Biennial School for Yoga Teachers
Inspired by the innovative spirit of Rabindranath Tagore’s pedagogy, SIYA aims to train Yoga teachers through a broad and in-depth training, designed to combine ancient sources with modern medical-scientific aspects, the classic forms of Indian performing arts with more recent experiences of psycho-corporeal research in order to provide future teachers with the theoretical knowledge and practical tools essential for teaching the discipline.
Rooted in the ancient and fertile soil of Raja Yoga, SIYA intends to offer a complete vision of Yoga, its infinite transformations and multiple contemporary adaptations, in the best tradition of the School of Masters, a true abode of knowledge and peace, a Santiniketan.
The Santiniketan® training school lasts two years, during which it is possible to choose to attend most of the lessons in the dual mode face-to-face / online.
The course includes 10 annual weekends from September to June, for each year; lessons take place between 10.00 and 18.00, both on Saturdays and Sundays. At the end of the two-year period, the date for the final exam will be set, which includes both a written part and an oral part and the management of a practice; upon passing the exam, the final diploma, recognized as Yoga Alliance 500 hours, will be awarded.
N.B. Presence is essential for Asana practice modules.
Enrollment in the Santiniketan® training school requires a commitment to attend both years of the course.
Payment can be made in installments and discounts are available for students residing outside the Region of Lombardy (by virtue of the planned transfers).
More details in the attached brochure.
with Alessandra De Salvo
with Chiara Cornacchia
with Lorena V. Pajalunga
with Federica Palatella
The large groups of asanas:
For each group the physical, energetic and symbolic effect of the practice will be analyzed in detail, going into the specific study of the main asanas of each category, learning the methods for entering and exiting the position correctly and the possible variants, experimenting and analyzing benefits and peculiar contraindications.
We will experiment sequences with specific physical or energetic objectives. for each group of asanas, and ample space will be left for teaching so that each student can try their hand at building and conducting the objective sequence.
with Vincenzo Tallarico
with Carlo Chiopris
Yoga sutras, savitri, mahasatipatthanasutta – the great ancient and modern schools of meditation
Practical experiences to understand in a direct and in-depth way the great teachings of the different traditions
with Ivano Gamelli
In the training of teachers and educators, it seems difficult to put on topic today what paradoxically would seem closer and simpler: the awareness of the body, with its messages that accompany our experiences, with the small and slow changes with respect to which we show little attention if not even insensitivity and disaffection. Listening to the body requires slowness and deepness, for this reason an awareness that starts from the body and returns to the body can give to our thinking, more and more overwhelmed by the speed and superficiality implicit in our modern lifestyle, a depth of vision and of understanding otherwise destined for oblivion.
The proposal for the body pedagogy module consists of an experience. Students will be invited to get involved concretely in games, to experiment with some of the fundamental aspects that characterize the discipline, to reflect on the methodological and didactic aspects underlying a perspective that makes the body and its languages the hub of their educational action, to understand how it is possible to integrate the body and speech in a fluid way without having to give up one or the other and going beyond any hierarchy in which, in most of the educational proposals, today they are confined.
with Lucrezia Maniscotti
with Maurizio Murdoca
with Adrienne Jakab
Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 asanas (postures) and 2 breathing exercises that are practiced in 90 minutes at 40 degrees. The series takes place in a room with a high temperature in order to heat the whole body and allows you to work in depth muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, changing the body from the inside out. Bikram Yoga is a process that can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases and is an excellent prevention activity for parts of the body that are healthy. The class was designed as a multi-level practice. Over time you will learn to focus your mind, to control your breath, bringing awareness to the relationship between mind and body, gaining more and more strength and flexibility and feeling calm and rested.
It is in the relationship between body and mind that the true meaning of Yoga lies: the union of body, mind and spirit.
By holding each asana for a few minutes and following deep and conscious breathing, the muscles slowly begin to relax, allowing the connective tissues that surround the muscles and shape the joints (fascia, ligaments, tendons and bones) to feed, fortify and stretch therapeutically, thus increasing the flexibility of the whole body. This type of yoga combines asanas and Chinese medicine by working through the meridians and the 5 elements.
Yoga called Vinyasa Flow is a creative form of Hatha yoga. Vinyasa is the term to describe the concept of “breath coordinated with movement”, while the term Flow means “flow, slosh, slide” and the characteristic of this form of Yoga is the “Flowing” slowly, with sweetness and elegance of movement in the passage from one asana to another, all very similar to a dance or sometimes to the movements of Tai Chi. The striking aspect of Vinyasa Flow is its multiple variety. This is a style that does not follow a single philosophy, rule, or sequence, but there are several and countless choreographic possibilities that a teacher can invent by adapting them to the level, anatomy and characteristics of their class.
with Beatrice Iulini
Exploration and experience of the basic principles of the Vedic science of Pranayamas – the third of the Angas of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga.
Introduction to the 5 levels of existence: moving from the superficial level of the physical body to the depths of the self – Bhayranga and Antaranga Sadhana.
with Renjith Babu
Introduction and practice session of asanas to connect with the subtle body and experience the body’s reaction to activation and the main chakras.
with VT Ramprasadh
with Chiara De Servi
September 17-18, 2022
October 8-9, 2022
November 5-6, 2022
December 3-4, 2022
January 28-29, 2023
February 11-12, 2023
March 18-19, 2023
April 1-2, 2023
May 13-14, 2023
June 10-11, 2022
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