Loknath Yoga Loknath Yoga is a safe and natural way to heal the body, calm the mind and enhance overall well-being. This is the way to discover the presence of the same God within every individual soul in this earth. Whether you are a beginner in Yoga, a senior Yoga practitioner or a Yoga Teacher, practice of the Loknath Yoga Immersion can be a great experience for you to follow the right path of living. Regular practice of Loknath Yoga integrates the five main streams of Yoga: Haṭha, Karma, Bhakti, Jñāna and Rāja Yoga in each Yoga Practitioners through proper guidance and understanding.
The Immersion The Loknath Yoga Immersion experience is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the deeper teachings of the Loknath Yoga method. A Loknath Yoga Immersion provides great opportunities to make breakthroughs in Asana practice, focusing on the original meaning of the Sanskrit word "Asana" – a comfortable static position, which brings awareness of the relationship with the earth and the objective of Asana in Yoga. Practice of ‘Kriyas’ or the cleansing Techniques to detox your body, mind and to the subtle energy centers. Regular chanting of Sanskrit Mantras and the techniques of Meditations brings the knowledge of 'True-Self' (Jiva Atama) and integrates with the greater reality (Param Atama).
The Loknath Yoga Immersion takes the student deeper into the study of the Loknath Yoga and the practice of the disciplines of the Yama and Niyama. The Immersion also provides the better understanding of the - 'Love' (Prem), 'Devotion' (Bhakti), 'Dedication' (Utsarga) 'Surrender' (Saranagati) and 'Sacrifice' (Tyaga). Students also learn about 'Dharma' and 'Karma'.
Course Materials/Books: The material presented is drawn from the one month, 500-hours Loknath Traditional Yoga teacher Training Course, however in a more relaxed way. Books are also available to buy from the Teacher Training Courses.
How Many Days? The Immersion is offered as a weekend course as well as a 5-day course and can be presented as both an overnight residential experience where room and meals are included. It can also be offered as a day-time experience, which starts in the early morning (5.30am or 6.30am) with Yoga Sadhana, breaks for Breakfast and lunch and concludes in the evening (5.30pm or 6.30pm), when students go back home for dinner and sleep and come back the next morning.
Note to the Loknath Traditional Yoga Certified Teachers or those who want to be a Loknath Traditional Yoga Teacher: The 'Time' that spent in an Immersion will be counting as credit hours toward 200 or 500 hours certification in Loknath Yoga.
For a Yoga Teacher, Immersion helps to improve teaching skills through re-invigorating and re-energizing the practice of Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayamas, Mudras, Bandhas, Meditation and Chanting of Mantras. Morning "Sadhana" helps to discover the true nature of all the Yoga practitioners.
Learn how to become a spiritual activist
Deepen your Yoga Practice, the understanding of yoga scripture and how to incorporate the teachings into yoga classes and everyday life
Opportunity to learn to be a more effective communicator on the path of Yoga and to learn to live for others in this world.
Who can attend Loknath Yoga Immersions?
Anybody, who is interested in the Traditional Loknath Yoga method. New students are also welcome.
Anybody, who already practices this method and seeks a residential immersion experience.
Anybody, who might be interested in taking the Traditional Loknath Yoga Teacher Training Course, but would like to experience this Traditional Yogic Method (like a sample-taste) first before committing to the long course TTC.
Alumni from previous Loknath Yoga Teacher Training Courses can also join, who want to experience a reunion with other teachers, wants to practice under our International Loknath Yoga Masters, to enhance teaching skills, to deepen the understanding of yoga scripture.
Yoga teachers from other disciplines and styles, who wish to expand their experiential knowledge of a Traditional method of yoga, which is developed by a Yogi and not a Yoga Teacher.
This Course Includes: 1. What is Yoga? 2. Yoga with eight Limbs (Ashtanga Yoga ) 3. Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4.Subtle Anatomy & Physiology (a) Atma (b) Pancha Koshas, (c) Tri Sharira, (d) Pancha Maha Bhuta, (e) Nadis. (f) Granthis, (g) Chakras, (h) Kundalini, (i) Karma Indriyas (j) jñana Indriyas, (k) Mind & it's four functions: Manas, Chitta, Buddhi and Ahamkara. "Mahamrityunjaya Kriyas" Ancient Kriya Yoga helps a 'Sadhaka' to achieve 'Self Realization'. This includes several acts that have evidently been adapted from the ancient Yoga Shastra, which directs prana or life energy to revolve, upward and downward, around the energy centers from Muladhara to Sahasrara. This includes some secret meditative meditative postures, powerful & rhythmic breathing techniques along with various mudras and bandhas. By constantly observing the breath, in breath and out breath with bija mantra Om at the end part of 'Samyam Meditation', the Sadhaka achieves the formless state and then experiences divine light, which ultimately leads him towards liberation.
