300 Hours Raja Yoga Teacher Training Course is a fully residential course systematic designed which contains theory as well as practical classes. Raja Yoga classically termed also as “Astanga Yoga” is inclusive of all Yogas, and it’s philosophy goes beyond the frontiers of general human perception. The Sanskrit word “Raj” means secret, hence Raja Yoga imbibes the “secret of Yoga”. It reveals experienced facts in succession, of journey towards liberation. This branch of Yoga has been discussed in various Yoga texts such as Hath Yoga Pradipika (4.3 – 4.7) but traditionally the most detailed text on this is Yoga Sutra by Patanjali. The training is based upon the commentary of Great Swami Vivekananda on Yoga Sutra and methods expressed in it.
In the modern time, the first expounder of Raja Yoga on international platform was the great Swami Vivekananda. The prominent quote of Swami Vivekananda is clear about the idea of the entire context which is as follows – “Each Soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or by philosophy, by one, or more, or all of these – and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details. The Yogi tries to reach this goal through psychic control”. Swami Vivekananda (Commentary on Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Chapter 2, Sutra 25)
Yoga Teacher Training and assessment – The entire teacher training is the assessment of the students at all levels including practical and written tests. At the successful completion of the course an aspirant will be conferred upon a certificate indicating that the aspirant is qualified to impart the techniques in which he or she has been trained.
Pre-requisites – For 300 Hours Raja Yoga teacher training course, a great degree of self-motivation is essential. Here are a few things which the participants should be aware of. They are –
- The students should have good understanding of Yoga and must be practising on regular basis.
- They should be able to practice discipline of Yoga such as purity, punctuality, early waking up, participation is the daily activities and so on.
- They should be able to motivate themselves to continue with the life-style, the school prescribes for them such as on time classes, food and other guidelines according to the need.
- They want to experience relaxation, clarity and ability of mind as means for spiritual awakening.
Accreditation – Sanatana Yog Sandesh is certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International which provide the chances to use the certificate for career and job opportunities.