held over Zoom, Google Duo etc
- For Online sessions’ time zone: Dharamshala, India (India Standard Time, GMT 5.5)
- English instruction. Hindi ,Himachali , Punjabi language can be provided if needed.
- Course can start as soon as you sign up
- Self-paced is possible upon discussion with the teacher
- Hatha Yoga
- Traditional Yoga
- Ashtanga Yoga
- Special sessions on Kurunta (Rope)Yoga (inspired By Iyengar )
Eligibility – 16 years of age;
Duration – 50 hours
Practical : Theory = 80 : 20
Minimum Contact Hours = 80% I.E. 40 Hours
Practical – Total Contact Hours = 32 Hours
Theory – Total Contact Hours = 8 Hours
|Section 1||Indian Philosophy & Culture|
|1||Meaning of ‘Veda’|
|2||Names of 4 Vedas|
|3||Four Parts of each Veda|
|6||Names of Darsanas (Aastika&Nastika) and their Originators|
|7||Meaning of Upanishads|
|9||Names of Dukhatraya|
|10||Purusa / Prakrti|
|11||Bondage & Liberation|
|12||Names & characteristics of 3 Gunas|
|13||Names of 4 Chapters|
|15||Def of Yoga (PYS -Ch. I : S2)|
|16||Brief understanding of ‘Hatha’ Yoga|
|17||Names of Chaturangas of Hatha Pradipika|
|18||Names of Saptangas of Gheranda Samhita|
|19||Brief background of context of BG|
|20||Karma, Bhakti & Jnana Yogas|
|Two Definitions of yoga|
|21||Samatvam Yoga Uchyate|
|23||Names of the 4 Purusharthas|
|Salient Features of Indian Culture|
|28||Law of Karma (in brief)|
|Applications of Yoga|
|29||Benefits / Pre-cautions / Contra-indications of Yoga Practices|
|33||Guidelines for Self-practice|
Syllabus— Practical Topics
|Section 1||SukshmaVyayama / Preparatory Practices|
|Section 2||Shuddhi Kriyas|
|6||Traditional Suryanamaskar with 12 poses|
|Four Meditative Asanas|
|Five Standing Asanas|
|Four Kneeling Asanas|
|Five Sitting Asanas|
|Four Prone Asanas|
|Five Supine Asanas|
|One Inverted Asanas|
|35||Basic yogic Breathing|
|Pranayama without Kumbhaka|
|41||Chin / Jnana Mudra|
|42||Agochari Mudra (NasikagraDrishthi)|
|43||Shambhavi Mudra (BruhmadhyaDrishthi)|
|46||Yoga Mudra in Vajrasana&Padmasana|
07:00 am Detoxification cleanse practices –shudhi Kriyas/Shatkarma followed by Breathing, meditation and mantra chanting
07:30 am Practical Class as per syllabus (learn, practice and adjustments)
09:30 am Breakfast, rest
10:30 am theory class as per syllabus (philosophy)
11:30 Practical – Self-alignment and teaching practice
12:30 p.m. Lunch
13:30 free time- study, rest
16:30 Theory class -philosophy as per syllabus | anatomy with Practical, demonstration ,corrections,
| Group Discussions as per topics of syllabus
18:30 Meditation, mantra chanting (Patanjali Yoga Sutras to Preaching from Bhagwad Geeta and other yoga Shastras , Puranas, Upanishads etc . as per Syllabus)
19.30 pm Dinner
22:00 Lights off
Sunday – Holiday
Saturday – Half day
Extra class can be taken on request
Dos & Don’t / General RULES –
Once you book your course or Yoga retreat Vacation , the guest/student should be happily ready to adhere to following Rules & Regulations in campus as a Yoga family member –
Since Swaraj Yoga Inst & Wellness Retreats is a Yoga oriented campus and not a guesthouse, we expect from all from our retreatants and students to watch the accompanying standards – keeping in mind the true goal to keep up a environment helpful for internal reflection & facilitate best learning while studying as an ardent student for all present in the campus :
1.) Yoga Students/Guests kindly don’t enter the Kitchen . But occasionally if you have been permitted to cook of your choice is ok.
2.) To help us to promote sattvic eating – no meat,fish or any non veg food are permitted .
3.) Practicing quietness in all classes is appreciated but personal queries can be raised after the class
4.) We need to assure the wellbeing and safety of our Yoga Students/Guests. Subsequently, we request you to come back to the campus not later than 10 pm.
5.) All Yoga Students/Guests are expected to take part in Yoga classes , Meditation sessions and prayers held from day by day. No exemptions other than permitted because of some health issue.
6.) Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs of any sort are entirely not permitted.
7.) To keep up quiet condition Please keep all music at a lowest level in your accommodation and no music device allowed to play after 10 pm.
8.) This is your own campus , We request all students / Guests to help , respect each other to maintain a conducive one family like environment and maintain a perfect environment of love care and peace in the campus and their accommodation. No Anger is allowed.
10.) Please participate and help us to maintain cleanliness as Karma Yoga is the best way to give back as your Seva to yoga campus.
11.) Use Respectfully dresses. (One must avoid shirts over the knee, Tank-Top Shirts or Tight and uncovering apparels).
12.) The friends, relatives, and outsiders related to students / Guests are not permitted to visit any accommodation inside the campus but can visit and meet the desired person in the reception area.
13.) Every individual will wash his own particular garments in the clothes washer and he/she will dry themselves. Paid service also available on reasonable charges
14)People are not permitted to share or change the accommodation without prior approval and sometimes required by campus working / weather circumstances, Your accommodation can be changed .