The Practical training Includes the followings: 1. Chanting of Mantras 2. Agnihotra - Vedic yajña (ritual or sacrifice) and The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Havan (fire ceremony) 108 times 3. Kriyas (Sat Karma) 4. Practice of Basic Asana & Pranayama 5. Practice of Mudras, Bandhas 6. Concentration or Dharana Practice 7. Meditation or Dhyana Practice 8. Practice of advanced Kriya Yoga & 'Samyam' 9. Yogic Lyfe Style (diet, sleep, breathing etc.)
*Discover a special time before Sun rise (Brahmamuhurta), when the Sattvik nature comes out predominantly in the atmosphere and within you. Use your ENERGY to know your Hidden Power through Regular Yoga Sadhana (practice) during this special time.
Agnihotra - Vedic Yajña (ritual or sacrifice) The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Havan (fire ceremony) 108 times
Important Note: It is very important to follow vegetarian diet, avoid sex, smoking, drinking alcohol etc. and follow simple disciplines of Yoga during this intensive course to ensure the maximum benefits of this training.
Why Self Realization! Yoga originated in India. It is not religious practice; it is a complete Life Style System that was practiced by all the people of ancient India and the people from different parts of the world regardless of age, sex and religion. The term "Yoga" has been spreading wrongly by the practice of Asana (posture) and Pranayama (Yogic breathing exercises) only. Nevertheless, when someone says "yoga", it means the entire Yogic System and many different things including physical movement, breathing, mental focus, spiritual development involves in it.
Each person's yoga practice is very personal. The goal of yoga is not to be able to put your foot behind your head on your shoulder or to balance your entire body on your hand. Moreover, the entire Yogic system encourages in getting control over the restless mind (‘Yogah Chitta Vritti Nirodhah’) and then realizes SELF (Individual Soul). On the way of continuous practice, discover the divine presence of God (universal Soul) everywhere within us and then connect with him.
The Practitioner of Traditional Yoga comes to know about his real identity, which is neither his body, nor the mind. It is his ‘Soul’. The bodies (The Physical, the Astral and the Causal bodies) enveloping the Self or Soul are ephemeral and have a beginning and an end. Therefore, death is certain for the born and birth for the dead.
This individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned by fire nor dried by wind and even weapons do not cleave this soul. He is everlasting; present everywhere, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.
Loknath Yoga is a traditional way of Yoga practices to achieve the maximum benefit of this Indian ancient system. It is based on "Ashtanga Yoga" (eight limbs) according to the first written description that was found in ‘yoga sutra,’ attributed to the great Rishi (saint) Patangali and together with the concept of "Vedantic Sadhana" (four limbs).
It was practiced & developed by the Great Yogi Sri Loknath Brahmachari (1730 to 1890). He spent about 100 years in learning and practicing all the stages of Yoga Sadhana and achieved the highest level, a human body can achieve.
Later, this valuable Traditional Yogic system (Loknath Yoga) is developed under spiritual guidance of Mahayogi Sri Thakur Janakinnath Brahmachari, following the spiritual ideology of Sri Loknath Brahmachari at Loknath Institute of Yoga India, which is under Sri Sri Baba Janakinath Seva Trust and Loknath Brahmachari Mahamondal Ashram, Muragacha, PO-Jugberia, 24 Pgs. North, West Bengal, India.
“Loknath Yogic System” emphasizes proper Yogic breathing (Pranayama), a gentle approach of Yoga postures (Asana) with its true meaning, Mudras (Hsatha,Kaya, Mana, Adhara etc.), Bandhas (Lock), Kriyas (Shat Karma) with concentration and meditation techniques and Yogic diet to follow in practical life.
REGULAR DIARY OR DINACHARYA: (This is according to those countries where sun rises at 6 or 6.30am. The course generally starts 1 hour before sun rise)
05:00 hrs: Prayer – Chanting of mantras 05:45 hrs: Meditation 06:15 hrs: Chanting of Mantras 06:30 hrs: Kriyas 06:45 hrs: Sun Salutation 07:00 hrs: Asana Class 08:15 hrs: Puja and GuruGita Chant 08:30 hrs: Break Fast 09:30 hrs: Theory Class from one of these Scriptures: Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita etc. 11:30 hrs: Practice of Asana - Movements, Muscle work & Breathing 13:30 hrs: Lunch 15:30 hrs: Theory of Subtle Anatomy relation with the Physical Body 17:00 hrs: Pranayama, Sahaja Pranayama 18:30 hrs: Chanting Mantra, Meditation, Puja Fire ceremony 19:30 hrs: Dinner 21:00 hrs: Chanting Mantra & Kirtan – 21:50 hrs: Meditate for 5 minute on bed and sleep