Intensive Gyan Yoga Teacher Training India
- 47 days with instruction
You will be guided to explore the spiritual side of Surya yoga and how it affects both students and teachers and transform their lives, which not only heals the body from diseases, but also helps you receive wellness, happiness, and well-being, by creating a completely new condition and consciousness in life. This is your chance to practice complete liberation from the bad tendencies of the mind which create disease, pain, and distress.
- Daily Surya and Nidra yoga practice
- Special sessions on Temples
- Daily yogic meditation and relaxation practices
- Yoga therapy and Advaita philosophy discussions
- Sri Joydip Ashram certification
- 3 daily meals and herbal teas
- 47 nights accommodation
The maximum participants in the group is 16.
- Instruction language: English
- Spoken languages: English
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Calcutta Airport. Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Arrival by bus
You can take a bus from Calcutta International Airport (MAA) or from Howrah rail station.
During the course, you will be accommodated in a single room. You may opt for a room with air conditioning or without one.
Sri Joydip Ashram India Yoga Training Schedule
This is an advanced course that will really sharpen your mind for a more detailed knowledge of yoga. Upon completion, you will be able to receive a certificate issued by Sri Joydip Ashram.
This 500-hour yoga teacher training will take you to the deeper essence of Gyana yoga and its connection with liberation from Cita Vriitis, which one may have attained in this lifetime, and also the Citta Vrittis which he may have attained in other lifetime, as Maharishi Patanjali puts the definition of yoga as Cittavritta Nirodha.
Sample daily schedule
- 05:00 Daily Surya yoga
- 06:00 Advaita satsang
- 08:00 Breakfast
- 09:00 Session on yoga therapy
- 12:00 Lunch
- 13:00 Nidra yoga sessions and yogic relaxation
- 15:00 Herbal tea
- 15:30 Sacred walks around temples with evening satsang
- 19:30 Dinner
- 20:00 Rest time
Please note that the schedule above is subject to change.
Gyan Yoga TTC uses modern and authentic yoga process which is based on and whose textual reference and citation of Bhagvad Gita.
The Gyan Yoga training course is based on tradition of Gyan Yoga which leads one to self inquiry, and which further leads one to liberation, from bad tendencies of mind. In order to take a ride to the highest strung of the yoga, which is Gyan Yoga, which is one of the most scared traditions of Yoga, a fit body is required and thus, during the mornings, you will be practicing asanas, in Surya Yoga, which will help you feel fit and prepared for this course.
The asana practices and yoga therapy, within the schedule, should not be conceived as the kind of asana and therapy practices you are used to finding in an modern hatha yoga course. The practices are specific to a traditional Gyan Yoga course, where asana and therapy are meant to keep a fit body, and not completely devoted to asana and therapy. Once your teachers will find that your body is fit enough and that it can move into the higher levels of Arunachala Gyan Yoga lineage, and energy of that level can be transmitted, they will shift the sessions towards Gyan Yoga discourses on major vedantic and yoga text, such as Yoga Sutras, Yoga Vasistha, Yoga of Bhagvad Gita, which will take your development from the physical level to the psychological level and open you towards something higher.
Jnana (wisdom or knowledge) yoga requires great strength of will and intellect, and thus it is considered the most difficult of the four main paths of Yoga, which are hatha, karma, bhakti and Jyana.
In view of the above, once you book the course with Sri Joydip Ashram, the team offers you a preparatory program, with the aim of making the whole process less difficult and more enjoyable for you. However, you should be aware that the effects of the Jnana yoga, where the mind is used to inquire into its own nature and to transcend the mind’s identification with its thoughts and ego, are quite phenomenal and permanent, as it transforms the life and liberates one from bad tendencies of life.
Sri Joydip visualizes to give an experience of Traditional Gyan yoga which is a traditional form of yoga and existing in India in between one of the spiritual festivals with the most attendance in the world where ten lakhs people come in one day.
This is niether a leisure nor a luxury retreat, and here people will practice intense Gyan yoga and Girivalam yoga, and also work hard and do tapas (intense sadhana) but will get immense spiritual and material benefits and also enhance their yoga career as participants.
