Anyone can practice.

Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who doesn't have stregth can practice.

Except lazy people: lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga


K. Pattabhi Jois



The fundamental program of Yoga Darshana International University is to lead Yoga practice back to its origins. From the Devanagari alphabet to the Rig Veda, from the early Rishis to the more recent mystics, we are devoted to this India. we are devoted to the great culture of India.



I. Module Philosophy and History


Through theoretical lessons followed by active discussion, the course describes the philosophical aspects of yoga preceded by a historical introduction. The course examines in detail the metaphysics of Darshana Sankhya and its connection with Darshana Yoga, the concepts of Prakriti, Guna, Tattva and Purusha (Atman, Brahman) are addressed. The eight members of Yoga are treated and experienced. The course analyzes in class, the texts of traditional scripts such as the Rg Veda; Yoga Sutra of Patanjali; Bhagavad Gita; Taittiriya, Chandogya and Isha Upanishad; Geranda Samita; Vishuddi Magga.

Learning objectives

1. Students will have and understanding of the history and cultural context in which the practice of Yoga is born and develops.

2. This will also lead to the identification of various types of Yoga.

3. Through the philosophical study of theoretical aspects, students will have and understanding

of the experiential goals of Yoga; students will experience how the philosophical journey is not just theory as it supports and guides the experiential one.

II. Energy Physiology Module


Through the theoretical explanation of the concepts of Prana, (Chi and Ki) and of vital energy, we follow what is the pranic path from the respiratory tract to the functioning of the Srota along the Nadi. The energy meridians are observed through the following texts: Hathaogapradipika, Charaka Samitha, Sri Tattva Chintamani, Huang Ti Nei Ching Su Wen (Yellow Emperor's Internal Medicine Classic). The description follows the experiential practice.

Learning objectives

Students will have an understanding of the dynamics of bioenergy
Through theoretical and experiential study, students will apply the concept of vital energy to both panayama and asanas and to the practice of meditation by relating it to the highest philosophical concepts that will be the objective of future experience.

III. Practice module of Yoga techniques


Through the practice of all the technical aspects of Yoga (asana, of pranayama, bandha, vipassana, dharana) supported by the knowledge of the anatomical keys and of western and eastern physiology indicated, we follow the path of formation and education of individual structures.

Learning objectives

Students acquire a casual ability to apply the techniques
Acquisition of the understanding of the laws inside the asanas and other techniques
Ability to structure the lesson
Ability to identify traits of students
Acquisition of the teaching method

IV. Meditation Module


Through the previously introduced philosophical path different states of mind are differentiated. The passage from the mind is enunciated and applied in Prakriti move, according to the law of the Gunas, from the Vritti to the mind 'Yukta', ie in the state of Yoga. The texts that give the guidelines of the path are the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Vishuddi Magga of Buddagosha

Learning objectives

The meditative state pursued is twofold: that of Samadhi (through the techniques proper to Raja Yoga, beyond Prayahara) and the Vipassana state.

Through the study of Raja Yoga (Patanjali's Yoga Sutra), students will identify the condition of the 'vryptic' mind in Prakriti. By applying appropriate meditative media, students will progressively approach the experience of the Samadhi states.

Through the study of Buddhist meditation, by applying suitable meditative supports, students will have experience of Vipassana meditation.

The 250h program is our start, where the issues listed below are dealt with for the first time sufficiently at the 'instructor' level. The 500h program is the deepening and widening of these theoretical and practical issues at a higher level and allows access to the 500h 'teacher' level. Other is the 'career trainer' program that follows the first two steps and has subjects and practices (see below 'PROGRAM TRAINER TRAINER')


PROGRAM IN DETAIL diploma 250h (instructor level):

I - Philosophy

Dashana Sankya and Dashana Yoga

II - Classical bibliography

Hints to the Rig Veda.

