Ayurveda & Yoga Studies

VISION

ITM aims to preserve the authentic lineages of the world’s many traditional medical and spiritual systems. Over the years, we have had many requests for teachings and guidance in the deeper aspects of Yoga and Yogic Philosophy.
After years of research, development and collaboration, we have developed a certificate program to meet these needs and interests, and to support students through the various stages along the yogic path.
The overall program and each module aims to preserve the authentic disciplines of yoga, including yogic philosophy, healing, meditation, psychology, ethics, breath, sound, and outer and inner practice. It assists in placing Hatha Yoga & Asana Practice into their appropriate contexts. This program places great emphasis on the inner transformations that are at the heart of Yoga.

Become one of the first in Canada to receive this in-depth instruction in sacred texts like the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Raja Yoga), Sanskrit, Upanishads, and training in Tantra, Mantra, Mudra, Chanting and Meditation.

This program offers the serious and dedicated student & teacher a unique and authentic experience of this profound Science of Life — Yoga: its philosophies, medicines, and practices.

THE TRADITION OF YOGIC WISDOM

This 8 month program offers authentic instruction in the ancient sources of Yogic wisdom. Originally, Yoga was disseminated from teacher to student as a set of techniques to transform the heart-mind. The teachings offered in this training present the contemporary student with a means to accomplish the non-dual vision of Yoga. It is designed for those who recognize that Hatha (Asana) Yoga is but a component of a vast and comprehensive system. Hatha Yoga is only a beginning.

THEORY & PRACTICE

Students will be presented with orally transmitted teachings based in the ethics, psychology, philosophy and practices of authentic Yoga. This program is both theoretical and practical, focused on the integration of traditional Yogic teachings in our daily lives. The training is ideal for teachers and serious students who aspire to deepen their spiritual practice, through the inner science of Yogic wisdom.

Hatha Yoga is only a beginning. In ancient times hatha Yoga was practiced for many years as a preparation for higher states of consciousness. Now however, the real purpose of this great science is being altogether forgotten. The hatha Yoga practices which were designed by the rishis and sages of old, for the evolution of humankind, are now being understood and utilized in a very limited sense. Often we hear people say, “Oh, I don't practice meditation, I only practice physical Yoga, hatha Yoga.” Now the time has come to correct this view point.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati,
founder of Bihar School of Yoga, Bihar, India