Students are required to live a quiet, monastic-type life style during the course:
Vegetarian Diet - No meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, tobacco, non-prescription (recreational) drugs Try to remain in a quiet, non-stimulating environment: No radio, television, movies, music (other than quiet, yogic music). Avoid loud places and loud company.
Students should at least 7 yoga classes per week. If you have time, it is excellent to attend 2 classes each day. Advanced class counts as a class. You should assist in at least three classes per week. It is strongly suggested that you attend at least one of Bharata’s classes each week. If you cannot, please discuss this with him. Bharata also teachers Beginner's Yoga (the first four Wednesdays of each month). This is an excellent class for you to assist.
Attend all morning (Monday-Saturday 6 AM) and Sunday evening (5:45 PM) meditations.
Seminars are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM. Many seminars last three hours, but some are shorter. All seminars are required. If work other serious issue prevents you from attending a seminar, discuss it with Bharata. Most seminars can be recorded.
Anatomy & Physiology
Times are arranged during each course. Students will watch a Yoga Anatomy DVD. The Anatomy Coloring Book is also part of this requirement.
8:00 Karma Yoga (Selfless Service) at Yoga & Inner Peace
9:00 Advanced Class
5:45 PM Meditation and Pot Luck Vegetarian Dinner
Before the course starts:
- The Food Revolution by John Robbins (Late registrants get automatic extension)
Yoga Mind and Body (the Sivananda Yoga Centers)
Before the seventh week of the course:
The Sivananda Companion to Meditation
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga
The Anatomy Coloring Book - Weekly assignments