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CURRICULUM 2

SPIRITUALITY

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

Applied Spirituality

 

OVERVIEW:

Yatra Yoga Curriculum 2 delves deep into the realms of applied philosophy and spirituality, offering a comprehensive exploration of ancient texts and practices. This curriculum invites students to embark on an illuminating journey, drawing wisdom from the Rig Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutra, while integrating modern insights and exploring psychedelic uses and practices in Yoga. Through the study of chakras, mantra, mudra, bandhas, Kundalini, and the four main paths of Yoga (Karma, Raja, Bhakti, and Jnana), participants unlock profound insights into the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, facilitating personal growth and transformation.

 

In curriculum 2, we also delve into the intriguing parallels between the teachings of Jesus, Krishna, and the Yoga Sutra. Exploring the parallels between those teachings can provide valuable insights into the universality of spiritual truths and the underlying principles of human existence. Their teachings often converge on fundamental concepts such as love, compassion, inner transformation, and the pursuit of spiritual liberation.

Furthermore, studying the commonality between these teachings and their methodology offer practical insights into how individuals can apply spiritual principles in their daily lives, regardless of their religious or cultural background. It encourages a holistic approach to personal growth and self-realization, drawing from the rich tapestry of wisdom found across timeless traditions.


The Yatra Yoga curriculum 2, centered on applied philosophy and spirituality, serves as a natural progression from curriculum 1, which emphasizes the practice of asana. While curriculum 1 provides a foundation through physical postures and sequences, curriculum 2 delves deeper into the philosophical underpinnings of Yoga and its spiritual dimensions. By exploring ancient texts and teachings from masters, participants in curriculum 2 gain insight into the profound teachings that guide the practice of Yoga beyond the physical realm. This holistic approach allows students to integrate philosophical concepts into their practice, fostering a deeper understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and facilitating personal growth and spiritual development. Thus, curriculum 2 builds upon the physical foundation established in curriculum 1, offering a comprehensive exploration of Yoga's rich philosophical heritage and its practical application in everyday life.

 

Classes will be conducted in the form of Satsang, offering a sacred space for participants to come together in community, engage in spiritual discourse with the teacher, and deepen their understanding of Yoga philosophy and practices. Satsang, derived from Sanskrit, translates to "association with truth." In the context of this training, Satsang refers to gatherings where participants come together to explore spiritual teachings, ask questions, and support each other on the path of self-discovery and awakening. It provides a nurturing environment for learning, reflection, and transformation, fostering a sense of unity and connection among participants as they journey towards self-realization.

 

ELEMENTS: 

 

1. Rig Vedas: The Rig Vedas, one of the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, serves as a foundational pillar in the exploration of Yoga philosophy. Students dive into the rich symbolism and timeless wisdom contained within these ancient scriptures, gaining insights into the cosmic order, ethical principles, and spiritual practices. Through guided meditation and reflective exercises, participants apply the teachings of the Rig Vedas to their daily lives, fostering a deeper connection with the divine.

 

2. Bhagavad Gita: The Bhagavad Gita, revered as a spiritual classic, offers profound teachings on duty, righteousness, and the path to self-realization. Participants explore the four main paths of Yoga outlined in the Gita - Karma Yoga (path of action), Raja Yoga (path of meditation), Bhakti Yoga (path of devotion), and Jnana Yoga (path of knowledge). Through in-depth study, contemplation, and practical exercises, students learn to apply the teachings of the Gita to navigate life's challenges and cultivate spiritual growth.

 

3. Yoga Sutra: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali provides a systematic framework for the practice of Yoga, outlining the steps to attain spiritual liberation. Participants explore the eight limbs of Yoga, including ethical guidelines, energetic postures, breath control, and meditation, as they deepen their understanding of the path to enlightenment. Through guided meditation, pranayama, and self-reflection, students integrate the teachings of the Yoga Sutra into their daily practice, cultivating inner peace and self-awareness.

 

4. Jesus and Yoga.
The teachings of Krishna, Jesus, and the Yoga Sutra share remarkable commonalities that transcend cultural and religious boundaries. Central to their messages is the emphasis on love, compassion, and selfless service as pathways to spiritual realization. They all advocate for inner transformation through practices that cultivate mindfulness, meditation, prayers, breath work, medicine plants, detachment from material desires, and alignment with divine consciousness. Furthermore, they teach the importance of living in harmony with universal principles, fostering unity, and recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings.

 

5. Psychedelic uses and practices in Yoga: This element introduces students to the intersection of Yoga and psychedelics, exploring their historical, cultural, and spiritual significance. Through open dialogue and critical inquiry, participants examine the potential therapeutic benefits and ethical considerations surrounding the integration of psychedelics into the Yoga practice. Practical exercises with Ganja and Soma and guided visualizations enhance the exploration of altered states of consciousness, facilitating personal growth and spiritual awakening.

 

6. Chakras, Mantra, Mudra, and Bandhas: Students delve into the subtle energy centers of the body known as chakras, exploring their role in physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Additionally, participants learn the transformative power of mantra (sacred sounds and chanting), mudra (hand gestures), and bandhas (energy locks) in harmonizing and activating the body-mind-spirit connection. Through experiential practices and guided exercises, students deepen their understanding of these ancient techniques and their application in modern life.

 

7. Kundalini: The awakening of Kundalini energy, often depicted as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine, is a central theme in Yoga philosophy. Through practices such as pranayama, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga kriyas, students learn to awaken and channel this potent energy for spiritual awakening and self-realization. Guided meditations and energy work facilitate the activation and balancing of Kundalini energy, fostering a deeper connection with the divine within.

 

Open Dialogue and Inquiry: Integral to this curriculum is open dialogue and inquiry, allowing students to bring their own life challenges and questions to the forefront. Through group discussions, personal reflections, and one-on-one sessions, participants explore how the teachings of Yoga philosophy can be applied to their unique life circumstances, fostering personal growth, healing, and transformation. This collaborative learning environment encourages mutual support, empathy, and understanding among students, creating a nurturing space for self-discovery and spiritual exploration.

 

FOR WHOM IS THIS TRAINING FOR:

• You are ready to delve deep into the ancient wisdom of Yoga philosophy and spirituality.

• Want to immerse yourself in the study of sacred texts and practices with dedication and passion.

• Ready to commit fully to this life changing training. 

• Seeking to harmonize your body, mind, and spirit, fostering inner coherence and alignment.

• Aspire to explore the path of devotion in action, aligning your purpose with spiritual practices for profound transformation.

• Feel called to actively engage in self-inquiry, spiritual exploration, and personal growth.

• Eager to overcome inner obstacles, find inner peace and clarity, and contribute positively to yourself and the world around you.

• Looking for a structured and guided journey tailored to the devoted seeker, addressing unique challenges and aspirations along the path.

• Are ready not only to comprehend but to embody Yogic principles, integrating them into your daily life for sustained spiritual evolution and meaningful service to others and the planet.

This curriculum is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of those committed to the profound journey of self-realization and spiritual growth.

Dates of classes:
July: 8th - 15 - 22 - 29th 
August: 5th - 26th

September 2nd - 9th 

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  • 08 jul 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 02 sep 2024, 8:30 p.m.
    Montréal, 7190 Rue Marconi, Montréal, QC H2S 3K1, Canada
    Join us as we delve into the profound depths of ancient wisdom and spiritual practices in Yatra Yoga Curriculum 2. This comprehensive exploration invites you to uncover the timeless teachings of the Yogic scripture, while integrating modern insights and exploring psychedelics use in Yoga.
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