Sri Joydip’s devotion for yoga
Last 15 years, Sri Joydip is teaching yoga to share some of divine gifts, he has received for using Yoga for health and Wellbeing, and transforming human beings into Divine Being. Sri Joydip loves writing on Yoga, and he has almost 6 Paperback/E-books on Yoga , numerous articles on blogs and also many videos, telling different aspects of Yoga. His unique Intellectual and creative contribution on the field of Modern Yoga , connecting it with modern research in Psychology , Neurosciences and Mindfulness for helping in different works of life lead to 8 Intellectual properties registered with copyright department of Government of India .
This unique creative and Intellectual contribution which has IP protection, is disseminated by Sri Joydip Ashram Public and Charitable Trust , through Sri Joydip Ashram Online Yoga Varsity by 30 online courses for beneficiaries from people of Ten countries on transforming there lives. The ‘Instructor lead learning’ process also also uses this Intellectual properties , by licensed trainer on this Intellectual properties, in Sri Joydip Ashram Gyan Yoga Training and research centres, transforming communities and creating a new quality learning standard on Yoga.
2016 – 2018
From 2016 -2018 , Sri Joydip started taking classes on yoga, to different International Institutions like American Council and American Library, and also into different civil societies like Tollygunj Golf Park Residential Association , International Federation of Yoga Professionals , DST . International students across the world, started coming to him from US, Denmark , Estonia ,France , Sweden , Romania and Israel. His research on ‘Yoga for ADHD’ for schools students also got praised and honoured by International Federation of Yoga Professionals.
In 2014 and 2015, he was the secretary of the Organising Committee, of World Yoga Festival 2014 in Burdwan, and World Yoga Festival 2015 in Tiruvannmalai , which is jointly organised by Sri Joydip Ashram and Eastern India Yoga and Spiritual Organisation Association, where he have many different yoga school participated, and exchange their thoughts and views on Yoga.
On 2015, he did 2 online courses from 2 International Universities in Australia (Monash University) and Russia ( University of Aberdeen) on Mindfulness , Peak Performance , Food and Nutrition along with Well being . This courses helped him to connect his knowledge on Yoga with mindfulness, Nutrition , Food habits and create programs like Wellness Program , Workplace Wellness Program which help many students to live well , become happy and have a general sense of Well being.
From 2013 onwards , he started regularly publishing articles in Speaking Tree, and many other Yoga journals, across the world, on Yoga, which includes The Complete Herbal Guide Magazine , Cure Joy , Zenward and .BYR blogs..
In 2013, he also joined the ‘Yoga Teachers Training Workshop’ with Ramkrishna Mission Vivekandanda University, as a Yoga Filmmaker, in Assam and created two films on ‘Yoga as Medicine ‘ and ‘Yoga for Wellness’ on the application of Yoga on Medicine, and the application of Yoga on Human Wellness. ‘Yoga as Medicine’ was highly praised and selected for screening in Kolkata International Film Festival 2013.
In 2012 , he went into a deeper search and sadhana on Yoga for one year . That year , in the meditation with Sri Dakshinamurty (who is known as Adi yogi – the first yogi), in a temple in Tiruvannmalai , a system of Yoga is revealed to him , how we can connect with the energy of ‘inner sun’ with a group of mantras , pranayamas , Surya Kriya and Asanas . Surya yoga alongwith Surya Kriya and Surya Dhyana formed a part of system of Yoga , which is referred as “Wellness Yoga” and which helps on mindfulness and building awareness that could heal disease , create a sense of wellbeing and make people happy. .
He started teaching Surya Yoga from 2012 onwards, and he initiated many students across the world , on this system of yoga, both online and offline.
From 2010 , he restarted teaching yoga, more regularly on banner of Sri Joydip Ashram, mostly taking reference of Bhagvad Gita’s yoga and its application in Management and Maharishi Patanjali’s Yoga sutras.
