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Hata Yoga Teacher Training Program


to establish classical yoga in its true form

Thank you for your interest in the Hata Yoga Teacher Training program.
Devised by self-realized master and profound mystic, Sadhguru, Hata Yoga Teacher Training is a
wonderful opportunity for you to receive training in classical Hata Yoga derived from a yogic tradition
which has maintained the ancient science of yoga in its full sanctity and vibrancy for thousands of years.
The 12-week program is an unparalleled possibility to experience a deeply transformative spiritual
process and to acquire a deep understanding of the yogic system through detailed and thorough
instructions, which you can impart to others.
The course is conducted in the Adiyogi Alayam a consecrated space specially created for Hata Yoga
processes and comprises of conducive sadhanas (yogic methods of purifying inner energies), powerful
experiential processes, sacred pilgrimages, and training in basic Ayurveda and Siddha treatments.
Nutritious, wholesome, pranic vegetarian food will be served to support the training. Upon successful
completion of the program, the trainee will be certified by Isha to teach Hata Yoga and will also receive
post-training support.
If you would like to know more about the Hata Yoga Teacher Training program, kindly review the
enclosed information and submit the attached application form, no later than June 15
th
, 2012. The
program will begin on the auspicious day of Guru Pournami, July 3
rd
, 2012, with Sadhguru initiating the
students into the training.

Pranam,
Swami Ullasa


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Contents
The Sacred Science of Yoga ......................................................................................................................... 3
Velliangiri Mountains, the Kailash of the South .......................................................................................... 4
Isha Yoga Center .......................................................................................................................................... 4
Dhyanalinga .............................................................................................................................................. 4
Linga Bhairavi .......................................................................................................................................... 4
Theerthakund ............................................................................................................................................ 5
Adiyogi Alayam An Abode of Yoga ..................................................................................................... 5
Isha Yoga ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
Hata Yoga From Body to Spirit (or Align with the Divine) ....................................................................... 6
Hata Yoga Teacher Training Program .......................................................................................................... 7
Schedule ................................................................................................................................................... 7
Daily Schedule .......................................................................................................................................... 7
Curriculum ................................................................................................................................................ 7
Instructor Training .................................................................................................................................... 8
Other features ........................................................................................................................................... 8
Student Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 8
Program Facilities ......................................................................................................................................... 9
Accommodation ....................................................................................................................................... 9
Food .......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Medical facilities ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Program Prerequisites ................................................................................................................................... 9
Teacher Certification .................................................................................................................................... 9
Application Information ............................................................................................................................. 10
Payment Information .............................................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
Registration Process ............................................................................................................................... 10
Contact Information ................................................................................................................................ 10





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The Sacred Science of Yoga
'Yoga is the ultimate physics, because it is the mechanics of life. It is not a scripture. It is not a
philosophy. It is a methodology to explore the nature of creation.` Sadhguru

The ancient yogic discipline is far more than a fitness method for physical health or even a psychological
tool to achieve peace and happiness. Wellness of body and mind, often touted as the primary benefits of
modern yoga practice, is merely a by-product of becoming a fully balanced and vibrantly alive being.
The Sanskrit word 'yoga comes Irom the word 'yuj which means, 'to unite. Hence, yoga is the union
of the individual with the whole of existence, also commonly referred to as 'selI-realization, 'nirvana,
'mukti, or 'enlightenment. Yoga also reIers to the inner technology that will lead one to this experience
a technology formulated from rigorous inner observation by ancient yogis, over thousands of years.
With their extraordinary perception and mastery over every aspect of the human mechanism, these great
yogis delved into their own systems, uncovering the nature of the cosmos a macrocosm of the human
system.
Initially, yoga was imparted by the Adiyogi (the first yogi), Shiva, over 15,000 years ago. It was Adiyogi
who introduced to humanity the idea that one can evolve beyond their present levels of existence. He
poured his knowing into the legendary Sapta Rishis, or 'seven sages, who took the tremendous
possibility offered by the yogic science to various parts of the world, including Asia, ancient Persia,
northern Africa, and South America. It is this fundamental yet sophisticated science of elevating human
consciousness that is the source oI the world`s spiritual traditions, predating religion by many thousands
of years.
For generations, countless masters, holding it above their own lives, have carried on this sacred thread of
knowledge without a single distortion. Classical yoga comprises of various methods evolved by these
yogis to elevate and reIine one`s energies, to raise one`s perception to its peak. Today however, the
refined tools of classical yoga have been largely lost or grossly deformed due to layers of socio-cultural
misunderstanding that have accumulated over many millennia.
The classical yogic system in its full vibrancy and sanctity remains only in a very few places in this day
and age. Moreover, access to this system is traditionally reserved for the hardiest seeker and monks who
devote their entire lives to spiritual sadhana and austerity.
It is Sadhguru`s vision to revive this ancient science in all its purity and make it available to every
individual. As a step towards realizing this vision, he has devised the Hata Yoga Teacher Training
program. Here, Hata Yoga (a vital aspect of yoga) will be taught not just for theoretical understanding,
but as a living experience of the essence of yoga. Touched by this experience, trainees will have the
privilege and fulfillment of bringing this knowledge to many more.