Course Materials: a Tshirt and a course manual are provided as a part of the course material and are included in the course fee.
Language: The course is taught in English and in Hindi explanation is available for Indian Students
Please enquire before making any travel plans if you do not have a good command of both written and spoken English.
Evaluation of students is on:
Theory understanding during the course
Final written exam
A minimum combined score of 50% is required to pass.
Supplemental Course Material: Apart from the TTC manual, there are some recommended texts for the course. These are not included in the course fee and can be bought from our centre :
Extra Yoga Books as per syllabus requirement
To maintain the spiritual atmosphere of the ashram guests please review Centres Do’s & Don’ts
Things to Bring: These items can also be purchased at our centre .
Water bottle (Reusable, we try and limit the amount of single-use plastic)
Meditation shawl (for cool evenings)
Yoga asana mat
Notebooks and pens
Meals: Simple Indian vegetarian meals are provided twice daily . (It is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals from our side )
During the training program, you will be comfortably- accommodated with eco friendly type accommodations and if all booked then you shall be accommodated in our approved associate Rooms just in walking distance around our place with all facilities as per guidelines mentioned here- . The rooms are on sharing as well as the private basis with comfortable bed and bedding , Bathrooms ( attached and non attached options ) and other basic facilities .
During the retreat program, you will be comfortably accommodated in our approved associate Rooms.
As our campus is amidst the beauty of nature with lot of trees ,flowers , Himalayan birds and farming fields all around ,you shall be staying in one of our natural type accommodation with clean wash rooms .
Being a Yoga centre , please expect only purely Yoga ashram-like living with not too much luxury and such natural ashram environment is always conducive to encourage our yoga learning process . Although modern facilities like Wi-Fi, hot water, and much more which we feel is now difficult to do without for the participant are available as per need .
We represent an organic , return to nature, no harm to nature and a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel stay . We are sure that you would love and appreciate this dimension of living too which is more real and close to nature means close to our inner core – our own bliss body . Generally there is a more community type atmosphere and so often an expectation that students/ guests will also pitch in to help our workers to help campus function smoothly under Good Karma . So make it a memorable learning experience for yourself and all present around without any Anger .
24-hour hot & cold water
Filtered – Free Drinking water
Free Detox at our place only – Alkaline Mineral magic water to detox as per individual Needs
Attached and Non attached bathrooms
Bed with Blankets, mattress, Bed sheet only – No towel or any toiletries are given * Student should buy such stuff themselves .
Free Detox Tea – Max Three
Common Dining area along with – Traditional Old Himachali Village Type – Rustic Kitchen
Laundry service – Washing Machine available and also Available on reasonable payment – very near to campus
Health & Hygiene
Offering our guests/students a clean campus is our utmost priority
Uses cleaning organic &Govt prescribed mixtures that are effective against various Flu & coronavirus .
Guest accommodation is disinfected periodically during stay tenure or whenever needed .
Equipment like props ropes and others used for activities are disinfected before and/or after use.
The new norm of Physical distancing is a practice we all must agree upon
Cashless payment available.
Hand sanitizer available in key areas.
Process in place to check the health of participants
First aid kit available.
Protective masks are available for all staff and students
Note – Only fully vaccinated Students/Guests are welcome to apply
Start Dates : Every first Monday of the Month ( Note – Rarely A little change in the start day if any shall be intimated to you )
|Indian Students||International Students|
|Course Fee – without stay and food – offline or online|
|Course Fee – Stay and Food – 7 Day 6 nights (Shared Accommodation – basic comfort)|
|Course Fee – Stay and Food – 7 Days 6 nights (Non -Shared Accommodation – basic comfort)|
|Course Fee – Stay and Food – 7 Day 6 nights (Non – Shared Accommodation – Deluxe comfort)|
|Course Fee – Stay and Food – 7 Days 6 nights (Non – Shared Accommodation – Super Deluxe)|
Note – Two students booking together and sharing (Non – shared basic/deluxe/super Deluxe) will get 10% discount on above price for each student.
Scholarship for Needy Students –Scholarship and Rebates are available for poor needy candidates but deserving only subject to management approval. A separate request can be deposited with a special note (Max 200 words).
What’s not included (included in Price)
- Bus, railway, or Airways fare
- No insurance, medical, or visa fee
- Yoga books (But available at nominal price cost to cost)
- Yoga Certification Board (Govt. of India) Yoga Exam fees
Discount policy only for Indians
10% discount from 1st May to 15th July bookings.
15% discount on all other months.
No discount on shared basic comfort.
Our revised cancellation policy for refund w.e.f 1st April 2023 is as follows —
Any time Ninety days before booking check in date
20 Percent of fifty percent paid advance as cancellation charges
Between 89 days to 30 days before booking check in date
— 40 – percent of fifty percent paid as cancellation charges
Between 29 days to
8 days –before booking, check in date
50 percent of fifty percent advance paid as cancellation charges
Between 7th days to arrival date
100 percent of fifty percent advance paid before booking check in date
If Cancellation by Swaraj Yoga Institute amount is 100% refundable
Refund after joining the course – If student leaves within 3 days after joining the class, The course fee mentioned without stay and food option will not be refunded for reason whatsoever. Whereas other amount paid for food and stay shall be paid back as per the days stayed as per total package cost with in 3 days . After 3 days of joining – The whole amount deposited is non-refundable .
Full refund will only be granted where SYIWR has had to cancel the programme.
Foreign Students – PLEASE ENSURE THAT TRAVEL AND ANY NECESSARY VISA ARE POSSIBLE BEFORE REGISTERING.
Basic Comfort Rooms
For International Students
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