In addition to Yoga of Recovery, Durga offers various other trainings throughout the year, these include:
Bahamas: April 22 – May 1, 2019 with Swami Hridyananda
Gain a fundamental understanding of Ayurveda as the health-care component of the yoga tradition. Learn how yoga and Ayurveda can guide you toward balance through daily health regimens and lifestyle recommendations based on Ayurvedic constitutional principles. Learn Ayurveda philosophy, the three gunas, the three doshas, constitutional examination, digestion, spices for digestion and elimination, Ayurvedic daily routines, and self-healing with the four paths of yoga.
This program prepares a wellness practitioner to begin to recognize Ayurvedic constitutional types and guide people through daily health regimen and lifestyle recommendations. The course manuals are derived from David Frawley’s correspondence courses of the American Institute of Vedic Studies (AIVS). The certificate awarded comes jointly from Sivananda and AIVS. Many take this course to add in-person immersion learning, sadhana, and prana to their study of the AIVS Ayurvedic Healing Course.
If you are a yoga teacher, this course will help you be more connected to the deeper healing of the sister sciences of yoga and Ayurveda, both for yourself and others. It is also helpful for those who are interested in Ayurveda, but may not want to become Ayurvedic Clinical Practitioners themselves, such as yoga teachers, herbalists, and bodywork practitioners.
Bahamas: April 14-22, 2019
with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Dharmananda, Durga Leela, Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, Dr. Mala Cunningham, Dr. Suprabha Jain, Arun Deva, Swami Hridyananda, and Swami Brahmananda
What is the yogic prescription for health and healing?
Yoga professionals and medical doctors share a common goal — to bring health to the ones they serve. Swami Sivananda began his career as a successful medical doctor and was a strong advocate for physical health. When he renounced his medical career to focus on providing deeper levels of spiritual healing to humanity, he often integrated his knowledge of medicine with yoga and spirituality to help people heal.
We see increasing cases of this integration today, with medical professionals and yoga experts coming together to provide the best care for those in need. This collaboration benefits doctors because they can better help their patients, and it advances the yoga community by relating its ancient knowledge to modern medicine.
In this special event, you will hear from the founders and teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator program in California who have brought yoga teachers to the next level of yoga service by educating them to work in medical communities — bringing the healing aspects of yoga and Ayurveda into the western medical framework.
Topics of this symposium include:
- Psychologies and philosophies of healing
- Therapeutic applications of yoga
- Ayurveda and its principles in action
- How yoga heals in a medical setting
- History of medicine and healing modalities
Join us as we explore the exciting future of integrating these two worlds: western science with its medical techniques, and eastern science with its capacity of multi-faceted healing. Gain a well-rounded perspective on how yoga and medicine can work together, and return home with a balanced understanding of healthy living.
To promote integral health, to reduce stress, to restore balance and a sense of purpose in one’s life. empower individuals with classical Yoga tools and Self-knowledge. This is a two-year, 800-hour Yoga Health Educator Training. The next Training will begin in October 2018, apply now. See Schedule for Durga’s SYHET teaching dates in 2018 in both Vietnam and California.
The goal of the Vedic Counseling course is to help serious Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic practitioners, and Vedic Science practitioners to acquire additional, practical skills to help their students or clients on the path of positive living, high thinking, and self-realization. The Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, USA, has for many years been the leading forum for the teaching of the vedic sciences:
- Jyotish/Vedic Astrology (Science of time)
- Ayurveda (Science of healing)
- Tantra (universal energy patterms including mantra, yantra, and sacred mythology)
- Vastu (science of space and place)
This comprehensive program comprises 350 hours of residential study and is offered in 6 modules of 5 days each (except the first module which is 10 days) with expert teachers in these vedic fields (Swami Sitaramananda, Komilla Sutton, Durga Leela, Niranjan Babu, Olga Mandodari, Swami Vashistananda, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Swami Dharmananda, Swami Sivasankariananda)
The study will be spread in a one and a half year span.
- Sep. 1 – 5, 2018 – Durga Leela, Swami Sivasankari, Swami Vasishta
- Nov. 16 – 20, 2018 – Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnana, Swami Vasishta, Swami Sivasankari
- June 21 – 25, 2019 – Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Jnana, Komilla Sutton
- Aug. 2 – 6, 2019 – Swami Jnana, Swami Dharma, Komilla Sutton, Durga Leela
- Nov. 11 – 15, 2019 – Swami Sitaramananda, Durga Leela, Olga Mandodari, Swami Vasishta, Swami Sivasankari
See Schedule for Durga’s SYHET specific teaching dates in 2018/19 in California.