Are you a parent with a teenager or young adult who practices yoga? Are you between the ages of 16 – 21 and have been thinking about teaching yoga? Well you are in luck because now there is a school that focuses on supporting teenagers and teaches them how to become a yoga teacher via their Youth Yoga Teacher Training program.
Well-known and experienced Yoga gurus, Chitra Sukhu and Leela Mata now offer a completely residential yoga certification course to the young yoga aspirants aged from 16 to 21 years. Scheduled to be organized on July 13-17, 2012 at Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram in Pennsylvania, the Youth Yoga Teachers Training Course (YYTTC) is the first ever of its kinds. It is certainly not like just any other program that would help you gain certification and training in Yoga. In addition to offering you the best training as a yoga teacher, this enriching and life awakening experience will help you navigate life’s steep slopes with a new confidence and inspiration.
By means of the YYTTC, Chitra Sukhu offers a comprehensive residential program that harnesses the power of yoga and meditation to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful existence. The course has been designed and planned in a way so as to provide you with an inspiring insight into handling life’s anxious moments and the nature of the human condition. It aims not only at imparting knowledge and skills through instructors but also at garnering your awareness by using the technique of mindfulness.
By the end of the two weeks, you will learn how to use the simple act of mindfulness to encourage yourself to search within the answers to life’s lessons. The course offers an intensive yoga orientation spanning asanas, meditation, yoga lifestyles, diets, philosophy, chanting and Ayurveda, encouraging and equipping the aspirant with skills to tap into deep inner peace while gaining self confidence and stress coping abilities.
An experienced yoga teacher of Indian ancestry, born and raised in Guyana, Chitra Sukhu has been inspired with yogic forms of expression since the age of 3 years. Her theater piece “To My Amazement” was showcased in Winnipeg, Canada combining yoga, dance, poetry and acting to portray the drama of life. She has been instrumental in inspiring people to harness the power of yoga to integrate their physical selves and their consciousness, liberating their capacity for love, peace and compassion. She has encouraged people to holistically understand their hearts, minds and souls as a unified entity, through the medium of yoga, dance and music while inspiring them to drop their superficial identities to enjoy being what they really are.
The heart, body and mind course presented by the YYTTC is a two-week, full day intensive guidance program for yoga aspirants to acquire yoga teaching skills as well as knowledgeable insight into higher thinking for self enrichment. This two-week course offers a relaxing and rejuvenating schedule beginning at 5:30 am until 7:30 pm in the evening replete with meditation, nada yoga, lectures and carefully designed diet to cleanse the mind and body while imparting instruction on yogic techniques.