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.
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 two hours, but some are shorter. All seminars are required. If work or 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 Essentials of Yoga Practice & Philosophy (Available at YIP)
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga
The Anatomy Coloring Book - Weekly assignments