Yoga Sutra by Patanjali I commentary by Swami prabhavananada, Christopher Isharwoodi

Bhagavad Gita I Aurobindo's commentary

III - Yoga and Yoga

Hatha Yoga Hatha Sivananda, in theoretical and practical detail; Yoga Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga

IV - Religions

Brahmanism; Buddhism

V - Physiology

Structures and functions influenced by Yoga techniques. Systems: Skeletal, Muscular, Respiratory, Circulatory, Endocrine, Lymphatic, Digestive, Nervous, Homeostasis

Energy Physiology: Prana, Nadi and Chakra, Energ Meridians

 ethics, Elements of Ayurveda, Muscles tests, Tendon-muscle meridians

VI - Techniques Analysis of the psycho-physical effects of each technique / benefits and contraindications; Shat Karma: dhauti, basti, neti, nauli, tratakam. kapalabhati.nadi shuddi; Asanas: the asanas listed according to their function: educational postures (effects related to the nervous system, technical-anatomical features, repercussions on organs, structures and physical functions .. Asana sequences, relaxing postures (anatomical features, effects on the nervous system) Meditative postures (anatomical features, repercussions on the nervous system) Pranayama: the 5 vital arias, puraka, kumbaka, rechaka, anuloma viloma, samavritti, ujjayi, sitali Mantra: function, technique, potential of mantric practice, Pratyahara, Dharana; Dhyana, Samadhi.Samata, Vipassana: The two complementary aspects of the meditative practice IElementi di Sanskrit IVII - Hygienic norms, Nutrition, Code of ethics and ethics, How and to manage a yoga center

PROGRAM IN DETAIL diploma 500h (teacher level):

I - Philosophy six Dharshana: historical introduction: from the Vedas to the domination of Islam, Mimansa, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, Sankya,

YogaII - Bibliography classes Caveda; Upanishad Shiva Samitha; Geranda Samitha; Sri Tattva Chintamani; Yoga Kundalini Upanishad;

Hatha Pradipika.Patanjali II commentary by Taimni and A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Bhagavad Gita II commentary Paramahansa

YoganandaIII - TechniquesHatha II, Iyengar II, Vinyasa II, Ashtanga II. Analysis of the psycho-physical effects of each single technique; Shat Karma II: nauli, tratakam. Kapalabhati, Bastrika; Asana: energy analysis with respect to meridians and IIMudra chakras: shambavi, nabho, kechari, maha, viparita varani, khaki, yoni, asvini, jnana, Bhanda; mula, uddhiyana, jalandara, maha, gang traya; Pranayama: the 5 vital arias; puraka, kumbaka, rechaka; anuloma viloma.viloma, samavritti, surya; bheda, ujjayi, sitali, bastrika, bhramari, murcha, kewali; Mantra: function, technique, potential of mantric practice; Pratyahara; Dharana; Dhyana; Samadhi; Samata; Vipassana; Samatha and Vipassana: two complementary aspects of the meditative practice IIYoga for the period of pregnancy, Yoga for children, Yoga for the elderly.Yoga at school: elements of yoga awareness usable by teachers and students in curriculum time; Elements of Sanskrit IIIV - Lo Yoga and the YogaRaja Yoga (Raja in the theoretical and practical detail); Bakti; Karma; Jnana; Ashtanga (ashtanga in theoretical and practical detail); Kundalini (kundalini in theoretical and practical detail); Tantra; Kriya; Puma; The Great Masters (from Patanjali to Krisnamurti) The Seven Visnuite and Shivaite Nirguna Marga

PROGRAM IN DETAIL diploma 760h (trainer career):

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGICALSafety of the states of consciousness induced by the practices yogaImaging cerebralFrequences EEGThe state of tranceNeurologyPSICOLOGIAPsychology clinical elementsHypnosisMindfulnessMeditation and Prayer effects salutotropicsPedagogy YogaDidacticsSTORIASoria of the Indian subcontinent: ethnicities , languages.History of IndiaApple of India and India's Economy ANTHROPOLOGYRethodology of research: knowledge of the research tools needed both for the teacher's continuous training and for the correct management of the relationship with the students; ability to sort, sort and increase the general and specific knowledge related to the field of competence.LEGISLATION: general and specific about the sector of competence.FILOSOFIAIshvarapranidhana, practiceBhakti, practiceThe Vedic ritualSiddhiRelation of Yoga with the main Religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism , Hinduism, Influence of Islam on Indian spirituality. Sufism and KabirEsicasmoMisticismTeologyS Sanskrit Elements III PRACTICE- Pranayama - Kumbaka -Asana- Dyana - Samadhi - Moksha- Vedic Mantra (study by Rig Veda) ANALYTIC TEXTS- Rg Veda - Upanishad- Vishuddi Magga -Sutra of the Lotus