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Velliangiri Mountains, the Kailash of the South
Isha Yoga Center, India, is situated about 18 miles from the city of Coimbatore, at the foothills of the
sacred Velliangiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. According to yogic lore, Adiyogi himself,
is said to have spent time upon these mountains, gracing this region with his presence many thousands of
years ago. Adiyogi left behind a powerful energy that is palpably cascading from these mountains even
today, earning this region the popular historic reference 'The Kailash of the South.
Oral history passed down for hundreds of generations in South India details the lives of thousands of
legendary yogis and exuberant mystics who were drawn to the vibrant energies of these mountains.
Working towards the ultimate goal of self-realization, they transcended the limitations of body and mind,
and created tools for liberating other human beings. Their mystical knowledge lives on these sacred
mountain peaks.
Isha Yoga Center
Established by Sadhguru as a sacred space of self-transformation, the Isha Yoga Center provides an
atmosphere conducive for any spiritual seeker. The Center houses many elements that make it a place of
tremendous energy and dynamism.
Dhyanalinga
The Dhyanalinga, consecrated by Sadhguru after three years of an intense process of prana pratishtha,
measures 13 feet 9 inches and is the largest mercury-based live linga in the world. The dream of many
enlightened beings, and the first to be consecrated in many thousands of years, Dhyanalinga, in the
metaphysical sense, is like a living Guru an energy center of tremendous proportions. Just sitting
silently for a few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga, is enough to make even those unaware of
meditation experience a state of deep meditativeness.

Embodying the distilled essence of yogic science, Dhyanalinga is the highest manifestation of the divine.
All of the seven fundamental chakras have been enshrined and energized to the peak and locked at that
point. A doorway to enlightenment and liberation, the sphere and energy of Dhyanalinga creates a
possibility for every human being who comes in contact with it, to experience life in its totality.

Linga Bhairavi
Linga Bhairavi is a highly expressive and exuberant feminine form of the Divine. Located to the
southwest of the Dhyanalinga Temple, the Devi, or goddess, is an earthy, humane, and mother-like
presence, an absolute woman of ultimate proportions - whimsical and compassionate. Devi, unique in her
manifestation in the shape of a linga, represents the nurturing and creative aspects of the universe.

Consecrated by Sadhguru as a powerful energy form, Linga Bhairavi strengthens the three basic chakras
in the human system, thus stabilizing one`s body, mind and energy system. Whether one seeks to acquire,
enjoy, or transcend the physical and material aspects of life Devi assists in whatever one`s
aspirations may be. Be it power, strength, and wealth or knowledge, knowing, and transcendence Devi
is the Ultimate Giver of all that and more.



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Theerthakund
At the northern end of the Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple Complex, the Theerthakund, with its powerfully
consecrated rasalinga, is a preparatory tool that activates dormant life forces, enabling an individual to
better receive the Grace of the Dhyanalinga. A dip in its vibrant waters greatly enhances spiritual
receptivity while having an uplifting effect on one's physical and mental wellbeing.
Embedded 30 feet below the ground, and approached by a descent of thirty-two massive steps, the
Theerthakund is framed by gigantic granite stones and vaulted by a colorful mural depicting the
Mahakumbha Mela. Measuring 55 by 15 feet, this exquisite artwork follows the traditional Kerala style
of painting using natural colors and vegetable dyes.

