Do you desire to participate in and spread a holistic lifestyle?
Do you want to increase your physical, social, mental, and spiritual wealth?
Are you a healthy person who enjoys life and dreams of earning a living spreading happiness and optimism?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then RussaYog® Teacher Training may be for you!
Please browse the questions below or contact us for more information.
- Why be a RussaYog® instructor?
- What does the certification process involve?
- Am I suited to be a RussaYog® instructor?
- How much does training cost? Where and when does training occur?
- As a trained instructor, can I train other instructors?
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Why be a RussaYog® instructor?
Physical Level: Develop a highly fit physique. You can stay strong, flexible, and balanced throughout your life. Experience the thrill of coming to your limit, but without injury.
Social Level: Engage and make friends across all social boundaries. Who does not like to share, play, and dance?
Mental Level: Sharpen your mental focus and achieve joy through yogabhyas (discipline of yoga exercise) and mental discipline, without the need of mind-altering drugs. Simple things provide joy.
Spiritual Level: Develop an empirical lifestyle where you enjoy others’ well being, as well as your own.
What does the certification process involve?
The training requires 200 hours of study/practice. Of this, 100 hours is contact with certified RussaYog® instructors Jasprit Singh and Teresa Singh. Remaining 100 hour includes independent study, based on the following:
- Required reading, DVD instruction, and understanding practice.
- Practice of RussaYog® and other traditional yoga disciplines.
- Acquiring knowledge of basic anatomy and illnesses/injury prevention.
RussaYog Book, Karma Wealth and Wellness: Mindfulness Tools for the Age of Science and Technology will be provided when you begin training. Combined with yoga precision these intensive sessions will involve fitness workouts and yoga practice with instruction and refining the postures, and discussion/journaling based on the readings of Karma Wealth and other studies on wellness, neuroscience, and happiness.
Sample topics during a 7-week period
Week one: 8 limbs and 2 anchors of yoga. Define wellness and the good life, and start the series with a challenging physical workout!
Week two: Why are Focus and Concentration the 6th and 7th limbs of yoga? How can we use yoga to improve focus and concentration, and how will this lead us to more coherent life?
Week three: Each of us wish to remain well. We’ll explore the challenges to remaining healthy and how yoga can enhance our wellness.
Week four: The chemistry of breathing. The 4th limb of yoga, pranayam, is one of the essentials of living well and living mindfully. We’ll explore various styles of pranayam and practice deep breathing with opening movements.
Week five: Explore different approaches to wellness and healing. Look at various ‘holistic’ methods of healing with an educated eye.
Week six: Mindful wellness technology.
Week seven: Tools for a holistic journey. Learn new vocabulary and new mantras for a journey that is mindful. Create new traditions to replace outdated and harmful ones.
Am I suited to be a RussaYog® instructor?
To become a RussaYog® instructor you must have a certain level of fitness: physical, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Physical Fitness: You need to be able to perform the demanding asans, and even though you may not be doing the full session with your clients, you should be able to perform 90 minutes of RussaYog® per day.
Emotional Fitness: You will be motivating others to participate in a wonderful lifestyle. If you yourself suffer from anxieties, fears, victimization syndrome, etc. it will be hard to work with others. Do you consider yourself calm and emotionally balanced?
Social Fitness: You need to have a love for helping people in a healthy way. Be able to enjoy other people’s development and success. Have patience.
Spiritual Fitness: In the RussaYog® lifestyle spiritual fitness does not mean belief in dogmatic religions or discourses on God’s plans. Spiritual fitness means enjoying other people’s happiness and helping them achieve their own happiness and enjoy life. It means having no (or very minimal) prejudice against any human being and believing in the intrinsic equal worth of each person.
How much does training cost? Where and when does training occur?
Various training options are available:
Standard group 200-hour 8-month training
Group training will not be offered in Ann Arbor for the 2013 season.
Individual 200-hour 8-week intensive training
This training is available in Santa Barbara usually in summer.
Individual 200-hour intensive residential training
This training is available at various times in Santa Barbara. It is proceeded with 60 hours of self-study using videos and virtual feedback from instructors.
As a trained instructor, can I train other instructors?
No. RussaYog® workouts are the intellectual property of RussaYog LLC. Just as you cannot legally print copies of Harry Potter books and sell them or make copies of the latest Hollywood movie and sell them, you cannot train others to be instructors of RussaYog®.
However, we can provide additional certification for you to partially train someone who would then complete the final certification through RussaYog LLC. Contact us for details.
A helpful video for instructors on common corrections.