2008 – 2011
In the period of 2008-2011 , Sri Joydip did complete his course on “Yoga and Psychology” , from Sri Aurobindo Centre of Advance Research ( SACAR) and he then went to publish his first book connecting the Yoga of Bhagvad Gita with Management which was titled “Wisdom Stimulus “. He later visited Management colleges across India, from Motital Rastogi School of Management ( Lucknow) , Management Colleges in Bangalore which are member of MTC Global ( Bangalore), Mahatma Ghandhi College of Management ( Guntur) , Dhrubha School of Management ( Hydrebad) and taught how the Yoga of Bhagvad Gita could be applied to Management.
2004 – 2007
At 2004 – 2007 , Sri Joydip started teaching positive psychology , entrepreneurship and Business planning in Indian Institute of Management , Kolkata and he continued teaching for next 3 years. He also joined International School of Business and Management , as an adjunct faculty and taught positive psychology, assertiveness, change management and Yoga to the students of Management. .
1998 – 2003
At 2003 ,after a years of spiritual sadhana and study , and he started teaching Yoga and positive psychology both in Individual and Corporate level. At that time , he taught Yoga in Birla Corporation Limited in Birlapur and also in NSIC apart from teaching regularly to Individual students..
Corporate/Government/NGO Training Experience on Yoga Related Courses for Transformation of Life
- American Library and US Consulate ( 2017)
- Tollygunj Golfpark Residential Association ( 2017-2018)
- DST and International Federation of Yoga Professional ( 2017)
- ETA Maelco ( 2010-2011) – Softskills , Leadership Development and Yoga
- Birla Corporation Limited (2003)– Birlapur – Workshop related to Yoga and Mindset Development
- National Small Industries Commission [ NSIC] [ Kolkata] ( 2003) – Workshop related to Yoga and Mindset Development
Institutional Training Experience on Yoga Related Courses for Transformation of Life
- Sri Joydip Ashram Online Yoga Varsity ( 2018)
- Sri Joydip Ashram Gyan Yoga Training and Research Centre, Burdwan ,Kolkata,Tiruvannmalai, Bangalore ( 2012-2018)
- Dhruva School of Management, Hydrebad ( 2011)
- Mahatma Ghandhi College of Management, Guntur ( 2011)
- MTC Global , Bangalore ( 2017)
- Motilal Rastogi School of Management , Lucknow (2011)
- ISB&M, Kolkata ( 2006-2007)
- Indian Institute of Management , Kolkata ( 2004-2007)
Unique Yoga Programs Sri Joydip teaches
- Lifewise Program ( General ) – 24 hrs – 12 days [ 2 hrs each day] – The program teaches Surya Yoga , Surya Kriya , Surya Dhyana and Wisdom Points on Wellness.
- Creatiyoga Program – 24 hrs – 12 days [ 2 hrs each day] – The program teaches Surya Yoga , Surya Kriya , Surya Dhyana and Wisdom Points on increasing creativit.
- Seven Yoga Habits that can Transform your Life – 24 hrs 12 days [ 2 hrs each day]– The program teaches Seven Yoga Habits that can transform the life.
- .Gyna Yoga Teachers Training (Guru Poornima) Retreat ( Tiruvannamalai) 48 days and 500 hrs – Spiritual Retreat Program with Advance Research on Yoga and Advaita Philosophy.
Yoga and Spirituality Related Books
- Seven Yoga Habits that Can Transform your Life ( 2018)
2. Creatiyoga ( 2018)
3. Lifewise – Yoga reciepe for Living Wisely ( 2018)
4. Gyan Yoga Teachers Training ( 2018)
5. Living Well (2016)
6.Wisdom Stimulus – Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management (2011)
Yoga and Spirituality Articles Publication
1.The Great Synthesis- A Journey from Ancient to Modern Education , Philosophies , Teaching style and practice (2010)- Management Teachers Consortium Journal .
2.Understanding Sri Aurobindo’s Psycology of Yoga in light of Mandukya Upanishad (2008) – Submitted as a research paper in Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advance Research.
3.Medieval and Early Modern Puranic and Religious biographies of Tiruvannamalai – based on the Puranic Text of Arunachala Mahatmaya a important portion of Skanda Purana.