Adiyogi Alayam An Abode of Yoga
Adiyogi Alayam a tribute to the Adiyogi is a sacred space consecrated by Sadhguru to raise human
consciousness. Unique in structure and design, the Alayam, an 82,000 sq. ft. column-less hall, is an
invaluable offering to humanity. In Sadhguru`s words:
'The reason why we createa the Aaiyogi Alayam is to bring back classical yoga in its purest form. Not
studio yoga or book yoga or the other kinds of things that are being done in the world today, but proper
classical yoga which is a phenomenally powerful science. But without a phenomenal sense of energy, no
yoga can be taught. If you teach yoga without creating a vessel of energy, that is not yoga. That is just a
farce. That farce is going on all over the world right now.
So the Adiyogi Alayam is essentially structured for the science of yoga, where if you simply sit here,
really tuned in to what is happening in the hall, you must be able to know all the yoga sutras. If you start
observing the nature of your body, this space will take you on faster and further than you imagined
possible by yourself. Any kind of meditative processes which involves a certain exploration will happen
phenomenally well. If you take one step and explore, the space will take you one step further. It is like, if
you earn a hunarea aollars, this will give you one hunarea aollars bonus. Gooa aeal, isnt it?`
Isha Yoga
Sadhguru`s vision is to bring the spiritual process into the liIe oI every person on the planet. In this eIIort,
he has created Isha Yoga, a subtle and powerful science, essentially rooted in the Sapta Rishi Agastya`s
work. Isha Yoga is structured to promote beneIicial changes in one`s inner chemistry to accelerate the
release of physical, mental and emotional blocks and produce a life transforming impact of profound
experience, clarity and boundless energy. A proven tool for preventive health, Isha Yoga has helped
thousands find relief from chronic ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and migraines, as well
as from emotional disturbances including depression, anger and anxiety. In addition, practitioners
experience enhanced memory, concentration and decision-making abilities.
Primarily by grassroot initiatives and word-of-mouth efforts, Isha Yoga programs have gradually spread
around the world over the last three decades, broadening the reach of classical yoga. Sharing Sadhguru`s


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vision and dedication, hundreds of Isha Yoga teachers, have been trained under his direct guidance to
teach various processes including Hata Yoga, Kriya yoga, meditation and Samyama practices. The
universal principles and practices conveyed in Isha Yoga programs have touched and transformed the
lives of over 7 million people from all walks of life from simple tribals to top-level executive

Isha Hata Yoga Align with the Divine
"Hata Yoga is the phenomenon of aligning the human system with the cosmic a way to hold one's
system in a way that it will become a receptacle to receive and hold the entire cosmos." Sadhguru
The Isha Hata Yoga Teacher Training program offers classical Hata Yoga in its full depth and dimension.
Specially designed by Sadhguru, the training program offers more than just posture and alignment,
physiological principles, breath and movement, or even awareness of subtle energy flow. Although each
of these aspects is thoroughly covered in the training, the true essence of Isha Hata Yoga is the
fundamental experiential dimension of yoga, which is offered through exploratory processes.
In order to effectively impart the subtler aspects of yoga, Hata Yoga Teacher Training first focuses on
establishing awareness and understanding in the aspiring teacher, by providing potent spiritual sadhana.
A teacher who is well-established within, will have a clearer understanding of the yogic science, ensuring
an undiluted and unaltered transmission of the practice. Alterations and distortions greatly hinder both
the safety of Hata Yoga practice and its effectiveness for spiritual blossoming the only essential
outcome of a Hata Yoga process.
The depth and dimension of the processes explored during Isha Hata Yoga Teacher Training makes it
suitable both for veteran and novice yoga practitioners. The multi-faceted nature of the program ensures
that there is much to be uncovered, irrespective oI one`s past experience.



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Hata Yoga Teacher Training Program
Schedule
Start Date: July 3
rd
, 2012
End Date: September 25
th
, 2012
Duration: 12 weeks
Daily Schedule
The schedule will be intense, and the day will begin early morning and will go on until night.
Curriculum
I. Science of Yoga
1. Asana
2. Pranayama
3. Kriya
4. Mantra
5. Meditation
6. Other traditional yogic techniques

Students will be taught these practices and guided daily in doing them.

II. Anatomy and Physiology
1. Human anatomy and physiology
2. Yogic physiology
Students will learn the subjects and application of its principles (benefits, contraindications, body
symmetry, balance and alignment) to yoga practice.
III. Teaching Methodology
Step by step methodology has been devised by Sadhguru in training teachers in organising,
demonstrating, assisting and conducting programs.

IV. Planning Classes and Modules
1. Training into the 5 different modules: 3-day, 7-day, 15-day, one-month, and continuous yoga
program formats
2. How to organise and teach these modules in various settings
3. How to continue the teaching after the successful completion of the program
V. Yogic Principles and Lifestyle
Students will not only be learning Yogic principles, but their daily schedule and their life in the
Yoga Center will be a demonstration of this; they will be taught to translate this into their lives even
after the completion of the course.


