GANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
March 10-30 2020, on the banks of the Ganges, Rishikesh, India
Rivers represent the cosmic force of eternal life flowing into the ocean of unified being, offering rejuvenation, abundance, and inspiration. By aligning our energy with Ganga, we learn the power of devotion to clear the inner channels and lift our hearts to the highest, and to express your dynamic heart in a world that needs your full presence now more than ever. The river is rising. It’s time to dive in! Jai Gange!
What makes this training extraordinary and unique is three-fold:
1. It is very experiential: You experience Ganga, her grace and her powers, and through the practice you cultivate and embody this experience in tangible ways, to “take Ganga home” and water the world with this abundant, unifying flow.
2. You will be immersed in the sacred land of Yoga, surrounded daily with sages and ancient rituals, meeting wise holy ones, and exposed all day, every day to the wisdom of Yoga at its source. GYTT includes daily Satsang with Sadhi Bhagawatiji, chanting with Mataji, and interactions with wise and devoted Ganga Yogis.
3. This training focuses on developing Ganga Consciousness, being aware of the Divine Grace or unconditional flow of Prana, and how we expand it to care for our world, including an environmental consciousness which converts to action. The Ganga Sutras you will learn help give structure and inspiration to maintain Ganga Consciousness in an uninhibited, unobstructed and unpolluted flow.
Ganga Yoga is inspired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji of Parmarth Niketan Ashram where most of the Training is held, and who will be in residence for darshan. Swamiji’s moto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” Selflessly dedicated to the welfare of all, he innovates and leads numerous, global humanitarian service initiatives. His example encourages us to be more like Ganga who “gives and gives without hesitation, limitation, reservation or vacation.”
Through this Ganga Yoga TT we strive to flow and give unconditionally, tapping deep into the source of love and oneness in our being which allows selfless and tireless service to flow forth.
The Ganga Yoga Training has Seva at its heart, and supports The Divine Shakti Foundation, led by Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati. During our Training we will have the opportunity to contribute to one of the many projects, such as schools, girls orphanage, women’s collectives, local health, animal care and the Wash programs. You can learn more about these various divine services here.
We will also explore Seva as a river of the heart, looking at where your heart energy can best flow – in your life and in the world where you live.
In addition to learning beautiful practices to uplift your life and exalt your heart, you will receive from this class a learning guide that includes Ganga Yoga sequences, the mantras and sounds of the banks of Maa Ganga, and divine meditations to access and embody Ganga Consciousness. At the end of our retreat, you will also receive a thumb drive with Ganga music, Ganga Aarti, Satsang, recordings of our classes, and pictures from our GYTT.
In addition to our 21 day training additional requirements include some (minimal) required reading, teaching 3 classes after the training, 5 hours volunteering, plus a follow-up Zoom meeting with course leaders.
Email me if you are interested or have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Schedule from last year’s 100 hour Training. Please note the 2022 GYTT is 200 hours, and so will include many more hours and subjects. This is simplay a sample of topics and the flow of each day.
FEES AND REGISTRATION
The fee covers the Training + lodging + food + excursions – as in a day trip to visit a Shakti temple, three days/nights upriver in the pristine forest, etc. Lodging is very comfortable retreat-style, shared accommodation. Food is vegetarian/vegan and delicious.
Thank you for the most wonderful experience of my life. It is hard for me to put into words, I could go on forever….
I enjoyed every single moment and all that we did together. I feel so blessed to have been able to share this experience with some wonderful people also. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect itinerary. We did so much, all tied together in such a special way with our yoga and spiritual growth all at the center of each day. You are a gifted teacher, and I feel so blessed to have met you and shared this journey. Your knowledge is unsurpassed, but the passion and spirit of love that you shared with all of us was the most special. You have touched my life in a way that I will always remember, I have learned so much, and I am so grateful.
The Ganga Training with you was surely magical and I can’t find the words to express the pure joy we experienced and are still experiencing. Our hearts are filled with new wisdom and of course a beautiful new yoga practice.
We are overwhelmed with gratitude, a big heartfelt thank you. From start to finish it was the most wonderful life changing experience, just everything was perfect. We feel so blessed.
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience Laura I feel so enlightened. Taking this course with you has really helped make my yoga practice more spiritual and meaningful to me
Thank you so very much for this edifying and exhilarating experience, which intensified my appreciation of Yoga and Ayurveda, propelling me now to immerse myself in it. I enjoyed doing the yoga asanas, the meditations and the chants as well. It was all so wonderful!