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100 Hours Yoga Philosophy Course

Establish a strong foundation in Philosophy yoga teaching and practice.

Course Introduction

Shree Hari Yoga School tries to protect what is lost in many schools who see yoga as mere exercise. We are a small traditional school with a big message. We see our students & teachers as a divine family who live and breathe yoga and wants to pass it on.

We offer you different styles in different locations of 100-hour yoga teacher training courses, which are designed for those who are beginners or practice a particular style, or for those who want to gain knowledge in a short time and explore and develop their yoga practice and knowledge.

Who Can Join?

We welcome anyone with a sincere desire to learn and grow through the practice of yoga.

This training is an opportunity for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, cultivating greater health and happiness, and making new friends.

If you plan to teach yoga professionally, seek to deepen your personal practice, or even just want to learn more about yoga’s philosophy and history, this course will exceed your expectations.

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What is Yoga Philosophy?

The main philosophy of yoga is the amalgamation of the mind, body, and spirit. These are one. You will read about different philosophies, that help you to explore the deeper dimensions of the self.  The 100 Hour Yoga Philosophy course is for all those, who want to develop a better understanding of the background of yoga. If you are a spiritual student, then it is very important for you to imbibe the basic principles of yoga practice. You will learn many Sanskrit terms as a part of the yoga course. The course at Shree Hari Yoga School will help you to grasp the key concepts that make the realm of yoga. As a part of this comprehensive course, you will also learn about various asanas, Pranayama, meditation, and Yoga Nidra as well. Once you understand the philosophy, you will be able to get over all sorts of grief and also get respite from the cycle of rebirths.

What Will You Learn In Yoga Philosophy?

As a part of the Yoga Philosophy course, you will learn about the principles to be followed for a happy life. With the correct knowledge of yoga philosophy, you will be able to create mental, physical, and emotional harmony. There are various traditions, and the yoga practitioner can choose one that suits him or her. The ultimate goal for the same is one. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras form one of the bases for livelihood and holistic yoga practice. You can study about the eight limbs in detail, as a part of the 100 Hour Yoga Philosophy course. You will also get to learn about the sacred texts from Bhagvad Gita.

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About The Yoga Philosophy Course

The 100 Hour Yoga Philosophy Course in India is a comprehensive course, which covers various asanas, meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra techniques. You will also touch down upon mantras, diet, and lifestyle. You will learn about Yama and Niyama in an intrinsic way, so that you apply the teachings to your life. Some of the Vedic texts and Yoga scripts, that you can study as a part of the course are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You will be able to connect to the purpose of life, through the course. You will also learn about balance in life, in general.

Classical Yoga

You will study about the Vedanta and Samkhya schools, to understand where Yoga philosophy stands. It will impact your understanding of theory and practice. In this segment, you will be exploring Early Classical Yoga. You can trace the origins of modern yoga, to its roots, only when you study about the various influences. You will also get to learn in the process, how modern proponents of yoga, have reshaped the classical form, so that modern practitioners can make it a part of their lives.

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Yoga According to Upanishads and Mahabharata

You may already know that yoga is 5,000 years old. However, there is no exact date. However, some of the earliest works that mention about yoga are the Upanishads and Mahabharata. Upanishads are often called as the exact source of yoga teachings. After you read about the same, you move onto the teachings mentioned in the Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata, you will discover about the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. You will learn about Krishna’s teachings, as a part of the course. Krishna’s teachings are intertwined with Yogic concepts.

Yoga According To The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Yogi Swatmarama had penned down Hatha Yoga Pradipika sometime in the 1300s. The title of the text book suggests ‘light on Ha and Tha practices.’ Ha stands for the sun and Tha stands for the moon here. It is regarded as a tantric practice, that brings about the union of two forces. Tha Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one of the most detailed manuals on the correct practices of Hatha Yoga. All the texts mentioned herein leads to self-realization.

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Four Stages of Life

According to philosophical texts, there are four stages in a person’s life. They are student, householder, forest dweller, and renunciate.

The student phase is better described as Brahmacharya stage, which depicts chastity. The householder stage is better described as Grihastha, where one performs all his worldly duties. In the next stage, the man heads to the forests, for solitude and meditation. It is the stage, when one deepens one’s own dharma. Finally, the renunciate phase arrives, which is called as Sannyasa.

Pancha Koshas – The Five Bodies

There are five layers surrounding a human being. They start from the most external one, called Annamaya. It is the physical body. It is also called the food sheath. Then comes the Pranamaya, which is the life energy sheath. It drives the stagnant energy, from one part of the body to another. So, that the incumbent experiences vitality. After this external layer, comes the Manomaya, which deals with the mind. It represents your emotions. The Vijnanamaya comes next and represents the astral body. This layer facilitates detachment. The deepest layer is called Anandamaya. You will study about all the different layers of the body, in great detail.