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VI. Being a teacher
There will be heavy emphasis on the subjective dimension of yoga and how a teacher should be.
Instructor Training
Students will be trained to teach five different modules of Hata Yoga, including 3-day, 7-day, 15-
day, one-month, and continuous yoga program formats. These formats offer the student the
flexibility to become an instructor of ongoing Hata Yoga classes (such as an in-studio setting),
individual yoga tutoring, and time-limited yoga workshops. The modules have been designed by
Sadhguru and will cover dimensions of Hata Yoga that are currently not being taught anywhere
else.
Students will learn in complete detail, various aspects of the asanas, including benefits,
alignments, corrections, modifications, applications as well as counter indications.
The human body and its functions will also be elaborated through extensive anatomy and
physiology classes.
Students will learn about the most conducive diet for practicing Hata Yoga.
Fundamental aspects of Ayurveda and Siddha therapy will also be taught.
Students will also be given the opportunity to conduct mock classes, instilling confidence in their
teaching abilities.
Other features
If they wish, students can participate and benefit from the energy balancing and stabilizing
processes that take place at the Dhyanalinga and Linga Bhairavi Temples.
During the program, students will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage
to some of South India`s most powerIul places, and perform sadhanas devised by Sadhguru to
evolve one`s inner experience and deepen their understanding of the science of yoga.
Students can also participate in the Isha Yoga classes conducted at the Center.
Students can visit the Isha Rejuvenation Center for rejuvenating therapies and massages.
Sports and games are an integral part of the training, helping to break physical and psychological
barriers, and creating a spirit of celebration and exuberance.
Students can also choose to volunteer in various activities at the ashram, which will also help in
shaping one`s attitudes.

Student Requirements
The course requires personal discipline, interest, involvement, dedication and commitment to the
process offered.
100% attendance in all classes is mandatory.
Students are expected to follow the program schedule strictly.


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Students must stay in the Center`s premises for the duration of the program
Alcohol, tobacco or other drugs are prohibited in the Center`s premises during the stay.
Participants must have their own health coverage for the duration of the program and if they
decide to extend their stay in at the Center.
Program Facilities
Accommodation
Accommodation is provided within the premises. Rooms are equipped with attached toilet and bath. Two
students will share a room. Single accommodation is also available at an additional cost.
Please Note: Men and women will be given separate accommodations. If you are attending the program
with your spouse and would like to stay together, please specify that in your application form.
Food
Nutritious, vegetarian, pranic food will be served twice daily. Seasonal, locally available fruits
and vegetables will be served.
To support the training process, participants are to avoid consuming coffee or tea. Herbal tea will
be available.
Medical facilities
The Center clinic can provide certain basic primary first-aid and medical assistance Secondary and
tertiary care medical Iacilities are available in the city oI Coimbatore, an hour`s drive Irom the Center.
Beyond any basic care provided by the Center clinic, the cost for any and all further medical care will be
the responsibility of the trainee, for which appropriate insurance coverage is required.
Program Prerequisites
x Individuals must be at least 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit.
x Individuals must be in good physical and mental health, as the course will be intensive.
x Understanding of basic English is required as the teacher training course will be conducted in
English.
x Prior experience or knowledge of yoga is not necessarily required.
Teacher Certification
Following careful assessment of performance during the training, those students that meet the
requirements for successful completion, will receive certification from Isha to teach Isha Hata Yoga as an
independent teacher. For certified teachers, post-training support will be provided by Isha. A
recertification process may be required for teachers to maintain their certification on an ongoing basis.


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Application Information
Application dealine
June 7
th
2012
Registration Process
x Please download, fill and send the application form along with a scanned copy of a passport-size
photo and a full-length photo taken in the last three months to ishahatayoga@gmail.com.
x You will be inIormed oI your application`s status within two weeks of submission.
x On receipt and approval of your application, an online interview will be conducted.
x Upon admission, you have the option to complete registration before the 15th of June.
Enrollment is limited, so register early to ensure your place.
Contact Information

Asia: +60 17442 0275 or ishahatayoga.singapore@gmail.com
Australia: +61 423 859 493 or ishahatayoga.australia@gmail.com
India: +91 8050992429 or ishahatayoga.india@gmail.com
Middle East & Africa: +961 3 74 71 78 or ishahatayoga.lebanon@gmail.com
UK & Europe: +44 778 907 0539 or ishahatayoga.uk@gmail.com
USA & the Americas: +1 931 201 9642 or ishahatayoga.usa@gmail.com