4.Yoga Sutras for Yoga Lifestyle [ 2014] Unpublished.
5.Yoga for Conflict Resolution – Zen Ward Magazine [ 2015]
6.Essence of Yoga – Speaking Tree Blog [ 2015]
7.Living Well – Speaking Tree Blog [ 2015]
8.How to naturally lose Weight – Speaking Tree Blog [ 2015]
9 . Living in the moment – Workplace Wellness – Speaking Tree Blog [ 2016]
10. Top 10 reasons for learning Surya Yoga – The Complete Herebal Guide Magazine [ 2017]
10.Gyana Yoga: The Secret to Health, Wellness & Happiness – BYR Blog [ 2017]
Yoga and Mindfulness a series based on Patanjali Yoga Sutras -2017
Essence of Yoga – 2015
Yoga as Medicine – 2013 –
Spiritual and other Education Related Degree’s
Online Course on Mindfullness and Peak Performance – Monash University
Online Course on Food and Nutrition – University of Aberdeen [ 2015]
Creative Writing , British Council [ 2015]
Psycology of Yoga , Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advance Research [ 2007-2008]
Reiki I and II , Reiki Centre Kolkata [ 2003]
Young Professional Program , Indian Institute of Management [ 2003]
Professional Network Computing , National Institute of Information Technology [ 1998]
Bsc [ Bio] Burdwan University [ 1997]
Sri Joydip is an International Yoga Teacher, who taught Yoga in International Institutional bodies like US Consulate and American Library, Corporate bodies like Birla Corporation Limited , National Small Industries Corporation, Eta Maelco ( Dubai).
Sri Joydip’s mission is transformation of human race to divine race , by creating more equality, harmony , peace and new level of inner learning, through teaching yoga and spirituality, for health and wellness, and broad base social transformation eradication some of the social evils through new age learning tools on Yoga.
Sri Joydip has his education in ‘Yoga and Psycology’ from Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advance Research , ‘Creative writing’ from British Council, and ‘Management’ from Indian Institute of Management , Kolkata and ‘Reiki Healing’ from Reiki Kendra, “Mindfulness and Peak performance[ Online] ” from University of Monash .
He has a 30 years of Yoga practicing and 15 years of Yoga teaching experience. Sri Joydip has written six published books in Yoga and spirituality which are all available in Amazon – ” Wisdom Stimulus – Application of Bhagvad Gita in Self Management ” , “Living the truth” and “Living Well”, “Seven Yoga Habits that can Transform your Life”, “Creatiyoga” , “Lifewise”, “Gyan Yoga Teachers Training “ .
Sri Joydip has also written numerous article on Yoga which have been published on Speaking Tree, The Complete Herbal Guide Magazine , Cure Joy , Zenward and .BYR blogs.
In 16th April , 2017 , International Federation of Yoga professionals , honoured him for his work on “Yoga for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder” for school children’s which he started working with a project called “Young Minds”. Later in 2018 , he started an online course for school children’s on “Yoga for ADHD” where he taught to basics of management of ADHD, through new parenting and teaching strategies, which is attend by students and parents of different schools. In 5th Septembor , 2018 , Sri Joydip is nominated for Global Teachers Award 2019.
This yoga teacher training will be held in the Indian City of Kolkata
During the teacher training program, you will be served south Indian vegetarian dish (thali) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with tea breaks in between.
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
- Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
Things to do ( Optional)
Throughout your stay, you may explore the area where you are staying and try local dishes.
- 3 daily meals
- 47 nights accommodation
- Course tuition
- Daily herbal tea
- Daily Nidra yoga session
- Daily sacred walks to Arunachala
- Daily Surya yoga practice
- Daily yogic relaxation and meditation
- Kaivalya pada discussion of the Yoga Sutras
- Pilgrimages to local holy sites
- Special Dakshinamurthy Temple session
- Yoga therapy and philosophy discussions
What’s not included
- Additional activities
- Personal expenses
- Pick up and drop off service
- Special tours
- A reservation requires a deposit of 70% of the total price.
- The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
- The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.