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7 Stages Of Awareness

According to Vedic and Sanatan Philosophy, a yogi goes through seven stages. The first four stages are centred around one’s liberation from the results of his thoughts. And in the last three stages, the yogi experiences liberation from the thoughts themselves. You will study about the seven stages of awareness as a part of Yoga Philosophy.

Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga

You will find a mention of the 8 limbs of yoga in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The same acts as a guide for life. The 8 limbs are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. You will learn about this Ashtanga Yoga system, as a part of the philosophy classes.

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4 Paths of Yoga

Every individual is different from the other, so they have the choice of following four different pathways. They are-

  • Karma Yoga or the pathway of action
  • Jnana Yoga or the pathway of knowledge
  • Bhakti Yoga, or the pathway of devotion.
  • Raja Yoga or the pathway of discipline

All four pathways lead to the same goal. You will reach the supreme soul, after walking on different pathways. You can receive ‘Ananda’, if you practice this consistently. You will learn how to incorporate different lessons from each path, to reach the ultimate union.

Three Bodies

Within the context of Yoga Philosophy, it is said that each human being has three bodies. They are the physical body, astral body, and the causal body. The first one is the body, which is visible to all. The astral body is the one, which feels the pain and sufferings. The last one is the subtle body, or the seed body. The astral body and the causal body leave the physical body, upon death. The teachers at Shree Hari Yoga School will describe all of this in complete details.

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Tantra Yoga

As a part of the philosophy classes, you will learn about the real meaning of Tantra. It is mainly based around non-duality. By practicing Tantra Yoga, you will understand the emphasis on self-knowledge and internal connections. Asana, Kumbhaka, Mudra, Nada, and Deity embodiment are the five parts of study.

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You will discover that reincarnation is true. The doctrine is common to several religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The doctrine states that the soul enters the life cycle, not as a fresh creation, but an old one. All the impressions of previous births are present in the Chitta, in some form or the other. The experienced teachers at Shree Hari Yoga school will describe the same in complete details.

Yoga Alliance Standard

The 100 Hour Yoga Philosophy course is just ideal for people, who want mastery over their entire existence. If you are a trained yoga teacher, then also you can do this specialized course, to increase your knowledge. The certification will add more depth to your already existing knowledge. You will get the Yoga Alliance accredited certificate of completion after the course completion.


Schedule of 100 Hour Yoga Philosophy Course at Shree Hari Yoga School

You will be starting the classes with a fresh mind early in the morning. The day commences with meditation and Pranayama. You will attend the lectures on Yoga philosophy thereafter, with breaks in between. The teachers will also give lectures on diet and lifestyle, as you proceed through the course.

100 Hours Yoga Philosophy Course Yoga Teacher Training Course Overview

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Our 100 hour yoga teacher training curriculum combines modern teaching techniques with ancient wisdom. You will receive a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of yoga and the yogic lifestyle. Beginning with history and philosophy, you will build the foundation of understanding the concept, nature, and intention of yoga. By exploring the ancient texts and lessons of the early eras of yoga, you will gain knowledge that will make you an educated and proficient yoga instructor.

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 Daily Schedule, Accommodations, & Food

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In this immersive 12-day yoga training experience, you will be living in a peaceful community environment while developing friendships with your fellow trainees. You will engage in a regular daily routine that includes meditation, asana practice sessions, theory classes, practice teaching, self-study, and plenty of free time to enjoy the natural surroundings. Your fee includes accommodation and meals. You will sleep in a clean, comfortable, and safe room and enjoy three fresh healthy vegetarian meals each day prepared by our kitchen staff.

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— What You Take Home

What You will Gain from this Training


100 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (YACEP) Hours

Upon graduation from this course, you will be eligible to add 100 hours of YACEP to your Yoga Alliance registration.

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Our courses are offered in four carefully selected locations in India. We schedule each of our start dates in alignment with the best weather in each place. From April to September we operate our training in Dharamshala and Rishikesh; from October to March we are located in Gokarna and Goa.


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A holy city on the Ganges recognized as the birthplace of yoga

100 Hours Yoga Philosophy Course Course Dates & Fees

A 100 Hour Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Teacher Training in India is an astounding opportunity to immerse yourself into the culture and authentic history of yoga. Become a certified yoga instructor or enhance your personal yoga practice with a unique course of yoga philosophy, methodology, and lifestyle. Choose from a variety of dates that suit your schedule. We also provide several payment options and discounts to help you invest in this incredible journey of self growth.

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