Gita & Yoga sutras
A 15 Days unique combination course wherein students learn and in-depth understanding of the Bhagavad Gita-the original book of Yoga and the Yoga sutras-the brilliant exposition on the science of Yoga.
Yoga is more than just a series of postures. It is about achieving an overall balanced state of both the body and the mind. To understand the true meaning and implication of Yoga, you must free yourself from the mat temporarily and attend Bhagavad Gita classes to understand its purpose. The intent behind ‘Yoga’ is to connect with the Supreme Being, Lord Sri Krishna. Traditional scriptures enable an in-depth understanding of the science of Yoga, which is why a Bhagavad Gita course is a must along with the practice of the asanas.
Govardhan School of Yoga presents a unique course for all the interested Yoga teachers to take their Yoga practice to the next level. This 15-days course designed by our teaching faculty, based on their years of experience promises a heightened understanding of its core concepts.
The Bhagavad Gita is universally acclaimed as the original book of spiritual wisdom that guides on imbibing Yoga as your way of life and includes a brilliant take on Yoga Sutras that interpret Yoga in daily parlance. An interesting aspect of this course is the inclusion of Bhagavad Gita Classes in Mumbai that trains Yoga practitioners in this science’s practical applications.
This course has been hailed as a must-do workshop for students, teachers, counselors, managers or any spiritual enthusiast, as it helps in the systematic understanding of life and how to improve it at every step. Yoga is the art and science of healthy living that you will learn with every progressive step that you take. With chapter-wise overviews, discussion topics, reading assignments and presentations, this interactive model of learning will help easily internalize this sublime topic.
Below schedule is designed as per the guidelines based on ‘Dinacharya’ (daily routine) as mentioned in Ayurveda. Integrating the daily routines of Dinacharya is an important step in cultivating discipline. Following Dinacharya is one of the best means to align with nature.
Attendance & full participation in daily scheduled classes for the entire course & satsangs daily are mandatory. If for any reason you must be absent from any part of the daily schedule, a written notice must be submitted to the teacher.
Spending almost a month of my life at Govardhan School of Yoga in Govardhan Ecovillage learning yoga was one of the best phases of my life. I got to know about them through their website and their association with Iskcon was one of the key factors of me enrolling into the Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course. Though a naïve to Yoga, I didn’t feel like such after starting with the course here. Such was my comfort level with the yoga teachers there. All the sessions in the course were quite good and I gelled very well with all the other participants making the time spent well worth. Everything right from the food, facilities and ambience were very well organized and gave an impression of a professional set up amidst the nature’s tranquility. A must place to visit if you love yoga and intend to learn and teach it in your lifetime.- Ami Majithia
The first acquaintance that I had with Govardhan School of Yoga was through its website that led me to opt for the 28 days YTTC program at Govardhan Ecovillage. The experience that I had in the YTTC program was simply awesome. What I liked the most was the way in which the entire course was structured covering all aspects of yoga in the classical way, with strong foundations and giving you everything you need: food, knowledge, spirituality, concepts, delightful experiences and more. The environment in Govardhan School of Yoga, it’s surroundings, all yoga teachers and the mood of the people in general will give you a truthful version of the lifestyle there amidst the sanctity of yoga. All this will make you feel confident to travel back home and take up yoga teaching. The time you spent at the yoga school here will help you leave with enthusiasm and to keep on learning even more about this practice. Set aside the plan of teaching, even the techniques and practices you learn will help you improve in your daily life. I have been fortunate enough to be blessed by the purity of this place and would definitely look forward to visit here again.- Adriana Plaza
My experience of Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga was nothing short of amazing. A great learning experience with wonderful and easily approachable yoga teachers, one of the best places – Govardhan Ecovillage; nestled amidst nature’s serenity; to learn yoga, and the best facilities that led into an amazing experience of 28 days of learning YTTC. Govardhan School of Yoga was referred by one of my friends who had been here before. Today, I feel extremely happy that I did listen to my friend and got enrolled myself in to this life changing course. Everything about the course was great, especially the Asana and the Pranayama sessions, so were the technical classes. The yoga teachers had a very good knowledge about everything in general and were the perfect fit in the set up. Govardhan Ecovillage is now definitely on my travel list for the coming year.- Surabhi Rathod
If I have to say what were some of the best days in my life, it would be the 28 days that I spent at Govardhan Ecovillage recently learning Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga. The place itself is wonderful, and I really enjoyed the company of many other special souls. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. I chose to do the course just to connect with myself and learn more yoga. Though, I dreaded the fact that I would have to practice teaching as well, which I could not see myself doing at all. But the way the teachers led us through the process was so powerful that I was able to find that spark of confidence within myself that I was looking for. It was truly life changing, and I am grateful for every part of it. I would definitely love to visit Govardhan Ecovillage again to experience this pure ecstasy.- Narayani Pokhrel
Why is an understanding of the Bhagavad Gita important to the learning of yoga?
Deemed as the most revered and treasured among India’s spiritual texts, the Bhagavad Gita is a series of discussions between Lord Sri Krishna and Arjuna before the battle of Mahabharata. The verses in the book discuss ‘Yoga’ and how it can be incorporated and practiced in our daily lives. As opposed to embracing asceticism that is deemed unnecessary, Sri Krishna discusses how a deep state of meditation through Yoga can help us do all our activities in consonance with the will of the divine and leading us to the most refined states of satisfaction and joy.
How many kinds of yoga are advocated in the Bhagavad Gita?
Bhagavad Gita advocates the teaching and practice of various types of Yoga, viz., Karma Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. This book is a treasure trove for yoga lovers who admire and respect the teachings embedded in its every shloka and find time to practice it daily despite life’s rigorous regime.
What are the basic rules for practicing yoga?
Yoga is the practice of unifying.. Practiced in a series of steps, your daily yoga practice necessitates certain basic rules including:
Accommodation at Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide you with the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst a serene natural environment to heighten your journey to explore inner peace. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, your time here will also educate you on how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in your city life.