Yoga and Meditation at Isalayam
The Isalayam Ashram was established in 1998 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India by His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa. The Ashram is the main centre of Swami Isa’s activities and a Gurukula in which deserving students live, study and practice the path of yoga.
For more than 20 years, the Ashram has been conducting yoga courses and training teachers. Presently, Isalayam Ashram offers 200-hour and 100-hour teacher training courses, research on Yogic Systems, 10-day yoga certificate courses, and Yoga packages. Isalayam is a Registered Yoga School (RYS200) with Yoga Alliance.
It also holds Government of India accreditation for Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (1 year).
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International Certification - Yoga Alliance RYT200
Students wishing to learn and practice the real essence of yoga in the traditional Gurukula system have this special opportunity train directly under His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa. Our courses are specialized in Swami Isa's Life for Total Consciousness method.
The course includes classes on yoga techniques, yogic theory, philosophy, theory of teaching, and practice.
Swami Isa personally guides each learner to understand the practice of yoga in the modern world. His philosophy classes go deeply into the scriptures and bridge them with modern scientific knowledge. Teacher Training emphasizes his Education for Total Consciousness method of teaching, which empowers teachers to realize the fullness of the topic and to get in touch with their students in a meaningful way.
LTC integrates important elements from Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs described by Patanjali). This intensive training to be a yoga teacher includes yoga techniques, yogic theory, philosophy, theory of teaching, and practice. A fully residential course for international students. Yoga Alliance Certified course also includes a written examination (RYT200).
Isalayam is a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance.
The Course is taught in both a Residential format (1 month, 200 hours) and non-Residential (6 months course).
Yoga Teacher Training Certificate - Govt. of India
The one year yoga teacher training certificate offered by the Govt. of India qualifies you to be a yoga teacher anywhere in India including yoga institution,s yoga centres, health clubs, naturopathy hospitals and various schools and colleges.
After completion of this Certificate Programme, the trainee would have:
* Basic knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology
* Understanding of Principles and Philosophy of Yoga
* Good knowledge of preparations and precaustions for yogic practices
* Understanding of concepts of health, hygiene, diet and yogic culture
* Learning of applications of integrated approach of yoga
* Ability to conduct yoga classes and
* Ability to train the learners.
Contact us for more information. Email: isa.viswa(at)yahoo.co.in
Yoga Sadhana Camps
Swami Isa initiates committed seekers into different techniques of sadhana or meditation, depending on their individual temperament and circumstances. 6- and 10-day Camps are offered at different times during the year to introduce or strengthen the seeker's personal sadhana practice under the direct guidance of the master. They are precious opportunities to develop the privileged relationship between Guru and disciple.
Committed sadhaks who are looking for guidance and a place to practice, may come to Isalayam for extended stays. Prior interview is necessary before any commitment is made on the part of the Ashram.
Apart from these, Isalayam Ashram and our LTC teachers offer classes in Basic Yoga Asanas and physical movement, for students wishing for simply physical relaxation and de-stressing.
Mahashivaratri Yoga Sadhana Camps:
This Yoga Sadhana Camp is offered for 10 days during the Mahashivaratri festival, the auspicious new moon in which Lord Siva (embodiment of auspiciousness, purity and Total Consciousness) is worshipped by devotees throughout India.
There will be personalised instructions, opportunities to ask questions--and time devoted to your practice in the peaceful setting of the Ashram, away from all other concerns.
- Celebration of Mahashivaratri
- One-on-one initiation into yoga sadhana with Swami Isa
- Satsangs with Swami Isa
- Group classes on yogic philosophy and science
- Meditation, Sadhana, Bhajans
- Agni Hotra and Puja
Contact us for an application for more information. Email: isa.viswa(at)yahoo.co.in
Our teachers regularly teach free yoga classes in slum areas of Thiruvananthapuram to benefit the residents with a healthy lifestyle and daily habits.
Yoga class in Rajaji Nagar Slum, Thiruvananthapuram
Life for Total Consciousness: LTC Yoga
“Life for Total Consciousness” is a yoga-meditation sequence developed by Swami Isa that can be practiced by any and every person. LTC unifies several important yogic practices into a simple daily practice. It finely tunes the practitioner's body, mind, intellect, ego and ignorance so that meditation is an enjoyable process, rather than a strain.
Starting from the body level, the LTC practitioner begins a journey of 10 precisely tuned steps leading him/her to subtle experiences of the inner world. Finally one attains the experience of peace, joy of life, a feeling of happiness, health and harmony, and greater love towards oneself and others.
The sequence contains simple, refreshing body movements, powerful mantras and mudras, pranayama, chanting, visualisations and also laughing yoga.
Why learn LTC?
Everyone wants happiness, and freedom from stress, strain, pain and sorrow. Happiness, or Total Consciousness, is our innate nature, but unfortunately most of the time we cannot experience it.
Yoga means “union with Total Consciousness” or “union with the Divine”. Life for Total Consciousness (LTC) is a yogic lifestyle conceived by His Holiness Swami Isa for the modern world.
LTC is universal—it can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical limitation, age, location or belief. It is designed to respect and work with the entire human system, whoever you are. We learn to be independent in our self-care, as we gain the tools to keep ourselves in balance.
LTC is a way to gain awareness and purify all parts of our system. Then only the parts become a well-tuned vehicle to drive us to our destiny—total bliss, total light, and total Consciousness.
Learn to live a Life for Total Consciousness!
Benefits of LTC
- Spiritual growth
- Happiness and joy
- Improves overall health as well as improves the heart, brain, lung, skin, and certain psychological disorders*
- Less stress and tension
- Mindfulness in daily life
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Increased concentration, intellectual clarity
- Deepen your insight into your energy body
- Learn about universal truths, Energy and Consciousness
- Learn basic Sanskrit mantras
- Increase your positive energy and spread happiness and positive energy to others
* These benefits are being studied by the Global Energy Parliament LTC Research Centre
“Teaching LTC is really the tool to changing myself and having a positive impact on others. It is a self transformation process. LTC is like the alchemist who slowly changes metal into gold.” – Clara, France
“I am so grateful for this scientific way which touches both the brain and the heart.” Marcus, Germany
“I cannot imagine life without LTC. Now I have so much awareness of who I am, what I’m made of, what I need to work on, what my ultimate goal is, and most importantly, how to get there. What an amazing gift!” - Mira, USA
“I have practiced many systems of yoga, but this is a jewel.” - Sybille, France
“It slowly changes you and how you see the world and yourself. It gives immense happiness.” - Arun, India
“Before practicing LTC, I did other spiritual practices almost every day, but I still got stressful feelings sometimes. LTC helps me to stay in balance, to stay clear.” - Susanne, Germany
Group of LTC Yoga Teachers
Isalayam Ashram is a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance and students who successfully pass its 200-hour yoga teacher training course receive an RYT 200 certificate.
See the Video
Asking our questions directly to the Master is a precious opportunity. Hear His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa's answer about what real yoga is, and whether it's the only path to self-realization:
Thought of the Week
“Peace is not created by putting an end to change, but by keeping both positive and negative changes in a balanced state.”