The ISHTA Bridge Program is available both for those who already completed a 200 Hour YTT but would like to immerse in the ISHTA teachings, or for persons that are interested in just the immersion, without aiming to learn the practicalities of teaching. If you are an 200 Hour Yoga Alliance RYT, you will be available to take the 300 h ISHTA program (for a total of 500 h) after the completion of the bridge program. Please note that the program is also available in digital format, allowing for participation through listening to pre-recorded audio.
Content of the program
As a Bridge-student, you will study a 30-hour series of lectures, constituting the fundamental pillars of ISHTA philosophy, chosen areas among the ones included in the ISHTA 200 Hour training. Areas of study include:
- Introduction to ISHTA
- ISHTA Tantric Philosophy Overview
- Energetic and Subtle Body Anatomy, Chakras, Nadis and Kriyas
- ISHTA Pranayama and Meditation: A how-to of these essential Tantric tools
- Health Benefits of Meditation
- The ISHTA approach to asana alignment and sequencing
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Serious students may attend to deepen their own practice; teachers may join to incorporate ISHTA knowledge into their teaching, or as a prerequisite to the ISHTA 300-hour advanced teacher training program.
Please note that all lectures and teaching material will be in English.
What is ISHTA
ISHTA means “that which resonates with the individual spirit” and is also an acronym for the “Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda”.
ISHTA yoga aims to give each student an understanding of how to incorporate aspects from various yoga styles and practices in a way that best suits their individual paths and needs.
The ISHTA yoga practice
The physical asana practice has roots from Iyengar yoga in terms of alignment, flow with breath like the more Ashtanga/Vinyasa styles, kriyas (visualization) from the tantra tradition, meditation and breathing exercises. The practice also stems from Ayurveda; that yoga should be about self balancing, inquiry and investigation rather than feeding what an unbalanced mind usually dictates. We focus on bringing ourselves more towards a state of equilibrium; Sattva. Only in that state will be be able to really feel who we are and what we need.
Our beloved teacher trainers has got extensive experience from many styles of yoga. This means that the ISHTA yoga teacher training program attracts some of the best in their field in the world today. On each module there is a Yogiraj (Yoga Master) as the head teacher overseeing the theory and practice as well as performing all the lectures and then also you will meet our senior teachers and some of our junior teachers.
All of the teachers in this training has been certified to teach ISHTA by the founder of ISHTA; Kavi Yogiraj/ Yoga Master Alan Finger, who is one of todays leading masters in Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda and together with some of Indias most prominent masters, he and his father built the ISHTA yoga system.
Raja Yoga Lund, Paradisgatan 1, Lund.
Alan Finger, Sarah Finger and assistants
7500:-, with a 3000:- discount later on if you sign up for a 300 Hour ISHTA training with Raja Yoga Lund or any other place that offers this training. All prices include Swedish VAT. Payment options of monthly payments of the remaining amount for 3, 6 or 12 months are available after approved credit check.
Time & Dates:
The Bridge-lessons will take place during Module 1 and 2 of the 200 Hour training this fall. If unable to attend, attendance may be done through listening to pre-recorded lectures.
MODULE 1: October 29 – November 2, 2018
Lectures occuring at times between (n.b not full time) Monday – Friday 7.30 AM to 5.00PM
MODULE 2: November 28- December 2, 2018
Lectures occurring at times between (n.b not full time) Wednesday – Saturday 7.30AM to 5.00PM, Sunday 7.30AM to 4.00PM
Fill out the form below to sign up to the training, and we’ll get back to you with specifics of the schedule shortly.