Tina Pashumati James
Invites you to Govardhan Ecovillage to begin your yoga and meditational journey with our two week Yoga lifeTraining Course in Mumbai, India. This 2 week residential program enables you to not only learn and share yoga, but also to learn healthy eating, taking care of your body, meditation practices from the bhakti tradition and generally making yoga and meditation part of your lifestyle. Tina Pashumati is highly experienced and specialised in traditional hatha and ashtanga-yoga. At the end of this course you will obtain knowledge for your own practice to better health, confidence and self-discipline in yoga lifestyle and practices to teach yoga.
About This Program
ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) illustrates ‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – a principle which, is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom. Life in the Vedic times was focused on service, and not on exploitation; this was the cardinal rule of living and the very essence of people’s dealings – with each other and that with Mother Nature.
Swirled in the mystic mountains of time, and nestled in the lap of historical Kohoj Fort, Govardhan Ecovillage today boasts of world class facilities in complete harmony with nature and ecology. Along with showcasing the best in eco-practices, Govardhan Ecovillage also assures of an ultimate escape from mundane to spiritual through Eco-friendly Cottages, Ayurvedic Center, Yoga studio, Vedic temple and Amenities center.
Students from all over the world come as we start our journey of exploration in India. We build our teaching skills together in a supportive small group environment by layering one practice on another and by openly studying, discussing and experiencing our learning. It is important that we have hands on experience and that we are together focused on the tools from the Yogic tradition which will support our life and the environment we live in. We focus on the Ashtanga lineages, the standing series and the primary series. We focus on the Kriyas, pranayama, and meditation. and philosophy Environmental issues vegetarianism and yoga.
Prana Rising Ashtanga Life Program Mentors
Victoria Grace and Sabrina Queiroga will be assisting Tina James during the whole training. Victoria Grace will lead classes related to Yoga and Pregnancy and Sabrina Queiroga will lead Sanskrit Classes.
Our schedule is designed so you really immerse yourself into yoga and meditation. We ask that participants attend all asana and pranayama classes, lectures, spiritual activities and meditation sessions. Showing up is all that matters. We will have time for environmental practices.
5h30 -6h30 - Wake Up
6h30 - 7h00 - Aarti, walking meditation
7h00 - 7h45 - Breakfast
8h00 - 8h45 - Daily Service Class (Seva)
9h00 - 11h00 - Asana & Pranayama Class
11h00 - 11h45 - Yoga philosophy Class
12h00 - 13h00 - Lunch
13h45-14h45 - Yoga Nidra
14h45 - 15h45 - Eco Village Seva
15h45 - 17h00 - Asana & Pranayama Class
17h30 - Dinner
18h15 - 19h15 - Yamuna Aarti / Walking meditation at Vrindavan Forest
19h30 - 21h30 - Kirtan and Evening Satsang
21h30 - Rest, lights out
Library, Swimming Pool, Ayurvedic Treatment and Massage Center, Temple, Gift Shop and WI-FI will be available at Govardham Ashram, though there is a limited access and it can be unreliable at times
Before You Go
Establish a steady asana practice
Complete required reading
Check if you need a VISA according to your nationality
Book your flight to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India
Check if you are required to have any vaccine - READ MORE ABOUT VACCINATION
Currency - We suggest you to exchange some money in the airport
Gokul room - single accommodation - CAD$87.76 per person per day
Vrindavam - dual sharing basis accommodation - CAD$117.68 per person per day
Luxury tents - dual sharing basis accommodation - CAD$147.58 per person per day
WHAT IS INCLUDED
All packages includes the Tuition, accommodations, transportation from the airport to the eco village and 3 meals per day.
PACKAGE 1 -GOKUL CUTIR - CAD$4,436.57 + TAX
Gokul Single Rooms— Shared Bath
A Gokul Single is a small private room with one bed and shared bath. They include a ceiling fan, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. A hall bath located in each area is shared by guests – averaging 2 people per bathroom. We make every effort to house guests in single gender dorm areas; however, depending upon enrollment, some areas may be coed.Tuition plus Gokul Cutir
PACKAGE 2 -VRINDAVAN COMMUNAL HOUSE - CAD$4,885.07 + TAX
Communal House- Private Bath, Double Occupancy
Double are shared rooms with two twin beds and a private bath. They include a shared outdoor balcony area, two ceiling fans, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, shower room and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. If you do not register with a companion, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.
PACKAGE 3 - LUXURY TENTS - CAD$5,333.57 + TAX
Private Cottage- Private Bath, Double Occupancy
Double Cottage rooms are shared rooms with two twin beds and a private bath within a shared cottage. They include two ceiling fans, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, toilet room, shower room and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. If you do not register with a companion, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.
Please note all prices are in Canadian Dollars
Dates and Deadlines
- Initial Registration - Deposit: 50% of Accommodation + 30% of Tuition
- 1st instalment of 3 payment plan - February 18th
- 2nd instalment of 3 payment plan - May 18th
- Refunds are available (less 30% of Tuition) - June 18th
- Non-refund - after June 19th
- 3rd instalment of payment plan / Final outstanding Balance - September 18th
- Essay submission deadline - October 18th
What To Bring
- Bring your own mat as well as a yoga towel
- Bring any medication or vitamins you use to take, it's very hard to get them in India
- Due to air pollution eye drops and face wipes could be very helpful
- Note pads, pens and pencils
- pack non perishable snacks as vegan bars
- Requested books
Pepto Bismal tablets and Imodium both were essential for some people. The Eco Village is one of the safest places in India
- You don't need to bring cosmetics maybe you can buy something more natural in the ayurvedic shop. Coconut oil is very inexpensive in india and will work for almost anything
You will receive more details later with your initial material
We will organise the ground transportation to the Eco Village if for any reason you are not able to go with the group you can arrange private transportation.