The Intensive Course spanning two to three weeks, six days per week - is designed for those students who have taken a strong interest in furthering their Yoga practice and who wish to undertake an extensive exploration of this science. The daily program includes one and a half hours of Pranayama, four hours of Asanas, one and a half hours of relaxation and meditation, as well as one hour of Karma Yoga.
Two healthy vegetarian meals, along with afternoon tea, are provided daily to all course participants. In addition to these Yoga practices, the Course also features one lecture by Sharat and one to two taped lectures in the evenings, per week.
The Intensive Courses should be considered a retreat, where a student can devote oneself entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation. The courses are rigorous and the daily program very thorough - beginning in the early morning and continuing until sunset - leaving very little or no time for other activities. We, therefore, advise participants to come prepared with all their personal needs prior to the commencement of the Course. All aspects of Yoga are learned on an experiential level, and dramatic changes are often felt by students.
A meeting takes place during the evening before the Course starts and is compulsory for all participants.
The program and exact schedule will be introduced, jobs will be distributed and all questions will be clarified.
Yoga and Ayurveda are sciences stemming from the same philosophical background, Yoga being for the spirit and Ayurveda for the body. When working with our bodies in Hatha Yogic practice, the insight that Ayurveda provides is extremely valuable. It informs and helps us to develop a practice that brings a more profound harmony within.
During the Course, an Ayurvedic practitioner will provide us with the necessary knowledge to establish our body-mind constitution and diagnose problem, as and when they appear. Pulse reading, tongue diagnosis, and other examination techniques will be taught. Once the role of the elements and their influence on us is understood, Sharat will help us understand the influences that the Yogic postures have on the various constitutions and types, thus evolving a way of Yoga practice to establish and maintain balance. Above all, this course will increase our awareness of ourselves in relation to the outer world. The specific themes explored in this Course are:
What is Ayurveda? Misconceptions & Basic principles;
Panchamahabhuta and Tridosha Theory;
Five elements of nature: Body as an epitome of nature;
Tridosha: Properties and functions;
Tridosha and their actions on various systems of the body;
Diagnostic & treatment methods of Ayurveda;
Healthy body and healthy mind;
Daily regimen and seasonal regimen;
Prakriti parikshan · Determination of body constitution
Booking and Deposit
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Meeting : The meeting takes place on the evening before the course starts and is compulsory for all participants. The program and the exact schedule will be introduced, jobs will be distributed and all questions will be clarified.
The course will start with a pooja and a purification practice.
Schedule Day 1 to 6
7.30 to 8.30 am - Pooja (Prayers) and Pranayama
7.30 to 11.00 am - Asana Class
11 am - Brunch
12.00 to 2.00 pm - Ayurveda Talks and, on alternate days, Talks on Yoga
3.00 to 4.30 pm - Self-practice
4.30 to 5.30 pm - Pranayama Relaxing
7.00 pm - Dinner
Schedule: Day 7
This day shall be free for everybody. However it is compulsory for all participants to collectively practice the Pranayama (the time can be decided the day before) without the teacher. No lunch or dinner will be served.